The 3 Things You Need from a MIL-STD-1553 Products Supplier

Posted in: MIL-STD-1553

A lot of companies sell MIL-STD-1553 products, but the list gets a lot shorter if you want a supplier who knows these products, a MIL-STD-1553 expert.

The list gets shorter still if you need a company that offers a wide selection of MIL-STD-1553 products, from data bus couplers to connectors to bulk cable.

The list gets truly exclusive, then, if you want a supplier that keeps the products you need in-stock and can mail them to you the same day you order them.

If these are three of your main requirements, MilesTek can be your go-to supplier. For over 30 years we have designed and manufactured products that address military avionics, aerospace, industrial and government project requirements. Our wide selection of MIL-STD-1553 products numbers into the thousands. And we keep the products you need on hand, with same-day shipping on in-stock orders placed before 6 p.m. CT.

A good way to start shopping for MilesTek MIL-STD-1553 products is to click on the links to our main product lines below.

MIL-STD-1553 Adapters

MilesTek TRB adapters allow you to couple two cable assemblies, convert a male connection into a female or vice versa, and send one input to two outputs or two inputs to one output. The TRB bayonet design withstands severe shocks and vibrations.

MIL-STD-1553 Bulk Cable

MilesTek stocks both PVC (30-02001) and PFA (TeflonĀ®) (M17/176-00002) jacketed twinax cable for lab and high-temperature applications, respectively. Bulk-spool reels and cut-to-length quantities are available for same-day shipment. All bulk cable is sold by the foot, with no cutting charge.

MIL-STD-1553 Bus and Scope Test Cables

These standard test cable assemblies are designed for implementation in laboratories and testing facilities. MilesTek also handles custom lengths for each assembly leg upon request.

MIL-STD-1553 Bus and Stub Cable Assemblies

MilesTek manufactures a complete range of MIL-STD-1553 cable assemblies for data bus applications. We engineer and build them with standard or high-temperature twinaxial cable, plugs that are standard or right-angle and solder/clamp or full-crimp, and with or without bend relief. Check out our shopping primer for data bus cable assemblies.

MIL-STD-1553 Relay Devices

Eliminate the task of manually switching cables using MilesTek relay devices. They function as on-off switches to connect and disconnect individual remote terminals or entire bus segments to/from a bus network. Relay devices reduce long-term wear and tear on data bus couplers and cables.

MIL-STD-1553 RFI Dust Caps

RFI dust caps protect open-stub and bus jacks from dust, corrosion, and RF interference. They are particularly useful in laboratory and long-term storage environments.

MIL-STD-1553 Terminators

Bus terminators (78 ohms) are used at the end of each bus. Stub terminators (1000 to 3000 ohms) are used to simulate a future load from an unspecified device. Alternate terminators are available for laboratory use.

MIL-STD-1553 Tools and Hardware

This section contains center contact crimp tools, center contact positioners, bushing and shield crimp tool handles, die sets and M17/176-00002 cable splicing equipment. All are sold separately.

MIL-STD-1553 Data Bus Couplers

MilesTek carries the most complete line of data bus couplers for MIL-STD 1553 applications, including box-style and in-line.

November 30, 2022