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Swift PCIe NTDS Type ABCH 120-Pin HDC

A high-performance NTDS interface for PCI Express

The PCIe NTDS Parallel board connects computers with PCI Express (PCIe) slots to military computers and peripherals with MIL-STD-1397C Type A, B, C or H interfaces. The board is compatible with x1, x2, x4, x8 or x16 PCIe slots, allowing it to be used in the widest range of servers and workstations. NTDS cable connections are backward compatible with IXI Technology’s PCI board, allowing an easy upgrade to the PCIe version without the need to change cabling.

IXI Technology’s NTDS ABCH PCIe board is easy to program and offers a variety of input and output modes to support any NTDS protocol. Hardware-independent input and output channels allow the NTDS ABCH PCIe board to perform simultaneous input and output (full duplex) operations. NTDS type is software-selectable allowing quick reconfiguration without the use of hardware jumpers or switch settings.

Boards can be used for passive tap applications as well as normal NTDS I/O. An on-board time stamp generator tags individual input words with 125 ns resolution. Time stamping is software-selectable and can be used with active or passive communications. All boards in the family are software compatible making it easy to mix parallel and serial NTDS boards in the same system as well as allowing transparent migration of applications between PCIe, PCI, PMC, cPCI, and PC/4. Device driver software is available for the most commonly-used operating systems.

For maintenance and reliability, PCIe NTDS Parallel boards are short-circuit protected outputs to prevent failures due to improper cabling or NTDS type mismatch. An internal loop-back path allows the NTDS ABCH PCIe to be tested without disconnecting cables. The NTDS ABCH PCIe board can be updated in the field by reprogramming its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) logic to add features or compensate for non-compliant interfaces. Using FPGA technology reduces component obsolescence, enabling the Swift to be deployed and supported for years to come.

General Product Features

Input Mode Features

•Separate or combined data and command word buffers
•Input command words, stop on data word
•Input data words, stop on command word
•Passive tap mode

Output Mode Features

•Concurrent data and command buffer operation

Time-out Mode Features

•Time-out values in 10μs or 1ms increments
•Time-out between words and/or total transfer times
•Start time-out at beginning of operation or upon transfer of the first word

NTDS Connector Compatibility

•Connector compatible with Parallel NTDS board

Software Drivers Available*

•Choice of driver included with board purchase: Windows®,
VxWorks®, Solaris™, Linux®, LynxOS®, HP-UX
Contact factory for new OS support


•Adapter Modules
•Cable Interface Modules (CIM)
•Cable Assemblies
•Tap Accessories

Technical Specs

NTDS Interface

MIL-STD-1397C Parallel Types A, B, C or H

PCIe Bus Interface

PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a

Input Buffer

64K x 32-bit FIFO

NTDS I/O Connectors

IXI Technology 120 pin HDC

Form Factor

Standard Height or Low Profile


Less than or equal to 4.5 oz.

Power Consumption

Average power consumption: 4.956W

Average +3.3V current draw: 0.92A

Average +12V current draw: 0.16A


Operating: 0°C to +55°C Storage: -41°C to +71°C


MIL-STD-810F, method 516.4, procedure VI (bench handling)


Random: 20-200Hz/0.01 g²/Hz Sine Peak: 5-28Hz/1g

Relative Humidity

0% to 95% (non-condensing)


Operating: 10,000 ft.

Storage: 40,000 ft.


>150,000 hours calculated per MIL-HDBK-217F @ 30 degrees C, ground benign

Type Title
Data Sheet Download
Cable Model Number Configuration Download
HDC Configuration Download

Model Numbers

SE‐02108‐01 Swift PCIe, NTDS Type ABCH, 120‐Pin HDC, Standard Profile Faceplate
SE‐02108‐02 Swift PCIe, NTDS Type ABCH, 120‐Pin HDC, Low Profile Faceplate
SE‐02108‐07‐LC Swift PCIe, NTDS Type ABCH, 120‐Pin HDC, Long Cable Drive (see note 3)
CA‐P0303‐HDC‐XXX Cable, PVC, 120‐Pin HDC, Straight to Straight Connector, XXX = length (see note 4)
CA‐P0303‐HDC‐XXX‐X Crossover Cable, PVC, 120‐Pin HDC, Straight to Straight Connector, XXX = length (see note 4)
AM‐SP012‐HDC‐00 UYK‐43 Adapter, M28840 92 Pin to 120 Pin HDC
AM‐SP013‐HDC‐00 UYK‐44 Adapter, D38999 79 Pin to 120 Pin HDC
AM‐SP018‐HDC‐00 UYK‐7 Adapter, M81511 85 Pin to 120 Pin HDC
AM‐SW012‐00 UYK‐43 Adapter, M28840, 92 Pin to 2×80‐Pin
AM‐SW013‐00 UYK‐44 Adapter, D38999 79 Pin to 2×80‐Pin
AM‐SW018‐00 UYK‐7 Adapter, M81511 85 Pin to 2×80‐Pin
TB‐12080‐10 CIM, 120‐Pin HDC to 2×80‐Pin Ribbon Cable
CA‐SW080‐XX Cable Set, 80‐Pin Ribbon, XX = length
AM‐SP008‐00 120‐Pin HDC Loopback Test Adapter Module

1. For further product details, please refer to IXI’s sales references drawings (included).
2. Conformal coating is available for an additional fee on printed circuit board assemblies.
3. IXI’s NTDS long cable drive version, SE‐02108‐07, drives NTDS Type B up to 500/152.4 (feet/meters).
Standard maximum per MIL‐STD‐1397C is 150/45.7 (feet/meters).
4. FEP cable material and additional configuration options available. Crossover Cables are used for NTDS board
to NTDS board communication. Please refer to IXI 120‐Pin HDC Cable Model Configurator (included).
5. For additional information and/or quotation please contact IXI’s Sales Team at +1‐714‐221‐5000 or email
[email protected].
AM‐SW012‐00 UYK‐43 Adapter, M28840, 92 Pin to 2×80‐Pin
AM‐SW013‐00 UYK‐44 Adapter, D38999 79 Pin to 2×80‐Pin
AM‐SW018‐00 UYK‐7 Adapter, M81511 85 Pin to 2×80‐Pin
TB‐12080‐10 CIM, 120‐Pin HDC to 2×80‐Pin Ribbon Cable
CA‐SW080‐XX Cable Set, 80‐Pin Ribbon, XX = length
AM‐SP008‐00 120‐Pin HDC Loopback Test Adapter Module


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