PMC/XMC Avionics Interface Cards

Mx5 Series - PMC & XMC Avonics Interfaces for Multiple Protocols

Embedded Interface Solutions

Mx5 databus interface cards for XMC and PMC enable embedded systems to communicate with, simulate, test, and monitor avionics equipment and systems.

Do More with Less

Consolidate your I/O into a single expansion slot. The Mx5 comes with the avionics protocols and channels you need on one card.

Multiple Avionics Protocols

Choose one or a combination of two or more protocols on a single card: MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, 717, and 708. Mx5 also includes numerous discrete I/O.

High Channel Counts

The high density design gives you more channels to work with: as many as 8 dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 or 22 ARINC 429.

Mx5 Avionics Databus Interfaces

Key Features

The Mx5 includes an array of other important features, including:

  • Numerous Discrete I/O
  • IRIG A/B PWM and AM
  • 48 bit time-tag
  • 64 MB ECC Data Memory
  • Extensive Built-in Test (BIT)

Application Flexibility

With so many features and so much flexibility, the Mx5 is your best solution in a wide variety of applications, such as:

  • Rugged deployed systems
  • Embedded test systems
  • High performance simulators
  • Demanding requirements
  • Mixed protocol systems
  • Avionics upgrades and retrofits
  • Databus health monitoring

With the Mx5, it has never been easier to standardize on one product line for all of your mezzanine card I/O needs.

High Performance

Mx5 high performance mezzanine cards efficiently manage fully loaded databuses with ease. On-board protocol processors handle all databus activity, freeing the host for application-specific processing. 64 MB ECC (error correction) memory provides generous data storage with a variety of buffering schemes.

High speed host interfaces are achieved with an x4 PCI Express lane with bus mastering on XMC versions and a 32/64-bit, 33/66/133 MHz PCI-X interface on PMC versions. All cards have extensive built-in test (PBIT, CBIT, IBIT).

Array of Styles

There's an Mx5 model to fit your system. Choose from the following:

  • XMC or PMC
  • Front or rear I/O


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Avionics Interfaces

  • MIL-STD-1553
    Up to 8 dual redundant channels, single or multi-function
  • ARINC 429
    Up to 18 receive and 4 transmit channels
  • ARINC 717
    Up to 2 receive and 2 transmit channels
  • ARINC 708
    Up to 2 receive and 2 transmit channels

Standard Features

  • Model dependent protocol capability
  • 6 Avionics Discrete I/O
  • 2 In, 2 Out differential discretes
  • 4 virtual discretes
  • IRIG A/B input and output
  • 2 LED indicators
  • 64 MB ECC (error correction) memory


  • Component temperature: -40 to +85 deg C
  • Storage temperature: -55 to +100 deg C
  • RoHS 6/6 compliant


  • Dim: 74 x 143.75 mm
  • Conformal coating options
  • IPC Class III assembly

Platform Details

  • XMC Models
     -  PCI Express bus
     -  x4 lane, bus mastering
     -  Power adapts to VPWR
  • PMC Models (PCI-X)
     -  PCI-X bus
     -  33/66/133 MHz
     -  32/64-bit, bus mastering
  • Rear I/O models
     -  Conduction cooled
     -  P14/P16 connectors
  • Front I/O models
     -  Convection cooled
     -  SCSI-68 connectors


  • Universal BTIDriver API for C/C++, C#, VB, VB.Net, and LabVIEW™
  • MS Windows® and Linux® OS drivers
  • Translation DLLs for older Ballard devices
  • Call for latest language and OS support.

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