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PC/104 Avionics Interface Cards

Easily Add Avionics Interfaces to Your PC/104 Embedded System

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Ballard industry-standard PC/104 compliant cards enable embedded computers to interface with a variety of avionics databuses. Choose from three product lines and a wide choice of models — ranging from simple, single-protocol, low channel-count cards to complex, multi-protocol, high channel-count cards.

Models are available in PCIe/104, PCI/104-Express, and PC/104-Plus configurations. Protocols include MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429/708/717, Serial, and Discrete I/O depending on the model. Extended temperature range is standard, and conformal coating is an option. This wide selection allows the most cost effective solution to be used on each application.

PC/104 Platform and Protocol Solutions

PE1000 Series Multi-Protocol Interfaces

PCIe/104, PCI/104-Express compliant

Ballard PE1000 interface cards use our time-tested 5th generation avionics protocol engines with bus mastering and a large 32-MB built-in memory to yield high performance. All models include sixteen avionics level input/output discretes and IRIG time synchronization/generation.

Key Features

  • Multiple protocol support
  • Single- or Multi-function 1553 models
  • ARINC 429/717/708 and serial
  • Powerful protocol engine
  • Easy-to-use software interface
  • Rugged Extended Temperature Design

PM1553-5 Series MIL-STD-1553 Interfaces

PC/104-Plus compliant

PM1553-5 interfaces have the latest 5th generation protocol engine and bus mastering to yield high performance. The cards are fully compliant with the PC/104-Plus standard. All models include sixteen avionics level input/output discretes and IRIG time synchronization/ generation.

Key Features

  • Powerful protocol engine
  • Easy installation
  • 32 MB Data Memory
  • PC/104-Plus Compliant
  • Rugged Extended Temperature Design
  • RoHS compliant

PM429-2 Series ARINC 429/717 Interfaces

PC/104-Plus compliant

PM429-2 models provide up to 16 ARINC 429 channels and up to 4 ARINC 717 channels. The cards are fully compliant with the PC/104-Plus standard. All models include sixteen avionics level input/output discretes and IRIG time synchronization/ generation.

Key Features

  • Powerful protocol engine
  • Easy installation
  • 32 MB Data Memory
  • PC/104-Plus Compliant
  • Rugged Extended Temperature Design
  • RoHS compliant
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Ordering Information

This table shows a comparison of the three different PC/104 product lines. More specific details can be found in the datasheet downloads that follow. For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.339.0281 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

PC/104 Product Comparison

Protocols and I/OPE1000PM1553-05PM429-2
PC/104 StandardsPCIe/104 and PCI/104-ExpressPC/104-PlusPC/104-Plus
MIL-STD-15531 or 2 channels1, 2, 3, or 4 Channels
ARINC 429Up to 20 receive channels
Up to 8 transmit channels
Up to 16 receive channels
Up to 8 transmit channels
ARINC 717

Up to 2 receive channels

Up to 2 transmit channels

Up to 2 receive channels
Up to 2 transmit channels
ARINC 708Up to 2 receive channels
Up to 2 transmit channels
SerialUp to 4 RS-232/422/485
Discrete I/O16 avionics discrete I/O16 avionics discrete I/O16 avionics discrete I/O
Differential I/OUp to 4
IRIG A/B PWM and AMIncludedIncludedIncluded

Notes
MIL-STD-1553 channels are dual-redundant and available in single or multi-function
Conformal coating is available as an option

Multi-function channels have protocol error injection capability and can simultaneously be a Bus Controller (BC), Bus Monitor (BM), and up to 32 Remote Terminals (RTs).
Single-function channels can be configured in software as either a Bus Controller (BC), a Bus Monitor (BM), or up to 32 Remote Terminals (RTs).

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