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Avionics Interfaces for Embedded, Test & Simulation

Astronics Ballard Technology is the industry-leader for reliable avionics Databus interface solutions and world-class customer support.

New Website for Astronics Ballard Technology

Astronics Ballard Technology is now part of the new Astronics.com! Here you will find all of the products and information that were previously on the stand-alone site ballardtech.com.

Thoughtfully Designed Products & Solutions

Avionics Interface Solutions can now be found under the "Products & Solutions" menu at the top of every page along with other industry-leading products from Astronics. A quick link to avionics interface products can also be found below under Featured Products.

World-Class Customer Support

Astronics Ballard Technology offers the best customer support in the industry. For returning customers, the link below will take you directly to our Online Support Site. To find out more about support, or to register for a support account, visit our Support Page

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About Astronics Ballard Technology

History

Astronics Ballard Technology began supplying avionics databus interfaces to the aerospace industry in 1986 as Ballard Technology, and was one of the first to realize the potential in using standard computers as the host for specialized test equipment.

That spirit of innovation is clearly visible today in Astronics Ballard Technology's advanced board, box, and software solutions for embedded, test, and simulation applications. By producing quality, easy-to-use products, delivering standard products from stock, and providing free, world-class customer support, Astronics Ballard Technology has won the loyalty of industry, military and government users worldwide.

Ballard Technology, Inc. was acquired by Astronics Corporation in December of 2011.

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Solutions

Your Avionics Databus Connection

Get the best solutions

You have problems to solve. Shrinking budgets and declining workforces only increase that challenge. What you need is the help of a seasoned expert with broad application knowledge and a well-equipped product portfolio. You need Astronics Ballard Technology, the industry-leader for reliable interface solutions and world-class customer support. We deliver proven solutions that minimize your risk and ensure the success of your program.

Stay within your budget

Your budgets are tight. To control costs, you not only need the right solutions, but you need to avoid problems that lead to cost overruns. With Astronics Ballard Technology, you get thoughtfully designed products that integrate and perform the way you expect—with no surprises. Our hardware and software solutions feature high reliability and long service life to save you money now and over the life of your program.

Finish projects on time

Your deadlines are critical. You need a partner that helps you achieve your goals, not one that holds you back. You can depend on Astronics Ballard Technology. We help you with products that arrive when you need them—most are shipped from our extensive stock. We help you with responsive and knowledgeable support—both before the sale and for the life of the product. We help you with quality products you can count on to work right the first time—and every time.

Astronics Ballard Technology is committed to your success!

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Products

Your problems are solved

Embedded products

Embedded products from Astronics Ballard Technology solve avionics processing and interfacing problems on aerial platforms, ground vehicles and ships. Whether you need rugged box-level systems or high-performance interface cards, our versatile embedded products are ready for any challenge.

Test and simulation products

Astronics Ballard Technology develops and manufactures reliable test and simulation interfaces for all standard protocols, including MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429/708/717/664 (AFDX®), Ethernet, serial and discrete. When paired with CoPilot®, our industry-leading test & analysis software, they provide an easy and powerful way to interact with avionics databuses.

Solutions that migrate with your project

As projects progress and evolve, it is often necessary to migrate from one interface platform or operating system to another. Astronics Ballard Technology products share a universal API, so you won’t need to rewrite code if things change. This software portability speeds deployment and protects your valuable programming investment.

View Avionics Interface Solutions

Quality

At Astronics Ballard Technology, customer satisfaction is the ultimate measure of quality and is our priority throughout a product's lifecycle from conception, through design and production, to long-term customer service. Designs are carefully validated, and each product is rigorously tested before shipment.

Quality Policy

To achieve customer satisfaction as a result of our commitment to comply with requirements as demonstrated through:

  • Products - Providing products and services that meet or exceed the needs and expectations of our customers.
  • Processes - Continually improving the effectiveness of the quality management system.
  • People - Equipping employees with the necessary documentation, training, and resources.

AS9100 and ISO 9001:2008 Registration

Astronics Ballard Technology's quality management system (QMS) has been audited and registered to AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 by Great Western Registrar. Great Western Registrar, LLC is an ANSI / ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited international provider of management system registrations. Copies of the registration certificates and related information may be viewed at the links below. Certification status may also be viewed at the IAQG OASIS website.

AS9100 Rev. C

As of November 5, 2011, Astronics Ballard Technology's quality management system is now in full conformance with AS9100 Rev. C. Rev. C marks the first major change to the AS9100 standard since the initial release in 1999 and expands the standard from aerospace to: aviation, space, and defense (land and sea) applications.

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Support

Astronics Ballard Technology is ready to help with free industry-leading technical support before and after the sale for Avionics Interface products.

Support hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM U.S. Pacific Time, though support and sales engineers are often available outside those hours.

Click the button below to visit the Support Page for more information.

Get Customer Support

Careers

Employment Opportunities at Astronics Ballard Technology

Astronics Ballard Technology is a successful and growing aerospace electronics company with varying needs for full-time, part-time and contract employees. The facility is located in Everett Washington near the Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing Plant.

Click the button below to visit the Careers page to search for open positions.

Search Careers

Terms and Conditions

Terms And Conditions Of Sale

View Terms and Conditions of Sale - Effective February 1, 2014 »
View Terms and Conditions of Sale - Effective November 3, 2008 »

Purchase Order Terms And Conditions

View Purchase Order Terms and Conditions - Effective February 1, 2014 »
View Purchase Order Terms and Conditions - Effective October 3, 2012 »
View Purchase Order Terms and Conditions - Effective August 21, 2009 »

Warranty

Most Astronics Ballard Technology hardware products carry a 3 year warranty. See the warranty statement below for details.

View Astronics Ballard Technology Warranty »

Safety Warning

Astronics Ballard Technology products are not intended, warranted or certified for any particular use or application or for use in any application where failure of the products could lead directly to death, personal injury, or damage to property. Customers, licensees, and/or users are responsible for establishing and assuring suitability and proper use of Astronics Ballard Technology products for their particular use or application.

Interference

Equipment manufactured by Ballard Technology, Inc. generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions manuals, may cause interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which case the user at their own expense will be responsible for taking whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.

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Partners

Wind River

Astronics Ballard Technology is a Silver Level Hardware Partner with Wind River and supports VxWorks.

LynuxWorks

Astronics Ballard Technology is a LynuxWorks Partner.

PC/104 Consortium

Astronics Ballard Technology is a member of the PC/104 Consortium, a Consortium of members worldwide who have joined together to establish and maintain standards and disseminate information about PC/104 and other small form factors to manufacturers and users.

PCI Special Interest Group

Astronics Ballard Technology is a member of the PCI Special Interest Group. The Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is committed to the development and enhancement of the PCI standard.

Call to Action

About Astronics Ballard Technology

History

Astronics Ballard Technology began supplying avionics databus interfaces to the aerospace industry in 1986 as Ballard Technology, and was one of the first to realize the potential in using standard computers as the host for specialized test equipment.

That spirit of innovation is clearly visible today in Astronics Ballard Technology's advanced board, box, and software solutions for embedded, test, and simulation applications. By producing quality, easy-to-use products, delivering standard products from stock, and providing free, world-class customer support, Astronics Ballard Technology has won the loyalty of industry, military and government users worldwide.

Ballard Technology, Inc. was acquired by Astronics Corporation in December of 2011.

Solutions

Your Avionics Databus Connection

Get the best solutions

You have problems to solve. Shrinking budgets and declining workforces only increase that challenge. What you need is the help of a seasoned expert with broad application knowledge and a well-equipped product portfolio. You need Astronics Ballard Technology, the industry-leader for reliable interface solutions and world-class customer support. We deliver proven solutions that minimize your risk and ensure the success of your program.

Stay within your budget

Your budgets are tight. To control costs, you not only need the right solutions, but you need to avoid problems that lead to cost overruns. With Astronics Ballard Technology, you get thoughtfully designed products that integrate and perform the way you expect—with no surprises. Our hardware and software solutions feature high reliability and long service life to save you money now and over the life of your program.

Finish projects on time

Your deadlines are critical. You need a partner that helps you achieve your goals, not one that holds you back. You can depend on Astronics Ballard Technology. We help you with products that arrive when you need them—most are shipped from our extensive stock. We help you with responsive and knowledgeable support—both before the sale and for the life of the product. We help you with quality products you can count on to work right the first time—and every time.

Astronics Ballard Technology is committed to your success!

Read More
Products

Your problems are solved

Embedded products

Embedded products from Astronics Ballard Technology solve avionics processing and interfacing problems on aerial platforms, ground vehicles and ships. Whether you need rugged box-level systems or high-performance interface cards, our versatile embedded products are ready for any challenge.

Test and simulation products

Astronics Ballard Technology develops and manufactures reliable test and simulation interfaces for all standard protocols, including MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429/708/717/664 (AFDX®), Ethernet, serial and discrete. When paired with CoPilot®, our industry-leading test & analysis software, they provide an easy and powerful way to interact with avionics databuses.

Solutions that migrate with your project

As projects progress and evolve, it is often necessary to migrate from one interface platform or operating system to another. Astronics Ballard Technology products share a universal API, so you won’t need to rewrite code if things change. This software portability speeds deployment and protects your valuable programming investment.

View Avionics Interface Solutions
Quality

At Astronics Ballard Technology, customer satisfaction is the ultimate measure of quality and is our priority throughout a product's lifecycle from conception, through design and production, to long-term customer service. Designs are carefully validated, and each product is rigorously tested before shipment.

Quality Policy

To achieve customer satisfaction as a result of our commitment to comply with requirements as demonstrated through:

  • Products - Providing products and services that meet or exceed the needs and expectations of our customers.
  • Processes - Continually improving the effectiveness of the quality management system.
  • People - Equipping employees with the necessary documentation, training, and resources.

AS9100 and ISO 9001:2008 Registration

Astronics Ballard Technology's quality management system (QMS) has been audited and registered to AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 by Great Western Registrar. Great Western Registrar, LLC is an ANSI / ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited international provider of management system registrations. Copies of the registration certificates and related information may be viewed at the links below. Certification status may also be viewed at the IAQG OASIS website.

AS9100 Rev. C

As of November 5, 2011, Astronics Ballard Technology's quality management system is now in full conformance with AS9100 Rev. C. Rev. C marks the first major change to the AS9100 standard since the initial release in 1999 and expands the standard from aerospace to: aviation, space, and defense (land and sea) applications.

Support

Astronics Ballard Technology is ready to help with free industry-leading technical support before and after the sale for Avionics Interface products.

Support hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM U.S. Pacific Time, though support and sales engineers are often available outside those hours.

Click the button below to visit the Support Page for more information.

Get Customer Support
Careers

Employment Opportunities at Astronics Ballard Technology

Astronics Ballard Technology is a successful and growing aerospace electronics company with varying needs for full-time, part-time and contract employees. The facility is located in Everett Washington near the Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing Plant.

Click the button below to visit the Careers page to search for open positions.

Search Careers
Terms and Conditions

Terms And Conditions Of Sale

View Terms and Conditions of Sale - Effective February 1, 2014 »
View Terms and Conditions of Sale - Effective November 3, 2008 »

Purchase Order Terms And Conditions

View Purchase Order Terms and Conditions - Effective February 1, 2014 »
View Purchase Order Terms and Conditions - Effective October 3, 2012 »
View Purchase Order Terms and Conditions - Effective August 21, 2009 »

Warranty

Most Astronics Ballard Technology hardware products carry a 3 year warranty. See the warranty statement below for details.

View Astronics Ballard Technology Warranty »

Safety Warning

Astronics Ballard Technology products are not intended, warranted or certified for any particular use or application or for use in any application where failure of the products could lead directly to death, personal injury, or damage to property. Customers, licensees, and/or users are responsible for establishing and assuring suitability and proper use of Astronics Ballard Technology products for their particular use or application.

Interference

Equipment manufactured by Ballard Technology, Inc. generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions manuals, may cause interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which case the user at their own expense will be responsible for taking whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.

Partners

Wind River

Astronics Ballard Technology is a Silver Level Hardware Partner with Wind River and supports VxWorks.

LynuxWorks

Astronics Ballard Technology is a LynuxWorks Partner.

PC/104 Consortium

Astronics Ballard Technology is a member of the PC/104 Consortium, a Consortium of members worldwide who have joined together to establish and maintain standards and disseminate information about PC/104 and other small form factors to manufacturers and users.

PCI Special Interest Group

Astronics Ballard Technology is a member of the PCI Special Interest Group. The Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is committed to the development and enhancement of the PCI standard.

Featured Products

Featured Products

Events

Oct, 24-27

APEX Expo 2016

Singapore, Singapore

Nov, 01-03

NBAA Convention & Exhibition 2016

Orlando, FL, USA

Nov, 01-03

Electronic Flight Bag Users Forum 2016

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Apr, 04-06

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Hamburg, Germany

May, 22-25

NIWeek

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Sep, 25-28

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Long Beach, CA, USA

Oct, 10-12

NBAA Convention & Exhibition 2017

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Featured News

  • OmniBus II PXI Express (PXIe) cards

    The OmniBus II PXI Express (PXIe) card is designed for use in multi-slot PXIe and CompactPCI Express test systems. It enables these systems to interface with multiple avionics databuses for testing, validating and simulating commercial and military avionics equipment and systems. The card is highly configurable and includes two internal Cores that can be populated with a variety of databus protocols and discrete I/O modules.

  • USB Multi-Protocol Avionics Interfaces

    One Interface Does It All. These pocket-sized USB adapters are the easy and portable way to interface your computer to multiple avionics databuses including: MIL-STD-1553, EBR 1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 708, ARINC 717, Serial, and Discrete I/O.

  • OmniBusBox II Test Interfaces

    The OmniBusBox II (OBB2) enables computers and networks to interface with multiple avionics databuses for testing, validating and simulating commercial and military avionics equipment and systems. These versatile units can be controlled through Ethernet or USB, or can be programmed to operate standalone.

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