Astronics PC104 Board

PC/104 Embedded Avionics Interfaces

Avionics I/O cards

Supplier: Astronics Ballard Technology

Technology type: I/O and MB

A range of industry-standard PC/104, PC/104plus, PCIe/104 and PCI/104 modules which enable embedded computers to interface with a variety of avionics databuses including MIL-STD-1553, EBR 1553 and ARINC 429/708/717.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  •    Multiple protocol support
  •    Rugged extended temperature design
  •    Single or multi-function 1553 models
  •    Up to 16 ARINC 429 channels
  •    Up to 4 ARINC 717 channels
  •    16 avionics discrete I/O
  •    IRIG A/B input and output
  • Powerful protocol engine
  • Easy installation
  • Easy-to-use software interface
  • PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI/104 and PCIe/104
  • Universal BTIDriver API for C/C++, C#, VB, VB.Net, and LabVIEW™
  • MS Windows® and Linux® OS drivers
  • Conformal coating option

What's in this range?

All the variants in the range and a comparison of what they offer




Option/additional features

PE1000 family of PCIe/104™ and PCI/104-Express™


One or two channel single function/multi-function options

Option to add ARINC 717


Option to replace 1553 with ARINC 708

PM1553-5 family of PC/104-Plus


One , two, three or four channel single function/multi-function options

16 avionics discrete I/O


IRIG: A or B, AM, PWM and PPS modes

PM429-2 is a PC/104-Plus compliant interface card for communicating over ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 avionics databuses


ARINC 429 or ARINC 717

Model dependant protocol capability/number of channels


16 avionics discrete I/O


IRIG A/B input and output

Laptop keyboard


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