Astronics PMC XMC card

PMC and XMC Avionics Interface Cards

Avionics interface cards for interfacing with, simulating, testing, and monitoring avionics equipment and systems.

Supplier: Astronics Ballard Technology

Technology type: I/O and MB

A range of rugged cards available in both XMC and PMC mezzanine card standard with either front or rear I/O. The Mx5 series avionics cards allow embedded systems to interface with, simulate, test, and monitor avionics equipment and systems.

Depending on your application, cards can be ordered with a choice of databus protocols.  Handling all databus activity, these on-board protocol processors free the host for application-specific processing.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • PMC and XMC mezzanine cards
  • XMC x4 PCI express lanes
  • PMC interface 32/64-bit, 33/66/133 MHz PCI-X
  • High I/O density
  • MIL-STD-1553 (up to eight dual-redundant channels, single or multi-function)
  • ARINC 429 (up to 18R4T)
  • ARINC 717 (up to 2R2T)
  • ARINC 708 (up to 2R2T)
  • Six avionics discrete I/O
  • Two in, two out differential discretes
  • Four virtual discretes
  • IRIG A/B PWM and AM
  • 48 bit time-tag
  • 64 MB ECC data memory
  • Extensive Built-in Test (BIT) PBIT, CBIT, IBIT
  • Extended temperature range
  • Conformal coating available
  • BTIDriver API software included

What's in this range?

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

Mx5 series


Protocols + maximum channel count

Avionics databus interface cards

with high channel counts and

single or multi-protocol models



MIL-STD-1553 (8)

ARINC 429 (22)

ARINC 708 (4)

ARINC 717 (4)

Discrete I/O (6)

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