Astronics AB3000 Series

AB3000 Series

High density avionics i/o computers

Supplier: Astronics Ballard Technology

Technology type: Rugged

These Commercial off The Shelf (CoTS) high density avionics I/O computers are available in several variants providing SWaP optimised systems configured as either a  standalone rugged computer, a protocol converter, a data recorder, a network data server, or a remote monitor.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • Highly flexible Intel® Atom™ and QorlQ based computers for demanding aerospace and ground mobile environments
  • Commercial off The Shelf (CoTS) rugged conduction cooled standalone unit with Ethernet connectivity
  • Can be deployed on fixed and rotary wing aircraft, UAVs and ground mobile platforms
  • Multiple avionics databus interfaces, Ethernet, USB, video, audio, and PMC expansion

What's in this range?

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





Power supply

Notable features

AB3000 Series 1

Original series

Intel Atom E680T, 32-bit



PMC expansion

AB3000 Series 2

Power efficient series

Intel Atom E680T, 32-bit


Enhanced high-efficiency, non-isolated

PMC expansion

AB3000 Series N

Integrated network series

QorIQ T1040, 64-bit, quad core


Enhanced high-efficiency, non-isolated

Integrated on-chip 8-port gigabit Ethernet switch

Laptop keyboard


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