Astronics 708 Avionics

ARINC 708 Avionics Databus

Avionics databus used on commercial aircraft.

Supplier: Astronics Ballard Technology

Technology type: Avionics

The Aeronautical Radio INC or ARINC standard is a data transfer standard for aircraft avionics. ARINC 708 is mainly used on commercial aircraft and defines a Digital Expandable Flight Data Acquisition and Recording System (DEFDARS).

ARINC 708 describes the characteristics of an airborne pulse Doppler Weather Radar system intended for installation in commercial transport type aircraft. Display data and system mode/status information is transmitted over the Display Databus from the Transmitter-Receiver unit (T-R) to the Control/Display Unit (CDU). Data on the Display Databus consists of 1600 bit messages (words) that are preceded by and followed by a sync. Except for the following sync, bit count, and lack of parity, the signal characteristics on the Display Databus are very similar to MIL-STD-1553.

We are able to offer products suitable for test and simulation, embedded avionics interfaces, avionics i/o computers and potable USB testers all with ARINC 717 functionality.

We offer a range of products including compact USB interfaces, avionics i/o computers, embedded avionics interfaces, databus intefaces cards, databus to network interfaces and avionics interface software all featuring ARINC 429 functionality. These are a range of innovative, easy-to-use products which reduce integration time and provide high reliability systems for use in commercial, military and government applications.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers


  • AB3000: NG series avionics I/O computer
  • Embedded avionics interfaces – mPCIe, PC/104, PMC and XMC
  • UA2000 ARINC 717 pocket sized USB adapter, portable and compatable with USB 2.0 and 3.1


  • Databus interface cards – USB, PCI, PCIe, PXIe and OmniBus II
  • CoPilot avionics interface software
  • OmniBus databus to network interface – OmniBusBox II – two and four core options – with I/O expansion

What's in this range?

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



Portable ARINC 717 with/without ARINC 429

Option: CoPilot s/w, flight test orange case, no enclosure and conformal coating

AB3000/NG1 converter, NG2 controller, NG3 computer

Rugged COTS high density controller/computer and avionics data to and from Ethernet


Lx429-5 PCI/ PCIe, ME1000 mPCIe, Mx5m PMC XMC, PE1000 PCI/104e  

ARINC 429 with optional ARINC 717 embedded interface cards for PCI/PCIe, PCI/104e, PMC and XMC

Options: Single/multi-function, number of channels, conformal coating and cables

OBB2 OmniBusBox II, OmniBus II PCIe, OmniBus II PXIe

Avionics test and simulation -  PCIe and PXIe interface card and complete systems with optional I/O

Option: I/O modules for system, Co-pilot software


Avionics test and simulation Windows based graphical software



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