Ballard MIL-STD-1553 Software_PI

MIL-STD-1553 Avionics Databus

Avionics databus for military aircraft.

Supplier: Astronics Ballard Technology

Technology type: Avionics

Originally developed for use as an avionics shared serial databus on military aircraft, MIL-STD-1553 is a standard defining a local area network (LAN) and continues to be widely used on both military and commercial applications.

The standard defines the handshaking, data formats and timing requirements of the protocol as well as the electrical characteristics of the bus and the terminals' interface electronics.We are able to offer products suitable for test and simulation, embedded avionics interfaces, avionics I/O computers and potable USB testers all with MIL-STD-1553.

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 MIL-STD-1553 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 governemnt applications.

Range features

A high level overview of what this range offers

  • UA2000 MIL-STD-1553 pocket sized USB adapter, portable and compatable with USB 2.0 and 3.1
  • AB3000: NG series avionics I/O computer
  • Embedded avionics interfaces – mPCIe, PC/104, PMC and XMC
  • Databus interface cards – USB, PCI, PCIe, PXIe and OmniBus II
  • OmniBus databus to network interface – OmniBusBox II – two and four core options – with I/O expansion
  • CoPilot avionics interface software

What's in this range?

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


Portable MIL-STD-1553 single and multi-function channels, bus monitor options

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

AB3000/NG1 converter, NG2 controller, NG3 computer

Rugged MIL-STD-1553 COTS high density controller/computer and avionics data to and from Ethernet


Lx1553-5 PCI PCIe/ME1000 mPCIe/Mx5m PMC XMC/PE1000 PCI/104e

MIL-STD-1553 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

MIL-STD-1553 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



Laptop keyboard


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