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September 2014 - USB Multi-Protocol Avionics Interface

USB Multi Interface Cards

One Interface Does It All. These pocket-sized USB adapters are the easy and portable way to interface your computer to multiple avionics databuses including: MIL-STD-1553, EBR 1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 708, ARINC 717, Serial, and Discrete I/O.

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August 2014 - AB2-AID Aircraft Interface Device

AB2-AID Aircraft Interface Device

The AB2-AID is a comprehensive AID solution with a broad array of avionics I/O and high-level functionality to meet the changing needs of the modern airline industry. It utilizes a proven rugged design for high reliability and long life.

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February 2014 - Avionics Databus Interface Cards for PCIe/104, PCI/104-Express

PE1000 Interface Cards

The PE1000 family of PCIe/104™ and PCI/104-Express™ cards enable embedded computers to interface with a variety of avionics databuses. These rugged cards feature multiple protocol support including MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 708 and ARINC 717.

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December 2013 - ARINC 615 Data Loader

ARINC 615 Data Loader

The DL 615 turns any Microsoft Windows PC into an ARINC 615-3 and ARINC 603 data loader. It is the modern replacement for outmoded 3½-inch floppy disk only ARINC 615 portable data loaders (PDL).

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December 2013 - Astronics Ballard Technology Avionics Interfaces Brochure

Ballard Technology Brochure

Find out more about Astronics Ballard Technology and their full line of Avionics Interfaces for embedded, test and simulation in this new brochure.

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August 2013 - Aircraft Interface Devices (AID)

Aircraft Interface Devices

Visit this new page and find out about Ballard's line of versatile Aircraft Interface Devices. These rugged units solve avionics system integration and compatibility issues and are an essential part of many avionics upgrades, such as electronic flight bag (EFB) and in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.

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December 2012 - ARINC 717 Test Set

ARINC 717 Test Set

The TS 717 is a portable USB-powered test set that enables a Windows computer to display ARINC 717/573 data from a Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) or Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit (DFDAU). It is also available with ARINC 429 support and is ideal for 717/429 analysis, test, and simulation.

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December 2012 - CoPilot Update: ARINC 717 and Triggering

CoPilot 6 Databus Simulation & Analysis Software

CoPilot Databus Simulation & Analysis Software now includes support for ARINC 717 and other new features including triggering. ARINC 717 allows you to view, analyze, simulate and record bus activity from an aircraft Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit or Digital Flight Data Recorder output databus. Triggering control provides comprehensive start, stop, and pause triggering control integrated into the graphical user interface.

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July 2012 - CoPilot 6 Videos

CoPilot 6 Databus Simulation & Analysis Software

These brief videos demonstrate the advanced features and ease-of-use of CoPilot 6 software. CoPilot is an intuitive, graphical software program that allows you to easily monitor, record, replay, analyze, and simulate avionics bus data.

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June 2012 - PC/104-Plus Interface for MIL-STD-1553

PC/104-Plus Interface for MIL-STD-1553

The rugged PM1553-5 family of PC/104-Plus cards provide reliable MIL-STD-1553 functionality for communicating with, and monitoring 1553 equipment and systems. The family includes single or multi-function models with a choice of 1 to 4 dual-redundant 1553 channels.

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January 2012 - CoPilot 6 Databus Simulation & Analysis Software

CoPilot 6 Databus Simulation & Analysis Software

CoPilot is an intuitive, graphical software program that allows you to easily monitor, record, replay, analyze, and simulate avionics bus data. With CoPilot you can interact directly with data on multiple buses using Ballard interface hardware or work with previously recorded data. This advanced program features powerful tools for development, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of avionics equipment and systems.

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October 2011 - AB3000 Rugged Embedded Computer

AB3000 Rugged Embedded Computer

The AB3000 is small, lightweight and loaded with capabilities for easy integration into today's modern aircraft, UAVs, and ground mobile platforms. With an efficient Intel E680T processor, MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429/708/717 interfaces, Ethernet, USB, video, audio, and PMC expansion, this rugged, conduction-cooled COTS device is ready to take on all of your toughest computing and interface problems.

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June 2011 - MPR-ES-1 Ethernet Switch PMC

MPR-ES-1 Ethernet Switch PMC

Rugged MPR-ES-1 Ethernet switch PMC card features 10 ports (including a host port with built-in NIC) with managed or unmanaged operation. The switch is available in a rear-I/O PMC form factor and is ideal for embedded networking applications in both conduction and convection cooled systems.

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June 2011 - AB2-ES Rugged Ethernet Switch Box

AB2-ES Ethernet Switch Box

Compact and Rugged Ethernet switch box for embedded applications in UAV, fixed wing, helicopter and ground mobile applications. Can be used as a managed or unmanaged switch and features one Gig E and 8 fast Ethernet switch ports. The switch box is suitable for use in both conduction and convection cooled systems.

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May 2011 - New Ad for Ballard's 25-Year Anniversary

25-Year Advertisement

This new advertisement celebrates 25 years of innovation for Ballard Technology. In 1986 Ballard Technology pioneered the use of personal computers as the host for specialized test equipment for the aerospace industry. Today, a quarter-century later, commercial, military and government customers around the world have come to rely on Ballard's innovative products for avionics databus test, simulation and embedded applications.

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Mar 2011 - New Ad for Mx5 Series XMC/PMC Interface Cards

Mx5 Series Advertisement

This new advertisement for the Mx5 Series of XMC and PMC mezzanine boards showcases the product's high channel counts and multiple protocol capability. An Mx5 card allows you to reduce the size, weight and power (SWaP) of an embedded system by combining desired avionics protocols, number of channels, and other I/O into a single expansion slot. The ad is currently running in several industry journals.

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Jan 2011 - USB Avionics Interface for ARINC 708

USB 708 Avionics Interface

Ballard has expanded their popular line of pocket-sized USB Avionics Databus Interfaces with a new ARINC 708 version. The USB 708 series enables computers to interface with ARINC 708 and similar weather radar display databuses.

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Dec 2010 - New AB2000 Avionics BusBox Ad Campaign

Ballard Technology AB2000 Leopard Ad

The highly-flexible AB2000 Series is the subject of a new Ballard Technology ad campaign currently running in several industry journals. The ad highlights the benefical nature of the product in a unique and lively way.

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Nov 2010 - Mx5 Series XMC/PMC Multi-Protocol Interface Cards

Mx5 Interfaces for XMC and PMC

Rugged embedded Mx5 Series databus interface cards feature exceptionally high channel counts in both single-protocol and multi-protocol versions. Available in XMC or PMC with front- or rear-panel I/O. The cards interface with MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, 717, and 708, and also include discrete I/O and other functionality.

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Sep 2010 - Flight Test Orange Case for USB Avionics Interfaces

USB Flight Test Orange Case

Ballard's popular line of pocket-sized USB Avionics Databus Interfaces are now available with an optional orange case. The high-visibility flight test orange case allows the device to be clearly seen and identified as test equipment for removal from an aircraft prior to its return to service after maintenance and support operations.

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Aug 2010 - CoPilot Databus Test and Analysis Software Updated

CoPilot Databus Test and Analysis Software

Market leading software simplifies data analysis and generation with a variety of features, including engineering unit conversion, data and performance monitoring and logging, graphical displays, and hardware and software playback. The new Version 5.20 provides many enhancements including increased performance.

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Apr 2010 - AB2 Aircraft Interface Device Receives Supplemental Type Certificate


The AB2-AID Aircraft Interface Device has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA granted the STC to L2 Consulting Services, Inc. for the installation of a four position Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) system for ARINC on a Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 777 aircraft. The Ballard AB2-AID interfaces multiple avionics systems to the EFB system.

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Mar 2010 - Pocket-Sized USB Avionics Databus Interface

USB Interfaces for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429

These easy-to-use USB interfaces enable engineers and technicians to test, simulate, and analyze avionics databuses using any available PC. Typical applications include product and system development and integration, data loading, flightline maintenance and AOG support, and performance monitoring and analysis.

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Oct 2009 - PCI Express and PCI Avionics Databus Interface Cards

PCIe and PCI Avionics Databus Interface Cards

This 5th generation RoHS-compliant family provides high performance at low cost while supporting the growing popularity of PCIe, as well as established PCI platforms. All models provide extensive capability to transmit, receive, and monitor messages while supporting maximum data throughput on all avionics databuses.

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Oct 2009 - AS9100B and ISO 9001:2008 Registered

Ballard Technology Brochure

Effective October 29, 2009, Ballard Technology received certification from STR-Registrar LLC (STR-R), an ANSI / ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited international provider of management system registrations. Ballard Technology is now certified to both AS9100B and ISO 9001:2008.

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