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Rugged Embedded Computer

Compact AB2000 conduction-cooled computers feature a variety of I/O, built-in avionics databus interfaces, and PMC expansion.

Managed Ethernet Switch PMC

The MPR-ES-1 is a rugged PMC Switch/NIC for Gigabit Ethernet.

Rugged Avionics Interface Card

Mx5 Series databus interface cards for PMC and XMC feature high channel counts and single- or multi-protocol models.

PMC Expansion for the AB2000 and AB3000 Series

Ballard Technology PMC Expansion

The flexible AB2000 Series and AB3000 Series embedded computers/interface devices pack powerful computer processors, multi-protocol databus interfaces, and a variety of other I/O into extremely small, conduction-cooled packages.

Each has an internal PMC site that can be populated to adapt the functionality of the device to applications requiring other types of I/O, additional channels, or special capabilites.

Ballard will install and test any of the PMC expansion cards shown below. If you don't see what you need, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

PMC Expansion Choices

Ethernet Switch PMC
Add managed or unmanaged Ethernet switching with this PMC card. It provides a direct port to the internal processor and 9 external ports. By sharing the case, power supply, and footprint, the AB2000/AB3000 with Ethernet switch is a cost-effective alternative to a separate Ethernet switch box. For applications that only require Ethernet switching, Ballard also offers a rugged, stand-alone Ethernet switch box.
Synchronous Serial PMC
Add 4 high speed synchronous serial data communication channels with this PMC card. Several serial communication protocols are supported by each channel, including synchronous, asynchronous, isochronous and HDLC mode. Synchronous data rates are up to 10 Mbit/s (non-DPLL modes) and 2 Mbit/s (DPLL modes).
Asynchronous Serial PMC
Add 8 additional channels of high performance programmable asynchronous serial I/O with this PMC card. Each serial channel can be individually programmed to operate as RS232, RS422 or RS485 with full duplex/half duplex interface.
Add 2 complete CAN bus controllers with this PMC card. Both channels are fully independent and support standard as well as extended frames according to CAN specification 2.0 part A and B. Each physical interface is optically isolated from the CAN controller.
Avionics Databus PMC
AB2000 and AB3000 models are available with a selection of protocols (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 717 and ARINC 708) and channel counts. Add even more channels with the Mx5 Series PMC card. Contact us for more information on available channel counts and protocol combinations when installed in the AB2000/AB3000.
Relay PMC
Add 8 fully-isolated double-throw relays with this PMC card. These relays allow switching of avionics signals and power.
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