xSBC and avionics I/O boards for flight-certifiable applications

Abaco Systems has released two boards, the SBC314C single board computer and RAR15XC avionics data bus communications XMC mezzanine board, for embedded flight-certifiable applications. Only available previously as part of the FORCE2C rugged line replaceable unit, the two are now available as separate boards.

The SBC314C 3U VPX single board computer, based on the NXP QorIQ T2081 Multicore Communications Power Architecture processor, is engineered in accordance with DO-254 DAL-A and has an XMC mezzanine site. It is pin-compatible with the SBC314, offering a pathway to flight certification for current customers. The device supports a diverse I/O set comprising Gigabit Ethernet, serial communication ports, USB 2.0, SATA and GPIO.

The device is fully supported by PBIT and Bootloader, both engineered in accordance with DO-178C DAL-A and supports ARINC 653 compliant operating systems including VxWorks 653, Deos, INTEGRITY-178 tuMP, and LynxOS-178 for integrators wanting to create complex integrated modular avionics systems.

The RAR15XC XMC board gives high-density MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data bus communications and avionics discrete I/O. The device is pin-compatible with the RAR15X and offers the operational capability for full integration into aircraft systems. It is engineered to satisfy the demands of the most safety-critical applications and offers high-level functionality to lessen the complexity of the application programming.

“We’re excited to bring the SBC314C and RAR15XC to our customers as individual boards,” said Pete Thompson, VP of product management at Abaco. “While the FORCE2C continues to see great success in flight-certifiable applications, we have customers who have asked to make them available individually for integration into their own systems. We believe this is a natural progression as work to expand our flight-certifiable portfolio of boards, board sets and systems.”