Abaco Systems Announces MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429 Mini PCI Express Small Form Factor Cards with Industry-leading Ruggedness


• First to feature unique hard tie screw-in high retention rugged connectors • Small, light weight solutions are ideal for portable devices, highly-constrained environments • API consistent with Abaco’s existing avionics solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— 28 February 2017  Abaco Systems today announced the rugged R15-MPCIE MIL-STD-1553 Mini PCI Express® card and RAR-MPCIE ARINC 429 Mini PCI Express card . Characterized by their first-to-market hard tie screw-in high retention rugged connector, they are ideal for harsh environments in which shock and vibration can create reliability challenges. Both units are also very small (30mm x 50.95 mm x 4.7mm) and lightweight for applications deployed in highly-constrained platforms where SWaP (size, weight and power) need to be minimized.

The R15-MPCIE supports two fully-capable dual redundant channels, giving it greater functional density than competing products. The RAR-MPCIE features eight receive and four transmit channels and can be configured to include one receive and one transmit ARINC 717 channel.  Both cards also offer discrete I/O capabilities.

Both products are optimized for avionics test and simulation applications as well as field test and support, with a combination of small size and weight and powerful logging capabilities. These same attributes also make the boards ideal for small form factor mission critical systems.

The API (application programming interface) for the two new products is consistent with existing Abaco avionics products allowing customers of Abaco’s broad MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC offerings to take advantage of a proven and familiar interface, and allow for the re-use of existing code for faster development, qualification and deployment.

“The R15-MPCIE and RAR-MPCIE represent an industry first in ruggedization for Mini PCI Express avionics cards,” said Mrinal Iyengar, VP, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “They offer impressive I/O densities and flexibility, taking the features and functionality our customers value in our other products, but delivering them in a much smaller, modular form factor – and provide customers with a familiar and proven API, minimizing the time required for development and deployment.”

The R15-MPCIE and RAR-MPCIE include an IRIG-B signal receiver/generator with GPS synchronization and 100% monitoring of fully loaded buses as standard features.  A PCIe carrier card with the ability to host four Mini PCI Express modules is also available to aid customers in development. Support is provided for Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10, XP, Vista (32- and 64-bit), Server 2012 R1/R2, VxWorks®, Linux® and other operating systems.

For more information:

R15-MPCIE https://www.abaco.com/products/r15-mpcie-interface?cid=MPCIE_pr

R15-MPCIE Datasheet https://www.abaco.com/download/r15-mpcie-datasheet?cid=MPCIE_pr

 

RAR-MPCIE https://www.abaco.com/products/rar-mpcie-interface?cid=MPCIE_pr

RAR-MPCIE Datasheet https://www.abaco.com/download/rar-mpcie-datasheet?cid=MPCIE_pr

 

About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 800+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com

 

For more information, contact:

 

Ian McMurray

Communications Manager

Abaco Systems

 

ian.mcmurray@abaco.com

 

VxWorks is a registered trademark of Wind River Systems.  Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.  Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.