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Compact, rugged, versatile Aircraft Interface Device
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  • PowerPC processor
  • 64 MB SDRAM
  • Conduction or convection cooled
  • Operating temperature: -40 to 71°C
High-Performance Aircraft Interface Devices

Solve avionics system integration and compatibility problems with Astronics Ballard Technology’s versatile Aircraft Interface Devices. These rugged units are an essential part of many avionics upgrades, such as electronic flight bag (EFB) and in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, where they serve avionics data while protecting aircraft control domains from interference and corruption.

Comprehensive AID Solution

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 features proven electronic design, rugged construction, and durable 38999 connectors for high reliability and long life. As the preeminent AID on the market, the AB2-AID is ready to manage the most demanding interface programs with valuable built-in features such as a 9-port Ethernet switch, Ethernet to serial bridge, and 8GB flash memory.


Ballard’s versatile Aircraft Interface Devices are ideal for a wide variety of mil-aero applications, including:
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Integration
  • In-flight entertainment systems
  • Tactical mission systems
  • Satellite communication systems
  • Data/protocol converting
  • Data concentrating
  • Firewall protection for critical avionics data
  • On-aircraft data loading

Technical specifications
Base Model Features PowerPC processor
16 MB Flash
Real Time Clock (with 650+ hours of backup)
1 Ethernet port (10/100)
2 RS-232/423/422/485 (selectable)
2 USB 2.0 host ports
Avionics discrete I/O
IRIG A or B, AM, PWM and PPS
Voltage and temperature monitoring
8 GB Flash drive
Power: 28 VDC nominal, 33 W max.
MTBF: 35,000+ hours
Connectors J1 (Power): D38999/20FC4PN (4-pin)
J2 (Ethernet Switch): D38999/20FG35SB (79-pin)
J3 (Databus I/O): D38999/20FG35SA (79-pin)
Software Universal BTIDriver API
Embedded Linux OS and SDK (included)
CoPilot analysis & test software (optional)
Data recorder software (optional)
ARINC 615 data loader software (optional)
Optional Interfaces ARINC 708

Up to 4 channels
Hardware controlled transmit scheduling
Receive message filtering
Sequential monitor

Up to 4 dual-redundant channels
BC/RT/MON (Single- or Multi-Function)
Hardware controlled transmit scheduling
CH/TA/SA filtering
Sequential monitor
Mechanical Compact enclosure: 5.46 x 7.31 x 2.48 in (139 x 186 x 63 mm)
AB2-AID: 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
Horizontal mounting kit: 0.9 lb (0.4 kg)
Vertical mounting kit: 0.5 lb (0.2 kg)
CAD installation drawings available
Environmental Operating temperature: -40 to 71°C
Storage temperature: -55 to 100°C
Conduction or convection cooled
DO-160, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461
(Contact factory for environmental test data)
Model Description
 50-11026-05  AB2-AID
 50-11026-02  Horizontal Mounting Kit
 50-11026-03  Vertical Mounting Kit
 Additional AID Models
In addition to the 50-1126-05 AB2-AID, Ballard Technology provides additional AID models with other features, as well as custom configured AID solutions based on our proven AB3000, AB2000, and AB1000 Avionics Computer families.
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