Abaco Announces Single Board Computer and Avionics I/O Boards for Flight-Certifiable Applications


HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— March 30, 2021 Abaco Systems, Inc. announced the release of two boards, the SBC314C single board computer and RAR15XC avionics data bus communications XMC mezzanine board, for embedded flight-certifiable applications. Previously only available as part of the FORCE2C rugged line replaceable unit (LRU), the two are now each 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 features an XMC mezzanine site. It is pin-compatible with the SBC314, providing a pathway to flight certification for existing customers. The SBC314C supports a diverse I/O set that includes Gigabit Ethernet, serial communication ports, USB 2.0, SATA and GPIO.


The SBC314C is fully supported by Power-on Built-In Test (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 needing to build complex integrated modular avionics systems.


The RAR15XC XMC board delivers high-density MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data bus communications as well as avionics discrete I/O. The RAR15XC is pin-compatible with the RAR15X and provides operational capability for full integration into aircraft systems. It is engineered to meet the demands of the most safety-critical applications and provides high-level functionality to reduce 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.”


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 create innovative, modular solutions based on open standards that are characterized by outstanding price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP. Our goal is to be a significant contributor to our customers’ success, partnering with them to reduce cost, time-to-deployment and risk and supporting them over the long term.  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. 



For more information, contact:

Alisa Coffey

Head of Marketing

Abaco Systems




NXP and QorIQ are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. VxWorks 653 is a trademark of Wind River Systems, Inc. Deos is a trademark of DDC-I, Inc. INTEGRITY-178 tuMP is a trademark of Green Hills Software. LynxOS-178 is a trademark of Lynx Software Technologies.