Abaco Systems announced the EIU1000 I/O aggregator and data concentrator that combines high-density Ethernet, Avionics databus, serial, and discrete I/O connections in a compact, rugged system powered by a high-performance System-on-Chip (SoC) to reducing wiring, overall system weight and complexity.
The EIU1000 is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that enables flexible, modular and scalable designs with multi-mode connectivity in a compact, rugged enclosure complementing or even replacing existing line replaceable units (LRUs) and expensive custom-designed systems. This device allows users to aggregate signals from discrete sensors and other LRUs and subsystems through one small device. The eight port Ethernet switch is ideal for systems requiring redundancy without any additional hardware.
The EIU1000 acts as a bridge between legacy subsystems and modern backbone while trending towards a reusable, modular solution. As a COTS solution, the EIU1000 avoids high development costs and schedule delays common with custom systems. Interface flexibility, physical robustness, power, weight, and space are critical considerations in aircraft and ground vehicles, and the EIU1000 is Abaco’s lowest size, weight, and power (SWaP) system to date.