Compact data and I/O concentrator released by Abaco

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Abaco Systems announced a new solution with the EIU1000. The product is an 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 intended to enable flexible, modular, and scalable designs with multi-mode connectivity in a compact, rugged enclosure designed to complement or replace existing line replaceable units (LRUs) and custom-designed systems.

According to the company, this device aims to allow users to aggregate signals from discrete sensors and other LRUs and subsystems. The eight-port Ethernet switch is designed to be ideal for systems requiring redundancy without any additional hardware.

The company claims that the EIU1000 acts as a bridge between legacy subsystems and modern backbone while trending toward a reusable, modular solution and that the EIU1000 is Abaco's lowest size, weight, and power (SWaP) system to date.