AVIO-2353 3U OpenVPX I/O Interface Board with BuiltSAFE

XMC site, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553 interfaces, DO-254 and DO-178C artifacts

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DO-178C/DO-254 Certifiable I/O for Avionic Mission Computers

The AVIO-2353 with BuiltSAFE™ technology is a safety-certifiable 3U OpenVPX™ interface board featuring a rich set of I/O optimized for avionic mission computers. Driven through the VPX PCIe® bus and featuring MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, RS232/422/485 and GPIOs, the AVIO-2353 provides the standard interfaces used to communicate with avionic electronic sensors and other subsystems. Use our FlexIO technology to customize the AVIO-2353 pinout to the specific needs of your system.

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Lower Malfunction Risk and Save Resources

Mercury’s proven 3U avionics modules accelerate safety-critical applications like AI machine vision and augmented reality, expedite the certification process, save aircraft resources and speed subsystem time to market.


Key Features

  • Designed to DO-254/178C up to DAL-A certification
  • Comprehensive I/O optimized for C4ISR avionic mission computing
  • FlexIO™ technology for I/O customization
  • XMC site
  • Safety-optimized board management
  • Safety certification services and support


  • 3U OpenVPX (VITA 65)/VPX REDI (VITA 48)
  • XMC 2.0 (VITA 61), XMC PCIe (VITA 42.3)
  • Certifiable up to DAL-C (DO-178C/DO-254)
  • Peripheral slot profile SLT3-PER-1U-14.3.3

Default I/O Configuration

  • 2 dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channel controllers/terminals (BC, RT and MT)
  • 16 receiving and 8 transmitting ARINC-429 channels for high and low speed
  • 10 configurable RS232/RS422/RS485 serial channels
  • 5 LVTTL compatible 5V tolerant GPIOs

High-Speed Links/Connections

  • 1x PCIe Gen2 x1 from PCIe switch to OpenVPX-P1
  • 1x XMC 2.0 (VITA 61) site to interface an BuiltSAFE MFCC-8557
  • 3x PCIe Gen2 x1 on XMC-J16
  • 1x PCIe Gen2 x4 on XMC-J15
  • 1x SGMII interface on XMC-J16
  • 1x 1000BASE-BX interface on XMC-J16
  • 1x USB 2.0 OTG on XMC-J16
  • 1x USB for serial link on XMC-J16

Safety Optimized Board Management

  • Voltage monitoring
  • Temperature monitoring (thermal sensors on critical positions)
  • Elapsed time and event counter
  • Error reporting
  • Reset management
  • Environmental Specification
Board Support Packages (BSP)

Board Support Packages (BSP)

  • Linux
  • Greenhills
  • DeOS
  • LynxOS
  • PikeOS
  • WindRiver

Purpose-Built Subsystems

Built For Today, Ready for Tomorrow

By combining our OpenVPX multiprocessing and SBC modules with a complementary portfolio of storage, I/O, networking, GPUs, and software, we create customizable, rugged embedded subsystems that securely operate at the tactical edge.  

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