Razorback-300
Avionics Single-Board Computer Turbine Engine Monitoring System

Image: Razorback-300 Avionics single-board computer turbine engine monitoring system

The Razorback-300 is an avionics single-board computer turbine engine monitoring system.

The Razorback-300 (RB-300) avionics single-board computer turbine engine monitoring system is an extremely compact and low-power, aerospace grade x86 compatible computer. Developed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), the RB-300 computes real-time engine parameters with simultaneous data capture. The RB-300 modernizes legacy aircraft systems while remaining compatible with previous generation support equipment.

RB-300 Features

  • Form-fit function replacement for legacy avionics processor
  • RS-422 and RS-232 interfaces
  • Conduction cooled with wedge-locks
  • Less than 4 W power consumption
  • Environmental ruggedness:
  • Temperature: -40 to 71°C operation
  • Humidity: 95% non-condensing
  • Military shock and vibration survivability

Image: RB300, modernizing legacy aircraft systems whileremaining compatible with previous support equipment
Form Factor High density. Small form factor.
Measures just 4.87" H x 5.4" W
CPU ZF micro system-on-a-chip 486 compatible.
Processor running at 100 MHz. Integrated floating point.
Less than 1 W power consumption.
Memory Expandable 32 MB SDRAM system memory
MIL-STD-1553B Dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 interface capable of remote terminal, bus monitor, or bus controller
BIOS ZF FailSafe Phoenix BIOS with headless console redirection
Non-Volatile Memory Integrated 2 GB SST NANDrive™ upgradeable to 4 GB.
Extremely small form factor providing more than 100 million write cycles
LAN Interface 10/100 Mbps Intel Pro 100 IEEE 802.3 compliant Ethernet controller
Multi-I/O Port 2 x serial (1 x RS-232 and 1 x RS-232/422)
1 x FDD Port
1 x External 44 pin 2.5" drive header (master and slave)
1 x JTAG test and programming header
1 x ZTAG BIOS flash port
1 x MIL-STD-1553B
1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Environment EMI/EMC: MIL-STD-462A CE03 and RE02
Temperature variation: MIL-STD-810F 20°C/minute
Temperature and altitude: RTCA/DO-160D
Mechanical shock: MIL-STD-810
Temperature operation: -40 to 71°C
Altitude: 45,000 ft
Ordering Information Part Number 55578-0300-10

Related Terminology

Razorback-300  •  avionics engine monitoring system  •  single-board computer  •  turbine engine monitoring  •  RB-300

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
04/15/14