BC-5 Bus Converter

BC-5 Bus Converter

  • Communication Between Busses
  • FAA TSO’d to DO-160G & DO-178 Level C
  • ARINC 429, CAN, RS422, RS232, Bluetooth

SKU: BC-5 Categories: , , ,

Communication Between Busses

  • ARINC 429, CAN, RS422, RS232, Bluetooth

Precise, Stable & Accurate

  • FAA TSO’d to DO-160G & DO-178 Level C,Conforms to TSO C-43c, C44c, C45b, 47a, 49b

Accurate, Dependable & Easy To Use

  • Electronics International consistently has been a leader in digital engine instrumentation since 1979.

EI’s BC-5 provides an elegant solution to the challenge of trying to interface several new and legacy data protocols, various data transmitting components, and co-existing displays. The BC-5 can translate, calculate, process, and record data, and also provides some optional external control lines.

BC-5 Overview


The BC-5 is capable of accepting and translating input from several different communication protocols, including CAN, ARINC, Bluetooth, RS-232 and RS-422. It doesn’t matter if the data is sent from an Air Data Computer, Engine Data Converter, FADEC or another device, the BC-5 can accept data from multiple sources.


The BC-5 isn’t just a passive receiver of data. It can perform calculations on data received, and make decisions based on complex comparisons and situations.


After the BC-5 receives data and performs all necessary comparisons and calculations, the data is output in any specified format. The processed data can be sent to many different platforms. Some customers use the BC-5 to accept data from several inputs to display data on our MVP-50, others have used the BC-5 to drive existing OEM systems, and yet other customers have used the BC-5 to be a translator for both types of systems.


EI’s MVP and CGR systems include onboard data record, but some clients want to use the BC-5 as an oboard data recorder. Certain configurations of the BC-5 allow for thousands of hours of data to be recorded.


The BC-5 has the capability of driving control lines High or Low, based on defined criteria. If a parameter slips past a redline, if a timer reaches its limit, if a differential is exceeded between compared functions, or any other set of conditions is met based on processed data, the BC-5 can be configured to turn on or off external control lines.

Example Applications

The BC-5 can interface with many different system, including EI products, custom and OEM systems. If you need data monitored, manipulated, displayed or recorded, chances are good the BC-5 is the answer to your needs.

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For more information on how the BC-5 can help you, contact us by phone at (541) 318-6060 or by email at Support@iFlyEi.com.


3.8” L x 2.6” W x 1.57” H

0.66 Lb

Power Requirements
7.0 to 40 Volts
Typical: 0.1 amps @ 12 Volts

FAA TSO’d to DO-160G & DO-178
Level C, Conforms to TSO C-43c, C44c, C45b, 47a, 49b

Communication Ports

  • ARINC 429
  • CAN
  • RS 232
  • RS 422
  • Bluetooth
  • Discrete I/O


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