ACE Flight™ 1600 Gateway Router New

ACE Flight™ 1600 Gateway Router
  • Small Form Factor Avionics Gateway Router
  • Intel E3845 Quad Core Processor with 4GB ECC RAM
  • Integrated Managed Ethernet Switch
  • Wireless Connectivity - 4G/LTE (global); Optional WiFi
  • Qualified to DO-160G
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Avionics Certified - Ultra Small - Secure Gateway Router

The ACE Flight 1600 Gateway Router is a small form factor, avionics networking platform, purpose built to provide enterprise-class security and connectivity to and throughout the aircraft. Consolidating wireless connectivity, switching, routing, and security, means airlines, business jet operators and service providers can economically deliver new applications and services to the aircraft within a single securely connected platform.

Like all of Kontron’s avionics products, the ACE Flight 1600 Gateway Router is based on an open architecture, standards based building blocks that support long lifetime and maximum product flexibility. Two software options are available from Kontron for this product:

  • Turnkey software application installed that supports network routing, wireless, security, and operator interface functions. No user software development is required.

  • Application-ready solution with integrated Linux operating system, board support package, drivers, libraries, APIs, Built-in-Test and example code. Users are able to install 3rd party applications or develop their own.

Features of the ACE Flight 1600 include the latest in wireless standards: 4G LTE Advanced-Pro cellular which supports on-ground connectivity throughout the world; and 802.11ac WiFi for connectivity to passengers, crew, pilot and ground operations. The platform also supports routing for both wireless and wired network connections, and has an internal L2-managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch. A typical routing application is the secure interface from client devices onboard the aircraft to SATCOM or Air-To-Ground connectivity links. The ACE Flight 1600 also supports other important communication channels such as ARINC 429 , ISDN, aircraft discrete I/O and USB ports.

The ultra-small form factor and fanless design of the ACE Flight 1600 gives installers maximum flexibility. Product integration and maintenance considerations on the aircraft have been optimized. The aircraft connections feature quick installation locking connectors for the I/O interfaces and quick-connect RF connections for the cellular and WiFi RF interfaces. The front I/O panel of the ACE Flight 1600 allows maintenance access to the dual mini-SIM slots, USB, serial, Ethernet and Display ports.


Form Factor Small Form Factor: 1.75”H x 7.8”W x 5.5”D; conduction cooled
Processor Intel® E3845, 4-Core Processor, 1.5 GHz
Operating System Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Weight 3.4 lbs (1.5 kg) with cellular modem
3.9 lbs (1.7 kg) with cellular and WiFi modem
Ports 5x 10/1000/1000BT Ethernet Ports (Switched) via J2, J3 & J4 rear connectors
1x 10/1000/1000BT Ethernet Port (Direct) via J2 rear connector
1x 10/1000/1000BT Ethernet Port RJ45 front access panel
Ethernet L2 Managed Ethernet Switch
Wireless connectivity 802.11 ac/abgn WiFi radio with 3x external RF QMA connections
via front panel
USB 1x USB 2.0 via J1 connector
1x USB 2.0 via front access panel
Serial 1x RS232 (mini USB Type B) via front access panel



ACE Flight 1600 Gateway
[ ace-flight-1600_20180327_datasheet.pdf, 114.81 KB, Apr.02.2018 ]


General Safety Instruction
[ 0_0096_4370_v2_2_d_e_2019-10-15.pdf, 111.84 KB, Oct.29.2019 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 390.7 KB, Sep.06.2019 ]


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