Universal Conversion Engine Enclosed

The Universal Conversion Engine is a stand-alone unit, which provides data format conversion of digital, analog, serial, step, synchro, and resolver signals. This box is factory configurable to customer requirements for easy field installation.


  • Radar Systems (antenna azimuth)
  • Navigation Systems (gyrocompass, speedlog, course, pitch, and roll)
  • Industrial Processes (position, velocity)
  • Meteorology Instruments (wind speed and direction)
  • Many Others

The BBG-2000 is a stand alone system which interfaces to several types of analog and digital inputs and outputs (I/O). An onboard microcontroller controls the processing of these signals to provide conversion to user requested outputs. An optional LCD display enables display of raw or converted data.Serial data interfaces use the standard National Marine Electronics Association(NMEA) message formats NMEA-0183 as shown below. This I/O is available in RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, RS-485, or MIL-STD-188C protocols. Standard output update rate is once per second. Custom serial data formats and frequencies are available upon request.

During power up or reset, an onboard microcontroller reads the configuration switch, configures the interface card, and provides all signals and controls necessary to read the desired interface, process and display the data, and output the converted information.


  • NEMA-0183 Compatible
  • Optional LCD Display
  • 90V, 11.8V Synchro, 6.8V resolver
  • 6 and 12 STEP/DEGREE
  • RS-232, RS-422, RS-423, RS-485, MIL-STD-188C Protocols
  • Custom Serial Data Formats and Frequencies are  available upon request

Card Layout:

Technical Specification
Parameter Value Units
Power Input 15 Volts
500 Milliamps
Temperature Range
Operating Temperature 0 to +50 °C
Storage Temperature -65 to +150 °C
Synchro 90 and 11.8 Volts
0-2000 Hertz
Resolver 6.8 Volts
0-2000 Herts
Serial Message  NMEA-0183
Serial Protocol 6 Step/Degree, 12 Step/Degree
Step RS-232/422/423/485 or MIL-STD-188C
Digital 16 bit TTL
70 Volts DC
Analog 0/+5, -5/+5, -10/+10 Volts
Accuracy +/- 2 Arc Minutes
Physical Characteristics
8.0 x 10.0 x 5.0 Inches
203.2 x 25.4 x 12.7 Centimeters