Interface to add military sensor data acquisition and distribution introduced by NAI
BOHEMIA, N.Y., 9 Oct. 2014. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) Inc. in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing an enhanced Nano Interface Unit (NIU1) to add sensor data acquisition, distribution, and communication interfaces to military and aerospace embedded computers without chassis and backplane redesign.
Enhancements to the NIU1 include SoC dual ARM Cortex-A9 processor for smaller size, lower power, higher bandwidth, shared memory, and lower latency in a small package, as well as processor software programming support for Wind River Linux, VxWorks, and Xilinx PetaLinux.
The compact, nano-sized subsystem connects to existing Ethernet networks, making data available to any system on the network. Built on NAI's Custom-On-Standard Architecture. (COSA.), the NIU1A offers more than 40 intelligent I/O and communications functions.
These functions include A/D, D/A, TTL, RTD, discrete I/O, differential transceiver, synchro/resolver, LVDT/RVDT measurement, simulation and excitation, strain gage, quad channel redundant BC/RT/MT MIL-STD-1553, high-speed sync/async RS232/422/423/485, ARINC 429/575, and CANBus.
The ARM Cortex-A9 processor supports embedded computing, SWaP constrained systems, company officials say. Total power consumption is between 6 and 12 Watts, depending I/O module.
For more information contact North Atlantic Industries online at www.naii.com.