North Atlantic Industries (NAI) recently announced the introduction of the first nano-sized subsystem which has been designed to deliver advanced I/O capabilities. The wholly integrated and compact offering from NAI will enable easy connectivity with existing platform Ethernet networks which will enable any system on the network to access data easily.
NAI is a specialist provider of COTS and modified COTS products in Commercial, Extended Temperature and Rugged versions. The new Nano Interface Unit (NIU1) supports inclusion of sensor data acquisition, distribution and communication interfaces to mission computers for use in military and aerospace embedded applications.
In a statement, Lino Massafra, VP of Sales/Marketing, said that, “Our customers demand innovation in our Intelligent I/O products and the NIU1 brings immediate single function I/O and communication capability in a small, versatile and rugged subsystem. NIU1 delivers Intelligent I/O and communications where systems engineers need it.”
Based on a modular architecture from NAI, the NIU1 is capable of providing support for a number of Intelligent I/O, motion simulation/measurement and communications functions which include A/D, D/A, TTL, RTD; Discrete I/O; Differential Transceiver, Synchro/Resolver/LVDT/RVDT Measurement, Simulation and Excitation; Strain Gage; Encoder; Dual Channel Dual Redundant BC/RT/MT MIL-STD-1553; high speed Sync/Async RS232/422/423/485; ARINC (News - Alert) 429/575 and CANBus.
This model makes it possible to ensure easy integration of specific I/O interface capability into existing or new applications, focussing on select interfacing requirements thereby providing a complete I/O function subsystem.
Application benefits of the NIU1 include - a pre-processed I/O functionality focussing on specific data acquisition/control areas; new capabilities, technology insertion and sensor interfacing within existing fielded applications; lowered integration risk thanks to advanced technologies; and a 1.5”H x 1.6”D x 6.5”L @ 16 oz. (454 g) with three mounting options.