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Nano Interface Unit - NIU2A

Configure with two I/O or communication function module—
Over 70 different modules to choose from

NAI’s NIU2A contains an integrated power supply, two function module slots and an optional ARM® Cortex®-A9 processor. This small, low-power unit is ideally suited for rugged military, industrial, and commercial applications. It delivers off-the-shelf solutions that accelerate deployment of SWaP-optimized systems — in less time, with NO NRE.

The NIU2A unit includes BSP and SSK support for Wind River® VxWorks® and for Xilinx® PetaLinux (w/optional ARM Processor). In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.

  • 2 smart function modules
  • 70+ modules to choose from
  • Customer-configurable
  • COSA® architecture
  • Optional ARM® Cortex®-A9 Dual Core 800MHz Processor: 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM, 32 GB SATA II NAND Flash
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports
  • 2x 1 Gb Fiber Optic (option) 850 nm
  • Wind River® VxWorks® and Xilinx® PetaLinux OS support (w/optional ARM processor)
  • 7" W x 3" H x 2.5" D
  • 2.75 lb. (1.2 kg)
  • +28 VDC input / 5-25 W power dissipation (depending upon module configuration and application)
  • Designed to meet: MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, & MIL-STD-704A
  • Continuous Background Built-In-Test (BIT)
  • VICTORY Interface Services (contact factory)
  • Operating temperature: -40° C to +71° C

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The >NIU2A includes SSKs to support multiple operating systems. In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.

Accelerate Your Time-to-Mission™ With COSA®

NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) offers a choice of over 70 smart I/O, communication, and Ethernet switch functions, providing the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any multifunction I/O board in the industry. Preexisting, fully-tested functions can be combined quickly and easily in an unlimited number of ways. Each I/O function has dedicated processing, unburdening the system Single Board Computer (SBC) from unnecessary data management overhead.

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