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SWaP-Optimized and Reliable: NAI Introduces New SOSA™-aligned SIU32S Sensor Interface Unit for Mil-Aero Applications

BOHEMIA, NY – August 2023 -- North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a leading supplier of embedded computing solutions and power supplies, announces the launch of the SOSA™- aligned SIU32S. This highly configurable 3U OpenVPX Sensor Interface Unit is designed to meet the diverse needs of MOSA and SOSA™ Mil-Aero applications, offering high-density I/O, processing power, communications, and Ethernet switching capabilities.

Built on NAI's renowned Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) 3U OpenVPX boards and smart function modules, the SIU32S delivers off-the-shelf solutions that expedite the deployment of SWaP-optimized systems across air, land, and sea applications. Its rugged architecture ensures robustness and reliability for critical operations in challenging environments.

Key features of the SIU32S include 28 VDC dual input (Bus A / Bus B) power, 1.0” pitch slots, 12 & 3.3 VDC output power supply slot, SOSA™-aligned backplane profiles for 3U I/O-Intensive SBC Slot Profile SLT3-PAY-1F1F2U1TU1T1U1T-14.2.16 and External I/O Slot Profile SLT3-PAY-2U2U-14.2.17. The SIU32S supports extensive I/O capabilities that seamlessly integrate with various sensors and peripherals enabling efficient data gathering, processing, and transmission of crucial data.

Equipped with advanced processing options, the SIU32S offers a range of multicore processors, including the Intel® Core™ Tiger Lake i7-1186GRE or Xeon W-11865MRE, Freescale PowerPC™ QorIQ® T2080, or ARM® Cortex®-A9, -A53 or A72. This enables the unit to handle complex tasks such as mission computing, data acquisition, fire control and targeting systems, remote data concentration, and vehicle management systems, providing exceptional performance for military and aerospace applications.

The SIU32S incorporates intelligent communication and Ethernet switching capabilities, enhancing overall system performance and enabling real-time data exchange between subsystems. Its modular design offers versatility and scalability, allowing customization and adaption to specific project requirements. Whether it’s a data acquisition system, health and usage monitoring, or aircraft interface unit, the SIU32 meets various application needs seamlessly.

"We are excited to launch the SIU32S, our latest addition to the rugged embedded solutions market," said Lino Massafra V.P. of Sales & Marketing at NAI. "With its exceptional performance, configurability, and robustness, the SIU32 empowers our customers to accelerate the deployment of cutting-edge SWaP-optimized systems in challenging military and aerospace environments that require MOSA and SOSA™ solutions.

The SIU32S reflects North Atlantic Industries’ commitment to delivering innovative solutions in the rugged embedded market. With its exceptional performance, configurability, and robustness, the SIU32S is set to revolutionize the Mil-Aero industry by providing a versatile and scalable Sensor Interface Unit.

NAI is a leading independent supplier of embedded computing, Input/Output, communications, measurement, simulation, power and systems products for commercial, industrial and military applications built on a Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®). COSA offers the greatest modularity, flexibility, adaptability and configurability in the industry that accelerates our customers’ time-to-mission. COSA supports a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) that delivers the best of both worlds: custom solutions from COTS components with No NRE. For over 50 years, companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have leveraged NAI’s capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of a wide range of processing, I/O and communication-centric applications, and do so with uncompromising quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Information about NAI and its products can be found at

SIU32S 3U OpenVPX Sensor Interface Unit

The SIU32S is a highly configurable Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) rugged system or subsystem ideally suited to support a multitude of Mil-Aero applications that require high-density I/O, processing, communications and Ethernet switching. The SIU32S leverages NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) 3U boards and smart function modules to deliver off-the-shelf solutions that accelerate deployment of SWaP-optimized systems in air, land and sea applications.

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