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North Atlantic Industries Releases New 68G6 3U OpenVPX SOSA™-Aligned Multifunction I/O Board

BOHEMIA, NY January 2024 -- North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a leader in embedded computing solutions and power supplies, releases its latest SOSA™-aligned 3U Open VPX Multifunction I/O Board. The 68G6 is designed to meet the demands of challenging air, land, and sea I/O, Communications, Measurement and Simulation applications, offering MOSA and SOSA™ aligned modularity, configurability, programmability and adaptability for I/O intensive applications.

The 68G6 is aligned to the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA™) standard, ensuring seamless integration and scalability for extensive I/O and Processing Systems. Key features include configuring the 68G6 with up to three NAI smart I/O and communication function modules with access over standard expansion plane (EP) PCIe and control plane (CP) Ethernet interfaces. The 68G6 also offers easy external backplane interface access direct to a PCIe x1 e.g. Dual Ethernet (EM1) and/or SATA SSD (FMx) function modules for external SBC functional expansion. Furthermore, the 68G6 aligns with NAI’s certifiable product development roadmap, emphasizing its commitment to complying with DO-178C and DO-254 design assurance guidelines for safety-critical applications.

The 68G6 is provided with API/libraries for customer software application development compatible with major operating systems. The 68G6 endpoint includes a Dual or Quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A53 processors (optional) to support local smart module and processing capability. This capability provides a platform for customer developed localized I/O processing and management software applications, offering a robust capability for offloading high-performance computing locally on the 68G6. Security is also a paramount consideration in the 68G6’s design, with up to FIPS-140-3 Level 3 hardware support, a secure boot process, and a comprehensive set of cybersecurity options to uphold the highest data integrity and security standards.

"The release of the 68G6 is a significant milestone for NAI. It underscores our commitment to innovation and excellence, poised to deliver a new level of performance, versatility, and reliability for our customers in the defense and aerospace sectors, especially in rugged Mil-Aero applications." said Lino Massafra, VP of Sales and Marketing at North Atlantic Industries. “The 68G6 offers off-the-shelf solutions that streamline the deployment of Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP)-optimized systems across air, land, and sea applications, reaffirming our dedication to meeting the unique demands of these critical fields.”

The release of the 68G6 reaffirms NAI’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of excellence in the realm of embedded computing. The 68G6 is designed to meet the exacting needs of our customers in the Mil-Aero industry. With its high-performance processor, remarkable flexibility, and robust design, the 68G6 is on the path to becoming the top choice for those seeking a Multifunction I/O Board that offers unparalleled configurability, security, and dependability.

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

68G6 3U OpenVPX SOSA™-Aligned MFIO-Intensive Processing Board

The 68G6 is a SOSA™-Aligned 3U OpenVPX board that can be configured with up to three NAI smart I/O and communication function modules. In addition to the standard expansion plane (EP) PCIe and control plane (CP) Ethernet control interfaces, the 68G6 facilitates convenient external access to supported NAI PCIe function modules through its 1 x1 PCIe interface, enabling seamless expansion of host SBC functions for enhanced project solutions, while also offering external access to supported NAI FMx modules via a SATA II interface.

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