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North Atlantic Industries announces the release of latest generation MIL-STD-1760 Smart Communication Function Modules (FTJ and FTK)

BOHEMIA, NY – August 2019 -- North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a leading supplier of embedded computing solutions and power supplies, announces the availability of the FTJ and FTK MIL-STD-1760 smart communication function modules. Modules FTJ and FTK meet the operational requirements within the general specifications of MIL-STD-1760 as applied to an integrated I/O function module and include special designed transceivers to ensure signal parameter operation and integrity.

The FTJ & FTK modules provide a single and dual-channel (respectively) communications interface and offer advantages including independent (dual-redundant) interface channels with support for Remote Terminal (RT) and Bus Monitor (BM) combination, automatic message return support, automatic message retries and multiple message processing. 64 words on-board memory is available per channel.

MIL-STD-1760, based on the MIL-STD-1553 signal and interface backbone, includes additional communication and the electrical interface requirements for subsystems connected to the data bus for integration into weapon systems. When auto-initialized as an RT, the channel(s) can respond on the bus with valid messages within 150 ms of power-on.

“The addition of the FTJ & FTK communications modules supplements the wide array of NAI’s COSA® Architecture smart function support.” states Lino Massafra, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Providing a MIL-STD-1760 weapons store communications solution augments NAI’s support for warfighter platform systems integration and capabilities.”

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