3U OpenVPX ARM Cortex-A9 SBC

Model Single Board Computer 68ARM1

3U OpenVPX ARM Cortex-A9 SBC

3U OpenVPX SBC with three I/O and communications function module slots—
Over 40 different modules to choose from

Customer-configurable 3U ARM Cortex A-9 SBC

NAI’s 68ARM1 is a 3U VPX ARM® Cortex® A9-based, Single Board Computer (SBC) that can be configured with up to three intelligent function modules. Ideally suited for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial applications, the 68ARM1 delivers off-the-shelf solutions that accelerate deployment of SWaP-optimized systems.

Adaptable Architecture

NAI’s Custom-On-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA®) offers a choice of over 40 intelligent I/O, communications, and Ethernet switch functions, providing the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any 3U SBC in the industry. Preexisting, fully-tested functions can be combined in an unlimited number of ways quickly and easily. Each I/O function has dedicated processing, unburdening the SBC from unnecessary data management overhead.

The ARM® Cortex®-A9 processor is a low power, cost-sensitive, multi-core processor delivering exceptional levels of performance and power efficiency with all the functionality required in rugged, embedded SWaP-optimized programs for the Defense and Aerospace industries.

Background Built-In-Test (BIT)

BIT continuously monitors the status of all I/O during normal operations and is totally transparent to the user. SBC resources are not consumed while executing BIT routines. This simplifies maintenance, assures operational readiness, reduces life-cycle costs and—keeps your systems mission ready.

Board Support Package (BSP) and Software Support Kit (SSK)

The 68ARM1 includes BSP and SSK support for Wind River® VxWorks®, and for Xilinx® PetaLinux. In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.

Eliminate man-months of integration with a configured, field-proven 3U VPX ARM Cortex A9 SBC from NAI.


  • OpenVPX Profile: SLT3-PAY-1F2U-14.2.12
    • Data plane:  4 x1 PCIe
    • Control plane:  2x 10/100/1000Base-T, or 2x 1000Base–KX
  • ARM® Cortex®-A9 Dual Core 800MHz Processor
  • 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 32 GB On-Board SATA II NAND Flash
  • Expansion SATA II Flash support available
    • On-board module 3 or
    • External SATA II port access
  • < 10 W MB power dissipation
  • Up to 3 independent Intelligent I/O function modules supported
  • Front and/or rear I/O
  • 40+ modules to choose from
  • Commercial or rugged applications
  • Independent x1 SerDes interface to each function module slot
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet; 2 to rear or 1 to rear and 1 to front I/O; or
    2x 1000Base-KX to rear I/O
  • I2C bus to rear I/O
  • 1x USB 2.0 port to rear or front I/O
  • 1x RS232 to front or rear I/O
  • Operating temp:  0° C to +70° C or rugged -40° C to +85° C
  • Wind River® VxWorks® and Xilinx® PetaLinux OS support
  • Continuous Background Built-in-Test (BIT)
  • Intelligent I/O library support included
  • COSA® architecture
  • VICTORY Interface Services (Contact factory)


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68ARM1 Data Sheet

Note: Linux Driver(s): All Linux driver / source code are provided as is without change support.