AC Reference Source


Modules AC1 – AC3

Modules AC1AC3 are NAI’s latest generation AC Reference Source Modules. They are used on our multifunction embedded boards and SBCs.

All Synchro, Resolver, LVDT, and RVDT measurement and simulation systems use transformers (either true transformers or galvanic solid-state transformers) whose main primary-to-secondary coupling is varied by physically changing (or, in simulation, commanding) the relative orientation of the two windings. For operation, the primary winding of these transformers is excited by an alternating current, and electromagnetic induction causes current to flow in the secondary winding. Windings are fixed at certain characteristic electrical angles to each other on the stator (e.g., a Synchro has three secondary winding legs, each at 120 E-degrees apart).

These three modules are used to provide an AC signal source when a secondary reference source other than the optional on-board reference module is required. The modules are programmable for full range voltage outputs from 2 to 115 VAC, and frequency from 47 Hz to 10 kHz.


Click below for detailed function module specifications:

AC11-CH, 2-115 Vrms, 47 Hz - 20 kHz (max. range), programmable
AC21-CH, 2-28 Vrms, 47 Hz -20 kHz (max. range), programmable
AC31-CH, 28-115 Vrms, 47 Hz - 2.5 kHz (max. range), programmable

Function module(s) featured in products below:

ModelBoard TypeBoard ArchitectureFunction Module SlotsSizeEthernetMaster / SlaveOn Board ReferenceOther
75G53U cPCIARM / Xilinx® Zynq3 2 x GBBoth   
64G56U VMEARM / Xilinx® Zynq6 2 x GBBoth YUser application ARM processor capability
68G53U OpenVPXDual Core ARM® Cortex® A9 @ 800 MHz3 2 x GBBoth  Slot profile: SLT3-PER-1F-14.3.2 / Module profile: MOD3-PER-1F-16.3.2-2
79G5PCIe 31/2   N/A 
ModelBoard TypeProcessorFunction Module SlotsMaximum MemoryMaximum StorageVideo OptionsEthernetAvailable O/S
75ARM13U cPCI SBCXilinx® Zynq 7015 with Dual Core ARM® Cortex® A9 @ 800 MHz3512 MB DDR3L SDRAM32 GB SATAII NAND FlashN/A2 x GBWind River® Linux, VxWorks® and Xilinx® PetaLinux OS support
68ARM13U OpenVPX SBCXlilinx® Zynq 7015 & 7016 w/Dual Core ARM® Cortex®-A9 @800MHz3512 MB DDR3 SDRAM32 GB SATAII NAND FlashN/A2 x GBWind River®, VxWorks® and Xilinx® PetaLinux OS Support
75PPC13U cPCI SBCNXP® QorIQ® P2041 Quad-Core e500mc Processor @ 1.2 GHz28 GB DDR3L SDRAM32 GB SATAII NAND FlashN/A2 x GBWind River® Linux or VxWorks®
75INT23U cPCI SBCDual Core Intel® i7 3517UE @ 1.5 GHz28 GB DDR3L SDRAM32 GB SATAII NAND FlashVGA, HDMI, LVDS, or DVI2 x GBCentOS, Red Hat®, Linux®, and Windows® Embedded Standard 7
64ARM16U VME SBCXilinx® Zynq Dual Core ARM® Cortex® A9 @ 800 MHz6 + AC Ref512 MB DDR3L SDRAM32 GB SATAII NAND FlashN/A2 x GBWind River® Linux, VxWorks® and Xilinx® PetaLinux OS support
ModelPhotoBoard TypeDimensions w/Connectors (w x h x d)Volume w/Connectors (in3)Weight / lbs (fully populated)Est. Typ. Power Dissipation (W)# of Board SlotsFunction Module SlotsMax I/O PinsEthernet
NIU1AModule6.8" x 1.5" x 2.5"28.90<1.25 to 15 WN/A1592 x GB
SIU313U cPCI4.71" x 2.35" x 8.71"96.41<5.07 to 35 W131322 x GB
SIU333U cPCI4.71" x 4.78" x 8.71"196.10<10.014 to 75 W393222 x GB
SIU353U cPCI7.13" x 4.78" x 8.71"296.85<15.025 to 100 W5155122 x GB
ModelForm FactorInput# of OutputsOutput PowerInput TransientsEMIFeaturesCooling MethodConnector - I/O
VPX55-33U, 0.8"+28 VDC6400 WattsMIL-STD-704 & MIL-STD 1275MIL-STD-461FVITA 62 Signals, I2CWedgelockPer VITA 62