6U VME ARM Cortex-A9 SBC

Model Single Board Computer 64ARM1

6U VME ARM Cortex-A9 SBC

6U VME ARM SBC with six I/O and communications function module slots —
ver 40 different modules to choose from

Customer-configurable 6U VME ARM SBC

NAI’s 64ARM1 is a 6U VME ARM® Cortex®-A9-based, Single Board Computer (SBC) that can be configured with up to six intelligent function modules. Ideally suited for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial applications, the 64ARM1 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, communication, and Ethernet switch functions, providing the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any 6U VME 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 64ARM1 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 6U VME ARM Cortex-A9 SBC from NAI.


  • Compact 6U VME SBC with support for 6 independent, intelligent function modules
  • 40+ modules to choose from
  • Independent x1 SerDes interface to each function module slot
  • COSA® architecture
  • ARM® Cortex®-A9 Dual Core 800 MHz Processor
  • 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Up to 32 GB SATAII NAND Flash (4 GB standard)
  • < 5 W MB power dissipation
  • Front and/or rear I/O
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet; 2 to rear, or 1 to rear and 1 to front I/O
  • 1x RS232 to front or rear I/O
  • I2C Bus to rear I/O
  • Wind River® VxWorks®, and Xilinx® PetaLinux OS support
  • Intelligent I/O library support available
  • Continuous Background Built-in-Test (BIT)
  • VICTORY Interface Services (contact factory.)
  • Commercial and rugged versions
  • Operating temperature:  0° C to +70° C commercial, or -40° C to +85° C rugged
Document DownloadsDate
64ARM1 Data Sheet
64ARM1 Manual
Complete manual that includes all available function modules.
64ARM1 Custom Manual
Abbreviated manual that includes only function modules selected in the part number.
NAI Ethernet Interface for Generation 5 SBC and Embedded I/O Boards Software Specification
Quick Start Guide for ARM System Using Linux Host
Quick Start Guide for ARM System Using Windows Host
64ARM1 Part Number Designation

Note: Linux Driver(s): All Linux driver / source code are provided as is without change support.
News ItemsDate
Board and Box Level Systems Face SWaP Design Challenges
Reducing size, weight and power of military systems remains a challenge, especially when shrinking budgets are putting pressure on costs.
High-end Technology/High-End Relationships
Interview with Business in Focus Magazine: High-end Technology and High-end Relationships
Q and A with William Forman, President and CEO
"It’s about offering a smarter, faster, more efficient system design that requires complex I/O requirements— that’s where we excel."