6U cPCI Multifunction I/O Board

Model 6U cPCI 78C2

6U cPCI Multifunction I/O Board

Six I/O and communication function module slots—
A variety of modules to choose from


NAI’s 78C2 is a 6U cPCI multifunction I/O and communication board with six independent function module slots that can be configured with a variety of I/O and communication functions. Additional enhancements include FIFO data buffering for select modules. Using multiple DSPs, the enhanced motherboard enables higher processing power and dedicated pre-processing control for each module.

By eliminating the need for multiple, specialized, single-function boards, this unique design increases packaging density, saves enclosure slots, and reduces power consumption. The 78C2, a low-power/high-performance board, is ideally suited for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial applications.

Preexisting, fully-tested functions can be quickly and easily combined in an unlimited number of ways. Each I/O function has dedicated processing, unburdening the system Single Board Computer (SBC) from unnecessary data management overhead.

The 78C2 includes Software Support Kits (SSKs) for multiple operating systems. In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.

I/O Product Reference Guide


  • Support for 6 independent, intelligent function modules
  • A variety of I/O and communication modules to choose from
  • Control via either PCI Bus or Gigabit Ethernet (Gig-E) interface
  • FIFO data buffering for A/D, D/A, S/D, and LVDT functions
  • Connections via front panel, rear panel, or both
  • Automatic Background Built-in-Test (BIT) (module dependent)
  • No damage if signals are applied when card is not powered
  • Software Support Kits (SSKs) and drivers available
  • Commercial and rugged models
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 70° C commercial, -40° C to +85° C rugged
Document DownloadsDate
78C2 Data Sheet
78C2 Specifications
78C2 Operation Manual
Complete manual that includes all available function modules.
78C2 Operation Custom Manual
Abbreviated manual that includes only function modules selected in the part number.
1553 Module (Nx) Programmer's Reference Guide
E7 Module Users Guide Addendum
Environmental Specifications for cPCI and VME cards
NAI Ethernet Interface for Embedded IO Boards Specification
Application Note: Encoder/Commutation Option
Quick Start Software Guide
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