6U cPCI Multifunction I/O Boards

Configurable 6U cPCI Multifunction I/O Boards

NAI offers a variety of rugged 6U CompactPCI Boards - designed to be combined with our pre-integrated smart function modules - to create a highly flexible COTS-based solution ideally suited for I/O intensive sense, response and communications requirements.

With over 70 pre-integrated I/O, measurement, simulation or communication functions to choose from, NAI’s modular approach provides unmatched levels of design flexibility, channel density and SWaP optimization.

Optimized to deliver unusually high-function density, high resolution / accuracy and low power consumption for rugged defense, commercial aerospace, and industrial applications, NAI’s intelligent 6U CompactPCI cards can often operate as standalone systems, eliminating the need for a Single Board Computer (SBC), operating system and associated software royalty costs.


  • Support for up to 6 independent, smart function modules (model dependent)
  • Control via PCI Bus or dual Giagabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces
  • Standard features include extensive diagnostics, continuous Background Built-in-Test (BIT), auto-ranging of signal inputs, self-calibration, galvanic isolation, and field-programmable parameters.
  • Connections via front panel, rear panel, or both
  • Conduction or Convection cooled versions available
  • Commercial or rugged applications
  • Operating temp: 0º C to +70º C or Rugged -40º C to +85º C
  • Free Software Support Kit with board-specific library (DLL) and source code supplied to facilitate application development.
    • For Wind®River Linux and VxWorks® developments, please contact the factory.

All NAI products are 100% designed and manufactured in the United States.

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COSA Design Advantages (2:56)

As a result of our Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®), our 6U cPCI Boards can be easily configured to meet a wide variety of application-specific requirements quickly and without the need for custom boards.

Dedicated FPGAs embedded on our smart modules provide unique software and processing advantages that drive time and cost out of our customer’s design, development and qualification schedules.

ModelBoard TypeBoard ArchitectureFunction Module SlotsEthernetMaster / SlaveOn Board ReferenceOther
78C26U cPCIBF533 / Cyclone® II61 x GbSlaveYHigh power D/S capable
78CS26U cPCIBF533 / Cyclone® II51 x GbSlaveY