Customer Configurable

Customer Configurable Embedded Systems

Rugged COTS System Solutions for I/O Intensive Applications

NAI’s family of highly configurable Rugged COTS Systems are ideally suited for defense, commercial aerospace, and industrial applications that require high-density I/O, communications, Ethernet switching, and processing for mission-critical tasks such as communications, guidance, sense and response, data acquisition and motion control.

Specification to Deployment in Less time - with NO NRE

The simplified, modular approach of our Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) enables us to use the same building blocks across multiple platforms and programs, making it possible for you to develop semi-custom solutions quickly, without NRE, while retaining all the benefits of COTS products.

Adjusting to unplanned requirements changes and future scalability are all handled easily as well.

Industry Leading Intelligent I/O

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

The programmability, intelligence and self-monitoring capabilities put more I/O capability directly into the modules, so you can reduce the processing load on the SBC and deliver more capabilities at the edges of your applications.

Whether you need a Data Concentrator Unit (DCU), Remote Interface Unit (RIU), Avionics System or more, NAI’s pre-integrated, tested and qualified Configurable Systems accelerate development timelines.

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

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NAI COSA Layer 1

Expand to view list of smart function module families, OS and Form Factor details. NAI Modules fit on our I/O Boards & SBCs which populate our Customer Configurable Rugged Systems. (Expand diagram above to view list)

NAI's modular, highly Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) enables you to meet your most demanding system requirements– in less time while reducing risks associated with custom designs.

Simply select an enclosure of your choice and NAI will populate it with pre-integrated multifunction I/O and communications boards, smart function modules, single board computers (SBCs), power supplies, and complete software libraries of your choice.

Our smart modules are function specific to support nearly any I/O requirement and scalable boxes offer SWaP-optimized solutions ideal for both centralized and decentralized solutions. 

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
NIU2AModule7.0" x 3.0" x 2.5"52.5<2.755 to 25 WN/A21322 x Gb
SIU313U4.71" x 2.35" x 8.71"96.41<5.07 to 35 W131322 x Gb
SIU333U4.71" x 4.78" x 8.71"196.10<10.014 to 75 W393222 x Gb
SIU353U7.13" x 4.78" x 8.71"296.85<15.025 to 100 W5155122 x Gb
SIU363U OpenVPX7.13"x 4.78" x 9.39"320<6.85 lbs. Chassis plus ~ 1.25 lbs. for PSU and each addl. board50 to 150 W6189062 x Gb
SIU66U11.75" x 3.35" x 8.65"340.49<14.012 to 60 W2123162 x Gb