Nano Interface Unit - NIU2A

Nano Interface Unit - NIU2A

Model Embedded COTS Systems NIU2A

Nano Interface Unit - NIU2A

Configure with two I/O or communication function module—
Over 70 different modules to choose from


NAI’s NIU2A contains an integrated power supply, two function module slots and an optional ARM® Cortex®-A9 processor. This small, low-power unit is ideally suited for rugged military, industrial, and commercial applications. It delivers off-the-shelf solutions that accelerate deployment of SWaP-optimized systems — in less time, with NO NRE.

Adaptable Architecture

NAI's modular, Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) enables you to meet your most demanding system requirements out-of-the-box. Preexisting, fully-tested functions can quickly and easily be selected to meet system requirements. Individually dedicated I/O and communications processors allow mission computers to manage, monitor, and control the functions via single or dual Ethernet ports.

All products are designed to operate under extreme temperature, shock, vibration, and EMI environments. EMI filters and gaskets meet or exceed MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810G requirements.

Board Support Package (BSP) and Software Support (SSK)

The NIU2A unit includes BSP and SSK support for Wind River® VxWorks® and for Xilinx® PetaLinux (w/optional ARM Processor). In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.


  • 2 smart function modules
  • 70+ modules to choose from
  • Customer-configurable
  • COSA® architecture
  • Optional ARM® Cortex®-A9 Dual Core 800MHz Processor
    • 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM
    • 32 GB SATA II NAND Flash
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports
  • 2x 1 Gb Fiber Optic (option) 850 nm
  • Wind River® VxWorks® and Xilinx® PetaLinux OS support (w/optional ARM processor)
  • 7" W x 3" H x 2.5" D
  • 2.75 lb. (1.2 kg)
  • +28 VDC input / 5-25 W power dissipation (depending upon module configuration and application)
  • Designed to meet: MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G, & MIL-STD-704A
  • Continuous Background Built-In-Test (BIT)
  • VICTORY Interface Services (contact factory)
  • Operating temperature: -40° C to +71° C