Remote Data Concentrator

Remote Data Concentrator

Vehicle Management

Application Ready Systems

Remote Data Concentrators (RDC) process and format aircraft sensor data into a common digital format over MIL-STD-1553, RS-422 and ARINC-429 protocols, which can then be received by avionics computers and cockpit displays that require engine/aircraft sensor data in a digitized form.

RDCs often serve as the "central nervous system" for most avionics equipment on an aircraft and host the avionics and utilities functions, eliminating several boxes and hundreds of pounds of cable. These rugged, high speed, modular A/D, D/A conversion devices are designed primarily for specific avionics systems including fixed-wing, rotorcraft and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms.

NAI designs remote data concentrators around core COTS technology building blocks, offering our customers readily available, interoperable, field-proven systems (or subsystems) designed to withstand the rigors of harsh, SWaP-constrained environments where compact, low-power systems are required.

NAI leverages its decades of experience in embedding electronics to include application-ready remote data concentrators. With our highly adaptive, modular Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®), NAI's I/O boards have the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any multifunction I/O board in the industry, delivering more intelligence and functionality in a smaller footprint - all at a lower cost.

NAI’s rugged RDCs offer proven solutions and are ruggedized to withstand -40º C to +71º C and qualified to MIL-STD-1275D & MIL-STD-704A with 50 ms holdup (power supply); MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810G.

Accelerate Your Time-to-Mission with an application-ready Rugged COTS System from NAI.

ModelPhotoSeriesForm FactorProcessorSpeedI/O & CommsOSWt. (lbs)Volume (in3)
RDC-31CP0BSIU313U cPCIARM® Cortex®-A9N/A2 x 10/100/1000Base-T; ARINC 429/575 (12); CANBus (8); RS-232422485 (8); 28 VDC PSU w/holdupVxWorks®, Xilinx® PetaLinux<5.096.41
RDC-33CP0BSIU333U cPCIIntel® Core™ i7N/A2 x 10/100/1000Base-T; MIL-STD-1553 (2); CANBus (8); ARINC 429/575 (12); RS-232/422/485 (12); Discrete I/O (16); A/D (16); D/A (12); 28 VDC PSU w/holdupLinux® (CentOS®, Red Hat®), Windows® Embedded Standard 7<10.0196.10
RDC-35CP0BSIU353U cPCINXP® Quad QorlQ® P2041N/A2 x 10/100/1000Base-T; MIL-STD-1553 (2); ARINC 429/575 (12); CANBus (8); RS-232/422/485 (12); Differential I/O (32); Discrete I/O (40); A/D (28); D/A (28); RTD (8); 28 VDC PSU w/holdupVxWorks®<15.0296.85