Configurable Open System Architecture (COSA) - North Atlantic Industries

COSA Technology

NAI's Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) helps customers eliminate the need to design custom board and data acquisition systems for most sense-and-response applications.

Configure Boards & Systems Easily for a Complete COTS Solution

COSA enabled designs incorporate an innovative mix of processors and FPGAs that perform complex and time-critical tasks such as motion control, process control, monitoring, data transfer, and communications. Select a standard platform such as cPCI, OpenVPX (3U or 6U), PCIe or VME and customize it for your unique application with our vast range of function modules.

With all the advantages of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products, our modular and highly adaptive programmable architecture ensures that we can meet your requirements with a fully tested solution that does not require custom design or NRE.

Here's How it Works:

  1. Select Board, Rugged System or Single Board Computer subject to your system requirements.

  2. Customize it in modular fashion - selecting from more than 40 available, fully tested I/O, Communication or Ethernet switch functions.

  3. Modify board configuration as necessary if or when requirements change.


NAI's COSA Architecture is helping some of the world's largest aerospace, defense and industrial companies meet complex requirements with high-density solutions in less space, with lower power requirements, no NRE and faster timelines than is possible with alternative solutions.

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View our full list of COTS Products or Intelligent Function Modules.

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