SWaP Optimized Processing and Multifunction I/O & Communications System
The NIU3A is a small, rugged, low-power, self-contained processing and multifunction I/O system preconfigured with 24-CH programmable Discrete I/O, 8-CH ARINC 429/575, 4-CH CANBus and 2-CH MIL-STD-1553 functions. The NIU3A can also be configured with up to three smart Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) function modules. The NIU3A boasts Dual or Quad Core ARM Cortex®-A53 processors for customer software applications and I/O and communications management. The NIU3A is configured with two 10/100/1000BASE-T (GbE) Ethernet ports and an RS-232 port for maintenance / diagnostic or configuration interface. Ideally suited for rugged on-board vehicle, marine and aircraft platforms, the NIU3A delivers off-the-shelf solutions that accelerate deployment of SWaP-optimized systems in air, land and sea applications.
The NIU3A rugged multifunction I/O and communications platform provides scalable system level solutions to field and expand digital network architectures. A dual capability module slot allows for PCIe modules that offer support for single channel, Tri-Redundant TTE / AFDX (ARINC 664 part 7) / Best Effort Ethernet (2 x 10/100/1000BASE-T) or two nodes with 3 ports/node FireWire (IEEE 1394) communications interface.
- Preconfigured embedded I/O Functions: 24-CH Discrete I/O, 8-CH ARINC 429/575, 4-CH CANBus (programmable for CAN 2.0A/B, ARINC 825 or CAN FD protocol) and 2-CH MIL-STD-1553
- Supports three NAI smart I/O function modules
- Minimized SWaP Footprint
- Xilinx UltraScale+ SoC with Dual/Quad Core ARM® Cortex®-A53 processors
- 28 VDC Input Power Supply (50+ ms Hold-up Option)
- DO-178C & DO-254 DAL A (Contact Factory)
- Cybersecurity & Anti-Tamper (Contact Factory)
The NIU3A includes SSKs to support multiple operating systems. In addition, SSKs are supplied with source code and board-specific library I/O APIs to facilitate system integration.
Accelerate Your Time-to-Mission™ With COSA®
NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) offers a choice of over 70 smart I/O, communication, and Ethernet switch functions, providing the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any multifunction I/O board in the industry. Preexisting, fully-tested functions can be combined quickly and easily in an unlimited number of ways. Each I/O function has dedicated processing, unburdening the system Single Board Computer (SBC) from unnecessary data management overhead.
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Just How Configurable Are NAI's COTS Systems?
Need more or less configurations than the NIU3A? Choose from NAI's standard COTS configurable systems that you can populate with pre-integrated boards, smart function modules, power supplies and software libraries of your choice.
(w x h x d)
Weight / lbs.
|Board Slots||Board Formats|
|NIU1A||6.8” x 1.5” x 2.5”||< 1.2||1||N/A||Integrated System|
|NIU2A||7.0” x 3.0” x 2.5”||< 2.75||2||N/A||Integrated System|
|NIU3A||7.23" x 5.51" x 3.18"||< 5.9||3||N/A||Integrated System|
|NIU3E||7.2" x 6.6" x 3.0"||< 6||1||N/A||Integrated System|
|SIU31||4.71” x 2.35” x 8.71”||< 5||3||1||cPCI|
|9.4” x 5.7” x 3.9”||< 11||6||2||OpenVPX|
|SIU33||4.71” x 4.78” x 8.71”||< 10||9||3||cPCI|
|SIU33V||4.71” x 4.78” x 8.71”||< 10||9||3||OpenVPX|
|SIU34||9.4” x 5.7” x 5.9”||< 16||12||4||OpenVPX|
|SIU35||7.13” x 4.76” x 8.71”||< 15||15||5||cPCI, OpenVPX|
|SIU36||7.13“ x 4.71“ x 8.91“||< 23||18||6||OpenVPX|
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