North Atlantic Industries (NAI) (Bohemia, NY) has announced the Nano Inter face Unit (NIU1), a nano-sized subsystem with I/O capabilities. The technology connects to existing platform Ethernet networks, making data available to any system on the network. The NIU1 adds sensor data acquisition, distribution, and communication interfaces to mission computers without chassis and backplane redesign.

The unit supports a selection of different intelligent I/O, motion simulation/measurement, and communications functions, such as A/D, D/A, TTL, RTD; discrete I/O; differential transceiver, synchro/resolver/LVDT/RVDT measurement, simulation, and excitation; strain gage; encoder; dual channel dual redundant BC/RT/MT MIL-STD-1553; high-speed sync/async RS232/422/423/485; ARINC 429/575, and CANBus. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) is standard.

Other benefits include independent (pre-processed) I/O functionality targeted to specific data acquisition/control areas. The 1.5" × 1.6"× 6.5" subsystem weighs 16 oz. and has three mounting options.

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