North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI) announces the availability of the 68PPC2 PowerPC Single Board Computer with SAE AS6802 Time Triggered Ethernet, ARINC 664 Part 7 (AFDX), IEEE 802.3 and ARINC 429/575 support. The 68PPC2-TE1AR1 provides a safety certifiable solution for: Vehicle Management Systems, Flight Control Computers, Remote Data Concentrators, Remote Interface Units, Actuator Interface Units and Autonomous Navigation Systems as well as many others where Safety Critical and time sensitive Ethernet communication is required. It is ideally suited for rugged defense, industrial, and commercial applications.
Ethernet TCP/IP and UDP are the network communications backbone interface protocols and are supported on all NAI products, from boards to systems. Integrating TTEthernet and ARINC 664 Part 7 (AFDX) protocol support into NAI’s COSA® architecture offers customers additional adaptability, flexibility and future expansion capabilities in support of smaller, smarter and less power-hungry systems. ARINC 429/575 are universal communications standards used for data transmission in multiple platforms. Available DO-178C DAL A operating system support includes Wind River VxWorks 653 3.x and DDC-I Deos.
The 68PPC2 also supports continuous background Built-in-Test (BIT), up to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM, up to 32 GB SATA II NAND Flash storage, two 10/100/1000 Base-T or 2x 1000 Base-KX Ethernet ports, and two USB 3.0 ports.
“Integrating full support for deterministic Ethernet and ARINC-429/575 offers customers huge advantages in support of time and space-partitioned applications in commercial, military, and aerospace applications,” states Lino Massafra, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Aerospace and Defense Companies are demanding more robust and reliable processing and Ethernet capabilities for flight and mission-critical systems. Coupled with this, is the need for scalable, flexible long-term requirements to support future architectures and capabilities, while reducing size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C). NAI has integrated these functions onto an SBC that dramatically reduces SWaP while still providing, high reliability, flexibility and scalability not currently found in legacy technologies. It also provides a low-risk, cost-effective migration path from best effort IEEE 802.3 to Deterministic Ethernet.”