North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), designer and manufacturer of embedded computing electronics worldwide, announces the availability of the TE1 single-port, triple-redundant Ethernet function module to support time-sensitive networking applications. The TE1 module supports all three traffic classes: Deterministic Ethernet Capability Time-Triggered Ethernet SAE AS6802 (TTEthernet); ARINC664 Part 7 and Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX); or IEEE 802.3 best effort protocol.
The NAI TE1 offers an advantage to systems integrators as the TE1 can be deployed in existing IEEE 802.3 protocol systems and later be updated to AFDX / ARINC664 Part 7 or TTEthernet without changing hardware. Applications include: Vehicle Management Systems, Flight Control Systems, Remote Data Concentrators, Remote Interface Units, Network Protocol Adapters, Space Communications, Automobiles and Autonomous Navigation Systems as well as many others where Safety Critical and time-sensitive Ethernet communication is required.
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 AFDX / ARINC664 Part 7 protocol support into NAI’s COSA™ architecture offers customers additional adaptability and flexibility and future expansion capabilities in support of smaller, smarter and less power-hungry systems.
“TTEthernet and ARINC664 Part 7 are the leading time-critical protocols used in commercial, military, and aerospace applications,” states Lino Massafra, VP of Sales and Marketing. “Aerospace and Defense Companies are demanding more robust and reliable Ethernet capabilities for flight and mission-critical systems. Coupled with this, are 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 into a single module, the TE1. The TE1 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 to Deterministic Ethernet.”