NIS’s chassis families – Embedded, Military-tested, Rugged COTS, and COTS – incorporate state-of-the-art design and features tailored to specific application or environment conditions. Military, RCOTS and Embedded chassis are also available in conduction, forced convection and hybrid cooled configurations.
Mil-grade and RCOTS chassis models support Eurocard and PICMG backplane types, are IEEE-1101.1/.10/.11 compliant; conduction-cooled chassis meet IEEE 1101.2. Mounting configurations available include ARINC 404A Shock Tray, EIA-310-D rack mount, tabletop or custom. Popular backplane types supported include VME, VME64x, VXS, OpenVPX, etc., CompactPCI™, PCIe, PXI, or active motherboards in ATX or Server form factors; completely custom / hybrid host board form factors are also supported.
Hallmarks of NIS military-grade and RCOTS chassis products are superior structural strength, virtually non-existent torsional flex, scalability, low cost of ownership, low maintenance, aggressive or controllable airflow, and low MTTR. Each chassis family has undergone Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to fully optimize mechanical design; this is especially evident for conduction- and hybrid-cooled models. NIS’s engineering process also includes static and dynamic analysis to determine natural frequency, a critical step in characterizing vibration and shock performance.
Some models accommodate NIS’s System Health Monitor (SEM), a microcontroller-based, I2C monitoring system that monitors and controls key chassis parameters to ensure optimal operating conditions are maintained. Via local or remote communication ports, SEM’s HTTP and SNMP protocols result in fast and simple setup. Temperature is monitored; fan speed is controlled; input and output power levels are monitored. System power-down under a fault condition may be enabled or disabled, or Battlefield Short operation may be enabled.
Customization is available on all military-grade and RCOTS chassis models. Please contact NIS with your requirements!