It is an often expensive and lengthy process to modify electronic systems of modern aircraft.
Using custom-printed circuit boards or a discrete single-function piece of hardware to add capabilities to these complex systems can bring challenges to the integrator as they face safety, software testing and certification issues. NEXSYS LOGIC Component Technology, from Applied Avionics, provides military and commercial system design engineers with an innovative and flexible alternative that is simple, cost-effective and can be implemented with the speed of COTS deliverability.
NEXSYS® LOGIC components
LOGIC Component Technology is a set of ruggedized electronic building blocks that can be mix-and-matched together to create tailored system integration solutions. Functional components including latching flip-flops, solid state relays, Boolean logic gates, voltage sensors, pulse/timers, electronic rotaries, diodes and terminal junctions can be combined to create over 1,000,000 possible configuration options in a small form factor enclosure offering unparalleled design flexibility. LOGIC components can be configured inside VIVISUN® lighted pushbutton switches, as well as inside NEXSYS LOGIC Modules. Switches and Modules, each configured with LOGIC components, can be used together to create advanced solutions.
LOGIC Component Technology can be used to provide additional system features or provide quick solutions to unexpected changes or issues that can occur in the installation phase of a project. Additional features/benefits include:
- Quick and easy certification due to complete RTCA DO-160 and MIL-STD testing on LOGIC components that contain no software or firmware.
- Low power LOGIC components have virtually no load on aircraft power systems or standby battery and are compatible with existing aircraft system voltage levels.
- Replace traditional, cumbersome, heavy or unreliable relay logic and time delays with compact, light-weight, solid-state alternatives.
- Sophisticated functionality can be achieved by interfacing multiple modular LOGIC components together.
- Address system interface problems, such as changing a momentary signal to latched, adding time delays, signal buffering, polarity inversion, voltage sensing or establishing the enable/disable operation to occur only when a defined set of conditions exists.