Military Embedded Systems

North Atlantic Industries announces the release of latest generation MIL-STD-1760 Smart Communication Function Modules (FTJ and FTK)

Press Release

August 22, 2019

BOHEMIA, NY — August 2019 — North Atlantic Industries, Inc. (NAI), a leading supplier of embedded computing solutions and power supplies, announces the availability of the FTJ and FTK MIL-STD-1760 smart communication function modules. Modules FTJ and FTK meet the operational requirements within the general specifications of MIL-STD-1760 as applied to an integrated I/O function module and include special designed transceivers to ensure signal parameter operation and integrity.

The FTJ & FTK modules provide a single and dual-channel (respectively) communications interface and offer advantages including independent (dual-redundant) interface channels with support for Remote Terminal (RT) and Bus Monitor (BM) combination, automatic message return support, automatic message retries and multiple message processing. 64 words on-board memory is available per channel.

MIL-STD-1760, based on the MIL-STD-1553 signal and interface backbone, includes additional communication and the electrical interface requirements for subsystems connected to the data bus for integration into weapon systems. When auto-initialized as an RT, the channel(s) can respond on the bus with valid messages within 150 ms of power-on.

"The addition of the FTJ & FTK communications modules supplements the wide array of NAI's COSA® Architecture smart function support." states Lino Massafra, VP of Sales and Marketing. "Providing a MIL-STD-1760 weapons store communications solution augments NAI's support for warfighter platform systems integration and capabilities."

NAI is a specialized provider of embedded electronics, power supplies and computing for sense & response intensive, military and aerospace applications. We accelerate our clients' time-to-mission with a unique approach based on our Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) that delivers the best of both worlds: custom solutions from standard COTS components. For over 50 years, companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have leveraged our capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of a wide range of I/O and communication-centric applications, and do so with uncompromising quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Information about NAI and its products can be found at


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