Electronic Enclosures

The Nova Integration Solutions (NIS) Series 4000 consist of five (5) classes of  electronic enclosures – Industrial, MIL-STD, Development, Front and Recessed Chassis that are classified by the ruggedisation level and intended application.   They are available in 1U through to 12U heights and support various passive backplane types, PICMG, motherboards or single board computers.

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The Nova Integration Solutions 4000 Series consist of five (5) classes of electronic enclosures that are classified by the ruggedisation level and intended application. A variety of standard products and reference designs exist for all classes that can be further customised.

These flexible reference designs can support any enclosure height ranging in size from 1U to 12U and are well suited to support any backplane configuration to include VME, VME64x, VXS, VPX, cPCI, PCIe, PICMG and custom. Server-class or commercial motherboards (ATX) and embedded SBCs (ITX, EPIC, etc.) of any type can be configured. Stackable Small Form Factor (SFF) configurations such as PC104 are supported.

Series 4000 Electronic Enclosures

Enclosures

Class 4100 – MIL-SPEC Chassis
  • Fully MIL qualified (MIL-STD-810 & MIL-STD-461)
  • Reference designs available for all rack heights between 1U and 12U
  • Machined housing with shock isolated inner chassis
  • Supports all passive backplane architectures, PICMG, motherboard and embedded form factors

 

Class 4400 – Industrial Grade Chassis
  • Industrial Grade using military design concepts
  • Reference designs available for all rack heights between 1U and 12U
  • Rigid and lightweight aluminium chassis
  • Supports all passive backplane architectures, PICMG, motherboard and embedded form factors

 

Class 4500 – Development Systems
  • Lab grade and intended for developmental purposes
  • Available in half and full width for use with 3U or 6U plug in boards with RTMs
  • Supports all passive backplane architectures such as cPCI, VME64x, VXS and VPX
  • Contact NIS for conduction cooled and new air-flow-through support systems

 

Class 4600 – Flush Front Crate
  • Commercial/Industrial grade chassis with flush front ideal for space limited applications
  • Available in rack heights from 1U to 12U with various options and configurations
  • Supports all passive backplane architectures such as cPCI, VME64x, VXS and VPX
  • Contact NIS for motherboard and peripheral options as well as customised I/O panels.

 

Class 4700 – Recessed Front Crate
  • Commercial/Industrial grade chassis with recessed front to help aid in front panel cable installation
  • Available in rack heights from 1U to 12U with various options and configurations
  • Supports all passive backplane architectures such as cPCI, VME64x, VXS and VPX
  • Contact NIS for motherboard and peripheral options as well as customised I/O panels.

 

General Construction
  • Formed sheet metal (aluminium 5032-H32)
  • Machined aluminium (aerospace grade 6061-T6) housing (Class 4100 only)
  • Carbon fibre, composites and advanced materials optional and used as necessary
  • Chemical film per MIL-C-5541, Class 3, Gold Colour (Class 4100 and 4400) or clear (Class 4500, 4600 and 4700)
  • Customer defined MIL-Spec painting and silk screen or engraving

 

Dimensions
  • Rackmount sizes 1U to 12U standard (except tabletop development systems)
  • Custom non-standard dimensions are easily adapted from reference designs

 

Features
  • Removable and customisable front I/O panels
  • Extensive use of captive hardware
  • Cleanable air filters on all air intakes (where applicable)
  • Rackmount or optional tabletop / custom mounting

 

Backplanes and Motherboards Supported
  • All passive Eurocard backplanes supported
    • CompactPCI (cPCI)
    • VME and VME64x (ANSI/VITA 1.1-1997)
    • VXS (ANSI/VITA 41)
    • VPX (VITA 46), OpenVPX (VITA 65) and VPX REDI (VITA 48)
    • Hybrid, custom and semi-custom configurations designed and fabricated in house.
  • 3U or 6U backplane and plug in boards
  • Convection cooled boards.
  • 8”, 0.85”, 1” and mixed board pitch supported
  • Industrial PICMG backplane supported
  • Commercial/Industrial motherboard form factors supports such as ATX, micro-ATX, Mini-ITX, Nano-ITX, Pico-ITX and Intel NUC
  • Embedded and Small form factor single board computers such as PC104, EPIC, EBX, ETX, COMExpress
  • Custom I/O panels can be discretely wired, plug into the backplane via right angle connectors, and/or utilise semi-rigid flex circuitry to maintain a homogenous backplane and I/O board structure.

 

Power Inputs
VDC Input 12V, 24V, 28V, 48V, 72V and 270V  nominal inputs optional
VAC Input 110VAC , 220VAC or autoranging
47-440Hz aircraft power support
3-phase power input support
Custom Custom configurations can be produced in collaboration with parent company Technology Dynamics, Inc.
EMI Filtering MIL-STD-461 compliant EMI filters produced by sister company Nova Electric are included with all Class 4100 products. Custom and semi-custom configurations available.
Industrial grade EMI filtering provided for all other Classes
Voltage Holdup MIL-STD-704 voltage hold up available as an option

 

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