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

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

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.


As the global experts in electronic hardware and software for aerospace, industrial, and commercial applications, ADVANCETECH has been delivering innovative solutions to customers for over 20 years. Product line includes a wide selection of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) avionics databus interfaces and embedded computers. ADVANCETECH has electronic packaging products for the embedded systems market - from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems.