Traditional methods for modifying the electronic systems of modern aircraft are often expensive and time consuming. 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 an innovative and flexible alternative that is simple, cost effective and can be implemented with the speed of COTS deliverability.
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:
VIVISUN switch bodies can contain up to four LOGIC Components. For more information on LOGIC Component Technology inside of VIVISUN switches, click the button below.
NEXSYS LOGIC Modules can contain up to four LOGIC Components. For more information on LOGIC Component Technology inside of NEXSYS LOGIC Modules, click the button below.
To help system designers understand the opportunities that LOGIC Component Technology offers, Applied Avionics has published over 20 application notes that detail solutions such as Automatic Battery Backup Switchover, Time Delay Relay Replacement, Auto-Cancelling Interlock Switching and Dropout Relay Function.
The following are Applied Avionics’ customer testimonials about their use of NEXSYS LOGIC Component Technology.
The benefits of using LOGIC Component Technology is the flexibility for a design engineer to implement an infinite number of complex control circuits in a fraction of the size of standard military grade products. I was able to use LOGIC Component Technology to create products for my customers that exceeded their expectations, while saving space, weight, time and money and increasing reliability.
– Abel Z., Electrical Engineering Manager
I was able to solve a problem that arose late in the testing phase using LOGIC Component Technology. The robust, lightweight and configurable design allowed for a design change that was quickly implemented and with minimal impacts to the aircraft or schedule.
– Paul R., Electrical Systems DER
LOGIC Component Technology provides simple and robust solutions to my designs because they allow the flexibility to incorporate multiple functions in a compact solution, thus reducing the number of external components that are normally required for designing multifunctional circuits.
– Zac F., Electrical Systems Engineer
The biggest advantage to using LOGIC Component Technology is the reduction of bill of materials and less production time during terminations.
– Jim K., Avionics/Electrical Engineer
LOGIC Component Technology has dramatically reduced my development time and costs. I've been able to eliminate custom electronic assemblies and the associated DO-160 environmental testing. My engineering effort has been reduced from man-months to a few man-days on most projects. The ability to go from conceptual design to an installed, fully tested and robust solution with a DO-160 pedigree in just a few weeks has completely changed the way we approach our custom aircraft integration projects.
– Dave L., Principal Engineer