NanoX, most advanced high speed (1Gbps) Acquisition/Recording/Replay/transmitting system for airborne application, in an ultra-compact and ultra-flexible design.
NanoX connector: MICRO D (MIL-DTL-83513)
Can up to 16 Acquisition modules
From 8GB to 2TB.
Ref# NanoX


The NanoX acquisition system is the new most efficient flight test recorder, with an ultra-compact design, and an ease of changing acquisition modules.

The NanoX provide modularity and permit to plug/stack until sixteen data acquisition modules by unit. A unit is constituted by a CPU/Controller module with a recording capacity (from 8 to 2TB) and a smart power supply module.

The NanoX is a data acquisition concentrator completed with high speed (1Gbps) recording and transmitting system combined in the same device, with this device you can make all in one modular and compact solution where other solutions require two or three separate units.

Main Advantages
  • Lightweight and small footprint unit.
  • Fully Flexible Acquisition module/Chassis dimension.
  • High speed recording system (1Gbps).
  • High capacity (Can up to 2TB).
  • Real time data streaming in DTMUX / IRIG106 CHAPTER 10 / IENA Format.
  • Patented Xchange® Module Technology.
  • Record and Replay function available.
  • Transmitter (TX) module available.
  • Master/slave(s) Ethernet/Wi-fi Architecture.
  • Can be configured from one acquisition module to sixteen (16).
  • CPU (Controller) module is also available with recording SSD cartridge.
  • Each module integrate status led for easy problem identification.
  • Easy fixation on each side with 90 rotation support integrate.
  • IRIG 106 Chapter 10 compliant

Technical specifications

Size (D* x W x H)
  • 1 user module
    93mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 2 users module
    109mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 3 users module
    125mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 4 users module
    141mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 5 users module
    157mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 6 users module
    173mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 7 users module
    189mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 8 users module
    205mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 9 users module
    221mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 10 users module
    237mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 11 users module
    253mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 12 users module
    269mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 13 users module
    285mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 14 users module
    301mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 15 users module
    317mm x 85mm x 100mm
  • 16 users module
    333mm x 85mm x 100mm

*Depth is increased of 18mm with CPU module who include recording capacity on SSD

About 1.8 Kg (2 users modules) About 2.2 Kg (4 users modules) About 2.6 Kg (8 users modules) About 3.0 Kg (12 users modules) About 3.4 Kg (16 users modules)

Input Connectors

90 Rotating support plate integrate.

Power supply
28Volts DC (16 to 36V) MIL STD704 E Consumption: 12 watts nominal. Ultra capacitor "to preserve recorder of power cuts (power interruption >100ms)

Electronics electrically isolated of the primary 28 Volts supply. GND electronics is also isolated of the NanoX external box.

Passive convection

Position of use
All positions

MTBF> 30 000 hours
MTTR< 1 minute (With spare module)

Delivered with a transport suitcase equipped to receive the NanoX and accessories.

Environmental specifications

MIL STD810F&G 0.04 g of 5 to 1000 Hz, 1 hour per axis (3 axis

MIL STD 810F&G 1/2 sinus, > 60 g, 11ms (6/2 axis) in functioning

MIL STD 810F&G/ RTCA/DO-160E 1/2 sinus, > 60 g, 11ms (6/2 axis) in functioning

Operating Temperature
- 40C to + 71C.

Extreme operating temperature (Short period)
- 55C to + 85C [no destructive] Test MIL STD 810F&G

Humidity in use
5% to 95 % without condensation MIL STD 810F&G

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMI)
MIL STD 461 Rev.F (10/12/2007) MIL-STD-464 Rev C (01/12/2010)

Altitude and decompression
Min: -1500 feet, max: 60,000 feet
With 12.000 feet/minute
(420 Kpa/minute), MIL STD 810F.

Altitude max. storage
No limit

Storage temperature
- 55C to + 90C

Humidity in storage
5% to 95 % without condensation MIL STD 810F

Aircraft Electrical Power Characteristics
Power down 100 millisecond


NanoX CPU modules

CPU controller module is available in three different models configurations:

Three basics controller configurations:

  • [CPU-N-NX] Network capacity.
  • [CPU-NR-NX] Network & Recording capacity.
  • [CPU-NT-NX] Network & IRIG 106 chapter 4 capacity.

Premium configuration:
  • [CPU-NRT-NX] Network & Recording and IRIG 106 chapter 4 capacity.

There is equipped with two IRIG 106 chapter 4 Telemetry output to transmit in real time all or parsed data (configurable by software) collected through PCM outputs, to another device or/and to an external transmitter unit. a reliable internal time code source/Irig B or GPS time code. This module can be also equipped with solid state disk available from 8 to 2TB capacity which directly record data in IRIG 106 chapter10 format. The flow rate of 1Gbps by unit allowing to collect and record a large kind of data like high speed data bus, Full HD video, Ethernet (AFDX, IENA...), with another type of acquisition modules in same time. Unit can be control by a remote-control box or by remote command trough Ethernet (by software/Irig 106 chapter 6) or RS-232

    Features/Utility channels
  • 1x Audio channel
  • 1x Time channel: Irig B
  • 1x GPS Antenna: Time, Position
  • Support IEEE 1588 Time v2
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet (To Control unit/configuration/Download/Real time view) and Ethernet nework with slave units
  • 2x RS232 ports: configuration and maintenance
  • Discrete; ON/OFF and ON/OFF record
  • 1x Tricolor status outputs LED
  • 1x CPU status LED
  • 1x IRIG B status LED
  • 1x GPS status LED
    RS 232 Communication
  • Port for configuration: 2 stop bits, even parity, 8bits, 38 400 Bauds.
  • Port for maintenance: 1 stop bit, no parity, 8 bits, 9 600 Bauds.
    Ethernet 10/100/1000UDP
  • Configuration/Status/Download (from SSD)
  • Real time transmitting
    Wi-Fi 802.11g [OPTION]
  • Configuration/Status/Download (from SSD)
  • Real time transmitting
    Discrete used to the NanoX functioning
  • Discrete; ON/OFF and ON/OFF record
  • Tricolor outputs LED
  • Outputs: 2 cathodes and anode for operating green, orange, red.
  • Intensity outputs for LED: 20 mA max.
    Recording Capacity
  • From 8 to 2TB on Solid State Memory
  • For CPU module with recording capacity
    Real time transmitting
  • PCM IRIG 106 Chapter 4, 2x independant outputs (depends of the version)
  • UDP ETHERNET [All version]
  • Wi-Fi 802.11g [OPTION]
    Transmitter Module (Add-on)
  • Can be linked to transmitter module
  • Ref# TX-7W-NX
    Audio channel
  • Input: 1 volt efficient.
  • Band pass: 0 to 14.7 KHz.
  • Input impedance: 1 MΩ.
    Time stamping
  • Internal Time/IRIG B Time
  • GPS Time
  • [Option] IEEE 1588 Ethernet Precision Time Protocol
    Irig B channel
  • Input: Sinus 1000 Hz, modulation level 1/3- 3/3.
  • Modulation: 8Volts P to P max.
  • To 500mVolts P to P min.
  • If you lost the Irig B time, le time continuous to progress on internal base time (flag: losing Irig B).
    Internal Sensors
  • Temperature sensor
  • Pressure sensor
  • Humidity sensor
  • G force sensor
    Master/Slave(s) link
  • By Ethernet with IEEE 1588 Time (Precision Time Protocol)
  • By Wi-Fi 802.11g [OPTION]
    Input Connector
  • MICRO D (MIL-DLT-83513) for data Input/output
  • MMCX for GPS & IRIG B inputs

NanoX Power Supply module

The power supply modules is constituted by two electrical circuits and is conform to MIL-STD-704F, one circuit DC-DC Converter card, and another one is Ultra capacitor circuit who protect NanoX installation from power interruption about >100 millisecond. There is no battery and therefore no preventive maintenance for power down protection. These modules are also able to be powered by battery if aircraft power is not available.

  • Can support 16 different users modules.
  • Until 150 Watts of power distribution.
  • Compliant MIL-STD-704F standard.
  • Ultra-capacitor to prevent power cut.
  • MICRO D (MIL-DLT-83513) connector.


Modules Xchange® Technology

One user module is constituted of two parts, Firstly frame receiver module part who compose unit chassis and secondly the acquisition module part. The acquisition module part can be removed easily from the chassis module part.

With Xchange® Technology you can fit your frame dimension and acquisition modules excatly like you want.It's not more necessary to uninstall unit from aircraft when you want change/remove a module

Consult modules list below to know all expanding capacity of NanoX

Modules and options

    Analog/Sensors Modules
  • Differential Voltage "
  • Strain gauges/Bridge Signal 4
  • Thermocouple/Thermistor 4
  • ICP Sensors 4
  • Charge amplifier (Piezo) 4
  • LVDT/RVDT Converter "
  • Synchro Resolver 4
  • Pressure/Temperature Scanner 4
  • Digital/Bus Modules
  • serial FPDP (Fiber) 3
  • ARINC 429 v
  • MIL-STD-1553 v
  • AFDX / ARINC 664 3
  • Stanag 3910 v
  • Ethernet 3
  • CAN bus v
  • Differential discrete v
  • Pulses Measure/Counter v
  • PCM Acquisition/Restitution v
  • PCM Merger v
  • RS 422/485 v
  • RS 232 v
  • Digital to Analog Converter v
  • Video/Audio Modules
  • Video SD $
  • Video HD $
  • Optional chassis part(s)
  • TX Module for DTMUX NanoX
  • Additional PCM Stream Module "
  • Accessory(ies)
  • HD Camera & Area Mic combo
  • Crash protected memory unit