background

ionVortex Firefly


Versatile design to carry NXP™ SoCs to fly in space

The Firefly pack a lot of punch while keeping the power requirements and heat generation low. This nimble module carries variety of NXP™ ARM Cortex processors to space using Toradex SoC design.

Image

Do more with less


Miniaturized modules based on NXP® i.MX 8X, i.MX 6ULL, i.MX 7, i.MX 6 and Vybrid SoCs. Firefly OBC delivers cost-performance-optimized designs while being supported by a power Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to still deliver up to 4 TOPS.


Perfect for high-performance AI systems including vision, IoT, in-orbit maintenance, autonomy, real-time data analysis

Mission Critical Ops

Real-time control with Cortex-M7. Robust control networks supported by dual CAN FD and dual Gigabit Ethernet with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN).

Plug-n-Play GNSS

Embedded and fully compatible Plug-n-Play multi-frequency GNSS receiver with 555 channels available including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and IRNSS.

Electrical Specifications


The performance of the Firefly changes based on the type of SoC it interfaces with, and that is why it is a unique OBC in the market.

When preparing for your flight, the engineers have the option of selecting the type of SoC from the industrial strength options in our catalogue

Input Voltage
5V
Power
0.3 - 5 W
Storage (SSD)
8-64 GB
RAM
128 MB - 2 GB
CPU
Multi Core ARM Cortex
1-4 Cores
Clock Type
3V RTC
Sensors
3-axis Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Critical Storage
FRAM 2 Mb
SEU (Upsets/bit-day) <1e-11
SEL (MeV·cm2/mg) >106 (125°C)
Embedded Error Correction
Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS)
0.1 - 2.3
GPU
Vivante GC7000Lite

Mechanical Specifications


Size
97x97x4 mm
Weight
177 g
Operating Temperature
-40 °C to +70 °C
Weight
120-188 g
Vibration
1-2000 Hz, Shock, Random Sine
Test Protocols & References
MIL-STD-810H
ISO 17770
ISO TS 20991
ECSS-E-ST-10-03C
ESA: ECSS-E-HB-32-26A
NASA-STD-7001

Tested in thermal vacuum and various vibration environments to ensure reliable performance, this small form factor OBC is ready to get challenged.

Interfaces


Easily interfaces with off the shelf subsystems for fast design and development

Low Frequency
I2C, UART, SPI, GPIO, CAN
High Frequency
USB 2
Debugging
JTAG, USB
Analog
12bit-ADC, PWM
image

Unleash New Capabilities

Request Quote

Get in touch with us to get full engineering specification, test data and any other questions

Pricing Download Datasheet