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A DEDICATED COMPUTER BUILT FOR SPACE

A versatile design to carry NXP™ SoCs in space

The ionVortex Firefly On-Board Computer packs a lot of punch while keeping the power requirements and heat generation low. This agile module carries a variety of NXP™ ARM Cortex processors to space using a Toradex SoC design.

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~ 2.3 TOPS

Powerful quad or dual ARM Cortex-A53® processor with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) operating at up to 2.3 TOPS.

Mission Critical Operations 

Real-time control with Cortex-M7. Robust 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. Includes GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, and IRNSS.

Do More with Less

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The Firefly uses miniaturized modules based on NXP™ i.MX 8X, i.MX 6ULL, i.MX 7, i.MX 6, and Vybrid SoCs. This board delivers a cost-effective and performance-optimized design while being supported by a low-power Neural Processing Unit (NPU) to deliver up to 2.3 TOPS.

Perfect for high-performance AI systems, Edge Vision, IoT, in-orbit maintenance, and real-time data analysis.

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The performance of the ionVortex Firefly changes based on the type of SoC it interfaces with, making it a unique OBC in the current market.

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

ELECTRICAL

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

MECHANICAL

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

INTERFACES

FIREFLY INTERFACE

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