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.
~ 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. Networks supported by Dual CAN-FD and Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Time-Sensitive Networking.
Embedded Plug-n-Play multi-frequency GNSS receiver with 555 channels (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS).
Do More with Less
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.
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.
Tested in a thermal vacuum and various vibration environments to ensure reliable performance, this small form factor OBC is ready to be challenged.
Easily interfaces with off-the-shelf subsystems for fast design and development.