LTE 4G Cellular Tactical Network Communication device

LTE 4G Cellular Tactical Network Communication device

Today’s defense market broadly incorporates electronics into virtually every applicable system and piece of equipment – all governed by a complexity of tough control regulations. Responding to this market’s exacting demands, Variscite provided a very unique and customized solution to a leading European defense company.

The end product, a 4G cellular tactical network communication, was based on two VAR-SOM-OM44 modules together with full software support on the BSP/driver layers. Addressing the harshest operating conditions, from vibration-resistance to extreme industrial temperatures of -40 to 85 °C, the robust industrial-grade design also carried a ten-year longevity commitment on all critical components.

Further incorporated into the device was a feature-set unique to the application’s communication and mobility needs including dual camera inputs, IMU, fuel gauge and battery charger, cellular modems, haptic and GPS capabilities.

Main design features include:

  • Two OMAP4460 processors, each with dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
  • Built-in PowerVR SGX540 graphics accelerator
  • Dual camera inputs
  • 5″ capacitive touch LCD
  • IMU
  • Fuel gauge and battery charger
  • 4G LTE modem
  • 3G Cellular model
  • Haptic
  • GPS
  • Audio
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth BLE
  • Android OS with full BSP support