LiDAR Systems

The LiDAR instrument fires rapid pulses of laser light at a surface, some at up to 150,000 pulses per second. A sensor on the instrument measures the amount of time it takes for each pulse to bounce back. Light moves at a constant and known speed so the LiDAR instrument can calculate the distance between itself and the target with high accuracy. By repeating this in quick succession the instrument builds up a complex ‘map’ of the surface it is measuring. Our high speed Dac and Adc boards are being used in 2D and 3D LiDAR applications. Examples of these are the XA-160MXU-RTX6-400M, X6-1000M, FMC-250, FMC-500M and FMC-1000.

Lidar (also called LIDAR, LiDAR, and LADAR) is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating that target with a laser light.
Flight Simulator

Flight Simulators

Simulators need high performance, high I/O channel count, real time deterministic response and high reliability. The UEI RACKTangle chassis and I/O range offers all of those.

High Performance comes from the 1000base-T, Gigabit Ethernet, complete support for the RTX real time operating system (RTOS) as well as most other popular RTOS including QNX, RT Linux, and RTAI Linux. High I/O channel count comes from the large comprehensive family of I/O boards for Analogue In, Analogue Out, Digital I/O, Serial (RS232, 422, ARINC, MIL-1553), Synchro’s, Resolvers, bridges, LVDT, RVDT and CAN.

RACKTangle Ethernet based data acquisition rack

Radar Systems

Some of the fast acquisition systems have both Adc and Dac for use in both Radar systems and Electronic Counter Measure systems where the Adcs and Dacs are both coupled to a FPGA and clock. Examples of these are the XU-TXX6-400M, XA-160M, FMC-250, FMC-500M and FMC-1000.

XA-160M Stimulus Response Dual 160MSPS 16 bit Adc, dual 615MSPS 16 bit Dac, Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, DDR3, PCIe XMC module


Heavy Vehicles

Many of UEI ruggedised data acquisition and control products find their way into heavy vehicle applications such as engine health monitoring. The product range includes cards for GPS (to access global position) and Cellular network access for communications. This allows the UEINet units to not only monitor engines, gearboxes etc with the regular I/O, but to also radio back to base via the internet, the vehicles state, usage, location etc data.

Data Acquisition with GPS and Cellular Radio module

Experimental Physics

The high speed acquisition boards like the X6-1000M and FMC-500 are often used Experimental Physics applications where fast acquisition is coupled with real time processing in a FPGA. The FMC-500 is used at Diamond Light Source.

Jet Engine Testing

Both Innovative Integration Inc and United Electronic Industries products have been used in jet engine testing. Large channel count Adc boards from II were used for vibration monitoring. Modern versions of those boards would be the FMC-Servo. UEI rugged solutions can now be fitted to the engine jig, such as the Half-Rack or Cube.

United Electronic Industries Halfrack, populated with I/O boards and CPU

Aerospace – Wind Tunnels

Our lower sample rate multi-channel boards such as X3-SD and X3-SD16 often find their way into Wind Tunnel applications. These applications require sample clock synchronisation and trigger across multiple boards, which is supported on our products. Multiple boards may be clocked and triggered by an X3-Timing board. The UEI I/O board range includes several modules for strain gauge and ICP/IEPE sensors.

Analogue and Digital IO boards for strain gauge, bridges, thermocouples, CAN, serial, ARINC etc


Commercial Aviation

UEI systems are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the commercial aviation industry. We offer over 70 I/O boards, including boards that conform to ARINC and AFDX standards, as well as high density and high accuracy analog and digital I/O boards, RVDT/LVDT boards, synchro/resolver boards, variable reluctance/speed input boards and many more.

UEI is a proven supplier for a wide range of commercial aviation applications, from commercial airplane flight simulators to flight recorders to various test cells, test systems, system integration labs and more. Whether you need a distributed DAQ system, a ruggedized local test platform, or an embedded controller/recorder, UEI is an ideal choice for virtually all segments of the commercial aviation industry.

Military Aviation

UEI offers a wide variety of I/O solutions designed to meet the demanding requirements of military aviation. We offer over 70 different I/O boards, including MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429/453/708/825, AFDX, analog and digital I/O, variable reluctance/speed inputs, RVDT/LVDT, synchro/resolver boards and many more.

Our hardware provides a unique combination of high density and ruggedness, designed with the robust structure and flexible element set required to meet the range of applications from development and test in a military lab to actual deployment on aircrafts.

Oil & Gas

UEI is a supplier of advanced data acquisition, data loggers and programmable control systems to the Oil and Gas Industry. Our products provide instrumentation for crude oil, natural gas, and shale oil fracking production, as well as for all phases of processing including Upstream, Midstream, Refining and Petrochemical. UEI has a proven record for aiding this industry in exploration, drilling, processing, refining, and distribution.

Oil and Gas instrumentation must be able to function properly in harsh environments. Our engineers understand the extreme temperatures, pressures, and other environmental conditions of Oil and Gas applications prior to the development of our products. We understand accuracy and reliability are very important and products that help ensure the safety of personnel and equipment are critical. To this end, UEI continues to design and deliver state-of-the-art solutions to the ever-changing demand for performance, accuracy, reliability and safety.

Commercial Automotive

UEI I/O systems are an ideal solution for a wide range of automotive applications. From providing hardware for in-vehicle data logging to automating dynamometers and engine test cells to supporting R&D labs, UEI offers I/O systems to meet your needs. Each automotive application is unique and requires the flexibility of products to adapt to differing sets of requirements.

UEI provides a proven platform for creating customized development and test platforms, such as mini-HIL systems or expansive loggers accommodating increasing amounts of available automotive data.

Commercial Automotive applications with UEI equipment

Military Automotive

UEI provides a full range of rugged military-grade automatic controllers, data loggers, communication interfaces and I/O boards to meet the stringent needs of this industry. Each military transportation application is unique and requires the flexibility of products to adapt to varied requirements.  To this end, UEI offers many low-power and high-density I/O products. UEI is ideally suited for a wide-array of data acquisition and control applications for land, ground and unmanned vehicles.

Ship and Submarine

UEI provides solutions for a wide range of ship and submarine data acquisition, monitoring and control applications. UEI products are designed to handle environmental extremes, conforming to MIL-STD-810, -461 and -1275 requirements inclusive of temperatures from 40° to +85°C, shock to 100g, and vibration to 5g.

This ruggedness makes UEI a perfect choice for marine-based solutions, including marine-craft control, ROV and unmanned rovers, submarine engine monitoring, offshore well and power system monitoring and more. With both embedded and standalone solutions and Ethernet and wireless connectivity options, we give our users the flexibility to customize a system to their needs

Ship and Submarine applications with UEI equipment
Energy and Utility applications with UEI equipment

Energy and Utility

UEI offers I/O solutions for energy and utility plants focused on both traditional and renewable sources. With hardware options that allow for an assortment of analog and digital I/O, we provide systems geared for meter reading, temperature monitoring, power generation efficiency, wind turbine monitoring, and more. UEI offers flexible systems, including standalone or embedded solutions for localized control, host-based solutions using a primary control host, combination SCADA systems and more, to meet industry requirements and data acquisition objectives for each application.

Scientific Research

UEI offers I/O solution options that allow for an assortment of analog and digital I/O. UEI offers flexible systems, including standalone or embedded solutions for localized control, host-based solutions using a primary control host, and more to meet industry requirements and data acquisition objectives for each application. UEI support EPICs, please see this video from CHESS in the USA.

Scientific Research applications using UEI equipment
Rail and Transportation applications with UEI equipment


UEI I/O systems are the ideal solution for a variety of rail and transportation applications. From monitoring performance, including strain, stability, acceleration, fatigue measurements, to positioning and power consumption, UEI provides a full range of programmable automation controllers, loggers, interfaces, and I/O boards to meet your needs.

Each transportation application is unique and requires the flexibility of products to adapt to differing sets of requirements. UEI offers a proven platform to help optimize the overall performance and safety of critical transportation systems