3U VPX CPU board and PMC/XMC carrier card for military, avionics, and communications introduced by Aitech
CHATSWORTH, Calif., 11 March 2011. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the C870 3U VPX single-board computer based on the Intel Core i7 processor extreme-data-throughput applications in high-definition avionics displays, mission and controls systems computers, network-centric communications, and condition-based maintenance. The C870 CPU board has a Core i7 dual-core processor that runs at 2.53 GHz for high performance, 2 GHz for low-power, or at 1.33 GHz for ultra-low power. The embedded computing product has an Intel Gen 5.75 graphics controller.
The BIOS includes POST/BIT, and options for boot device and boot sequence. Software support includes Windows Embedded and XP Professional, Linux, and VxWorks. Two temperature sensors, a real-time clock, an avionics watchdog timer, and a trusted program module are included.
A companion low-power, rugged PMC/XMC carrier board is available that plugs into an adjacent 3U backplane slot to add I/O, graphics, and SSD memory PMC/XMC cards. The CM870 supports four PCI Express x4 ports, per VITA 46.3 and 46.4, via its VPX backplane fabric interface.
The single-board computer and carrier card are single-slot modules and are available in air- and conduction-cooled versions per ANSI/VITA 46.0-2007 and ANSI/VITA 65.0-2010. For more information contact Aitech online at www.rugged.com.