Aitech, ADLINK ruggedize Xeon 3U VPX embedded computing for harsh-environment applications

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., and ADLINK Technology Inc. in San Jose, Calif., are working together to ruggedize ADLINK's newest Xeon-based 3U VPX embedded computing blade for use in mission-critical aerospace and defense harsh-environment applications.

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., and ADLINK Technology Inc. in San Jose, Calif., are working together to ruggedize ADLINK's newest Xeon-based 3U VPX embedded computing blade for use in mission-critical aerospace, avionics, and defense harsh-environment applications.

This partnership brings Aitech's system integration capabilities for rugged, harsh and military-qualified electronics to ADLINK's range of embedded computing solutions.

It also enables Aitech to provide powerful Xeon-based systems tailored to an application's requirements, with different configurations that include user-defined I/O ports, graphics cards, and frame grabbers.

Operating in a range of -40 to 75 degrees Celsius in air- and conduction-cooled versions, the 3U VPX single-slot C876 single-board computer serves as the heart of the rugged subsystems and uses the Intel Xeon D-1500 multicore processor.

Related: Rugged 3U VPX switches for high-throughput avionics embedded computing offered by Aitech

The computer board integrates an on-chip graphics controller that supports VGA graphics and video processing. It also offers fast on-board 16-gigabyte DDR4-2133 SDRAM in dual banks with ECC operating at 2,133 megatransfers per second and as much mass storage as 64 gigabytes in a SATA III Flash disk, using single level cell Flash memory.

I/O interfaces available are 10-gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and 2.0, as well as graphics, serial ports discrete I/O lines, and an industry-standard XMC slot.

For more information contact Aitech online at www.rugged.com, or ADLINK at www.adlinktech.com.

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