Embedded computing board compliant with SOSA open-systems standard for EW and SIGINT introduced by Aitech

Nov. 23, 2020
The board supports PCI Express 4x and 40-Gigabit Ethernet data plane options for fast transport of large amounts of uncompressed video and sensor data.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Aitech Systems in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the U-C8770 single board computer that couples to the MOSA open-systems standard for I/O-intensive military data processing in radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW), and sensor signal processing applications.

The board offers hardware-based cyber security features, and is aligned with The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) technical standard.

The board is an adaptation of Aitech's C877 computer board, and retains the same technical features. It supports PCI Express 4x and 40-Gigabit Ethernet data plane options for fast transport of large amounts of uncompressed video and sensor data.

The U-C8770 embedded computing board also features AiSecure, Aitech's innovative and proprietary cybersecurity framework that increases survivability and level of confidence by detecting and preventing unexpected attacks. The inherent security features enable both firmware and data protection, as well as prevention of reverse engineering and tampering with system integrity, while allowing secure transmission and storage of sensitive data.

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The innovative Trusted Platform solution incorporates a sophisticated, distributed Boot Guard mechanism, based on a combination of trusted hardware and firmware that utilizes TPM 2.0, Intel TXT, enhanced Secure Boot and FPGA-based firmware protection and integrity checks. The onboard SSD supports write protection, secure and quick erase in addition to disk data encryption using AES 256. A battery-backed tamper detection signal ensures system level protection.

An optional large onboard Xilinx Zync UltraScale+ FPGA is also tamper-resistant, with bit stream authentication and readback protection. The FPGA allows users to integrate value-added features onto the computer board, in a power and cost-efficient manner. Aitech plans to offer several optional add-on FPGA IP cores in the areas of networking and security in the future.

The scalable computer board combines an Intel Xeon-D processor and up to 1 terabyte of onboard security-protected SATA SSD. It also employs a high-bandwidth bus architecture and offers versatile onboard I/O interfaces, with an XMC site for additional I/O options. The U-C8770 includes 32 GB of DDR4 SDRAM in a dual channel configuration with ECC, operating at 2133 MT/s.

For more information please call 888-Aitech-8 (888-248-3248), visit http://bit.ly/SOSA-U-C8770 or e-mail [email protected].

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