SATA-based computer boards in 3U CompactPCI form factor for rugged systems introduced by Aitech

Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing single-slot 3U CompactPCI computer boards for rugged systems that offer as much as eight gigabytes of onboard SATA flash disk storage.

Dec 1st, 2009
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Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing single-slot 3U CompactPCI computer boards for rugged systems that offer as much as eight gigabytes of onboard SATA flash disk storage. The 3U CompactPCI computer board and its advanced Pentium architecture, rugged configuration, and advanced power management, coupled with industry-standard, real-time operating systems or Linux, make the single-board computer suitable for embedded systems and harsh environment applications, such as deeply embedded, stand-alone, real-time, rugged controller subsystems, smart grid power management, and intelligent vehicle power distribution, as well as networked compute-node clusters with optional man-machine (display/keyboard/mouse) interfaces. The C800’s CPU board I/O capabilities include automatic system/peripheral detection, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two serial communication ports, two USB 2.0 interfaces, one SATA II interface, a high-definition stereo audio output, and as much as eight single-ended, general-purpose discrete I/O channels that are independently configurable as input or output. An industry-standard PMC slot further extends the board’s I/O functions. The design of the single-board computers reduces the need for external flash-based or mechanical disk drives, making the system’s PMC site available to add user-specific I/O. For more information, visit Aitech online at www.rugged.com.

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