Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the C160 rugged 6U VME single-board computer for harsh-environment, military embedded systems, such as radar and sonar, military communications processors, autonomous vehicle IED protection and RPG protection subsystems, mission management computers, and heads-up display controllers. The embedded computer board uses the Intel T7500 low-power, high-performance Merom Core 2 Duo dual core embedded processor. The C160 is for rugged, mission-critical military embedded systems that require low power and high processing throughput. The single-slot C160 VME card offers clock frequencies as fast as 2.2 GHz for the high-performance version and 1.67 GHz for the low-power version, which draws 25 watts. The board also uses Intel’s Virtualization Technology (VT), enabling the board to run different applications simultaneously using several virtual partitions. The C160 VME board incorporates a custom metal thermal-management frame supporting an array of stiffeners for increased resistance against high shock and vibration. The C160 offers 2eSST and 2eVME functionality as well as VME and PCI legacy support via a Tundra Tsi148 bridge. The bridge’s decoupled architecture can handle simultaneous transactions and the large FIFOs (first in, first out) to prevent PCI/X to VME deadlock conditions for better, more reliable data throughput. For more information, visit Aitech Defense Systems online at www.rugged.com.