Rugged 6U VME and VPX single-board computers for military applications introduced by Aitech

CHATSWORTH, Calif. 20 April 2015. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the enhanced C111 and C112 Freescale T4-based single-slot 6U single-board computers for military, industrial, and high-end commercial applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

CHATSWORTH, Calif. 20 April 2015. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the enhanced C111 and C112 Freescale T4-based single-slot 6U VME and VPX single-board computers for military, industrial, and high-end commercial applications.

The embedded computing boards have the new low-power, multi-core, multi-processor T4080 QorIQ with AltiVec technology, which enhances computing performance and optimizes energy efficiency for lower power, high-end, floating point computing applications.

Like the 12-core T4240 and eight-core T4160 also available on the computer boards, the four-core T4080 QorIQ processor features on-chip high speed L1 and L2 caches as well as an integrated bus, a high speed memory switch fabric and I/O controllers.

Aitech has implemented Freescale's trust architecture 2.0 on the T4xxx series of QorIQ processors supported on the C111/C112 that provides secure boot and debug, tamper detection, volatile hash key storage, alternate image, and image revocation functionality in addition to secure virtualization and a hardware/software hypervisor.

These features help provide a secure processing environment for data security and supervisory control typically found in manned and unmanned air and ground vehicles, Aitech officials say.

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With their resistance to thermal shock and mechanical shock and vibration, the 6U VME C111 and 6U VPX C112 computer boards are equipped with two PMC/XMC sites to support PCI/PCI Express.

The boards are available in conduction- and air-cooled versions, and provide four gigabytes of high speed DDR3 SDRAM divided into two separate memory channels for processor-to-memory or memory-to-memory message passing and data transfers. Additional memory resources include 256 megabytes of NOR flash memory, as much as 16 gigabytes of Flash disk mass storage, and 512 kilobytes of NVRAM (MRAM).

The C111 has four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a SATA 2.0 port, dual USB 2.0 ports, two optional, dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 interface ports, multi-protocol serial ports, and multiple discrete I/O lines.

The C112 supports VPX (VITA 46.0) and OpenVPX (VITA 65) platforms and offers as many as six Gigabit Ethernet ports, an additional SATA 2.0 port, and several backplane switch fabric options.

For more information contact Aitech online at www.rugged.com.

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