Rugged small-form-factor embedded computer for harsh-environment uses introduced by Aitech

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 27 Oct. 2016. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the military-grade A176 Cyclone fanless rugged small-form-factor high-performance embedded computer (HPEC) for applications in harsh environments.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

CHATSWORTH, Calif., 27 Oct. 2016. Aitech Defense Systems Inc. in Chatsworth, Calif., is introducing the military-grade A176 Cyclone fanless rugged small-form-factor high-performance embedded computer (HPEC) for applications in harsh environments.

The A176 Cyclone measures 20 cubic inches and provides 1 teraFLOP of parallel processing. The embedded supercomputer delivers 60 gigaFLOPs per Watt.

Using the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture for the GPU subsystem, the A176 integrates 256 CUDA cores with 4 gigabytes of LPDDR4 RAM. The Quad-core ARM Cortex A57 CPU provides an operating frequency to 1.9 GHz per core, with an overall maximum power consumption of 17 Watts.

The rugged computer is for embedded deep learning, computer vision, graphics and GPU computing applications, especially in harsh environments.

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Specific uses include C4ISR, intelligent video analytics, image capture and processing, UAS and UGVs as well as signal processing and persistent video surveillance.

The A176 Cyclone measures 4.3 by 4.3 by 1.18 inches and weighs 2.2 pounds. It operates in temperatures from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius, with vibration and shock resistance to VITA 47 levels V2 and OS1, respectively.

The system withstands rain, dust, salt fog and bench handling to MIL-STD-810G and EMI/RFI levels to MIL-STD-461. For more information contact Aitech Defense Systems online at www.rugged.com/.

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