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Combined Data Plane & Control Processing in Aitech SBCs

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:26pm
WDD Staff

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Aitech Defense Systems (Chatsworth, CA) now offers two new rugged single board computers (SBCs) based on the latest Freescale 12-core T4240 QorIQ processor architecture.

Both the VME-based C111 and the VPX-based C112 provide integrated performance characteristics that enable enhanced processing in data-intensive rugged and defense computing environments.

The single slot SBCs operate at up to 1.8 GHz with up to 16 GB of ECC-protected SDRAM to ensure high data integrity.  The SDRAM memory is divided into two separate 8 GB banks, allowing maximum speed in processor-to-memory or memory-to-memory data transfers without bus thrashing.  It also allows dynamic allocation of the 12 processor cores to either memory bank to help balance memory data transfers and performance within the application. 

Additional memory resources on either board include 512 MB of NOR Flash memory, up to 16 GB of Flash disk mass storage, and 512 kB of NVRAM (MRAM).

Equipped with two PMC/XMC sites each, the boards provide extended resources and design flexibility.  Both the C111 and C112 are available in conduction- and air-cooled versions for use in a diverse set of rugged environments.

Specific uses can include military and defense applications such as synthetic aperture radar imaging, C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence Surveillance, Reconnaissance), advanced sensor and imaging, and data-centric applications including implementing complex DSP and system control algorithms

The C111 supports both 2eSST and 2eVME protocols as well as legacy VME interfaces.   The VME bridge located on the PCI-X bus for high-speed throughput provides full system controller functionality including arbitration, interrupt handling, and clock generation.  The SBC’s diverse set of I/O includes Ethernet, SATA 2.0, USB 2.0, serial ports, and discrete I/O channels to accommodate a diverse set of storage, communication, and other on-board peripherals.

Developed to the new VPX (VITA 46.0) and OpenVPX (VITA 65) platforms, the C112 is mechanically and electrically compatible to these specifications.  The C112 offers the same I/O resources as its VME counterpart and is available in an industry-standard 0.8" and 0.85" pitch for the conduction-cooled version and a 1" pitch for air-cooled.  The conduction-cooled 0.85" and 1.0” pitch versions are available in the VPX REDI (VITA 48) format supporting two level maintenance LRM requirements. 

C111 Technical Features:

  • Freescale’s latest generation 12 core QorIQ PowerPC processor.
  • 6U VME 2eSST single-slot SBC.
  • 16 GB SDRAM (dual 8 GB banks) with ECC.
  • Supports 2eSST, 2eVME and legacy VMEbus.

C112 Technical Features:

  • Freescale’s latest  generation12 core QorIQ PowerPC processor.
  • 6U VPX single-slot SBC.
  • 16 GB SDRAM with ECC.
  • Multiple VPX backplane interface options.
  • VPX REDI-compliant.

For more information, please visit http://www.rugged.com

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