Aitech’s C875 3U VPX single board computer (SBC), designed to secure critical data in embedded military applications, uses Intel’s new XEON E processor to provide advanced cybersecurity capability coupled to superior performance. As the risk of tamper attacks and theft of data continues to increase at all levels of embedded computing, the new 3U VPX SBC incorporates Aitech’s proprietary AiSecure architecture to help protect against data breaches at the system site itself.

The XEON E-2176 M 6-core (12-thread) architecture, with 12 MB of Smartcache, is integrated into the C875, delivering 2.7 GHz of performance, increasing to 4.4 GHz in Turbo Mode. The rugged C875 brings with it powerful performance attributes, including three independent Intel UHD graphics ports, an onboard Microsemi SmartFusion FPGA (with ARM core) and significant storage capacities and security options. This makes the new board ideal for a variety of harsh environment military applications, including deeply embedded, real-time HPEC processing, intelligent multi-head smart displays.

System requirements in today’s defence applications call for […] exceptional levels of performance, as well as ensuring that any sensitive data collected is accessible to only those individuals who are cleared for access. Thanks to powerful processing technologies, coupled with Aitech’s AiSecure architecture, system designers can now easily integrate multiple cybersecurity attributes into a high performance HPEC embedded system platform,” explained Aitech Group’s Director of Military and Aerospace Products, Emil Kheyfets.

Built with up to 1 TB of onboard, security-enabled SSD supporting Quick erase, Secure erase and data encryption (per DoD AES256) as well as up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, the new C875 provides vast storage capacities that meet the growing library of graphics-based data intelligence applications. The cybersecurity features of the board include Intel’s Trusted Platform architecture, Secure Boot and BIOS Guard based on Intel’s TXT, TPM 2.0 and BIOS security SSD. The board’s versatile I/O includes a host of popular interfaces that meet a wide range of system requirements, with the ability to expand I/O options using the industry-standard XMC slot. Standard I/O integrated on the SBC include USB 3.0 and 2.0, SATA III and HDMI as well as serial and discrete I/O, RGBHV and GbE.

Complete with an 8-lane PCIe Gen 3 VPX data plane, the SBC offers a number of VITA 65 OpenVPX slot profiles to meet various configurations. Onboard resources include Avionics and standard watchdog timers, temperature sensors, a run-time clock and an elapsed time recorder. A VITA 46.11 IPMI, PCIe NT port support and a general-purpose DMA engine round out these resources.

The board is available in both conduction and convection cooled versions and offers a range of operating temperatures, from -40°C to +85°C, depending on the cooling method. Shock levels of OS1 and OS2 in addition to vibration levels from V1 to V3 are available, all per VITA 47. (Image via Aitech Group)

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