Collaboration provides integrated systems for military applications

14th June 2017
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
Collaboration provides integrated systems for military applications


Building on a longstanding business relationship, Aitech Defense Systems and ADLINK have combined resources to integrate ADLINK’s newest Xeon-based 3U VPX blade into Aitech’s rugged subsystems.

Technical specifications:

  • Xeon-based 3U VPX blade integrated into high performance, rugged sub-systems
  • Fully tested and qualified systems ready for harsh, mission critical applications
  • Extensive I/O, graphics and memory resources tailored to application parameters

This partnership brings Aitech’s extensive system integration capabilities for rugged, harsh and military-qualified electronics to ADLINK’s range of embedded computing solutions. It also enables Aitech to provide powerful Xeon-based systems tailored to an application’s requirements, with different configurations that include a host of user-defined I/O ports, graphics cards and frame grabbers.

Doug Patterson, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Aitech Defense Systems, noted: “The complexity, and increasingly fast processing, needed in today’s military electronics demand the highest computing power in a rugged, reliable package. Integrating ADLINK’s latest Xeon-based blade into our sub-systems has provided a means for customers to quickly and cost effectively employ a complete and integrated system, tested and qualified for military applications.”

Matthias Huber, VP of Strategy and Partner Enablement at ADLINK, commented: ”Aitech and ADLINK have collaborated for many years to provide robust, ready-to-implement electronics systems. As a trusted partner, we knew Aitech had the knowledge to properly integrate our most powerful Xeon-based 3U VPX blades, and provide users with reliable, fully tested rugged computing systems.”

Operating in a range of -40°C to +75°C in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions, the 3U VPX single slot C876 SBC (single board computer) serves as the heart of the rugged sub-systems and uses the powerful Intel Xeon D-1500 multicore processor.

The high performance SBC integrates an on-chip graphics controller that supports VGA graphics and video processing. It also offers the fastest, large on-board 16 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM in dual banks with ECC operating at 2,133 MT/s and mass storage of up to 64GB in a SATA III Flash disk, using SLC (Single Level Cell) Flash memory.

Also noteworthy is the extensive number of popular I/O interfaces, such as 10GB Ethernet, USB 3.0 and 2.0 as well as graphics, serial ports and discrete I/O lines, available to meet a wide range of system requirements. Expandability and further flexibility are provided by an industry standard XMC slot.

You must be logged in to comment

Write a comment

No comments

Sign up to view our publications

Sign up

Sign up to view our downloads

Sign up

24th October 2017
Germany AeroExpoPark
Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2017
14th November 2017
United Kingdom London
UK Security Expo 2017
29th November 2017
United Kingdom London Olympia