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.

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