Aitech CM106

Accommodates Two (2) Single-wide or One (1) Double-wide PMC

Manufacturer: Aitech
Aitech CM106

The CM106 PMC carrier card is designed to plug into an adjacent 6U backplane slot and expand system functionality by enabling the addition of I/O, graphics and SSD memory PMC cards. This configuration provides the development of an extremely fast, compact computer system optimized for SWaP. When used in conjunction with Aitech’s C106 SBC, the CM106 adds two PMC sites per backplane slot. Depending on the SBC, up to two CM106s can be used, providing a total of up to 6 PCI sites including those on the SBC.

The CM106 architecture is based on a PCI-PCI bridge connecting the primary 64-bit 33 MHz PCI expansion bus on P0 to a secondary 64-bit 33 MHz PCI bus on which the two PMC sites reside. A total of 110 factory configurable PMC I/O lines are routed to the VME P2 connector. Air-cooled versions of the CM106 also provide front panel access to PMCs equipped with front panel features.

The CM106 is a supported phase product, to be used in active programs with the C106 SBC. Learn more about our COTS Lifecycle+® obsolescence management program.


FeaturesAccommodates Two (2) Single-wide or One (1) Double-wide PMC
Single Slot Rugged 6U Carrier Board (VMEbus Form Factor)
Expands PowerPC® SBCs Through PCI Over P0
PLX 6154 PCI-PCI Transparent Bridge
PCI 2.3 Interface Compliant: 64-bit at 33 MHz
Full Arbitration for PMC Master Operation Support
Front Panel Area for PMC I/O
PMC I/O Routed to P2
Requires Only +5 V From Backplane
Onboard or Backplane 3.3 V Supply
4 W Power Consumption
Air-cooled Version per ANSI/VITA 1
Conduction-cooled Version per IEEE 1101.2
Three (3) Ruggedisation Levels


ElectricalThe CM106 receives all its power from the VME backplane +5.0 V supply and generates +3.3 V using on board power circuits, or it may be configured to use the +3.3 V backplane supply as defined in the VME64x specification.
When configured to operate from the +5.0 V power supply alone, power consumption of the CM106 (not including power consumption of the PMCs) is as follows:
+3.3 V (± 5%) 0 A
+5.0 V (± 5%) 0.8 A (max)
MechanicalAir-cooled: per ANSI/VITA 1-1994
Conduction cooled: per IEEE 1101.2
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
TemperatureSeries-100 Commercial
• Temperature range (operation): 0 to +55C
• Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85C

Series-200 Rugged
• Temperature range (operation): -40 to +71C
• Temperature range (storage): -50 to +100C

Series-400 Military
• Temperature range (operation): -55 to +85C
• Temperature range (storage): -62 to +125C

The ruggedisation level is determined in the part numbering scheme - refer to datasheet for further details
HumiditySeries-100 Commercial: 0-90%
Series-200 Rugged, Series-400 Military: 0-95% or 0 to 100% with coating
WeightAir-cooled: < 475g (1.1 lbs)
Conduction-cooled: < 475g (1.1 lbs)
AltitudeSeries-100 Commercial: 15,000ft
Series-200 Rugged, Series-400 Military: 70,000ft
VibrationSeries-100 Commercial
• Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.02 g2/Hz
• Sine (g PEAK): 10-100Hz/2g

Series-200 Rugged
• Conduction-cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.1 g2/Hz
• Conduction-cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/10g
• Air-Cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.04 g2/Hz
• Air-Cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 10-100Hz/2g

Series-400 Military
• Conduction-cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.1 g2/Hz
• Conduction-cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/10g
• Air-Cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.04 g2/Hz
• Air-Cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/5.5g
ShockSeries-100 Commercial: 20g/6mS
Series-200 Rugged: Conduction-cooled: 40g/11ms, 100g/6ms
Series-200 Rugged: Air-Cooled: 30g/11ms, 75g/6ms
Series-400 Military: Conduction-cooled: 40g/11ms, 100g/6ms
Series-400 Military: Air-Cooled: 30g/11ms, 75g/6mS
Warranty1 Year




BoardRefer to datasheet for ordering part number scheme
AccessoriesTM106 Transition Module for the C106 VME SBC and CM106 PMC VME Carrier
Recab UK
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