Manufacturer: Aitech

The C102 is a fully loaded Dual/Single PowerPC® 7448, single slot VME SBC specifically designed to endure harsh environment applications. With its distributed architecture, the C102 provides two independent, high performance processing nodes each supported by its own extensive on-board memory resources, communicating with each other over a high speed PCI interconnecting bus. Complementing these powerful processing nodes, the C102 provides the industry's highest functional density feature set of memory and I/O interfaces, which positions the C102 as the best SBC in its class due to the unique combination of processing power and I/O resources.

The C102 is backward compatible with Aitech's previous generation SBCs – the C100/C101/C103 series (the only exception is the IEEE1394 FireWire ports not available) – thus providing an easy migration path for customers using the C10x family SBC products.

Each of the two C102 fully independent processing nodes are powered by Freescale's advanced PowerPC® G4+ MC7448 microprocessor with its integrated on-chip, high speed L1 and L2 caches. The two independent processing nodes employ two separate Discovery III System Controllers. Each processing node includes dedicated memory resources designed to take full advantage of the MC7448 processing power, eliminating bottlenecks in data flow. Memory arrays include large and fast DDR SDRAM memory, Boot Flash for firmware and application storage, User Flash for user application and data storage and NVRAM for user/application specific parameters storage. In addition, the primary processing node includes a high-density Flash File (NAND Flash) for mass storage purposes.

The C102 further expands the unparalleled I/O capabilities provided in the former C10x series boards. Its integrated on-board I/O resources include two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two Fast Ethernet ports, two dual redundant MIL-STD-1553B interfaces, two USB 2.0 ports, one Serial ATA II channel, eight serial ports (six high-speed ports and two standard UARTs) and up to 16 general-purpose discrete I/O channels.

To complement its extensive capabilities and provide extended resources and flexibility, C102 is equipped with two PMC slots allowing installation of additional modules on the board.

The C102 is VME64x compliant, and supports VME advanced protocols such as 2eSST and 2eVME while maintaining full compliance with legacy VME operation.

The C102 SBC internal interconnecting buses are PCI-X/PCI buses split into four segments, with the PCI agents I/O resources distributed between them according to their PCI operation capabilities. This architecture maintains high operation frequency for the high-speed PCI-X/PCI resources while lower capacity PCI resources are located on slower PCI segments. Most of the C102 PCI-X/PCI resources utilize their integrated DMA engines and take full advantage of the PCI-X/PCI protocol in order to achieve maximum bus utilization.

The C102 mechanical and electrical design guarantees its operation over the full range of rugged applications environments and is available both in industry standard conduction- or air-cooled form factors.


CPU SpecDual or Single PowerPC® G4+ Processors
• MPC7448 Processors at up to 1.42 GHz
• On-chip 32 kB L1 + 1 MB L2 Cache
MemoryUp to Two (2) GB Total DDR SDRAM with ECC
NetworkTwo (2) GB Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000)
Two (2) Fast Ethernet Ports (10/100)
Storage512 MB Total User Flash Memory
256 MB Total Boot Flash Memory
256 kB Total NVRAM
Up to 64GB NAND Flash Memory
Up to 8GB USB SSD (Solid State Disk)
One (1) Serial ATA II Port (3.0 Gbps)
USBTwo (2) USB 2.0 ports (400+ Mbps)
SerialSix (6) Multi-protocol, High Speed Serial UART Ports - RS-232/422/485
Two (2) Standard Serial UART Ports - RS-232/422/485
OtherTwo (2) Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553B Ports
Sixteen (16) Single Ended /8 Differential RS-422 Discrete I/O Lines
Eight (8) 32-bit Timers (4 per Processor)
Standard and Windowed Watchdog Timers
Real Time Clock
Onboard Temperature Sensors


ExpansionVME 2eSST with Legacy VME Support
Two (2) PMC Slots
ElectricalThe C102 takes all its power from the VME64x backplane. It should be provided with +5.0V, +3.3V and ±12V as defined by the VME64x specification (±12V are required for PMC compliance only, the C102 does not require ±12V for its own operation).
MechanicalAir-cooled: per ANSI/VITA 1-1994
Conduction cooled: per IEEE 1101.2
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareWind River - VxWorks®
Green Hills - INTEGRITY®
Other RTOS BSP may be available upon 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

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 form factor: < 800 g (1.75 lbs)
Conduction-cooled form factor: < 900 g (2.0 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
AccessoriesTM102 Transition Module for C102 VME SBCs
Recab UK
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