Aitech C162

Up to 8 GB (ECC) DDR3 RAM, 2 XMC/PMC slots, quad Gigabit Ethernet

Manufacturer: Aitech
Aitech C162

Aitech’s C162 is a high-performance 6U VME SBC (Single Board Computer) for embedded and harsh environment applications. The C162 is based on Intel's Calpella (Arrandale + ECC) platform comprising an i7 dual-core/four-thread (Intel Hyper-Threading® Technology) processor with large integrated on-chip L1, L2, and shared L3 caches, and a companion QM57 PCH I/O controller hub.

The processor’s integrated 2D/3D graphics controller supports graphics and video processing and provides CRT and DVI output channels.

The C162 integrates large onboard memory arrays to support processor and user application needs. Memory resources include up to 8 GB fast DDR3 Dual Channel SDRAM with ECC protection and a SATA Flash SSD of up to 128GB for user/application-specific parameter storage.

In addition to its high-performance processor architecture, the C162 provides a wide variety of I/O, including four Gigabit Ethernet ports, seven USB 2.0 ports, two SATA II ports, four UART ports, up to 12 general-purpose discrete I/O channels, two CANbus ports, and high-definition stereo audio I/O. To further expand its capabilities, the C162 is equipped with two industry-standard PMC/XMC slots. The C162 is VME64x compliant and supports VME advanced protocols such as 2eSST and 2eVME while maintaining full compliance with legacy VME operation.

C162 mechanical and electrical design guarantee operation over the full range of rugged application environments. It is available in industry standard conduction- and air-cooled form factors.


CPU SpecCore i7 @ 2.53/2.0/1.33GHz Processor
• Two Cores/Four Threads (Intel Hyper-threading Technology)
• Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d)
• Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2 (Intel® SSE4.2) SSE 4.2
• On-chip 32 kB Data/32 kB Instruction L1 Cache per core
• 256 k L2 Cache per core
• 4MB L3 Cache shared between cores
• High-Performance Graphics Controller
ChipsetQM57 platform controller hub
MemoryUp to 8GB Dual-channel DDR3, @ 1066MT/s with ECC
GraphicsIntegrated HD Graphics
One CRT Display Output
Two HDMI/DVI Display Outputs
NetworkFour Gigabit Ethernet Ports
StorageUp to 128GB SATA Flash Disk
Two SATA II Ports
USBSeven USB 2.0 Ports
SerialFour RS-232/422/485 Serial Ports
AudioHigh Definition Audio I/O
Other12 Discrete I/O Lines
Two CANbus Ports

System Resources
• Two Temperature Sensors
• Real Time Clock
• Avionics Windowed Watchdog Timer
• Elapsed Time Recorder (ETR)
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM – optional)
BIOSDual Redundant BIOS Flash


ExpansionVME 2eSST with Legacy VME Support
Two PMC/XMC Slots:
• PMC Slots supporting 64-bit PCI/PCI-X buses @ up to 133 MHz
• XMC Slots supporting PCIe x8 Gen 2.0
ElectricalThe C162 takes all its power from the VME backplane. It should be provided with +5.0V and ±12V as defined by the VME64x specification (±12V is required for PMC/XMC compliance only; the C162 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
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: < 800 g (1.75 lbs)
Conduction-cooled (S, L): < 1100 g (2.43lbs)
Conduction-cooled: (U) < 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
AccessoriesTM162 Transition Module for C162/C163 VME SBCs
Recab UK
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