Aitech C163

Up to 8GB (ECC) DDR3L RAM, 2 XMC/PMC slots, Gigabit Ethernet

Manufacturer: Aitech
Aitech C163

Aitech’s C163 is a high-performance 6U VME SBC (Single Board Computer) for embedded and harsh environment applications. The heart of the C163 is Intel's newest platform (Haswell), featuring a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad-Core processor with integrated HD Graphics 4600, coupled with a companion Lynx Point QM87 I/O Platform Controller Hub (PCH). The processor’s integrated 2D/3D graphics controller supports graphics and video processing and provides RGBHV (via PCH) and two HDMI/DVI outputs.

The C163 integrates large onboard memory arrays to support processor and user application needs. Memory resources include up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3L SDRAM with ECC protection and up to 128GB of SATA flash disk storage for user/application-specific mass storage. In addition to its high-performance processor architecture, the C163 provides a wide variety of I/O, including four Gigabit Ethernet ports, seven USB 2.0 ports, two SATA II ports, four UART ports, 12 general-purpose discrete I/O channels, two CANbus ports, and high-definition stereo audio I/O. To further expand its capabilities, the C163 is equipped with two industry-standard PMC/XMC slots.
The C163 is VME64x compliant and supports VME advanced protocols such as 2eSST and 2eVME while maintaining full compliance with legacy VME operation.

C163 mechanical and electrical designs guarantee operation over the full range of rugged application environments. It is available in industry-standard conduction- and air-cooled form factors.


CPU Spec4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
• Quad Core @ 2.4GHz
• Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
• Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) 4.2
• Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 2.0
• Integrated HD Graphics 4600
• 6MB Last Level Cache (LLC) shared between CPU and Integrated Graphics
ChipsetQM87 platform controller hub
MemoryUp to 16GB Dual-channel DDR3L @ 1600MT/s with ECC
GraphicsIntegrated HD Graphics 4600
One RGBHV 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
• Three Temperature Sensors
• Real Time Clock
• Avionics Windowed Watchdog Timer
• Elapsed Time Recorder (ETR)
• Trusted Platform Module (TPM – optional)
• Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)


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 C163 takes all its power from the VME backplane. It should be provided with +5.0 V, +3.3 V, and ±12 V as defined by the VME64x specification (±12 V is required for PMC/XMC compliance only; the C163 does not require ±12 V for its own operation).
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 : < 1100 g (2.43 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 SBC
Recab UK
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