Manufacturer: Aitech

Aitech’s C873 is a high-performance 3U VPX SBC (Single Board Computer) for embedded and harsh environment applications. The heart of the C873 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 and HDMI/DVI outputs.

The C873 integrates large onboard memory arrays to support processor and user application needs. Memory resources include up to 16 GB dual-channel DDR3L SDRAM with ECC protection and up to 512GB of SATA Flash disk storage for user/application-specific mass storage.

In addition to its high-performance processor architecture, the C873 provides a wide variety of I/O, including Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB 2.0 ports, SATA 2.0 ports, UART ports, general-purpose discrete I/O channels, and high-definition stereo audio I/O. To further expand its capabilities, the C873 is equipped with an industry-standard PMC/XMC slot. 

The 3U VPX C873 is capable of communicating with one, two, or eight other PCIe VPX boards, eliminating the need for another switch in the system.

The C873 is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions, including a 2 Level Maintenance (2LM) conduction-cooled configuration.



CPU Spec4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Haswell Processor
• Quad-core @ 2.4 GHz
• Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
• Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) 4.2
• Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) 2.0
• Integrated HD Graphics 4600
• 6 MB Last Level Cache (LLC) shared between CPU and Integrated Graphics
ChipsetIntel QM87 PCH
MemoryUp to 16 GB Dual-channel DDR3L @ 1600 MT/s with ECC
GraphicsIntegrated HD Graphics 4600
RGBHV and HDMI/DVI Display Outputs
NetworkFour Gigabit Ethernet Ports
• Two 1000Base-T Ports
• Two 1000Base-BX/KX Ports
StorageUp to 512GB SATA Flash Disk
Two SATA 2.0 Ports
USBFour USB 2.0 Ports
SerialFour Serial Ports
• Two RS-232/422/485 Ports
• Two RS-422/485 Ports
AudioHigh Definition Audio (In and Out)
OtherEight Discrete I/O Lines

System Resources
• Three Temperature Sensors
• Real Time Clock
• Avionics Windowed Watchdog Timer
• Elapsed Time Recorder
• Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)


ExpansionAuto System/Peripheral Detection
OpenVPX Compliant per VITA 65
• PMC Slot supporting 32-bit PCI bus @ 66MHz
• XMC Slot supporting PCIe x8 Gen 2.0
ElectricalThe C873 takes all its power from the VPX backplane. It should be provided with +5.0V, +3.3 V, +3.3V_AUX, and ±12V_AUX as defined by the VPX specification
MechanicalAir-cooled: per ANSI/VITA 48.1
• Conduction-cooled: per ANSI/VITA 48.2
• Conduction-cooled 2LM: per ANSI/VITA 48.2
All mechanical formats are single slot 3U modules
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows™
WindRiver VxWorks®
Support for other operating systems 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
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
Recab UK
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