Aitech A191

GPGPU Based Rugged High Performance Embedded Computer (HPEC) 5th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 CPU

Manufacturer: Aitech
Aitech A191

The latest generation of supercomputers achieves unprecedented performance by harnessing the parallel processing capabilities of today's multi-core Graphics Processing Units (GPU) and combining them with high-performance multi-core CPUs. Aitech's COTS A191 High-Performance Embedded Computer (HPEC) RediBuilt™ system works in exactly the same way, by combining a conventional CPU with a GPU – the CPU provides overhead functions while the GPU does the heavy lifting. Following this design philosophy, Aitech's engineers have achieved unprecedented processing capabilities in the A191 that are greater than the sum of the two individual processors. Performance is nearly an order of magnitude greater than can be accomplished with CPUs alone and at roughly the same level of power consumption.

In Aitech's A191, the CPU is a 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor on their latest generation C873 SBC, and the GPU is your choice of NVIDIA GeForce or AMD/ATI Radeon on their C530 General Purpose GPU (GPGPU) board. Rounding out the complement of boards is an Aitech Frame Grabber mezzanine (M571 or M577), providing video input capture.

The A191 provides extensive I/O, including various video formats, Ethernet, serial, and USB ports. The system includes onboard Flash mass storage, eliminating the need for external storage or mechanical/rotating media drives.

With its small footprint, moderate power consumption, and exceptional processing capabilities, potential applications for the A191 are wide-ranging and include: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, including wide-area surveillance and automatic target recognition (ATR), multispectral sensor fusion, IED detection and countermeasures, synthetic aperture radar processing, and more.


CPU5th Gen. Intel®  Core™ i7 CPU, Quad Core @ 2.7 GHz 
ChipsetIntel QM87 PCH
Memory8 or 16 GB Dual-channel DDR3L @ 1600 MT/s with ECC, soldered
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770M or AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M
Video Outputs
• 2 x DVI/HDMI and 2 x RGBHV
Video Inputs
• 2 x SD-SDI + 4 x Composite or
• 8 x Composite
NetworkFour Gigabit Ethernet Ports
• Two 1000Base-T Ports
• Two 1000Base-BX/KX Ports
StorageUp to 1 TB Flash Storage
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)
Other3U VPX Architecture
Compact and Lightweight
Internally Conduction-Cooled
Two External Cooling Configurations
• Convection and Radiation Cooling by Fins
• Cold Plate-Cooling
Fully Sealed Faraday Cage and
Complete EMI/RFI Filtering
Environmentally Sealed
Embedded Frame Grabber
CommonEight Discrete I/O Lines

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


Electrical18 – 36 V DC input
Power consumption is dependent on configuration options. Maximum consumption is 140 W.
MechanicalConvection-Cooled Enclosure
181 x 261 x 132 mm (W x D x H)
7.13 x 10.26 x 5.20 in (W x D x H)

Cold Plate-Cooled Enclosure
156 x 261 x 126 mm (W x D x H)
6.12 x 10.26 x 5.20 in (W x D x H)
Conformal CoatingN/A
SoftwareWindows® 7, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Windows® 8.1, Linux®
TemperatureSeries-200 Rugged
• Temperature range (operation): -40 to +71C
• Temperature range (storage): -50 to +100C
Ruggedisation level is determined in the part numbering scheme - refer to datasheet for further details
HumiditySeries-200 Rugged: 0-95% or 0 to 100% with coating
WeightLess than 6.8 kg (15 lbs)
AltitudeSeries-200 Rugged: 70,000ft
VibrationSeries-200 Rugged
• Conduction-cooled: Random (g2/Hz): 20-2000Hz/0.1 g2/Hz
• Conduction-cooled: Sine (g PEAK): 50-500Hz/10g
ShockSeries-200 Rugged: Conduction-cooled: 40g/11ms, 100g/6ms
Warranty1 Year



BoardRefer to datasheet for ordering information
Recab UK
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