Aitech A172

1.7GHz Intel Core i7-7660U, up to 32GB DDR4, mSATA SSD, MIL-STD-704 & MIL-STD-1275 Compliant

Manufacturer: Aitech
Aitech A172

The A172 is a low profile, rugged high performance embedded computer (HPEC) that provides exceptional design flexibility in a low power, high-performance computing system.  Developed around a standard Type 6 COM Express module, the A172 features an industry standard pinout and the ability to support multiple processor options for easy system integration as well as cost-effective technology insertion upgrades.

Weighing under 5 lbs (2.25 kg) with dimensions of only 10.24″ x 7.09″ x 1.8″ (260 mm x 180 mm x 46 mm), the A172 maximizes SWaP for applications with limited space requirements. 

It also features multiple I/O options that make the rugged, Intel Core i7-based unit ideal for high impact, high-performance military applications.  These manned and unmanned robotic ground vehicles (UGV) as well as manned and unmanned fixed- and rotary-wing airborne (UAV) platforms.

A172 Introduction Video


CPU SpecChoice of

Intel Core i7-7600U@ 2.8 GHz (std), 3.9GHz (turbo), dual-core
• Two Cores/Four Threads
• 15W TDP
• HD Graphics 620
• Passmark 5595
Intel Xeon E3-1505L V6 @ 2.2 GHz (std), 3.0GHz (turbo), quad-core
• Four Cores/Eight Threads
• High-Performance Graphics Controller
• 15W TDP
• HD Graphics 620
• Passmark 5595
ChipsetIntel® 8-Series LynxPoint-LP integrated into CPU
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4 SDRAM @ 1600MHz
GraphicsIntegrated into CPU (Intel® HD Graphics 620)
Up to 2 DVI Outputs (single link)
NetworkUp to 4 Independent Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces
Storage1x mSATA socket
USB4x USB 2.0 Interfaces
SerialUART 16550 compatible. Ports are software configurable as:
• 8x RS-232
• 4x RS-422
• 2x RS-422 + 2x RS-485
AudioStereo Line IN + Stereo Line OUT
OtherDiscrete I/O
• 8x Single-Ended LVTTL
• Individually software selectable as input or output

• 2 Independent CANbus Isolated Interfaces
• CAN 2.0B protocol compatibility • Bit rates up to 1 Mb/s
• Two modes of operation: BasicCAN or PeliCAN with extended features

Frame Grabber (option)
• 8 Individual Composite Video Inputs
• Supports PAL resolutions up to 720 x 576 @ 25 fps
• Supports NTSC resolutions up to 720 x 480 @ 30 fps



ExpansionDual miniPCIe (factory option only)
ElectricalWide input voltage range of 12 - 32 Vdc
MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275 Compliant
Power Consumption
• Minimum: 12 W (idle)
• Typical: 30 W (under duress)
Mechanical260 x 180 x 46 mm [10.24 x 7.09 x 1.8"]
SoftwareThe A172 RCP is available with Windows 7, 64-bit or Linux preinstalled.
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40 to +70°C
Temperature range (storage): -55 to +110°C
Fungus Resistant
Humidity0 – 100%
Weight<2.25 kg [5 lb]
Altitude-1,500 to +60,000 ft.
VibrationV2 per VITA 47
ShockOS1 per VITA 47
Safety/CertificationRain: MIL-STD-810G, Method 506.5, Procedure I
Dust: MIL-STD-810G, Method 510.5, Procedure I & II
Salt: Fog MIL-STD-810G, Method 509.5
Bench Handling: MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure VI
Ingress Protection: IP65
Warranty1 Year


Ordering Details

BoardRefer to datasheet for ordering part number scheme

MCS172-1-00 Set of Front Panel Mating Connectors I/O variant 1
MCS172-3-00 Set of Front Panel Mating Connectors I/O variant 3
PSA-90W External power supply 90W
2D300-01M0-00 1TB removable mass storage
TCA172-SK A172 starter cable kit, including J1 power cable and J2 I/O cable

Custom cable harness options available - please contact us

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