Aitech A172

1.7GHz Intel Core i7-4650U, up to 16GB DDR3, mSATA SSD, MIL-STD-704 & MIL-STD-1275 Compliant

Manufacturer: Aitech
Aitech A172

Aitech's A172 Rugged Compact PC (RCP) is a small, low power, high performance, rugged computer suitable for any application that requires a high performance reliable RCP.

Designed around a standard Type 6 COMM Express Processor Module, the A172 is available with a variety of processor options to meet a wide range of requirements. The modular design and standard module pinout also enable future processor upgrades.

Included on the COMM Express module are the microprocessor and system memory along with a number of I/O interfaces including serial ports, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, DVI, and stereo Audio (Line IN + Line OUT).

The COM Express module is hosted on an Aitech mainboard, which provides further I/O, including additional Gigabit Ethernet and serial ports, as well as Discrete I/O and CANbus interfaces. The mainboard also includes two mini SATA (mSATA) slots to host standard SSD Flash drives, and two mini PCIe slots to host standard mini PCIe modules for further enhancement of system functionality.

A172 Introduction Video


CPU SpecIntel Core i7-4650U @ 1.7 GHz (std), 3.3GHz (turbo), dual-core
• Two Cores/Four Threads
• High-Performance Graphics Controller
• Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d)
• 15W TDP
• 4 MB cache
• Passmark 4123
ChipsetIntel® 8-Series LynxPoint-LP integrated into CPU
MemoryUp to 16GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1066MHz
GraphicsIntegrated into CPU (Intel® HD Graphics 5000)
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
AccessoriesMCS171-1-00 Set of Front Panel Mating Connectors
TC171-J1-00 J1 Power Cable
TC171-J2-00 J2 I/O Breakout Cable
PS28-150-00 28 Vdc/150 W External Power Supply (100 - 240 Vac input)
Recab UK
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