Aitech A178

NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier System-On-Module

Manufacturer: Aitech
Aitech A178

The rugged A178 Thunder is an ultra-SFF GPGPU AI supercomputer that combines a rugged infrastructure with a SWaP-optimized design. It incorporates the powerful NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Xavier-based AI SOM that provides 512 CUDA cores and 64 Tensor cores, reaching 32 TOPS (INT8) and 11 TFLOPS (FP16) at a remarkable level of energy efficiency.

Weighing less than 5.5 lb. and measuring only 8.5” x 3.2” x 6.8”, the rugged A178 Thunder is ideal for artificial intelligence environments in military and defence applications that require very high levels of computation, such as distributed computing and signal processing in next-generation autonomous vehicles as well as surveillance, targeting and EW systems.


CPU SpecARMv8.2 (64-bit) heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP) CPU
• 4 x dual-core CPU clusters (8 total NVIDIA Carmel processor cores)
• 128 KB L1 instruction cache and 64 KB L1 data cache per core, 2 MB L2 cache per cluster, 4 MB L3 cache shared by all clusters
• Operates at up to 2.26 GHz (depends on power mode)
Memory16 GB LPDDR4x, operates at up to 2133 MHz (depends on power mode), 256-bit interface
Storage:32 GB eMMC 5.1 (boot source)
Optional NVMeSSD
Optional Removable Micro SD Card
GraphicsNVIDIA Volta GPU Architecture
• 512 CUDA cores
• 32 TOPS INT8 (Tera Operations Per Second for Integer 8-bit)
• 11 TFLOPS FP16 (Tera Floating Point Operations Per Second for FP 16-bit)
• OpenGL
• OpenGL ES
• 1x DVI (single-link) / HDMI Output, DisplayPort option
Expansion:Mainboard accommodates up to three optional expansion modules. Available options include:
• Composite Frame Grabber
• HD-SDI Frame Grabber
Refer to datasheet for further details
System:Multi-standard Video/JPEG Decoder/Encoder, HW Encoding for H.264/H.265
Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling
Temperature Sensors
Elapsed Time Recorder
Status Indicator LED
USB2x USB2.0 port, 1x USB 3.0 port option
Ethernet1x GbE Ethernet, 1x 10GbE Ethernet option
OtherIncluded expansion modules are determined by system I/O Variant, see the datasheet for details



ElectricalWide input voltage range: 11 – 36 VDC steady-state operation
Input reverse polarity protection
EMI/RFI input filter
On-board supplies isolated from the external supply
MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275 compliant (no hold-up)
Mechanical216 mm x 82 mm x 172.5 mm [8.5" x 3.23" x 6.8"]
Sealed to IP67
SoftwareLinux OS pre-installed – L4T (Linux for Tegra), a lightly modified Ubuntu-based distribution
Video capture drivers and sample applications pre-installed,
TemperatureOperating Temp: -40 to +65°C
Non-operating: -55 to +105°C
Humidity0 to 100% relative humidity
Weight< 2.5 kg [5.5 lbs.]
Warranty1 Year


Ordering Details

BoardRefer to datasheet for ordering part number scheme
CustomisationNeed storage and/or I/O cards added? Need an operating system or your own software image loaded? We can help with that. We have a team of qualified and experienced engineers who can quickly accomplish this. Please contact us for further details.
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