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Aitech C164 - 5th Generation Intel Core i7 6U VME SBC

8GB (ECC) DDR3L RAM, 2 XMC/PMC Slots, up to 4x Gigabit Ethernet


Aitech’s C164 is a high-performance 6U VME SBC for embedded and harsh environment applications. The heart of the C164 is Intel's Broadwell platform, featuring a 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core processor with integrated HD Graphics 5600, 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 C164 integrates large on-board RAM (DDR3L) and mass storage (SATA Flash disk) resources, and provides a variety of popular I/O interfaces to meet a wide range of system requirements. Expandability and further flexibility are provided by two industry standard PMC/XMC slots.

The C164 is also pinout compatible with Aitech's C163 4th Gen. Core i7 (Haswell platform) SBC.

C164 mechanical and electrical designs guarantee operation over the full range of rugged application environments. It is available in industry standard conduction-cooled and air-cooled form factors.



CPU Spec5th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 – Quad Core @ 2.6 GHz, Integrated HD Graphics 5600, 6 MB Last Level Cache
ChipsetIntel Lynx Point QM87 Platform Controller Hub
Memory8GB of DDR3L SDRAM in dual banks with ECC operates at 1600 MT/s
GraphicsIntegrated HD Graphics 4600
One RGBHV Display Output
Up to two HDMI/DVI Display Outputs
NetworkUp to four Gigabit Ethernet ports
StorageUp to 128 GB SATA Flash Disk, using SLC (Single Level Cell) Flash memory
Two SATA II Ports
USBUp to seven USB 2.0 ports
1 USB 3.0 port
SerialFour RS-232/422/485 Serial Ports
AudioHigh Definition Audio I/O
BIOSDual BIOS Flash devices (Primary device for normal board operation, Alternate device for board maintenance)


ExpansionVME64 per ANSI/VITA 1 and VME64x per ANSI/VITA 1.1
PMC/XMC Slots:
• PMC 1 64-bit PCI/PCI-X @ 133/66/33 MHz, universal site supports 3.3 V and 5 V PCI I/O signaling levels
• PMC 2 64-bit PCI @ 33 MHz, supports 5 V PCI I/O signaling level
• XMC 1 & 2 For each site: PCIe x8 port supporting Gen2 and Gen1 speeds and port widths of x8/x4/x2/x1, 5 V VPWR supply
MechanicalAir-Cooled: 6U VME per IEEE Std 1101.10-1996
Conduction-Cooled: 6U VME per IEEE Std 1101.2-1992
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareWindows®, WindRiver VxWorks®, and Linux® are supported
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

Ruggedization 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
WeightAir-Cooled: < 800 g (1.8 lbs)
Conduction-Cooled: < 1100 g (2.5 lbs)
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

Ordering Details

BoardRefer to datasheet for ordering part number scheme
AccessoriesTM162 Transition Module for C162/C163/C164 VME SBCs

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