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Aitech C212 - High Density Flash Memory VME Board

4 Opto-isolated Inputs & Outputs, 16 ARINC-429 Inputs, Eight ARINC-429 Outputs and more


The Aitech C212 is a high capacity VMEbus Flash memory board.

The C212 implements the Flash arrays using advanced NAND Flash devices. These devices provide high performance and capacity and have built-in features to support ECC mechanisms (ECC is done externally through software). Aitech FMM technology is supported through the software drivers delivered with the board to provide full hard-disk emulation. The board incorporates no moving parts, resulting in significant reduced power consumption and increased reliability.

The VMEbus interface operates in A32/D32 data access and A32 block transfer (BLT) modes.

Throughput of 20 MByte/sec is achieved when A32 block transfer (BLT) mode is used and interfacing with a fast master using the Tundra Universe II VME to PCI Bridge.

The Aitech Flash Memory Manager (FMM) supports interleaved memory access and Error Correction Code (ECC). The FMM can interleave up to a maximum of 32 memory banks for achieving high performance. The software ECC mechanism is used for applications where high data integrity is required, and is implemented on the host processor.


Storage Specification

Model InfoUp to 256 GB NAND Flash Memory in 32 Banks
CapacityAvailable configurations include 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB Flash
PerformanceData Throughput with ECC Enabled
Write – 16.0 MB/sec
Read – 13.0 MB/sec
Data SecurityNot supported


ExpansionThe C212 VME Bridge is implemented in an Actel FPGA. This bridge provides slave VME capabilities and supports A32/D32 data transfers. The C212 provides the capability to generate a VMEbus interrupt on any of the seven VME interrupt levels. It is also capable of providing an interrupt acknowledge during the interrupt vector cycle.
ElectricalThe C212 may be configured to receive all its power from the VME backplane +5.0V supply and generate +3.3V using on board power circuits or it may be configured to take the +3.3V also from the backplane supply as defined in the VME64x specification.

Fully featured and configured to take all its supply from the +5.0V power supply, the C212 power consumption is as follows:
+5 V (±5%) 0.8 A (typ), 1 A (max)
MechanicalAir-cooled per ANSI/VITA 1-1994
Conduction cooled per IEEE 1101.2
Both mechanical formats are single slot 6U modules.
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareThe C212 is delivered with an FLL (Flash Low Level) driver. This driver provides full C212 Flash access and Flash operations such as read, write and erase. The FLL provides a straightforward API allowing the user application to take full advantage of the C212 resources.

In addition to the FLL, Aitech offers a Flash Memory Manager (FMM) software package that provides an Aitech proprietary high level file system-like solution. This package is designed for the VxWorks RTOS environment. The FMM complies with the DosFS structure and interface, and provides full file system emulation, automatic block management, and memory interleaving.
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: 375 g (0.825 lbs)
Conduction-cooled: 460 g (1.012 lb)
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