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Aitech C160 - Intel Core Duo VME SBC 6U VME SBC

Up to 4 GB (ECC) DDR2 RAM, 2 PMC Slots, 2x Gigabit Ethernet


Aitech’s C162 is a high-performance 6U VME SBC (Single Board Computer) for embedded and harsh environment applications. The C162 is based on Intel's Calpella (Arrandale + ECC) platform comprising an i7 dual-core/four thread (Intel Hyper-Threading® Technology) processor with large integrated on-chip L1, L2, and shared L3 caches, and a companion QM57 PCH I/O controller hub.

The processor’s integrated 2D/3D graphics controller supports graphics and video processing and provides CRT and DVI output channels.

The C162 integrates large on-board memory arrays to support processor and user application needs. Memory resources include up to 8 GB fast DDR3 Dual Channel SDRAM with ECC protection and a SATA Flash SSD of up to 128GB for user/application-specific parameter storage.

In addition to its high-performance processor architecture, the C162 provides a wide variety of I/O, including four Gigabit Ethernet ports, seven USB 2.0 ports, two SATA II ports, four UART ports, up to 12 general-purpose discrete I/O channels, two CANbus ports, and high-definition stereo audio I/O. To further expand its capabilities, the C162 is equipped with two industry-standard PMC/XMC slots. The C162 is VME64x compliant, and supports VME advanced protocols such as 2eSST and 2eVME while maintaining full compliance with legacy VME operation.

C162 mechanical and electrical design guarantee operation over the full range of rugged application environments. It is available in industry standard conduction- and air-cooled form factors.



CPU SpecIntel® L7500 Core™2 Duo (Merom) Processor with 2.2 / 1.67 / 1.06 GHz
On-chip 32 kb Data/32 kB Instruction L1 Cache
On-chip Four (4) MB L2 Cache
MemoryUp to Four (4) GB DDR2 SDRAM
GraphicsIntegrated Graphics Controller
DVI Port, CRT (RGBHV), TV Output (NTSC, PAL, RS-170)
NetworkTwo (2) GB Ethernet Ports
StorageUp to 64 GB SATA onboard Flash disk
Up to Eight (8) GB Optional Onboard USB SSD (Solid State Disk)
Two SATA II Ports
USBFour (4) USB 2.0 Interfaces
SerialTwo (2) RS-232/422/485 Serial Ports
AudioHigh Definition Audio
OtherEight (8) Discrete I/O Lines
Two (2) Temperature Sensors
Avionics Windowed Watchdog Timer
Two (2) Temperature Sensors
Real-time Clock with Capacitor and Battery Backup
Vibration and Shock Resistance
BIOSDual Redundant BIOS Flash


ExpansionVME 2eSST with Legacy VME Support
Two (2) PMC Slots
ElectricalThe C160 takes all its power from the VME backplane. It should be provided with +5.0V, +3.3 V and ±12 V as defined by the VME64x specification (±12 V is required for PMC compliance only; the C160 does not require ±12V for its own operation). It can also be factory
configured to operate from a +5V power source only, with no need for 3.3 V from the backplane.
MechanicalAir-cooled: per ANSI/VITA 1-1994
Conduction-cooled: per IEEE 1101.2
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareWindows™ Embedded
Windows™ XP Professional
Wind River VxWorks
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 (1.75 lbs)
Conduction-cooled: < 900 g (2.0 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

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