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Aitech C870 - 1st Generation Intel Core i7 3U VPX SBC

Up to 4 GB (ECC) DDR3 RAM, XMC/PMC Slot, 4 Gigabit Ethernet


Aitech’s C870 is a high-performance 3U VPX SBC (Single Board Computer) for embedded and harsh environment applications. The C870 is based on Intel's Calpella (Arrandale + ECC) platform, dual-core processor and four threads (Intel Hyper-Threading Technology) with large integrated on-chip L1, L2 caches and shared L3 Cache with a companion QM57 PCH I/O controller hub.

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

The C870 integrates large on-board memory arrays to support processor and user application needs. Memory resources include up to 4 GB fast DDR3 SDRAM with ECC protection and up to 64GB SATA Flash disk for user/application-specific parameter storage. 

In addition to its high-performance processor architecture, the C870 provides a wide variety of I/O, including four Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, two SATA II ports, two UART ports, up to eight general-purpose discrete I/O channels, and high-definition stereo audio I/O. To further expand its capabilities, the C870 is equipped with an industry-standard PMC/XMC slot. 

The C870 form factor is 3U OpenVPX. It is capable of communicating with two other PCIe/Ethernet OpenVPX modules in full mesh topology with no need for a switch module. Of course it can communicate with multiple modules through an OpenVPX switch module.

The C870 is available in air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions.



CPU SpecCore™ i7 with 1.33/2.0/2.53 GHz Processor
• Two (2) Cores/Four (4) Threads (Intel Hyperthreading Technology)
• Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d)
• Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2 (Intel® SSE4.2) SSE 4.2
• On-chip 32 kb Data/32 kb Instruction L1 Cache per Core
• 256 k L2 Cache per Core
• 4 MB L3 Cache Shared Between Cores
• High Performance Graphics Controller
ChipsetIntel QM57 PCH
MemoryUp to Four (4) GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz with ECC
GraphicsIntegrated HD Graphics
RGBHV and HDMI/DVI Display Outputs
NetworkFour Gigabit Ethernet Ports
• Two 1000Base-T Ports
• Two 1000Base-BX/KX Ports
StorageUp to 64GB SATA SSD (On-board)
Two SATA 2.0 Ports
USBFour USB 2.0 Ports
SerialFour Serial Ports
• Two RS-232/422/485 Ports
• Two RS-422/485 Ports
AudioHigh Definition Audio (In or Out)
OtherEight (8) Discrete I/O Lines

System Resources
• Two Temperature Sensors
• Real Time Clock
• Avionics Windowed Watchdog Timer
• Trusted Program Module (TPM)
• Elapsed Time Recorder
• Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)


ExpansionAuto System/Peripheral Detection
OpenVPX Compliant
VITA 48 (REDI) Compliant
• PMC Slot supporting 32-bit PCI bus @ 66MHz
• XMC Slot supporting PCIe x8 Gen 2.0
ElectricalThe C870 takes all its power from the VPX backplane. It should be provided with +5.0V, +3.3 V, and ±12V as defined by the Open VPX specification (±12V is required for PMC/XMC compliance only; the C870 does not require±12V for its own operation).
MechanicalAir-cooled per ANSI/VITA 46.0
Air-cooled REDI: per VITA 48.1
Conduction-cooled per ANSI/VITA 46.0
Conduction-cooled REDI: per VITA 48.2
All mechanical formats are single slot 3U modules
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows™
WindRiver VxWorks®
Support for other operating systems may be available upon request
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
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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