Aitech release three 3U VPX cybersecurity-enabled SOSA aligned SBCs 

Rugged board provider, Aitech Systems offers three configurations of 3U VPX cybersecurity-enabled SBCs (single board computers) aligned to The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) technical standard. 

The U-C8500, U-C8501 and U-C8502 use powerful Intel TigerLake SoCs with integrated general purpose graphics processor units (GPUs) to optimise SWaP-C for interconnectivity in military, aerospace and space applications.

The U-C850x series of SBCs combine modern data processing acceleration, CPU, iGPU and FPGA. It includes a high-performance CPU SoC with an internal GPU, combined with optional integrated large FPGA. As a result, the SBCs are suitable for rugged military and aerospace data-intensive applications, including AI and machine learning, while minimising SWaP-C and without sacrificing performance, said Aitech Systems.

The U-C850x series fully supports AiSecure, Aitech’s proprietary cybersecurity framework that increases survivability and level of confidence by detecting and preventing unexpected attacks. The inherent security features enable both firmware and data protection as well as prevents reverse engineering and tampering with system integrity, while allowing secure transmission and storage of sensitive data.

The U-C850x series of rugged 3U VPX SBCs features a multi-core Intel Architecture CPU processor, strong general purpose GPU AI processing and advanced cybersecurity protection. The Intel 11th generation TigerLake UP3 (TGL-UP3) SoC with four cores/ eight threads and a GPU with up to 96 execution units enables 12W, 15W and 28W TDP (thermal design performance) options. 

The U-C8500 is a four PCIe Gen3/4 data plane with an XMC slot, the U-C8501 is a four PCIe Gen3 Data Plane, four PCIe Gen4 expansion plane with an XMC slot and the U-C8502 is a four PCIe Gen3 data plane, four PCIe Gen4 expansion plane with integrated Xilinx MPSoC FPGA. 

According to Aitech, the U-C850x series has highly integrated functionality and excellent SWaP-C for use in harsh military and aerospace applications that need to reliably process significant amounts of data, for example, unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned ground vehicles (UAV/UGV), mission computers and digital signal and image processing as well as signal intelligence (SIGINT) and electronic warfare (EW).

The boards feature support for up to 64Gbyte LPDDR4X RAM to provide the performance required for graphics and AI/ML applications using the integrated general purpose GPU as well as PCIe Gen4 support for optimised interconnect to other boards in the system.

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