SBC protects critical embedded military applications

Designed to secure critical data within embedded military and defence applications, Aitech Group’s C875 uses the eighth generation Intel Xeon E processor to provide advanced cybersecurity as well as processing performance. The risk of tamper attacks and theft of data continues to increase at all levels of embedded computing, explains Aitech. The 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) incorporates the proprietary AiSecure architecture to help protect against data breaches that may occur at the system site itself, risking tamper attacks and data theft.

The Intel Xeon E-2176 M 6-core (12-thread) architecture with 12Mbyte of Smartcache is integrated into the C875, delivering an impressive 2.7GHz of performance that increases to 4.4GHz when Turbo Mode is enabled.

The rugged C875 includes three independent Intel UHD graphics ports and an on-board Microsemi SmartFusion FPGA (with an Arm core). Together with the storage capacity and security options, the board suits harsh environment military and defence applications, including deeply embedded, real-time high performance embedded computing (HPEC) processing, intelligent multi-head smart displays.

The C875 has one Tbyte of on-board, security-enable solid state drive (SSD) which supports quick erase, secure erase and data encryption per DoD AES256. There is also up to 32Gbyte of DDR4 RAM. This level of storage is designed to meet the growing library of graphics-based data intelligence applications, explains Aitech.

Cybersecurity includes Intel’s Trusted Platform architecture, Secure Boot and BIOS Guard, based on Intel’s TXT, TPM 2.0 and BIOS security SSD.

The board’s versatile I/O includes a host of popular interfaces that meet a wide range of system requirements, and there is also the ability to expand I/O options using the industry-standard XMC slot. Standard I/O integrated on the SBC includes USB 3.0 and 2.0, SATA III and HDMI as well as serial and discrete I/O, RGBHV and GbE.

There is an eight-lane PCIe Gen 3 VPX data plane, enabling the SBC to offer a selection of VITA 65 OpenVPX slot profiles to meet different configurations.  On-board resources include avionics and standard watchdog timers, temperature sensors, a run time clock and an elapsed time recorder.  A VITA 46.11 IPMI, PCIe NT port support and a general-purpose DMA engine are also included.

Conduction and convection-cooled versions are available, with operating temperatures from -40 to +85 degrees C, depending on the cooling method.  Shock levels of OS1 and OS2 in addition to vibration levels from V1 to V3 are available, all per VITA 47.

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