Cybersecurity-enabled board ideal for high performing applications

01-08-2023 | Aitech | Industrial

Aitech Systems has stated that its SOSA-aligned U-C8500 3U VPX SBC has passed environmental qualification testing.

Aligned with The Open Group SOSA Technical Standard, its U-C8500 is based on Intel's ground-breaking SWaP-C optimised Tiger Lake UP3(TGL-UP3) SoC, which combines a high-performing CPU with a strong internal GPU and an advanced Image Processing Unit. The SBC also includes highly integrated memory technology (LPDDR4X) for greater graphics processing performance and high-speed PCIe Gen4 and 10 Gbps Ethernet.

Combining the device's high-performing technologies facilitates AI and ML processing capabilities in various rugged defence and aerospace data-sensitive applications.

Alex Trigoub, director of Board Level Product Line for Aitech, noted: "AI in defence electronics continues to grow in complexity. Developed specifically with faster memory, PCIe and Ethernet connectivity, as well as to optimise SWaP-C and align with DoD MOSA initiatives, the U-C8500 is capable of processing large amounts of data without any loss of performance while staying within an optimised power envelope. This combination ensures the SBC can meet the demands of defence systems today and makes it capable of handling the needs of next-gen defence technology tomorrow."

Designed from the ground up with security in mind, the device provides a comprehensive cybersecurity framework – AiSecure, which incorporates standard and advanced system protection. The inherent security features allow firmware and data protection and prevent reverse engineering and tampering with system integrity while allowing secure transmission and storage of sensitive data.

The device is part of the company's U-C850X series that combines the three pillars of modern data processing on the same board: CPU, iGPU and optional large FPGA. Potential future enhanced variants include the U-C8501 (with PCIe Switch for enhanced Expansion Plane and XMC connectivity), the U-C8502 (with integrated Xilinx MPSoC FPGA) and the U-C8503 (with integrated TSN Endpoint).

sebastian_springall.jpg

By Seb Springall