Aitech's A172 Rugged Compact PC (RCP) is a small, low power, high performance, rugged computer, suitable for any application that requires a high performance reliable RCP.
The A172 is designed around a standard COM Express (Type 6) module, which contains the system CPU and SDRAM, and provides a number of standard I/O interfaces.
The COM Express module is hosted on an Aitech main board, which provides additional I/O interfaces, and includes two mini SATA (mSATA) sites and two mini PCIe sites.
The mini SATA sites can accommodate standard SSD modules for system Flash mass storage and the mini PCIe slots can accommodate standard modules to provide additional system functionality.
The usage of standardized modules (COM Express, mini PCIe, and mini SATA) in the A172 design enables Aitech to build customized versions of the system to meet specific customer requirements (contact your Aitech representative for additional information), and also allows Aitech to offer updated system configurations as newer modules become available.
Established in 1983, Aitech offers commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded computing products for rugged defense, aerospace, industrial and astronautics (space) applications.
The Aitech Rugged Group includes Aitech Systems Ltd. located in Israel and Aitech Defense Systems Inc. headquartered in the US. Of the approximately 150 employees over 70% are engineers working on R&D and technical support for our customers worldwide from the design stage and through the implementation stage of the project.
The company provides industry-standard, open architecture VMEbus, VPX, CompactPCI and high speed serial fabric-based boards and products including:
Integrated COTS Computers and Subsystems
Single Board Computers (SBCs)
Video and Graphic Boards
GPGPU Boards and embedded products
Aitech prides itself on providing full system management from system definition and design to production. In addition, Aitech provides a long list of professional services to complement its quality products, such as subsystem integration, logistics, configuration control, component obsolescence management, technical support and more.
Having pioneered the development of true military VMEbus products for use in mainstream defense and aerospace applications, Aitech utilizes its broad base of off-the-shelf products and technologies to also develop customer-specific solutions when so required, to deliver superior cost-performance and reliability, and expedite time to market.
Applications for Aitech’s products range from mission computers, fire control processors, mission control and autonomous robotic subsystems for ground vehicles and trains as well as surface and subsurface naval platforms, to tactical and strategic fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and low- to high-earth orbit and deep space vehicles as the International Space Station and the future replacement of the space shuttle.
Aitech’s target customers are system integrators developing products for the defense, aerospace, industrial and commercial markets.
A partial list of worldwide customers includes: Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, L3, NASA, General Atomics, BAE, JPL, Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Samsung, Thales, LIG Nex1, Nippon Avio, Japan Radio Corp, Selex Galileo, Selex Integrated Systems, Mercury Computers, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Larsen &Toubro, Bharat Electronics Ltd., TATA, Ansaldo, INPE, BACE, CWCEC, Airbus Defense Systems, Saab, Sagem, TAI, as well as Israel's leading defense companies: IAI (various divisions), Rafael, Elbit Systems, IMI and TechMer.