New 3U VPX GPGPU Integrates GPU and Quad-Core ARM CPU on One Board, Dramatically Reducing Footprint and Power Consumption

C535 Typhoon easily handles advanced graphics and signal processing requirements of today’s military and defense applications
Chatsworth, Calif. October 2016 – As the heart of Aitech Defense Systems new rugged GPGPU sub-system computers, the C535 Typhoon is based on Jetson TX1 SoM, which combines a powerful ARM Quad-Core CPU with the advanced NVIDIA Maxwell GPU.  This combination is perfect for unparalleled processing power in a single 3U VPX slot.  With 60 GFLOPS/W performance, the new board offers the best performance per Watt of any in its class.  The new C535 and software development ecosystem will be showcased at AUSA 2016.

Technical Specifications:
  • 1 TFLOP/60 GFLOP/W processing in a 3U VPX slot
  • NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1 SoM ARM Quad-Core CPU and NVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA cores GPU
  • Robust I/O for diverse applications
  • Low power, optimum SWaP performance
Dan Mor, GPGPU product manager for Aitech, noted,” The combination of the CPU and GPU on one board enable system designers to rethink the amount of computing power that can be achieved in their SFF 3U VPX subsystems.  And with the diverse set of I/O that the C535 provides, many system requirements can be accommodated with fewer cards, improving system design flexibility and enabling a more efficient system in terms of both power and cost.”
The rugged C535 Typhoon draws a maximum of only 17 W, with 8-10 typical.  This low power consumption, along with the board’s small footprint, helps redefine SWaP (size, weight and power) in embedded computing systems, especially those designed for mobile and harsh applications.
It’s enhanced video and signal processing capabilities make it ideal for the next generation of autonomous vehicles, avionics and flight systems, surveillance and targeting systems and EW systems.  On-board resources include dynamic voltage and frequency scaling as well as a temperature sensor and time elapsed recorder.
The board’s robust I/O options include dual Gigabit Ethernet, UART and USB serial ports, dual DVI/HMDI video outputs, composite and SDI video inputs, Camera Link video input, USB, discretes and a stereo HD audio output. 
And like a true SBC, a MiniPCIe site allows expansion of both on-board and external I/O resources.  A planned future enhancement is an on-board FPGA to handle added video input and output formats such as composite, STANAG, Camera Link, SDI, more DVI/HDMI ports and a frame grabber.
The NVIDIA Jetson TX1 System on Module (SoM) uses the advanced Maxwell architecture GPU with 256 CUDA cores, which deliver over 1 TFLOP of signal and video processor performance.  An H.264/H.265 encoder is also included.
Memory capabilities include a 32 GB miniSATA SSD with SLC Flash.  Security features includes quick erase and secure erase.  The board also features 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM in dual channels operating at 3,200 MT/s and 16 GB of eMMC 5.1 as the boot source.

Additional security features include HW acceleration for AES 128/192/256 encryption and decryption as well as for AES CMAC, SHA-1 and SHA-256 algorithms.  An HW random number generator and 2048-bit RSA HW function further secure the board’s processing data.
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