New M599 Rugged XMC from Aitech Offers Double the Performance of Previous Model

Aitech, provider of rugged board and system level solutions for military, aerospace and space applications, now offers the M599, a multiple output graphics XMC that provides double the performance of its predecessor, with the same low power consumption. Designed for mission critical platforms requiring real-time operating systems (RTOS), the rugged M599 uses the AMD next generation E9171 1.2 TFLOPS GPU to drive multi-displays, enable 3D and 4K content as well as handle high GPGPU compute needs. The new XMC can be certified to DAL-A, if required for avionics applications, and meets VITA 47 requirements for shock and vibration.

“The number of high-resolution video and data input sources for rugged embedded systems keeps increasing,” Dan Mor, director, Video and GPGPU Product Line for Aitech, commented. “GPGPU computing allows the CPU and OS to remain responsive even when the system is under a heavy load, by offloading the intensive operations to the GPU. The M599, our latest graphics XMC, can now deliver 3D and 4K graphics to mission critical embedded systems and keep pace with market evolutions.”  

Aitech’s XMC is a rugged, safety-certifiable graphics card, handling up to five simultaneous displays, and offering an optimal balance of performance and power efficiency. Applications include heads-up displays and moving maps as well as navigation and many unmanned vehicles for land, air and sea. Available in conduction- and air-cooled versions, the M599 operates as a peripheral XMC board with a compatible x86 or NXP host SBC, which interconnects to the XMC via a high speed PCIe Gen3 link of up to eight lanes. The rugged graphics card supports a number of APIs including Vulkan, OpenCL, OpenGL and DirectX as well as interfaces with Windows and Linux operating systems and RT OSes like VxWorks and INTEGRITY.