ZX1C 18 Airborne Server

Every aspect of the ZX1C 18 airborne server is designed to reduce weight by incorporating carbon fiber materials, a custom 750W DC power supply, and lightweight support brackets; all while supporting the latest 3RD GEN Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. The lightweight design and advanced processing power provide the industry’s most capable rugged airborne computer.

Product Highlights


Using the latest Intel® 3rd Generation Xeon® Scalable processors, the ZX1C 18 can support a higher memory footprint and faster GPGPU capabilities to support virtualization of computers and bring Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning applications to airborne environments.

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Weighing under 13 lbs., the ZX1C 18 airborne server is engineered with carbon fiber elements to reduce weight and meets full DO-160 compliance for airborne environments.

A hand removing a TranzPak 1 rugged storage drive from the ZX1C airborne server

Easy to Remove, NVMe Storage Drives

Protect all of your data with the palm-sized TranzPak 1 removable storage modules which use M.2 NVMe SSDs and are 4x faster than SATA-3 solutions.

ZX1C 18 Features


1U rack height (1.72”)

Configurations starting at 12.5 lbs.

3 axis hold-downs for PCIe cards for shock and vibration compliance

19″ RETMA rack-mountable

Thermal channels for proper cooling of high performance COTS

Lightweight, carbon fiber and aluminum enclosure

Field-replaceable dust filter

2 x front access USB 3.0 ports

Front accessible CMOS battery


3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

Single Socket Motherboard (Supermicro X12SPW-TF)

Up to 2TB DDR4 3200MHz Registered ECC Memory

Support for up to 3 PCIe expansion cards

NVMe SSD Storage utilizing TranzPak 1 modules

Up to 32TB of removable TranzPak 1 based storage (7.86 each)



High performance GPU options

ROHS compliant option

MIL-Round power connector

750W DC Power Supply

EMI power filter

Tech Specs


The ZX1C 18 Airborne Server meets full MIL-SPEC compliance for shock, vibration, temperature, EMI/EMC, and altitude specifications. MIL-SPEC Design and Certifications:


Download for features, tech specs, and mechanical drawings to see if the ZX1C 18 Airborne Server is the right fit for your program.

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All ZMicro products feature a 3 Year Standard Warranty, with options for extended and onsite warranties giving you added protection.


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