Small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for military and avionics uses introduced by VersaLogic

Aug. 9, 2016
TUALATIN, Ore., 9 Aug. 2016. VersaLogic Corp. in Tualatin, Ore., is introducing the rugged small-form-factor VL-EPU-3311 Osprey small-form-factor rugged embedded computer for military, avionics, and medical applications.

TUALATIN, Ore., 9 Aug. 2016. VersaLogic Corp. in Tualatin, Ore., is introducing the small-form-factor VL-EPU-3311 Osprey small, rugged, embedded computer for military, avionics, and medical applications.

This next generation of the VersaLogic embedded processing unit (EPU) format combines processor, memory, video, and system I/O into an extremely compact full-function embedded computer just slightly larger than a credit card.

The VL-EPU-3311 was engineered to meet the military, avionics, and medical industries' evolving requirements for smaller, lighter, and more powerful embedded systems. Less than 1.1 inches thick, the Osprey embedded compute combines the 4th generation Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, with newer system interfaces, in a form factor designed to withstand extreme temperature and vibration.

Osprey is available in single-, dual-, and quad-core models. The single-core is suitable for low-cost, low-power systems, while the quad-core is for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video applications where high performance and small size are important.

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The Osprey has an industrial-temperature Intel Atom E38xx processor optimized for performance and power balance. Osprey provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 operating systems and application development tools for reduced cost and development time.

Intel's Gen 7 HD graphics engine provides graphics performance and is capable of supporting two simultaneous 1080-pixel video streams. On-board hardware acceleration is available for encode/decode of H.264, MVC, VP8, VC1/WMV9, and other standards.

The graphics engine also supports DirectX 11, Open GL 4.0, full HD video playback, dual display support, and resolution to 2560 by 1600 pixels at 60 Hz. Osprey supports a Mini DisplayPort++ output as well as one-channel LVDS display output.

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Osprey's I/O connectivity includes dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with network boot capability; one USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports; I2C; eight digital I/O's; and two serial ports.

A SATA 3-gigabit-per-second interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. Full and half-sized Mini PCI Express sockets, a microSD socket, and on-board eMMC (on some models) provide flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options. Systems can be enhanced by capitalizing on the Mini PCI Express sockets with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Firewire, and other mini PCI Express cards/modules.

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