Rugged small-form-factor embedded computing board for military applications introduced by VersaLogic

EUGENE, Ore., 30 Aug. 2012. VersaLogic Corp. in Eugene, Ore., is introducing the Falcon small-form-factor rugged embedded computing board in the new Embedded Processing Unit (EPU) format for military embedded systems and medical applications that require small, lightweight embedded systems.

Aug 30th, 2012
Rugged small-form-factor embedded computing board for military applications introduced by VersaLogic
Rugged small-form-factor embedded computing board for military applications introduced by VersaLogic

EUGENE, Ore., 30 Aug. 2012. VersaLogic Corp. in Eugene, Ore., is introducing the Falcon small-form-factor rugged embedded computing board in the new Embedded Processing Unit (EPU) format for military embedded systems and medical applications that require small, lightweight embedded systems.

The Falcon single-board computer is roughly the size of a credit card and less than one inch thick. Its EPU form factor combines processor, memory, video, and system I/O, and combines the Intel Atom E6x0T low-power processor.

The EPU form factor is designed to withstand extreme temperature, impact, and vibration. The computer board operates in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, and meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration.

Soldered-on RAM, fanless cooling, and latching Ethernet, SATA, and main I/O connectors provide additional ruggedization for use in harsh environments. Falcon is available as an IPC-A-610 class 2 assembly. class 3 assembly is optional for situations where extreme reliability is required.

The Falcon features an Intel Atom E6x0T processor which is optimized for performance/power consumption balance. It provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 application development tools. Integrated graphics provide hardware-accelerated MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. It includes a standard LVDS video output for flat-panel displays.

On-board I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet with network boot capability, four USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, and Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA). A SATA 3-gigabyte-per-second interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives.

Dual microSD sockets and a Mini PCI Express socket with mSATA capability provide flexible solid-state drive options. Systems can be enhanced by using the Mini PCI Express socket with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Firewire, and other mini cards.

The Falcon supports an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip for applications that require enhanced hardware-level security functions. The Falcon has an input voltage range of eight to 17 volts, and is compatible with 12-volt automotive type power systems.

For more information contact VersaLogic online at www.versalogic.com.

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