Harsh-environment EBX single-board computer for aerospace and industry introduced by VersaLogic

TUALATIN, Ore., 10 Jan. 2017. VersaLogic Corp. in Tualatin, Ore., is introducing the VL-EBX-38 Viper EBX-format single-board computer for aerospace, homeland security, medical, industrial, and other harsh-environment embedded computing applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

TUALATIN, Ore., 10 Jan. 2017. VersaLogic Corp. in Tualatin, Ore., is introducing the VL-EBX-38 Viper EBX-format single-board computer for aerospace, homeland security, medical, industrial, and other harsh-environment embedded computing applications.

The Viper computer board typically uses 6 Watts of power and offers fanless operation over the industrial temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.

The Viper is available in three performance levels: single-, dual-, and quad-core models. The quad-core model delivers more than twice the performance of systems using the "Montevina" Core 2 Duo processor, with a 38 percent reduction in power consumption, company officials say.

Viper provides on-board trusted platform module (TPM); a USB 3.0 port; voltage input of 5 volts or 9 to 15 volts. It is based on the industry-standard EBX form factor, which measures 5.75 by 8 inches.

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Viper has no moving parts and was designed and tested to withstand extreme temperatures, high-influence, and vibration. This single board computer is an choice for applications that require a rugged, high quality product. The Viper has an industrial temperature Intel Atom E38xx processor optimized for performance and power balance.

The Viper’s on-board TPM security chip can lock out unauthorized hardware and software access. It provides a secure processing environment for applications in defense, medical, and industrial control that require enhanced hardware-level security functions. Additional security comes from built-in Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) processor instructions.

Viper supports dual Mini DisplayPort++ outputs as well as legacy VGA and one/dual-channel LVDS display outputs. Intel's advanced Gen 7 HD graphics engine provides graphics performance and can support 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 dual display support, DirectX 11, Open GL 4.0, full HD video playback, and resolution to 2560 by 1600 pixels at 60 Hz.

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On-board I/O ports include a USB 3.0 port, six USB 2.0 ports, dual 10/100 Ethernet, four serial ports, 32 digital I/O lines, eight 12-bit analog inputs, and four 12-bit analog outputs. Dual SATA interfaces support high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives.

Viper’s dual Mini PCI Express sockets allow on-board expansion with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, and other mini cards such as MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and analog.

For stacking expansion using industry-standard add-on boards, the Viper supports classic PC/104-Plus expansion (ISA and PCI). The PC/104-Plus expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of expansion modules from numerous vendors, all with bolt-down ruggedness.

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

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