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Extremely Rugged CPU Module for Highest Reliability in Harsh Environments

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An extremely small and rugged Computer on Module (COM) board is based on the industry-standard COM Express mini form factor (55 mm x 84 mm). About the size of a credit card, the VL-COMm-26 from VersaLogic is a highly integrated embedded computer that combines the Intel Atom E6x0T low-power processor with an optional TPM security chip and a Type 10 COM interface. It is designed for high reliability in demanding environments that include extreme temperature, impact and vibration.

The VL-COMm-26 is available manufactured to IPC-A-610 Class 2 standards. As a first in the industry, Class 3 assembly is also available where extreme reliability is required. Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, the rugged VL-COMm-26 meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Soldered-on RAM (up to 2 Gbytes) and fanless thermal solutions provide additional protection within harsh environments. Thermal monitoring technologies reduce power consumption to remain within specified operating limits to protect the processor and increasing field reliability. The wide input voltage range (8 to 17 volts) of the VL-COMm-26 simplifies system power supply requirements and is fully compatible with nominal 12V automotive power systems.

The VL-COMm-26 features an Intel Atom E6x0T processor that strikes a balance between performance and power consumption. The E6x0T provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 application development tools for reduced cost and accelerated development time. Advanced Intel technologies, including Intel Hyper-Threading, Intel Virtualization and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep, maximize processor performance. Integrated high-performance graphics provide hardware-accelerated MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. A standard LVDS video output supports flat panel displays, and an SDVO output supports a variety of video signaling interfaces, including VGA and DVI.

For enhanced security, the VL-COMm-26 supports Execute Disable Bit functionality to reduce exposure to viruses and malicious code attacks. An optional onboard Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip is available for applications that require enhanced hardware-level security functions.

The standard Type 10 pin-out provides industry-standard system interfaces, including Gigabit Ethernet, seven USB ports, three x1 PCIe lanes, two serial interfaces, Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA), LPC and SMBus to the carrier board. An auxiliary board-to-board connector provides two additional serial interfaces and a CAN interface. Dual SATA 3 Gbit/s interfaces support high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. A microSD socket and SDIO interface provide flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options. Customization options include TPM chip, conformal coating, IPC Class 3 assembly, BIOS modifications, application-specific testing, BOM revision locks and special labeling. Pricing starts at $526 for 1 Gbyte RAM models in OEM quantities.

VersaLogic
Tualatin, OR.
(503) 747-2261.
[www.VersaLogic.com].