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VersaLogic Osprey is an Industrial & Military Grade Intel Bay Trail Single Board Computer

Versalogic Osprey “Embedded Processing Unit” (EPU) is a single board computer powered by Intel Bay Trail-I CPU modules with 2 to 4GB RAM, up to 8GB flash, dual Gigabit Ethernet, two mini PCIe slots, working at industrial temperatures (-40 to 85°C),  and compliant with MIL-STD-202G military standard for shocks and vibrations.

Military_grade_boardVersaLogic Osprey VL-EPU-3311 specifications:

  • SoC
    • Intel Atom E3845 quad core processor @ 1.91GHz with Intel HD graphics or
    • Intel Atom E3827 dual core processor @ 1.75GHz with Intel HD graphics or
    • Intel Atom E3815 single core processor @ 1.46GHz with Intel HD graphics
  • System Memory – 2GB or 4GB DDR3L (soldered)
  • Storage
    • 8GB eMMC flash with E3845 model; 4GB eMMC flash with E3827 model; no flash for E3815 model
    • MicroSD slot
    • SATA 2.0 port with latching connector
    • mSATA via mini-PCIe slot
  • Display
    • Single-channel 18/24-bit LVDS up to 1024×768 @ 60Hz
    • Dual mini-DisplayPort++ with HDMI and audio support up to 2560×1600
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports with latching connector, network boot option
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, optional USB-to-audio adapter
  • I/O expansion – 2x RS-232/422/485; 8x DIO; 1x I2C; 3x timers/counters
  • Expansion:
    • Full-sized mini-PCIe socket with support Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet channels, non-volatile flash data storage, and other plug-in modules (full or half size). USB, SATA, and PCIe signaling. Autodetect mSATA support.
    • Half-sized mini-PCIe socket with support for PCIe and USB
  • Misc – Watchdog, system reset, hardware monitoring, optional passive heatsink, cooling fan, and heat pipe connector plate, connector for RTC battery
  • Power Supply – 8V to 17V (nominal 12V operation)
  • Power Consumption – Idle: 5.3 to 6.1W; typical: 5.9 to 7.3W; max: 6.5 to 8.5W; ACPI S3: 1.2W (depending on model)
  • Dimensions – 95 x 55 x 27.5mm
  • Weight – 140 grams
  • Temperature range – -40 to 85°C
  • Vibration and mechanical shock – MIL-STD-202G methods 204, 214a, and 213b
  • Altitude – Operating: Up to 4,570m; storage: up to 12,000m
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The company provides support for Linux, VxWorks, Windows, Windows Embedded for the board. A wide range of accessories and mPCIe modules are also offered with the board including mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, industrial temperature micro SD cards, and a choice of mini PCIe modules for networking, serial, analog and digital I/Os, GPS, SSD,  etc…

VersaLogic mini PCIe Module (Click to Enlarge)

VersaLogic mini PCIe Module (Click to Enlarge)

VersaLogic Osprey EPU is designed for niche markets, and industrial and military certifications do come at extra costs, with the SBC starting at $937 for the single core “VL-EPU-3311-EAP” model, up to $1,237 for the quad core “VL-EPU-3311-EDP” model on Digikey. More details can be found on VersaLogic Osprey product page.

Via Hackerboards

  1. RK
    August 11th, 2016 at 18:38 | #1

    There used to be jokes about the IBM “tax” for datacenters and server-rooms. I guess now there’s an Intel tax for embedded.

  2. alfon
    August 13th, 2016 at 14:42 | #2

    “VersaLogic Osprey EPU is designed for nice markets” I guess this should be “niche” 🙂

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