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

August 11th, 2016 2 comments

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.

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Axiomtek NA343R 1U Rackmount Network Appliance is Powered by an Intel Celeron N3160 Braswell Processor

May 30th, 2016 No comments

Many Braswell mini PCs have been launched in the last year, and usually we’d see 1U rack used by processor specifically designed for server such as Intel Xeon or Atom Avoton, but thanks to Axiomtek NA343R , we’ve not got a 1U rackmount server powered by Intel Celeron N3160 processor part of the Braswell family.

Intel_Braswell_1U_RackAxiomtek NA343R rack server system specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core processor @ 1.6 GHz / 2.24 GHz (Burst frequency) with Intel HD graphics 400 with 12EU (4W SDP / 6W TDP)
  • System Memory – 1x SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 for up to 8GB RAM
  • Storage – 1x CFast, 1x 2.5″ SATA HDD. optional 3.5″ SATA HDD
  • Video Output – Optional VGA port
  • Connectivity – 6x Gigabit Ethernet via Intel i211 Ethernet controller, one group of LAN bypass function.
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Misc – Power switch, status LEDs, 1x RJ45 console port, watchdog timer,two fans
  • Power Supply – Open frame 65W
  • Operating Temperature Range – 0°C ~ +45°C
  • Dimensions –  430 x 250 x 44 mm
  • Weight – 7 kg

The server supports Windows 7, WES7, Windows 8/10, WE8S, and Linux distributions. The BIOS is redirected to the console port, and one group of LAN bypass function ensures connectivity in the event of power outage.

Axiomtek_1U_rack_server_system_intel_celeronThe network appliance targets VPN, network bandwidth controller and firewall applications. Pricing is not publicly available, but if you are interested you should be able to get quote via Axiomtek NA343R product page. The company also have another model based on Celeron J1900 (Bay Trail), and some other companies are also providing Braswell and Bay Trail 1U rack systems such as Steatite Embedded and Logic Supply.

Axiomtek ICO310 Din-rail Industrial IoT Gateway Supports Power over Ethernet (PoE)

March 11th, 2016 No comments

Axiomtek ICO310 is a din-rail IIoT (Industrial IoT) embedded platform powered by Intel Celeron Braswell processors supporting up to 8GB RAM, PoE, and featuring two Gigabit LAN ports, RS-232/422/485 ports, USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 ports, one VGA port, and one DIO interface. It also support mSATA and SATA drives, and wireless module via mPCIe interfaces. Target applications include smart energy, smart factory automation, facility monitoring systems and more.


Axiomtek ICO310 Specifications:

  • SoC
    • Intel Celeron N3060 dual core processor @ 1.6GHz / 2.48 GHz (Turbo) with Intel HD graphics 400 with 12EU @ 320/600 MHz OR
    • Intel Celeron N3160 quad core processor @ 1.6GHz / 2.24 GHz (Turbo) with Intel HD graphics 400 with 12EU @ 320/640 MHz
  • System Memory – 204-pin SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 socket up to 8 GB
  • Storage – 1 x mSATA,  1x SATA SSD (or HDD)
  • Video Output – VGA
  • Connectivity
    • 2x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet, including 1x PoE PD compliant with 802.3at standard (LAN 1)
    • 2x full size mini card slot for WiFi, 3G or LTE (one shared with mSATA)
    • 1x SIM socket
    • 3x antenna connectors
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • Serial ports – 2 x RS-232/422/485 (COM 1/2) with DB9 connectors
  • Expansion – 1 x DIO DB9 8-bit programming connector (5V)
  • Misc – RTC with on-board battery, Watchdog Timer, Power, Activity, and COM ports LEDs
  • Power Supply
    • 12-24V (2.09-1.09A) via DC terminal block
    • PoE IEEE 802.3at
  • Dimensions – 155 x 110 x 48 mm (extruded aluminum and heavy-duty steel)
  • Weight – 1 to 1.5 kg
  • IP Rating –  IP40
  • Temperature Range – Operating: -20°C ~ +60°C ; storage: -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Relative Humidity – 10% ~ 95%
  • Vibration – 2g @ 5 ~ 500Hz, amplitude 0.35 mm
  • Certifications – CE, FCC


The IIoT computer comes with either Din-rail or  Wall mounting, and supports Windows 7 Embedded, Windows 8 Embedded, Windows 8/10, and the company can also provide a Linux BSP. The gateway can be managed with AXView 2.0 “intelligent remote management solution for IoT” and gathers data from sensors and other devices using SNMP, MQTT, or Modbus.


IIoT Gateway Solar System with Axiomtek Gateway

Axiomtek ICO310 appears to be available now at an undisclosed price. More details can be found on the product page and press release.

Intel Celeron N3060 based Industrial Fanless Touch Panel Computer Supports SATA Drives

February 26th, 2016 No comments

Axiomtek GOT5103W-845 is a new IP65 industrial touch panel PC with a 10.1″ display, an Intel Celeron N3060 dual core processor, up to 8GB RAM, dual Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and support for half-slim SATA and mSATA SSD drives.

  • SoC – Intel Celeron N3060 dual core processor @ 1.6GHz / 2.48 GHz (Turbo) with Intel HD graphics 400 with 12EU @ 320/600 MHz
  • System Memory – 1 x 204-pin SO-DIMM DDR3L-1600 up to 8 GB
  • Storage – 1x mSATA, 1x optional half-slim SATA SSD
  • Display – 10.1″ WXGA TFT LCD with LED and projected capacitive touch screen; 350 nits; 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI port
  • Audio – 1x Line Out, HDMI, 2x speakers
  • Connectivity – 2x 10/100/1000Mbps (Intel i211AT), optional WLAN antenna
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
  • COM ports – 1 x RS-232; 1 x RS-232/422/485
  • Expansion for storage, Wifi, GPRS/GSM, or 3G/4G
    • 1x Full-size PCI Express Mini Card with mSATA supported
    • 1x Full-size PCI Express Mini Card with SIM slot
  • Misc – Watchdog Timer, 5 membrane keys on front panel to adjust system display, volume and brightness
  • Power Supply
    • AC version: 100~240V AC-DC 60W power adapter (default) with screw connector
    • DC version 1: 9-36VDC with over current protection fuse (optional) via terminal block
    • DC version 2: 24VDC with over current protection fuse (optional) via terminal block
  • Dimensions – 260.8 x 38 x 194.1mm
  • IP Rating – IP65 (front panel)
  • Operating Temperature – 0° ~ +50°C
  • Relative Humidity – 20% ~ 90% @ 40°C; non-condensing
  • Vibration – 2 G, 10 ~ 500Hz, random for SSD
  • Certification – CE

The panel is said to support Windows 10, Windows 8.1, WE8S, Windows 7, or WES 7. No words about Linux support, but I assume this could be implemented on request. Several mounting options are available, namely panel mount, wall mount, VESA arm, or  desktop stand.

Industrial_Touch_Panel_PC_Dual_Gigabit_USB_3.0_SerialExtra options include Wi-Fi + Bluetooth kit, panel mount kit, half slim SATA SSD bracket kit, and/or RFID kit.

Axiomtek latest industrial touch panel computer will be available soon, but price has not been publicly disclosed. You can visit Axiomtek GOT5103W-845 product page for a few more details.

DAB Embedded OpenWrt Router Board Combines Atmel SAMA5D3 SoC and Altera MAX 10 FPGA

February 16th, 2016 6 comments

DAB Embedded, a Belgian engineering company specialized in research and development of electronic products, has designed DAB-OWT-SAM5 router board powered by Atmel SAMA5D36 Cortex-A5 processor and Altera MAX 10 FPGA, which runs OpenWrt or Windows Embedded Compact 7, and targets IoT applications.


DAB-OWT-SAM5 board specifications:

  • SoC – Atmel SAMA5D36 ARM Cortex-A5 processor @ 536MHz with Floating-Point Unit.
  • FPGA – Altera MAX 10 FPGA with integrated ADC (Exact part number not disclosed)
  • System Memory – Up to 512MB DDR2
  • Storage – Up to 2GB NAND flash, 1Mbit SPI flash, micro SD slot
  • Connectivity – 2x Fast Ethernet ports, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (Direct, station mode, and soft-AP) via Atmel ATWILC1000B module
  • Display Interface – LVDS connected to FPGA
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host, 1x USB 2.0 device
  • Expansion Connectors
    • Wired interfaces – RS232, CAN 2.0 A/B, KNX, RS-485/422, etc…
    • Wireless connectivity – Zigbee, Z-Wave, KNX RF, etc…
  • Power Supply – 5V DC power supply, external Li+ battery
  • Dimensions – N/A
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The company can provide OpenWrt firmware with Linux 4.1 BSP, and/or Windows Embedded Compact 7, and NIOS II examples for the FPGA.

DAB Embedded did not release availability nor pricing information. A few more details may be available on DAB-OWT-SAM5 product page.

Isurki IRIS Industrial Embedded Computer Takes Nvidia or NXP System-on-Modules

February 13th, 2016 No comments

Isurki is a Spanish company providing electronics & IT services to hydraulic resources management companies, and one of their products is IRIS industrial embedded computer based on Toradex Iris carrier board that supports Toradex Colibri ARM system-on-modules based on either Nvidia Tegra 2/3 or NXP Vybrid VF50/VF61 processors.

Isurki_IRIS_Embedded_ComputerMain board connectors and features:

  • Video – DVI-I
  • LCD Interface – RGB / LVDS with 4/5 resistive touch interface
  • Audio – Line-In, line-Out, Mic-In
  • Storage – Micro SD
  • Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet
  • USB – 1x USB host, 1x USB OTG
  • Expansion – 24 GPIOs, 3x UART ports
  • Misc – 1x IrDA, RTC
  • Power Supply – 6 to 27V DC, reverse polarity and short circuit protected
IRIS Carrier Board

IRIS Carrier Board

Then you can choose among several variations of ARM based Colibri system-on-modules:

  • Colibri T20
    • Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core Cortex A9 processor with 256 to 512MB DDR3, and 512MB to 1GB flash
    • Dual independent displays
    • 2D/3D hardware acceleration and hardware video decoding.
    • Power consumption – 1.1 to 2.8 Watts
    • Minimum availability – Year 2025
  • Colibri T30
    • Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core Cortex A9 processor with 1GB DDRL3L, and 4GB eMMC flash
    • Dual independent displays
    • 2D/3D hardware acceleration and hardware video decoding.
    • Power consumption – 1.4 to 5.1 Watts
    • Minimum availability – Year 2025
  • Colibri VF50/VF61
    • NXP Vybrid VF50 Cortex-A5 processor or VF61 Cortex A5 + Cortex-M4 processor with 128 or 256 MB DDR3, and 128 to 512 MB
    • Single LCD display support
    • 2D hardware acceleration, no hardware video decoding.
    • Power consumption – 0.5 to 0.8 Watts
    • Minimum availability – Year 2028

All three modules support Windows Embedded Compact 7, and Embedded Linux, with Android available via third parties for the Tegra 3 module, and Wince 6.0 running on T20 and VF50/VF51 SoMs. They come in either commercial (0 to 70 C), or industrial (-40 to +80C) temperature ranges.

Isurki IRIS is part of the newly launched Toradex Hardware Partner Program aiming at offering an ecosystem of third party hardware compatible with the company’s ARM based SOMs, for customers that may have fast time-to-market and low development cost requirements. The program currently includes 10 products with some baseboards, display panels, and embedded computers.

IRIS industrial embedded computers are available now, and listed on Amazon ES and Amazon UK starting at 398 Euros or 292 GBP. More details may be found on Isurki IRIS BOX PC page.

Texas Instruments Introduces Entry level Sitara AM3351 Cortex-A8 Processor

December 20th, 2015 No comments

Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x processor are designed by industrial applications, and found in develompent board such as BeagleBone Black or BeagleBone Green, and the company has recently launched the new Sitara AM3351 Cortex A8 processor without 3D GPU, no PRU just like AM3352, but they’ve also canned the two CAN interfaces (sorry, I had to) in order to bring the cost lower, while keeping the processor software and pin-to-pin compatible with other AM335x processors available in 13×13 mm package.

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TI Sitara AM3351 CPU clock will also be limited to 300 MHz to 600 MHz with respectively AM3351BZCE30 and AM3351BZCE60 parts. It will only come with one Gigabit Ethernet port instead of up to two ports of other members of the family that are produced in 15x15mm package, and temperature range is limited to 0 to 90 C. Other features remain the same, and the processors will support TI-RTOS, Linux, Android, and Windows Embedded CE like its big brothers.

Texas Instruments Sitara AM3351 processor is available now with pricing starting at $5.70 in 1k quantity. More details can be found in the product page.

ADLINK CM1-86DX3 Dual Core Vortex86DX3 SBC Complies with PC/104 Standard

December 1st, 2015 No comments

Adlink has recently introduced a rugged industrial single board computer based on PC/104 standard with anISA bus, and powered by DM&P Vortex86DX3 dual core processor combined with 2GB RAM, SATA and CFast for storage, and Fast & Gigabit Ethernet for networking.

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Adllink CM1-86DX3 board specifications:

  • SoC – DM&P Vortex86DX3 dual core x86 processor @ 1GHz with 2D GPU, FPU, 32K I-Cache, 32K D-Cache, and 512KB L2 Cache
  • Memory – 2GB DDR3L
  • Storage – SATA, CFast socket.
  • Video Output – VGA; 18/24-bit single-channel TLL/LVDS
  • Connectivity – 1x integrated Fast Ethernet, 1x Gigabit Ethernet (via Intel i210T)
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0
  • Serial – 2x RS232/422/485,2x RS232,
  • Other I/Os -8x GPIO, 8x A/D
  • Misc – RTC; watchdog; PS/2 port; Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) functions such as a timer, temperature. monitor, fail-safe BIOS, etc…
  • Power Supply – 5V DC (AT mode); Consumption: ~6-7 W
  • Dimensions – 96 x 90mm (PC/104 specifications 2.6 form factor)
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 to 60°C; storage: -55 to +85°C
  • Shock (non-operating) – 50G peak-to-peak, 11ms duration, MIL-STD-202G Method 213B
  • Vibration (operating) – 11.96 Grms, 50-2000 Hz, each axis, MIL-STD-202G Method 214A
Adlink CM1-86DX3 PC/104 SBC Block Diagram

Adlink CM1-86DX3 PC/104 SBC Block Diagram

You’ll have noticed very few of the usual connectors can be found on the board, as most I/Os are routed via PC/104 expansion busses. Supported operating systems include Linux, WES7, WES2009, and QNX, while Windows CE 6.0 and WEC7 can be supported on request.

Adlink board is selling for $425 on WDL Systems, with the optional cable kit and passive heatsink going for $75 and $38 respectively. Further information may be found on Adlink CM1-86DX3 product page.

Via Linux Gizmos