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Mamba (VL-EBX-37)

EBX SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo

Very high-performance Intel Core 2 Duo processor with up to 8 GB RAM, dual gigabit Ethernet, on-board analog and digital I/O, Mini Card socket, eUSB flash interface, and SPX expansion.

Highlights

  • EBX Form Factor
    Industry-standard format with PC/104-Plus™ expansion.
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
    Very high performance.
  • High-performance Video
    3D video acceleration (Gen 5.0). Analog and LVDS flat panel outputs.
  • Network Support
    Dual gigabit Ethernet with remote boot support.
  • System RAM
    Up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
  • USB I/O
    Six USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices.
  • Device I/O
    Four serial ports, two SATA ports, and HD audio.
  • Analog + Digital I/O
    On-board data acquisition support. Eight analog inputs + four analog outputs + thirty-two digital I/O on standard models. Additional analog channels in custom configurations.
  • Mini Card Socket
    Supports plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, flash data storage, and other cards.
  • Flash Memory
    eUSB interface for plug-in flash storage. Other flash options available in custom configurations.
  • Industrial Temperature Version
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock/vibration environments.
  • SPX™ Expansion
    Add additional analog, digital, or CANbus modules.

OS Compatibility: Windows 7/XP, Windows Embedded Std. 7/XPe/CE, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, DOS

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RoHS-compliant
Description

Overview

The Mamba is an embedded single board computer (SBC) featuring a high-performance Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Based on the EBX industry-standard form factor, the Mamba supports PC/104-Plus stackable expansion boards. With its combination of very high performance (up to 2.26 GHz), mid-range power consumption (18.5W typ.), and extensive on-board I/O capabilities, the Mamba is an ideal embedded computer solution for medical, security, defense, transportation, and industrial applications that rely on fast on-board processing of large amounts of data.

Like all VersaLogic products, the Mamba is designed to support OEM applications where high reliability and long-term availability are required. From application design-in support, to its 5+ year production life guarantee, the Mamba provides a durable embedded computer solution with an excellent cost of ownership. The Mamba is manufactured and tested to the highest quality standards and is fully RoHS compliant. Customization is available, even in low OEM quantities.

Details

Driven by a 2nd generation Intel Core 2 Duo processor designed specifically for embedded applications, the Mamba runs at up to 2.26 GHz. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology provides dynamic processor frequency scaling to meet instantaneous performance needs while minimizing power draw and heat dissipation. This allows users to fine-tune the balance between power conservation and performance to suit their application needs.

Intel’s GM45 + ICH9M chipset offers graphics core speeds up to 533 MHz for high-end graphics, advanced 3D rendering, high-definition video playback, and media acceleration for video CODECs. A dual-channel LVDS flat panel interface and an analog VGA video interface support a wide range of display configurations.

Mamba’s standard on-board features include dual gigabit Ethernet, two SO-DIMM sockets for up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM, six USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, two SATA ports, HD audio, and eUSB flash storage. On-board data acquisition features include up to sixteen analog inputs, up to eight analog outputs, and thirty-two digital I/O lines. The PC/104-Plus expansion site provides plug-in access to industry-standard expansion modules. Additional system expansion and communications flexibility is available via the on-board PCI Express Mini Card socket which can accommodate plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, and more. VersaLogic’s SPX expansion interface creates additional access to cost-effective plug-in I/O including analog, digital, and CANbus solutions.

Available in both industrial (-40° to +85°C) and commercial (0° to +60°C) temperature versions; the Mamba meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for shock and vibration. Transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices on critical I/O ports provide enhanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for the system.

The Mamba features an embedded BIOS with OEM enhancements from Phoenix Technologies. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults and the addition of firmbase applications for security processes, remote booting, and other pre-OS software functions. The Mamba is compatible with a variety of popular operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

Ordering Information
Model Processor Speed Operating Temp. Cooling
VL-EBX-37A Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz 0° to +60°C Fan
VL-EBX-37F Intel Core 2 Duo 1.2 GHz -40° to +85°C Fan

Accessories

Part Number Description
VL-CKR-MAMBA Development cable kit. Includes bold items below.
VL-CBR-0401 6.25” ATX to SATA power adapter cable
VL-CBR-0701 19.75” SATA cable
VL-CBR-0803 12" 8-pin latching / two 3.5 mm stereo line in/out cable
VL-CBR-1201 12-pin 2 mm latching / 15-pin VGA adapter cable
VL-CBR-2022 ATX to 10-pin power cable
VL-CBR-4004 I/O cable and paddleboard
VL-CBR-5009 Primary breakout cable and paddleboard
VL-HDW-105 0.6" standoff package (metric thread)
 
VL-CBR-0201 Wi-Fi antenna adapter cable
VL-CBR-0702 19.75" SATA cable, latching
VL-CBR-1401 Cable assembly for two SPX modules
VL-CBR-1402 Cable assembly for four SPX modules
VL-CBR-2010 20” 18-bit LVDS flat panel cable (Hirose)
VL-CBR-2011 20” 18-bit LVDS flat panel cable (JAE)
VL-CBR-2012 20” 24-bit LVDS flat panel cable (Hirose)
VL-CBR-2014 LVDS to VGA adapter board
VL-CBR-ANT01 Wi-Fi (802.11n) antenna
VL-CFA-2A CompactFlash adapter (SATA)
VL-ENCL-5C Development enclosure
VL-F15-xxxx eUSB module (USB)
VL-F23-xxxx MiniBlade™ module (USB)
VL-TBD-xxxx Disk on Module (SATA)
VL-HDS35-xxx 3.5” hard drive (SATA)
VL-HDW-106 0.6" standoff package (English thread)
VL-HDW-108 PCI Express Mini Card mounting hardware kit 2.5 mm
VL-MM7-xxxx DDR3 SDRAM module
VL-PS200-ATX Development power supply
VL-SPX-x SPX expansion modules
VL-WD10-CBN PCI Express Mini Card: 802.11g/n wireless
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Specifications
General Board Size EBX standard: 5.75” x 8” (146 mm x 203 mm)
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo (P8400). Up to 1066 MHz FSB. 3 MB L2 cache. Temperature protected.
Chipset GM45 + ICH9M
Power Requirements*
Model Idle Typical Max
VL-EBX-37A 2.4A (12.0W) 3.7A (18.5W) 5.0A (25.0W)
VL-EBX-37F 2.2A (11.0W) 2.9A (14.3W) 3.5A (17.5W)
System Reset & Hardware Monitors Major voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with 20 ms resolution.
Stackable Bus PC/104-Plus: PCI, ISA
Other I/O Expansion PCI Express Mini Card socket. SPX interface.
RoHS RoHS (2002/95/CE) compliant
Environmental Operating Temperature
Model Operating Temperature
VL-EBX-37A 0° to +60°C
VL-EBX-37F -40° to +85°C
Storage Temperature -40° to +85°C
Airflow Requirements Free air from -40° to +85°C
Thermal Shock 5°C/min. over operating temperature
Humidity Less than 95%, noncondensing
Vibration, Sinusoidal Sweep MIL-STD-202G, Method 204, Modified Condition A: 2g constant acceleration from 5 to 500 Hz, 20 minutes per axis
Vibration, Random MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms, 5 minutes per axis
Mechanical Shock MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine, 11 ms duration per axis
Memory System RAM Two SO-DIMM sockets. Up to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM.
Video General Integrated high-performance video. Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphics core. Optional video adapter card converts LVDS output to VGA for dual VGA operation.
VRAM Up to 512 MB shared DRAM
Desktop Display Interface Standard analog output (VGA)
OEM Flat Panel Interface Dual-channel LVDS interface. 18/24-bit. CMOS-selectable TFT panel types. Up to 1920 x 1200 (24 bits).
Mass Storage Hard Drive Two SATA (Revision 2.0) ports
Flash
Standard eUSB (USB signaling)
Custom MiniBlade (USB or SATA signaling)
SATA DOM (SATA signaling)
Network Interface Ethernet Two autodetect 10BaseT / 100BaseTX / 1000BaseT ports 
Network Boot Option Intel boot agent (downloadable) supports PXE protocol. Argon Managed Boot Agent (optional with royalty fee) supports PXE, RPL, NetWare, TCP/IP (DHCP, BOOTP) remote boot protocols.
Device I/O USB†‡ Six USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports 
COM 1 / 2 Interface RS-232. 16C550 compatible. 115 Kbps.
COM 3 / 4 Interface RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible. 460 Kbps.
Analog Input
Standard Eight channels
Custom Sixteen channels
12-bit. Single-ended. 100 Ksps. Per-channel input ranges of 0 to +5V, ±5V, 0 to +10V, and ±10V.
Analog Output
Standard Four channels
Custom Eight channels
12-bit. Single-ended. 100 Ksps. 0 to +4.096V.
Digital I/O Thirty-two TTL I/O lines (3.3V). Independently configurable.
Audio Digital HD audio in/out
Counter / Timers Three general-purpose timer inputs
Other PS/2 keyboard and mouse
Software BIOS Phoenix Technologies Embedded BIOS with OEM enhancements. Field reprogrammable. User-configurable CMOS defaults.
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX
* Power specifications represent operation at +25°C with +5V supply running Windows XP with 1 GB RAM, dual Ethernet, keyboard, and mouse. Typical power computed as the mean value of Idle and Maximum power specifications. Maximum power is measured with 95% CPU utilization.
† TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
‡ Power pins on this port are overload protected
Specifications are subject to change without notification. Intel, Intel Core, and SpeedStep are trademarks of Intel Corp. MiniBlade is a trademark of the SFF-SIG. SPX is a trademark of VersaLogic Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.