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Mamba (VL-EBX-37)

Mamba  (VL-EBX-37)EBX SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo

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.

End of Life

The Mamba has reached the end of its lifecycle and is subject to very limited availability. Contact VersaLogic for current availability information.

For existing designs, VersaLogic recommends migration to the following product(s):

  • Copperhead (VL-EBX-41) A very high-performance embedded computer.
  • Iguana (VL-EPIC-25) Low power Intel Atom D525 (dual core) or D425 (single core) system with up to 4 GB RAM, dual GbE, six USB ports, dual SATA, analog and digital I/O, CompactFlash and eUSB flash storage, PCIe Mini Card with mSATA support, and SPX expansion.

For complete product lifecycle information, the Product Lifecycle chart is available by request.


  • 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: 10 Windows/8/7/XP, Windows Embedded Std. 7/XPe/CE, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, DOS

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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.


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.

VersaLogic products are designed for use by OEMs working in a variety of market applications: Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Industrial, Security, Medical, Military, Robotics, and Transportation. Anywhere that the need for superb quality and high-performance embedded computing exists, applications include: automation, avionics, gateway, in-vehicle, monitoring, simulation, and vision.

VersaLogic delivers extremely reliable standard and customized embedded computers backed with unsurpassed service and the highest availability in the market. VersaLogic exists to exceed customers' product, service, support and delivery needs - whenever and wherever the need arises.

Ordering Information

Model Processor Speed Operating Temp. Cooling Digi-Key logo
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
§ This product is nearing the end of its production phase and is not appropriate for OEM products at the start of their lifecycle. This product is not recommended for new designs.


Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-MAMBAEBX-37 Mamba Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-5009, 0401, 0701, 0803, 1201, 2022, 4004, and HDW-105 (x2).
VL-CBR-5009I/O cable set and paddleboard
VL-CBR-0401ATX to SATA power cable, 6.25"
VL-CBR-0701SATA cable, 19.75"
VL-CBR-0803Audio cable, Stereo In & Out, 8-pin to 3.5 mm (x2), Latching, 12"
VL-CBR-1201VGA Interface Cable, 12-pin 2 mm (latching) / 15-pin VGA
VL-CBR-2022ATX to 10-pin power adapter cable, 6.5"
VL-CBR-4004Paddleboard and Cable for Analog and Digital I/O, 12" 40-pin 2mm cable
VL-HDW-105Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread
VL-CBR-0201Wi-Fi antenna interface cable, 12"
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, Latching, 19.75"
VL-CBR-1401SPX module cable assembly, supports 2 modules, 14-pin, 6"
VL-CBR-1402SPX module cable assembly, supports 4 modules, 14-pin, 12"
VL-CBR-2010LVDS / Flat Panel interface cable,18-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2011LVDS / Flat Panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20"
VL-CBR-2012LVDS / Flat Panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2014LVDS to VGA adapter board
VL-MM7-4EBNDRAM 4 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Industrial Temp.
VL-MM7-4SBNDRAM 4 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Standard. Temp.
VL-MM7-2SCNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Class-3, Standard Temp.
VL-MM7-2EBNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Industrial Temp.
VL-MM7-2ECNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Class-3, Industrial Temp.
VL-MM7-1EBNDRAM 1 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Industrial Temp.
VL-MM7-1ECNDRAM 1 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Class-3, Industrial Temp.
VL-MM7-1SBNDRAM 1 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Standard Temp.
VL-HDS35-320Hard Drive - rotating, 320GB, 7200 RPM, 3.5", SATA
VL-CFA-2ACompactFlash adapter module, SATA
VL-ENCL-5CDevelopment enclosure
VL-PS200-ATX 200W ATX-style development power supply (20+4+4-pin ATX connector)
VL-HDW-106Standoff package, 0.6", English thread
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA hold-down screws (10) for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-203PC/104 extractor tool (metal)

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description Form Factor
VL-SPX-3 CANbus Module, single-channel V2.0B, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-MPEe-E3E Gigabit Ethernet adapter, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
Serial I/O
VL-MPEe-U2E RS-232/422/485 x4 + GPIO x12, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
Analog & Digital I/O
VL-MPEe-A1E Analog input, x8 single ended (12-bit resolution), Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-A2E Analog input, x8 single ended (16-bit resolution), Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-SPX-1 Analog Input Module, 8-Channels, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-SPX-2 Digital I/O Module, 16-lines, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-SPX-4 Analog Output Module, 4-channels 12-bit, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-SPX-5 Solid State Switch Module, 8-channels, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS receiver, Industrial Temp. (USB Signaling)Mini PCIe
Solid-State Storage (flash memory)
VL-MPEs-F1E32 32 GB mSATA drive, Industrial Temp. (SATA Signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E16 16 GB mSATA drive, Industrial Temp. (SATA Signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E4 4 GB mSATA drive, Industrial Temp. (SATA Signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-S3E SATA adapter, Industrial Temp. (SATA Signaling)MSATA


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
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.