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Raven (VL-EPU-3312)

Raven  (VL-EPU-3312)Embedded Processing Unit - Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

Embedded Processing Unit - Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

Low power Intel Atom Bay Trail E3845, E3827, or E3815 system with up to 4 GB RAM, TPM, dual GbE, USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 ports, SATA, and dual Mini PCIe Sockets with mSATA support.

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The Raven is a newly released product. It may be available in limited quantities. Please contact VersaLogic's Application Support department for details on this product and availability of sample units.

Highlights

  • Wide Range Voltage Input
    Accepts 8 to 30 volts DC with OVP, reverse polarity protection, and RF noise filtering.
  • High-performance Video
    Integrated Intel Gen 7 graphics core supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 4, and H.264, MPEG-2 encoding/decoding. Mini DisplayPort and LVDS video outputs. LVDS backlight control.
  • Network
    Dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with remote boot support.
  • SATA
    3 Gb/s SATA port supports bootable SATA hard drive.
  • Mini PCIe Card Sockets
    Dual full-sized sockets. Supports A/D, Wi-Fi modems, GPS, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, flash data storage with auto-detect mSATA flash storage support, and other mini PCIe modules.
  • MicroSD Socket
    Supports removable microSD card solid-state drives.
  • Industrial I/O
    One USB 3.0 port and four USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices. Four RS-232/422/485 serial ports, three 8254 timer/counters, and I2C support.
  • Analog + Digital I/O
    On-board data acquisition support. Eight multi-range analog inputs and eight 3.3V digital I/O lines.
  • SPI Interface
    Supports SPI and SPX devices, including low cost analog and digital modules.
  • Intel Atom "Bay Trail" Processor
    Up to 1.9 GHz clock rate. Quad-, dual-, or single-core options. Low power consumption.
  • Fanless Operation
    No moving parts required for CPU cooling in most configurations.
  • Trusted Platform Module
    On-board TPM security chip can lock out unauthorized hardware and software.
  • RAM
    Up to 4 GB soldered-down DDR3L RAM.
  • FLASH
    Up to 8 GB of on-board eMMC flash storage.
  • Industrial Temperature Operation
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock/vibration environments.
  • Software Support
    Compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks.

OS Compatibility: 10 Windows/8/7, Windows Embedded Std. 7, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, DOS

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RoHS-compliant

Description

Overview

The Raven is a compact, rugged board-level embedded computer. It has been engineered and tested to meet the military and medical industries' evolving requirements to develop smaller, lighter, and lower power embedded systems while adhering to stringent regulatory standards. Approximately four inches square and one inch thick, the Raven is a member of the VersaLogic family of small, light, ultra-rugged embedded x86 computers. This embedded computer, equipped with an Intel Atom E38xx "Bay Trail" processor, is designed to withstand extreme temperature, impact, and vibration.

Available in single-, dual-, and quad-core versions, the Raven provides great performance and I/O features, moderate power consumption (6 to 8W typical depending on model), and a compact package. The Raven provides compatibility with a broad range of standard x86 application development tools for reduced development time.

A wide input voltage range of 8 to 30 volts simplifies system power supply requirements. The Raven is fully compatible with 12 or 24V vehicle applications. In addition, Reverse Voltage Protection, and Over Voltage Protection enhances field durability and reliability.

Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, the rugged Raven also meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for shock and vibration. Soldered-on RAM and latching SATA, Ethernet, power, and main I/O connectors provide additional ruggedization for use in harsh environments.

Raven is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks.

Product customization is available, even in low OEM quantities. Options include conformal coating, BGA underfill, BIOS/ splash screen configuration, application specific testing, BOM revision locks, custom labeling, etc.

 

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 Cores Speed RAM eMMC Flash Cooling Digi-Key logo
VL-EPU-3312-EAP E3815 1 1.46 GHz 2 GB None Heat plate
VL-EPU-3312-EBP E3827 2 1.75 GHz 2 GB 4 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-3312-EDP E3845 4 1.91 GHz 4 GB 8 GB Heat plate

Accessories

Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-RAVENEPU-3312 Raven Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-0702, 1014x2, 1604, 2004, 2032, 0809, 4005, HDW-401, and 108.
VL-CBR-4005Primary Breakout Cable: 18" 2mm Latching 40-pin to 40-pin
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, Latching, 19.75"
VL-CBR-1014RS232 Dual channel cable 2xDsub (9-pin), Latching, 12"
VL-CBR-1604Dual Ethernet Adapter Cable, Latching, 12"
VL-CBR-2004Analog I/O cable and paddleboard, 1mm 20-pin, 12"
VL-CBR-2032miniDisplayPort to VGA adapter, 6"
VL-CBR-0809Power adapter cable, 12V medium-power. ATX12 to Osprey/Raven. 12"
VL-HDW-401Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks.
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA hold-down screws (10) for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
Thermal Options
VL-HDW-416Passive Heat Sink. Mounts to heat plate on standard product 95 x 95 x 10.5mm
VL-HDW-415Cooling fan for HDW-416/ 417 passive heatsinks, 12V
VL-HDW-408Heat Pipe system. Mounts to product’s heat plate. 55 x 84 x 8.2mm
Cables
VL-CBR-02032-pin Latching Battery Module, 6"
VL-CBR-0401ATX to SATA power cable, 6.25"
VL-CBR-0503USB 2.0 Male A to Male Micro-B Cable, 0.5 m
VL-CBR-0701SATA cable, 19.75"
VL-CBR-0901Pico-Clasp to Dual SPX Cable, 9-pin. 9"
VL-CBR-1015USB 3.0 Micro A plug to 3.0 Micro B plug, 1 m
VL-CBR-2014LVDS to VGA adapter board
VL-CBR-2015LVDS / Flat Panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2016LVDS / Flat Panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20"
VL-CBR-2017LVDS / Flat Panel cable, 24-bit 20-pin 1mm (Hirose) to 1.25mm (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-0404LED Back Light, 3-pin Pico-Clasp / 4-pin IDE Power to 6-pin 12V, 0.5 m
VL-CBR-2031miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36"
VL-CBR-2033miniDisplayPort to HDMI Active Adapter, requires DP port, 6"
Solid State Drives
VL-F41-8EBNSSD 8 GB Micro SD Card, Industrial Temp.
VL-F41-4EBNSSD 4 GB Micro SD Card, Industrial Temp.
VL-F41-2EBNSSD 2 GB Micro SD Card, Industrial Temp.
Drives
VL-HDS35-320Hard Drive - rotating, 320GB, 7200 RPM, 3.5", SATA
Audio
VL-ADR-01S USB to Audio Adapter -25° to +85°C
Development
VL-PS-ATX12-300A300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)
Hardware
VL-HDW-111Half to Full Size MiniPCIe Adapter kit. Metal adapter and screws (2).

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description Form Factor
Network
VL-MPEe-E3E Gigabit Ethernet adapter, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, 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
Video
VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
GPS
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
Adapters
VL-MPEs-S3E SATA adapter, Industrial Temp. (SATA Signaling)MSATA

Specifications

General Board Size 95 x 95 x 27 mm (3.74 x 3.74 x 1.08")
Weight 200 grams (7.05 oz.)
Processor Intel Atom E38xx platform. 512K 8-way L2 cache per core. Intel 64-bit instructions, Virtualization Technology (VT), and new AES instructions.
Battery Connection for 3.0V RTC backup battery
Power Requirements (@ +12V)
Model Idle Typical Max. S3
VL-EPU-3312-EAP 5.8W 6.0W 6.2W 1.1W
VL-EPU-3312-EBP 6.4W 6.8W 7.2W 1.1W
VL-EPU-3312-EDP 6.7W 7.8W 8.9W 1.1W
Input Voltage 8V–30V DC
Input Protections Over-voltage protection. Self resetting when input falls to a safe level Reverse voltage input protection to -30V RF noise filtering (900 MHz, 2.5/5 GHz) – Minimum of 30 dB RF attenuation above 100 MHz Transient voltage protection (inductive kickback / lightning) clamp at ~+60V / -40V – MSL level 1, per J-STD-020, LF maximum peak of 260°C
System Reset & Hardware Monitors All voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with programmable timeout (1 µS to 10 min.).
Push-button sleep, reset, and power.
Regulatory Compliance RoHS (2002/95/CE)
Environmental Thermal Management Bolt-on heat plate standard. Optional heat sink, fan, heat pipe, and other thermal accessories available.
Operating Temperature
Model Heat Plate** Heat Sink Heat Sink + Fan
All Models -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C

Ranges shown assume 90% CPU utilization. For detailed thermal information, refer to the VL-EPU-3312 Reference Manual.
**Heat plate must be kept below 90°C

Airflow Requirements Refer to the VL-EPU-3312 Reference Manual for detailed airflow requirements.

Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C.
Altitude *
Operating To 4,570 m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000 m. (40,000 ft.)
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 min. per axis
Vibration, Random ¤ MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms, 5 min. per axis
Mechanical Shock ¤ MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine, 11 ms duration per axis
Security TPM Intel Trusted Platform Module 1.2 device. Atmel – AT97SC3204-U2MA-10
Memory System RAM 2 GB or 4 GB of soldered-on DDR3L SDRAM.
Video General Integrated high-performance video. Intel Gen-7 graphics core with 4 Execution Units and Turbo Boost. Supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 4, VP8, MPEG2, H.264, and VC1.
VRAM Up to 224 MB shared DRAM
DisplayPort
Interface §
Mini DisplayPort++ output. 24-bit. Up to 2560 x 1600. Supports DisplayPort and HDMI signaling (Video and Audio outputs).
OEM Flat Panel Interface Single-channel LVDS interface. 18/24-bit. Up to 1024 x 768 (60 Hz). Backlight control signals.
Mass Storage Rotating Drive ¥ One SATA 3 Gb/s port. Latching SATA connector.
Flash / SSD ¥ On-board eMMC SLC Flash drive. 0 to 8 GB
One microSD socket. Supports up to 32 GB cards
Mini PCIe socket with mSATA support
Network Interface Ethernet Two autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT ports. Latching connector. Network boot option.
Device I/O USB ‡ § One USB 3.0 / 2.0 port and four USB 2.0 host ports
COM Interface Four RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible. 1 Mbps max.
Digital I/O Eight TTL I/O Lines 3.3V. Independently configurable.
Analog Input Eight channels. 12-bit. Single-ended. 500 Ksps. Independently configurable +/- 0.64V to +/- 10.24V high input impedance inputs
I2C Single I2C interface
Counter / Timers Three 8254 compatible Programmable Interval Timers (PITs).
VersaLogic SPI Interface Supports SPI and SPX devices. Supports up to four SPX modules.
Mini PCIe Card Socket Full size Socket #1 Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet channels, non-volatile flash data storage, and other plug-in modules. USB, SATA, and PCIe signaling. Autodetect mSATA support.
Full size Socket #2 PCIe and USB 2.0 signaling
Software BIOS AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS with OEM enhancements. Field reprogrammable.
Sleep Mode ACPI 3.0. Support for S3 suspend state.
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks

† Represents operation at +25°C and +12V supply running Windows 7 with LVDS display, SATA, GbE, COM, and USB keyboard/mouse. Typical power computed as the mean value of Idle and Maximum power specifications. Maximum power measured with 95% CPU utilization.
◊ Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.)
* Extended altitude specifications available upon request
‡ TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
§ Power pins on this port are overload protected
¥ Bootable storage device capability
¤ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe levels are used to illustrate the extreme ruggedness of this product in general. Testing at higher levels and/or different types of shock or vibration methods can be accommodated per the specific requirements of the application. Contact a VersaLogic Sales Engineer for further information.

Specifications are subject to change without notification. Intel and Atom are trademarks of Intel Corp. microSD is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. Embedded Processing Unit is a trademark of VersaLogic Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.