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Tetra (VL-EPC-2700)

Tetra  (VL-EPC-2700)i.MX6 Arm-based Single Board Computer

i.MX6 Arm-based Single Board Computer

Low power Arm i.MX6 Cortex®-A9 quad-core processor with soldered-on RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini PCIe/mSATA socket, and fanless operation.

OEM prices start at: $317.

NEW!

The Tetra is a newly released product. Please contact VersaLogic's sales department for availability details on this product.

Highlights

  • Quad-core i.MX6 Processor
    800 MHz performance with very low power consumption.
  • Network Support
    Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with remote boot support.
  • System RAM
    Up to 4 GB soldered-on RAM for harsh environments.*
  • 128 KB Magnetic RAM*
    Fast memory that retains data during power-off.
  • Flexible power input
    Wide 8 to 17V input
  • Video Output
    LVDS and HDMI video output.
  • Industrial I/O
    Two USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices. UART and serial debug ports, eight 3.3V GPIO, two CAN bus ports, Audio, 6-axis e-compass, MIPI camera input, SPI, and I2C support.
  • Mini PCIe Socket or mSATA support*
    Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, flash data storage, and other mini PCIe modules.
  • MicroSD Socket
    Supports microSD card solid-state drives.
  • SATA*
    Supports bootable SATA hard drive.
  • Flash*
    Up to 32 GB of on-board eMMC flash storage.
  • Fanless Operation
    No moving parts required for CPU cooling.
  • Extended Temperature Version
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
  • Standard Mounting Pattern
    Same 125 mm x 95 mm mounting pattern as COM Express Basic products.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock and vibration environments.
  • Software Support
    Compatible with a variety of popular Arm operating systems including Linux and Android™.
    Support includes VersaAPI software for onboard I/O devices.
* Optional. Not available on all models.
RoHS-compliant

Description

Overview

The Tetra is a power-efficient Arm-based quad-core embedded computer. It is ready for deployment into demanding industrial applications requiring rugged, long-life, power-efficient solutions. It features a full complement of on-board I/O.

VersaLogic's Tetra is rugged. It is engineered and validated to excel in unforgiving environments including high temperature, mechanical shock, and vibration. Each component has been carefully sourced to ensure reliable operation in the field.

This robust embedded computer provides connectivity via Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and CAN Bus interface, as well as HDMI and LVDS video support. It also includes a Mini PCIe socket for expandability, an I2C port, MIPI camera input, audio I/O, SPI, and a 6-axis accelerometer / magnetometer.

The available 10+ year product life support ensures long-term deployment in the field, free from expensive replacements that come from short, disposable lifecycles that are all too common.

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 CPU Model Cores Mini PCIe
socket
and SATA port
mSATA on
Mini PCIE
socket
MRAM eMMC Operating
Temperature
Cooling Price OEM quantities Digi-Key logo
VL-EPC-2700-EDK-02A i.MX6 Quad Quad - Yes - x1 - - -40° to +85°C Heat Sink $317.
VL-EPC-2700-EDK-02B i.MX6 Quad Quad Yes - x1 - - - -40° to +85°C Heat Sink $317.
VL-EPC-2700-EDK-EVAL i.MX6 Quad Quad Yes - x1 - 128 KB 8 GB -40° to +85°C Heat Sink $356.

Export Information

Description Value
ECCN:5A992.c
SCHEDULE B:8471.60.7000

Accessories

Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-TETRADevelopment Cable Kit for Tetra. Includes: VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX1, CBR-0504, 2603, 3407, PS-WALL12-24, HDW-108.
VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX1Tetra 8GB MLC MicroSD card with bootable Linux, i.MX6 Quad, standard temperature
VL-PS-WALL12-24Power supply 90 ~ 264 VAC to 12VDC @ 2A, 2.1mm ID plug, international adapters
VL-CBR-0504RS-232 cable, 2mm 5-pin to DB-9M, 0.3m
VL-CBR-2603Serial I/O (I2C, UART, SPI). 26-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m
VL-CBR-3407User I/O cable, 34-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
Cables
VL-CBR-0404LED back light, 3-pin Pico-Clasp / 4-pin IDE power to 6-pin 12V, 0.5 m
VL-CBR-0405CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin to 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp, 1m
VL-CBR-0406CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp to DB9 connector, 0.5m
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"
Solid State Drives
VL-F41-2EBNSSD 2 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-F41-4EBNSSD 4 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-F41-8EBNSSD 8 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
Hardware
VL-HDW-111Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws.

Other VersaLogic Mini PCIe Modules

Part Number Function Form Factor
VL-MPEe-E3E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-E4E Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber Optic media (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-A1E Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (12-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-A2E Analog Iinput Module, x8 channels single ended (16-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEs-F1E16 16 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E32 32 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E4 4 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-S3E SATA Adapter, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA

Specifications

General Board Size 95 x 125 x 21 mm (3.7 x 4.9 x .82")
Weight 90 grams (3.2 oz.)
Processor NXP i.MX6
Input Voltage 8 to 17VDC (compatible with 12V automotive systems)
Power Requirements §
Model Standby Idle Busy
VL-EPC-2700-EDK-02x 0.98W 2.8W 4.8W
VL-EPC-2700-EDK-EVAL 0.98W 2.8W 4.8W
System Reset and Hardware Monitors Major voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with programmable timeout. CPU temperature monitoring. Push-button reset.
Manufacturing Standards IPC-A-610 Class 2
Regulatory Compliance RoHS (2011/65/EU), Conflict Mineral Free
Environmental Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Altitude
Operating* To 4,570 m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000 m (40,000 ft.)
Airflow Requirements 0.5 Linear Meters per Second (100 Linear Feet per Minute)
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
Memory System RAM Up to 4GB DDR3L soldered-on memory. 2 GB standard***
128 KB Magnetic RAM***
Video General Integrated video controller.
Supported video decoders: DivX 3/4/5/6, H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, VC1.
Video encoders: H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4.
Desktop Display Interface HDMI V1.4 port
OEM Flat Panel Interface # LVDS interface. 18- and 24-bit panels support up to 1366 x 768 resolution.
Support for FPD power control.
Mass Storage Rotating Drives /
Flash /
Solid-State Drives
Bootable SATA II port, latching connector***
mSATA socket, bootable ***
MicroSD socket, bootable
eMMC MLC Flash drive. 0 to 32 GB, bootable***
Network Interface Ethernet One autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT port. Latching connector.
Network Boot Supported
Device I/O USB # ‡ Two USB 2.0 host ports
Serial I/O One UART (3.3V) port
One RS-232 debug port
Audio Microphone and headphones in / out on single 3.5 mm audio jack.
Line inputs / outputs on 34-pin I/O header.
Digital I/O Eight CMOS level I/O lines (3.3V)
PWM 0 to 3 PWM outputs. Use of PWM outputs reduces GPIO pin count.
I2C Two I2C interfaces
CAN Bus Two channels (3.3V CAN signaling, 5V tolerant).
Camera Input MIPI CSI – Low-cost camera port (CSI-2, 2-lane mode).
Accelerometer /
Magnetometer
6-axis sensor with integrated linear accelerometer and magnetometer.
Other I/O Mini PCIe Socket Full-size Mini PCIe socket***.
Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, and other plug-in modules.
SPI Interface One channel with three device chip selects.
Software VersaAPI VersaLogic Application Programming Interface to support on-board I/O devices
Sleep Mode i.MX 6 Power Modes:
– Run
– Wait
– Stop
– Dormant
Operating Systems Compatible with most Arm operating systems including Linux and Android.
‡ TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
# Power pins are overcurrent protected
◊ Derate -1.1°C per 305 m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300 m (7,500 ft.)
* For extended altitude information contact VersaLogic Sales.
§ Represents operation at +25°C and +12V running Yocto Linux 2.1 with HDMI display, SATA, and USB keyboard/mouse. Busy power measured with “./bmt” Himeno Max Power. The power consumed is a direct result of the peripherals plugged into the Zebra board.
¤ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration levels were used to illustrate the overall ruggedness of this product. Certification at higher levels or different types of shock or vibration methods per the specific requirements of the application is available. Contact VersaLogic Sales for further information.
*** Optional. Not available on all models—contact VersaLogic Sales.

Specifications are subject to change without notification. Arm and Cortex are trademarks of the Arm Ltd. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.