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Anaconda (VL-EBX-18)

Anaconda  (VL-EBX-18)Low-power DMP Vortex86DX2 based EBX form-factor SBC

Low-power DMP Vortex86DX2 based EBX form-factor SBC

Low-power EBX-format embedded computer


  • DMP Vortex86DX2 32-bit Processor
    Vortex86DX2 x86 low power processor with integrated I/O and 2D graphics engine.
  • Video Output
    LVDS video output for flat panel displays. Standard analog VGA output. Simultaneous output from both ports.
  • Network Support
    Dual Ethernet interfaces, autodetect 10BaseT / 100BaseTX with network boot capability.
  • RAM
    Up to 2 GB soldered-on memory.
  • SATA
    One SATA 1.5 Gb/s port supports high-capacity storage (solid-state drives or rotating media).
  • Device I/O
    Five USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices. Two RS-232/422/485 and two RS-232 serial ports, and three 8254 timer/counters.
  • Analog + Digital I/O
    On-board data acquisition support. Eight analog inputs, and thirty-two digital I/O lines.
  • MicroSD Socket
    Supports removable microSD card solid-state drives.
  • Mini PCIe / mSATA Socket
    Supports Wi-Fi modems, Ethernet, Analog I/O, Serial ports, GPS, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, solid-state mSATA drives, and other plug-in devices.
  • SPI Interface
    Supports SPI and SPX devices, including low cost analog and digital modules.
  • PC/104 Expansion
    Industry-standard PC/104-Plus expansion site.
  • Power Input
    Wide input 9 to 15V or 5V. Jumper selectable.
  • Industrial Temperature Versions
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock and vibration environments.
  • Software Support
    Compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Linux and Windows.
    Linux support includes VersaAPI software for onboard I/O devices.

Software Expertise: Reference & Software Expertise




The Anaconda is a moderate performance, low power embedded computer designed on a standard EBX form factor. It is powered by a DMP Vortex86DX2 processor that enables the entire board to use less than 7W (typ.). Several I/O interfaces, multiple expansions buses, and thermal management options provide systems designers with flexibility and lower overall system cost.

Anaconda was designed with no moving parts, soldered-on RAM, and ready to withstand high shock and vibration. Industrial temperature versions are available. This Single Board Computer is an ideal choice for applications that require high quality, low-power, and long product life.

As with all VersaLogic products, the Anaconda is backed by a five-year warranty, 5+ year off-the-shelf availability guarantee, and expert US-based technical support. Product Life Extension options support availability through the year 2025.

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.


General Board Size EBX standard: 5.75" x 8" (146 mm x 203 mm)
Processor DMP Vortex86DX2 32-bit
Input Voltage 5V +/- 5% or wide input: 9 to 15V (12V nominal). Jumper selectable.
Power Requirements §
Model Idle* Typical* Max*.
VL-EBX-18SAK 5.5W 5.8W 6.0W
VL-EBX-18SBK 6.0W 6.5W 7.0W
VL-EBX-18SCK 6.0W 6.8W 7.5W
VL-EBX-18EAK 5.5W 5.8W 6.0W
VL-EBX-18EBK 6.0W 6.5W 7.0W
VL-EBX-18ECK 6.0W 6.3W 6.5W
System Reset & Hardware Monitors All voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with programmable timeout. CPU temperature monitoring. Push-button reset.
Stackable Bus PC/104-Plus expansion site
Manufacturing Standards
Standard IPC-A-610 Class 2 modified
Special Order IPC-A-610 Class 3 modified
RoHS Compliant
Environmental Operating Temperature ¶ 0° to +60°C or -40° to +85°C See Ordering Information for Specific Models
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C.
Operating* To 4,570m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000m (40,000 ft.)
Airflow Requirements
Temp. Range Airflow Requirements
Standard 0° to +60°C 0.5 Linear Meters per Second
(100 Linear Feet per Minute)
Extended -40° to +85°C 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 2 GB DDR2 soldered-on memory.
Video General Integrated video controller.
VRAM Up to 64 MB shared DRAM frame buffer.
Desktop Display Interface Standard analog output (VGA). Up to 1920 x 1440 (60 Hz). 32-bit. 2 mm IDC connector.
OEM Flat Panel Interface # LVDS interface. 18/24-bit. Up to 1024 x 768 (60 Hz). 8 bpp. CMOS-selectable TFT panel types. Support for FPD power control.
Mass Storage Rotating Drives / Flash / Solid-State Drives One SATA 1.5 Gb/s port with latching connector.
One Mini PCIe / mSATA socket (SATA signaling, bootable)
One microSD socket. Supports up to 32 GB. Bootable.
Network Interface Ethernet Two autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX ports with RJ45 connectors.
Network Boot Option Via BIOS extension.
Device I/O USB # ‡ Five USB 2.0 host ports.
COM 1 / 2 RS-232 16C550 compatible.
COM 3 / 4 RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible.
Analog Input Eight channels. 12-bit. Single-ended and/or differential pairs. 100 Ksps. 0 to 5V, ±5V, 0 to +10V, and ±10V
Digital I/O Thirty-two TTL I/O lines (3.3V). Independently configurable.
Audio Optional. Use VL-ADR-01 audio interface.
Counter / Timers Three 8254 16-bit timers
AT Peripherals # Keyboard and PS/2 mouse port.
Other I/O Mini PCIe /mSATA Socket Full-size Mini PCIe / mSATA socket. Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, solid state mSATA drives, and other plug-in modules.
SPI Interface Supports SPI and SPX devices. Supports up to four SPX modules.
Software BIOS AMI BIOS. Support for USB keyboard/mouse and USB boot.
VersaAPI VersaLogic Application Programming Interface to support on-board I/O devices (Linux only).
Sleep Mode None
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, and Linux. Refer to the detailed software compatibility section on the VersaLogic website for complete operating system information.
Constraints for Windows 7 and Windows Embedded 7 operating systems require a platform with a minimum of 1 GB RAM.
§ Represents operation at +25°C and +12V running Windows 7 with on-board, VGA display, SATA, Ethernet, 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.
‡ TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
# Power pins are overload protected
¶ Derate -1.1C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.)
* For extended altitude information contact VersaLogic Sales Dept.
¤ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe 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 a VersaLogic Sales Engineer for further information.
Specifications are subject to change without notification. EBX and PC/104-Plus are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Software Support Packages

Linux Debian
  • QSP-LNX-VRTX - 2.0.1
    Quick Start Package (QSP) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the DMP Vortex platform which allows embedded developers to streamline hardware setup by eliminating the need for OS configuration and driver installation.

Linux Ubuntu
  • VersaAPI 1.4.2 for Linux (Ubuntu) 32-bit - 1.4.2
    VersaAPI Application Programming Interface (API) Device drivers and VersaAPI included. Provides simplified I/O interface for most application languages.
    Supported Products: Anaconda (EBX-18), Fox (EPM-19).
    32 bit Linux version of VersaAPI release 1.4.2; Fox and Anaconda do not support Ubuntu 14.04 so we release on Ubuntu 10.04.

Linux Knoppix
  • Knoppix Home Page -
    Link to the Knoppix website OS download page. Note that compatibility with the EPMe-30 Bengal has been verified by VersaLogic with Knoppix Linux 7.4.2.

Operating System Compatibility

Win 8 - Not Compatible
Win 7 - Not Compatible
Win XP - Tested & Compatible
Win Std 7 - Not Compatible
Win XPe - Meets Specifications
Debian - Tested & Compatible
Ubuntu - Tested & Compatible
Knoppix - Tested & Compatible
VxWorks - Meets Specifications
Neutrino - Meets Specifications
DOS - Tested & Compatible

OS Compatibility Notes

  • WIN XP - Does operate on this product. It requires an Ethernet drivers from Microchip: http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?product=LAN9513.
    Due to the Microsoft announcement regarding Win XP End-Of-Life, VersaLogic will not provide support for installation on the Anaconda products.
  • Tested on Debian Linux 6.0 (Squeeze) 32-bit with 2.6.39-2 kernel
  • Tested on Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with 2.6.39-2 kernel
  • Tested on Knoppix 7.2.0 kernel 3.9.6, 32-bit
    Tested on Knoppix 7.4.2 kernel 3.16.2, 32-bit


Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-ANACONEBX-18 Anaconda Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-4005, 4004 (x2), 2022, 1201, 0702, and HDW-105 (x2).
VL-CBR-5009I/O cable set and paddleboard
VL-CBR-4004Paddleboard and cable for analog and digital I/O, 12" 40-pin 2mm cable
VL-CBR-2022ATX to 10-pin power adapter cable (20-pin ATX side), 6.5"
VL-CBR-1201VGA interface cable, 12-pin 2 mm (latching) / 15-pin VGA
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, latching, 20"
VL-HDW-105Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread
VL-CBR-0401Power cable, ATX to SATA, 6.25"
VL-CBR-1203ATX12V to 12-pin 12V power adapter cable (24-pin ATX side), 12"
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-2015LVDS / flat panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2016LVDS / flat panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20"
VL-CBR-2014LVDS to VGA adapter board
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
VL-ADR-01S USB to Audio Adapter -25 to +85C
VL-PS-ATX12-300A 300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)
VL-HDW-106Standoff package, 0.6", English thread
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-111Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws.
VL-HDW-203PC/104 extractor tool (metal)

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description 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-E5E Two Channel Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
Serial I/O
VL-MPEe-U2E RS-232/422/485 x4 + GPIO x12 Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
Analog & Digital I/O
VL-MPEe-A1E Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (12-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-A2E Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (16-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-SPX-1 Analog Input Module, x8 Channels, industrial temperatureSPX
VL-SPX-2 Digital I/O Module, x16 lines, industrial temperatureSPX
VL-SPX-4 Analog Output Module, x4 single channels 12-bit, industrial temperatureSPX
VL-SPX-5 Solid State Switch Module, x8 channels, industrial temperatureSPX
VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-EPM-V7E Video expansion module: VGA and LVDS, industrial temperaturePC/104-Plus
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
Solid-State Storage (flash memory)
VL-MPEs-F1E4 4 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
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-S3E SATA Adapter, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA

Ordering Information

Model Nominal Speed Memory Size Operating Temp. Cooling Digi-Key logo
VL-EBX-18EAK 800 MHz 512 MB -40 to +85C Heat Sink
VL-EBX-18EBK 800 MHz 1 GB -40 to +85C Heat Sink
VL-EBX-18ECK 800 MHz 2 GB -40 to +85C Heat Sink
§ 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.

Export Information

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SCHEDULE B:8471.60.7000