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Hawk (VL-EPU-3310)

Hawk  (VL-EPU-3310)Atom

Atom "Bay Trail" based EPU - up to 4 GB on-board memory

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


  • Intel Atom “Bay Trail” Processor
    Up to 1.9 GHz clock rate. Quad, dual or single core options. Low power consumption.
  • Embedded Processing Unit
    A complete embedded computer in an extremely small/rugged format
  • Fanless Operation
    No moving parts required for CPU cooling in most configurations.
  • Wide Input Voltage Range
    Accepts 8 to 17 volts (12V typ.).
  • High-performance Video
    Integrated Intel Gen 7 graphics core supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 4, and H.264, MPEG-2 encoding/decoding. LVDS video output.
  • Network
    Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with remote boot support.
  • RAM
    Up to 4 GB soldered-down DDR3L RAM.
    Up to 8 GB of on-board eMMC flash storage.
  • SATA
    3 Gb/s SATA port supports bootable SATA hard drive.
  • Mini PCIe Card Socket
    Supports 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.
  • Device I/O)
    Dual RS-232/422 serial ports and Intel High Definition Audio (HDA) compatible.
  • 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.

Software Expertise: Reference & Software Expertise




The Hawk is an extremely small and rugged 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. Roughly the size of a credit card and less than one inch thick, the Hawk is the embedded industry's smallest, lightest, ultra-rugged embedded x86 computer. 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 Hawk provides extreme performance for its size, moderate power consumption (6.1 to 7.4W typical), and a very compact package. The Hawk provides compatibility with a broad range of standard x86 application development tools for reduced development time.

The integrated Intel Gen-7 graphics core provides hardware-accelerated MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. A standard LVDS output supports flat panel displays. An optional adapter converts the LVDS output to VGA.

Industry-standard system interfaces include Gigabit Ethernet with network boot capability, four USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, and Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA). A SATA 3 Gb/s interface supports high-capacity storage. On-board eMMC Flash, a microSD socket and a Mini PCIe socket with mSATA support provide flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options. The Mini PCIe socket also accommodates plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Firewire, and other mini cards.

Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, the rugged Hawk 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 extremely harsh environments. Heat sink or heat plate versions provide fanless heat dissipation.

A wide input voltage range of 8 to 17 volts (12V typ.) simplifies system power supply requirements. It is fully compatible with 12V automotive applications.

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

Product customization is available, even in low 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.


General Board Size Heat plate models: 55 x 84 x 22 mm (2.17 x 3.31 x 0.827")
Weight 102 grams (3.6 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-3310-EAP 5.2W 6.1W 7.0W 0.9W
VL-EPU-3310-EBP 5.5W 6.8W 8.2W 0.9W
VL-EPU-3310-EDP 5.9W 7.4W 8.8W 0.9W
Input Voltage 8V–17V (nominal 12V operation)
System Reset & Hardware Monitors All voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with programmable timeout. Push-button sleep, reset, and power.
Regulatory Compliance RoHS (2011/65/EU)
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-3310 Reference Manual.
**Heat plate must be kept below 90°C

Airflow Requirements Refer to the VL-EPU-3310 Reference Manual for detailed airflow requirements.
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C.
Cooling Fanless heat plate with optional heat sink, fan, heat pipe, and other accessories available.
Altitude *
Operating To 15,000 ft. (4,570m)
Storage To 40,000 ft. (12,000m)
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 2 GB or 4 GB of soldered-on DDR3L SDRAM. 1333 MT/s.
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
OEM Flat Panel Interface Single-channel LVDS interface. 18/24-bit. Up to 1024 x 768 (60 Hz).
Mass Storage Rotating Drive One SATA 3 Gb/s port. Latching SATA connector.
Flash / SSD On-board eMMC MLC Flash drive. 0 to 8 GB
One microSD socket. Supports up to 32 GB cards
Mini PCIe socket with mSATA support
Network Interface Ethernet One autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT port. Latching connector. Network boot option.
Device I/O USB Four USB 2.0 host ports
COM 1 / 2 RS-232/422 selectable. 16C550 compatible. 1 Mbps max.
Audio Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA) CODEC
Other I/O Mini PCIe Card Socket Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet channels, non-volatile flash data storage, and other plug-in modules (full or half size). USB, SATA, and PCIe signaling. Autodetect mSATA support.
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.
† IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) compatible
‡ Bootable storage device capability
¶ Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.)
* Extended altitude specifications available upon request
¥ 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Software Support Packages

Windows Win 7
  • DRV-WIN7-BAYTRAIL - 2.0.0
    Driver Package (DRV) for VersaLogic boards based on the Baytrail platform including Bengal (VL-EPMe-30), Baycat (VL-EPM-31), Hawk (VL-EPU-3310), Osprey (VL-EPU-3311), and Raven (VL-EPU-3312). This package contains drivers for chipset, network, IO, and video.
  • DRV-WIN7 Hawk Win 7 - 1.0.0
    Driver Package (DRV) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel E38xx BayTrail (4th GenerationAtom) platform. This package contains 32-bit and 64-bit drivers for chipset, network, storage, and video. Supported VersaLogic Platforms: Hawk (EPU-3310)

Windows Embedded Win Std 7
  • BSP-WES7-HAWK - 1.0.0
    Board Support Package (BSP) for VersaLogic's Hawk (VL-EPU-3310). This package contains drivers not natively supported by the WES7 Distribution Share (DS).

Linux Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Home Page -
    Link to the Ubuntu website OS download page. Note that the EPMe-30 Bengal has been tested by VersaLogic with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.

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

OS Compatibility Notes

  • Tested on Windows 7 (32-bit/SP1/Ultimate Edition)
  • Tested on Windows 7 (64-bit/SP1/Ultimate Edition)
  • Tested on Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32-bit/SP1) Tested on Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64-bit/SP1)
  • Tested on Windows Embedded Standard 7 (64-bit/SP1)
  • Tested on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 32-bit
  • Tested on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 64-bit
  • Tested on Knoppix v7.4.2


Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-HAWKEPU-3310 Hawk Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-5016, 0702, 0804, 0807, 2014, 2015, and HDW-401.
VL-CBR-5016I/O cable set and paddleboard
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, latching, 20"
VL-CBR-0804Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12" , (-20° to +75°C)
VL-CBR-0807Power adapter cable. ATX12 to Falcon, 12"
VL-CBR-2014LVDS to VGA adapter board
VL-CBR-2015LVDS / flat panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-HDW-401Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks.
Thermal Options
VL-HDW-406Passive Heat Sink. Mounts to product’s heat plate. 55 x 84 x 16mm
VL-HDW-411Cooling fan for HDW-406 passive heat sink, 12V
VL-HDW-408Heat Pipe system. Mounts to product’s heat plate. 55 x 84 x 8.2mm
VL-HDW-405Secondary mounting plate. – Flat. 75 x 84 mm. Simplifies installation in many situations. Attaches to heat plate on standard product.
VL-CBR-0401Power cable, ATX to SATA, 6.25"
VL-CBR-0701SATA cable, 19.75"
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-F41-8EBNSSD 8 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-F41-4EBNSSD 4 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-F41-2EBNSSD 2 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-PS-ATX12-300A 300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon

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-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G2E-Z GPS Receiver, no battery, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E-Z Precision GPS Receiver, no battery, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
Solid-State Storage (flash memory)
VL-MPEs-F1E32 32 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E16 16 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

Ordering Information

Model Processor Cores Speed RAM eMMC Flash Cooling Digi-Key logo
VL-EPU-3310-EAP Atom E3815 1 1.46 GHz 2 GB None Heat plate
VL-EPU-3310-EBP Atom E3827 2 1.75 GHz 2 GB 4 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-3310-EDP Atom E3845 4 1.91 GHz 4 GB 8 GB Heat plate

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SCHEDULE B:8471.60.7000