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Condor (VL-EPU-4460)

Condor  (VL-EPU-4460)Compact EPU based on Intel

Compact EPU based on Intel "Skylake" processor- Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

High performance Intel Core i7-6600, i5-6300, or i3-6100 Skylake system with up to 32 GB RAM, two GbE, two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two 6GB SATA, and two Mini PCIe Sockets. COM Compact Size.


  • On-board Power Management
    Accepts 8 to 30 volts DC, and provides OVP, reverse polarity protection, RF noise filtering, and transient voltage suppression.
  • High-performance Video
    Integrated Intel HD 520 Graphics Gen 9 core supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and H.264, MPEG-2 encoding/decoding. Two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-channel LVDS video output. LVDS backlight control.
  • Network
    Two Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). One port with remote boot support.
  • SATA
    6 Gb/s SATA port. Supports rotating or solid state SATA drives.
  • Mini PCIe Card Sockets
    Two full-sized sockets. Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, flash data storage with auto-detect mSATA flash storage support, and other mini PCIe modules.
  • Industrial I/O
    Two USB 3.0 port and four USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices. Two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, three 8254 timer/counters, and I2C support.
  • SPI Interface
    Supports SPI and SPX devices, including low cost analog and digital modules.
  • Intel Core "Skylake" Processor
    Dual-core, up to 2.6 GHz clock rate.
  • Trusted Platform Module
    On-board TPM 2.0 security chip can lock out unauthorized hardware and software.
  • RAM
    Up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM.
  • Industrial Temperature Operation
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock/vibration operation
  • Software Support
    Compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks.

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The Condor is a compact, high-performance, embedded computer. It has been engineered and tested to meet evolving requirements for smaller, lighter, and lower power embedded systems while adhering to stringent regulatory standards. Designed around the COM "compact" form factor, the Condor is a member of the VersaLogic "EPU" family of ultra-rugged embedded computers, designed to withstand extreme temperature, impact, and vibration.

The Condor's on-board TPM security chip can lock out unauthorized hardware and software access. It provides a secure "Root of Trust." Additional security is provided through built-in AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) instructions.

The Condor features high-performance Skylake processors with dual-core CPUs and Hyper-Threading logic, allowing up to 4 simultaneous threads to be executed. Even with its outstanding performance and I/O features, the Condor's typical power consumption is 15 to 17 watts, depending on the model. The Condor provides compatibility with a broad range of standard x86 application development tools for reduced development time.

Condor's on-board Power Management Unit greatly simplifies system power supply requirements. It features a wide input voltage range of 8 to 30 volts so it is fully compatible with 12 or 24V vehicle applications. It also includes reverse voltage protection, over voltage protection, RF noise filtering, and transient voltage protection, to provide enhanced durability and reliability in the field.

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

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

Modified COTS versions of this product are available, even in low OEM quantities. Modifications include conformal coating, 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 95 x 95 x 37 mm (3.74 x 3.74 x 1.45")
COM Compact mounting holes.
Weight 312 grams (11.0 oz.)
Processor Intel Skylake 6th Gen platform. 8 MB SmartCache. 64-bit instructions, Hyper-Threading, Virtualization Technology (VT), SpeedStep Technology, and AES instructions.
Battery Connection for 3.0V RTC backup battery
Power Requirements (@ +12V)
Model Idle Typical Max.
VL-EPU-4460-xAP-08 7.2W 10.9W 14.6W
VL-EPU-4460-xBP-16 7.8W 13.6W 19.3W
VL-EPU-4460-xCP-16 7.9W 15.9W 23.8W
Input Voltage 8V - 30VDC
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. 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
EPU-4460-E -40° to +85°C -40° to +85°C -40° to +85°C
EPU-4460-S 0° to +60°C 0° to +60°C 0° to +60°C
Ranges shown assume 90% CPU utilization. For detailed thermal information, refer to the VL-EPU-4460 Reference Manual.
** Heat plate must be kept below 90°C
Airflow Requirements Refer to the VL-EPU-4460 Reference Manual for detailed airflow requirements.
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C.
Operating To 4,570m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000m (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 2.0 device.
Memory System RAM Up to 32 GB DDR4 SDRAM.
Video General Integrated high-performance video. Intel HD 520 Gen-9 compute architecture, 24 execution units, and GPU Turbo Boost. Supports 3 independent displays. Supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, OpenCL 2.0.
Hardware Based Acceleration Decode and Encode of JPEG, MJPEG, MPEG2, AVC, MVC, HEVC 8-bit, VC-1, VP8, VP9
DisplayPort Interface § Two Mini DisplayPort++ outputs. 24-bit. Up to 4096 x 2160 at 60 Hz.. Supports DisplayPort and HDMI signaling (Video and Audio outputs).
OEM Flat Panel Interface Dual-channel LVDS interface. 18/24-bit. Up to 1920 x 1200. Backlight control signals.
Mass Storage Rotating Drive ¥ SATA 6 Gb/s port. Latching SATA connector.
Flash / SSD ¥ Mini PCIe socket with mSATA support
Network Interface Ethernet Two autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT ports. Latching connector. One port with network boot-option .
Device I/O USB ‡ § Two USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports and four USB 2.0 host ports
COM Interface Two RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible. 1 Mbps max.
Digital I/O Eight TTL I/O Lines 3.3V. Independently configurable.
I2C Single I2C interface
Audio Optional. Use VL-ADR-01 audio interface.
Counter / Timers Three 8254 compatible Programmable Interval Timers (PITs).
VersaLogic SPI Interface Supports SPI and SPX devices. Supports up to two 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. PCIe, USB, and SATA 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 4.0. Support for S3 suspend to RAM, and S4 hibernate states.
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems including Windows, Linux, and VxWorks
† Represents operation at +25°C and +12V supply running Windows 10 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
¶ Models with RAM above 16GB (up to 32GB) are available on custom configured versions. Contact VersaLogic Sales for more information.
‡ TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
§ Power pins on this port are overload protected
¥ Bootable storage device capability
¤ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration 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 VersaLogic Sales for further information.

Specifications are subject to change without notification. Intel and Core are trademarks of Intel Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Software Support Packages

Windows Win 10
  • VersaAPI 1.4.7 Windows 10 64-bit (EPUs) - 1.4.7
    VersaAPI Application Programming Interface (API) Device drivers and VersaAPI included. Provides simplified I/O interface for most application languages.
    Supported Products: Blackbird (VL-EPU-4562), Condor (VL-EPU-4460), Raven (VL-EPU-3312), Osprey (VL-EPU-3311)
    Driver Package (DRV) for VersaLogic boards based on the Skylake/Kaby Lake platform including Lion (VL-EPMe-42), Liger (VL-EPM-43), Blackbird (VL-EPU-4562/4462), Condor (VL-EPU-4460). This package contains drivers for chipset, video, network, HSUARTs, and Serial IO.

Windows Win 7
    Driver Package (DRV) for VersaLogic boards based on the Skylake/Kaby Lake platform including Lion (VL-EPMe-42), Liger (VL-EPM-43), Blackbird (VL-EPU-4562/4462), Condor (VL-EPU-4460). This package contains drivers for chipset, network, IO, and video.

Linux Ubuntu

Operating System Compatibility

Win 10 - Tested & Compatible
Win 8 - Meets Specifications
Win 7 - Tested & Compatible
Win Std 7 - Meets Specifications
Debian - Meets Specifications
Ubuntu - Tested & Compatible
VxWorks - Meets Specifications
Neutrino - Meets Specifications
DOS - Meets Specifications

OS Compatibility Notes

  • Tested on Windows 10 (64-bit/Enterprise)
  • Tested on Windows 7 (64-bit/SP1/Ultimate Edition)
  • Tested on Ubuntu Linux 16.04.1 LTS 64-bit


Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-CONDOREPU-4460 Condor Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-4005, 0702, 1014, 1604, 2032, 0809, HDW-401, and 108.
VL-CBR-4005System I/O paddleboard
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, latching, 20"
VL-CBR-0809Power adapter cable, 12V medium-power. ATX12 to Osprey/Raven. 12"
VL-CBR-1014RS232 two channel cable 2xDsub (9-pin), latching, 12"
VL-CBR-1604Dual Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12"
VL-CBR-2032miniDisplayPort to VGA adapter, 6"
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-401Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks.
Thermal Options
VL-HDW-415Cooling fan for HDW-416/ 417 passive heatsinks, 12V
VL-HDW-416Passive Heat Sink. Mounts to heat plate on standard product 95 x 95 x 10.5 mm
VL-CBR-0203Battery module, 2-pin latching, 6"
VL-CBR-0401Power cable, ATX to SATA, 6.25"
VL-CBR-0404LED back light, 3-pin Pico-Clasp / 4-pin IDE power to 6-pin 12V, 0.5 m
VL-CBR-0503USB 2.0 Male A to Male Micro-B cable, 0.5 m
VL-CBR-0901Pico-Clasp to two SPX cables, 9-pin. 9"
VL-CBR-2031miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36"
VL-CBR-2033miniDisplayPort to HDMI active adapter, requires DP port, 6"
VL-CBR-30012-Ch LVDS 30-pin JAE to 30-pin JAE, 20"
VL-CBR-30021-Ch LVDS 30-pin JAE to 20-pin Hirose, 20"
VL-CBR-30031-Ch LVDS 30-pin JAE to 20-pin JAE, 20"
VL-PS-ATX12-300A 300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)
VL-DEV-USB-VV1 VersaViewer: A real-time viewer for embedded hardware developers.
VL-HDW-106Standoff package, 0.6", English thread
VL-HDW-111Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws.

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-EPH-V6 Display Port to Dual Channel LVDS converter
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, 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
VL-ADR-01S USB to Audio Adapter -25 to +85C

Ordering Information

Model Operating Temp. Processor Cores CPU Clock /
Turbo Speed
Graphics Core Graphics Base Clock /
Max Dynamic Speed
Memory Cooling Digi-Key logo
VL-EPU-4460-SAP-04 * 0 to +60C i3-6100U 2 2.3 GHz / NA HD 520 300 MHz / 1.0 GHz 4 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-4460-SAP-08 0 to +60C i3-6100U 2 2.3 GHz / NA HD 520 300 MHz / 1.0 GHz 8 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-4460-SBP-16 0 to +60C i5-6300U 2 2.4 / 3.0 GHz HD 520 300 MHz / 1.0 GHz 16 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-4460-SCP-16 0 to +60C i7-6600U 2 2.6 / 3.4 GHz HD 520 300 MHz / 1.05 GHz 16 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-4460-EAP-08 -40 to +85C i3-6100U 2 2.3 GHz / NA HD 520 300 MHz / 1.0 GHz 8 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-4460-EBP-16 -40 to +85C i5-6300U 2 2.4 / 3.0 GHz HD 520 300 MHz / 1.0 GHz 16 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-4460-ECP-16 -40 to +85C i7-6600U 2 2.6 / 3.4 GHz HD 520 300 MHz / 1.05 GHz 16 GB Heat plate
VL-EPU-4460-ECP-32 * -40 to +85C i7-6600U 2 2.6 / 3.4 GHz HD 520 300 MHz / 1.05 GHz 32 GB Heat plate
* Special Order Product. Contact VersaLogic Sales for minimum order quantities and lead time.

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