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Copperhead (VL-EBX-41)

Copperhead  (VL-EBX-41)Intel 3rd Generation Core i7/i5/i3 EBX form-factor SBC

Intel 3rd Generation Core i7/i5/i3 EBX form-factor SBC

A very high-performance embedded computer.

Highlights

  • Intel 3rd Generation Core Processor
    Core i7, Core i3, and Celeron CPU options allow selecting best price/performance for the application. Copperhead provides high performance with advanced technology features: Intel Turbo Boost 2.0*, Intel vPro*, Hyper-threading* (two threads per core), and Advanced Vector Extensions* (AVX).
  • Intel QM77 Platform Controller Hub
    The PCH provides extensive I/O support to the CPU
  • High-performance Video
    Integrated Intel HD graphics core with GPU Turbo Boost*. DirectX 11, MPEG-2, H.264, OGL 3.1 compliant and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. Supports up to three independent displays.
    Standard video outputs include LVDS for flat panel displays, dual mini DisplayPort, and an analog VGA output. All outputs support multiple display modes including Extended Desktop and Clone.
  • Network Support
    Dual Ethernet interfaces, autodetect 10BaseT / 100BaseTX / 1000BaseT with network boot capability.
  • RAM
    Up to 16 GB DDR3L socket memory up to 1600 MT/s., two SO-DIMM sockets (one each on top and bottom.)
  • SATA
    Two SATA 6 Gb/s, and two SATA 3 Gb/s ports support high-capacity storage (rotating media or solid-state drives). Includes hardware RAID 0/1/5/10 support
  • Device I/O
    Two USB 3.0 ports, ten USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices. Four RS-232/422 serial ports, three 8254 timer/counters, and Intel High Definition Audio (HDA) compatible.
  • Analog + Digital I/O
    On-board data acquisition support. Sixteen analog inputs, eight analog outputs, and thirty-two digital I/O lines.
  • Mini PCIe Socket
    Supports Wi-Fi modems, Ethernet, Analog I/O, Serial ports, GPS, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, solid-state storage, and other plug-in devices.
  • Flash Memory
    Dedicated mSATA socket and eUSB interface provides additional solid-state drive (SSD) options.
  • Wide Input Voltage Range
    Accepts 9 to 15 volts (12V nominal) simplifies system power supply requirements. Copperhead is fully compatible with 12V automotive applications.
  • Trusted Platform Module (optional)
    On-board security option defends against attacks from unauthorized hardware and software for applications that require enhanced hardware-level security functions.
  • SPX Expansion
    Add low cost analog, digital, and CANbus modules. SPX interface supports up to four external SPX devices.
  • EBX Format
    Industry-standard format with SUMIT or PCIe/104 Type 1 expansion.
  • Industrial Temperature Versions
    -40 to +85C 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 Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks. Supports VersaAPI programming support for onboard I/O devices.
* CPU model dependent, see specifications for more details.

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

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RoHS-compliant

Description

Overview

The Copperhead is a high-performance embedded computer powered by the 3rd Generation Intel "Ivy Bridge" family of processors. Its performance level and extensive I/O allows for the integration of multiple high-bandwidth functions, such as digital signal processing and real-time video processing, onto a single board. This can drastically reduce system cost and size when used to replace multi-board chassis-based systems or custom hardware.

For systems that require video processing or intense computation, the Copperhead features a high-speed memory interface, up to 16 GB on-board RAM capacity, and up to three independent display outputs. The PCIe/104 expansion site with a PCIe x16 lane is ideal for add-on cards, such as frame grabbers.

Based on the industry-standard EBX format, the Copperhead provides a choice of Intel core i7, core i3, and Celeron processor options to meet a variety of price/performance application requirements. It features several heat management configurations and offers options for I/O interfaces and interface connectors. The Copperhead enables scalability, simplifies design, and lowers overall system cost.

Details

Driven by an Intel 3rd Generation Core processor, the Copperhead provides high performance with advanced technology features: Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, Intel vPro, Hyper-threading (two threads per core), and Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The Copperhead provides compatibility with a broad range of standard x86 application development tools for reduced development time.

The integrated Intel HD 4000 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) provides hardware-accelerated MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. The GPU supports graphics turbo boost and up to three simultaneous displays. Standard video outputs include LVDS for flat panel displays, dual DisplayPort outputs, and an analog VGA output. All outputs support multiple display modes including Extended Desktop and Clone.

Industry-standard system interfaces include dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with network boot capability, two USB 3.0 and ten USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, and Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA). SATA 6 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s interfaces support high-capacity storage (rotating media or solid-state drives). A Mini PCIe socket with mSATA support provides additional 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. The Copperhead supports an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip for applications that require enhanced hardware-level security functions.

The rugged Copperhead meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for shock and vibration and includes models designed and tested for either commercial (0 to +60C) or industrial (-40 to +85C) temperature operation.

Latching SATA, Ethernet, and power connectors provide additional ruggedization for use in very harsh environments. Heat sink, fan+heat sink, and heat plate versions provide flexible options for thermal management. For extremely-high-reliability applications, IPC-A-610 Class 3 versions are available.

The wide input voltage range of 9 to 15 volts (12V nominal) simplifies system power supply requirements. Copperhead is fully compatible with 12V automotive applications.

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

Various product customizing is available for the Copperhead, even in low quantities. Options include Trusted Platform Module, conformal coating, BGA underfill, IPC Class 3 assembly, BIOS/splash screen pre-configuration, application-specific testing, 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 Nominal
Speed
Max
Turbo
Speed
Hyper-Threading vPro
Technology
AVX
Instructions
Expansion Operating
Temp.
Cooling Digi-Key logo
VL-EBXe-41SJF i7-3615QE Quad 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz Yes Yes Yes PCIe/104 0 to +60C Fan + heat sink
VL-EBXe-41EJP i7-3615QE Quad 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz Yes Yes Yes PCIe/104 -40 to +85C Heat plate (fanless)
VL-EBXs-41SAK i7-3517UE Dual 1.7 GHz 2.8 GHz Yes Yes Yes SUMIT 0 to +60C Heat sink (fanless)
VL-EBXs-41EAF i7-3517UE Dual 1.7 GHz 2.8 GHz Yes Yes Yes SUMIT -40 to +85C Fan + heat sink
VL-EBXe-41EHF i7-3517UE Dual 1.7 GHz 2.8 GHz Yes Yes Yes PCIe/104 -40 to +85C Fan + heat sink
VL-EBXe-41ELF i3-3217UE Dual 1.6 GHz N/A Yes No Yes PCIe/104 -40 to +85C Fan + heat sink
VL-EBXe-41SLK * i3-3217UE Dual 1.6 GHz N/A Yes No Yes PCIe/104 0 to +60C Heat sink (fanless)
VL-EBXe-41SMK Celeron 1047UE Dual 1.4 GHz N/A No No No PCIe/104 0 to +60C Heat sink (fanless)
VL-EBXe-41EMF Celeron 1047UE Dual 1.4 GHz N/A No No No PCIe/104 -40 to +85C Fan + heat sink
† Derate -1.1C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.).
§ 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.

Accessories

Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-COPPREBX-41 Copperhead Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-0702 (x2), 0808, 1201, 4004 (x2), 5013, and HDW-105 (x2).
VL-CBR-5013I/O cable set and paddleboard
VL-CBR-1201VGA Interface Cable, 12-pin 2 mm (latching) / 15-pin VGA
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, Latching, 19.75"
VL-CBR-0808Power adapter cable. ATX12 to Copperhead, 12"
VL-CBR-4004Paddleboard and Cable for Analog and Digital I/O, 12" 40-pin 2mm cable
VL-HDW-105Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread
Cables
VL-CBR-0401ATX to SATA power cable, 6.25"
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-2010LVDS / Flat Panel interface cable,18-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2011LVDS / Flat Panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20"
VL-CBR-2012LVDS / Flat Panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2031miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36"
Memory
VL-MM9-8EBNDRAM 8 GB, PC3-12800 SODIMM DDR3L module (1.35v), Industrial Temp.
VL-MM9-8SBNDRAM 8 GB, PC3-12800 SODIMM DDR3L module (1.35v), Standard Temp.
VL-MM9-4EBNDRAM 4 GB, PC3-12800 SODIMM DDR3L module (1.35v), Industrial Temp.
VL-MM9-4SBNDRAM 4 GB, PC3-12800 SODIMM DDR3L module (1.35v), Standard Temp.
VL-MM9-2EBNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-12800 SODIMM DDR3L module (1.35v), Industrial Temp.
VL-MM9-2SBNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-12800 SODIMM DDR3L module (1.35v), Standard Temp.
Drives
VL-F15-8EBNSSD 8 GB, eUSB, Industrial Temp.
VL-F15-4EBNSSD 4 GB, eUSB, Industrial Temp.
VL-F15-2EBNSSD 2 GB, eUSB, Industrial Temp.
Hardware
VL-PS-ATX12-300A300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)
VL-HDW-106Standoff package, 0.6", English thread
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA hold-down screws (10) for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-109eUSB Standoff package, 20xScrews, 10xStandoffs, 6mm
Miscellaneous
VL-EPH-V6 Display Port to Dual Channel LVDS converter
VL-HDW-111Half to Full Size MiniPCIe Adapter kit. Metal adapter and screws (2).
VL-HDW-203PC/104 extractor tool (metal)
VL-HDW-401Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks.

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description Form Factor
Network
VL-MPEe-E3E Gigabit Ethernet adapter, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-EPMs-E1A Gigabit Ethernet + mini PCIe socket, Industrial Temp.SUMIT on PC/104
VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
USB
VL-EPMs-M1A SATA x2 + USB x4 , Industrial Temp.SUMIT on PC/104
VL-EPMs-M1C SATA x1 + USB x4 + mSATA socket , Industrial Temp.SUMIT on PC/104
VL-EPHs-B1A USB x4 adapter board , Industrial Temp.SUMIT
VL-EPHs-B1B USB x3 + eUSB socket adapter board , Industrial Temp.SUMIT
Serial I/O
VL-EPMs-U1A RS-232 x2 + RS-232/422/485 x2, Industrial Temp.SUMIT
VL-MPEe-U2E RS-232/422/485 x4 + GPIO x12, Industrial Temp. (PCIe Signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-EPMs-U1B RS-232 x2 + RS-232/422/485 x4, Industrial Temp.SUMIT
VL-EPMs-U1E RS-232 x2 + GPS, Industrial Temp.SUMIT
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
VL-SPX-1 Analog Input Module, 8-Channels, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-SPX-2 Digital I/O Module, 16-lines, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-SPX-4 Analog Output Module, 4-channels 12-bit, Industrial Temp.SPX
VL-SPX-5 Solid State Switch Module, 8-channels, Industrial Temp.SPX
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
VL-EPHs-S1E SATA x2 Interface , Industrial Temp.SUMIT
VL-EPHs-P1E Mini PCIe module socket , Industrial Temp.SUMIT

Specifications

General Board Size EBX standard: 5.75 x 8 (146 mm x 203 mm)
Processor

Intel 3rd Generation 64-bit CPU platform.

Processor L3 Cache Size AES New Instructions Trusted Execution Technology
i7-3615QE 6 MB Yes Yes
i7-3517UE 4 MB Yes Yes
i3-3217UE 3 MB No No
Celeron 1047UE 2 MB No No
Controller Hub Embedded Intel QM77
Input Voltage 12V (9V15V)
Power Requirements (@ +12V)
Model Idle Typical Max.
VL-EBXe-41SJF 16.2W 37.2W 58.1W
VL-EBXe-41EJP 16.2W 37.2W 58.1W
VL-EBXs-41SAK 7.6W 20.7W 33.7W
VL-EBXs-41EAF 7.6W 20.7W 33.7W
VL-EBXe-41EHF 7.6W 20.7W 33.7W
VL-EBXe-41ELF 8.8W 14.4W 20.0W
VL-EBXe-41SLK 8.8W 14.4W 20.0W
VL-EBXe-41SMK 9.8W 13.3W 16.9W
VL-EBXe-41EMF 9.8W 13.3W 16.9W
System Reset & Hardware Monitors All voltage rails monitored. Two watchdog timers with programmable timeout. CPU temperature and fan speed monitoring. Push-button sleep, reset, and power.
Stackable Bus SUMIT or PCIe/104 Type 1 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 +60C and -40 to +85C See Ordering Information for Specific Models
Storage Temperature -40 to +85C
Altitude
Operating To 4,570m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000m (40,000 ft.)
Airflow Requirements
Thermal Solution Temp. Range Airflow
Heat plate
(Heat plate must be kept below 90C)
0 to +60C Zero airflow
-40 to +85C 100 Linear Feet per Minute (0.5 Linear Meters per Second)
Heat sink (fanless) 0 to +60C 100 Linear Feet per Minute (0.5 Linear Meters per Second)
Fan + Heat sink -40 to +85C 100 Linear Feet per Minute (0.5 Linear Meters per Second)
Thermal Shock 5C/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 (optional) Support for Intel Trusted Platform Module 1.2 devices
Memory System RAM Two SO-DIMM sockets. Up to 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM total. Supports 1066, 1333, and 1600 MT/s. 1.35V.
Video General

Integrated high-performance video.

Processor Graphics core Simultaneous Independent Displays Graphics Hardware Acceleration
i7-3615QE Intel HD Graphics 4000 3 Yes
i7-3517UE Intel HD Graphics 4000 3 Yes
i3-3217UE Intel HD Graphics 4000 3 Yes
Celeron 1047UE Intel HD Graphics 2 No
VRAM Up to 512 MB shared DRAM
Desktop Display Interface Standard analog output (VGA). Up to 2048 x 1536 (75 Hz). 32-bit.
OEM Flat Panel Interface # LVDS interface. 18/24-bit. Up to 1280 x 800 (60 Hz). 8 bpp. CMOS-selectable TFT panel types. Support for LVDS Backlight Control and FPD power control.
DisplayPort Two mini DisplayPort outputs. Up to 2560 x 1600 (60 Hz). 10 bpp.
Mass Storage Rotating Drives / Flash / Solid-State Drives - Two SATA 6 Gb/s ports (latching connectors)
- Two SATA 3 Gb/s ports (latching connectors)
Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10..
mSATA socket (SATA signaling, bootable)
eUSB site (USB signaling, bootable)
Network Interface Ethernet Two autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT ports
Standard RJ45 connectors
Special Order Ruggedized connectors
Network Boot Option Via BIOS extension built into Ethernet controller flash
Device I/O USB # Ten USB 2.0 host ports. Two USB 3.0 host ports.
COM 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 RS-232/422 selectable. 16C550 compatible.
Analog Input Sixteen channels. 12-bit single-ended. 100 Ksps. 16-bit by special order.
Analog Output Eight channels. 12-bit single-ended. 100 Ksps.
Digital I/O Thirty-two TTL I/O lines (3.3V). Independently configurable.
Audio Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA)
Counter / Timers Three general-purpose 16-bit timers
OTHER I/O Mini PCIe Socket Full-size Mini PCIe socket. Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, non-volatile flash data storage with auto-detect mSATA support, and other plug-in modules.
VersaLogic SPX Interface Supports low cost analog, digital, and CANbus SPX modules
Software BIOS American Megatrends (AMI) Aptio UEFI BIOS with OEM enhancements. Field reprogrammable. Support for USB keyboard/mouse and USB boot.
VersaAPI VersaLogic Application Programming Interface to support on-board I/O devices.
Sleep Mode ACPI 4.0a. Support for S3 and S4 suspend states
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks
Represents operation at +25C and +12V running Windows 7 with 4 GB RAM, 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.
TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
# Power pins are overload protected
IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) compatible
¶ 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. Intel and Core are trademarks of Intel Corp. EBX and PCIe/104 are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium. SUMIT is a trademark of the SFF-SIG. PCI Express is a registered trademark of the PCI-SIG. DisplayPort is a trademark of VESA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.