Rugged computer board for avionics and military uses introduced by VersaLogic

TUALATIN, Ore -- VersaLogic Corp. in Tualatin, Ore., is introducing the Raven compact and rugged embedded computer board built around the Intel Bay Trail processor for military, avionics, and medical applications.

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

TUALATIN, Ore. -- VersaLogic Corp. in Tualatin, Ore., is introducing the Raven compact and rugged embedded computing board built around the Intel Bay Trail processor for military, avionics, and medical applications.

The embedded processing unit (EPU) combines processor, memory, video, and system I/O into a compact embedded computer that is about four inches square and one inch thick and can withstand extreme temperature, influence, and vibration.

Raven is available in single-, dual-, and quad-core versions. It consumes six to eight Watts of power typically, and is compatible with a broad range of standard x86 application development tools.

The board includes an on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip that can lock out unauthorized hardware and software access. . Additional security is provided through built-in Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) processor instructions.

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Raven supports a Mini DisplayPort++ output as well as one-channel LVDS display output. Intel’s advanced Gen 7 HD graphics engine can support two simultaneous 1080-pixel video streams.

On-board hardware acceleration is available for encode and decode H.264, MVC, VP8, VC1/WMV9, and other standards. The graphics engine also supports DirectX 11, Open GL 4.0, full HD video playback, dual display support, and resolution to 2560-by-1600 pixels at 60 Hz.

Raven’s I/O connectivity includes dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with network boot capability. One USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 host ports, four serial ports, and three 16-bit timer/counters. A SATA 3 gigabit-per-second interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives.

Two Mini PCI Express sockets (one with mSATA capability), a microSD socket, and on-board eMMC (on select models) provide solid-state drive (SSD) options. Eight channels of programmable 12-bit Analog Inputs, eight Digital I/O lines, I2C and SPI interfaces round out the on-board device I/O.

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Systems can be enhanced by capitalizing on the Mini PCI Express sockets with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Firewire, and other mini PCI Express cards/modules.

Designed and tested to operate in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, the Raven also meets MIL-STD-202G specs. It has on-board power filtering for glitches caused by dirty or unstable power sources.

The wide input voltage range of 8 to 30 volts DC simplifies system power supply requirements. Reverse voltage protection, and over voltage protection enhances field durability and reliability. The Raven is compatible with 12- or 24-volt vehicle applications.

For more information contact VersaLogic online at www.versalogic.com.

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