Tualatin, OR — May 13, 2014 — VersaLogic Corp., the embedded industry's most trusted computer company, has announced Bengal — a rugged new PCIe/104 Single Board Computer (SBC). Based on Intel's highly anticipated “Bay Trail” System-on-Chip (SoC), Bengal combines high performance, low power consumption, enhanced security, and small size, for an unbeatable combination in most applications. It includes an extensive set of features including PCIe/104 expansion and on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip. The Bengal's powerful feature set, combined with a low-power draw and compact PC/104 footprint, will enable the next generation of intelligent medical, military, and industrial systems to be smaller, lighter and more energy efficient.
Bengal is available in single, dual, and quad core models. The quad core model delivers an impressive 250% increase in performance compared to the previous generation Intel Dual Core D525 Atom processor. Even with this performance gain, it provides a 15% reduction in power consumption compared to the D525!
“Designing this exciting next-generation CPU into the popular PC/104 format provides additional options for customers using this versatile form factor.” said Gary Schultz, Director of Marketing for VersaLogic. “OEMs using the Bengal will be saying yes to their customers' requirements for secure, smaller, and lower power systems.”
The Bengal provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 application development tools for reduced cost and development time. It is ideal for in-vehicle communications, portable medical devices, industrial control and automation, mobile autonomous systems, and a wide range of other applications.
The Bengal's on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip can lock out unauthorized hardware and software access. It provides a secure processing environment for applications in Defense, Medical, and Industrial Control that require enhanced hardware-level security functions. Additional security is provided through built-in AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) instructions.
Intel's advanced Gen 7 HD graphics engine provides outstanding graphics performance and is capable of supporting up to two 1080p video streams simultaneously. On-board hardware acceleration is available for encode/decode of 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 up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz. Bengal's analog and dual mini DisplayPort video outputs support two independent simultaneous displays including Extended Desktop and Clone modes.
Bengal's I/O connectivity includes dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with network boot capability, one USB 3.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports (RS-232/422/485), sixteen digital I/O lines, I2C, PWM, and Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA). A SATA 3 Gb/s interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. A Mini PCIe socket with mSATA capability provides flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options.
Bengal's Mini PCIe socket allows easy on-board expansion with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, and other mini cards such as MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, and Analog.
For stacking expansion using industry-standard add-on boards, the Bengal supports PCIe/104 OneBank™ expansion. The on-board expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of expansion modules from numerous vendors, all with bolt-down ruggedness. The PCIe/104 OneBank interface includes both a legacy PCI connector, and a single bank high-speed PCIe connector to support high-bandwidth devices.
An SPX™ expansion interface offers additional plug-in expansion for low-cost analog, digital, and CANbus I/O.
The Bengal is designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Latching connectors and fanless operation provide additional benefits in harsh environments.
The Bengal is covered by VersaLogic's 5-year product warranty and 5+ year availability guarantee. VersaLogic's Life Extension program typically keeps each technology generation available for 10+ years. Customization services to help customers create unique solutions are available for the Bengal, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, and more.
The Bengal single board computer (EPMe-30) will be available Q4 2014 from both VersaLogic and Digi-Key Corporation. Pricing starts at $769 in OEM quantities. Contact Sales@VersaLogic.com or visit www.VersaLogic.com. for more information.
VersaLogic Corp. built its reputation on very high reliability products and superior service. A 35-year history of consistency has earned VersaLogic the reputation of being the industry's most trusted embedded computer company. VersaLogic delivers state-of-the-art embedded computers, coupled with expert technical support, for critical markets such as the medical and defense industries. For more information, visit www.VersaLogic.com.