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VersaLogic Announces Extremely Rugged CPU Module

Optional IPC Class 3 Assembly Meets Stringent Industry Requirements for Highest Reliability in Harsh Environments

VL-COMm-26 - COM Express mini CPU moduleTualatin, OR — April 3, 2013 — VersaLogic Corp., the industry's most trusted embedded computer company, today announced the VL-COMm-26 – an extremely small, extraordinarily rugged Computer on Module (COM) board. The product is based on the industry-standard COM Express mini form factor (55 mm x 84 mm). About the size of a credit card, the VL-COMm-26 is a highly-integrated embedded computer that combines the Intel® Atom™ E6x0T low power processor with an optional TPM security chip and a Type 10 COM interface. It is designed for high reliability in demanding environments that include extreme temperature, impact, and vibration.

"This new VersaLogic COM module is a timely response to the evolving quality and regulatory requirements in the embedded industry. The VL-COMm-26 is the industry's only COM board available with IPC Class 3 assembly, making it the design solution of choice for mission-critical military, aerospace, and medical applications," said Gary Schultz, Director of Marketing for VersaLogic. "The modularity of the COM Express architecture is especially attractive to OEMs due to its price/performance, flexibility, and investment protection. Separating the processor from the carrier board enables OEMs to scale system performance through plug-in CPU modules while protecting their investment in an application-specific carrier board. As a result, product lifetime is increased while overall cost of ownership is lowered."

Rugged Design, Reduced Power Consumption

The VL-COMm-26 addresses the industry's demand for rugged, smaller, lighter, and lower power embedded systems. The VL-COMm-26 is available manufactured to IPC-A-610 Class 2 standards. As a first in the industry, Class 3 assembly is also available where extreme reliability is required.

Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) operation, the rugged VL-COMm-26 meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Soldered-on RAM (up to 2 GB) and fanless thermal solutions provide additional protection within harsh environments. When required, thermal monitoring technologies reduce power consumption to remain within specified operating limits, protecting the processor and increasing field reliability. The wide input voltage range (8 to 17 volts) of the VL-COMm-26 simplifies system power supply requirements and is fully compatible with nominal 12V automotive power systems.

Broad Compatibility with Intel Tools and Technologies

The VL-COMm-26 features an Intel Atom E6x0T processor that strikes a balance between performance and power consumption. The Atom E6x0T provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 application development tools for reduced cost and accelerated development time. Advanced Intel technologies, including Intel Hyper-Threading, Intel Virtualization, and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®, maximize processor performance. Integrated high-performance graphics provide hardware-accelerated MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. A standard LVDS video output supports flat panel displays and an SDVO output supports a variety of video signaling interfaces, including VGA and DVI.

For enhanced security, the VL-COMm-26 supports Execute Disable Bit functionality to reduce exposure to viruses and malicious code attacks. An optional on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip is available for applications that require enhanced hardware-level security functions.

Interfaces for Added Capability and Flexibility

The standard Type 10 pin-out provides industry-standard system interfaces, including Gigabit Ethernet, seven USB ports, three x1 PCIe lanes, two serial interfaces, Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA), LPC, and SMBus to the carrier board. An auxiliary board-to-board connector provides two additional serial interfaces and a CAN interface. Dual SATA 3 Gb/s interfaces support high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. A microSD socket and SDIO interface provide flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options.

The VL-COMm-26 is RoHS compliant and includes VersaLogic's renowned 5+ year product life guarantee for long-lifecycle applications. Customization options include TPM chip, conformal coating, IPC Class 3 assembly, BIOS modifications, application-specific testing, BOM revision locks, and special labeling.

Pricing and Availability

The VL-COMm-26 will be available from stock in February of 2013. Pricing starts at $526 for 1 GB RAM models in OEM quantities. Contact Sales@VersaLogic.com or visit www.VersaLogic.com/COMm-26 for more information.

About VersaLogic Corporation

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.