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Owl

VL-EPU-4012

NEW! The Owl is a newly released product. Product is currently available. See ordering information below.

A compact 95 x 95 x 29 mm embedded computer featuring error-correcting memory, and a power-saving dual- or quad-core “Apollo Lake” processor. It includes TPM 2.0 security, latching I/O connectors, high performance video, and full -40° to +85°C operating range.

  • Error-Correcting Memory

    Up to 8 GB soldered-on ECC RAM

  • TPM 2.0 Security Chip

    Hardware-based security

  • COMe Compact size (95 x 95mm), low power (8W typ.)

    Ideal for SWaP applications

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Specifications

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Mechanical Size: 95 x 95 x 29 mm (3.74 x 3.74 x 1.14")
Mechanical Weight: 200g (7.05 oz)
Processor Intel Apollo Lake (E39xx) Atom (dual & quad core)
Input Voltage 8V-30V DC
Power (typical) 8.1 - 10.1W depending on model
Bus Expansion Two Full-length Mini PCIe sockets
Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C
Shock and Vibration MIL-STD-202H
Memory (RAM) Up to 8 GB error-correcting soldered-down RAM
Display Intel HD Graphics 500 or 505 depending on model
Display Mini DisplayPort++ output (DisplayPort and HDMI signaling)
Display Single-channel LVDS interface
Storage One SATA III port
Storage microSD socket, bootable
Storage Mini PCIe socket with mSATA support
Network Two 1GbE ports (10/100/1000 autodetect)
USB One USB 3.0 / 2.0 port
USB Four USB 2.0 host ports
Serial I/O Four COM ports
Digital I/O Eight TTL I/O lines (3.3V), independently configurable
Audio No on-board audio. Use optional VL-ADR-01 audio interface
Other I/O Single I2C
Other I/O Three 8254 compatible Programmable Interval Timers (PITs)
Operating System Compatibility Most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux and VxWorks
Export Info ECCN: 5A992.c
Export Info Schedule B: 8471.60.7000

See datasheet for full specifications

Description

The Owl is a small, rugged board-level embedded computer. Approximately four inches square and one inch thick, the Owl is a member of VersaLogic's ultra-rugged x86 computer family. Equipped with a powerful dual- or quad-core Intel "Apollo Lake" processor, and soldered-on ECC RAM, the Owl is designed to withstand extreme temperature, impact, and vibration.

Up to 8 GB of soldered-on Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory is available for high-reliability applications. ECC memory is beneficial in environments where single bit memory errors may occur, such as cosmic ray interactions which increase dramatically with altitude.

A TPM 2.0 chip supports hardware-based security.

On-board I/O includes dual Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, serial ports, and analog inputs. SATA interface, eMMC Flash options, and a microSD socket provide a range of data storage options. Dual Mini PCIe sockets accommodate a wide range of plug-in accessory cards.

The on-board power conditioning supports an input of 8 to 30 volts to simplify system power supply requirements. The Owl is fully compatible with 12 or 24V vehicle applications. Over Voltage Protection and Reverse Voltage Protection are included to enhance reliability in the field.

For hostile environments, the Owl is designed and tested for full industrial temperature operation (-40º to +85ºC) and meets MIL-STD-202H specifications for shock and vibration.

VersaLogic's 10+ year product life support programs ensure long-term availability. This avoids expensive upgrades, redesigns, and migrations that come from shorter lifecycle products.

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Accessories

Audio VL-ADR-01S  USB to Audio Adapter -25° to +85°C    Icon Photo Cable Kit VL-CBR-4005  System I/O paddleboard    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0702  SATA cable, latching, 20"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-1604  Dual Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12"    Icon Photo VL-CKR-BB12  EPU-3312 Raven/EPU-4012 Owl Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-0702, 1014x2, 1604, 2004, 2032, 0809, 4005, HDW-401, and 108.    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2004  Analog I/O cable and paddleboard, 1mm 20-pin, 12"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2032  miniDisplayPort to VGA adapter, 6"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0809  Power adapter cable, 12V medium-power. ATX12 to Osprey/Raven. 12"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-1014  RS232 two channel cable 2xDsub (9-pin), latching, 12"    Icon Photo VL-HDW-108  Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon    Icon Photo VL-HDW-401  Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks.    Icon Photo Cables VL-CBR-0203  Battery module, 2-pin latching, 6"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0401  Power cable, ATX to SATA, 6.25"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0503  USB 2.0 Male A to Male Micro-B cable, 0.5 m    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0701  SATA cable, 19.75"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-1015  USB 3.0 Micro A plug to 3.0 Micro B plug, 1 m    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2014  LVDS to VGA adapter board    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2015  LVDS / flat panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2016  LVDS / flat panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2017  LVDS / flat panel cable, 24-bit 20-pin 1mm (Hirose) to 1.25mm (Hirose), 20"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0404  LED back light, 3-pin Pico-Clasp / 4-pin IDE power to 6-pin 12V, 0.5 m    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2031  miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2033  miniDisplayPort to HDMI active adapter, requires DP port, 6"    Icon Photo Hardware VL-PS-ATX12-300A  300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)    Icon Photo VL-HDW-111  Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws.    Icon Photo Solid-State Storage (Flash Memory) VL-F41-xxxx  microSD card (SDIO), SLC, industrial temperature Thermal Options VL-HDW-416  Passive Heat Sink. Mounts to heat plate on standard product 95 x 95 x 10.5 mm    Icon Photo VL-HDW-415  Cooling fan for HDW-416/ 417 passive heatsinks, 12V    Icon Photo VL-HDW-408  Heat Pipe system. Mounts to product’s heat plate. 55 x 84 x 8.2mm    Icon Photo
  • Part Number Description
  • Audio
  • VL-ADR-01S USB to Audio Adapter -25° to +85°C Icon Photo
  • Cable Kit
  • VL-CBR-4005 System I/O paddleboard Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0702 SATA cable, latching, 20" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-1604 Dual Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12" Icon Photo
  • VL-CKR-BB12 EPU-3312 Raven/EPU-4012 Owl Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-0702, 1014x2, 1604, 2004, 2032, 0809, 4005, HDW-401, and 108. Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2004 Analog I/O cable and paddleboard, 1mm 20-pin, 12" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2032 miniDisplayPort to VGA adapter, 6" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0809 Power adapter cable, 12V medium-power. ATX12 to Osprey/Raven. 12" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-1014 RS232 two channel cable 2xDsub (9-pin), latching, 12" Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-108 Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-401 Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks. Icon Photo
  • Cables
  • VL-CBR-0203 Battery module, 2-pin latching, 6" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0401 Power cable, ATX to SATA, 6.25" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0503 USB 2.0 Male A to Male Micro-B cable, 0.5 m Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0701 SATA cable, 19.75" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-1015 USB 3.0 Micro A plug to 3.0 Micro B plug, 1 m Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2014 LVDS to VGA adapter board Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2015 LVDS / flat panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2016 LVDS / flat panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2017 LVDS / flat panel cable, 24-bit 20-pin 1mm (Hirose) to 1.25mm (Hirose), 20" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0404 LED back light, 3-pin Pico-Clasp / 4-pin IDE power to 6-pin 12V, 0.5 m Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2031 miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2033 miniDisplayPort to HDMI active adapter, requires DP port, 6" Icon Photo
  • Hardware
  • VL-PS-ATX12-300A 300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector) Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-111 Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws. Icon Photo
  • Solid-State Storage (Flash Memory)
  • VL-F41-xxxx microSD card (SDIO), SLC, industrial temperature
  • Thermal Options
  • VL-HDW-416 Passive Heat Sink. Mounts to heat plate on standard product 95 x 95 x 10.5 mm Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-415 Cooling fan for HDW-416/ 417 passive heatsinks, 12V Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-408 Heat Pipe system. Mounts to product’s heat plate. 55 x 84 x 8.2mm Icon Photo

Expansion Modules

Adapters VL-MPEs-S3E  SATA Adapter, industrial temperature (SATA signaling) Analog & Digital I/O VL-MPEe-A1E  Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (12-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEe-A2E  Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (16-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) GPS VL-MPEu-G2E  GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling) VL-MPEu-G3E  Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling) Network VL-MPEe-E3E  Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEe-E4E  Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber Optic media (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEe-E5E  Two Channel Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEe-E6E  Gigabit Ethernet (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEe-E6E-P  Gigabit Ethernet with POE+ (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEe-FW1E  1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEu-C1E  Dual Channel CAN Bus Module (USB signaling) Serial I/O VL-MPEe-U2E  RS-232/422/485 x4 + GPIO x12 Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) Solid-State Storage (Flash Memory) VL-MPEs-F1Exx  mSATA Module (4/16/32 GB) (SATA), industrial temperature (SATA signaling) Video VL-MPEe-V5E  VGA and LVDS Interface, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)
  • Part Number Description Form Factor
  • Adapters
  • VL-MPEs-S3E SATA Adapter, industrial temperature (SATA signaling) MSATA
  • 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
  • GPS
  • VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling) Mini PCIe
  • VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling) Mini PCIe
  • Network
  • 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-E6E Gigabit Ethernet (PCIe signaling) Mini PCIe
  • VL-MPEe-E6E-P Gigabit Ethernet with POE+ (PCIe signaling) Mini PCIe
  • VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) Mini PCIe
  • VL-MPEu-C1E Dual Channel CAN Bus Module (USB signaling) Mini PCIe
  • Serial I/O
  • VL-MPEe-U2E RS-232/422/485 x4 + GPIO x12 Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) Mini PCIe
  • Solid-State Storage (Flash Memory)
  • VL-MPEs-F1Exx mSATA Module (4/16/32 GB) (SATA), industrial temperature (SATA signaling) MSATA
  • Video
  • VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) Mini PCIe

Models

Model:    VL-EPU-4012-EAP-02X-08 Processor:    Atom E3930 Cores:    2 Speed:    1.3 GHz RAM:    2 GB ECC eMMC Flash:    8 GB Cooling:    Heat Plate OEM Pricing:    Request OEM  pricing Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample
Model:    VL-EPU-4012-EDP-08X-32 Processor:    Atom E3950 Cores:    4 Speed:    1.6 GHz RAM:    8 GB ECC eMMC Flash:    32 GB Cooling:    Heat Plate OEM Pricing:    Request OEM  pricing Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample

Models

  • Model Processor Cores Speed RAM eMMC Flash Cooling OEM Pricing Buy Sample
  • VL-EPU-4012-EAP-02X-08 Atom E3930 2 1.3 GHz 2 GB ECC 8 GB Heat Plate Request OEM  pricing Buy sample from Digi-Key
  • VL-EPU-4012-EDP-08X-32 Atom E3950 4 1.6 GHz 8 GB ECC 32 GB Heat Plate Request OEM  pricing Buy sample from Digi-Key