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Swordtail

VL-EPC-2702

A complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® enabled, Arm®-based embedded computer. It is designed for applications that demand rugged, power-efficient solutions including: transportation, medical, kiosk, and industrial. A socket supports cellular and mesh wireless plug-ins to provide wireless connectivity.

  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and socket for Cellular

    Designed for local and global wireless networking

  • i.MX 6 Processors

    Low power DualLite and Quad Core versions

  • Production ready

    A fully operational computer. No additional boards needed

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Specifications

See datasheet for more details

Mechanical Size: 95 x 95 x 21.4 mm  (3.7 x 3.7 x .85”)
Mechanical Weight: 68g (2.4 oz)
Processor NXP i.MX6 Quad or i.MX6 DualLite
Input Voltage 8V–17VDC (12V nominal)
Power (typical) 1.72 - 2.21W depending on model
Bus Expansion -
Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C
Shock and Vibration MIL-STD-202H
Memory (RAM) Up to 4 GB DDR3L soldered-on memory
Display HDMI V1.4 port (with sound)
Storage microSD socket, bootable
Storage Optional bootable eMMC MLC Flash drive (chip). Up to 32 GB
Network One 1GbE port (10/100/1000 autodetect)
USB Two USB 2.0 host ports
Serial I/O One RS232 debug port
Digital I/O Nine CMOS level I/O lines (3.3V)
Audio No on-board audio. Use optional VL-ADR-01 audio interface
Other I/O PWM
Other I/O One I2C interface
Other I/O One channel CAN Bus
Other I/O Wi-Fi
Other I/O Bluetooth
Other I/O Cellular socket
Operating System Compatibility Most Arm operating systems including Linux and Android
Export Info ECCN:5A992.c
Export Info Schedule B: 8471.60.7000

See datasheet for full specifications

Description

The Swordtail is a complete single board computer. It features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and cellular options for applications that operate without a wired data connection. These Arm®-based computers are available with power-efficient, dual-core or quad-core i.MX6 CPUs. The Swordtail is ideal for applications that demand rugged low-power solutions such as industrial machine automation, transportation, medical, kiosks, and industrial IoT.

Unlike Arm-based modules, Swordtail is a complete board-level computer. Additional carrier boards, connector boards, or I/O expansion boards are not required for operation. Swordtail boards are delivered with on-board soldered-down RAM, ready to plug-in and run. To simplify mounting and future upgrades, the Swordtail leverages the COM-Express standard for its footprint and mounting points.

Like all VersaLogic products, the Swordtail SBC is engineered and tested to be rugged. It is fully validated for operation in unforgiving environments with extreme temperatures, mechanical shock, and vibration.

In addition to the wireless connections, the Swordtail provides connectivity via Gigabit Ethernet, USB, GPIO, and CAN bus interfaces. HDMI video, audio support, and LVDS panel / touchscreen support are also included. Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios are included on board. A NimbleLink Skywire™ socket supports a wide range of optional cellular and other wireless plug-ins.

VersaLogic's 10+ year availability ensures long-term deployment in the field, free from expensive upgrades and migrations that come from short, disposable lifecycle products.

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. VersaLogic delivers extremely reliable standard and customized embedded computers backed with unsurpassed service and the highest availability in the market.

Resources

Product Reference

OS Compatibility 06/09/21 PDF 379 KB DOWNLOAD

Software Support Packages

Additional Reference Materials

Accessories

Cable Kit VL-CKR-SWORDTAIL  Swordtail development / evaluation kit. Includes VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX3, CBR-3004, CBR-0504, PS-WALL12-24, CBR-ANT04, CBR-0205. VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX3  Linux Operating System, 8 GB MLC microSD card with bootable Linux, standard temperature. VL-CBR-3004  0.5m 30-pin 2mm IDC to Ribbon Cable    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0504  RS-232 cable, 2mm 5-pin to DB-9M, 0.3m    Icon Photo VL-PS-WALL12-24  Power supply 90 ~ 264 VAC to 12VDC @ 2A, 2.1mm ID plug, international adapters    Icon Photo VL-CBR-ANT04  2.4 GHz Dipole Antenna    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0205  Antenna Interface Cable (U.FL to RP-SMA) 105 mm    Icon Photo Cables VL-CBR-0405  CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin to 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp, 1m    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0406  CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp to DB9 connector, 0.5m    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-0404  LED back light, 3-pin Pico-Clasp / 4-pin IDE power to 6-pin 12V, 0.5 m    Icon Photo VL-CBR-0811  20” 8-pin Pico-Clasp to Pico-Clasp cable    Icon Photo Memory VL-F41-xxxx  microSD card (SDIO), SLC, industrial temperature
  • Part Number Description
  • Cable Kit
  • VL-CKR-SWORDTAIL Swordtail development / evaluation kit. Includes VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX3, CBR-3004, CBR-0504, PS-WALL12-24, CBR-ANT04, CBR-0205.
  • VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX3 Linux Operating System, 8 GB MLC microSD card with bootable Linux, standard temperature.
  • VL-CBR-3004 0.5m 30-pin 2mm IDC to Ribbon Cable Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0504 RS-232 cable, 2mm 5-pin to DB-9M, 0.3m Icon Photo
  • VL-PS-WALL12-24 Power supply 90 ~ 264 VAC to 12VDC @ 2A, 2.1mm ID plug, international adapters Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-ANT04 2.4 GHz Dipole Antenna Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0205 Antenna Interface Cable (U.FL to RP-SMA) 105 mm Icon Photo
  • Cables
  • VL-CBR-0405 CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin to 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp, 1m Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0406 CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp to DB9 connector, 0.5m 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-0404 LED back light, 3-pin Pico-Clasp / 4-pin IDE power to 6-pin 12V, 0.5 m Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-0811 20” 8-pin Pico-Clasp to Pico-Clasp cable Icon Photo
  • Memory
  • VL-F41-xxxx microSD card (SDIO), SLC, industrial temperature

Models

Model:    VL-EPC-2702-EBK-01 CPU Model:    i.MX6 DualLite Cores:    Dual Nominal CPU Speed:    800 MHz RAM Memory:    1 GB eMMC Flash:    - Operating Temperature:    -40° to +85°C Pricing/Sample:    Pricing/Sample
Model:    VL-EPC-2702-EDK-02 CPU Model:    i.MX6 Quad Cores:    Quad Nominal CPU Speed:    800 MHz RAM Memory:    2 GB eMMC Flash:    - Operating Temperature:    -40° to +85°C Pricing/Sample:    Pricing/Sample
Model:    VL-EPC-2702-EDK-02-8 CPU Model:    i.MX6 Quad Cores:    Quad Nominal CPU Speed:    800 MHz RAM Memory:    2 GB eMMC Flash:    8 GB Operating Temperature:    -40° to +85°C Pricing/Sample:    Pricing/Sample

Models

  • Model CPU Model Cores Nominal CPU Speed RAM Memory eMMC Flash Operating Temperature Pricing/Sample
  • VL-EPC-2702-EBK-01 i.MX6 DualLite Dual 800 MHz 1 GB - -40° to +85°C Pricing/Sample
  • VL-EPC-2702-EDK-02 i.MX6 Quad Quad 800 MHz 2 GB - -40° to +85°C Pricing/Sample
  • VL-EPC-2702-EDK-02-8 i.MX6 Quad Quad 800 MHz 2 GB 8 GB -40° to +85°C Pricing/Sample