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Newt

VL-EPIC-17

An economical single board computer featuring extensive I/O capabilities, low power and fanless operation over the full industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) range. Newt takes advantage of DMP's Vortex86DX System on Chip (SoC) for 800 MHz performance with only 3.6W typical power draw.

  • EPIC™ Form Factor

    Industry-standard format with PC/104-Plus™ expansion

  • DMP Vortex86DX Processor

    800 MHz performance. Low power consumption (3.6W)

  • Designed for headless applications

    No video output

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Specifications

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Mechanical Size: EPIC standard. 115 x 165 mm (4.5 x 6.5”)
Mechanical Weight: 157g (5.6 oz)
Processor DMP Vortex86DX SoC
Input Voltage +5VDC
Power (typical) 3.3 - 3.8W depending on model
Bus Expansion PC/104-Plus
Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C
Shock and Vibration MIL-STD-202G
Memory (RAM) Up to 1 GB soldered-on RAM.
Display No video output
Storage ATA/66 IDE
Storage CompactFlash Type II
Ethernet Two 10/100 autodetect ports
USB Four USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Serial I/O Four COM ports
Digital I/O Up to thirty-two TTL I/O lines (3.3V). Independently configurable
Audio -
Other I/O Analog Input/Output
Operating System Compatibility Most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.
Export Info ECCN: 5A992.c
Export Info Schedule B: 8471.60.7000

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Description

The Newt is an economical single board computer (SBC) featuring extensive I/O capabilities, very low power consumption, and fanless operation over the full industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) range. The Newt takes advantage of DMP's Vortex86DX System on Chip (SoC) for 800 MHz performance with only 3.6W typical power draw. Based on the industry-standard EPIC form factor (4.5 x 6.5 inches), this SBC is an excellent solution for industrial and medical applications with substantial I/O requirements.

The Newt is designed for headless applications (no video output), or it may be used with add-on video expansion modules.

Like all VersaLogic products, the Newt is designed to support OEM applications where high reliability and long-term availability are required. From application design-in support, to 10+ year availability, the Newt provides a durable embedded computer solution with an excellent cost of ownership. The Newt is fully RoHS compliant.

Details
Driven by a DMP Vortex86DX System on Chip (SoC), the Newt provides 800 MHz performance. The 32-bit CPU integrates memory and I/O controller hub functions to provide an x86-compatible single-chip solution with very low power consumption.

Basic on-board features include single or dual Fast Ethernet with network boot capability, up to 1 GB soldered-on DDR2 RAM, up to four USB ports, four serial ports, IDE controller with support for two devices, CompactFlash socket or eUSB interface (optional) for removable flash storage, and three general purpose timers. On-board data acquisition features include up to sixteen analog inputs, up to eight analog outputs, and thirty-two digital I/O lines. An industry-standard PC/104-Plus expansion site provides plug-in access to a wide variety of industry-standard expansion modules from numerous vendors. The SPX expansion interface provides low-cost plug-in expansion for additional analog, digital, and CANbus I/O.

Designed for full industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) operation, the rugged Newt board meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for mechanical shock and vibration. Latching Ethernet connectors (optional) provide additional ruggedization for use in extremely harsh environments. Transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices on critical I/O ports provide enhanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for the system.

The Newt features an American Megatrends (AMI) BIOS with OEM enhancements. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults, remote/network booting, and other application functions. Newt is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

Product customization is available, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include soldered-on RAM capacity (128 MB to 1 GB), CompactFlash and/or eUSB flash memory interface, standard RJ45 or latching Ethernet connectors, variable I/O capabilities (USB, A/D, D/A, DIO, Ethernet, etc.), bolt-on heat plate, conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, etc.

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. Anywhere that the need for superb quality and high-performance embedded computing exists, applications include: automation, avionics, gateway, in-vehicle, monitoring, simulation, and vision.

VersaLogic delivers extremely reliable standard and customized embedded computers backed with unsurpassed service and the highest availability in the market. VersaLogic exists to exceed customers' product, service, support and delivery needs - whenever and wherever the need arises.

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Accessories

Cable Kit VL-CKR-NEWT  EPIC-17 Newt Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-5009, 2022, 4004, 4405, 4406, and HDW-105 (x2).    Icon Photo VL-CBR-4004  Paddleboard and cable for analog and digital I/O, 12" 40-pin 2mm cable    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2022  ATX to 10-pin power adapter cable (20-pin ATX side), 6.5"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-4405  IDE cable adapter board, 44-pin to 40-pin    Icon Photo VL-CBR-4406  IDE drive cable, 44-pin, 18"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-5009  I/O cable set and paddleboard    Icon Photo VL-HDW-105  Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread    Icon Photo Cables VL-CBR-0804  Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12" , (-20° to +75°C)    Icon Photo VL-CBR-1201  VGA interface cable, 12-pin 2 mm (latching) / 15-pin VGA    Icon Photo VL-CBR-1401  SPX module cable assembly, supports 2 modules, 14-pin, 6"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-1402  SPX module cable assembly, supports 4 modules, 14-pin, 12"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2010  LVDS / flat panel interface cable,18-bit (Hirose), 20"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2011  LVDS / flat panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20"    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2034  6” 20-pin (F) ATX to 24-pin (M) ATX adapter cable. (use with PS-ATX12-300A) Development VL-ENCL-5C  Development enclosure    Icon Photo VL-PS200-ATX  200W ATX-style development power supply (20+4+4-pin ATX connector)    Icon Photo VL-PS-ATX12-300A  300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)    Icon Photo Drives VL-F15-8EBN  SSD 8 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature VL-F15-4EBN  SSD 4 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature VL-F15-2EBN  SSD 2 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature VL-CDD-IDE1  CD RW / DVD ROM, internal, IDE    Icon Photo Hardware VL-CF-CLIP1  CompactFlash retention clips x10    Icon Photo VL-HDW-106  Standoff package, 0.6", English thread    Icon Photo VL-HDW-109  eUSB standoff package, 20x Screws, 10x Standoffs, 6mm    Icon Photo Miscellaneous VL-HDW-203  PC/104 extractor tool (metal)    Icon Photo Solid State Drives VL-CFM-4GB  SSD 4 GB CompactFlash VL-CFM-2GB  SSD 2 GB CompactFlash VL-CFM-1GB  SSD 1 GB CompactFlash VL-CFM-1GBET  SSD 1 GB CompactFlash, industrial temperature VL-CFM-512  SSD 512 MB CompactFlash Type1 VL-CFM-512ET  SSD 512 MB CompactFlash Type1, industrial temperature
  • Part Number Description
  • Cable Kit
  • VL-CKR-NEWT EPIC-17 Newt Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-5009, 2022, 4004, 4405, 4406, and HDW-105 (x2). Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-4004 Paddleboard and cable for analog and digital I/O, 12" 40-pin 2mm cable Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2022 ATX to 10-pin power adapter cable (20-pin ATX side), 6.5" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-4405 IDE cable adapter board, 44-pin to 40-pin Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-4406 IDE drive cable, 44-pin, 18" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-5009 I/O cable set and paddleboard Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-105 Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread Icon Photo
  • Cables
  • VL-CBR-0804 Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12" , (-20° to +75°C) Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-1201 VGA interface cable, 12-pin 2 mm (latching) / 15-pin VGA Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-1401 SPX module cable assembly, supports 2 modules, 14-pin, 6" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-1402 SPX module cable assembly, supports 4 modules, 14-pin, 12" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2010 LVDS / flat panel interface cable,18-bit (Hirose), 20" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2011 LVDS / flat panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20" Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2034 6” 20-pin (F) ATX to 24-pin (M) ATX adapter cable. (use with PS-ATX12-300A)
  • Development
  • VL-ENCL-5C Development enclosure Icon Photo
  • VL-PS200-ATX 200W ATX-style development power supply (20+4+4-pin ATX connector) Icon Photo
  • VL-PS-ATX12-300A 300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector) Icon Photo
  • Drives
  • VL-F15-8EBN SSD 8 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature
  • VL-F15-4EBN SSD 4 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature
  • VL-F15-2EBN SSD 2 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature
  • VL-CDD-IDE1 CD RW / DVD ROM, internal, IDE Icon Photo
  • Hardware
  • VL-CF-CLIP1 CompactFlash retention clips x10 Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-106 Standoff package, 0.6", English thread Icon Photo
  • VL-HDW-109 eUSB standoff package, 20x Screws, 10x Standoffs, 6mm Icon Photo
  • Miscellaneous
  • VL-HDW-203 PC/104 extractor tool (metal) Icon Photo
  • Solid State Drives
  • VL-CFM-4GB SSD 4 GB CompactFlash
  • VL-CFM-2GB SSD 2 GB CompactFlash
  • VL-CFM-1GB SSD 1 GB CompactFlash
  • VL-CFM-1GBET SSD 1 GB CompactFlash, industrial temperature
  • VL-CFM-512 SSD 512 MB CompactFlash Type1
  • VL-CFM-512ET SSD 512 MB CompactFlash Type1, industrial temperature

Expansion Modules

Adapters VL-EPM-P2E  PC/104-Plus Mini PCIe socket x2 adapter, industrial temperature Analog & Digital I/O VL-SPX-1  Analog Input Module, x8 Channels, industrial temperature VL-SPX-2  Digital I/O Module, x16 lines, industrial temperature VL-SPX-4  Analog Output Module, x4 single channels 12-bit, industrial temperature VL-SPX-5  Solid State Switch Module, x8 channels, industrial temperature VCM-DAS-2  Analog Input, x16 (16-bit resolution) 200kHz + Digital I/O x16 VCM-DAS-3a  Analog Output x16 (12-bit resolution) + Digital I/O x24, industrial temperature In-Stack Power Supply VL-EPM-PS1a  Power supply in-stack, industrial temperature Network VL-SPX-3  CANbus Module, single-channel V2.0B, industrial temperature Video VL-EPM-V7E  Video expansion module: VGA and LVDS, industrial temperature
  • Part Number Description Form Factor
  • Adapters
  • VL-EPM-P2E PC/104-Plus Mini PCIe socket x2 adapter, industrial temperature PC/104-Plus
  • Analog & Digital I/O
  • VL-SPX-1 Analog Input Module, x8 Channels, industrial temperature SPX
  • VL-SPX-2 Digital I/O Module, x16 lines, industrial temperature SPX
  • VL-SPX-4 Analog Output Module, x4 single channels 12-bit, industrial temperature SPX
  • VL-SPX-5 Solid State Switch Module, x8 channels, industrial temperature SPX
  • VCM-DAS-2 Analog Input, x16 (16-bit resolution) 200kHz + Digital I/O x16 PC/104
  • VCM-DAS-3a Analog Output x16 (12-bit resolution) + Digital I/O x24, industrial temperature PC/104
  • In-Stack Power Supply
  • VL-EPM-PS1a Power supply in-stack, industrial temperature PC/104-Plus
  • Network
  • VL-SPX-3 CANbus Module, single-channel V2.0B, industrial temperature SPX
  • Video
  • VL-EPM-V7E Video expansion module: VGA and LVDS, industrial temperature PC/104-Plus

Models

Model:    VL-EPIC-17EA Processor:    Vortex86DX RAM:    256 MB A/D:    8 D/A:    4 DIO:    32 USB Host:    3 eUSB:    Yes Ethernet Ports:    1 Ethernet Connector:    RJ45 OEM Pricing:    Request OEM pricing Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample
Model:    VL-EPIC-17EB Processor:    Vortex86DX RAM:    512 MB A/D:    16 D/A:    8 DIO:    32 USB Host:    4 eUSB:    No Ethernet Ports:    2 Ethernet Connector:    RJ45 OEM Pricing:    Request OEM pricing Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample
Model:    Custom Versions* Processor:    Vortex86DX RAM:    Up to 1 GB A/D:    0/8/16 D/A:    0/4/8 DIO:    0/16/32 USB Host:    0-4 eUSB:    Y/N Ethernet Ports:    0-2 Ethernet Connector:    RJ45/Ruggedized OEM Pricing:    -
* Special Order Product. Contact VersaLogic Sales for minimum order quantities and lead time.

Models

  • Model Processor RAM A/D D/A DIO USB Host eUSB Ethernet Ports Ethernet Connector OEM Pricing Buy Sample
  • VL-EPIC-17EA Vortex86DX 256 MB 8 4 32 3 Yes 1 RJ45 Request OEM pricing Buy sample from Digi-Key
  • VL-EPIC-17EB Vortex86DX 512 MB 16 8 32 4 No 2 RJ45 Request OEM pricing Buy sample from Digi-Key
  • Custom Versions* Vortex86DX Up to 1 GB 0/8/16 0/4/8 0/16/32 0-4 Y/N 0-2 RJ45/Ruggedized - -
  • * Special Order Product. Contact VersaLogic Sales for minimum order quantities and lead time.