Owl (EPU-4012) Embedded Processing Unit | VersaLogicOwl (EPU-4012) Embedded Processing Unit | VersaLogic




Preliminary. The Owl is in pre-release status. Evaluation units may be available. Product features and specifications are subject to change. Please contact VersaLogic Sales for availability details.

A compact 95 x 95 x 27mm embedded computer featuring a power-saving dual or quad core “Apollo Lake” processor and soldered-on ECC RAM. It includes TPM 2.0 security, latching I/O connectors, high performance video, and full -40° to +85°C operating range.

  • Error-Correcting System RAM

    Up to 8 GB soldered-on ECC RAM

  • TPM 2.0 Security Chip

    Hardware-based security

  • COMe Compact size (95 x 95mm), low power (6 W typ.)

    Ideal for SWaP applications

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Mechanical Size: 95 x 95 x 27 mm (3.74 x 3.74 x 1.08")
Mechanical Weight: 200g (7.05 oz)
Processor Intel Apollo Lake (E39xx) Atom (dual & quad core)
Input Voltage 8V-30V DC
Power (typical) 6.0-9.4 depending 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 soldered-down DDR3L RAM
Display Intel HD Graphics 505
Display Mini DisplayPort++ output (DisplayPort and HDMI signaling)
Display Single-channel LVDS interface
Storage One SATA 3 Gb/s 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

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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 family of ultra-rugged embedded x86 computers. 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 voltage 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 (-40° to +85°C) 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.

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.


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
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


  • Model Processor Cores Speed RAM eMMC Flash Cooling Buy Online
  • VL-EPU-4012-EAP-02X-08 Atom E3930 2 1.3 GHz 2 GB ECC 8 GB Heat plate -
  • VL-EPU-4012-EDP-08X-32 Atom E3950 4 1.6 GHz 8 GB ECC 32 GB Heat plate -