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A high performance embedded computer with Xeon-E and 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, 3-Bank Type 1 expansion port, and error-correcting memory. Includes fast on-board NVMe SSD storage, TPM 2.0 security, and up to 32 GB ECC RAM.
High performance 9th Generation Coffee Lake Processor Options
Hex-core Xeon-E or quad-core i3 versions
PCIe x16 Gen 3 expansion
High Speed On-board Storage
128 GB NVMe fast read/write SSD storage
See datasheet for more details
|Mechanical||Size: PC104. 90 x 96 x 42.9 mm (3.54 x 3.78 x 1.69")|
|Mechanical||Weight: 476 g (16.8 oz) including heat plate|
|Processor||Intel Xeon E or i3|
|Input Voltage||10V–15VDC (nominal 12 V DC)|
|Power (typical)||26 W (Xeon-E with 16 GB ECC RAM)|
|Bus Expansion||3-Bank Type 1 (Stack-Down)|
|Operating Temperature||-40° to +85°C|
|Shock and Vibration||MIL-STD-202H|
|Memory (RAM)||16 or 32 GB DDR4 ECC or non-ECC depending on model|
|Display||Intel UHD Graphics (P630 on Xeon models, 630 on i3)|
|Display||Dual Mini DP++ outputs|
|Storage||SATA 6 Gb/s port. Dual available.|
|Storage||128 GB soldered-down NVMe. Larger sizes supported.|
|Network||Two 1GbE ports (10/100/1000 auto-detect)|
|USB||Two USB 3.1 / 2.0 ports|
|USB||Four USB 2.0 host ports|
|Serial I/O||Two COM ports|
|Digital I/O||Eight TTL I/O Lines 3.3V|
|Other I/O||I2C interface|
|Operating System Compatibility||Compatible with most x86 operating systems including Windows and Linux. Xeon model supports Windows Server.|
See datasheet for full specifications
The Sabertooth is a rugged PC104 embedded computer featuring a high bandwidth “3-Bank” expansion interface. The expansion connector supports high speed peripherals, compute-offload, or GPU devices that require up to 16 high speed PCIe lanes.
The Sabertooth is a highly effective edge computer which, with its high bandwidth bus, can be further expanded with I/O such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet FPGAs, and GPU boards. The Sabertooth’s high bandwidth expansion port includes a PCIe Gen 3 x16 bus with bifurcation, four PCIe x1, two USB 2.0, and SMB interfaces.
Sabertooth is based on Intel’s 9th Generation CPU family. Models are available with quad-core i3 or hex-core Xeon-E processors. Featuring Hyper-Threading on Xeon-E equipped models, the Sabertooth is a powerful computing platform. In addition to its powerful processor it includes high speed SSD storage (NVMe), and up to 32 GB of RAM (error-correcting RAM in the Xeon-E model). This makes it ideal for embedded computing needs in defense, aerospace, medical, smart security, and energy applications.
The Sabertooth is designed and tested for full industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202H specifications for shock and vibration. It uses latching connectors to address cable detachment issues in hostile environments.
VersaLogic’s 10+ year product life support ensures long-term availability. Long lifecycle products avoid expensive upgrades, redesigns, and migrations that come from shorter lifecycle products.
- Sabertooth VL-EPMe-51 Datasheet 01/05/22 PDF 965 KB DOWNLOAD
- Sabertooth VL-EPMe-51 Hardware Reference Manual 10/29/21 PDF 2.79 MB DOWNLOAD
- Sabertooth VL-EPMe-51 BIOS Reference Manual 12/07/22 PDF 1.0 MB DOWNLOAD
- Product Family: PC/104 PC/104 INFO
- Product Lifecycle Chart 07/20/21 PDF 212 KB DOWNLOAD
- OS Compatibility 09/17/21 PDF 226 KB DOWNLOAD
Software Support Packages
- Linux Ubuntu and CentOS VersaAPI 1.8.2 64-bit 01/11/23 TGZ 1.5 MB DOWNLOAD
- Linux Ubuntu and CentOS VersaAPI 1.7.2 64-bit 08/13/21 TGZ 1.49 MB DOWNLOAD
- BIOS Release 1.01 03/01/23 ZIP 54 KB DOWNLOAD
Additional Reference Materials
- White Paper: "Designing for Harsh Environments Using COTS Products" 09/24/08 PDF 749 KB DOWNLOAD
- White Paper: "The Myth: Extended Temperature Embedded Computers" 08/18/14 PDF 1.84 MB DOWNLOAD
- White Paper: "Ultra Reliable Embedded Computing" 02/20/14 PDF 1.01 MB DOWNLOAD
- White Paper: "The Invisible Foe - Understanding and Controlling ESD Damage" 07/09/13 PDF 453 KB DOWNLOAD
- Part Number Description
- Cable Kit
- VL-CKR-SABERTOOTH Sabertooth Eval. cable kit. Includes VL-CBR-4005, 0812, 1604, 0815, 0702, 2031, 1014, HDW-105 and 401.
- VL-CBR-4005 System I/O paddleboard
- VL-CBR-0812 Power cable, high-power. 8 Pin Molex Nano-fit to wires. 12"
- VL-CBR-1604 Dual Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12"
- VL-CBR-0815 12" 8-pin Molex Ultra-Fit to Fork Terminals, 3-Bank Power Cable
- VL-CBR-0702 SATA cable, latching, 20"
- VL-CBR-0816 12” ATX 8-pin to 8-pin Molex Nano-Fit
- VL-CBR-2033 miniDisplayPort to HDMI active adapter, requires DP port, 6"
- VL-CBR-0817 12” ATX 24-pin to 8-pin Molex Micro-Fit+
- VL-CBR-1014 RS232 two channel cable 2xDsub (9-pin), latching, 12"
- VL-HDW-105 Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread
- VL-HDW-401 Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks.
- VL-CBR-0203 Battery module, 2-pin latching, 6"
- VL-CBR-2031 miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36"
- VL-CBR-2032 miniDisplayPort to VGA adapter, 6"
- VL-HDW-114 PC104 (PCIe) Spacer
- VL-HDW-115 PC104 (blank) Spacer
- VL-PS-ATX12-300A 300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)
- Thermal Options
- VL-HDW-424 Heat Sink with Fan
- VL-HDW-425 Heat Pipe Adapter Kit
ModelsModel: VL-EPMe-51EAP-16 Processor: i3-9100HL Cores: 4 Hyper-Threading/Threads: No / 4 CPU Clock/Turbo Speed: 1.6 GHz / 2.9 GHz Graphics Core: UHD 630 Storage: 128 GB NVMe SSD SODIMM Memory: 16 GB Operating Temp.†: -40° to +85°C Cooling: Heat Plate Pricing/Sample: Pricing/Sample
Model: VL-EPMe-51EDP-16X Processor: Xeon-E-2276ML Cores: 6 Hyper-Threading/Threads: Yes / 12 CPU Clock/Turbo Speed: 2.0 GHz / 4.2 GHz Graphics Core: UHD P630 Storage: 128 GB NVMe SSD SODIMM Memory: 16 GB ECC Operating Temp.†: -40° to +85°C Cooling: Heat Plate Pricing/Sample: Pricing/Sample
Model: VL-EPMe-51EDP-32X Processor: Xeon-E-2276ML Cores: 6 Hyper-Threading/Threads: Yes / 12 CPU Clock/Turbo Speed: 2.0 GHz / 4.2 GHz Graphics Core: UHD P630 Storage: 128 GB NVMe SSD SODIMM Memory: 32 GB ECC Operating Temp.†: -40° to +85°C Cooling: Heat Plate Pricing/Sample: Pricing/Sample
Turnkey Evaluation Systems
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- Model Processor Cores Hyper-Threading/Threads CPU Clock/Turbo Speed Graphics Core Storage SODIMM Memory Operating Temp.† Cooling Pricing/Sample
- VL-EPMe-51EAP-16 i3-9100HL 4 No / 4 1.6 GHz / 2.9 GHz UHD 630 128 GB NVMe SSD 16 GB -40° to +85°C Heat Plate Pricing/Sample
- VL-EPMe-51EDP-16X Xeon-E-2276ML 6 Yes / 12 2.0 GHz / 4.2 GHz UHD P630 128 GB NVMe SSD 16 GB ECC -40° to +85°C Heat Plate Pricing/Sample
- VL-EPMe-51EDP-32X Xeon-E-2276ML 6 Yes / 12 2.0 GHz / 4.2 GHz UHD P630 128 GB NVMe SSD 32 GB ECC -40° to +85°C Heat Plate Pricing/Sample