Tetra (EPC-2700) Arm-Based i.MX6 Processor | VersaLogic

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Tetra

VL-EPC-2700

The Tetra combines low-power Arm processing with quad-core performance and VersaLogic’s rugged design and validation methodology. This complete single board computer leverages the COM-Basic size (95 x 125 mm) for standardized mounting. The on-board power conditioner accepts 8 to 17 VDC input to fully support 12-volt automotive systems.

  • i.MX 6 Processor

    Quad Core Processor

  • Practical On-board I/O

    USB 2.0, UART and serial debug ports, GPIO, CAN bus, Audio, MIPI, SPI, and I2C support

  • Mini PCIe Socket or mSATA support on selected models

    Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS, Ethernet, flash data storage, and other mini PCIe modules

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Specifications

See datasheet for more details

Mechanical Size: 95 x 125 x 21 mm (3.7 x 4.9 x .82”)
Mechanical Weight: 90g (3.2 oz.)  
Processor NXP i.MX6
Input Voltage 8–17VDC (compatible with 12V automotive systems)
Power (typical) 2.8W
Bus Expansion Mini PCIe Socket
Bus Expansion SPI Interface
Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C
Shock and Vibration MIL-STD-202G
Memory (RAM) Up to 4GB DDR3L soldered-on memory. 2 GB standard
Memory (RAM) 128 KB Non-volatile Magnetic RAM
Display Supported video decoders: DivX 3/4/5/6, H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, VC1
Display Video encoders: H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4.
Display HDMI V1.4 port
Display 18/24-bit LVDS output. Resolution up to 1366 x 768. FPD power control.
Storage Bootable SATA (Rev 2) port, latching connector
Storage mSATA socket, bootable
Storage MicroSD socket, bootable
Storage eMMC MLC Flash drive. 0 to 32 GB, bootable
Ethernet One 1GbE port (10/100/1000 autodetect)
USB Two USB 2.0 host ports
Serial I/O One UART (3.3V) port
Serial I/O One RS-232 debug port
Digital I/O Eight CMOS level I/O lines (3.3V)
Audio Microphone and headphones in / out on single 3.5 mm audio jack
Audio Line inputs / outputs on 34-pin I/O header
Other I/O PWM
Other I/O Two I2C interfaces
Other I/O CAN Bus - Two channels
Other I/O Camera Input -MIPI CSI - Low-cost camera port (CSI-2, 2-lane mode)
Other I/O Accelerometer / Magnetometer
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 Tetra is a power-efficient Arm-based quad-core embedded computer. It is ready for deployment into demanding industrial applications requiring rugged, long-life, power-efficient solutions. It features a full complement of on-board I/O.

VersaLogic's Tetra is rugged. It is engineered and validated to excel in unforgiving environments including high temperature, mechanical shock, and vibration. Each component has been carefully sourced to ensure reliable operation in the field.

This robust embedded computer provides connectivity via Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and CAN Bus interface, as well as HDMI and LVDS video support. It also includes a Mini PCIe socket for expandability, an I2C port, MIPI camera input, audio I/O, SPI, and a 6-axis accelerometer / magnetometer.

The 10+ year availability ensures long-term deployment in the field, free from expensive replacements 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

Software Support Packages

Additional Reference Materials

Accessories

Cable Kit VL-CKR-TETRA  Development Cable Kit for Tetra. Includes: VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX1, CBR-0504, 2603, 3407, PS-WALL12-24, HDW-108.    Icon Photo VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX1  Tetra 8GB MLC MicroSD card with bootable Linux, i.MX6 Quad, standard temperature VL-PS-WALL12-24  Power supply 90 ~ 264 VAC to 12VDC @ 2A, 2.1mm ID plug, international adapters VL-CBR-0504  RS-232 cable, 2mm 5-pin to DB-9M, 0.3m    Icon Photo VL-CBR-2603  Serial I/O (I2C, UART, SPI). 26-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m    Icon Photo VL-CBR-3407  User I/O cable, 34-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m    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 Cables 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-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 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 Hardware VL-HDW-111  Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws.    Icon Photo Solid State Drives VL-F41-2EBN  SSD 2 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature VL-F41-4EBN  SSD 4 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature VL-F41-8EBN  SSD 8 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
  • Part Number Description
  • Cable Kit
  • VL-CKR-TETRA Development Cable Kit for Tetra. Includes: VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX1, CBR-0504, 2603, 3407, PS-WALL12-24, HDW-108. Icon Photo
  • VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX1 Tetra 8GB MLC MicroSD card with bootable Linux, i.MX6 Quad, standard temperature
  • VL-PS-WALL12-24 Power supply 90 ~ 264 VAC to 12VDC @ 2A, 2.1mm ID plug, international adapters
  • VL-CBR-0504 RS-232 cable, 2mm 5-pin to DB-9M, 0.3m Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-2603 Serial I/O (I2C, UART, SPI). 26-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m Icon Photo
  • VL-CBR-3407 User I/O cable, 34-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m 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
  • Cables
  • 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-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
  • 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
  • Hardware
  • VL-HDW-111 Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws. Icon Photo
  • Solid State Drives
  • VL-F41-2EBN SSD 2 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
  • VL-F41-4EBN SSD 4 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
  • VL-F41-8EBN SSD 8 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature

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-FW1E  1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) VL-MPEu-C1E  Dual Channel CAN Bus Module (USB signaling) Solid-State Storage (Flash memory) VL-MPEs-F1E4  4 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling) VL-MPEs-F1E16  16 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling) VL-MPEs-F1E32  32 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA 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-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling) Mini PCIe
  • VL-MPEu-C1E Dual Channel CAN Bus Module (USB signaling) Mini PCIe
  • Solid-State Storage (Flash memory)
  • VL-MPEs-F1E4 4 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling) MSATA
  • VL-MPEs-F1E16 16 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling) MSATA
  • VL-MPEs-F1E32 32 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling) MSATA

Models

Model:    VL-EPC-2700-EDK-02A CPU Model:    i.MX6 Quad Cores:    Quad Mini PCIe
socket
and SATA port:
    -
mSATA on
Mini PCIE
socket:
    Yes - x1
MRAM:    - eMMC:    - Operating
Temperature:
    -40° to +85°C
Cooling:    Heat Sink Memory :    2 GB OEM Pricing:    Request OEM pricing Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample
Model:    VL-EPC-2700-EDK-02B CPU Model:    i.MX6 Quad Cores:    Quad Mini PCIe
socket
and SATA port:
    Yes - x1
mSATA on
Mini PCIE
socket:
    -
MRAM:    - eMMC:    - Operating
Temperature:
    -40° to +85°C
Cooling:    Heat Sink Memory :    2 GB OEM Pricing:    Request OEM pricing Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample
Model:    VL-EPC-2700-EDK-EVAL CPU Model:    i.MX6 Quad Cores:    Quad Mini PCIe
socket
and SATA port:
    Yes - x1
mSATA on
Mini PCIE
socket:
    -
MRAM:    128 KB eMMC:    8 GB Operating
Temperature:
    -40° to +85°C
Cooling:    Heat Sink Memory :    2 GB OEM Pricing:    Request OEM pricing Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample
Model:    Android Evaluation Kit
VL-EVK-ARM-AND1**
CPU Model:    i.MX6 Quad Cores:    Quad Mini PCIe
socket
and SATA port:
    Yes - x1
mSATA on
Mini PCIE
socket:
    -
MRAM:    128 KB eMMC:    8 GB Operating
Temperature:
    -40° to +85°C
Cooling:    Heat Sink Memory :    2 GB OEM Pricing:    - Buy Sample:    Digikey Buy Sample
** Includes a Tetra SBC (VL-EPC-2700-EDK-EVAL), 7” HDMI LCD 1024 x 600 Touch-screen Display, cables, 12V Power Supply (90-260VAC input), and software to demonstrate Tetra running the Android OS.

Models

  • Model CPU Model Cores Mini PCIe
    socket
    and SATA port
    mSATA on
    Mini PCIE
    socket
    MRAM eMMC Operating
    Temperature
    Cooling Memory OEM Pricing Buy Sample
  • VL-EPC-2700-EDK-02A i.MX6 Quad Quad - Yes - x1 - - -40° to +85°C Heat Sink 2 GB Request OEM pricing Buy sample from Digi-Key
  • VL-EPC-2700-EDK-02B i.MX6 Quad Quad Yes - x1 - - - -40° to +85°C Heat Sink 2 GB Request OEM pricing Buy sample from Digi-Key
  • VL-EPC-2700-EDK-EVAL i.MX6 Quad Quad Yes - x1 - 128 KB 8 GB -40° to +85°C Heat Sink 2 GB Request OEM pricing Buy sample from Digi-Key
  • Android Evaluation Kit
    VL-EVK-ARM-AND1**
    i.MX6 Quad Quad Yes - x1 - 128 KB 8 GB -40° to +85°C Heat Sink 2 GB - Buy sample from Digi-Key
  • ** Includes a Tetra SBC (VL-EPC-2700-EDK-EVAL), 7” HDMI LCD 1024 x 600 Touch-screen Display, cables, 12V Power Supply (90-260VAC input), and software to demonstrate Tetra running the Android OS.