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Komodo (VL-EPICs-36)

Komodo  (VL-EPICs-36)SUMIT on EPIC SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo processor

SUMIT on EPIC SBC with Intel Core 2 Duo processor

Very high-performance 2.26 GHz (commercial temp.) Intel Core 2 Duo processor with up to 4 GB RAM, gigabit Ethernet, MiniBlade flash socket, eUSB flash interface, and SPX expansion.

Obsolete

The Komodo is OBSOLETE. This data sheet is viewable for reference only from an INTERNAL VERSALOGIC WORKSTATION. It does NOT appear to normal users on our public website.

Highlights

  • SUMIT™ and PC/104™ Compatible
    Supports SUMIT and ISA expansion on an EPIC™ format.
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
    Up to 2.26 GHz performance.
  • High-performance Video
    3D video acceleration (Gen 5.0). Analog and LVDS flat panel outputs.
  • Network Support
    Gigabit Ethernet with remote boot support.
  • System RAM
    Up to 4 GB DDR3 RAM for system flexibility.
  • USB I/O
    Four USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices.
  • Device I/O
    Four serial ports, dual SATA interface, and HD audio.
  • Flash Memory
    MiniBlade™ socket and eUSB interface for high-reliability flash storage.
  • Extended Temperature Version
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock/vibration environments.
  • SPX™ Expansion
    Supports expansion with versatile SPX add-on I/O modules.


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SUMIT-enabled Embedded ModuleRoHS-compliant

Description

Overview

The Komodo is a versatile single board computer (SBC) that leverages the ultra-high performance of an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This robust SBC is the ideal solution for demanding industrial, medical, defense, and aerospace applications where performance and dependability are crucial design factors.

Based upon the EPIC-sized industry standard footprint, the Komodo features the SUMIT expansion interface as defined by the Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG). This provides OEMs with a stackable multi-board expansion interface that supports both high- and low-speed signals. This simplifies adding both standard and custom I/O boards to the system. The Komodo expansion interfaces include PCIe, USB, LPC, SPI, SMBus, as well as ISA bus support for PC/104 modules.

Like all VersaLogic products, this SBC is designed to support OEM applications where high reliability and long-term availability are required. From application design-in to 5+ guaranteed years of production life, the Komodo provides a durable embedded computer solution with an exceptional cost of ownership. The Komodo is manufactured and tested to the highest quality standards and is fully RoHS compliant. Customization is available, even in very low quantities.

Details

The combination of Intel’s dual core processor, along with its companion chipset, provide the majority of the Komodo’s features including high-speed video with LVDS and analog VGA output, four USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, gigabit Ethernet, dual SATA interface, HD audio, and PS/2 keyboard and mouse support. The SUMIT interface provides three x1 PCIe lanes, LPC, SPI, SMBus, and four additional USB channels. The PC/104 connector provides ISA bus compatibility.

A MiniBlade socket and eUSB interface provide high-reliability flash storage, while VersaLogic’s SPX expansion interface creates additional access to cost-effective plug-in I/O solutions. The Komodo supports up to 4 GB of DDR3 system memory and is designed and tested to MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration standards.

The Komodo features an embedded BIOS with OEM enhancements from Phoenix Technologies. The field-reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults and the addition of firmbase applications for security processes, remote booting, and other pre-OS software functions. The Komodo is compatible with a variety of popular operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

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.

Specifications

General Board Size EPIC standard: 115 mm x 165 mm (4.5" x 6.5")
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo (P8400). Up to 1066 MHz FSB. 3 MB L2 cache. Temperature protected.
Chipset GM45 + ICH9M
Power Requirements +5V running Windows XP with 1 GB RAM, Ethernet, keyboard, and mouse:
Idle Typical Max
VL-EPICs-36S 2.5A (12.5W) 4A (20W) 5.5A (27.5W)
VL-EPICs-36E 2.3A (11.5W) 3.1A (15.5W) 3.9A (19.5W)
System Reset & Hardware Monitors Major voltage rails monitored
Stackable Bus SUMIT, PC/104 (ISA)
Expansion VersaLogic SPX interface
RoHS RoHS (2002/95/CE) compliant
Environmental Storage Temperature -40° to +85°C
Thermal Shock 5°C/min. over operating temperature
Humidity Less than 95%, noncondensing
Vibration, Sinusoidal Sweep MIL-STD-202G, Method 204, Modified Condition A: 2g constant acceleration from 5 to 500 Hz, 20 minutes per axis
Vibration, Random MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms, 5 minutes per axis
Mechanical Shock MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine, 11 ms duration per axis
Memory System RAM One SO-DIMM socket. Up to 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM.
Video General Integrated high-performance video. Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphics core. Simultaneous independent analog and flat panel output capability. Optional video adapter card converts LVDS output to VGA for dual VGA operation.
VRAM Up to 512 MB shared DRAM
Desktop Display Interface* Standard analog output (VGA)
OEM Flat Panel Interface 18/24-bit LVDS interface. CMOS-selectable TFT panel types.
Mass Storage Hard Drive Dual SATA interface (Revision 2.0)
Flash One MiniBlade socket (USB or SATA signaling). One eUSB interface (USB signaling).
Network Interface Ethernet* Autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT port
Network Boot Option Intel boot agent (downloadable) supports PXE protocol. Argon Managed Boot Agent (optional with royalty fee) supports PXE, RPL, NetWare, TCP/IP (DHCP, BOOTP) remote boot protocols.
Device I/O USB*‡ Four USB 2.0/1.1 ports
COM 1 / 2 Interface* RS-232. 16C550 compatible. 115 Kbps.
COM 3 / 4 Interface* RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible. 460 Kbps.
Audio Stereo HD audio in/out
Other PS/2 keyboard and mouse. Four additional USB ports available through SUMIT interface with appropriate adapter board.
Software BIOS Phoenix Technologies Embedded BIOS with OEM enhancements. Field reprogrammable. Support for USB keyboard/mouse and USB boot. User-configurable CMOS defaults.
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems, including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX
* TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
‡ Power pins on this port are overload protected
Data represents standard operation at +25°C with +5V supply unless otherwise noted. Specifications are subject to change without notification. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corp. PC/104 and EPIC are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium. SUMIT and MiniBlade are trademarks of the SFF-SIG. SPX is a trademark of VersaLogic Corp.

Software Support Packages


Windows Win XP
  • DRV-WXP-MNTV - 2.0.0
    Driver Package (DRV) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform. This package contains Windows XP drivers for audio, Ethernet, and video.
  • DRV-WXP-MNTV - 1.0.0
    Driver Package (DRV) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform. This package contains Windows XP drivers for audio, Ethernet, and video. See DRV-WXP-MNTV-R2.00 for the latest version of this package.

Windows Embedded Win Std 7
  • BSP-WES7-MNTV - 1.0.0
    Board Support Package (BSP) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform. This package contains TAP files, an ICE project file, utilities, and drivers not natively supported by the WES7 Distribution Share (DS).

Windows Embedded Win XPe
  • BSP-XPE-MNTV - 1.0.0
    Board Support Package (BSP) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform. This package contains drivers which are not natively supported by the XPe component database: Audio, Ethernet, and Video.

Windows Embedded Win CE
  • BSP-CE6-MNTV - 2.0.0
    Board Support Package (BSP) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform. This package contains drivers for serial ports, video, Ethernet, SATA, USB, EBOOT/KITL, and PCI.
  • BSP-CE6-MNTV - 1.0.0
    Board Support Package (BSP) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform. This package contains drivers for serial ports, video, Ethernet, SATA, USB, EBOOT/KITL, and PCI. See BSP-CE6-MNTV-R2.00 for the latest version of this package.

Linux Debian
  • QSP-LNX-MNTV - 2.0.0
    Quick Start Package (QSP) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform which allows embedded developers to streamline hardware setup by eliminating the need for OS configuration and driver installation.
  • QSP-LNX-MNTV - 1.0.0
    Quick Start Package (QSP) for VersaLogic SBCs based on the Intel Montevina platform which allows embedded developers to streamline hardware setup by eliminating the need for OS configuration and driver installation.

Operating System Compatibility

Win 7 - Tested & Compatible
Win XP - Tested & Compatible
Win Std 7 - Tested & Compatible
Win XPe - Tested & Compatible
Win CE - Tested & Compatible
Debian - Tested & Compatible
Ubuntu - Meets Specifications
Knoppix - Meets Specifications
VxWorks - Meets Specifications
Neutrino - Tested & Compatible
DOS - Tested & Compatible

OS Compatibility Notes

  • Tested on Windows XP 5.1.2600 SP2
  • Tested on Windows XPe SP2
  • Tested on Windows CE 6.0 R3. CE audio drivers not available
  • Tested on Debian Linux "Lenny" 5.0 (kernel 2.6.32-5)
  • Tested on QNX 6.4.1. QNX audio drivers not available

Accessories

Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-KOMOEPICs-36 Komodo Eval. Cable Kit. Include VL-CBR-5009, 0401, 0701, 0803, 1201, 2022, and HDW-105 (x2).
VL-CBR-5009I/O cable set and paddleboard
VL-CBR-0401Power cable, ATX to SATA, 6.25"
VL-CBR-0701SATA cable, 19.75"
VL-CBR-0803Audio cable, Stereo in and out, 8-pin to 3.5 mm (x2), latching, 12"
VL-CBR-1201VGA interface cable, 12-pin 2 mm (latching) / 15-pin VGA
VL-CBR-2022ATX to 10-pin power adapter cable (20-pin ATX side), 6.5"
VL-HDW-105Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread
Cables
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, latching, 20"
VL-CBR-1401SPX module cable assembly, supports 2 modules, 14-pin, 6"
VL-CBR-1402SPX module cable assembly, supports 4 modules, 14-pin, 12"
VL-CBR-2010LVDS / flat panel interface cable,18-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2011LVDS / flat panel cable, 18-bit (JAE), 20"
VL-CBR-2012LVDS / flat panel cable, 24-bit (Hirose), 20"
VL-CBR-2014LVDS to VGA adapter board
VL-CBR-5009AI/O ribbon cable, 50-pin to 50-pin, 18"
Memory
VL-MM7-4EBNDRAM 4 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, industrial temperature
VL-MM7-4SBNDRAM 4 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, standard temperature
VL-MM7-2SCNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Class-3, standard temperature
VL-MM7-2EBNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, industrial temperature
VL-MM7-2ECNDRAM 2 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Class-3, industrial temperature
VL-MM7-1EBNDRAM 1 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, industrial temperature
VL-MM7-1ECNDRAM 1 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, Class-3, industrial temperature
VL-MM7-1SBNDRAM 1 GB, PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3, standard temperature
Solid State Drives
VL-F15-8EBNSSD 8 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature
VL-F15-4EBNSSD 4 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature
VL-F15-2EBNSSD 2 GB, eUSB, industrial temperature
Development
VL-ENCL-5CDevelopment enclosure
Hardware
VL-HDW-106Standoff package, 0.6", English thread

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description Form Factor
Network
VL-SPX-3 CANbus Module, single-channel V2.0B, industrial temperatureSPX
USB
VL-EPHs-B1A USB x4 adapter board , industrial temperatureSUMIT
VL-EPHs-B1B USB x3 + eUSB socket adapter board , industrial temperatureSUMIT
Analog & Digital I/O
VL-SPX-1 Analog Input Module, x8 Channels, industrial temperatureSPX
VL-SPX-2 Digital I/O Module, x16 lines, industrial temperatureSPX
VL-SPX-4 Analog Output Module, x4 single channels 12-bit, industrial temperatureSPX
VL-SPX-5 Solid State Switch Module, x8 channels, industrial temperatureSPX

Ordering Information

Model Processor Speed Power Operating Temp. Cooling Digi-Key logo
VL-EPICs-36S§ Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz 20W (typ.) 0° to +60°C Fan
VL-EPICs-36E§ Intel Core 2 Duo 1.2 GHz 15.5W (typ.) -40° to +85°C Fan
§ This product is nearing the end of its production phase and is not appropriate for OEM products at the start of their lifecycle. This product is not recommended for new designs.