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Liger (VL-EPM-43)

Liger  (VL-EPM-43)PC/104-<i>Plus</i> SBC with Intel “Kaby Lake” processor

PC/104-Plus SBC with Intel “Kaby Lake” processor

High-performance single board computer (SBC) which combines Intel’s 7th generation Core “Kaby Lake” processor, with a PC/104-Plus expansion interface


The Liger is a newly released product. Please contact VersaLogic's sales department for availability details on this product.


  • Intel “Kaby Lake” Processor
    Up to 2.8 GHz clock rate, dual-core.
  • Fanless Operation
    No moving parts required for CPU cooling in most configurations.
  • Trusted Platform Module
    On-board TPM security chip can lock out unauthorized hardware and software access.
  • High-performance Video
    Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 core supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and H.264, MPEG-2 encoding/decoding. Dual Mini DisplayPort outputs (DP++). DisplayPort supports HD audio output.
  • Network
    Dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with remote boot support.
  • Memory
    Up to 16 GB DDR3L memory (one SO-DIMM).
  • SATA
    6 Gb/s SATA port. Supports rotating or solid state SATA drives.
  • Mini PCIe Card Socket
    Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, flash data storage with auto-detect mSATA flash storage support, and other mini PCIe modules.
  • MicroSD Socket
    Supports removable microSD card solid-state drives.
  • Industrial I/O
    Two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices.
    Dual RS-232/422/485 and Dual RS-232 ports, three 8254 timer/counters, and I2C support.
  • Digital I/O
    Eight 3.3V digital I/O lines
  • SPI Interface
    Supports SPI and SPX devices, including low cost analog and digital modules.
  • PC/104-Plus Expansion
    Legacy PCI and ISA connectors, stack-down
  • Power Input
    5V Input
  • Industrial Temperature Operation
    -40° to +85°C versions available for harsh environments.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock/vibration environments.
  • Software Support
    Compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks.

OS Compatibility: 10 Windows/8/7, Windows Embedded Std. 7, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, DOS

Embedded PC/104+ ModuleRoHS-compliant



The Liger is a high-performance single board computer (SBC) which combines Intel's 7th generation Core "Kaby Lake" processor, with a traditional PC/104-Plus expansion interface. This combination makes it easy to upgrade existing systems to a powerful 7th generation Kaby Lake Core processor, while preserving plug-in expansion to existing specialty I/O boards. In addition, the Liger also contains a full complement of on-board I/O interfaces, including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, mini PCIe expansion socket, TPM chip, multiple serial interfaces, and 8-bits of digital I/O.

The Liger is available with an embedded i7, i5, or i3 Kaby Lake processor, providing standard clock rates up to 2.8 GHz and Turbo Boost rates to 3.9 GHz. The Kaby Lake processors feature dual-core CPUs and Hyper-Threading logic allowing up to 4 simultaneous threads to be executed.

As with all VersaLogic products, the Liger is designed to support OEM applications where high reliability and long-term availability are required. Liger is backed by a five-year warranty, 5+ year off-the-shelf availability guarantee, and expert US-based technical support. From application design-in support, to its 10+ year extended life programs, the Liger provides a durable embedded computer solution with an excellent cost of ownership.

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.

Ordering Information

Model Processor Cores Memory
Clock Frequency
Normal / Turbo)
Graphics Frequency
(Normal / Boost)
Cooling Digi-Key logo
VL-EPM-43EAP-00 i3-7100U Dual 0 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43EAP-04 i3-7100U Dual 4 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43EBP-00 i5-7300U Dual 0 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43EBP-04 i5-7300U Dual 4 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43ECP-00 i7-7600U Dual 0 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43ECP-04 i7-7600U Dual 4 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43ECP-08 i7-7600U Dual 8 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43ECP-16 * i7-7600U Dual 16 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43SAP-00 i3-7100U Dual 0 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43SAP-04 i3-7100U Dual 4 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43SBP-00 i5-7300U Dual 0 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43SBP-04 i5-7300U Dual 4 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43SCP-00 i7-7600U Dual 0 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43SCP-08 i7-7600U Dual 8 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPM-43SCP-16 * i7-7600U Dual 16 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
* Special Order Product. Contact VersaLogic Sales for minimum order quantities and lead time.
† Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.).

Export Information

Description Value
SCHEDULE B:8471.60.7000


Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-LIONEPMe-42/43 Lion/Liger Eval. Cable Kit. Includes VL-CBR-4005, 0702, 1014, 2402, 1205, 1604, 2032, HDW-401 and 105.
VL-CBR-4005Primary breakout cable: 18" 2mm latching 40-pin to 40-pin
VL-CBR-0702SATA cable, latching, 19.75"
VL-CBR-1014RS232 two channel cable 2xDsub (9-pin), latching, 12"
VL-CBR-1204VGA interface cable, 12-pin PicoClasp to 15-pin VGA, 12"
VL-CBR-1604Dual Ethernet adapter cable, latching, 12"
VL-CBR-2402USB 3.0 Type-C plug to Type-A socket cable
VL-CBR-2032miniDisplayPort to VGA adapter, 6"
VL-HDW-105Standoff package, 0.6", Metric thread
VL-HDW-401Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks.
Thermal Options
VL-HDW-406Passive Heat Sink. Mounts to product’s heat plate. 55 x 84 x 16mm
VL-HDW-413Heat Sink + Cooling Fan assembly to mount on product heat plate.
VL-HDW-408Heat Pipe system. Mounts to product’s heat plate. 55 x 84 x 8.2mm
VL-CBR-0203Battery module, 2-pin latching, 6"
VL-CBR-0901Pico-Clasp to two SPX cables, 9-pin. 9"
VL-CBR-2031miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36"
VL-CBR-2033miniDisplayPort to HDMI active adapter, requires DP port, 6"
Solid State Drives
VL-F41-8EBNSSD 8 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-F41-4EBNSSD 4 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-F41-2EBNSSD 2 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-ADR-01S USB to Audio Adapter -25° to +85°C
VL-PS-ATX12-300A 300W ATX-style development power supply (24+8-pin ATX connector)
VL-DEV-USB-VV1 VersaViewer: A real-time viewer for embedded hardware developers.
VL-HDW-106Standoff package, 0.6", English thread
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-111Half- to Full-Size MiniPCIe Adapter Kit. Metal adapter and 2x screws.
VL-HDW-203PC/104 extractor tool (metal)

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description Form Factor
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-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
Serial I/O
VL-MPEe-U2E RS-232/422/485 x4 + GPIO x12 Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
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 Iinput Module, x8 channels single ended (16-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
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
VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
Solid-State Storage (flash memory)
VL-MPEs-F1E32 32 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E16 16 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E4 4 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-EPM-P2E PC/104-Plus Mini PCIe socket x2 adapter, industrial temperaturePC/104-Plus
VL-MPEs-S3E SATA Adapter, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA


General Board Size PC/104 Compliant: 108 mm x 96 mm (4.23" x 3.77")
Weight 226 grams (8.0 oz)
Processor Intel 7th Generation Core i3-7100U, i5-7300U, or i7-7600U. Dual core. L2 cache. Supports enhanced Intel SpeedStep, Intel 64-bit instructions, AES Instructions, Execute Disable Bit, and Virtualization Technology.
Input Voltage 5.15V ± 2%
Battery Connector for external 3.0V RTC backup battery
Power Requirements §
Model Idle Typical Max.
VL-EPM-43xAP-04 3.6W 12.0W 20.4W
VL-EPM-43xBP-04 4.0W 12.5W 20.9W
VL-EPM-43xCP-04 4.1W 12.5W 21.9W
VL-EPM-43xCP-08 4.1W 13.3W 22.4W
VL-EPM-43xCP-16 4.1W 13.5W 22.9W
System Reset & Hardware Monitors All voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with programmable timeout. CPU temperature and fan speed monitoring. Push-button reset and power.
Stackable Bus PC/104-Plus format. Legacy ISA and PCI connectors.
Manufacturing Standards
Standard IPC-A-610 Class 2 modified
Special Order IPC-A-610 Class 3 modified
Regulatory Compliance RoHS (2011/65/EU)
Environmental Cooling Options Bolt-on heat plate standard. Optional Heat sink, Heat sink with fan, heat pipe, and other adaptors available.
Operating Temperature ◊
Model Heat Plate**
Heat Sink

Heat Sink + Fan
VL-EPM-43E -40° to +85°C -40° to +85°C -40° to +85°C
VL-EPM-43S 0° to +60°C 0° to +60°C 0° to +60°C
Ranges shown assume 90% CPU utilization. For detailed thermal information and exceptions, refer to the VL-EPM-43 Reference Manual.
** Heat plate must be kept below 90°C
Airflow Requirements Refer to the VL-EPM-43 Reference Manual for detailed airflow requirements.
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C.
Operating* To 4,570m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000m (40,000 ft.)
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 min. per axis
Vibration, Random ¤ MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms, 5 min. per axis
Mechanical Shock ¤ MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine, 11 ms duration per axis
Security TPM Trusted Platform Module 2.0 device.
Memory System RAM Single SO-DIMM socket. Up to 16 GB DDR3L (1.35V) SDRAM.
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Video General Integrated high-performance video. HD Graphics 620 core – Gen-9 compute architecture, 24 execution units, and GPU Turbo Boost. Supports 3 independent displays. Supports DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, OpenCL 2.0.
Hardware Based Acceleration Decode and Encode of JPEG, MJPEG, MPEG2, AVC, MVC, HEVC 8-bit, VC-1, VP8, VP9.
DisplayPort Interface § Dual Mini DisplayPort outputs supports DP++ and HDMI signaling (Video and Audio outputs). 24-bit. Up to 4096 x 2304 at 60 Hz. Supports Extended Desktop, Clone, and Twin display modes.
Mass Storage Rotating or Solid-State Drives SATA (Revision 3.0) port. (optional dual SATA available)
Flash Storage mSATA modules (SATA signaling, bootable).
Flash Storage One microSD socket. Supports up to 32 GB. Bootable.
Network Interface Ethernet Two autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT ports with status LEDs. IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) compatible.
Network Boot Option Via BIOS extension
Remote Management Intel vPro Active Management Technology (AMT) (i5-7300U and i7-7600U CPUs only). Supports out-of-band management capabilities including Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Remote Control, alerting, and event logging. Supports remote control, alerting, and event logging.
Note: Disabled by default. Enable using BIOS setup option.
Device I/O USB # ‡ Two USB 3.0 host port (Type-C connectors) and four USB 2.0 host ports.
COM 1 / 2 Interface Two RS-232/422/485 selectable ports. 16C550 compatible. 460 Kbps.
COM 3 / 4 Interface ‡Δ Two RS-232 ports. 115 Kbps.
Digital I/O Eight TTL I/O lines (3.3V). Independently configurable.
I2C Single I2C interface
Audio Optional. Use VL-ADR-01 audio interface.
Counter / Timers Three 8254 compatible Programmable Interval Timers (PITs).
Other I/O Mini PCIe / mSATA Socket Full-size Mini PCIe socket with mSATA signaling support. Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, solid state mSATA drives, and other plug-in modules.
SPI Interface Supports SPI and SPX devices. Supports up to two SPX modules.
Software BIOS Phoenix Technologies UEFI BIOS. Field reprogrammable. Support for USB keyboard/mouse and USB boot.
VersaAPI VersaLogic Application Programming Interface to support on-board I/O devices.
Sleep Mode ACPI 3.0. Support for S3 and S4 suspend states and C1 processor state.
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.
§ Represents operation at +25°C and +5V running Windows 10 with on-board, DisplayPort display, SATA, Ethernet, COM, and USB keyboard/mouse. Typical power computed as the mean value of Idle and Maximum power specifications. Maximum power measured with 95% CPU utilization.
‡ TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
# Power pins are overload protected
◊ Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.)
* For extended altitude information contact VersaLogic Sales Dept.
¤ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe levels were used to illustrate the overall ruggedness of this product. Certification at higher levels or different types of shock or vibration methods per the specific requirements of the application is available. Contact a VersaLogic Sales Engineer for further information
Δ RS232 through CPU HSUART ports and Operating System (Windows WINSSD, Linux Minicom compatible). Some applications may require customer developed drivers.

Specifications are subject to change without notification. Intel and Atom are trademarks of Intel Corp. PC/104 and PC/104-Plus are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium. PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG. SATA and mSATA are trademarks of the Serial ATA International Organization. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. .