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Zebra (VL-EPC-2701)

Zebra  (VL-EPC-2701)Production-ready Arm-based embedded computer

Production-ready Arm-based embedded computer

Low-power Arm i.MX6 Cortex®-A9 processor with soldered-on RAM, Fast Ethernet, MikroBUS, and fanless operation.


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


  • Single- or dual-core i.MX6 Processor
    800 MHz performance with very low power consumption
  • Extended Temperature Versions
    -40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock and vibration environments
  • Network Support
    Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with remote boot support
  • System RAM
    Up to 4 GB soldered-on RAM for harsh environments*
  • On-board I/O
    Two USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and other devices. Two serial ports, eight GPIO, CAN bus, Audio, SPI, and I2C support.
  • Power input
    5V power input
  • Video Output
    HDMI video output
  • MicroSD Socket
    Supports microSD card solid-state drives
  • Flash*
    Up to 32 GB of on-board eMMC flash storage
  • Expansion
    MikroBUS™ socket
  • Accelerometer*
    Integrated 6-axis e-compass (accelerometer / magnetometer)
  • Fanless Operation
    No moving parts required for CPU cooling
  • Standardized Mounting
    Same mounting pattern as 95 mm x 95 mm COM Express Compact products
  • Software Support
    Compatible with a variety of popular Arm operating systems including Linux and Android™.
    Support includes VersaAPI software for onboard I/O devices.
* Optional. Not available on all models.

Software Expertise: Reference & Software Expertise




The Zebra single board computer is a complete Arm-based embedded computer. It features several models that are available with power-efficient single- or dual-core i.MX6 CPUs. All models are delivered tested and ready for deployment. They are ideal for demanding applications that require rugged power-efficient solutions with long-term availability.

Unlike proprietary formats, Zebra is designed around the industry standard COM-Express footprint and mounting points, which simplifies installation and upgrading in the future. Unlike Arm-based "modules", Zebra is complete board level computer. Additional carrier boards, connector boards, or I/O expansion are not required for operation. Zebra boards are delivered with on-board soldered-on RAM, ready to plug-in and run.

Like other VersaLogic products, the Zebra SBC is engineered to be rugged. It is validated for operation in unforgiving environments including high temperature, mechanical shock and vibration. Each component has been carefully sourced to ensure reliable operation in the field.

Zebra embedded computer boards provide connectivity via Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and CAN bus interfaces, as well as HDMI video support. They also provide a MikroBUS socket for expandability, and additional on-board I/O including I2C, audio, SPI, and GPIO lines. An on-board 6-axis e-compass is available as a modified COTS option.

VersaLogic's 10+ year product life support programs ensure long-term deployment in the field, free from expensive upgrades and migrations 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. 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.


General Board Size 95 x 95 x 20 mm (3.7 x 3.7 x .79")
Weight 62 grams (2.1 oz.)
Processor NXP i.MX6 Solo and i.MX6 DualLite
Input Voltage 5VDC +/- 5%
Power Requirements §
Model Standby Idle Busy
VL-EPC-2701-EAK-005 0.53W 2.2W 2.7W
VL-EPC-2701-EBK-01 0.53W 2.2W 3.0W
System Reset and Hardware Monitors Major voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with programmable timeout. CPU temperature monitoring. Push-button reset.
Manufacturing Standards IPC-A-610 Class 2 modified
Regulatory Compliance RoHS (2011/65/EU), Conflict Minerals compliant.
Environmental Operating Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to +85°C
Operating* To 4,570 m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000 m (40,000 ft.)
Airflow Requirements 0.5 Linear Meters per Second (100 Linear Feet per Minute)
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
Memory System RAM 0.5 and 1 GB DDR3L soldered-on memory. Optional up to 4 GB.***
Video General Integrated video controller.
Supported video decoders: DivX 3/4/5/6, H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, VC1.
Video encoders: H.263, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4.
Desktop Display Interface HDMI V1.4 port
Mass Storage Flash /
Solid-State Drives
microSD socket, bootable
eMMC MLC Flash drive (chip). 0 to 32 GB, bootable***
Network Interface Ethernet One autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT port. Latching connector.
Network Boot Supported
Device I/O USB # ‡ Two USB 2.0 host ports
Serial I/O One UART (3.3V)
One RS-232 debug port
Audio Microphone and headphones in / out on single 3.5 mm audio jack.
Line inputs / outputs on 34-pin I/O header.
Digital I/O Eight CMOS level I/O lines (3.3V)
PWM 0 to 3 PWM outputs. Use of PWM outputs reduces GPIO pin count.
I2C Two I2C interfaces
CAN Bus Two channels CAN 2.0B, ISO 11898-2 compliant
Accelerometer /
6-axis sensor with integrated linear accelerometer and magnetometer
Other I/O MikroBUS One socket supporting industry standard Click Boards
SPI Interface Supports one channel with three device chip selects
Software VersaAPI VersaLogic Application Programming Interface to support on-board I/O devices
Sleep Modes i.MX6 Power Modes:
– Run
– Wait
– Stop
– Dormant
Operating Systems Compatible with most Arm operating systems including Linux
‡ TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
# Power pins are overcurrent protected
◊ Derate -1.1°C per 305 m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300 m (7,500 ft.)
* For extended altitude information contact VersaLogic Sales.
§ Represents operation at +25°C and +12V running Yocto Linux 2.1 with HDMI display, SATA, and USB keyboard/mouse. Busy power measured with "./bmt" Himeno Max Power. The power consumed is a direct result of the peripherals plugged into the Zebra board.
¤ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration 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 VersaLogic Sales for further information.
*** Optional. Not available on all models—contact VersaLogic Sales.

Specifications are subject to change without notification. Arm and Cortex are trademarks of Arm Ltd. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. MikroBUS is a trademark of MikroElektronika. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Software Support Packages

Linux Yocto

Operating System Compatibility

Yocto - Tested & Compatible
Android - Tested & Compatible


Part Number Description Photo
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-ZEBRADevelopment Cable Kit for Zebra. Includes: VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX2, CBR-0504, 2603, 3407, PS-WALL5-15.
VL-F41-8SBN-LINUX2Zebra 8GB MLC MicroSD card with bootable Linux, i.MX6 Solo and DualLite, standard temperature
VL-CBR-0504RS-232 cable, 2mm 5-pin to DB-9M, 0.3m
VL-CBR-2603Serial I/O (I2C, UART, SPI). 26-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m
VL-CBR-3407User I/O cable, 34-pin 2 mm IDC to Ribbon Cable, 0.5m
VL-PS-WALL5-15Power Adapter, 90 ~ 264 VAC to 5VDC @ 3A, 5.5 mm ID Plug, International plug kit
VL-CBR-0405CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin to 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp, 1m
VL-CBR-0406CAN bus cable, 2mm 4-pin MicroClasp to DB9 connector, 0.5m
Solid State Drives
VL-F41-8EBNSSD 8 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature
VL-F41-4EBNSSD 4 GB SLC MicroSD card, industrial temperature

Ordering Information

Model CPU Model Cores Memory Size eMMC 6-axis e-compass Operating Temperature Digi-Key logo
VL-EPC-2701-EAK-005 i.MX6 Solo Single 512 MB - - -40° to +85°C
VL-EPC-2701-EBK-01 i.MX6 DualLite Dual 1 GB - - -40° to +85°C

Export Information

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SCHEDULE B:8471.60.7000