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VL-EPIC-17 (Newt)
Reference and Support Material

 

 

Product Reference

DescriptionProduct RevisionDocument
VL-EPIC-17 Hardware Reference Manual
  1. All
  1. MEPIC17_HRM.pdf

Component Reference

TitleProduct RevisionDocument
DMP Vortex86DX SoC x86 CPU (includes Ethernet)
  1. All
  1. Datasheet: DMP Vortex86DX Support Site
  2. Driver: Windows XP Package (Ethernet only)
  3. Driver: DMP Vortex86DX Operating System Support for other OS support and utilities
  4. More info: DMP Electronics, Inc.
Linear Tech LTC1334 Transceiver (COM3 & COM4)
  1. All
  1. Datasheet: Linear Tech LTC1334 Transceiver
  2. More info: Linear Technology
Micrel KSZ8841-PMQL Single-Port Ethernet MAC Controller with PCI Interface (optional Ethernet port)
  1. All
  1. Datasheet: Micrel KSZ8841-PMQL
  2. Driver: Windows XP (also verified on Windows 7)
  3. More info: Micrel
Microchip MCP23S17 I/O Expander
  1. All
  1. Datasheet: Microchip MCP23S17
  2. More info: Microchip Technology Inc.
National ADC78H90 Analog to Digital Converter
  1. All
  1. Datasheet: National ADC78H90
  2. More info: National Semiconductor
National DAC124S085 QUAD Digital to Analog Converter
  1. All
  1. Datasheet: National DAC124S085
  2. More info: National Semiconductor

BIOS Reference and Downloads

Note: Before downloading, please read BIOS upgrade information for general information on the BIOS, upgrade instructions and a downloadable BIOS update utility.
Release Date DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
2017-08-24Release 1.03
  1. Fixed text character corruption in BIOS Setup with the EPM-V7E.
  1. 1.xx or later
  1. Newt BIOS 1.03
2015-02-03Release 1.02 - Web-only Release
  1. Improved memory stability.
  1. 1.02 or later
  1. Newt BIOS 1.02
2015-11-05Release 1.01 - Web-only Release
  1. Fixed Remote Access when the VID-3 is installed.
  2. Fixed USB keyboard instability at OS pre-boot menus.
  3. Fixed hang when SB LAN is disabled.
  4. Redirection After BIOS POST defaults to Always.
  5. USB Mass Storage Emulation Type defaults to Auto.
  6. Hid options that were unused or had issues.
  1. 1.00 and later
  1. Newt BIOS 1.01
2015-07-14Release 1.00 - Initial Release.
  1. 1.00 and later
  1. Newt BIOS 1.00

PLD Reference and Downloads

Note: Before downloading, please read PLD upgrade information for general information on PLD code, upgrade instructions, and ISPDAT update utility.
Release Date DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
2011-08-23Initial Release.
  1. Board 1.00 and later, BIOS 1.00 and later
  1. Newt Rev. 1.00 PLD

White Papers

DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionDownload
Designing for Harsh Environments Using COTS Products
  1. All
  1. Download PDF
The Myth: Extended Temperature Embedded Computers
  1. All
  1. Download PDF
Ultra Reliable Embedded Computing
  1. All
  1. Download PDF
The Invisible Foe Understanding and Controlling ESD Damage
  1. All
  1. Download PDF

Product KnowledgeBase Articles

DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
VT1675 EPIC-17 Newt CMOS Setup Reference
  1. All
  1. VT1675.pdf
VT1571 Installing Windows or Linux on a Hard Drive
  1. All
  1. VT1571.pdf
VT1559 OpenGL Drivers for VXWorks
  1. All
  1. VT1559.pdf
VT1551 How to Test Serial Port Connections in Debian Using Getty
  1. All
  1. VT1551.pdf
VT1411 Portability of Embedded Operating System Images
  1. All
  1. VT1411.pdf
VT1407 Direct I/O Port Access under Windows NT/2000/XP
  1. All
  1. VT1407.pdf
VT1371 How to Boot from the Ethernet Controller
  1. All
  1. VT1371.pdf

Product Advisories

DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
PA1657 VL-EPIC-17 BIOS Revision 1.02
  1. 1.01
  1. VT1857.pdf
PA1472 VL-EPIC-17 BIOS Revision 1.01A
  1. 1.00
  1. VT1799.pdf