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VL-EPMe-30 (Bengal)
Reference and Support Material



Product Reference

DescriptionProduct RevisionDocument
VL-EPMe-30 Hardware Reference Manual (10/25/2016)
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  1. MEPME30_HRM.pdf
VL-EPMe-30 Programmer's Reference Manual (01/06/2017)
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  1. MEPME30_PRM.pdf
VL-EPMe-30 BIOS Reference Manual (08/07/2017)
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  1. MEPMe30_BRM.pdf
VL-EPMe-30 BIOS Reference Manual (08/28/2015)
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  1. MEPME30_BIOS_R102.pdf
VL-EPMe-30 BIOS Reference Manual (03/14/2016)
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  1. MEPME30_BIOS_R104.pdf

Component Reference

TitleProduct RevisionDocument
Intel 4th Generation Atom (formerly "Bay Trail") System-on-Chip (SoC) E38xx Processor
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  1. Datasheet: Intel Atom Processor E3800 Product Family
  2. Software Support Page
  3. More Info: Intel
Intel I210-IT Gigabit Ethernet Controller
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  1. Intel I210-IT Datasheet
  2. More Info: Intel

BIOS Reference and Downloads

BIOS updates are performed using the EFI Shell built into the BIOS.
Release Date DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
2018-04-27Release 1.06
  1. Updated core BIOS to version
  2. Update ME Firmware to version
  3. Update CPU Microcode to version M0F30679909.
  4. Removed built-in UEFI Shell.
  5. Added the Del hotkey to enter BIOS Setup.
  6. Fixed Legacy USB support in xHCI mode.
  7. Enabled xHCI (USB 3.0) by default.
  8. Added SATA hotplug option.
  9. Removed console redirection port selection.
  10. Fixed missing character in "Total Memory" field.
  11. Improved compatibility of DP ports in UEFI mode.
  12. Removed automatic S4 entry at high temperatures.
  1. 1.00 and later
  1. Bengal BIOS R106
2016-07-21Release 1.05
  1. Updated video BIOS and GOP driver to better support DP++ mode.
  2. Added Intel PXE ROM for built-in I210 Ethernet.
  3. Added option to configure action on boot failure.
  4. Fixed fan control issues.
  5. Removed 9600 baud setting from console redirection options.
  6. Removed Load Optimized Defaults from Exit tab.
  1. 1.00 or later
  1. Bengal BIOS R105
2016-02-06Release 1.04
  1. Added for BDA (BIOS Data Area) support for FPGA UARTs.
  2. Set Console Redirection Terminal Type default to VT100+.
  3. USB Port #3 can now be disabled.
  4. CMOS default settings have been modified to change the default boot OS from Windows to Linux.
  5. Updated Phoenix core
  6. Security-related Setup and SMM fixes
    1. Updated SoC microcode.
    2. Fixed a rare intermittent boot failure when booting from some USB drives.
    3. Fixed hang in DOS after hot-plugging USB 2.0 HUB with KB attached.
    4. Linux can now boot from a Transcend 16 GB Class 10 SDHC flash memory card.
    5. Fixed 4Kn (4K Native) SATA HDD BIOS only detecting 125GB.
  1. 1.00 or later
  1. Bengal BIOS R104
2015-12-15Release 1.03
  1. Fixed PCI enumeration issue on MPEe-A1/A2.
  2. Fixed intermittent boot issue affecting some slow-to-initialize USB mass storage devices.
  3. Enabled I2C device by default.
  4. Disabled "Audio Controller" by default to address Linux syslog "spurious response" issue.
Note: Extended BIOS Release 1.02 update is not included in this release.
  1. 1.00 or later
  1. Bengal BIOS R103
2015-10-07Release 1.02 - Resolves an intermittent startup problem that impacted a small percentage of Bengal boards. Fielded units which exhibit this problem should be returned to VersaLogic for a BIOS update This extended BIOS update cannot be performed in the field.
  1. 1.00 or later
  1. Not field upgradable, contact customer support.
2015-01-30Rev 1.01 BIOS (Release 1.01 - Added support for Winbond SPI flash chip.)
Note: Readme.txt included that documents the UEFI shell method of updating the BIOS
  1. 1.00 or later
  1. Bengal BIOS R101

PLD Reference and Downloads

Note: Before downloading, please read PLD upgrade information for general information on PLD code, upgrade instructions, and the update utility.
Release Date DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
2014-12-22 Initial Release
  1. Board 1.00 and later, BIOS 1.00 and later
  1. EPM30R100.zip

Trusted Computing

DescriptionProduct RevisionDocument
Trusting Computing Group (“TCG”) Standards
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  1. TCG PC Client Specific TPM Interface
TPM overview and Atmel AT97SC3204 device
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  1. Atmel TPM Overview

White Papers

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

Product KnowledgeBase Articles

DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
VT1844 - DisplayPort Cable BackDrive Problem
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  1. VT1844 - DisplayPort Cable BackDrive Problem.pdf
VT1707 - System Boot Failure Troubleshooting Guide
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  1. VT1707 - System Boot Failure Troubleshooting Guide

Product Advisories

DescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
PA1503 – PCB and BIOS updates: VL-EPMe-30ExP
  1. 3.00
  1. VT1834.pdf
PA1537 – Heat plate mounting changes: VL-EPMe-30ECP
  1. 2.03
  1. VT1805.pdf
PA1526 – BIOS update for board powerup issues: VL-EPMe-30ExP
  1. 2.02
  1. VT1801.pdf
PA1509 – Addition of thermal compound paste to the cable kit: VL-CKR-BENGAL
  1. 1.01
  1. VT1803.pdf
PA1501 – Modifications to the heat plate to compensate for variations in the height of passive components under the heat plate: VL-EPMe-30ExP
  1. 2.01
  1. VT1782.pdf
PA1483 – Change in the VGA connector and cable: VL-EPMe-30ExP
  1. 2.00
  1. VT1781.pdf