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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)
  1. All
  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
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

TitleProduct 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

KnowledgeBase Articles

Release DateDescriptionCompatible Product RevisionsDownload
2016-11-08VT1844 - 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 Views

3D PDF Views of the product and optional accessories (Note: Download ZIP file and use acrobat viewer to display)
TitleFile SizeDownload
EPMe-30ExP - Standard Product
  1. 29.2 MB
  1. EPMe-30ExP-Heat_Plate.zip
EPMe-30ExP - with optional Heat Sink
  1. 29.3 MB
  1. EPMe-30ExP-Heat_Sink.zip
EPMe-30ExP - with optional Heat Sink and Fan
  1. 29.9 MB
  1. EPMe-30ExP-Heat_Sink_and_Fan.zip
EPMe-30ExP - with optional Heat Pipe Adapter
  1. 29.2 MB
  1. EPMe-30ExP-Heat_Pipes.zip