VersaLogic Embeds Performance, Security and Resilience in New Embedded Computer

December 5, 2019 Tiera Oliver

VersaLogic Corp., a computer company in the embedded industry, has announced a new embedded computing system with ECC memory. 

Named "Owl", this computer features error correcting memory combined with Intel's 5th generation Apollo Lake processors (dual or quad core). The Owl also includes TPM 2.0 security, on-board power conditioning, Mini PCIe expansion sockets, and analog input ports, along with standard USB and Ethernet I/O ports.      

The Owl features soldered down ECC (error correcting) memory to help resilience to shock and vibration, and guard against single bit errors, such as those that are likely to occur at higher altitudes. It also features on-board power conditioning which accepts 8 to 30 VDC input. This accommodates fixed and mobile 12 and 24 volt systems. Additional protection is provided against damaging transient voltages, over voltage, reverse voltage, and RF intrusion.  

Its 95 x 95 x 27 mm package is compatible in unmanned vehicles on land, underwater, or in the air. The Owl is designed and tested for full industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) operation and meets MIL-STD-202H specifications for shock and vibration. 

The built-in TPM 2.0 security chip provides hardware-level security for applications that require secure log-ins, encrypted data storage, protected files, etc. 

On-board I/O includes dual Gigabit Ethernet, one USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, eight analog inputs, eight digital I/O ports, and four serial ports. A SATA interface, eMMC Flash, mSATA slot, and a microSD socket provide a range of data storage options. Dual Mini PCIe sockets accommodate plug-in A/D, Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, FireWire, and other mini cards.

Long-term availability
Like other VersaLogic products, the Owl is designed from the ground up for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle). 

Modifications are available for the Owl, even in low OEM quantities. Modifications include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, etc.

Owl will be available in production volumes Q1 of 2020.

Contact for pre-production opportunities. 

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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