VersaLogic releases high-performance PC/104 SBC
VersaLogic has announced Lion, a rugged PC/104 single-board somputer (SBC) based on Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake System-on-Chip (SoC), Lion combines high performance, low power consumption, enhanced security, and backward compatibility with systems using PC/104 PCI expansion. Built to a 4.3- by 3.8-in. (108- by 96-mm) PC/104 footprint, it offers and on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip.
The Lion’s powerful CPU and video processing capability, combined with a relatively low power draw and standard PCIe/104 OneBank expansion, will enable high-performance systems that are smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient. This suits the SBC for compute-intensive applications such as flight navigation, guidance systems, and medical scanning/imaging.
The dual-core Lion is available in Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor options and provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 application development tools. The on-board TPM security chip can lock out unauthorized hardware and software access. It provides a secure processing environment for applications in defense, medical, and industrial applications that require hardware-level security functions. Additional security is provided through built-in AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) instructions.
Lion’s dual mini DisplayPort video outputs support two independent simultaneous displays including Extended Desktop and Clone modes. Intel’s HD Graphics 620 core compute architecture, 24 execution units, and GPU Turbo Boost contain on-board hardware acceleration for encode/decode of most popular formats.
The SBC’s I/O includes dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with network boot capability, two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, eight digital I/O lines, I2C, and three timer/counters. A SATA (Revision 3) interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives at up to 6 Gbits/s.
The Lion is designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) operation and meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration.