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VersaLogic Releases Raven - Embedded Computer based on Intel Bay Trail Processor

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October 25, 2016

VersaLogic Releases 'Raven' - Embedded SFF Computer based on Intel Bay Trail Processor

VersaLogic Corp., one of the embedded industry's most trusted computer company, has announced Raven - a compact and rugged embedded computer built around the Intel Bay Trail processor.

This is VersaLogic's fourth product released in the Embedded Processing Unit (EPU) format. EPU's combine processor, memory, video, and system I/O into an extremely compact full function embedded computer.

See More - Raven EPU Module

The Raven was engineered to meet the military, avionic, and medical industries' evolving requirements for smaller, lighter, and more powerful embedded systems. Approximately four inches square and one inch thick, the Raven is a member of the VersaLogic family of small, light, ultra-rugged embedded x86 computers. It combines the rugged 4th generation Intel® Atom™ "Bay Trail" processor, with system interfaces, in a compact 95 x 95 x 27 mm form factor designed to withstand extreme temperature, impact, and vibration.

Raven is available in single-, dual-, and quad-core versions. It provides great performance and I/O for its compact size, moderate power consumption (6 to 8W is typical, depending on model). The Raven provides compatibility with a broad range of standard x86 application development tools for reduced development time.

The board includes an extensive set of features including an on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip. The Raven's powerful feature set, combined with a low-power draw and compact footprint, enables the next generation of intelligent medical, military, and industrial systems to be smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient.

The Raven features an industrial temperature Intel Atom E38xx processor optimised for performance and power balance.

Built-In Security
The Raven's on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip can be used to lock out unauthorised hardware and software access. It provides a secure processing environment for applications in Defense, Medical, and Industrial Control that require enhanced hardware-level security functions. Additional security is provided through built-in AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) processor instructions.
Powerful Video Processing
Raven supports a Mini DisplayPort++ output as well as a single-channel LVDS display output. Intel's advanced Gen 7 HD graphics engine provides outstanding graphics performance and is capable of supporting two simultaneous 1080p video streams. On-board hardware acceleration is available for encode/decode of H.264, MVC, VP8, VC1/WMV9, and other standards. The graphics engine also supports DirectX 11, Open GL 4.0, full HD video playback, dual display support, and resolution up to 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz.
High Performance I/O Capabilities
Raven's I/O connectivity includes dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with network boot capability. One USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 host ports, four serial ports, and three 16-bit timer/counters are available. A SATA 3 Gbits/s interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. Two Mini PCIe sockets (one with mSATA capability), a microSD socket, and on-board eMMC (on select models) provide flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options. Eight channels of programmable 12-bit Analog Inputs, eight Digital I/O lines, I2C and SPI interfaces round out the on-board device I/O.
Systems can be enhanced by leveraging the Mini PCIe sockets with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Firewire, and other mini PCIe cards/modules.
Designed, Manufactured and Tested for Extreme Environments
Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, the Raven also meets MIL-STD-202G specs for impact and vibration.
Raven's on-board power filtering adds an important layer of protection for glitches caused by dirty or unstable power sources. The wide input voltage range (8 to 30 VDC) greatly simplifies system power supply requirements. Reverse Voltage Protection, and Over Voltage Protection enhances field durability and reliability. The Raven is fully compatible with 12 or 24V vehicle applications.
Soldered-on RAM and fanless thermal solutions provide additional ruggedisation for use in harsh environments.
Long-term Availability
The Raven is covered by VersaLogic's 5+ year availability guarantee and a 5-year product warranty. VersaLogic's Life Extension programs typically keep products available for 10+ years. Customisation services to help customers create unique solutions are available for the Raven, even in low OEM quantities. Customisation options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customised testing and screening, and more.


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