VersaLogic announces Falcon, a small, rugged, embedded computer. The new Embedded Processing Unit format combines processor, memory, video, and system I/O into an extremely compact embedded computer. The Falcon features an Intel Atom E6x0T processor which is optimized for performance / power consumption balance. It provides compatibility with a broad range of x86 application development tools for reduced cost and development time. Integrated high-performance graphics provide hardware-accelerated MPEG-4/H.264 and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. It includes a standard LVDS video output for flat panel displays.
On-board I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet with network boot capability, four USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, and Intel High-Definition Audio. A SATA 3 Gb/s interface supports high-capacity rotating or solid-state drives. Dual microSD sockets and a Mini PCIe socket with mSATA capability provide flexible SSD options. Systems can be enhanced by leveraging the Mini PCIe socket with plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Firewire, and other mini cards. The Falcon supports an optional Trusted Platform Module chip for applications that require enhanced hardware-level security functions.
The Falcon's wide input voltage range of 8 to 17 volts simplifies system power supply requirements. It is fully compatible with automotive type power systems. Designed and tested for industrial temperature operation, the rugged Falcon meets MIL-STD-202G specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Soldered-on RAM, fanless thermal solutions, and latching connectors (Ethernet, SATA, and main I/O) provide additional ruggedization for use in harsh environments. Falcon is available as an IPC-A-610 Class 2 assembly. Class 3 assembly is optional for situations where extreme reliability is required. Falcon is ITAR and RoHS compliant and includes VersaLogic's 5+ year production life guarantee. Customization options include TPM chip, conformal coating, IPC Class 3 assembly, cabling, revision locks, custom labeling, BIOS modifications, software, customized testing, screening, and more.