Falcon
Embedded Processing Unit
ƒƒ A complete x86 embedded computer!
ƒƒ Intel® Atom™ E6x0T processor
ƒƒ Industrial temp. (-40º to +85ºC)
ƒƒ Wide input voltage (8V–17V)
ƒƒ Extremely small
ƒƒ Mini PCIe expansion socket
ƒƒ Trusted Platform Module (optional)
Highlights
Overview
Embedded Processing Unit
Industrial Temperature Operation
The Falcon is an extremely small and rugged embedded computer. It has been engineered
and tested to meet the Military and Medical industries’ evolving requirements to develop
smaller, lighter, and lower power embedded systems while adhering to stringent regulatory
standards. Roughly the size of a credit card and less than one inch thick, the Falcon is the
embedded industry’s smallest, lightest, ultra-rugged embedded x86 computer. This embedded
computer, equipped with an Intel Atom E6x0T processor, is designed to withstand extreme
temperature, impact, and vibration.
MIL-STD-202G
Details
A complete embedded computer in an extremely
small / rugged format.
Intel Atom E6x0T Processor
1.6 GHz performance. Low power consumption.
-40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
Qualified for high shock / vibration environments.
Fanless Operation
No moving parts required for CPU cooling.
Wide Input Voltage Range
Accepts 8 to 17 volts (12V typ.).
High-performance Video
Graphics core supports MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2
encoding and decoding.
Network
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with remote boot support.
RAM
Up to 2 GB soldered-on DDR2 RAM.
SATA
Supports SATA hard drives and mSATA flash storage options.
Mini PCIe Card Socket
Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet,
solid-state storage, and other plug-in devices.
Device I/O
Four serial ports, four USB ports, Intel High-Definition Audio.
Trusted Platform Module (optional)
On-board security option defends against attacks from
unauthorized hardware and software.
Driven by an Intel Atom E6x0T processor, the Falcon provides a lot of performance, lower
power consumption (9–11W typical), and a very compact package. The Falcon provides
compatibility with a broad range of standard x86 application development tools for reduced
development time.
The integrated Intel GMA600 graphics core provides hardware-accelerated MPEG-4 / H.264
and MPEG-2 video encoding and decoding. A standard LVDS output supports flat panel
displays. An optional adapter converts the LVDS output to VGA.
Industry-standard system interfaces include Gigabit Ethernet with network boot capability,
four USB 2.0 ports, four serial ports, and Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA). A SATA 3 Gb/s
interface supports high-capacity storage. Dual microSD sockets and a Mini PCIe socket with
mSATA support provide flexible solid-state drive (SSD) options. The Mini PCIe socket also
accommodates plug-in Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, Firewire,
and other mini cards. The Falcon supports an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for
applications that require enhanced hardware-level security functions.
Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40º to +85ºC) operation, the rugged Falcon
also meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for shock and vibration. Soldered-on RAM and
latching SATA, Ethernet, power, and main I/O connectors provide additional ruggedization
for use in extremely harsh environments. Heatsink or heat plate versions provide fanless
heat dissipation. Falcon is manufactured to IPC-A-610 Class 2 (modified) standards. For
extremely-high-reliability applications, IPC-A-610 Class 3 versions are available.
A wide input voltage range of 8 to 17 volts (12V typ.) simplifies system power supply
requirements. It is fully compatible with 12V automotive applications.
Falcon is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows,
Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks.
Product customization is available, even in low quantities. Options include a Trusted Platform
Module, conformal coating, BGA underfill, IPC Class 3 assembly, BIOS / splash screen
configuration, application specific testing, BOM revision locks, labeling, etc.
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Falcon
Embedded Processing Unit
Specifications
General
Size
Processor
Chipset
Battery
Power Requirements (@ +12V) §
Heatsink models
Heat plate models
Ordering Information
Model
VL-EPU-2610-EBPN
VL-EPU-2610-ECPN
VL-EPU-2610-EDPN
VL-EPU-2610-EBKN
VL-EPU-2610-ECKN
VL-EPU-2610-EDKN
VL-EPU-2610-EBPL ¤
VL-EPU-2610-ECPL ¤
VL-EPU-2610-EBKL ¤
VL-EPU-2610-ECKL ¤
Processor
Atom E640T
Atom E680T
Atom E680T
Atom E640T
Atom E680T
Atom E680T
Atom E640T
Atom E680T
Atom E640T
Atom E680T
Speed
1.0 GHz
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
1.0 GHz
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
1.0 GHz
1.6 GHz
1.0 GHz
1.6 GHz
RAM
1 GB
1 GB
2 GB
1 GB
1 GB
2 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
Main I/O Connector
Non-latching
Non-latching
Non-latching
Non-latching
Non-latching
Non-latching
Rugged latching
Rugged latching
Rugged latching
Rugged latching
Cooling
Heat plate
Heat plate
Heat plate
Heatsink
Heatsink
Heatsink
Heat plate
Heat plate
Heatsink
Heatsink
Input Voltage
System Reset & Hardware
Monitors
Manufacturing Standards
Environmental
Regulatory Compliance
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Cooling
Airflow Requirements
¤ Special order
Accessories
Part Number
Cables
VL-CKR-FALC-N
VL-CKR-FALC-L
Description
Falcon cable kit. Includes VL-CBR-0701, 0804, 0807, 2014, 2015, and 5013.
Falcon cable kit – rugged latching. Includes VL-CBR-0702, 0804, 0807,
2014, 2015, and 5014.
VL-CBR-0804
12” Ethernet cable - rugged latching
VL-CBR-0807
12” power adapter cable. ATX12 to Falcon.
VL-CBR-2014
LVDS to VGA adapter board
VL-CBR-2015
20” 24-bit LVDS cable (Hirose)
VL-CBR-2016
20” 24-bit LVDS cable (JAE)
VL-CBR-5013
System I/O paddleboard
VL-CBR-5014
System I/O paddleboard – rugged latching
VL-CBR-0201
12” Wi-Fi antenna interface cable
VL-CBR-0701
20” SATA cable
VL-CBR-0702
20” SATA cable - rugged latching
Solid-State Storage (flash memory)
VL-F29-xxxx
mSATA module (SATA), industrial temp.
VL-F41-xxxx
microSD card (SDIO), SLC, industrial temp.
Rotating Drives
VL-HDS35-xxx
3.5” hard drive (SATA)
Mini PCIe Expansion Cards
VL-WD10-CBN
802.11g/n Wi-Fi transceiver module
Hardware
Mini PCIe / mSATA hardware kit (metric thread)
VL-HDW-107
VL-HDW-405
Secondary mounting plate. Simplifies installation in many situations.
Attaches to heatsink or heat plate models.
VL-PS-ATX12-300A ATX development power supply
Miscellaneous
VL-CBR-ANT01
802.11n Wi-Fi antenna
VL-HDW-401
Thermal compound paste (1.75g)
§ Represents operation at +25°C and +12V supply running Windows 7 with LVDS display, SATA, GbE, COM,
and USB keyboard / mouse. Typical power computed as the mean value of Idle and Maximum power
specifications. Maximum power measured with 95% CPU utilization.
† IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) compatible
Altitude*
Thermal Shock
Humidity
Vibration, Sinusoidal
Sweep ¥
Vibration, Random ¥
Mechanical Shock ¥
Security
TPM (optional)
Memory
System RAM
Video
General
VRAM
OEM Flat Panel Interface
Mass Storage
Rotating Drive ‡
Flash / SSD ‡
Network
Interface
Device I/O
Ethernet †
USB ‡ Four USB 2.0 host ports
COM 1
RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible.
1 Mbps max. Handshake lines.
RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible.
1 Mbps max.
Four user I/O lines. Independently configurable.
Intel High-Definition Audio (HDA) CODEC
Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553,
Ethernet channels, non-volatile flash data storage, and
other plug-in modules (full or half size). USB, SATA,
and PCIe signaling.
AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS with OEM enhancements.
Field reprogrammable.
ACPI 3.0. Support for S3 suspend state.
Compatible with most x86 operating systems including
Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, and VxWorks
COM 2 / 3 / 4
Other I/O
GPIO
Audio
Mini PCIe Card Socket
Software
BIOS
‡ Bootable storage device capability
* Extended altitude specifications available upon request
¥ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe levels are used to illustrate the extreme ruggedness of this product in
general. Testing at higher levels and / or different types of shock or vibration methods can be accommodated
per the specific requirements of the application. Contact a VersaLogic Sales Engineer for further information.
Specifications are subject to change without notification. Intel and Atom are trademarks of Intel Corp. PCI Express
is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG. microSD is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. EPU and Embedded Processing
Unit are trademarks of VersaLogic Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Heat plate models: 55 x 84 x 22 mm (2.17 x 3.31 x 0.87”)
Heatsink models: 55 x 84 x 38.5 mm (2.17 x 3.31 x 1.51”)
Intel Atom E6x0T platform. 512K 8-way L2 cache.
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT), Virtualization
Technology (VT).
Intel EG20T Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
Connection for 3.0V RTC backup battery
Model
Idle
Typical Max.
S3
VL-EPU-2610-EBxx 8.2W 9.0W 9.8W 3.4W
VL-EPU-2610-ECxx 9.7W 10.6W 11.6W 3.4W
VL-EPU-2610-EDxx 9.7W 10.6W 11.6W 3.4W
8V–17V (nominal 12V operation)
All voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with
programmable timeout (1 µS to 10 min.). Push-button
sleep, reset, and power.
Standard
IPC-A-610 Class 2 modified
Custom
IPC-A-610 Class 3 modified
RoHS (2002/95/CE)
-40° to +85°C. Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.)
above 2,300m (7,500 ft.).*
-40° to +85°C
Fanless. Heatsink or bolt-down heat plate.
Model
Temp. Range
Airflow
Heat plate models -40° to +85°C
Zero airflow
Heat plate must be
kept below 90°C
Heatsink models -40° to +60°C
Zero airflow
+60° to +85°C
300 LFM
Operating
To 15,000 ft. (4,570m)
Storage
To 40,000 ft. (12,000m)
5°C/min. over operating temperature
Less than 95%, noncondensing
MIL-STD-202G, Method 204, Modified Condition A: 2g
constant acceleration from 5 to 500 Hz, 20 min. per axis
MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms,
5 min. per axis
MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g
half-sine, 11 ms duration per axis
Optional support for Intel Trusted Platform Module
1.2 devices. Temperature limitation to 70°C max.
Standard
1 GB or 2 GB
Special Order
512 MB
Soldered-on DDR2 SDRAM. 800 MT/s.
Intel GMA600 high-performance graphics core.
Advanced 2D / 3D graphics. Hardware-accelerated
video encode and decode.
Up to 256 MB + 384 MB shared DRAM
Single-channel LVDS interface. 18/24-bit. Up to
1280 x 768 (60 Hz).
One SATA 3 Gb/s port. Latching SATA connector.
Two microSD sockets. Support up to 32 GB each.
Mini PCIe socket with mSATA support
One autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT port.
Latching connector. Network boot option.
Sleep Mode
Operating Systems
11/06/12
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