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PCIe/104 Board Sports Coffee Lake Refresh Processors

VersaLogic has announced a new family of PCIe/104 computers with a high performance Intel Xeon processor and x16 PCIe expansion. Named “Sabertooth”, this new computer features three-bank expansion combined with Intel’s “Coffee Lake Refresh” Xeon or i3 processors. The Sabertooth also includes on-board 128GB NVMe SSD storage, ECC memory, TSN Ethernet, TPM 2.0 security, GPIO and USB ports, as well as a SATA port for off-board storage.

The highest performance models feature an Intel Xeon-E hex core processor. In addition, a 3-bank stack-down connector provides wide bandwidth expansion capability with its x16 PCIe Gen 3 bus. This supports connection of peripherals and compute-offload devices such as GPUs, FPGA or 10 GbE network devices

The high performance is complemented with up to 32GB memory (ECC in Xeon models) and soldered down 128GB NVMe fast read/write storage. The Sabertooth is well suited for intensive processing at the edge to eliminate the need to send raw data back for central processing, says the company. For applications not requiring hex-core Xeon performance, or a board that draws less power and dissipates less heat, a model supporting the 9th generation Intel Core i3 processor is also available.

In addition to x16 PCIe lanes, the expansion connector supports 4 PCIe x1, USB, and SM Bus. Other interfaces include SATA III, USB 3.2, Gigabit Ethernet with TSN support, serial, I2C, GPIO and Mini DisplayPort connections

The Sabertooth is a compact PC/104 format solution, measuring only 96mm x 90mm x 43 mm. It provides very high 6-core Xeon-E performance for space-limited applications. In addition, the Sabertooth is designed and tested for full industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202H specifications for shock and vibration.

Like other VersaLogic products, the Sabertooth is designed from the ground up for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle). Modifications to the off-the-shelf product are available for the Sabertooth, even in low OEM quantities. Modifications include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, etc. Xeon-E versions of the Sabertooth will be available in production volumes Q4 of 2021. Early access options are available now.

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PCIe/104 Board Sports Coffee Lake Refresh Processors

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