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Rugged Apollo Lake SBC is Credit-Card Sized

VersaLogic has announced a new SWaP-optimized embedded SBC with ECC memory. Named “Harrier”, this new embedded computer features the Intel’s latest 5th generation Apollo Lake Atom processors with error-correcting memory. The Harrier includes a TPM 2.0 security chip, on-board power regulation, USB and Ethernet I/O ports and Mini PCIe expansion sockets. The soldered-on ECC RAM enhances both the reliability and ruggedness of the product.

According to the company, applications such as High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAVs and High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) systems present a considerable challenge related to memory errors. ECC memory is beneficial in environments where single bit memory errors may occur due to cosmic ray interactions, which increase dramatically at altitude. The Harrier is available with up to 8 GB of Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory to address the risk of memory errors in any high-reliability applications.

Within its 55 mm x 95 mm x 27 mm package, the Harrier is well suited for space-limited applications such as in unmanned vehicles, whether on land, underwater or in the air. The Harrier is designed and tested for full industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202H specifications for shock and vibration. In addition, on-board power regulation ensures reliable operation with fluctuating or noisy power sources. The built-in TPM 2.0 security chip provides hardware-level security for applications that require secure log-ins, encrypted data storage, protected files and so on.

On-board I/O includes dual Gigabit Ethernet, one USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports and two serial ports. A SATA interface, eMMC Flash, mSATA slot and a microSD socket provide a range of data storage options. Dual Mini PCIe sockets accommodate plug-in A/D, Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, FireWire and other mini cards.

Like other VersaLogic products, the Harrier is designed from the ground up for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle). Customization services to help customers create unique solutions will be available for the Harrier, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, etc.

Harrier will be available in production volumes Q1 of 2020.

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