VersaLogic Develops Embedded Computing Solutions for Unmanned Systems

Published: 28 Aug 2019

VersaLogic, a leading developer of rugged embedded computing systems for OEMs of unmanned systems, has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Gold’ profile highlights how their COTS embedded systems can be used for demanding unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) and autonomous vehicle applications in the harshest environments.

Osprey (EPU-3311) COM-Express Embedded Processing UnitThe Osprey is a highly compact and rugged COM Express embedded computing platform based around an Intel Atom E38xx “Bay Trail” processor, with single, dual, and quad-core options. With a slightly larger footprint than a credit card and a thickness of one inch, it is ideal for highly SWAP-constrained UAVs, drones and robotic platforms.

The Raven is a compact, rugged low-power COM Express embedded computer equipped with an Intel Atom E38xx “Bay Trail” processor, with single, dual, and quad-core options. With a four inches square footprint and a thickness of one inch, it is ideal for space-constrained unmanned systems with low power budgets.

With a wide input voltage range of 8 to 30 volts, the Raven is fully compatible with 12 or 24V systems, making it easy to integrate with a wide variety of unmanned vehicles. In addition, it features Reverse Voltage Protection and Over Voltage Protection for enhanced field durability and reliability.

Bengal (EPMe-30) PC:104 Single Board ComputerThe Bengal is a low-power, high-performance SBC based around an Intel Atom E38xx “Bay Trail” processor, with single, dual, and quad-core options and up to 8GB RAM. Its integrated Intel Gen 7 graphics core supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.0, and H.264/MPEG-2 encoding and decoding.

The Bengal is built on the new “PCIe/104 OneBank” format. It is compatible with the PCI/104 Express format and includes a legacy PCI connector and a single bank high-speed PCIe connector, providing flexible system expansion options.

The SandCat is a low-power SBC based around a dual-core Intel “Bay Trail” processor, with up to 8GB RAM. Its integrated Intel Gen 7 graphics core supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.0, and H.264/MPEG-2 encoding and decoding.

The SandCat is built on the PC/104 form factor, and includes ISA and PCI connectors, allowing direct interfacing with PC/104-Plus plug-in boards while allowing easy upgrading of legacy systems that may have specialist I/O capabilities.

Tetra (EPC-2700) ARM-based Single Board ComputerThe Tetra is a rugged highly power-efficient SBC based around an ARM i.MX6 Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, with 4GB RAM. It features a wide range of connectivity options including Gigabit Ethernet, USB, and CAN Bus interface, as well as HDMI and LVDS video support. Expansion and peripheral capabilities include a Mini PCIe socket, an I2C port, MIPI camera input, audio I/O, SPI, and a 6-axis accelerometer / magnetometer.

The Swordtail is a very low power rugged SBC based around an ARM i.MX6 Cortex-A9 processor, with dual- or quad-core options and 4GB RAM. It features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, as well as expansion possibilities for Cellular and other wireless technologies, making it ideal for standalone applications such as small drones and robotic vehicles.

To find out more about VersaLogic and their processing units and single-board computers for UAVs, drones and other autonomous vehicles, please visit their profile page:
https://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/company/versalogic/

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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