VersaLogic, a developer of embedded systems for drones and robotics, has unveiled Harrier, a new SWaP-optimized embedded computing system based around Intel’s latest 5th generation Apollo Lake Atom processor and featuring soldered-on error-correcting code (ECC) memory. The system also includes a TPM 2.0 security chip, on-board power regulation, USB and Ethernet I/O ports, and Mini PCIe expansion sockets.
The Harrier is available with up to 8GB ECC memory, making the system ideal for use in environments where single bit memory errors may occur due to cosmic ray interactions. It is highly suited for incorporation into High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS).
Measuring just 55 x 95 x 27 mm, the Harrier is also designed for space-constrained unmanned vehicles in all environments, including unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). The rugged embedded platform has been tested for full industrial temperature (-40 to +85 degrees C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202H specifications for shock and vibration. It can also be used reliably even with fluctuating or noisy power sources, thanks to its on-board power regulation.
The Harrier includes a built-in TPM 2.0 security chip that provides hardware-level security for secure log-ins, encrypted data storage, file protection and similar applications. 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.
VersaLogic offers a range of customization services for the Harrier to suit OEM needs and users’ unique application requirements. These include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, and customized testing and screening.
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