Lion Datasheet by VersaLogic Corporation

7th Generation Intel® Core
processor (“Kaby Lake”)
PCI/104 OneBank™ form
TPM (Trusted Platform
Module) security chip
Intel Active Management
-40° to +85°C Operating
Up to 16 GB RAM
Dual Gigabit Ethernet
DisplayPort video outputs
Mini PCIe Socket, with mSATA
USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports
Serial I/O (RS-232/422/485)
Digital I/O
Shock & vibration per
VersaAPI software support
x86 operating systems
(Windows, Linux, etc.)
The Lion is a high-performance single board computer (SBC) which
combines Intel’s 7th generation Core “Kaby Lake” processor, with
a newer PCIe/104 OneBank expansion interface. Compatible with
the PCI/104-Express format, it includes a legacy PCI connector,
and a high-speed PCIe connector. This provides flexible system
expansion, while leaving more on-board space available for product
features. The single bank connector is mechanically and electrically
compatible with PCI/104-Express Type 1 and Type 2 modules.
In addition, the Lion also contains a full complement of on-board
I/O interfaces, including USB 3.0, USB 2.0, mini PCIe expansion
socket, TPM chip, multiple serial interfaces, and 8-bits of digital I/O.
The Lion is available with an embedded i7-7600U, i5-7300U, or
i3-7100U Kaby Lake processor, providing standard clock rates
up to 2.8 GHz and Turbo Boost rates to 3.9 GHz. The Kaby Lake
processors feature dual-core CPUs and Hyper-Threading logic
allowing up to 4 simultaneous threads to be executed.
As with all VersaLogic products, the Lion is designed to support
OEM applications where high reliability and long-term availability
are required. Lion is backed by a five-year warranty, 5+ year off-
the-shelf availability guarantee, and expert US-based technical
support. From application design-in support, to its 10+ year extended
life programs, the Lion provides a durable embedded computer
solution with an excellent cost of ownership.
PC/104 Format Single Board Computer
Product Data Sheet
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Modify Lion to Your Exact Requirements
COT’s modifications are available in quantities as low as 100 pieces.
Conformal Coating
Custom Cabling
Connector & I/O
Custom Testing
Custom Labeling
BGA Underfill
BIOS Modifications
Software and Drivers
Revision Locks
Custom Screening
And more –
Qualified for high shock / vibration environments.
Software Support
Compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating
systems including Windows, Windows Embedded,
Linux, and VxWorks..
Fanless Operation
No moving parts required for CPU cooling in most
Memory (on back side)
Up to 16 GB DDR3L memory.
Industrial Temperature Operation
-40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
1 Intel “Kaby Lake” Processor
Up to 2.8 GHz clock rate, dual-core.
2 Trusted Platform Module
(not shown; on back side)
On-board TPM security chip can lock out
unauthorized hardware and software access.
3 High-performance Video
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 core supports
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and H.264, MPEG-2
encoding/decoding. Dual Mini DisplayPort outputs
(DP++). DisplayPort supports HD audio output.
4 Network
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) with remote boot
6 Gb/s SATA port. Supports rotating or solid state
SATA drives.
6 Mini PCIe Card Sockets
Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, flash
data storage with auto-detect mSATA flash storage
support, and other mini PCIe modules.
7 MicroSD Socket
Supports removable microSD card solid-state drives.
8 Industrial I/O
(a) Two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports support
keyboard, mouse, and other devices.
(b) Dual RS-232/422/485 and Dual RS-232 ports,
three 8254 timer/counters, and I2C support.
9 Digital I/O
Eight 3.3V digital I/O lines.
10 SPI Interface
Supports SPI and SPX devices, including low cost
analog and digital modules.
11 Power Input
5V Input
12 Stackable Expansion (on back side)
High speed stack-down PCIe/104 OneBank
connector. Legacy stack-down PCI connector.
Product Data Sheet
VersaLogic Corporation, 12100 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062 | (503) 747-2261 | |
Mechanical Shock ¤MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine,
11 ms duration per axis
TPM Trusted Platform Module 2.0 device.
System RAM Up to 16 GB DDR3L (1.35V) SDRAM.
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
General Integrated high-performance video. Intel HD 620 - Gen-9
compute architecture, 24 execution units, and GPU
Turbo Boost. Supports 3 independent displays. Supports
DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, OpenCL 2.0.
Hardware Based
Decode and Encode of JPEG, MJPEG, MPEG2, AVC,
MVC, HEVC 8-bit, VC-1, VP8, VP9.
DisplayPort Interface
Dual Mini DisplayPort outputs supports DP++ and HDMI
signaling (Video and Audio outputs). 24-bit. Up to 4096 x
2304 at 60 Hz. Supports Extended Desktop, Clone, and
Twin display modes.
Mass Storage
Rotating or Solid-
State Drives
SATA (Revision 3.0) port. (optional dual SATA available)
Flash storage mSATA modules (SATA signaling, bootable).
Flash storage One microSD socket. Bootable
Network Interface
Ethernet Two autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT ports
with status LEDs. IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
Network Boot Option Via BIOS extension
Remote Management Intel vPro Active Management Technology (AMT) (i5-
7300U and i7-7600U CPUs only). Supports out-of-band
management capabilities including Keyboard-Video-Mouse
(KVM) Remote Control, alerting, and event logging.
Device I/O
USB # ‡ Two USB 3.0 host port (Type-C connectors) and four USB
2.0 host ports.
COM 1 / 2 Interface ‡ Two RS-232/422/485 selectable ports. 16C550 compatible.
460 Kbps.
COM 3 / 4 Interface ‡Two RS-232 ports. 115 Kbps.
Digital I/O Eight TTL I/O lines (3.3V). Independently configurable.
I2C Single I2C interface
Audio Optional. Use VL-ADR-01 audio interface or DisplayPort
HD audio output.
Counter/Timers Three 8254 compatible Programmable Interval Timers (PITs).
Other I/O
Mini PCIe / mSATA
Full-size Mini PCIe socket with mSATA signaling support.
Supports Wi-Fi modems, GPS receivers, solid state
mSATA drives, and other plug-in modules.
SPI Interface Supports SPI and SPX devices. Supports up to two SPX
BIOS Phoenix Technologies UEFI BIOS. Field reprogrammable.
Support for USB keyboard/mouse and USB boot.
VersaAPI VersaLogic Application Programming Interface to support
on-board I/O devices.
Sleep Mode ACPI 5.0. Support for S3 and S4 suspend states and C3
processor state.
§ Represents operation at +25°C and +5V running Windows 7 with on-board, DisplayPort display, SATA,
Ethernet, 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.
TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection)
# Power pins are overload protected
◊ Derate -1.1°C per 305m (1,000 ft.) above 2,300m (7,500 ft.)
* For extended altitude information contact VersaLogic Sales
¤ MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe levels were used to illustrate the overall ruggedness of this product.
Certification at higher levels or different types of shock or vibration methods per the specific requirements
of the application is available. Contact VersaLogic Sales for further information.
∆ RS232 through CPU HSUART ports and Operating System (Windows WINSSD, Linux Minicom
compatible). Some applications may require customer developed drivers.
Board Size PC/104 Compliant: 108 x 96 mm (4.23 x 3.77)
Weight 175 grams (6.2 oz.)
Processor Intel 7th Generation Core i3-7100U, i5-7300U, or i7-
7600U dual core. L2 cache. Supports enhanced Intel
SpeedStep, Intel 64-bit instructions, Hyper-Threading,
AES Instructions, Execute Disable Bit, and Virtualization
Input Voltage 5.15V +/- 2%
Battery Connector for external 3.0V RTC backup battery.
Power Requirements
Model Idle Typical Max.
VL-EPMe-42xAP-00 3.6W 12.0W 20.4W
VL-EPMe-42xAP-04 3.6W 12.0W 20.4W
VL-EPMe-42xBP-00 4.0W 12.5W 20.9W
VL-EPMe-42xBP-04 4.0W 12.5W 20.9W
VL-EPMe-42xCP-00 4.1W 12.5W 21.9W
VL-EPMe-42xCP-04 4.1W 12.5W 21.9W
VL-EPMe-42xCP-08 4.1W 13.3W 22.4W
VL-EPMe-42xCP-16 4.1W 13.5W 22.9W
System Reset &
Hardware Monitors
All voltage rails monitored. Watchdog timer with
programmable timeout. CPU temperature and fan speed
monitoring. Push-button reset and power.
Stackable Bus PCI/104-Express OneBank format including: Legacy PCI
connector and high speed OneBank connector (supports
two PCIe x1 lanes).
Standard IPC-A-610 Class 2 modified
Special Order IPC-A-610 Class 3 modified
Regulatory Compliance ROHS (2011/6 5/ EU)
Cooling Options Bolt-on heat plate standard. Optional Heat sink, Heat sink
with fan, heat pipe, and other adaptors available.
Model Heat Plate** Heat Sink Heat Sink +
VL- EPMe - 42E -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C -40°C to +85°C
VL- EPMe - 42S 0° to +6C 0° to +6C 0° to +60°C
Ranges shown assume 90% CPU utilization. For detailed thermal
information and exceptions, refer to the VL-EPMe-42 Reference Manual.
**Heat plate must be kept below 90°C
Airflow Requirements Refer to the VL-EPMe-42 Reference Manual for detailed
airflow requirements.
Storage Temperature -40° to +85°C
Altitude Operating* To 4,570m (15,000 ft.)
Storage To 12,000m (40,000 ft.)
Thermal Shock 5°C/min. over operating temperature
Humidity Less than 95%, noncondensing
Vibration, Sinusoidal
Sweep ¤
MIL-STD-202G, Method 204, Modified Condition A: 2g
constant acceleration from 5 to 500 Hz, 20 min. per axis
Vibration, Random ¤MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms,
5 min. per axis
PC/104 Format Single Board Computer
Specifications are subject to change without notification. Intel and Core are trademarks of Intel Corp.
PC/104, PCI/104-Express and PCIe/104 OneBank are trademarks of the PC/104 Consortium. PCI
Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG. SATA and mSATA are trademarks of the Serial ATA
International Organization. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Expansion Modules
Part Number Description Form Factor
VL-MPEe-E4E Gigabit Ethernet over Fiber adapter Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-E3E Gigabit Ethernet adapter Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, (Industrial Temperature) Mini PCIe
Serial I/O
VL-MPEe-U2E Quad serial plus twelve GPIOs Mini PCIe
Analog & Digital I/O
VL-MPEe-A1E Analog input (12-bit resolution) Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-A2E Analog input (16-bit resolution) Mini PCIe
VL-SPX-1 Analog Input Module 8-Channels SPX
VL-SPX-2 Digital I/O Module 16-lines SPX
VL-SPX-4 Analog Output Module 4-channels 12-bit SPX
VL-SPX-5 Solid State Switch Module 8-channel SPX
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS receiver Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E Advanced GPS receiver Mini PCIe
VL-EPMp-V7E Video Expansion Module: VGA and LVDS PCI-104
VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface Mini PCIe
Solid-State Storage (flash memory)
VL-MPEs-F1Exx mSATA module (4/16/32 GB) (SATA) Mini PCIe
VL-MPEs-S3E SATA adapter Mini PCIe
VL-EPMp-P2E PCI-104 Mini PCIe socket x2 Adapter PCI-104
Other configurations are possible. Contact VersaLogic Sales at (503) 747-2261 to discuss requirements!
Part Number Description
Cable Kit
VL-CKR-LION Development Cable kit for EPMe-42. Includes: VL-4005, 0702, 1014,
1205, 1604, 2402, 2032, HDW-401, and 105.
VL-CBR-4005 I/O Cable Assembly, Cable & Paddle Board
VL-CBR-0702 SATA cable latching, 20”
VL-CBR-1014 1 mm 10-pin Pico-Clasp to two DB-9 Cable, 12”
VL-CBR-1205 12-pin Micro-clasp to ATX 5V power adapter cable 7”
VL-CBR-1604 Dual Ethernet cable – rugged latching, 12”
VL-CBR-2402 USB 3.0 Type-C plug to Type-A socket cable
VL-CBR-2032 miniDisplayPort to 15-pin VGA adapter 6” (Commercial Temperature)
VL-HDW-105 Standoff package (metric thread) 0.6”
VL-HDW-401 Thermal compound paste. For attaching heat plates and sinks
Thermal Options
VL-HDW-406 Passive Heat Sink to mount on product heat plate.
VL-HDW-413 Heat Sink + Cooling fan assembly to mount on product heat plate.
VL-HDW-408 Heat Pipe system to mount on product heat plate.
VL-CBR-0203 2-pin Latching Battery Module, 6"
VL-CBR-0901 9-pin Pico-Clasp to Dual SPX cable, 8”
VL-CBR-2031 miniDisplayPort to miniDisplayPort, 36”
VL-CBR-2033 miniDisplayPort to HDMI Active Adapter, 6” (Commercial Temperature)
VL-MM9-xxEBN DDR3 PC3-12800 SO-DIMM memory module (1.35v) (Industrial
VL-MM9-xxSBN DDR3 PC3-12800 SO-DIMM memory module (1.35v) (Commercial
VL-ADR-01S USB to Audio Adapter
Solid-State Storage (flash memory)
VL-F41-xxxx microSD card (SDIO), SLC, (Industrial Temperature)
VL-PS-ATX12-300A Bench-top / development power supply
VL-HDW-106 0.6” standoffs, English thread (four per kit)
VL-HDW-108 Mini PCIe / mSATA hardware kit (metric thread) 2.5 mm
VL-HDW-111 Half to Full Size Mini PCIe Adapter kit. Metal adapter and screws (2)
VL-HDW-203 PC/104 extractor tool (metal)
Ordering Information
Model Processor Cores
Memory Size
Clock Frequency (Normal
/ Turbo)
Graphics Frequency
(Normal / Boost)
Capabilities Operating Temp. Cooling
VL-EPMe-42EAP-00 i3-7100U Dual 0 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42EAP-04 i3-7100U Dual 4 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42EBP-00 i5-7300U Dual 0 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42EBP-04 i5-7300U Dual 4 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42ECP-00 i7-7600U Dual 0 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42ECP-04 i7-7600U Dual 4 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42ECP-08 i7-7600U Dual 8 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42ECP-16 ** i7-7600U Dual 16 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes -40° to +85°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42SAP-00 i3-7100U Dual 0 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42SAP-04 i3-7100U Dual 4 2.4 GHz / none 300 MHz / 1.00 GHz No 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42SBP-00 i5-7300U Dual 0 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42SBP-04 i5-7300U Dual 4 2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz 300 MHz / 1.10 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42SCP-00 i7-7600U Dual 0 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42SCP-08 i7-7600U Dual 8 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
VL-EPMe-42SCP-16 ** i7-7600U Dual 16 2.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz 300 MHz / 1.15 GHz Yes 0° to +60°C Heat plate
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