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Product Data Sheet
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Tomcat
PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer
Overview
The Tomcat single board computer features the ultra-low power
DMP Vortex86DX processor. Based on the PC/104-Plus industry
standard form factor, the Tomcat supports PCI and ISA stackable
expansion boards. With mid-range performance (800 MHz) and
ultra-low power consumption (3.0W typ.), the Tomcat is well
suited to size, weight, and power constrained applications. With
no moving parts (fanless operation), full industrial temperature
rating, soldered-on RAM, and a compact rugged form factor, it is
ideal for operation in harsh, mobile, and/or remote environments.
The Tomcat is “headless”. It is designed for applications that do
not require any type of video output.
Like all VersaLogic products, the Tomcat is designed to support
OEM applications where high reliability and long-term availability
are required. From application design-in support, to its extended
production lifecycle, the Tomcat provides a durable embedded
computer solution with an excellent cost of ownership. The Tomcat
is manufactured and tested to the highest quality standards and
is fully RoHS compliant. Customization is available, even in low
OEM quantities.
Highlights
DMP Vortex86DX processor
Very low power
consumption
Fast Ethernet
256 MB soldered-on RAM
USB 2.0 (2 ports)
Serial I/O (4 ports)
IDE interface
CompactFlash® socket
Fanless operation
Extended temperature
operation
Shock and vibration per
MIL-STD-202G
95 x 96 mm
(3.76 x 3.78”)
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Modify Tomcat to Your Exact Requirements
COTS modifications are available in quantities as low as 100 pieces.
On-board RAM size
Standard Temperature
Version
Conformal Coating
Connector & I/O
Changes
Custom Testing
Custom Labeling
BGA Underfill
BIOS Modifications
Software and Drivers
Revision Locks
Custom Screening
Application-Specific
Testing
Etc.
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1 PC/104-Plus Form Factor
Supports PCI and ISA expansion on a highly
rugged format.
2 Vortex86DX Processor
800 MHz performance with ultra-low power
consumption.
3 Network Support
Fast Ethernet with remote boot support.
4 System RAM
256 MB soldered-on RAM for harsh environments.
5 USB I/O
Two USB 2.0 ports support keyboard, mouse, and
other devices.
6 Device I/O
Four serial ports (6a), IDE (6b), and LPT (6c).
7 Flash Memory
CompactFlash socket for solid-state storage.
8 Main Power Input
5V Input ±5%
Fanless Operation
No moving parts required for CPU cooling.
Extended Temperature
-40° to +85°C operation for harsh environments.
MIL-STD-202G
Qualified for high shock and vibration environments.
Features
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General
Board Size PC/104-Plus compliant: 95 x 96 mm (3.76 x 3.78”)
Weight 99 grams (3.5 oz.)
Processor DMP Vortex86DX. 256 KB L2 cache.
Input Voltage 5VDC +/- 5%
Power Requirements Idle Typical Maximum
0.54A (2.7W) 0.60A (3.0W) 0.65A (3.3W)
System Reset and
Hardware Monitors
Watchdog with programmable timeout. Vcc sensing
(resets below 4.63V typ.).
Stackable Bus PC/104-Plus: PCI, ISA
Manufacturing
Standards
IPC-A-610 Class 2 modified
Regulatory
Compliance
RoHS (2011/65/EU), Conflict Mineral Free
Environmental
Operating
Temperature
-40° to +85°C
Storage Temperature -40° to +85°C
Airflow
Requirements
Free air from -40° to +85°C
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
Mechanical Shock ¤ MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G:
20g half-sine, 11 ms duration per axis
Memory
System RAM 256 MB soldered-on DDR2 SDRAM
Video
Interface None. Use VL-EPM-V7 module or similar during
development.
Specifications
Mass Storage
Hard Drive ATA/66 IDE interface. 44-pin 2 mm connector.
Flash Drive One CompactFlash socket (Type II) with DMA. Optional
latching retention clip available.
Network Interface
Ethernet One autodetect 10BaseT/100BaseTX port
Network Boot Option Intel boot agent (downloadable) supports PXE protocol.
Argon Managed Boot Agent (optional with royalty fee)
supports PXE, RPL, NetWare, TCP/IP (DHCP, BOOTP)
remote boot protocols.
Device I/O
USB ‡ # Two USB 2.0/1.1 ports
COM 1 / 2 Interface # RS-232. 16C550 compatible. 115 Kbps.
COM 3 / 4 Interface # RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible.
115 Kbps.
LPT Interface SPP/EPP/ECP compatible
Counter/Timers Two general-purpose timer inputs
Other PS/2 keyboard and mouse
Software
BIOS AMI BIOS. Field reprogrammable. Support for USB
keyboard/mouse and USB boot.
Operating Systems Compatible with most x86 operating systems, including
Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks,
and QNX
PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer
Tomcat
§ All power specifications represent operation at +25°C with +5V supply running Windows XP with
Ethernet, keyboard, and mouse. Maximum power as measured with 95% CPU utilization.
TVS protected port (enhanced ESD protection).
# Power pins on this port are overload protected.
Specifications are subject to change without notification. Vortex is a registered trademark of DMP
Electronics, Inc. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corp. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
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Ordering Information
Model Processor Speed RAM Operating Temp. Cooling
VL-EPM-16F Vortex86DX 800 MHz 256 MB -40° to +85°C Heat Sink
Tomcat
Accessories
Part Number Description
VL-EPM-V7E Video Expansion Module: VGA and LVDS, Industrial Temperature
VL-EPM-P2E Mini PCIe socket x2 Adapter, PCIe signaling, Industrial Temperature
VL-CF-CLIP1 Retention clip for CompactFlash
VL-CFM-xxx CompactFlash module
VL-ENCL-5C Development enclosure
VL-HDW-106 Standoff package (English thread) 4-40, 0.6”
VL-HDW-203 Extractor tool, metal
VL-PS200-ATX Development power supply
Development Kit
Part Number Description
VL-CKR-TOMC Development Cable Kit for Tomcat (EPM-16). Includes VL-CBR-5009,
1008, 1013, 2003, 4005, 4006, and HDW-105.
VL-CBR-1008 Power cable, ATX to 10-pin
VL-CBR-1013 USB cable and boards, two port
VL-CBR-2003 LPT cable, 20-pin 2 mm / DB-25F, 12”
VL-CBR-4405 IDE adapter board, 2 mm to 0.1”
VL-CBR-4406 IDE cable, 44-pin latching, 18”
VL-CBR-5009 Front panel I/O cable assembly, 18”
VL-HDW-105 Standoff package (metric thread) M3, 0.6”
Product Data Sheet PC/104-Plus Single Board Computer
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