New Swordtail Arm-based Embedded Computer Board Includes On-board Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a Cellular Plug-in Socket

Press Release Summary:

  • Designed to enable transmission of maintenance or diagnostic information without the need for a wired connection
  • Compact 95 x 95 mm computer board is rated for operation at industrial temperature range -40° to +85°C in hostile environment
  • On-board I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet port with network boot capability, two USB 2.0 Ports, serial I/O (RS-232), CAN Bus, microSD socket, and I2C interface

Original Press Release:

VersaLogic Adds Global Wireless Capability to Arm-based Computer Product Line

Tualatin, OR — February 22, 2019 — VersaLogic Corporation announces the Swordtail — the latest in their line of production-ready Arm®-based embedded computers.

Featuring models with either the NXP i.MX6 Quad (quad core), or the i.MX6 DualLite (dual core) processors, the Swordtail includes on-board Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a cellular plug-in socket. At home in hostile environments the compact 95 x 95 mm computer board is rated for operation at full industrial temperature range (-40° to +85°C).

Unlike many Arm-based “modules”, VersaLogic’s new Arm-based products are complete board-level computers. They do not require additional carrier cards, companion boards, connector break-out boards, or other add-ons to function.

Swordtail boards have been designed to enable transmission of maintenance or diagnostic information without the need for a wired connection. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios are included on board, and a NimbleLink Skywire™ socket supports a wide range of optional cellular and other wireless plug-ins.

The Swordtail embedded computer board is ready for off-the-shelf deployment into demanding industrial, smart city and transportation applications requiring rugged, long-life, power efficient, and industrial temperature rated solutions.

Both Swordtail models feature soldered-on memory, and a variety of I/O connections. In addition to wireless capability, the on-board I/O includes a Gigabit Ethernet port with network boot capability, two USB 2.0 Ports, serial I/O (RS-232), CAN Bus, microSD socket, and I2C interface. The boards can accomodate up to 32 GB of on-board flash storage.

Customizable:

Designed for COTS and MCOTS users, Swordtail can be modified for specific applications in quantities as low as 100 pieces.

Industrial Tough:

Many applications that require lower power or lower heat dissipation also need very high levels of reliability. Designed and tested for industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation, VersaLogic’s Swordtail also meets MIL-STD-202H specifications to withstand high impact and vibration. Carefully engineered and validated, Swordtail excels in unforgiving environments.

Long-term Availability:

Like other VersaLogic products, the Swordtail is designed for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle).

Pricing and Availability:

The Swordtail single board computers (EPC-2702), will be available Q2 2019 from both VersaLogic Corp. and Digi-Key Corp. OEM pricing starts at $236. Contact Sales@VersaLogic.com or visit VersaLogic.com/Swordtail or Digikey.com for more information. See the Swordtail, and other embedded computing solutions, at Embedded World February 26 to 28 (Hall 3, booth 3-257).

About VersaLogic Corporation

VersaLogic delivers state-of-the-art embedded computers, coupled with expert technical support, for critical markets such as medical and defense. Featuring long-term availability, -40° to +85°C operation, MIL-STD-202 shock and vibration testing, and outstanding US-based support, VersaLogic products are ideal for critical applications that value ruggedness, reliability and long life. A 40+ year history of consistency has earned VersaLogic the reputation of being “the industry’s most trusted embedded computer company”. For more information, visit VersaLogic.com.

PR Contact:

Chris Miller

Email: ChrisM@VersaLogic.com

Telephone: (503) 747-2261

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