New high performance PCIe/104 embedded computer from VersaLogic

By: VersaLogic Corporation
TUALATIN, Ore. - March 9, 2021 - PRLog -- VersaLogic Corp. has announced a new family of PCIe/104 computers with a high performance Intel® Xeon® processor and x16 PCIe expansion.

Named "Sabertooth", this new computer features three-bank expansion combined with Intel's "Coffee Lake Refresh" Xeon or i3 processors. The Sabertooth also includes on-board 128 GB NVMe SSD storage, ECC memory, TSN Ethernet, TPM 2.0 security, GPIO and USB ports, as well as a SATA port for off-board storage.

High performance at the edge
The highest performance models feature an Intel Xeon-E hex core processor. In addition, a 3-bank stack-down connector provides wide bandwidth expansion capability with its x16 PCIe Gen 3 bus. This supports connection of peripherals and compute-offload devices such as GPUs, FPGA, or 10 GbE network devices

The high performance is complemented with up to 32 GB memory (ECC in Xeon models) and soldered down 128 GB NVMe fast read/write storage. "The Sabertooth is ideal for intensive processing at the edge to eliminate the need to send raw data back for central processing," said Len Crane, VersaLogic's President.

For applications not requiring hex-core Xeon performance, or a board that draws less power and dissipates less heat, a model supporting the 9th generation Intel Core™ i3 processor is also available.

In addition to x16 PCIe lanes, the expansion connector supports 4 PCIe x1, USB, and SM Bus. Other interfaces include SATA III, USB 3.2, Gigabit Ethernet with TSN support, serial, I2C, GPIO, and Mini DisplayPort connections

Compact and tough
The Sabertooth is a compact PC/104 format solution, measuring only 96 x 90 x 43 mm. It provides very high 6-core Xeon-E performance for space-limited applications. In addition, the Sabertooth is designed and tested for full industrial temperature (-40° to +85°C) operation and meets MIL-STD-202H specifications for shock and vibration.

Long-term availability
Like other VersaLogic products, the Sabertooth is designed from the ground up for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle).

Modifications to the off-the-shelf product are available for the Sabertooth, even in low OEM quantities. Modifications include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing and screening, etc.


Xeon-E versions of the Sabertooth will be available in production volumes Q4 of 2021. Early access options are available now. Contact for pre-production opportunities and Early Access Program information.

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. For more information, visit

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