Rugged 6U VME single-board computer for military and transportation


AUGSBURG, Germany – embedded computing specialist Kontron in Augsburg, Germany, is introducing the rugged VM6062 6U VME single-board computer for size weight-, power- and cost-constrained (SWaP-C) systems and general-purpose mission computers, ranging from industrial to extreme rugged transportation and defense applications.

The VM6062 has the Intel D1508 processor, a high-performance, low-power two-core and four-tread processor soldered on the board to increase its resilience against shock and vibration, as well as 8 gigabytes of DDR4 memory, extendible to 32 gigabytes, with ECC.

The VM6062 has two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, one USB 3.0 port, two serial links and one HDMI digital graphics interface as standard connectors on the front panel. Equipped with a solid-state drive on one of the two standard M.2 slots, the VM6062 can be used as a Rugged Blade PC.

The board has modular extension with I/O mezzanines to enable designers to tailor systems from open standard components. It has two PMCs, one VITA 42 XMC or VITA 61 XMC 2.0, one Mini-PCI-Express, and two M.2 mezzanine slots.

The board offers hardware-enforced root of trust with dual secure elements and software-only security techniques such as secure boot. The VM6062 will come in air- or conduction-cooling version, and will operate in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.