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Kontron VX3044 - 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 3U VPX SBC

Up to 16 GB (ECC) DDR3 RAM, XMC Slot, Dual 10G or 1G Ethernet

Kontron VX3044 - 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 3U VPX SBC
Key Features
Rugged 3U OpenVPX Single-Slot SBC
Up to 2.1GHz quad Intel® Core™ 3rd gen i7 CPU
Up to 16GB DDR3 soldered with ECC
4 SATA, 1 COM port
Two 1GbE LAN, 2 10GbE LAN, 1 USB
1x mini DisplayPort, 2x DisplayPort graphics
1 XMC slot
0 to -55°C or-40 to +71/85°C operation


Rugged SBC with multiple 10G Ethernet and Intel® HD Graphics 4000

VX3044 is the Kontron 3U VPX rugged Single Board Computer with Intel® HD Graphics 4000 and multiple 10G Ethernet. It implements a new architecture poised to address specific applications and offer the ultimate performance for the Military, Aerospace and Transportation markets. Based on Intel®’s 3rd Generation Core™ i7 high performance computing architecture, and supported by Kontron Long Term Supply (LTS) services, VX3044 offers the best feature set.

The perfect blade for High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC)

Used in clusters, VX3044 provides the highest computing density in 3U VPX form factor. Backed up by a powerful I/O backbone (gen3 PCIe and Ethernet 10G), switch boards for PCIe (VX3905) and ETHERNET (VX3910, VX3920)
plus turnkey pre-installed OS . VX3044 solutions complete the quickest route from the lab to the field for HPEC applications. VX3044 is equipped with Kontron VXFabric™ technology which implements the TCP/IP protocol over
the PCI Express infrastructure.

The design is tailored to support systems with high size, weight and power and cooling demands.

Designed for PCIe Gen3 8GB/s. I/O extensions at peak bandwidth. 4 SATA ports to the backplane: for secure RAID storage applications

VX3044 is compatible with all Kontron VPX building blocks (Payload boards, carriers, switches, backplanes, OS and drivers) and offers backward compatibility with the previous product generations (VX303x SBCs).
Write the code once, run on all the product line.

Long Term Supply (LTS)
Kontron Extended Life Cycle offers a 15-year life cycle organization on top of Intel® embedded product line silicon life cycle. VX3044 is the ideal candidate for long term programs in compact high performance parallel computing solutions.



CPU SpecThird Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor (22-nanometer silicon technology):
• Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE Processor (6M cache, 4 execution cores, 8 threads)
• Quad Core, 35W - 2.1 GHz
ChipsetMobile Intel® QM77 Express Chipset
MemoryUp to 16 GB dual channel DDR3 SDRAM running at 1600 MHz, with ECC, soldered
GraphicsIntegrated Graphics Core, Intel® HD graphics 4000
Up to 3 simultaneous graphics heads:
• One mini DisplayPort on front panel
• Two DisplayPorts available on VPX backplane
NetworkOne i82599 10/1 Gigabit Controller connecting two SerDes links (10GBASE-KR or 1000BASE-BX) on VPX backplane
10GBASE-KR links can be used for backplane board interconnect and/or for SFP+rear cage according SFI specification (redriver recommended)
One i82579 PHY connected on front panel or VPX backplane (user selection) for 1000BASE-T operation
StorageUp to 32 GB SATA Nand Flash storage
2 SATA 3 links on P1, 2 additional SATA 2 links on P2
USB2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 links on P1, 2 additional USB 2.0 links on P2
SerialSIO1028 provides two serial lines
Front I/O1x mini DisplayPort connector
1x USB 2.0 ports, 4-pin standard USB connectors
1x RJ-45 connectors: Ethernet 1000BASE-T
Note: This port is configurable from the BIOS to be routed to the VPX P1 connector instead of the front connector
1x RJ-12 connector: EIA-232/EIA-485 UART interface for CPU
5 LEDs reporting the board CPU health status and activity
Reset push button
Rear I/OThe VX3044 supports:
• 1 x8 gen3 PCIe, non transparent capability, on P1, 1x1 additional PCIe interface, gen2, on P2
• 2 SATA 3 links on P1, 2 additional SATA 2 links on P2
• 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 links on P1, 2 additional USB 2.0 links on P2
• 2 SerDes 10GBASE-KR, SFP+/SFI or 1000BASE-BX on P1
• 1 1000BASE-T on P1, optional 2nd 1000BASE-T on P2
• 3 User GPIOs on P1, including OpenVPX GDISCRETE1, and MASKABLE RESET and 3 additional GPIOs on P0
• 2 DisplayPort on P2
OtherWatchdog: PLD-based, timeout ranging from 2 ?s to 510s, IRQ, Reset, dual-stage
Supervisory Functions
• Non Maskable RESET,
• NVMRO, SMB 0 and SMB 1 interfaces for Status, Start , Reset. Compatible with Kontron CMB (Monitoring Board), temperature and voltage sensors on the board
• PCIe optional use of common reference clock featur
BIOS8 MB FLASH, with recovery image and uEFI BIOS settings


ExpansionVPX Slot Profiles
• SLT3-PAY-2F2U-14.2.3
• SLT3-PAY-1F1F2U-14.2.4
• SLT3-PAY-1F1U-14.2.10

• One 8x PCIe to the XMC slot,
• x8d VITA 46.9 XMC I/O routing, plus 4 single ended pins
• With thermal limitation on SA Version, Contact us for more details
ElectricalOn P0: VS1=12V, VS3=5V, 3.3V_AUX optional, +12V_AUX and VS2 (3.3V) not connected
Conformal CoatingSA - Standard Commercial: Conformal coating on request
RA - Rugged Air-Cooled: Conformal coating as standard
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: Conformal coating as standard
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows™
WindRiver VxWorks®
Support for other operating systems may be available upon request
TemperatureSA - Standard Commercial:
• Operation: 0 to +55°C
• Storage: -45 to +85°C
• 26 cfm airflow required, convection cooled
• VITA 47-Class AC1
RA - Rugged Air-Cooled:
• Operation: -40 to +71°C
• Storage: -45 to +100°C
• Airflow tba, convection cooled
• VITA 47-Class AC3
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled:
• Operation: -40 to +71°C, +85°C option
• Storage: -45 to +100°C
• No airflow required, conduction cooled
• VITA 47-Class CC3, CC4 option
HumiditySA - Standard Commercial: 90% without condensation
RA - Rugged Air-Cooled: 95% without condensation
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 95% without condensation
Altitude-1,500 to 60,000 ft (all versions)
VibrationSA - Standard Commercial: 20-500 Hz - 2g
RA - Rugged Air-Cooled: 5-2,000 Hz - 3g
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 5-2,000 Hz - 5g
ShockSA - Standard Commercial: 20g/11 ms Half Sine
RA - Rugged Air-Cooled: 40g/11 ms Half Sine
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 40g/11 ms Half Sine
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

3U Single slot 5 HP (1'') VPX SBC, 2.1 GHz Intel® Quad Core i7-3612QE SV Processor; 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM, 32 GB Sata Flash (MLC) on board, FRAM; I/O: 2x10 GbE, 3xUSB (1xUSB3), 4xSATA, PCIe x8 gen3; Air-Cooled VITA 47 Class AC1 (0°C to +55°C).

3U Single slot VPX SBC / 2.1 GHz Intel® Quad Core i7-3612QE SV Processor with on-board XMC slot; 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM, 16 GB Sata Flash (SLC), FRAM; I/O: 2x10 GbE, 3xUSB (1xUSB3), 4xSATA, PCIe x8 gen3; Front DisplayPort, 5 HP (1") if XMC installed, 4 HP (0.8") otherwise. Rugged Conduction-Cooled: VITA 47 compliant, Class CC3 (-40°C to +71°C); Class CC4 (-40°C to +85°C) available upon request;

3U Single slot 4 HP (0.8'') VPX SBC / 2.1 GHz Intel® Quad Core i7-3612QE SV Processor; 8 GB DDR3-SDRAM, 16 GB Sata Flash (SLC), FRAM; I/O: 2x10 GbE, 3xUSB (1xUSB3), 4xSATA, PCIe x8 gen3; Rugged Conduction-Cooled: VITA 47 Compliant, Class CC3 (-40°C to +71°C); Class CC4 (-40°C to +85°C) available upon request, specific conditions may apply, please contact us.

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