3U VPX Intel® Core™ i7 Single Board Computer
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  • Dual-Core user configurable TDP 25W/2.2 GHz, 17W/1.7 GHz, 14W/0.8 GHz
  • User Configurable TDP 25W/2.2 GHz, 17W/1.7 GHz, 14W/0.8 GHz
  • Dual Ethernet 10G or 1G
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
  • PCI Express Gen 3.0, with Kontron VXFabric™
  • XMC with front and rear I/O Support
  • Extended Life Cycle, Air-Cooled and Conduction-Cooled Versions
  • Turnkey Evaluation/Development Platforms
  • Up to 16 GB SDRAM with ECC

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

VX3042 is the Kontron 3U VPX rugged Single Board Computer with Intel® HD Graphics 4000 and multiple 10G Ethernet. The SBC 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, VX3042 offers the best feature set.

The perfect blade for Console and Rugged Servers

In today‘s network-centric battlefield, console and high-end servers applications require rugged computers to operate in the most difficult environments. Kontron VX3042 is designed around a high-end Dual Core CPU. This SBC features a configurable TDP, enabling to adjust the board performance to the exact mission profile required. Providing up to 16 GB DDR3-SDRAM, multiple Ethernet 10G and an XMC support, the VX3042 offers numerous configuration variants.

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

VX3042 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. VX3042 is the ideal candidate for long term programs in compact high performance parallel computing solutions.


CPU Intel® Core™ i7-3517UE Processor (4M cache, 2 execution cores, 4 threads)
Controller Mobile Intel® QM77 Express Chipset
Graphics Integrated Graphics Core, Intel® HD graphics 4000



VX3042 Datasheet
[ vx3042-datasheet-09-2015.pdf, 1.66 MB, Aug.31.2017 ]

Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S. Service and Support Offering
This data sheet contains a detailed description of all the support and service offering from Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S, including the Long Term Supply (LTS) Services.
[ support-brochure-03-2018.pdf, 894.71 KB, Jun.28.2018 ]

VME-VPX shortform catalog
[ shortform-vme-vpx.pdf, 4.09 MB, Jun.08.2022 ]

EZ Platforms
[ ez-platforms-20-02-15-datasheet.pdf, 1.02 MB, Aug.31.2017 ]


VX3042 and VX3044 - AMI BIOS User Reference Manual [restrictions apply]
[ sddtf96-10e-vx304x-bios.pdf, 6.09 MB, Sep.11.2017 ]

VX3042 and VX3044 - PBIT User's Guide [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg14-3e-vx3040-pbit-ug.pdf, 414.84 KB, Sep.11.2017 ]

EZ3-VX304x-00-L Quick Start [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg12-0e-vx304x-ez3.pdf, 192.17 KB, Sep.11.2017 ]

EZ3-VX304x Getting Started [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg09-1e-ez3-vx304x-gs.pdf, 1 MB, Sep.11.2017 ]

PB-VX3-4xx -3U-VPX Rear Transition Module User's Guide [restrictions apply]
[ cadtb03-0e-pb-vx3-4xx.pdf, 1.12 MB, Sep.11.2017 ]

General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]

White Papers

VXFabric White Paper
[ whitepaper_en_vxfabric-v2-final.pdf, 5.87 MB, Nov.27.2013 ]

Managing 3rd gen High Data Rates on VPX Backplanes
This white paper describes the key parameters that must be mastered to achieve high data rates on VPX architectures. It explains some of the technologies used by Kontron to operate VPX computers at top bandwidth (eg PCIe gen3, 10G/40G Base KR)
[ whitepaper_vpx_highdatarates.pdf, 3.49 MB, Apr.21.2017 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]

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