3U VPX Intel® Core™ i7 Single Board Computer
  • 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, 1.58 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, 0.85 mb, Jun 28, 2018 ]

VME-VPX shortform catalog
[ shortform-vme-vpx-05-2018.pdf, 2.17 mb, May 16, 2018 ]

EZ Platforms
[ ez-platforms-20-02-15-datasheet.pdf, 0.97 mb, Aug 31, 2017 ]


VX3042 and VX3044 User's Guide [restrictions apply]
VX3042 and VX3044 users guide: 3rd gen Core i7 3U VPX SBC
[ cadta98-8e-vx304x-ug.pdf, 4.74 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]

VX3042 and VX3044 - AMI BIOS User Reference Manual [restrictions apply]
[ sddtf96-10e-vx304x-bios.pdf, 5.81 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]

VX3042 and VX3044 - PBIT User's Guide [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg14-3e-vx3040-pbit-ug.pdf, 0.4 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]

EZ3-VX304x-00-L Quick Start [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg12-0e-vx304x-ez3.pdf, 0.18 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]

EZ3-VX304x Getting Started [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg09-1e-ez3-vx304x-gs.pdf, 0.96 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]

PB-VX3-4xx -3U-VPX Rear Transition Module User's Guide [restrictions apply]
[ cadtb03-0e-pb-vx3-4xx.pdf, 1.07 mb, Sep 11, 2017 ]


BIOS for VX3042 & VX3044 (ID16308) [restrictions apply]
[ vx3040_id16308.bin, 8 mb, Apr 6, 2017 ]

White Papers

VXFabric White Paper [restrictions apply]
[ whitepaper_en_vxfabric-v2-final.pdf, 5.6 mb, Nov 27, 2013 ]

Managing 3rd gen High Data Rates on VPX Backplanes [restrictions apply]
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, 3.33 mb, Apr 21, 2017 ]

Release Notes

VX3042 and VX3044 Hardware Release Notes [restrictions apply]
[ cadta99-2e-vx304x-hrn.pdf, 0.55 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]

Release Notes for Windows 7 VX3042 and VX3044 BSP [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg20-0e-win7-vx304x-rn.pdf, 1.12 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]

PB-VX3-4xx Hardware Release Notes [restrictions apply]
[ cadtb04-0e-pb-vx3-4xx-hrn.pdf, 0.46 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]

Release Notes Fedora 16 on VX304x, VX3035, VM6050, VM6052 and VM6054 [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg11-10e-fedora16.pdf, 1.71 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]

Release Notes VxWorks 6.9 64 bits on VX304x [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg30-0e-vxworks-69-64b-vx304x.pdf, 0.3 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]

VXFabric Release Notes for VX6060, VX3035, VX3042 & VX3044 [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg18-0e-vxfabric-vx6060-vx3035-42-44.pdf, 0.25 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]

Release Notes VxWorks 6.9 on VX304x [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg15-1e-vxworks-6-9-vx304x.pdf, 0.28 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]

Fedora 25 for VME / VPX Boards [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg53-2e-fedora25.pdf, 0.7 mb, Jul 3, 2018 ]


Product Highlights VX304x [restrictions apply]
[ kontron_highlights_web.pdf-2, 6.37 mb, Nov 27, 2013 ]


Live CD Fedora16 (64bits) for VM6050 VX3035 VX3042 VX3044 (Release Candidate)  [restrictions apply]
Live CD Fedora16 (64bits) for VM6050 VX3035 VX3042 VX3044 (64 bits)
[ 2863_fedora_16_x86_64_livedvd_for_vx304x_vm6050_vx3035_13049.iso, 834.47 mb, Jun 25, 2015 ]

Linux generic BSP for VPX/VME board (Version 1.4) [restrictions apply]
Linux generic BSP for VPX/VME board. Include CPLD drivers + configuration files necessary for the SBC boards. For VME boards, the VME driver is excluded of this delivery.
[ kvx_bsp-1.4.tar.gz, 0.18 mb, Jun 22, 2017 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 0.37 mb, Nov 19, 2015 ]


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