3U VPX Intel® Core™ i7 Single Board Computer
  • Quad-Core 2.1GHz/35W
  • Rugged SBC with dual 10G Ethernet, Intel® HD Graphics 4000
  • The blade for HPEC applications
  • PCI Express Gen 3.0, with Kontron VXFabric™
  • Extended Life Cycle, Air-Cooled and Conduction-Cooled Versions
  • Turnkey Evaluation/Development Platforms
  • XMC with front and rear I/O Support
  • Up to 16 GB SDRAM with ECC

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 Intel® Core™ i7-3612QE Processor (4M cache, 4 execution cores, 8 threads)
Controller Mobile Intel® QM77 Express Chipset
Graphics Integrated Graphics Core, Intel® HD graphics 4000



VX3044 Datasheet
Quad Core 3U VPX Computing Board
[ vx3044-datasheet-09-2015.pdf, 1.52 mb, Aug 31, 2017 ]

VME-VPX shortform catalog
[ shortform-vme-vpx-05-2017.pdf, 1.93 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.
[ komsa-supportbrochure-2015v.pdf, 0.98 mb, Aug 31, 2017 ]

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-VX3044-A0-L Quick Start [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg13-1e-ez3-vx3044-a0l-qs.pdf, 0.16 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, Dec 2, 2014 ]

Release Notes for Windows 7 VX3042 and VX3044 BSP [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg20-0e-win7-vx304x-rn.pdf, 1.12 mb, Nov 27, 2013 ]

PB-VX3-4xx Hardware Release Notes [restrictions apply]
[ cadtb04-0e-pb-vx3-4xx-hrn.pdf, 0.46 mb, Nov 27, 2013 ]

Release Notes Fedora 16 on VX304x, VX3035, VM6050, VM6052 and VM6054 [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg11-10e-fedora16.pdf, 1.71 mb, Mar 21, 2016 ]

Release Notes VxWorks 6.9 64 bits on VX304x [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg30-0e-vxworks-69-64b-vx304x.pdf, 0.3 mb, Jan 10, 2014 ]

VXFabric Release Notes for VX6060, VX3035, VX3042 & VX3044 [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg18-0e-vxfabric-vx6060-vx3035-42-44.pdf, 0.25 mb, Nov 27, 2013 ]

Release Notes VxWorks 6.9 on VX304x [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg15-1e-vxworks-6-9-vx304x.pdf, 0.28 mb, Nov 27, 2013 ]

Fedora 25 for VME / VPX Boards [restrictions apply]
[ sddtg53-2e-fedora25.pdf, 0.7 mb, Sep 19, 2017 ]


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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