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Diamond Systems SABRECOM-VNS-002

Compact Mission-Critical Computer with Core i7 CPU and Expandable I/O

2 mPCIe Expansion
Extended Temperature

Things Embedded are an official Diamond Systems UK distributor and can supply the SABRECOM-VNS-002 fully configured and imaged.


Diamond Systems


The Diamond Systems SabreCom series of rugged mission computers brings a competitive level of price/performance to the market. These systems are based on Diamond’s line of rugged, I/O-rich single board computers. SabreCom-VNS is the standard model and is based on our VENUS rugged SBC with 7th Generation Intel “Kaby Lake” Core i7 processor with a combination of features making it ideal for rugged environments. Latching I/O connectors, thicker PCB, soldered + ruggedized SODIMM memory, and integrated heat spreader / mounting plate make Venus the perfect platform for mid-to high-level CPU performance in a compact and affordable package.

SabreCom-VNS-002 Venus is available in a standard configuration with competitive leadtime and without minimum order quantity or NRE charges. Customization with additional I/O modules and power supplies, as well as custom connectors and case designs, is available with moderate design fees and low minimum order quantities. Contact us to learn how Diamond is changing the game for cost-effective yet high-quality and high-reliability rugged computer systems and Ethernet switches.

Environmental Qualification

Diamond Systems’ SabreCom systems have been tested and qualified to MIL-STD-202G shock and vibration levels to assure reliable performance in the most rugged vehicle applications. The sealed enclosure design features gaskets on all mating surfaces as well as all connector mounting screws to provide IP67 environmental protection. Unlike other rugged enclosures, the main body consists of a single block of aluminum milled to create a seamless 4-wall structure, eliminating the T joints that can be a source of leakage. All SabreCom systems are operational up to the full temperature range of the embedded SBC due to the efficient conduction cooling of the CPU directly to the top heat sink cover of the enclosure.

Mass Storage

Mass storage of 256GB TLC technology is included as standard. Storage can be increased up to 1TB as an option using SATA DOM and mSATA modules. SLC technology is available.

  • The SATA DOM module plugs onto a SATA connector and is fixed in place with a screw for shock and vibration resistance.
  • The mSATA module plugs into the top side minicard/mSATA socket and is fixed in place with 2 screws.

Power Supply

SabreCom systems are powered by Diamond’s rugged JMM-7500 power supply. This power supply features 80 watts output power with optional isolation and MIL-STD-461/704/1275 compliance.

Operating Systems

Your choice of Linux or Windows 10 64-bit OS can be preloaded onto the flashdisk. Windows 10 OS features Diamond’s Power Loss Protection™ feature that survives repeated instant removal of power without requiring to wait for the normal Windows shutdown process.

I/O Expansion

I/O expansion / feature customization can be easily accommodated in two ways:

  • The Venus SBC contains a PCI/104-Express (PCIe + PCI) expansion socket, allowing use with dozens of rugged I/O modules from Diamond and other vendors.
  • Venus contains dual Mini PCIe sockets with both PCIe and USB host interfaces to accommodate industry standard I/O modules of all types.

Depending on the number of I/O signals added by the I/O boards, an additional I/O connector may be required on the front panel, involving an NRE charge for cable design and enclosure design updates.

This custom board stack for SabreCom includes an 8-port serial port PC/104 module using PCIe interface (middle) and a dual port CAN PC/104 module using PCI interface (top). The taller gap between the Venus board and the first PC/104 module allows for installation of PCIe minicards and cabling in that area for further “zero height” I/O expansion.


Brand & Model Diamond Systems SABRECOM-VNS-002
Compact Mission-Critical Computer with Core i7 CPU and Expandable I/O
Features Embedded
Processor Series Intel Core 7th Generation Kaby Lake Processors
Processor Models i7-7660U
Memory 1x DDR4 2133MHz SO-DIMM Slot, 16GB
4GB Soldered On-board
Operating System Linux
Ethernet 2x Ethernet Ports
USB 8x USB Ports
4 x USB 2.0 [MIL-STD]
4 x USB 3.0 [MIL-STD]
Serial 4x Serial Ports
4 x RS232/422/485 [MIL-STD]
mPCIe 2x mPCIe Slots
1 x mPCIe [PCIe/USB]
Storage 1x mSATA
1x SATA Port
Power Input 9-18V DC [MIL-STD]
Environmental Conditions
Thermal Dissipation Fanless Passively Cooled Chassis
Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C [-40°F to 185°F]
Humidity 5% - 95% (Non-condensing)
Ingress Protection IP67
IP67 [Dustproof, Protection against immersion in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes]

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