The ESMexpress module is suited for harsh, mobile, and mission-critical environments, such as railway, avionics, industrial automation, and medical engineering.
Men Micro has developed a new ESMexpress product, the XM2, which is based on Intel's Core 2 Duo SP9300 processor running at up to 2.26 GHz. The board combines ruggedization and low development costs to form a cost-effective solution for harsh, mobile, and mission-critical environments, such as railway, avionics, industrial automation, and medical engineering. The XM2 is also equipped with Intel's GS45 graphics controller that provides a x16 PCI Express graphics link or up to two SDVO interfaces, a DisplayPort, or two HDMI ports. The module also features a host of I/O functions, including four x1 or one x4 PCI Express links as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports, eight USB ports, three SATA ports, and one HD audio port. The XM2's standard 4 Gbytes of DDR3 DRAM memory combined with other memory capacities, such as USB flash on the carrier board, should be sufficient for most applications.
The XM2 dissipates up to 40 W and offers a fanless cooling system defined by the ESMexpress standard. Because the populated board is mounted to a frame and completely enclosed in an aluminum housing, it provides 100% EMI protection.
Pricing for the XM2 ESMexpress module starts at $1,911. More information is available atwww.menmicro.com/products/15XM02-.html.