ESMexpress Module Performs in Low Power, High Processing in Rugged Embedded Applications
MEN Micro offers the ESMexpress-based XM50 that is presented as providing COMs-style cost and time savings for rugged, mobile and mission-critical embedded systems. With the PowerQUICC III MPC8548 processor operating at up to 1.5 GHz plus high-performance integrated interfaces, the XM50 is suited for communication-intensive applications in the railway, avionics, medical engineering and industrial automation markets. It accommodates up to 2 GB of soldered DDR2 SDRAM memory with error-correcting code (ECC), in addition to non-volatile SRAM and FRAM. Further memory elements such as USB Flash are supported on the carrier board. The interfaces implemented on the XM50 are comprised of three Gigabit Ethernet channels, six USBs with host function and one USB with client function as well as three SATA connections. The PCI Express link supported by the processor can be flexibly configured with one, two, four or eight lanes. Legacy I/O interfaces such asCOM or PATA can be used alternatively on a standard carrier board. A watchdog for temperature and voltage and a real-time clock complete the functionality of the ESMexpress module. The board has a maximum total power dissipation of 12W.
MEN Micro Inc.