The XC4 is an evaluation and development platform that can be used together with any type of ESMini™ module. It provides physical interfaces and connectors for nearly all of the modern serial standard I/Os routable from the ESMini™ connectors to the carrier board. The XC4 comes with one ESMini™ slot and two PCI Express® card slots. The functionality of all connectors depends on the ESMini™ module used on the XC4. It corresponds to the standard microATX form factor and can therefore operate in a PC system. Additional 4 GB of USB-driven Flash disk for application storage complement the memory configuration that is already available on the ESMini™ module.
For a first evaluation of the functions and performance of the ESMini™ module of choice we strongly recommend to use the XC4. Further useful accessories include an external PSU.