The XM2 is a Computer-On-Module of the ESMexpress® family in accordance with a proposed ANSI standard currently under development (ANSI-VITA 59, RSE Rugged System-On-Module Express) and supports the whole range of functions offered by this standard. Together with an application-specific carrier board it forms a semi-custom solution for industrial, harsh, mobile and mission-critical environments.
The XM2 is controlled by a Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU with a clock frequency of up to 2.26 GHz and a total power consumption of up to 40W.
The XM2 can accommmodate 4 GB of DDR3 DRAM memory and supports other memory like USB Flash on the carrier board.
The GS45 graphics controller supports x16 PCI Express® Graphics or up to two SDVO interfaces or DisplayPort (3 ports) or 2 HDMI ports.
In addition, four x1 or one x4 PCI Express® links are supported by the XM2. Other modern serial interfaces are 2 Gigabit Ethernet channels, 8 USB ports, 3 SATA ports, and one HD audio port. These interfaces are all routed from the XM2 for availability on any ESMexpress® carrier board.
The XM2 is completed by a board management controller for temperature and power supervision. It comes with an InsydeH2O™ EFI BIOS configurable for the final application.
The XM2 is screened for operation from 0°C to +85°C (Tcase). As all ESMexpress® modules it is embedded in a covered frame. This ensures EMC protection and allows efficient conductive cooling. Air cooling is also possible by applying a heat sink on top of the cover. With a low power processor the module may even be operated in an extended temperature range. ESMexpress® modules are firmly screwed to a carrier board and come with rugged industry-proven connectors supporting high frequency and differential signals. Only soldered components are used to withstand shock and vibration, and the design is optimized for conformal coating. All ESMexpress® modules support a single 95x125mm form factor.
For evaluation and development purposes an ATX carrier board is available. The ESMexpress® module can be evaluated on a COM Express™ carrier board via an adapter from ESMexpress® to COM Express™.