MEN Micro's PowerPC-Based Rugged Computer-on-Module (COM)

Jan. 11, 2012
Multi-core Rugged COM Uses PowerPC to Achieve Unprecedented Processing Speeds

MEN Micro offers a PowerPC-based rugged computer-on-module (COM) that offers speeds up to 1.5 GHz via multi-core processing. Equipped with a Freescale QorIQ processor, the XM51 is an extension on MEN Micro's family of ruggedized COMs based on the space-saving ESMexpress standard. The computer-on-module supports four USB 2.0 interfaces with host function and one USB client port, two Gigabit Ethernet channels, two 3 Gigabit SATA ("gen 2") and two PCI Express x1 links with 5 Gbits/s each (PCIe 2.x), which can be made accessible on any ESMexpress carrier. It also offers 16 GB of soldered DDR3 SDRAM memory with ECC. Up to 128 KB of onboard non-volatile FRAM and 256 MB of Flash provide more memory options. It is installed in a closed, conduction-cooled housing that allows the module's high-performance operation in temperatures from -40 °C to +85 °C. All components are soldered against shock and vibration and prepared for coating against humidity or dust.

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