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Oct 10, 2014

Rugged COM Express Evaluation Carrier Board

Rugged COM Express, based on PICMG standard COM.0 or COM Express, has been developed for use in harsh and extreme environmental conditions. The XC15 is an evaluation and development platform for Rugged COM Express modules, and can be used for individually testing required functions for various applications, so that the appropriate settings can be made.

XC15 - Rugged COM Express Carrier Board
  • microATX form factor
  • 1 Rugged COM Express slot, type 6
  • 8 PCI Express connectors
  • 4 SATA connectors
  • LVDS, VGA
  • 3 Display ports
  • HD audio

Nuremberg, Germany - October 07, 2014.

Rugged COM Express, based on PICMG standard COM.0 or COM Express, has been developed for use in harsh and extreme environmental conditions. The XC15 is an evaluation and development platform for Rugged COM Express modules, and can be used for individually testing required functions for various applications, so that the appropriate settings can be made.

Numerous Interfaces and Accurate Results

The XC15 provides a considerable number of physical interfaces and connectors for almost all existing standard serial I/Os, which can be routed from the COM Express connectors to the carrier board. Customers can evaluate features and performance, and determine which Rugged COM Express module is appropriate for their requested application.

Apart from supporting an extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C, the sturdy and securly screwed aluminum frame ensures 100% EMC protection, shock and vibration resistance. It also reliably protects against dust, humidity and chemicals. The XC15 features one COM Express slot and seven PCI Express card slots, including an onboard PCI Express Graphics (PEG) interface on a standard PCIe x16 connector. For multimedia applications, the XC15 offers one VGA, two LVDS interfaces and three DisplayPorts. The XC15 also features four onboard SATA connectors and two CAN interfaces which are available via SA-Adapters.

The functionality of all connectors depends on the specific Rugged COM Express Module used.

The XC15 supports the microATX form factor, and can therefore be operated in a PC system. Additional USB ports on the front panel allow easy connection of USB driven Flash disks, complementing the memory configuration for application storage. It allows you to easily adapt already established storage systems to different COM Express modules.

The XC15 is supplied with a plug-in card for the COM Express CC10 or the Rugged COM Express module CC10C. MEN also provides additional accessories including external PSUs and fans. DisplayPort to DVI adapters as well as cables for UART and SATA are also available.


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