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XM2 - ESMexpress COM with Intel Core 2 Duo


The XM2 is a Computer-On-Module of the ESMexpress family equipped with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

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  • XM2 Product ImageXM2 ESMexpress COM with Intel Core 2 Duo
  • XM2 Product Image

Main Features

  • Intel Core 2 Duo up to 2.26 GHz
  • Up to 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1 x16 PCI Express Graphics link
  • 4 x1 PCI Express links
  • 2 Gb Ethernet
  • 3 SATA ports
  • 8 USB 2.0
  • Up to 2 SDVO ports
  • Intel HD audio
  • 0°C to +85°C Tcase screened
  • Conduction cooling
XM2 Product Image

Technical Data

  • Intel Core 2 Duo SP9300
    • Up to 2.26GHz processor core frequency
    • 800/1066MHz system bus frequency
  • Chipset
    • Northbridge: Intel GS45
    • Southbridge: Intel ICH9M-E
  • Up to 6MB L2 cache integrated in Core 2 Duo
  • Up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • 800/1067MHz memory bus frequency locked to the FSB frequency
Serial ATA (SATA)
  • Three ports via ESMexpress connector
  • Transfer rates up to 3Gbit/s (SATA 3.0)
  • Integrated in Intel GS45 chipset
  • Maximum resolution: 2048 × 1536 pixels (QXGA)
  • One x16 link (PCI Express graphics) or
  • Up to two SDVO ports
  • One LVDS port (4 bit, max. 1366x768)
  • Available via ESMexpress connector
  • Eight USB 2.0 host ports
  • UHCI implementation
  • Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
  • Available via ESMexpress connector
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channels
  • Ethernet controllers connected by two x1 PCIe links
  • Two LED signals per channel for LAN link, activity status and connection speed
  • Available via ESMexpress connector
PCI Express
  • Two x1 links to connect local 1000Base-T Ethernet controllers
  • Four x1 links or one x4 link via ESMexpress connector (switchable on the carrier)
  • Data rate 250MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
  • 1 line from PIC via ESMexpress connector
  • Usable for LED
HD audio
Via ESMexpress connector
Board Management Controller
  • Input voltage supervision
  • Power sequencing
  • Board monitoring
  • Watchdog
  • Accessible via SMBus
  • Real-time clock (with GoldCap or battery backup on the carrier board)
  • SMBus interface
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +12V (-25%/+33%), power consumption up to 40W
  • +5V (-5%/+5%) standby voltage
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 95mm x 125mm
  • ESMexpress PCB mounted between a frame and a cover
  • Weight: 230g (incl. cover and frame)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation): 0..+85°C Tcase (ESMexpress cover/frame)
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms (EN 60068-2-27)
  • Bump: 10g/16ms (EN 60068-2-29)
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1g/10..150Hz (EN 60068-2-6)
154,077h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
  • EMC behavior depends on the system and housing surrounding the ESMexpress module.
  • MEN has performed general, successful EMC tests for ESMexpress using the XC1 evaluation carrier according to:
    • EN 55022 (radio disturbance)
    • IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD)
    • IEC 61000-4-3 (electromagnetic field immunity)
    • IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
    • IEC 61000-4-5 (surge)
    • IEC 61000-4-6 (conducted disturbances)
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
Software Support
  • Windows (Windows XP, Windows 7)
  • Linux
    • tested/verified with: Ubuntu 10.04 (kernel 2.6.32-21) 32-bit and 64-bit versions
    • OpenSuse 11.3 32-bit and 64-bit versions
    • and: CentOS 5.5 (kernel 2.6.18) 32-bit and 64-bit versions
    • Detailed matrix of supported interfaces under Ubuntu 10.04 and OpenSuse 11.3
  • VxWorks (in preparation)
  • QNX
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


  • Intel SP9300, 2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB cache, 25W
  • Intel SL9400, 1.86GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB cache, 17W
  • Intel SU9300, 1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 3MB cache, 10W
  • Intel Celeron M722, 1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB cache, 5.5W
  • Intel Celeron M723, 1.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB cache, 10W
System RAM
  • 1 GB, 2GB or 4GB
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.



MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for board management controller on MEN Intel CPUs


MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP


Windows Installset (MEN) for XM2 and F19P


Windows 64-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows graphics driver (Intel) for XM2 and F19P


Windows 32-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows USB2UART driver (FTDI) for F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, D9, A19, A20, XM2 and XM50 / XM51 / F50P / F50C hosts


Windows chipset driver (Intel) for F14, F15, F17, F18, F18E, F19P, F21P, F22P, G20, G22, XM2, CB70C, D9, D6, D7, D601, A19 and A20


Windows XP Embedded BSP (MEN) for F11S, F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P, G20, XM1, XM1L, XM2, MM1, MM2, DC1, DC2, DC13, RC1, BC50I, BC50M, BL50W and BL50S


MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for VxWorks. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for board management controller on MEN Intel CPUs


QNX 6.3.0 installation support files (QNX and MEN) for F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, XM1, XM2 and MM1


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for board management controller on MEN Intel CPUs


QNX 6.4.0 BSP (QNX and MEN) for F19P and XM2


MDIS4 system (and device driver) package (MEN) for QNX, source code. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


Intel software development products such as analyzers, compilers, threading tools etc. can be downloaded under www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/index.htm.
IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manuals are available under www.intel.com/products/processor/manuals/index.htm.

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