COM Express™ Type 6 Baseboard for COM Express® Basic/Compact Form Factors
Rugged COM Express®, based on PICMG standard COM.0 or COM Express®, has been developed for demanding embedded applications with extended requirements for thermal design, shock, vibration and EMC. Rugged COM Express®, together with an application-specific carrier board, forms a semi-custom solution which is suited for application in extremely harsh, mobile and mission-critical environments.
The XC15 is an evaluation and development platform that can be used together with any type of Rugged COM Express® module. The XC15 provides physical interfaces and connectors for nearly all current serial standard I/Os, which can be routed from the COM Express® connectors to the carrier board. The XC15 comes with one COM Express® slot and eight PCI Express® card slots, including an onboard PCI Express® Graphics (PEG) interface on a standard PCIe® x16 connector. In addition, it provides three display ports, four onboard SATA connectors, two LVDS and two CAN interfaces which are available via SA-Adapters.
The functionality of all connectors depends on the Rugged COM Express® module used on the XC15. It supports the Micro ATX form factor and can, therefore, operate in a PC system. Additional USB ports on the front panel for USB driven Flash disks for application storage, complement the memory configuration that is already available on the different COM Express® modules.
For a first evaluation of the functions and performance of the Rugged COM Express® module of choice, we strongly recommend using the XC15. Further useful accessories include an external PSU, a heat sink and fan, a DisplayPort® to DVI adapter, and cables for UART and SATA HD.