Electronic Design

Module Targets Rugged Spec

Men Micro’s ESMexpress-based XM50 targets the pending VITA 59, RSE Rugged System-On-Module Express standard. The 1.5-GHz PowerQUICC III MPC8548 processor has access to 2 Gbytes of ECC DDR2 SDRAM memory in addition to nonvolatile SRAM and FRAM. The 12-W board has three Gigabit Ethernet ports, five USB ports, three SATA ports, and an 8x PCI Express port. The XM50 also plugs into a carrier board and is enclosed in a metal case that provides 100% electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) protection. The side tabs and case provide conduction cooling. The module can fit in a 3U slot. The XM50 is priced at $1432.

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