- Key Features
- MARS Starter Kit
- Input voltage range 5 VDC to 28 VDC
- Support for 2 Smart Batteries
- Ready-made modular building blocks for fast implementation in different customized solutions
MARS - Mobile Application platform for Rechargeable Systems
"MARS" mobilizes Computer-on-Modules applications. More and more manufacturers are depending on intelligent battery management solutions. Therefore, the main target of the "MARS" development platform is to enable engineers to design their own mobile power supply with up to 60 W and with one or two smart batteries.
"MARS" features four function units that can be used whenever required:
From these function units the developer picks just the ones needed and leave out the elements not required.
Additionally "MARS" can automatically switch from one voltage source to another within just a few microseconds, making it well suited as an uninterruptible power supply. "MARS" is stored in the ACPI registries provided for the purpose using BIOS in Kontron ETX® and COM Express® modules.
|Common||Battery bay - Applicable Smart Batteries:|
NiMH and NiCd up to 10S1P, e. g. 9S1P (10.8 V), 10S1P (12 V)
Li-Ion and LiPo up to 4S3P, e. g. 2S2P (7.2 V), 3S3P (10.8 V), 4S3P (14.4 V)
Applicable Motherboards - Supported Products:
Basic functions are supported by all Kontron ETX® and COM Express™ modules
For key functions please have a look in the manual under Appendix D.
MARS Development Kit: MARS platform, wire for ATX power connector, wire for “feature connector” (SM-Bus), Y-wire power connector
|Electrical||12 VDC (max. 60 W), 5 V Standby, 5 VDC (max. 42.5 W), additional lines for: 3.3 V, -5 V, -12 V|
|Mechanical||185 mm x 160 mm x 16,5 mm (7.28" x 6.3" x 0.65")|
|Software||N/A (depends on module)|
|Temperature||Operation (standard): 0°C to 60°C|
Operation (storage): -30°C to 85°C
|Board||18029-0000-00-0 MARS Development Kit |
Note - no COM Express® modules or heat-spreaders are included - please order separately.
Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.