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.
|Graphics||Two LVDS connectors |
• For direct LVDS display connection
Three DisplayPort® connectors
One VGA connector
|Network||One Gigabit Ethernet interface on an RJ45 connector|
|Storage||One SD card slot |
Four onboard SATA connectors
|Expansion||PCI Express® |
• Seven PCIe® x1 connectors
• One PCIe® Graphics interface (PEG) - Routed to a standard PCIe® x16 connector
• One PCIe® MiniCard slot
|USB||Four USB 3.0 ports on type A connectors |
Two USB 2.0 ports on type A connectors
One USB 2.0 OTG port on a type B connector (optional, routed through a USB 3.0 port)
|Serial||One RS232 9-pin D-Sub connector |
One SA adapter slot
|Audio||Audio in on a 3.5 mm audio jack |
Audio out on a 3.5 mm audio jack
|Other||One LPC interface, or alternatively two CAN interfaces via SA-Adapters |
SPI onboard RM2.0 header
Fan Supply: 4-pin header, controllable fan speed
Power on button
System LEDs: Indicate power, system health and reset status
User LEDs: Eight user LEDs controlled by GPIOs
|Expansion||One COM Express® slot |
Type 6 pin assignment
J1 and J2 assembled
Supported Rugged COM Express® and COM Express® form factors:
|Electrical||ATX standard power supply via 24-pin connector |
12 V supply for PCIe® connectors via additional 4-pin connector
|Mechanical||244 mm x 244 mm (conforming to Micro ATX standard)|
|Software||N/A - module dependent|
|Temperature||Operation (standard): -40° to 85°C|
Airflow: depending on Rugged COM Express® module
Storage:(extended): -40° to 85°C
|Humidity||Operation: max. 95% non-condensing|
Storage: max. 95% non-condensing
|Weight||95 g (without COM express module)|
|Safety/Certification||PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers|
|Board||08XC15-00 XC15, evaluation and development board for COM Express® and Rugged COM Express® (VITA-59) modules|
Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.