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MEN Mikro XM2 - ESMexpress® COM with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo

Up to 2.26 GHz, up to 4 GB (ECC) DDR2 SDRAM


The XM2 is a Computer-On-Module which together with an application-specific carrier board forms a semi-custom solution for industrial, harsh, mobile and mission-critical environments.

The XM2 is controlled by a Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU with a clock frequency of up to 2.26 GHz and a total power consumption of up to 40W.

The XM2 can accommodate 4 GB of DDR3 DRAM memory and supports other memory like USB Flash on the carrier board.

The GS45 graphics controller supports x16 PCI Express® Graphics or up to two SDVO interfaces, or one LVDS port.

In addition, four x1 or one x4 PCI Express® links are supported by the XM2. Other modern serial interfaces are 2 Gigabit Ethernet channels, 8 USB ports, 3 SATA ports, and one HD audio port. These interfaces are all routed from the XM2 for availability on any ESMexpress® carrier board.

The XM2 is completed by a board management controller for temperature and power supervision. It comes with an InsydeH2O™ EFI BIOS configurable for the final application.

The XM2 is screened for operation from 0°C to +85°C (Tcase). As all ESMexpress® modules it is embedded in a covered frame. This ensures EMC protection and allows efficient conductive cooling. Air cooling is also possible by applying a heat sink on top of the cover. With a low power processor the module may even be operated in an extended temperature range. ESMexpress® modules are firmly screwed to a carrier board and come with rugged industry-proven connectors supporting high frequency and differential signals. Only soldered components are used to withstand shock and vibration, and the design is optimized for conformal coating. All ESMexpress® modules support a single 95x125mm form factor.

For evaluation and development purposes an ATX carrier board is available. The ESMexpress® module can be evaluated on a COM Express® carrier board via an adapter from ESMexpress® to COM Express®.



CPU SpecIntel® Core™ 2 Duo SP9300
Up to 2.26GHz processor core frequency
800/1066MHz system bus frequency
Up to 6MB L2 cache integrated in Core 2 Duo
ChipsetNorthbridge: Intel® GS45
Southbridge: Intel® ICH9M-E
MemoryUp to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory, soldered, 800/1067MHz frequency
GraphicsIntegrated 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
NetworkTwo 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
StorageThree ports via ESMexpress® connector
Transfer rates up to 3Gbit/s (SATA 3.0)
ExpansionTwo 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)
USBEight USB 2.0 host ports
UHCI implementation
Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
Available via ESMexpress® connector
AudioHD audio
Other1 GPIO line from PIC via ESMexpress® connector
Input voltage supervision
Power sequencing
Board monitoring
Real-time clock (with GoldCap or battery backup on the carrier board)
SMBus interface
BIOSInsydeH2O™ UEFI Framework


Electrical+12V (-25%/+33%), power consumption up to 40W
+5V (-5%/+5%) standby voltage
MechanicalDimensions: 95 mm x 125 mm (conforming to ESMexpress® specification)
ESMexpress® PCB mounted between a frame and a cover
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows® (Windows® XP, Windows® 7)
VxWorks® (in preparation)
Temperature(operation): 0° to +85°C Tcase (ESMexpress® cover/frame) (screened)
(storage): -40° to +85°C
Humidity(operation): max. 95% non-condensing
(storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight250 g (incl. cover and frame)
Vibration1 g, 10 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 60068-2-6)
Shock15 g, 11 ms (EN 60068-2-27)
MTBF154,077h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety/CertificationPCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
EMCMEN 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)
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

Board15XM02-00 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo SP9300 2.26 GHz, 2GB DDR3, 0..+85°C Tcase
15XM02-01 Intel® Celeron® M M722 1.2GHz, 2GB DDR3, 0..+85°C Tcase

Please note that boards are supplied with no cables, software or manuals.
Software/manuals are available electronically.
Accessories08AE12-00 ESMexpress® module to COM Express® carrier adapter, 0..+60°C
08XC01-00 Eval/dev board for all ESMexpress® modules (coming with top cover and frame), 0..+60°C, incl. faceplate, 4 GB USB Flash Disk and USB cable type A to A
08XC02-00 Carrier board for ESMexpress® modules (Intel®), 4 GB USB Flash Disk, LVDS and DVI on board, 2 Fast Ethernet on M12, 1 SA-Adapter slot, 2 USB 2.0, PCI Express® Mini Card slot, 24V PSU (9..36VDC), -40..+85°C with qualified components

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