Concurrent Technologies launched the XP A40/x03 ultra low power processor PMC/XMC module. The XP A40/x03 board features the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor Z530 and the integrated Intel System Controller Hub US15W. Other features include up to 2 Gbytes DDR2-533 SDRAM, 4 Gbytes of NAND Flash, graphics, CANbus controller, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. The XP A40/x03 module has a typical power consumption of less than 10 Watts and is available in commercial and extended temperature variants, with a rugged conduction cooled board being released in the near future. The board can be used on either a PMC/XMC carrier board, or on a host CPU board where it can be used to off-load some of the host CPU’s functions. The XP A40/x03 is ideal for defense, security, aerospace, and telecommunication applications.
XP A40/x03 Processor PMC/XMC Module Features
- 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor Z530
- Micro Flip-Chip Ball Grid Array package
- Utlizes Intel System Controller Hub US15W (SCH)
- Ultra-low power chipset and I/O
- Provision for XDP debug port SDRAM
- Up to 2 Gbytes soldered DDR2-533 SDRAM
- Accessible from processor and base board
- EIDE (ATA-100) interface for on-board 4 Gbytes bootable NAND Flash
- 4 Mbytes SPI Flash EPROM for BIOS and self-test firmware
- 2 x serial ports
- 16550 compatible UARTS
- PC Real-Time Clock (no on-board battery)
- 5 x USB 2.0 interfaces
- Legacy speaker output
- High speed CANbus controller
- 3 x GPIO pins via Pn4 rear I/O connector
- Support for Linux, Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP, QNX and VxWorks
The XP A40/x03 Processor PMC/XMC module is supplied configured as either a PMC or XMC module. It interfaces to a variety of base boards via a 64-bit PCI/PCI-X (up to 133MHz) interface (PMC option) or via a x1 PCI Express interface (XMC option). The PMC option supports monarch and non-monarch modes of operation and the XMC option supports Root Complex and Endpoint operation. A shared memory interface driver is available, supporting inter-board communications between an XPA40/x03 board and either a host board CPU or another PrPMC/PrXMC on the same host board. Applications can build on this driver to implement higher-level protocols for inter-processor communications, or to allow the XPA40/x03 to act as an intelligent I/O controller which offloads the host board’s CPU, or even to allow the XPA40/x03 to be a node in a multi-CPU platform involving intelligent or dumb XMC or PMC carrier cards.
The XP A40/x03 Processor PMC/XMC module supports, via the Pn4 rear panel connector, a 1600 x 1200 DVI-D graphics interface, a high speed CANbus controller, four USB 2.0 ports (with a fifth USB port to the front panel), two RS-232/422/485 ports (one switchable to the front panel as RS-232), and two Gigabit Ethernet channels (one switchable to the front panel). Other features provided are a PC real-time clock, watchdog timer, long duration timer, three GPIO signals and a legacy speaker interface.
More info: Concurrent Technologies XP A40/x03 Processor PMC/XMC Module (pdf)