XM2 - ESMexpress COM with Intel Core 2 Duo (Product Discontinued)

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 routedfrom 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 screenedfor 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 alsopossible 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.


  • Intel Core 2 Duo up to 2.26 GHz
  • Up to 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1 x 16 PCI Express Graphics link
  • 4 x 1 PCI Express links
  • 2 Gb Ethernet
  • 3 SATA ports 8
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 2 SDVO ports
  • Intel HD audio
  • 0°C to +85°C Tcase screened
  • Conduction cooling