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Embedian spins MXM-based SBCs

Jul 25, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 4 views

Embedian announced two 3.5-inch single-board computers (SBCs) built around its Marvell PXA320-based MXM-8310 and MXM-8110 computer-on-modules (COMs). The XPC-8112 and XPC-8312 SBCs offer a variety of I/O, including Ethernet, USB, and serial ports, and ship with Debian Linux or Windows CE 5.0, says the company.

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The two SBCs are identical except for their clock speed, which is also the only difference between the two MXM-based modules they are based on. The XPC-8112 is equipped with the 624MHz MXM-8110, and the XPC-8312 is based on the 806MHz MXM-8310 (right). As shown in the photo above, the modules fit onto the carrier boards to create complete SBCs, measuring 4.0 x 5.7 inches (102 x 145mm).

XPC-8112/8312 block diagram
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Announced two weeks ago, the MXM COM boards are Embedian's second generation of COMs using the Nvidia-derived MXM (Mobile PCI Express Module) connector format. The same week, an organization called Qseven released a rival COM spec that also uses an MXM connector, but is slightly larger at 70 x 70 mm compared to Embedian's 66 x 50 mm dimensions.

Embedian's new SBCs are equipped with a 10/100Mbps Ethernet port, four USB 1.1 channels, and five serial ports. The boards also offer storage interfaces, a CompactFlash socket, and an IDE header. For other details, see our earlier, in-depth coverage of Embedian's new MXM COM boards, here.


The XPC-8112 and XPC-8312 are available now with Linux or Windows CE 5.0 pre-installed, says Embedian. Pricing was not disclosed.

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