The COM Express approach of custom carrier combined with off the shelf system cores is an excellent solution when you need to customize but lack the time or quantity for a complete redesign. It fits most system integration projects with production volumes from 500 to 10,000 pcs per year.
The COM Express concept has a great many advantages over full custom designs. It reduces engineering complexity, lowers the threshold for total project quantity and last but not least brings your product to the market in no time. The average time to design a carrier board is less than half the time of a full custom OEM board.
The miniBASE-10R is a Mini-ITX size carrier board. Together with the COM Express Type 10 module of your choice and off the shelf add-on cards you can quickly emulate the functionality of your desired end product for software development and hardware verification.
To build a functional prototype of your target system you will need:
The miniBASE-10R is compatible with Mini size Type 10 pinout COM Express modules and accommodates up to one Mini PCIe card, one Mini PCIe/mSATA card slot and one SD card.
The miniBASE-10R integrates a Smart Battery Management System that supports two Smart Batteries and 19V adaptor input. The integrated Smart Battery Management System is compliant with the Smart Battery Manager Specification and uses the System Management Bus (SMBus) for communications between the battery power subsystem, Smart Batteries and host system (COM Express module). It is ACPI compliant and provides complete Smart Battery management under a supported operating system.
Adlink’s COM Express modules feature a BIOS that fully supports all Smart Battery communications using existing interfaces defined in the COM Express specification and are fully compatible with the integrated Smart Battery Management System. The integrated Smart Battery Management System is a proof-of-concept battery power subsystem that allows for quick development and integration of battery power into a COM Express system in the following ways:
|Core Module Interface||
PICMG COM Express Revision 2.1
Supports Type 10 modules in Mini form factor
|Dimensions||150 mm x 142 mm|
|POST LEDs||Onboard diagnostics for BIOS POST code data and address on LPC bus|
|Secondary BIOS||Onboard sockets for secondary SPI flash|
Realtek audio codec
Realtek ALC262 on DB-Audio2 daughter board (optional)
Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in on DB-Audio2 daughter board (optional)
|Digital I/O||SMBus to GPIO bridge|
|LAN||Dual Intel GbE Controller i210 (one from COM Express module, one from carrier board)|
|COM Express||1x 220-pin (Type 10)|
|LVDS||1x onboard header|
|DisplayPort||1x onboard header|
|Audio||Mic/Line-in/Line-out on I/O panel|
|SATA||1x SATA connector|
|LAN||2x LAN supports, 10/100/1000BASE-T compatible RJ-45 on I/O panel|
2x USB 3.0 on I/O panel
2x USB 2.0 on I/O panel
1x USB client
|Serial Port||2x DB-9 on I/O panel|
|SD card||1x socket onboard|
|Smart Battery||One header for Smart Battery management communications (connects to ADLINK BattMan board)|
|GPIO||GPIO 8-pin header|
|Module control bus||SMBus, I2C|
|Miscellaneous||Reset button, Lid button, Sleep button, Power button, Power LED, HDD LED|
|miniBASE-10R||COM Express Type 10 Reference Carrier Board|
|nanoX Starter Kit PLUS||COM Express form factor starterkit with MiniBase-10R carrier board, power supply, and accessory kit (order COM Express module, LVDS panel and thermal solution separately!)|
|DB40||Multi purpose Debug Board for COM Express|
|LPC_DEBUG_2||LPC Debug Board with secondary BIOS|
|P16TO28||PCIe x16-to-two-x8 adapter card|