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Small and lightweight CoreExpress®-ECO Advanced Computer On Module gets more functionality.

Still the smallest Advanced Computer-On-Module (Advanced COM) board available, LiPPERT Embedded Computers’ CoreExpress-Eco is being continuously refined while maintaining backward compatibility. Based on the Intel® Atom™ Z5xx processor and US15W System Controller Hub, the module measures only 58mm x 65mm and weights just around 28 grams. CoreExpress-ECO modules are especially well suited for mobile devices, like wearable computers, mobile healthcare, or automotive equipment. Due to the module's small power consumption the requirements towards the power supply are small; systems with the CoreExpress-ECO can be battery-operated. Several applications have already been realized using CoreExpress-ECO modules, among them are car navigation systems, soldier information equipment, intelligent POS systems, and much more.

The module’s functionality evolved since its introduction. The CoreExpress-ECO now handles up to 2 GB DDR2 RAM. Its latest BIOS also allows booting from SD cards, a feature that greatly eases software update and maintenance.

An further development of the original module, the CoreExpress-ECO+, now even features Solid State Disks with up to 8 GB capacity.

All CoreExpress-ECO modules come with a variety of buses to allow flexible system integration. PCI Express, USB 2.0, LPC, and system management bus are available to connect peripherals on the custom carrier board. There are SDVO and LVDS graphics ports, and HD audio available for multi-media applications. A parallel IDE port completes the built-in Interfaces. The CoreExpress-ECO design is completely legacy-free; the pure digital interfaces provide maximum flexibility to the carrier board designer.

The modules come with a standard BIOS in an integrated flash PROM. System supervision and control is facilitated with LiPPERT Enhanced Management Technology (LEMT) functions, which are implemented within the system management controller. LEMT functions include things like operation hours counter, watchdog timers, protected user flash area (WORM), security key storage, and much more. LEMT provides valuable functions for condition management, too.

System integrators profit from the CoreExpress-ECO Starter Kit. A sturdy carrying case contains everything required to get the prototype up and running in no time. There is a CoreExpress-ECO module, mounted on an EPIC carrier board, a LCD panel, power supply, and full documentation included. LiPPERT also offers its services when developing a custom carrier board.

Power consumption is a mere 5 watts for modules with 1.6 GHz processors and two gigabyte RAM. The module operates in ambient temperatures from -20°C … +60°C and is optionally available for the extended temperature range of -40°…+85°C.

Supported operating systems are Windows CE 6.0, Windows XPE, Linux, and QNX. Full-fledged board support packages (BSP) are provided.

A whitepaper describing the rationale for CoreExpress and its technology can be requested at www.CoreExpress.com.

More information can be obtained at www.CoreExpress.com and
http://www.lippertembedded.com/coreexpress-eco.html

Project pricing is available on request.

LiPPERT Embedded Computers, Inc.

5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342

Phone: (404) 459 2870
Fax:   (404) 459 2871

E-mail: ussales(at)lippertembedded.com