The COM Express approach of custom carriers 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 Mni-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:
– COM Express Type 10 module
– miniBASE-10R carrier board
– PCI Express-based or USB based add cards
– SATA storage or flash disk solution
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.
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:
– To emulate the battery power subsystem functionality of your prototype system during the design phase
– As a ready-made battery power subsystem for your customized system
– As a reference design to integrate a battery power subsystem into your custom-designed carrier