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Computer on module, ultra-small

The MM50 is Mikro Elektronik's latest ultra-small computer-on-module. The ESMini module is based on the MPC5121e or MPC5123 PowerPC processors, which have an MMU and FPU and come with a 760 MIPS using clock frequencies of up to 400 MHz.

The e300-core processors pair a display interface unit - with or without a 3D graphics engine - and integrated I/O features with low power up to 3W maximum. The module is suitable for industrial, mobile and mission-critical applications.

The DDR2 sdram with a size of up to 512MB is soldered against shock and vibration. At its side, the module provides non-volatile FRAM and the option of mass storage expansion through SDHC on the carrier board.

Apart from serial I/O such as USB, the MM50 also has legacy interfaces like CAN bus, COM, Fast Ethernet, I2C and GPIO. In addition, the MM50 is equipped with an excellent graphics controller and audio. Together with its low power dissipation, this makes it a suitable platform to build up compact control systems with the need for visualisation. Six individually programmable controllers give further flexibility to implement serial I/O.

As all ESMini modules, the MM50 is also tested and released for use in operating temperatures from -40 to +85°C. The module can also be equipped with a conduction-cooling enclosure. To test all of the MM50's functions and to develop your application, you can use the XC4 evaluation carrier board in microATX format.

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Chris Shaw

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