What is a COM Express Module?

  COM stands for “Computer on Module”. A COM Express module is a small, integrated computer board that contains the CPU and memory, video, Ethernet and USB functionality in a rugged, embedded form factor. The COM Express module is mounted to a custom carrier board that integrates application-specific I/O and the necessary connectors for interfacing […]

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What is a SMARC module?

  SMARC (an acronym for “Smart Mobility ARChitecture”) defines a specification (pdf) for extremely compact and low-power Computer-on-Module (COM) solutions. SMARC modules use ARM, RISC or x86 processors, and include the CPU, memory, display, camera, networking and serial circuitry on a full-size (82x80mm) or short-size (82x50mm) board with a single 314-pin edge connector. This connector […]

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What is the expected life cycle of a COM Express system?

  Many COM Express modules are designed for a life cycle of five years or longer. However, from a system level perspective, the modular design of a COM Express module and carrier board solution allows for easy upgrades to take advantage of the latest processor or memory capabilities, which can extend the useful life well […]

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What kind of touchscreen is used on the HazPAC R9-8.4 computer?

  The HazPAC R9-8.4 touchscreen integrates a flexible glass touch sensor that increases the durability and reliability of traditional resistive touch sensors. During the manufacturing process, an extremely thin layer of borosilicate glass is bonded to the surface of the touch sensor. The touchscreen with this glass surface layer is impervious to flames, chemicals, solvents […]

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What operating temperature range is supported by COM Express systems?

  COM Express modules are intended for rugged environments and are available with -40C to +85C operating temperature ranges from many vendors. The actual operating temperature range of a COM Express system depends upon many factors such as the enclosure and power supply requirements. Sealevel can help select the appropriate COM Express module and design […]

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What size are COM Express carrier boards?

  While the PICMG COM Express module specification revision 2.0 describes the physical size of COM Express modules, there is no standard specification for carrier board sizes. Sealevel can develop a COM Express carrier board designed to perfectly fit the application. A carrier board can be virtually any size, shape and even span multiple boards, if […]

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What size are COM Express modules?

  The PICMG COM Express module specification revision 2.0 describes three sizes of COM Express modules: Basic, Compact and Extended. Basic modules are the most common size and measure 125mm x 95mm. To meet the demands for smaller form factors, Compact modules are small, measuring only 95mm x 95mm, similar in size to PC/104 modules. […]

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Where is the description of the Talos API?

  This is located in the API Documentation directory when the R9 Development suite is installed. From the Start menu, locate the Sealevel R9 Development folder and choose the Talos API Documentation. You may browse available classes and their members by namespace. These pages will explain the usage and API references that fully document the […]

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