Rugged embedded computer for unmanned vehicles, industrial control introduced by X-ES

MIDDLETON, Wis., 28 March 2013. Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc. (X-ES) in Middleton, Wis., is introducing the XPand6103 fanless embedded rugged box computer using the Intel Core i7 processor for small, rugged applications like unmanned vehicles.

The XPand6103 is a maintenance-free high-performance embedded computer also is suited for environmentally challenging and space-constrained applications like industrial, vehicle, and rail transportation.

The XPand6103 support X-ES's line of rugged COM Express modules that integrate the most Intel Core i7 and Freescale QorIQ processors in a small and thermally efficient design. The computer has an internal 64 gigabytes Slim SATA SSD memory module.

The XPand6103 is equipped with several I/O interfaces through its rugged and environmentally sealed M12 connectors. The standard configuration includes DisplayPort++ video, two Gigabit Ethernet, USB, four CAN Bus, and RS-232/RS-422 ports.

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The system can also be configured to provide as many as two 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10GBASE-T interfaces. With three internal PCI Express Mini slots and support for two external antennae, the XPand6103 offers additional I/O configurations, including WLAN, cellular, and GPS.

The XPand6103 can be used in most transportation applications without the need for additional power conditioning by supporting a wide nominal input voltage range and complying to the power specifications of SAE J1455, EN50155, ISO-7637-2, MIL-STD-1275, and MIL-STD-704.

The rugged box computer also complies with IEC61373, EN50155, and MIL-STD-810 shock and vibration requirements as well as the water immersion requirements of IP67. The XPand6103 operates in temperatures from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius.

For more information contact X-ES online at

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