SMARC-sXAL (E2) / SMARC-sXAL4 (E2) New

SMARC 2.0 module based on Intel® Atom™ E3900, Pentium® and Celeron® processor series
  • Up to 8 GByte DDR3L memory down (ECC / non ECC) / Up to 8GByte LPDDR4
  • Triple display support
  • 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0 (alternativelyl 1x USB OTG), 1x SATA, eMMC onboard
  • Industrial grade temperature
  • Support of Kontron’s Embedded Security Solution (Approtect) as option

The new, highly scalable SMARC 2.0 module SMARC-sXAL covers the entire range of Intel's latest IoT-ready embedded processors. This includes the Intel Atom™ processor E3900 series, as well as Intel Pentium® processor N4200 and Intel Celeron® processor N3350. The SMARC-sXAL module is available in both dual-core and quad-core configurations.

The new Intel Gen 9 HD low-power graphics integrated on the SoC with up to 18 Execution Units provides 4K encode/decode algorithms including HEVC, H.264, VP8/VP9 and MVC.

With state-of-the-art image processing and graphics capabilities, the SMARC-sXAL provides extensive real-time computing power in an energy-efficient and standardized Computer-on-Module form factor. Users benefit from a significantly improved computing performance, an impressive performance-per-watt ratio and the long-term availability inherent in all Kontron embedded solutions.

Furthermore an added advantage for developers is the integration of Kontron’s standard hardware-based embedded Security Solution Approtect. Kontron is the first embedded computing supplier to offer full security protection embedded in its COM and motherboard offerings.

The board is available in 2 different designs. SMARC-sXAL (E2) uses DDR3L memory and is the perfect choice, when ECC is necessary. SMARC-sXAL4 (E2) is equipped with LPDDR4 memory and has the ability to connect 2x GB Ethernet.


Compliance SMARC 2.0
Dimensions (H x W x D) 82 x 50 mm

Intel® Pentium® N4200, 4C, 1.1 / 2.5 GHz, 6 W TDP

Intel® Celeron® N3350, 2C, 1.1 / 2.4 GHz, 6 W TDP


Intel® Atom™ x7-E3950, 4C, 1.6 / 2.0 GHz, 12 W TDP

Intel® Atom™ x5-E3940, 4C, 1.6 / 1.8 GHz, 9.5 W TDP

Intel® Atom™ x5-E3930, 2C, 1.3 / 1.8 GHz, 6.5 W TDP
Main Memory Up to 8 GByte DDR3-1867 (-1600) memory down (ECC for Atom-versions)
Graphics Controller Intel HD Gfx Gen9
Ethernet Controller Intel® I210IT / I211AT
Ethernet 10 / 100 / 1000 MBit Ethernet
SATA 1x SATA 6 Gb/s
Flash Onboard Up to 64 GByte eMMC MLC 5.0 build option
PCI Express / PCI support 3x PCIe x1
Panel signal 1x HDMI (on request DP), 1x DP++, 1x LVDS dual channel (on request eDP)
USB 2x USB 3.0 (incl. USB 2.0) + 4x USB 2.0, alternatively USB #0 as OTG
Serial 4x serial interfaces (2x RX / TX only)
Interface HD Audio and I2S, 5x I2C, 2x SPI, Camera Interface (2x MIPI CSI), 12x GPIOs
Special Features Trusted Platform Module TPM 2.0,
Security Chip (Support of Kontron Approtect) as build option,
Industrial Temperature Grade versions
Options w/o onboard LAN: 4x PCIe x1, or 1x PCIe x4 confi guration
eMMC 5.0 Flash onboard (up to 64 GByte SLC, up to 128 GByte MLC)
eDP instead of LVDS, DP instead of HDMI
Operating System Windows® 10, Enterprise, Windows 10 IoT, Linux, VxWorks
Power Supply 3 V – 5.25 V operates directly from single level Lithium Ion cells or fixed
3.3 V – 5 V power supplies
Temperature SMARC-sXAL: Commercial temperature: 0 °C to +60 °C operating, -30 °C to +85 °C non-operating
SMARC-sXAL E2: Industrial temperature: -40 °C to +85 °C operating, -40 °C to +85 °C non-operating
Humidity 93 % relative Humidity at 40 °C, non-condensing (according to IEC 60068-2-78)



Datasheet SMARC-sXAL
[ smarc-sxal_20170112_datasheet.pdf, 1.78 MB, Dec.01.2017 ]

Datasheet SMARC-sXAL4
[ smarc-sxal4_20200720_datasheet.pdf, 986.32 KB, Jul.20.2020 ]


SMARC sXAL User Guide
Rev. 1.95, April 06, 2021
[ smarc-sxal_user-guide_rev1-95_2021_04_06_w2016.pdf, 4.53 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

SMARC sXAL4 manual
Rev. 1.2, 07. April 2021
[ smarc-sxal4_user-guide_rev-1-2_2021_04_07_w2016.pdf, 5.88 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]

White Papers

SMARC™ module 2.1 [restrictions apply]
This paper discusses how SMARC™ module is continuing to evolve to ensure system designers, SIs and OEMs can meet the ongoing challenges of cost-effectively deve-loping next generation small form factor IoT- andAI-enabled embedded systems.

Use Cases

The tough choice of Processors
Solving challenges in selecting computer boards & modules for IIoT projects. In this article we support you to make the right choice for your application: To find the best balance of processing power, graphics capabilities and connectivity on the one hand and size, power consumption, and cost on the other.
[ artikel_processor-choice_eu-1-.pdf, 4.42 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

A SMARC Approach to Medical Device Life Extension
A medical manufacturer maximizes investment in essential system with retrofit Kontron Computer on Module solution upgrade.
[ uc_medical-smarc_final.pdf, 8.69 MB, Apr.20.2023 ]

Tech Spec Sheet

Tech Specs SMARC
[ tech-spec_smarc.pdf, 5.3 MB, Apr.04.2024 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]

More Downloads

All other downloads such as drivers, bios, drawings etc. are available on Kontron’s Customer Section


SMARC-sXAL E2 E3930 4E/8S
SMARC-sXAL E2 E3930 4E/8S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Atom™ x5 E3930, 4GB DDR3L ECC memory down, 8 GB eMMC pSLC, industrial temperature  
SMARC-sXAL E2 E3940 8E/32S
SMARC-sXAL E2 E3940 8E/32S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Atom™ x5 E3940, 8GB DDR3L ECC memory down, 32 GB eMMC pSLC, industrial temperature  
SMARC-sXAL E2 E3950 8E/32S
SMARC-sXAL E2 E3950 8E/32S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Atom™ x7 E3950, 8GB DDR3L ECC memory down, 32 GB eMMC pSLC, industrial temperature  
SMARC-sXAL4 E2 E3950 8G/32S
SMARC-sXAL4 E2 E3950 8G/32S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Atom™ x7 E3950, 8GB LPDDR4 memory down, 32 GB eMMC pSLC, industrial temperature  
SMARC-sXAL4 E2 E3940 4G/16S
SMARC-sXAL4 E2 E3940 4G/16S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Atom™ x5 E3940, 4GB LPDDR4 memory down, 16 GB eMMC pSLC, industrial temperature, 2x LAN  
SMARC-sXAL4 E2 E3930 4G/8S
SMARC-sXAL4 E2 E3930 4G/8S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Atom™ x5 E3930, 4GB LPDDR4 memory down, 8 GB eMMC pSLC, industrial temperature  
SMARC-sXAL4 N4200 4G/8S
SMARC-sXAL4 N4200 4G/8S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Pentium® N4200, 4GB LPDDR4 memory down, 8 GB eMMC pSLC  
SMARC-sXAL4N3350 2G/4S
SMARC-sXAL4N3350 2G/4S SMARC 2.0 with Intel® Celeron® N3350, 2GB LPDDR4 memory down, 4 GB eMMC pSLC  


HSP SMARC-sXAL E2 Heatspreader for SMARC-sXAL (only for 51008-XXXXX-XX-X)  
Heatspreader for SMARC-sXAL4 (only for 51012-XXXXX-XX-X)  
Heatspreader for SMARC-sXAL4 (only for 51013-XXXXX-XX-X)  
SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.1
SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.1 SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.1 more


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