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.
|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
|BIOS||AMI Aptio V|
|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)|
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 ]
SMARC™ module 2.1
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.
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 Specs SMARC
[ tech-spec_smarc.pdf, 4.29 MB, Mar.06.2023 ]
Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]
All other downloads such as drivers, bios, drawings etc. are available on Kontron’s Customer Section
|Heatspreader for SMARC-sXAL (only for 51007-XXXXX-XX-X)|
HSP SMARC-sXAL E2
|Heatspreader for SMARC-sXAL (only for 51008-XXXXX-XX-X)|
|Heatspreader for SMARC-sXAL4 (only for 51012-XXXXX-XX-X)|
HSP SMARC-sXAL4 E2
|Heatspreader for SMARC-sXAL4 (only for 51013-XXXXX-XX-X)|
SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.1
|SMARC Evaluation Carrier 2.1||more|
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