EM-X270 embedded mobile device

  • Miniature handheld computer for embedded applications.
  • Modular design delivers an easily customizable platform.
  • Rich wireless connectivity.

Product Highlights

  • Full-featured handheld computer board for embedded applications
  • Intel's XScale PXA270 CPU, up to 520 MHz, 32+32 KB cache, WMMX
  • 128 Mbyte SDRAM
  • 512 Mbyte Flash Disk
  • Cellular voice and GPRS modem
  • Integrated 3.5" 480 x 640 VGA display with touchscreen (optional)
  • Graphics controller supporting STN and TFT panels with 800 x 600 max resolution see LCD panel support
  • WiFi 802.11b/g interface
  • Bluetooth interface
  • GPS receiver, Sirf-III chipset
  • Expansion connector
  • Camera Interface
  • SD / SDIO / MMC socket
  • Sound codec with integrated speaker and microphone
  • Slave and host USB port, serial port, GPIO's
  • Main and backup batteries, and battery charger
  • Very low standby and active power consumptio
  • Size - 97 x 66 mm

Description

EM-X270 is a full-featured computer board, designed specifically for handheld / mobile implementations. Its functional contents are similar to the latest generation of Pocket PC's and smartphones, including all types of wireless, satellite and cellular connectivity found in today's state-off-the-art mobile devices. Yet, it is designed to serve custom implementations, retaining the flexibility expected from an embedded computer board. Available with an optional display, battery with charger and keypad, the EM-X270 offers a self-contained solution requiring just an enclosure for implementing the final custom product.

The feature set of the EM-X270 board combines a 32-bit CPU, SDRAM, Flash Disk and vital computing peripherals. On-board wireless interfaces include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and cellular Voice/GPRS modem. The last interface enables the device to act essentially as a customized cellular phone.

EM-X270 has several connectors and slots as used in PDA's and also an internal extension connector for application-specific add-on's. Ready-to-run Windows CE and Linux packages are available from CompuLab.

See O/S Support Coverage Map
  • "Option" column specifies the configuration code required to have the particular feature.
  • "+" means that the feature is always available, regardless of P/N code.

CPU, Memory and Busses

FeatureSpecificationsOption
CPUIntel XScale PXA270, 312 / 520 MHz, WMMX
32 KB I-cache and 32 KB D-cache, WB, 128 MB address space
DMA and Interrupt controllers, Timers
C
RAM128 MB, SDRAM, 100 MHz, 32-bitD
NAND Flash Disk512 Mbytes, more in future.N
External local bus32-bit data, 26-bit address, variable rate up to 100 MHzY

Peripherals

FeatureSpecificationsOption
CPUIntel XScale PXA270, 312 / 520 MHz, WMMX
32 KB I-cache and 32 KB D-cache, WB, 128 MB address space
DMA and Interrupt controllers, Timers
C
RAM128 MB, SDRAM, 100 MHz, 32-bitD
NAND Flash Disk512 Mbytes, more in future.N
External local bus32-bit data, 26-bit address, variable rate up to 100 MHzY

Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Specifications

FeatureSpecificationsOption
GPRS / GSM
and cellular phone
Telit GE864 module. GSM 850, 900, DCS 1800 or PCS 1900 network communication services. GPRS Class 10, Voice, Circuit Switched Data transfer, Fax, Phone-book and SMS. On-board SIM card socket. Connector for external antennaK
BluetoothBluetooth V2.0+EDR system. CSR BlueCore4-ROM chipset, 2.4GHz band, up to 3Mbps. On-board ceramic chip antenna and connector for external antennaJ
WiFi Interface802.11 b/g capabilities, Wi2Wi W2SW0001 controller module based on the Marvell’s 88W8686 chipset. Up to 54 Mbps, 2.45 GHz band. On-board antenna and connector for external antennaW
GPS NAVMAN Jupiter32 receiver module, Sirf-III chipset. Supports the NMEA data messages protocol. Connector for external antennaH
Graphics Controller4/8/16 bit color, TFT / STN, resolution up to 800 x 600 x 16+
Camera InterfaceDirect camera sensor support, max resolution 2048 x 2048.
30 fps @ 320x240, 15 fps @640x480
+
USBOne USB Host/Slave port, 12 Mbps, 24-endpoints, OHCI v1.1+
Serial Port (UART)16550 compatible, max 921 kbps, RS232, full modem+
General Purpose I/OUp to 16 dedicated lines. Can also be used as interrupt inputs. Shared with keypad interface+
Audio codecWolfson WM9715L, AC97 interface. On-board microphone and speaker connectors, and external audio jackAT
Touchscreen ctrl.A part of the Wolfson WM9715L chip. Supports resistive touch panelsAT
SD / MMC socketSupports Multimedia Card, Secure Digital and Secure Digital I/O communications protocols. Data-transfer rates up to 19.5 Mbps for MMC and 1-bit SD/SDIO, and up to 78 Mbps for 4-bit SD/SDIO transfers+
RTCReal Time Clock, uninterrupted power supply+
EM-X270 is a mature product and is not recommended for new designs.
The CompuLab part number specifies all options available for a particular product.
P/N template: EM-X270-Dx-Cx-[Nx]-[AT]-[J]-[W]-[H]-[K]-[Y]

Minimal Configuration

Minimal configuration P/N: EM-X270-D64-C312
1K-unit price
$84
10K-unit price
$76

Optional Features

FeatureOptionsP/N codeAdd ($)
DRAM size64 MB
128 MB
D64
D128
-
10
CPU speed312 MHz
520 MHz
C312
C520
-
7
NAND flash(none)
128 MB
512 MB
-
N128
N512
-
4
6
Audio & touchscreen supportNo
Yes
-
AT
-
5
Bluetooth InterfaceNo
Yes
-
J
-
6
WiFi InterfaceNo
Yes
-
W
-
24
GPS receiverNo
Yes
-
H
-
42
GPRS & cell phoneNo
Yes
-
K
-
65
Extension connectorNo
Yes
-
Y
-
3
Temperature rangeCommercial
Extended
Industrial
-
TE
TI
-
20
100
Software PreloadingNo
Yes
-
X
-
$1/10MB
  • Prices are specified in U.S. Dollars. Prices are periodically updated according to variations in component costs. Prices are subject to change without advance notice.

Small Quantity Orders

Pricing is specified for 1000-unit orders. In order to calculate the price for another quantity, multiply the unit price (with selected options) by the factor listed in the table below:

QTY Factor
100K0.8
10K 0.9
1K1.0
5001.2
1001.5
102.0
12.5