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Products   >   Services   >   End-of-Life Products   >   Magellan COM Express SBC

Magellan COM Express SBC

COM Express Form-Factor Single Board Computer with PCI-104, SUMIT, and FeaturePak expansion and Configurable COM Express CPU

compact system com express computer
Side View
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Angled View
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Block Diagram
Development Kits
I/O Expansion
Cable Kit
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Magellan is a high performance, highly integrated single board computer that matches the footprint of the popular COM Express computer-on-module (COM) standard.

Magellan's CPU core consists of a COM Express CPU module with several power/performance choices of CPUs available. Magellan utilizes conduction cooling for improved ruggedness and reliability through the use of a heatspreader mounted on its bottom side, resulting in optimal thermal management and increased space for I/O functions and connectors. This innovative design makes it possible for Magellan to integrate dual gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, a +7-36V DC/DC power supply, a full set of peripheral interface header connectors, stackable PCI-104 or SUMIT expansion, and a FeaturePak zero height expansion socket, in addition to a complete embedded-PC core -- all within the 95 x 125 mm COM Express footprint.

Choice of CPUs

1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510
1.6GHz Intel Core2 Duo LV

Magellan side view
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Magellan is offered in a range of models that vary according to the choice of COM Express CPU module and SDRAM capacity (socketed or soldered-on). Magellan LC models come with only +12VDC input power, no DC/DC power supply. Magellan can be used either as a highly integrated embedded component, or as a platform for application development and reference designs.

The Magellan baseboard layer includes connectors and interfaces for USB, serial, gigabit Ethernet, audio, and SATA mass storage devices. It supports the connection of a wide variety of displays, including CRTs, LVDS-interfaced flat panels, and televisions. Power is supplied by means of a robust six-pin terminal block.

Magellan baseboard top view
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With the CPU and other key heat generating components positioned on the bottom of the COM Express CPU module, Magellan features easy and efficient heat removal via a heatspreader for wide temperature, fanless operation. Magellan utilizes conduction cooling for improved ruggedness and reliability through the use of a heatspreader mounted on its bottom side, resulting in optimal thermal management and increased space for I/O functions and connectors. The four mounting holes on the bottom of the conduction cooled heatspreader are #6-32 threaded holes on 2.8" centers.

Software Support

Magellan runs Linux, Windows XP, Windows Embedded Standard, and Windows Embedded CE. All OS drivers are shipped with the product.

  >  >   Read the Embedded-Ready Subsystems whitepaper   <  <

Block Diagram

Magellan Block Diagram

Magellan Development Kits

The Magellan Development Kits (DK-MAG965LC-1G and DK-MAG-Z510-1G) provide all the components you need for fast and efficient embedded development. The kits include the desired Magellan SBC, cable kit, power adapter cable, and software CD with Linux drivers.

I/O Expansion

Magellan offers three different choices for I/O expansion; PCI-104 stackable modules, SUMIT stackable modules, and a FeaturePak socket with zero height expansion. The following I/O modules are available from Diamond for use with Magellan:

Type of I/O Description Model Number Expansion Bus
Data Acquisition 16 channel analog I/O module FP-DAQ1616 FeaturePak
Digital I/O 96 channel programmable digital I/O module FP-GPIO96 FeaturePak
Serial I/O 8 multi-protocol serial port I/O module EMM-8PLUS-XT PC/104-Plus
Ethernet I/O 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch EPS-8000-XT standalone
  Dual 10/100 Ethernet I/O module MRC-224-XT PC/104-Plus
Power Supply 108W Power Supply HE104+DX PC/104-Plus

Magellan Cable Kit

The Magellan cable kit includes cables for most of Magellan's on-board I/O. Many cables are also available individually.

Magellan Cable Kit

Number Qty Cable Description
1 2 6981080 Ethernet cable
2 2 6981082 Dual USB cable
3 1 6981006 Power output cable
4 1 6981084 VGA cable
5 2 6981081 Dual Serial port cable
6 1 6981088 Utility signal cable
7 1 6981401 Power input cable
8 1 6981402 Audio cable
9 1 6981036 PS-12V-01 to Magellan power input cable


Core System Functions
Processor Choice of Intel Atom Z510 or Core2 Duo LV
CPU Speed Atom Z510: 1.1GHz
Core 2 Duo LV: 1.6GHz
Front Side Bus Atom Z510: 400MHz
Core 2 Duo LV: 800MHz
Memory Atom Z510: 1GB soldered-on DDR2 SDRAM
Core 2 Duo LV: 1GB or 4GB SO-DIMM DDR2 SDRAM
Chipset Atom Z510: US15WPT
Core 2 Duo LV: 965GME with ICH8M
Watchdog timer Non-maskable interrupt or reset modes
I/O Interfaces
Mass Storage 1 SATA port, supports 1 device
USB flashdisk socket
Serial 2 RS-232 ports
2 RS-232/422/485 ports
USB 4 USB 2.0 ports
Networking 1 Gigabit Ethernet from COM CPU
1 Gigabit Ethernet from Intel 82574 controller on baseboard
Keyboard/Mouse USB keyboard/mouse support in BIOS and OSes
Display LVDS LCD flat panel interface
VGA CRT interface
Audio AC'97 audio CODEC, mic in, line in/out
Expansion Buses
SUMIT-ISM stack location
(shared with PCI-104)
PCI Express, LPC, SMBus
PCI-104 stack location
(shared with SUMIT-ISM)
PCI bus
FeaturePak socket 2 PCI Express x1, 2 USB, 1 serial SMBus
with zero height expansion
Physical and Mechanical
Power Input +12VDC or +7-36V DC/DC power supply
Power Consumption MAG-Z510-1G: 10.3W idle, 14.2W loaded
MAG-965 models: 14.2W idle, 23.5W loaded
Operating Temperature MAG-965-xG models: -40ºC to +80ºC (-40ºF to +176ºF)
All other models: -40ºC to +85ºC (-40ºF to +185ºF)
Operating Humidity 0-90% non-condensing
Dimensions MAG-Z510-1G: 4.9 x 3.7 x 1.77 in. (125 x 95 x 45 mm)
MAG-965 models: 4.9 x 3.7 x 2.24 in. (125 x 95 x 57 mm)
Weight MAG-Z510-1G: 11.7oz (332g)
MAG-965 models: 19.2oz (544g)
MTBF CME-Z510 COM: 217,416 hours
CME-965 COM: 220,975 hours
Magellan I/O baseboard: 231,771 hours
RoHS Compliant

SUMIT resources FeaturePak resources


Interchangeable COM Express CPU module provides price/performance flexibility and protects against product obsolescence
Choice of 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510 or 1.6GHz Intel Core2 Duo LV CPUs
Supports up to 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM (CPU dependent)
I/O connectors for a wide range of interfaces:
 - Dual gigabit Ethernet LANs
 - One SATA port
 - Four USB 2.0 ports
 - Two RS-232 serial ports
 - Two RS-232/422/485 serial ports
 - CRT and LVDS video output
On-board USB flashdisk socket
Triple-play system expansion flexibility:
 - PCI-104 stackable
 - SUMIT stackable
 - FeaturePak zero height expansion socket
Built-in +7-36V DC/DC power supply or +12V input only
Operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C
Customers who use this product also use:
Magellan Development Kit
USB Flashdisks
Magellan Cable Kit

This product can be customized and ruggedized. Click here for more information.
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Magellan Datasheet
(.pdf, 142.6 kb)
CME-965 Datasheet
(.pdf, 317.0 kb)
CME-Atom Datasheet
(.pdf, 273.5 kb)
Magellan User Manual
(.pdf, 1.5 MB)
CME-965 User Manual
(.pdf, 941.2 kb)
CME-Atom User Manual
(.pdf, 921.6 kb)
FeaturePak Brochure
(.pdf, 596.4 kb)
Embedded Ready Subsystems whitepaper
(.pdf, 386.4 kb)
About the FeaturePak Standard
(.html, 0.5 kb)
Sharp LQ121S1LG42 LCD Specification
(.pdf, 544.1 kb)
6884042 Heatspreader Drawing
(.pdf, 88.2 kb)
6884030 Heatspreader Drawing
(.pdf, 329.5 kb)
XP/XPe Audio Driver (COM Exp, Magellan)
(.zip, 42.0 MB)
XP/XPe VGA Driver (COM Exp, Magellan)
(.zip, 31.8 MB)
XP/XPe Chipset Driver (COM Exp, Magellan)
(.zip, 2.5 MB)
XP/XPe Ethernet Driver (Aurora, COM Exp, Magellan)
(.zip, 30.9 MB)
XP/XPe SATA Driver (Aurora, COM Exp, Magellan)
(.zip, 429.4 kb)

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Magellan COM Express SBC
available models:
Magellan SBC, 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo LV CPU, 4GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, heatspreader, 7-36V DC Power Supply
Magellan SBC, 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo LV CPU, 1GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, heatspreader, 7-36V DC Power Supply
Magellan SBC, 1.1GHz Atom Z510 CPU, 1GB soldered-on SDRAM, heatspreader, 7-36V DC Power Supply
Magellan SBC, 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo LV CPU, 4GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, heatspreader, +12V input only
Magellan SBC, 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo LV CPU, 1GB SO-DIMM SDRAM, heatspreader, +12V input only
Magellan SBC, 1.1GHz Atom Z510 CPU, 1GB soldered-on SDRAM, heatspreader, +12V input only
Magellan 965LC Development Kit: MAG-965LC-1G with heatsink & fan, cable kit, Linux image
Magellan Z510 Development Kit: MAG-Z510-1G, cable kit, Linux image
Magellan Cable Kit for most on-board I/O
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