X-MAX-1 und X-MAX-E

  • CPU module
  • 468-CPU up to 100 MHz
  • Up to 16 MByte RAM
  • 4, 8 or 16 MByte Flash-ROM
  • 10BaseT interface
  • Serial RS-232 and parallel port
  • Keyboard-Interface
  • 4 Timer
  • Time and date
  • Watch-Dog and NMI logic
  • Initialization data in EEPROM
  • Graphic controller for LCD operation
  • PCMCIA controller for 2 PC cards
  • Real-Time-Multi-Tasking operating system on-board
  • Suitable for Windows CE


The X-MAX-1 module is fitted with a 486 CPU with 8 KByte cache. The clock frequency of the local CPU is currently between 33 MHz and 100 MHz (internal), depending on the version.
The X-MAX-1 module is already fitted with extensive peripheral facilities. In addition to the Flash EPROM and RAM (of up to 16 Mbyte each) it has 4 timers, interrupt and DMA controller, a serial RS-232 interface with all modem control lines and a printer interface, a clock, a watchdog and voltage monitor. The clock can be buffered by an external battery. All interfaces are PC compatible.
The Flash EPROM on the X-MAX-1 module contains the OsX real-time multi-tasking operating system for up to 1024 tasks. Real-time programs for tasks such as measured data acquisition, control, PID controllers, function generators or FFTs are included with the module. Complete PLC protocols such as Siemens 3964/R, GE Fanuc and PROFIBUS are also available for serial communication.
Further CPU modules with even more powerful processors are under development, for instance with a strong ARM CPU. These CPU modules can be mixed in any combination on a MAX6pci carrier card. The carrier card can also be used in what is called "stand-alone" mode. In this case the application programs are in the Flash ROM of one of the modules, e.g. an X-MAX-1. Communication with the host computer then takes place via, for instance, a serial interface (RS-232, RS-485 etc.) or ethernet.
It is also possible to write your own real-time programs for the card, working in the familiar PC development environment.


CPU 486-100, 486-33
RAM 2 MByte up to 16 MByte
ROM Flash-EPROM, 4 MByte up to 16 MByte
EEPROM 4kByte, serial
Timer 3 x 16 Bit, input frequency 1,1892 MHz, Timer A and C can trigger interrupt, real-time clock.
Interrupts 15 Inputs, 4 from X-Bus, 1 from Mailbox-Register, 2 from external inputs, 2 from timer, 1 from serial interface, 1 from clock
Serial interfaces RS-232 interface, 16550-kompatibel
real-time clock Date (day, month, year, week) and time (hours, minutes, seconds), battery buffering possible, capable of generating interrupts
Multi-tasking operating system Full real-time capable, 1024 tasks, interrupt, timer initiated and non interrupt tasks, in EPROM of base board, copied to RAM, uses 64 KB RAM
Power consumption +3,3 V: 594 mA (typ. at 100 MHz)
Dimensions 29 x 58 x 8 mm
Operating temperature range 0 to 55°C (optional –40° to +85° C)
Humidity condition 5 to 95% (not condensing)