Sealevel launches the smallest and most complete compact Type 6

LIBERTY, South Carolina, USA, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sealevel Systems announces the release of the 12009 COM Express Compact Type 6 evaluation board. The 12009 COM Express Compact Type 6 evaluation board enables accelerated development of embedded computer prototypes, dramatically speeds up electrical hardware engineering and reduces new product introduction (NPI) costs.

From exoskeleton control to optimized SWaP evaluation kit

Originally developed to control wearable robotic exoskeleton systems, the board design quickly expanded its functionality while maintaining the extremely small footprint imposed. At 95 square millimeters, the 12009 is the same size as a Compact Type 6 COM Express module. Designed to meet a wide variety of application needs, the 12009 evaluation board provides a diverse I/O mix and robust processing support. Standard I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GPIO, RS-232, and Mini DisplayPort. The carrier board is designed for the congatec® conga-TC370 COM Express family, with support for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and TPM 2.0 support. The 12009 has a wide operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C and is powered via a four-position locking Molex Micro-Fit connector.

“We have pushed ourselves and our products to reach extreme operating temperatures and to meet and exceed rigorous shock and vibration requirements for rugged applications. Adding size constraints to optimize SWaP and achieve maximum functional density is a rewarding challenge – once we hit it,” says Jeff Baldwin, Director of Engineering at Sealevel.

The complete evaluation kit (part # 12009-001-KT) includes a Type 6 module with Intel Core i3-8145UE processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM. Additionally, to enhance the development process, the kit includes a 128GB M.2 SATA SSD module (supports both Windows® and Linux® operating systems), a desktop power supply, and a wide variety of cables for facilitate connections to serial and Ethernet ports and optional. Fans. A power button and power LED are also included.

12009 COM Express Compact Type 6 Evaluation Board I/O

  • (2) 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet headers
  • (2) USB 3.0 Type-C connectors
  • (3) USB 2.0 headers
  • (4) GPIO headers
  • (1) RS-232 header
  • (1) UART interface
  • (1) Mini DisplayPort connector
  • (1) M.2 SATA SSD Interface

The COM Express Compact Type 6 evaluation board (part # 12009-001-KT) is priced at $2299 and is available from stock as a standard product. For more information on 12009, as well as Sealevel’s custom engineering and manufacturing capabilities, visit or call +1 864.843.4343.


Sealevel Systems, Inc. has advanced the industrial I/O and embedded computing industry with the first RS-422/485 communication adapter for IBM PC. Since 1986, Sealevel has been redefining the design, engineering and manufacturing of industrial computers, carrier boards, servers and Ethernet serial adapters and rugged firmware. All Sealevel products are designed and manufactured at our ISO 9001:2015 registered headquarters in Liberty, SC with a promise of quality and availability to outlast your mission. For more information, visit or call +1 864.843.4343.


  • 12009 COM Express Compact Type 6 Evaluation Board