Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Rugged Embedded Computer features fanless operation.
Press Release Summary:
July 22, 2014 -
Based on Intel® Atom™ E3800 Series with single, dual, and quad cores CPUs, New Generation CEC operate from 8–36 V supply range without fan, heat-pipes, or case openings and consumes 8–18 W. Configurable power management provides sleep currents down to 100 µA, supporting wake capability. Computer supports various wake sources, while mass storage choices of mSATA, 2.5 in. HD, or soldered down eMMC accommodate diverse applications. Multiple I/O and expansion options are available.
Original Press Release
Swiss Made Intel® Atom(TM) (Bay Trail) Rugged Embedded Computer Family
Press release date: July 15, 2014
Dättwil – Despite the small footprint, the system still has MPL's typical product characteristics like; robustness, the highest reliability, long-term availability of 10 years, lowest power consumption in the industry, extended temperature (-40°C to 85°C), passive cooling (fanless), and easy expansion.
The New Generation CEC is a highly integrated, compact and robust embedded computer system, based on the long-term available Intel® Atom™ Processor E3800 Series with single, dual, and quad core CPUs. It is a small and cost optimized solution for tasks like simple monitoring, up to more demanding communication, controlling, and visualization jobs where reliability is key.
MPL typical, the system will operate within a wide supply range of 8-36 Volts without a fan, heat-pipes, or case openings. Besides the low power consumption of 8-18 watts, the CEC offers a configurable power management to provide sleep currents down to 100µA, supporting wake capability (Ignition/RI). Various wake sources (Ignition signal, RS232 Ring indicator, or Wake On LAN), mass storage choices of mSATA, 2,5" HD, or soldered down eMMC opens a wide range of application options.
For maximum robustness the CEC is designed to operate in the range of -40°C up to 85°C and withstand reverse polarity voltage, overvoltage, surge and burst voltages, as well as electromagnetic discharges targeting the MIL-STD-461E, IEC60945 and EN50155 standards.
To reach a maximum system stability, reliability, and availability (even in 24/7 operation) the CEC is designed for ECC-RAM and only uses ceramic capacitors to maximize the mean time between failure (MTBF) values.
Main Board IOs
The single board solution consists of up to 5 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 3 x USB, 1 x USB Device, Display Port, 1 x RS232 interface, and a mPCIe/mSATA full size slot. An additional RS232 or RS422/RS485 can be added. The main board can also be offered as depopulated version. The RJ45 connectors can be replaced with M12 connectors or SFP cages, to mention just a few of the possibilities with the CEC Family.
Customizable IO Board
The new CEC is highly expandable through a board interface which offers 2 x PCIe, 2 x HSIC, 2 x UART, SATA, SDIO, LPC and I2C. This allows a maximum on customization for any I/O Boards, allows to extend the system with additional interfaces. For example: GPIOs, additional serial ports, Gigabit Fiber, CAN , miniPCIe slots even PCI/104-Express port.
MPL AG is located in Switzerland in the town of Dättwil near Zurich. It was founded 1985 by Rudolf Hug. Since 1985, MPL AG has been developing and manufacturing rugged embedded computers and Ethernet solutions (boards and systems), and industrial controls with a high quality standard. The success of the company is based on unique solutions: a rugged, PC compatible industrial concept, long-term availability of our products, low power consumption, extended temperature range, and passive cooling concepts (fanless).
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