Ultra-Compact Fan-Less Geode LX800 Computer System with an Overall Height of Only 27mm: MICROSPACE MPC20

With the MICROSPACE® -PC MPC20, the Swiss-based company DIGITAL-LOGIC presents one of the smallest personal computer systems based on the AMD Geode LX800® processor (500MHz). Housed in a robust metal case, the miniature computer system is remarkable for its dimension of only 160mm x 110mm x 27mm (W x D x H). The system has no cooling fan; instead it rely solely on passive cooling techniques. This makes it the ideal solution for reliable, cost-effective long-term operation in industrial and commercial applications. Typical applications are cost-effective information terminals, control of interactive devices and Firewalls. The PC may be used stand alone, wall mounted or mounted on a DIN-Rail.

The MPC20 is based on DIGITAL-LOGIC's 3.5" single board computer MSB800. It provides four USB V2.0 ports, two 100/10Base-T-LAN interfaces, and a PS/2 interface for keyboard and mouse. In addition, there are CRT interface, stereo I/O and a P-ATA hard disk interface. As chip set the PC uses the Geode CS5536. The main memory of the PC can be equipped with DDR RAMs from 128MB up to 1GB. For display, the system uses the video controller that is integrated within the LX800 processor with 16MB (UMA) video memory. For optional assembly with solid-state memories, the PC includes an EIDE CompactFlash slot. The MPC20 facilitates individual expandability by an optional MiniPCI socket. It boots from CompactFlash, LAN, USB or the optionally integrated 2.5" 40 GB hard drive.

MPC20 runs with all PC compatible operating systems, such as Windows® XP, QNX®, Linux, etc. and works with all application software written for PCs. It is supplied by a voltage of 12/24V and therefore can be used in switch cabinets as well as in battery-powered systems. For connection to the supply voltage, a 110/220V power supply adapter is available. Designed for low power consumption (typically 10 watts), the PC operates within the temperature range of -25°C to +70°C.

For shipments of 100 or more units DIGITAL-LOGIC offers the MPC20 (without hard disk) at prices beginning at 280.00 Euros per unit plus VAT.


Luterbach/Switzerland-based DIGITAL-LOGIC, one of the world's leading companies in the embedded computer market, was established in 1992 and is involved in the development, manufacture and international marketing of highly-integrated embedded PC's. The group has subsidiaries in Germany and France, and currently employs around 130 specialist staff world-wide. DIGITAL-LOGIC has received many awards and knows how to be at the cutting edge of technology with innovative, reliable products and realises economical PC solutions for demanding applications. The ISO9001 certified company develops miniature computer systems based on the x86 architecture from AMD Elan(TM) SC520 and Geode LX800 up to Intel® Core(TM) Duo processors. The product range comprises the standard products with embedded computer modules (smartModules) and boards (PC/104, PC/104-Plus, PCI/104-Express, EPIC, EBX, Slot-PC), as well as customized embedded computers and computer systems. Further Information at www.digitallogic.com

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