MPL AG Launches a New, Ultra Compact Embedded Computer Product Line (CEC) for Extreme Applications

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MPL has developed an Ultra Compact Computer Product Line with a case dimensions of just 62x162x118mm, based on the Intel Atom Z5x0PT Processor and PoulsboXL Chipset. Despite the small footprint, the system still has MPL's typical product characteristics like: Robustness, the Highest Reliability, Long Term Availability, Low Power Consumption, Extended Temperature range, and Passive Cooling.

Intel Atom Ultra Compact Embedded Computer for Industrial Applications

Ultra Compact Embedded Industrial Computer

Ultra Compact Industrial Embedded Computer, designed for a temperature range from -40° to +85°C

Based on several customer requests, MPL has developed a new innovative ultra compact computer product line. Through the highest possible integration and quality engineering we achieved a tiny case dimensions of 62 x 162 x 118 mm (W x H x D). Nevertheless, the system is still based on the MPL typical product characteristics like: robustness, high reliability, long term availability, low power consumption, as well as use in the extended temperature range. Of course, the units require no fan or heat pipes and therefore work maintenance free in all positions.

To guarantee long term availability, operation in the extended temperature range, as well as to minimize the power consumption, we use the on-board soldered industrial grade Intel Atom processors Z5x0PT (1,1 GHz and 1,33GHz) and the Z5x0P (1.6GHz) in combination with the Poulsbo US15WPT chipset. This choice allows by design the use of the systems at full load in an operating temperature range from -40° up to +85°C!

This ultra compact computer offers many interfaces. By default several Gigabit Ethernets, USB 2.0, serial ports (RS232 or RS422/485), PS/2, and DVI-D are available. Furthermore, the unit can be expanded over a Mini PCI-Express interface (WLAN, Bluetooth, UMTS). All connectors are soldered on-board, therefore no internal wiring is required.

Up to 2 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM memory modules can be used. To guarantee the long term availability of storage media, we offer on-board two SATA interfaces. This allows an integrated SATA Disk-On-Module (DOM) and/or a 2.5“ SATA hard drive. MPL uses memory modules as well as storage media devices that are specified for the extended temperature.

For easy mounting the device has a DIN rail holder on the back. A version for wall mounting is also available. All status LEDs, power- and reset-button are placed on the front panel. The input voltage is polarity and load dump protected, and specified for a range from 8 to 36VDC.

The housing is a smaller version of our longtime proven PIP case, combined with stainless steel front plates. The unique, robust aluminum case offers best EMC characteristics and is thousand times approved. Based on the tiny case dimensions of 62 x 162 x 118 mm (W x H x D) the compact systems can be used in any application, e.g. industry, maritime industry, railways, and automation. OEM solutions with your own color, logo, and/or labeling are available as well.

About the Company
MPL AG is located in Switzerland in the town of Daettwil near Zurich. It was founded 1985 by Rudolf Hug. Since 1985, MPL AG has been developin and manufacturing industrial PCs (boards and systems) for industrial needs and industrial controls with a high quality standard. The success of the company is based on various 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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