Rugged Embedded Computers (PIP)

The name PIP stands for a compact, robust, low power, fanless, and ready to use embedded computer. It is available in a rugged housing (DIN-Rail or flange mount), IP67 enclosure, or as Open Frame.
  • Low power SBC designs
  • Fanless solutions
  • Extended temperature -40°C to +75/85°C
  • Long-term availability guarantee
  • Expandable with PCI/104, PCIe/104, PMC, XMC, mPCIe, PCIe, PCI
  • Robust flexible aluminum cases up to IP67

  Industry specific solutions


  PIP housing options

OEM housing
Semi-Custom solutions
PIP housing
Standard housing
MIL housing
MIL housing
Open Frame
on cooling plate
19 inch
19 inch rack

PIP CPU board matrix

  PIP30 Family PIP20 Family* PIP10 Family*
PIP39 PIP38 PIP37 PIP32 PIP31 PIP19/22/23 PIP15* PIP8-PIP11 PIP6*
Processor Quad Core i7 3612QE Dual Core i7 3555LE Dual Core i7 3517UE Celeron
Celeron M /
Core 2 Duo
Pentium M
low power Celeron & Pentium M Atom
CPU speed 2.1GHz
2.5GHz (3.2GHz) 1.7GHz (2.8GHz) 1.4GHz 1.5GHz 1.06 - 2.16GHz up to 1.2GHz up to 1.8GHz 1.6GHz
Level 2 cache 6MB 4MB 4MB 2MB 1MB 2MB/4MB 256KB 512KB/2MB 512KB
Chipset Intel QM77 Intel 945GME &
Intel SoC
Intel 855GME &
Poulsbo US15WPT
Memory ECC RAM up to 16GB DDR3 4GB ECC RAM on-board soldered
up to 12GB via memory socket
1GB on-board
up to 3GB via socket
up to 4GB via memory socket up to 1.5GB via memory socket up tp 2GB
via memory socket
Temperature range -20°C up to +60°C -20°C up to +50/60°C -20°C up to +60°C -20°C up to +60°C -20°C up to +60°C
Extended temperature -40°C to +75°C
(with airflow)
-40°C up to +75°C
(depending on CPU)
-40°C up to +65/75°C -40°C up to +75°C -40°C up to +65/75°C -40°C up to +75°C
Function Overview
Graphics DVI-I & D, LVDS
PEG ports x16
PEG ports x16
Ethernet 2 Gigabit (Intel) 4 Gigabit ports (Intel) 2 Gigabit 3 Gigabit 10/100TX
1 or 3 Gigabit
5 Gigabit
USB 4x USB 3.0 / 5x USB 2.0 6 USB 2.0 2 USB 2.0 3 USB 2.0 7 USB 2.0
FireWire via
mini PCIe
1 port
up to 800Mb/s
optional via PCI-104 optional via
optional via
Serial lines 2 RS232 ports on-board
2 additional ports via RS232 or galvanic isolated RS485/422 modules
2 RS232/4nn
PS/2 1 port; Mouse and Keyboard combined 1 port; Mouse and Keyboard combined N/A 2 ports; one for Mouse and one for Keyboard 1 port; M & K combined
Storage interface 2x SATA 3.0
2x SATA 2.0
RAID 0/1/5/10
2x SATA3, 2x SATA2, eSATAp
RAID 0/1/5/10 support
SATA and IDE port, CF via adapter 2x SATA SATA/IDE port,
CF via adapter
1x IDE
Input Voltage range 10-36VDC 8-36VDC 8-28VDC,  
opt. up to 48VDC
12-30VDC 8-28VDC,  
opt. up to 48VDC
Power consumption 17-46 watts 10-45 watts 12-42 watts 11-27 watts 12-24 watts 13-54 watts 15-23 watts 11-26 watts 12 watts
Expansion miniPCIe, mSATA, PCIe/104 x16 PCI/104-Express, mini PCIe
optional standard PCI, PCIe or PMC, XMC expansions
PC/104 & PC/104-Plus
opt. PCI or PMC ext.
PCI-104 PC/104 & PC/104-Plus
opt. PCI or PMC ext.
mini PCIe
Special features WoL, TPM, Ignition input for vehicles external mPCI-E port & mSATA port
var. Add-ons
WoL, TPM, Ignition input for vehicles
mini PCI-E slot
var. Add-ons
opt. Hilscher NetX 100 for fieldbuses various Add-ons PCI-E Minicard

* not recommended for new designs!

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