Headless rugged Pentium-M Solution

Headless Rugged Pentium M Computer (PIP15)


not recommended for new designs, use PIP30 Family

The PIP15 is a powerful, highly integrated, robust, and fanless Packaged Industrial PC based on an embedded Intel System on Chip Pentium-M® 1.2GHz processor. Integrated on the board are features like 3x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB2.0, 4x serial ports, and support for up to 4GB ECC protected DDR2 memory

The PIP15 represents a unique solution for today’s industrial needs with no graphic output requirement. It is available with various options and features. The PIP15 is designed to work without the need of fans and without derating or throttling. The special engineering results in an unique solution that is compact, maintenance free, noiseless, and reliable. All MPL PIP solutions can be assembled according to your needs.

The PIP15 Capabilities

Outstanding are the 20ms brownout bypass, the redundant power input, the ECC memory support, as well as the optional onboard Hilscher fieldbus controller for various Fieldbus Interfaces. Further the unit offers 3x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, and 4 serial ports (RS232/RS485), as well as PCI-104 expansion possibilities. Other unique features are:

These features make the PIP15 to the ideal solution for any headless application where a high performance PC with a low power consumption is required. With additional benefits of high quality, very rugged, small size, and expandable Industrial PC solution. The PIP15 is used in control, measurement, transportation, gateway, and industrial applications.


Technical Features PIP15

Board Key Data
Processor Intel Embedded SoC Pentium-M 1,2 GHz
32kB L1 Cache, 256KB L2 Cache
Intel SpeedStep, 64-Bit Data Bus
CPU from Intel's long-term supply program
Chip Set Intel SoC EP80579 High integrated System On Chip
BIOS 2MB Flash EEPROM, easy BIOS update MPL engineered BIOS (Phoenix)
Memory Up to 4Gb memory
ECC protected memory supported
Dual channel DDR2-800 memory
240-pin DIMM socket for one module
Watchdog Timer 2 stage watchdog timer with hardware reset Configurable granularity from 1µs to 10 min
Indicators 11 two color LEDs, 9 activity + 2 user definable Power, Reset, HDD, 6 x LAN, 2x USER
3 x Ethernet 10BaseT /100BaseTX / 1000 BaseTX 3 x RJ45 connector, ESD protected, auto negotiation
2 x USB 2.0 2 ports external 2 x Type A connectors, ESD protected, bootable
4 x Serial Ports default 4 ports fixed to RS232
optional 2 ports changeable to RS422/485
4 x 9-pin DSUB, ESD protected
Transfer rates up to 230.4 kBaud
2 x SATA-II Ports Data transfer rates up to 300Mbyte/s 1 x standard SATA connector, 1 x SATA-DOM
Power/Reset Button On chassis (protected) and a remote reset button ATX functionality, ESD protected
PCI-104 Interface 32-bit PCI interface, 33 or 66 MHz for up to 4 PCI-104 modules
Physical / Power
Power 12 - 30V redundant power input
20ms brownout bypass at +24V
Consumption typically 14 to 23 W
Reverse input polarity protection
Temperature Range -20°C up to +60°C No fan, no openings, values at full CPU load
Humidity 5% - 95% non condensing Optional coating available
Standard Compliance
The PIP15 is designed to meet or exceed the most common standards. Particular references are:
EMC EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000, MIL-STD-461E
Shock & Vibration EN 60068
Environmental & Safety EN 50155, MIL-STD-810-F, EN 60601, EN 60950
Approval Lists CE

CPU Board Versions

Reference Description
PIP15-1 Intel embedded SoC Pentium M 1.2 GHz with 256KB L2 cache, ECC DDR2 memory socket (max 4GB module), 3x GigaBit Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, 4x RS232, PCI-104, ...
PIP15-Cx PIP Solution assembled & mounted according the customer needs & requirements (e.g. with or without housing, depopulated parts, installation of specific connectors, installing a customers application, etc.)

Specifications subject to change without notice

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