Ultra Compact Embedded Computer

Ultra Compact Embedded Computer (CEC7)


not recommended for new designs, use CEC10 Family

Goal of the design was an ultra compact, robust, and completely fanless Embedded Computer. Based on the low power, embedded, long-term available Intel Atom Z530P processor, we designed a system, that works smooth between -40°C and +75°C without derating, throttling, fan, or case openings. Integrated are features like up to 4 Gbit Ethernet ports, 7 USB ports, and 2 serial ports. DDR2 memory modules up to 2GB can be used. The unique design allows the system to be used in any application, regardless how rugged the environment might be.

MPL computers are available according your configuration, even with your color, logo, and labeling. Further, the concept allows customer specific adjustment to achieve the best solution according your needs. Please talk to us about your project requirements!

The CEC7 Specialities

Next to the extreme low power consumption is the compactness of the system. The CEC7 has a complete set of standard PC features as well as industrial features like 8-36 VDC input power (including a load dump and reverse polarity protection) and 2 serial ports (RS232/485). All status LEDs and user buttons are available at the front. For easy installation, versions with DIN-rail holder or flange mounting are offered as well. Other unique features are:

Technical Features CEC7

Board Key Data
Processor Intel Atom Processor Z530P, 1.6GHz
64-Bit Data Bus, pipelined floating point unit
CPU from the embedded Intel Roadmap
Intel Speed Step
Chip Set PoulsboXL US15WPT 533MHz Frontside Bus
BIOS 1MB Flash EEPROM, easy BIOS update MPL engineered BIOS (Phoenix), customizable
Memory Up to 2GB via memory module 200-pin SO-DIMM socket, DDR2-533
Indicators 2 status and up to 9 activity LEDs Power, Reset, HDD, 4x LAN
Graphics INTEL GMA 500 (Integrated Graphics Device)
200MHz graphic core with 2D and 3D engine
Digital-Video on DVI-D connector
Supports up to 1920x1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Up to 4 x Ethernet 10BaseT /100BaseTX / 1000BaseTX RJ45 connector, ESD protected, auto negotiation
Wake On LAN (WOL) support on LAN1
Up to 7 x USB 2.0 5 ports (USB2.0/1.1) and 2 ports USB2.0 only Type A connectors, ESD protected, bootable
Up to 2 x Serial Ports Optionally to RS232 or RS422/485 via modules 9-pin DSUB, ESD protected, max. 230.4 kBaud
2 x SATA Ports Data transfer rates up to 300Mbyte/s Micro SATA receptacle connectors
2 x PS/2 For Keyboard and Mouse On one 6-pin mini DIN connector, ESD protected
Power/Reset Button On chassis (protected) and remote button ATX functionality, ESD protected
PCI-Express Minicard For WLAN, GPRS, UMTS or similar expansions With 1x PCIe lane and 1x USB 2.0
Physical / Power
Chassis Rugged chromated Aluminum
with stainless steel plates
DIN-rail or flange mounting
no ventilation holes
Size & Weight
62.0 x 162.1 x 118mm (W x H x D)
2.44 x 6.38 x 4.65 inch
1.0 kg (without HDD)
2.2 lb
Colors Standard RAL7016 anthracite gray Optional customer specific color / top foil
Power 8 - 36VDC input power Power consumption typically 12W
reverse polarity and load dump protection
Temperature Range -20°C up to +60°C, optional -40°C up to +75°C No fan, no openings, values at full CPU load
Humidity 5% - 95% non-condensing Optional coating available
Standard Compliance
The CEC7 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
Operating systems
CEC7 systems are 100% PC/AT compatible, therefore any PC operating system (Windows, LINUX,..) can be used.

Optional Features

Add-on Modules
RS232 or RS422/485 External available on DB-9, ESD protected up to 2 modules possible
Serial GPS Module Supports TSIP, TAIP & NMEA Mounted on one of the optional serial ports

CEC7 Versions

Reference Description
CEC7-10 Compact Embedded Computer with Intel Atom Z530P and PoulsboXL US15WPT chipset,
Graphics, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 3x USB2.0, 2x PS/2, 1x SERIF port (all interfaces on bottom side).
CEC7-11 Compact Embedded Computer with Intel Atom Z530P and PoulsboXL US15WPT chipset,
Graphics, 4x Gigabit Ethernet, 7x USB2.0, 2x PS/2, 2x SERIF ports (interfaces on top and bottom side).
CEC7-Cx Compact Embedded Computer with Intel Atom Z530P and PoulsboXL US15WPT chipset,
customer specific version according your needs. Please talk to us about your project requirements!

Extended Temperature Option

Reference Description
XTEST-2 extended temperature test -40° C up to +75° C

For deployment in harsh environments, the CEC7 can be ordered in an extended temperature version. Every system needs to pass various tests in a environmental chamber to prove that it will perform flawless over the temperature range indicated.
Please note: In order to get a system that will operate under these conditions, all additional selected components like hard disks or extension cards have to be specified or tested for conformity to the extended temperature range.

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