Rugged Embedded Computer with low power consumption


Small, Rugged Embedded Computer (CEC4)

not recommended for new designs

The CEC4 expands the MPL Embedded Computer product range with a headless industrial solution. The CEC4 comes with 3 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The specifically designed CEC housing allows the CEC to operate in harsh environments without the need of fans or ventilation holes, and can easily be mounted on a 35mm DIN-Rail or with a flange on a wall. The compact housing offers sufficient space to add a SSD or SATA DOM, a 5-port switch (MAGBES) with copper only or mixed with fiber, or other peripherals. The CEC4 can be tailor made to your needs, even with IP67 housing and MIL connectors.

CEC Highlights

The operation temperature range is from -20°C to +60°C and optionally even -40°C to +85°C, certainly without fan or case openings. The internal miniPCIe slot allows various extensions (WLAN, GPRS...). Additional available are 3 USB connectors and a microSD Memory Card Slot for easy logging and/or configuration capabilities. The CEC4 can be customized over an optional backplane for additional interfaces.

These features make the CEC4 to the ideal solution for headless rugged industrial and defense applications, where security, quality, reliability, low power consumption, and long-term availability are key. The CEC4 can be used just to name a few; for data logger, communications, gateways, etc..

Technical Features CEC4

Board Key Data
Processor Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281 @ 1.2 GHz Low Power ARMv5TE compatible SOC
Memory 512MByte DDR2 Soldered OnBoard
Firmware 512MByte NAND Flash Soldered OnBoard
3 x Ethernet 10BaseT /100BaseTX / 1000BaseTX 2 x RJ45 connector, auto negotiation, auto MDI MDIX
3 x USB2 External ports Type A connectors, ESD protected
1 x microSD Slot For microSD Memory Card Can be used as external storage (configuration, logging)
Mini PCI-Express For WLAN, GPRS, UMTS or FLASH Minicard Slot
2x SATA ports Data transfer rates up to 300MByte/s Micro SATA receptacle connectors, cable-free
Physical / Power
Chassis Compact rugged chromated Aluminum
with stainless steel plates
DIN-rail or flange mounting, no ventilation holes
Size & Weight 62.1 x 162.1 x 118mm 0.94kg / 2lb including housing
Power 8 - 36VDC input power Power consumption <9W, reverse polarity protection
Temperature Range -20°C up to +60°C optionally -40°C to +85°C No fan, no openings, values at full CPU load
Humidity 5% - 95% non-condensing Optional coating available
Standard Compliance
The CEC4 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, IEC 60945
OS-Support: Linux (Debian, Buildroot, ...)
the system comes with a full functional Debian GNU/Linux (armel) Distribution


CEC4 Options
  • SATA-DOM (DiskOnModule)
  • SATA 2.5" disks (SSD or HD)
  • TX2FX media converter (copper - fiber)
  • MAGBES 5-port manageable switch (copper and fiber)
  • Minicard PCI-Express (WLAN, GPRS, ...)
  • XTEST extended temperature test -40°C to +85°C
  • Coated versions
  • RS232 interface to connect a console

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