Rugged Embedded Open Frame CPU Boards

To allow to install the rugged embedded CPU board into custom or existing enclosures, we designed an Open Frame solution with a cooling concept.
  • Low power designs
  • Fanless solutions
  • Intel architecture from single Core Atom,
    up to 16 Core Xeon CPU
  • Extended temperature range available
  • Complete, flexible CPU board solutions with cooling concept
  • Long-term availability guarantee

The MPL Embedded Open Frame CPU boards represent a distinguished solution for todays demanding and flexible needs. The products are easily expandable over various on-board expansion buses (XMC, mPCIe, PCIe...).
These embedded CPU boards are designed from inception to operate under both, extreme and normal conditions, as standalone units with no fans or CPU derating/throttling. For easy installation, the solutions come with a cooling plate or on request can be customized for the perfect fit in your product.


  • Extended temperature solutions
  • Fanless and noiseless
  • Long-term availability - same form, fit, function
  • Aluminum cooling plate with standard or custom mounting


  • Wide DC input voltage range
  • Integration of expansion cards (PMC, XMC, mPCIe, PCIe...)
  • Integration of mass storage (mSATA, M2, SATA)
  • EN50155 and IEC 60945 approved solutions

Embedded CPU boards

  MXCS Server PIP40 Family PIP30 Family CEC20 Family CEC10 Family
Processor Xeon
up to Six Core i7
Atom up to Dual Core i7
Intel Atom
Intel Atom
CPU speed 2.0 / 2.6GHz 2.6 / 4.3GHz 1.4GHz - 2.5GHz (3.2GHz) up to 3GHz up to 1.91GHz
Level 2 cache up to 24MB up to 12MB up to 4MB 1.5MB up to 1MB
Memory up to 128GB
up to 32GB
4GB ECC DDR3 on-board
up to 12GB via memory socket
up to 32GB SO-DIMM 260 DDR4 up to 8GB ECC DDR3L RAM
Temperature range -20°C to +60°C -20°C to +60°C -20°C up to +60°C -20°C up to +70°C -20°C up to +60°C
Extended temperature available -40°C to +85°C
(optional screening)
-40°C up to +75°C
(depending on CPU)
-40°C up to +85°C -40°C up to +85°C
Function Overview
Graphics over BMC
PEG graphic exp.
ESD protected
PEG ports x16
DP up to 4096x2160
optional up to 3 ports (DP, DVI, VGA)
DP, Intel HD
opt. eDP / VGA
Ethernet 2x Gbit copper
2x 10Gbit SFP
up to 5 LAN ports 4 Gigabit ports (Intel)
RJ45 or lockable headers
1x 1GbE, 1x 2.5GbE
optional 2x 2.5GbE
5 Gigabit ports
RJ45 or lockable headers
USB 4x USB 3.0 8x USB 3.1
4x USB2.0 (int.)
4x USB 3.0 / 5x USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.1 3x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
Serial lines 1x RS232, 1x RS232/422/485 4x RS232/ RS422/485 2 RS232 ports on-board
2 additional ports via RS232
or RS485/422 modules
1x full modem RS232
optional 1x RS232/485
1 port RS232
opt. 1 RS232 or RS422/485
Storage interface 4x mSATA
opt. RAID
2x SATA 3.0
2x mSATA / m.2
2x mSATA
m2, 120GB NVMe
optional SATA controller
1x mSATA, eMMC
opt. 2.5 HD/SSD
Input Voltage range 24VDC
10 - 36VDC 9 - 36VDC
optional - 110VDC
8 - 36VDC
(reverse polarity and load dump protection)
Power consumption 40 - 100W 5 - 65W 10 - 45W 4.5 - ~20W 8 - 18W
Expansion mPCIe
mPCIe, m.2, PCIe/104 PCI/104-Express, up to 4 mPCIe (optional PCI, PCIe or PMC, XMC expansion) 3x mPCIe
HD Audio, expansion board FIME
up to 6 additional mPCIe
optional PCIe/104
Supported Software Windows 7, 8, 8.2, 10, Linux, QNX, VxWorks

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