400MHz PowerPC for -40°C to +85°C

400MHz PowerPC for -40°C to +85°C (MIP405T)


MPL presents with the MIP405T a further development of the MIP405, even more focussed on special requirements like small size, wide temperature range and ruggedness. Optionally the MIP405T is available with conformal coating.

Based around the highly integrated embedded PowerPC processors PPC405GPr with a CPU clock of up to 400 MHz (608DMIPS@400MHz) the MIP405T offers 10/100 Mbit Ethernet, one E-IDE port (44-pin), two serial ports and a Real Time Clock. Additional the 16-bit PC/104 (ISA) and the PC/104-Plus (PCI) interface offers easy and flexible expansion capabilities. The MIP405T can be equipped with up to 128MB SDRAM and up to 8MB Flash all on board soldered. Additional Flash (up to 1GB) can be plugged in.

The MIP405T is being supplied with the Open Source U-Boot boot loader, providing various boot sources like Ethernet, IDE, flash. Also a MPL embedded Linux distribution and development chain is ready. Real-time OS BSP for VxWorks and QNX can be delivered with the product.

The MIP405T is intended and designed for use in hardest environments with operating temperature ranging from -40°C to +85°C without the need of a heat sink or a fan. Special efforts have been taken on the quality of the components and their long term availability as well as on the low power consumption of the system which is less than 3 Watts at 400MHz.

The MIP405T can be expanded with any PC/104 & PC104-Plus board. Development systems for the board are available with bootloader and a Linux, VxWorks or QNX distribution. Furthermore MPL offers together with the products professional engineering, support and consulting for hardware and software.

All those features and specialties make the MIP405T ideal for any embedded control application requiring small size, high computing performance and low power consumption. Additionally the Board is intended to be used in rugged, harsh and even moistly environments and MPL guarantee for long term availability and quality. With this properties the MIP405T is being used in airborne and transportation systems, military, industrial or just any raw/secure application.

Technical Features MIP405T

Processor PowerPC PPC405GPr Embedded processor from IBM
CPU Speed 375 MIPS@266MHz / 608 MIPS@400MHz 1.92W / 2.23W
BIOS Up to 8MB flash EEPROM 7.5MB free user space for boot kernel
SDRAM Soldered on board Up to 128MB SDRAM
FLASH 44-pin header for IDE-flash Up to 1GB flash module/disk, bootable
RTC backed with external battery Environment can be saved in EEPROM
Ethernet 10BaseT/100BaseTX
Fast 10/100 Mbits/s
12-pin header
support IEEE802.3 auto negotation
2  x Serial Ports 1 port RS232 with full modem handshake
1 port selectable RS232 or TTL
Available over 1 x 16-pin header
E-IDE Port PIO mode 4, Bus Master IDE, Ultra DMA/33 Standard 44-pin header
Watchdog Selctable timeouts Built in PPC405GPr processor
Debug Ports JTAG and IBM RISC watch 12-pin header
Indicator 5 activity LEDs + 1 user definable Power, reset, error, HDD, LAN, user
Reset Button remote button Connection over power connector
Physical / Power
Size 90.2 mm x 95.9 mm + 11 mm 3.550” x 3.775” x 0.435”
Weight 90 g 0.2lbs
Input power +5VDC ±5% Over power connector or PC/104 connector
Power consumption typically < 3.0 Watts @400MHz Complete MIP405T
Temperature Range -40°C up to +85°C Standard without fan
Humidity 5% - 95%non condensing Optional conformal coating available
Shock & Vibration Complies with EN60068-2-6 and EN60068-2-27  
EMC All interfaces are ESD protected, all possible precaution concerning EMC have been taken.  

MIP405T versions Expansions & options Operation systems
• Complete versions
• Coated versions
• Depopulated versions
Over PC/104-Plus
• Graphic Module
• PC card module
• Any digital or analog PC/104 I/O board
• Various LINUX distributions
• Real Time LINUX
• Open Source boot loader for other OS
Professional engineering, support, and consulting available through MPL engineers (HW & SW)


[MIPT405 Block Diagram]

MIP405T Versions

Reference Description
MIP405T-1 PC/104-Plus IBM405 GPr PowerPC (266MHz) with 2xRS232 & 10/100 Ethernet available on headers, 32MB SDRAM and 4MB Flash soldered on board (additional Flash via IDE)
MIP405T-2 PC/104-Plus IBM405 GPr PowerPC (400MHz) with 2xRS232 & 10/100 Ethernet available on headers, 128MB SDRAM and 8MB Flash soldered on board (additional Flash via IDE)
MIP405T-x Depopulated MIP405T CPU board (less SDRAM, less Flash, OEM version....)
XTEST-1 Extended temperature test -40°C up to +85°C (for all MIP405T versions)
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