MPL – Extremely Rugged Embedded Computer Solution with Intel® 8th & 9th Gen. Processor


The PIP40 Product Family is a high performance, low power and highly integrated Rugged Embedded Computer, based in the latest Intel technology. The solution is available in a compact aluminum housing with DIN-Rail or flange, a rugged MIL IP67 enclosure, a 19” rack system or an open frame solution with a cooling plate. All configurable depending on your application or needs. The unique chassis solutions allows to operate the PIP40 product range in a moderate as well as in harsh environments. The design integrates standard connectors for easy connection or lockable headers, depending on housing choice or needs.

PIP40 Family Highlights

The PIP housings offer sufficient space for 2.5” SSD or other expansions like UPS, RAID..). Two mPCIe and three m.2 slots allow to expand the system very easy. The internal expansion bus allows to integrate PCIe/104 or PCIe cards. These expansion possibilities give a maximum on customization for additional interfaces and features. Particular precautions during the design have been taken that the entire system EMC is within the CE and FCC limits and standards like EN50155, IEC 60945 or MIL-STD-810 can be met.

Key features are:

  • Up to 32GB DDR4 memory *
  • Fanless operation, also from -40°C to +65°C
  • Long term availability (Typically 10 years or more, 20+ years repair)
  • Extremely flexible
  • AMT / vPro support *

* depending on selected CPU

The PIP40 Family has been designed to withstand any harsh environments and extreme temperature conditions. The special rugged design, combined with the best industrial-grade components, offer high reliability and long-term performance.

The PIP40 Family is available for different Industries and is the perfect embedded computer solution for industrial environments, railway applications, MIL/COTS, SWaP-C applications, or whenever a rugged long-term available computer is needed.

[PIP40: Rugged Embedded Computer with 8/9th Gen Processor]
MIL-PIP40 for use in Military Environments
[PIP40: Rugged Embedded Computer with 8/9th Gen Processor]
OPEN-PIP40 for integr. in existing housings
[PIP40: Rugged Embedded Computer with 8/9th Gen Processor]
RAIL-PIP40 for rugged Railway Applications

Technical Features

Board Key Data
Processor Intel i5-8400H Intel i7-8850H Xeon E-2176M additional CPUs will follow after release from Intel
(including 9th Gen.)
# of cores / threads 4 / 8 6 / 12 6 / 12
Clock speed 2.5 / 4.2 GHz 2.6 / 4.3 GHz 2.7 / 4.4 GHz
L2 Cache 8 MB 9 MB 12 MB
Passmark (all cores) 10353 13811 14049
planned in production planned
Chipset Intel CM246, supports ACPI power states S1, S4, and S5, USB 3.1…
Memory 2x dual-channel DDR4 SODIMM slot, supports up to 16GB modules (total board memory 32GB)*
BIOS On-board soldered 8MB Flash, MPL engineered BIOS (AMI), customizable
TPM Trusted Platform Support TPM 2.0 (optional)
Watchdog Timer Configurable granularity 1-255 sec. or 1-255 min.
Indicator LEDs Power, HDD, LAN (optional 2 user programmable LEDs)
Mass Storage
SATA 2x SATA 3.0 ports
mSATA 2x mSATA Full-Mini Card combo socket with SATA 3.0 & USB 2.0
m.2 1x NVMe or SATA SSD
Graphics Interfaces Display Port (DP) up to 4096×2160 (DP) and DVI-D (LVDS / eDP up to 1920 x 1200 optional)
Triple display capable, ESD protected. Gen3 PCIe port x16 (PEG) for graphic card
USB 8x USB 3.1 ports, supports USB keyboards and mice as legacy devices
4x additional internal USB2.0 ports
LAN AMT / vPro support*, optional up to 5 LAN ports
Serial Ports 4x full modem RS232/422/485 ports, ESD protected and isolated on external DB9 connectors
HDAudio Intel HDAudio signals, available on a 1 mm header, sound card (HDSOUND-1) is available
mPCIe 2x mPCIe PCI Express Gen3, x1 lane & USB 2.0 (combined with mSATA)
m.2 2x communication slot (1x Key-A, PCIe/USB 2.0 & 1x Key-B, USB 3.x/PCIe/SATA), dual SIM connector
PCIe/104 1x PCIe/104 slot (4x PCIe x1 lane, x16 PEG port, 2x USB 2.0)
Input Voltage 10 – 36 VDC input range, ESD and EMC protected power input (optionally up to 110VDC)
Protection against: up to -36 VDC over voltage, reverse polarity, up to 150V load dump
Combinded power button and ignition input, specifically for vehicles
Power consumption 5-65 Watt (Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology)
Storage Temperature -45°C up to +85°C (-49°F to +185°F)
Operating Temperature -20°C up to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Ext. Temp. (optional) -40°C up to +65°C (-40°F to +149°F)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% non condensing, optional coating available
Standard Compliance
The PIP40 Family 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-810G, EN 60601, EN 60950
Approval List CE, IEC 60945, IACS E10

* depending on selected CPU


Chassis version length x width x heights weight
DIN-Rail 270 x 162 x 63/83/120mm 2.2 kg (4.85 lb.) with HDD (custom color or foil available)
Flange 290 x 162 x 63/83/120mm 2.2 kg (4.85 lb.) with HDD (custom color or foil available)
Open Frame 260 x 154 x 33mm (min.) 1 kg (2.2 lb.) (custom cooling plate available)
IP67 MIL 304 x 234 x 75/95mm 3 kg (6.6 lb.) (custom housings and connectors available)
The aluminum housings are internally chromated, externally powder coated or anodized, no ventilation holes.
The cooling plate for the open frame versions is chromated. Depopulated versions or solutions with headers can be offered.

Specifications subject to change without notice

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