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
ProcessorIntel i5-8400HIntel i7-8850HXeon E-2176Madditional CPUs will follow after release from Intel
(including 9th Gen.)
# of cores / threads4 / 86 / 126 / 12
Clock speed2.5 / 4.2 GHz2.6 / 4.3 GHz2.7 / 4.4 GHz
L2 Cache8 MB9 MB12 MB
Passmark (all cores)103531381114049
plannedin productionplanned
ChipsetIntel CM246, supports ACPI power states S1, S4, and S5, USB 3.1…
Memory2x dual-channel DDR4 SODIMM slot, supports up to 16GB modules (total board memory 32GB)*
BIOSOn-board soldered 8MB Flash, MPL engineered BIOS (AMI), customizable
TPMTrusted Platform Support TPM 2.0 (optional)
Watchdog TimerConfigurable granularity 1-255 sec. or 1-255 min.
Indicator LEDsPower, HDD, LAN (optional 2 user programmable LEDs)
Mass Storage
SATA2x SATA 3.0 ports
mSATA2x mSATA Full-Mini Card combo socket with SATA 3.0 & USB 2.0
m.21x NVMe or SATA SSD
Graphics InterfacesDisplay 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
USB8x USB 3.1 ports, supports USB keyboards and mice as legacy devices
4x additional internal USB2.0 ports
LANAMT / vPro support*, optional up to 5 LAN ports
Serial Ports4x full modem RS232/422/485 ports, ESD protected and isolated on external DB9 connectors
HDAudioIntel HDAudio signals, available on a 1 mm header, sound card (HDSOUND-1) is available
mPCIe2x mPCIe PCI Express Gen3, x1 lane & USB 2.0 (combined with mSATA)
m.22x communication slot (1x Key-A, PCIe/USB 2.0 & 1x Key-B, USB 3.x/PCIe/SATA), dual SIM connector
PCIe/1041x PCIe/104 slot (4x PCIe x1 lane, x16 PEG port, 2x USB 2.0)
Input Voltage10 – 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 consumption5-65 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 Humidity5% 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:
EMCEN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000, MIL-STD-461E
Shock & VibrationEN 60068
Environmental & SafetyEN 50155, MIL-STD-810G, EN 60601, EN 60950
Approval ListCE, IEC 60945, IACS E10

* depending on selected CPU


Chassis versionlength x width x heightsweight
DIN-Rail270 x 162 x 63/83/120mm2.2 kg (4.85 lb.) with HDD(custom color or foil available)
Flange290 x 162 x 63/83/120mm2.2 kg (4.85 lb.) with HDD(custom color or foil available)
Open Frame260 x 154 x 33mm (min.)1 kg (2.2 lb.)(custom cooling plate available)
IP67 MIL304 x 234 x 75/95mm3 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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