Kontron Microspace MPCX28 In-Vehicle PC

The fanless Kontron Microspace MPCX28 in-vehicle PC features the Intel Atom Z530 processor (1.6 GHz), Intel System Controller Hub US15W, and a flexible PCI/104 socket for ultra flat and space-saving PCI/104 expansion cards. Options for customization include 2 PCIe Mini Card Slots for custom specific options such as GPS, GSM/UMTS, and WLAN. The Microspace MPCX28 box PC supports Windows XPe/XP/Vista/7, and Linux. The Kontron Microspace MPCX28 in-vehicle PCis will be available (with CE and E1 certification) in Q1, 2010.

fanless Kontron Microspace MPCX28 in-vehicle PC

The Swiss-engineered Kontron Microspace MPCX28 Box PC features a fanless design, easy expandability, and high flexibility. It is ideal for various applications in busses, cars, trucks, and (automated) heavy-duty vehicles used in intralogistics. In cabs and busses it can be used for passenger infotainment, video surveillance, or ticketing systems. Typical truck applications include CAN-based trailer and goods management, GPS navigation combined with communication via GSM, and UMTS/GPRS for fleet management. For vehicles used in intralogistics, the applications range from the control of automated vehicles, to logistics for forklift trucks with WLAN and barcode/RFID interfaces.

The Kontron Microspace MPCX28 is designed to work in the extended temperature range -25 to 70°C. The passively cooled in-vehicle Kontron Box PC supports up to 1 GB DDR2 RAM. The embedded graphics feature 256MB of memory DirectX 9 3-D and HDTV support with MPEG2 and H.264 decoders to process compressed HD videos to offload CPU usage. It provides front side slots for a 2.5″ SATA HDD or SDD and Compact Flash media. The internal PCI/104 and 2x PCIe MiniCard expansion slots support application-specific extensions, such as Dual-CAN, GPS, GSM/UMTS, and WLAN.

On the front, two USB 2.0 interfaces and 3.5 mm jacks for stereo output and input are accompanied by a SIM slot for mobile communications. On the back, the in-vehicle PC offers 2 x Gigabit Ethernet, 2 additional USB 2.0 ports, and an SATA port to connect additional storage devices. The DVI-I interface transmits analog or digital video signals to external monitors with a resolution of up to 2,048 x 1536. There are also two DSUB connectors for COM ports (RS232) and a parallel interface for digital I/O, which provide CAN-bus connectivity via an optional PCI/104 expansion card.

The Kontron Microspace MPCX28 Box PC can be directly connected to the vehicle’s power supply without additional converters. A plug-in power supply for 110/220 VAC is also available. The system supports remote power on/off and can accommodate customer-specific functions such as wake on ring, event wake up or a wake on LAN.

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