Embedded PC cuts temperature range to reduce costs - Embedded.com

Embedded PC cuts temperature range to reduce costs


Kontron has adapted its Embedded Box PC CB 752 to operate in ambient temperatures from -15 °C to +60°C for use in applications in transportation, automation, medical, POS and digital signage, as well as in other unheated and non air-conditioned work environments that do not necessarily require the industrial temperature range (E2) -40°C to +85°C.

The system was fully tested in the climate chamber and the use of the Intel Atom N270 processor technology and low-cost chipset makes the Box PC attractive with regard to price, compared to systems with full E2 approval.

The Kontron Embedded Box PC CB 752 features a fan less design in a aluminum chassis for  MTBF specified at approximately 100,000 hours, which corresponds to continuous operation of about 11 years (24/7).

In addition to standard PC interfaces, the Kontron Embedded Box PC CB 752 offers industry-standard interfaces such as RS232, RS422/485, digital I/Os, an optional CAN interface and two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. For wireless communication, the Box PC is also available with an optional wireless LAN. Custom extensions are also possible via a Mini PCI Express slot.

The Kontron Embedded Box PC CB 752  measures 75 mm x 250 mm x 160 mm and has 2 x Gbit LAN, 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x RS232, VGA and optional DVI, 1x CAN bus and RS422/485 on the front housing. On the back side, the Embedded Box PC features two USB 2.0 ports and is HD audio ready. It can optionally integrates a WLAN with two rear-facing antennas and non-volatile NVRAM.

The embedded box PC with 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 and 533 MHz FSB supports up to 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. For data storage, a bay is available for a shock mounted 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SDD and a CF socket.

It is CE certified, UL suitable and supported operating systems include Linux, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded and Windows CE 6.0.

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