Rugged, fanless embedded server

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The MXCS-15xxML-C1 was designed with the target to meet the MIL-STD-810 as well as parts of the DO-160 standards. The solution is installed in a compact IP67 housing with a total of eight D-38999 connectors including a dual-fibre optical 10Gbit LAN port.

MPL’s engineering approach is different to many other rugged solutions. The internal wiring has been eliminated as much as possible. The D-38999 MIL connectors are soldered on special MPL-designed rigid-flex PCBs. The EMI protection in each interface is integrated directly on the soldered connector PCBs. This provides the best EMI efficiency and interface quality.

To interface to the standard embedded CPU board from MPL, mating interfaces boards (ICC) have been designed. The flexible part of the connector PCBs are connected to the ICC, which is interfacing wire and cable free directly to the CPU board. With this concept the MXCS can meet almost any specification in rugged computing environments, such as the various MIL standards. The CPU boards as well as the ICC and connector PCBs can be coated and bonded to increase the robustness even further.

The heart of the system is an Intel XEON Server chip D-1500 soldered on board. For best heat dissipation, the CPU is conductive cooled without the need of a heat-pipe or a fan.

The MXCS-15xxML-C1 comes with numerous interfaces, such as DVI-D, USB 2.0, serial lines, LAN, 10Gbit fibre LAN as well as a wide power input. Additional expansions (CAN, 1553, ARINC, GPS) can be done over the internal expansion interfaces such as mPCIe, m.2, PCIe or PCIe/104. These expansions can quickly and easily be integrated into the server system. This makes the solution highly flexible and enables cost-efficient customisation.

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