Rugged, fanless Embedded Xeon Server Solution

MXCS: Rugged Embedded Server Solution with Intel® Xeon™ Processor

The MXCS-1 is a high performance, low power and highly integrated rugged Embedded Server, built in a special designed aluminum or MIL IP67 housing. This allows to operate the MXCS in a moderate or harsh environment without fan or air vents. The design integrates standard connectors for easy connection or lockable headers, depending on housing choice. Therefore, the MXCS board can be used for any Server application where a complete solution is needed.

MXCS Highlights

The MXCS housings offer space for up to 8 x 2.5" SSD. With the internal expansion possibilities over PCI/104-Express interface and the four PCI-Express Mini Card slots, there are unlimited expansion possibilities available. Particular precautions in the design have been taken that the entire system EMC is within the CE and FCC limits and capable to meet the MIL-STD810, 461, 1275, ... as well as the standards like IEC60945 or EN50155.

Key features are:

  • ECC DDR4 up to 128GB
  • Up to two 1Gbit Ethernet ports
  • Up to two 10Gbit Ethernet ports
  • Long term availability
  • PCIe x16 expansion
  • Fanless operation

The MXCS rugged Server Family has been designed to withstand 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 MXCS is available for different Industries and is the perfect embedded computer solution for indus­trial environments, railway applications, MIL/COTS applications, or whenever a rugged long-term avail­able computer is needed.

[Rugged Embedded Server with Xeon Processor]

MXCS used in Power Plant

[Rugged Server for Military Environment]

MXCS used on Military Vehicle

[Rugged Server for Railway applications]

MXCS used in Railway Applications



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MXCS Board Solution

Technical Features

Board Key Data
Processor Broadwell DE Xeon CPU Server Family (first series Xeon D-1500)
# of cores / threads 8 / 16
Clock speed 2.0 / 2.6 GHz
Smart Cache 12 MB
Passmark (all cores) 10’883
Memory up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory in four RDIMM slots
TPM Over separate module
Watchdog Timer configurable granularity 1-255 sec. or 1-255 min.
Indicator LEDs Power, Reset, various others
Serial 1 x RS232 on connector
1 x RS232/422/485 on DB-9
USB 4 x USB3.0 ports on type A or M12
LAN 2 x 1Gbit copper ports on RJ45 or M12 / 2 x 10Gbit SFP+ port (copper or fiber)
Internal Expansions
mPCIex 4 x mPCIe PCI Express Gen2 x1 lane & USB 2.0
mSATA 4 x mSATA / M2.M sockets
PCI/104-Express 1 x PCIe x8, 4 x PCIe x1 lane, 2 x USB 2.0
PCIe x16 1 x PEG graphic expansion
SATA 4 x mSATA / m2.M ports
RAID optional RAID controller board with on-board memory and flash,
up to 8 x SAS/SATA ports, RAID 0/1/5/10 support
Management Controller Board
IPMI Remote Management Interface
CPU Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
Memory DDR4-1600 up to 1GB
Graphics ESD protected up to 1920 x 1280
LAN 1 x GbE port, ESD protected
Input Voltage 24 VDC (+50/-20%) input range, ESD and EMC protected power input (redundant capability)
reverse polarity protection, load dump protection
Reset & Power button
optional internal UPS system, optional galvanic separation
Ignition input specifically for vehicles
Power consumption 40 - 100 Watt (TBD), Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology
Storage Temperature -45°C up to +85°C (-49°F to +185°F)
Operating Temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Extended operating temperature range available, MIL solutions
Extended temperature range depends on the cooling capability of the housing used
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% non condensing, optional coating available
Standard Compliance
The MXCS 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-810F, EN 60601, EN 60950
Approval List CE, IEC 60945, IACS E10


Chassis version length width heights weight  
Standard 351mm 207mm 66mm 4.5 kg (9.9 lb.) DIN-Rail or Flange mounting
19" Rack version 19" 200mm 2U 4.7 kg (10.4 lb.) with HDD (custom color or foil available)
IP67 MIL TBD       custom housings and connectors available
The aluminum housings are internally chromated, externally powder coated or anodized, no ventilation holes.

Specifications subject to change without notice