Rugged Embedded COTS Systems for Military and Aerospace Applications


MPL's embedded computers have been designed to operate in harsh environments and under extreme temperature conditions. Their special rugged design, combined with the best industrial-grade components, offer high reliability and long-term performance. This makes our embedded computers the perfect COTS solution for military and aerospace applications.

MPL products are 100% designed and manufactured in Switzerland. All our products are fanless, shock and vibration-proof, low power and rugged. A guarantee of long-term availability* is also offered. Our products are the ideal solution for systems that are used in harsh environments.

*Typically ten years or more after the first introduction

Embedded industrial computers with optional MIL housing (PIP)

The name PIP stands for MPL's compact, robust, low power, fanless and ready-to-use embedded computer family. It comes with a long-term availability guarantee and different mounting options. Features include:

  • Low-power SBC designs
  • Fanless solutions
  • Extended temperature -40°C to +75°C (-40°F to +167°F) at full CPU load
  • Long-term availability guarantee*
  • Expandable with PCI-104 Express, PCI, PCIe and PMC/XMC modules
  • Robust, flexible aluminium housings up to IP67

Compact embedded computers (CEC)

The name CEC stands for MPL's ultra-compact, robust, fanless and low-power embedded computer family with Intel processors. The systems are offered with a long-term availability guarantee* and in rugged housing with different mounting options. CEC units are available according your requirements, even with your logo. Features include:

  • Ultra-compact embedded computer without internal wiring
  • Fanless solutions for extended temperature -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F) at full CPU load
  • Robust aluminium housings with stainless-steel front plates
  • MIL housing options according your needs
  • Low-power embedded designs
  • Long-term availability guarantee*
  • Customisable design and functionality

Fanless industrial panel PC solutions

Fanless industrial panel PC solutions (Panel-PIPs, or Panel PC) are specifically designed and produced for rugged and sensitive environments, such as military, maritime and food industry applications, as well as for any industrial application where quality is a major issue.

As with all other MPL products, the Panel-PIPs come without a fan or air vents, are very flexible, and are expandable for all customer needs and requirements. Features include:

  • 6in, 12in, 15in, 17in and 19in, as well as widescreen solutions
  • Full stainless-steel and aluminium housings
  • Up to IP65 / NEMA 4 protected versions (all around)
  • Touch option for all versions
  • Wide range of CPU boards (up to Core i7)

Industrial-grade COTS network systems

MPL provides solutions for IP-based industrial-grade networking (COTS network systems) with devices such as firewalls, routers, switches and media converters. As with all other MPL products, our networks are specifically designed to work also in harsh environments such as extreme temperature, humidity and vibration.

Low power consumption, high reliability and long-term availability are the corner stones of our COTS network systems, and make them ideal for military and aerospace application environments. Features include:

  • Easy to integrate in your application
  • Robust and compact
  • Various housings option
  • Temperature range from -40°C up to +85°C
  • Long-term availability guarantee*
  • Customised design and functionality

Rugged embedded CPU boards

The name MIP stands for a compact, robust, low power, fanless universal embedded computer in various form factor, with a long-term availability guarantee*. Features include:

  • Low-power designs
  • Fanless solutions
  • Various architectures (Power PC, x86, ARM)
  • Extended temperature range available
  • Complete, flexible CPU board solutions
  • Long-term availability guarantee*

About MPL

MPL is an ISO9001-certified designer and manufacturer of COTS embedded computers, including boards and systems, for military and aerospace applications.

The success of the company is based on the various unique solutions it offers: PC-compatible rugged industrial concept; long-term availability of our products; low power consumption; extended temperature range and passive cooling concepts (fanless).

All MPL products are designed to meet or exceed the most common standards. This includes defence certifications (MIL-810F), maritime certification (IEC 60945), railway certifications (EN 50155) and EMI standards.

Think Long-Term - Think MPL

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