PIP30 Family (PIP31, PIP38)

Rugged Industrial PC Featuring 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 or Intel® Celeron® processor

PIP30 Family (PIP31, PIP38)


  • Soldered 4GB* ECC RAM (up to 12GB via SO-DIMM slot)
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Fanless operation
  • Long term availability
  • Currently 2GB
  • Open Frame, Standard, or IP67 MIL housing


The PIP30 (PIP31, PIP38) is a low power, highly integrated rugged industrial PC with a specially designed aluminum housing. This allows to operate the PIP in a moderate or also in a harsh environment without fan or ventilation holes. The design integrates standard connectors for easy connection. Therefore the PIP can be used for any PC application where a complete solution is needed. It is 100% PC/AT compatible, and can easily be mounted on a 35 mm DIN rail or at a wall with flanges.

PIP30 Family (PIP31, PIP38) Highlights

The PIP housing offers space for up to two 2.5 inch HDD/SSD. With the integrated PCI/104-Express interface and the two PCI-Express Mini Card Slots there are flexible expansion possibilities available. Fully bootable FLASH disks are supported for projects where hard disks cannot be used. Particular precautions have been taken that the entire system EMC is within the CE and FCC limits.

The PIP30 Family (PIP31, PIP38) is the ideal solution for the industry wherever a flexible, rugged, and durable complete Industrial PC is needed.

The PIP30 Family (PIP31, PIP38) has specifically been designed to withstand extreme environments. What does this mean? PIP30 design rules


Board Key Data
Processor PIP38
(more CPUs will follow)
Intel Core i7-3555LE 2.5 GHz dual core
4 MByte Cache (3rd Generation Ivy Bridge)
Intel 64 architecture, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
DDR3-1600 memory interface
Processor PIP31
(more CPUs will follow)
Intel Celeron 827E 1.4 GHz single core
1.5 MByte Cache (Sandy Bridge)
Intel 64 architecture, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
DDR3-1333 memory interface
Chip Set Intel QM77 (Panther Point) Supports ACPI power states S1, S4, and S5
BIOS 8MB Flash Memory MPL engineered BIOS (SecureCore Tiano by Phoenix), customizable
Memory 4 GB DDR3 onboard soldered down ECC RAM
1x 204-pin dual-channel DDR3 SO-DIMM slot
ECC support
supports up to 8GB modules (total of 12GB memory)
Watchdog Timer SCH3114 Super-IO watchdog timer Configurable granularity 1-255 sec. or 1-255 min.
Indicator LEDs Power, reset, HDD, LAN, and Wi-Fi LEDs 2 user programmable LEDs
Temperature Sensors Monitors CPU temperature, on-board memory, and the board temperature
Graphics Interfaces Intel HD Graphics 4000, 550 - 1000 MHz
DP, DVI-I and, 24-bit LVDS interface
up to 1920x1200 (DVI/LVDS) / 2560x1600 (DP)
Triple display capable, Gen3 PCI Express port
ESD protected (DVI-I and Display Port)
USB 4 USB 3.0 ports (external)
5 USB 2.0 ports (2 on external, 3 on internal)
ESD protected external connectors
Supports USB keyboards and mice as legacy devices
SATA 2x SATA 3.0 ports and 2x SATA 2.0 ports RAID 0/1/5/10 support
eSATAp eSATAp port with SATA 2.0 and USB 2.0 ESD protected connector
LAN 4 GigE ports (Intel 82574IT) ESD protected connectors, WOL support
ePCIe PCI Express Gen2 external cabling x1 lane port with 500 MB/s, ESD protected connector
PS/2 For keyboard and mouse 1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN connector, ESD protected
Serial Ports 2 full modem RS232 ports on DB9 connectors
2 additional ports via optional module
ESD protected external connectors
mPCIe / mSATA 1x mPCIe slot with PCI Express Gen2 x1 lane 1x mPCIe / mSATA combo (SATA 2.0 or PCI Express)
PCI/104-Express 4 PCI/104-EXpress Type 1 ports 32 Bit, 33 or 66 MHz PCI bus
HDAudio Intel HDAudio signals Available on a 1 mm internal header
RST/PWR Button Reset- and Power Button are available on top
Ignition Input (ESD protected connectors)
Reset-, Power Button and Ignition Input are also
available on a 4 pin Mini-DIN connector
Physical / Power
Chassis Rugged chromated aluminum DIN-rail or flange mounting, no ventilation holes
Size 270 x 162mm, with PCI/PCIe extension 440 x 162mm Height depending on needs 62 / 82.5 / 120mm
Weight Typically 2.2 kg (4.85 lb.) Standard housing with internal 2.5" HDD
Power 8 VDC - 36 VDC input range
ESD and EMC protected power input
Up to 36 VDC reverse polarity protection
Up to 150 V load dump protection
Temperature Range -20°C up to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
extended temperature TBD
With full CPU and 3D video, mounted on DIN rail
Humidity 5% - 95% non condensing Optional coating available
Standard Compliance
The PIP30 Family 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-810-F, EN 60601, EN 60950
Approval Lists CE, EN 60945, IACS E10

 Housing Options

Standard PIP Housings
Chassis Rugged chromated aluminum with EMI protection DIN-rail, flange mounting, no ventilation holes
Size Footprint DIN-rail mounting: 270 x 162 mm,
Footprint Flange mounting: 310 x 162 mm
Height: 62 / 83 / 120mm
10.6 x 6.4 inch
12.2 x 6.4 inch
2.4 / 3.3 / 4.7 inch
Weight approx. 2.2kg 4.85 pounds
Colors RAL5024 standard MPL blue
RAL7016 anthracite gray
Optional customer specific color / top foil
OEM PIP Housings
Customized PIP solutions with OEM specific color and/or foil with OEM specific front plates (customized cutouts and/or engraved or labeled ports)
MIL Housings
Chassis Rugged IP67 protected aluminum housing Connectors according to customer needs
Size 304 x 234 x 75 mm (L x W x H) without connectors 4x M5 tapped holes for chassis mounting
Color black Optional customer specific color
Open Frame / OEM cooling plate
Customer specific cooling plate PIP CPU board mounted on a cooling plate from a customer Solution needs to be discussed prior to offer


Reference Description
PIP38-1 Low Power embedded Intel Core i7-3555LE 2.5GHz* with 4MB Cache, 4GB DDR3 on-board, additional DDR3 socket (up to 8GB), 4x GigE, 3D Graphic (DVI-I), 4x USB 3.0, 5x USB 2.0, 4x SATA, 2x RS232, PC/104...
PIP31-1 Low Power embedded Intel Celeron 827E 1.5GHz* with 1.5MB Cache, 2GB DDR3 on-board, additional DDR3 socket (up to 8GB), 4x GigE, 3D Graphic (DVI-I), 4x USB 3.0, 5x USB 2.0, 4x SATA, 2x RS232, PC/104...
PIP30-Cx PIP Solution assembled & mounted according the customer needs & requirements (e.g. with or without housing, depopulated parts, installation of specific connectors, installing a customers application, etc.)

* Different Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge CPUs are available on request

Specifications subject to change without notice


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