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New rugged embedded PC systems launched

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CAN Automotion announces the release of the rugged embedded PC Series by Janz Tec AG. Based on GE Intelligent Platforms’ rugged COM Express embedded processor modules, with Intel core i7 Technology, Janz Tec has developed a system with a new cooling concept and housing design to meet extreme demands in terms of performance, temperature, density, shock and vibration.

Similar to all systems in the Janz Tec emPC range, the new emPC-CXR will also support popular embedded operating systems and preconfigured CoDeSys-RTE, resulting in a powerful Intel i7 based computing platform for applications in areas such as defence, mining, marine, aviation, and construction equipment. The system is also suitable for medical or onshore/ offshore equipment where stationary systems with high availability and rugged design are required.

Michael Rennerich, Member of the Board of Janz Tec AG explains that the product combines the long-term cooperation with GE Intelligent Platforms and their own in-house expertise in the field of embedded computer systems to address the requirements of these industries. 

He adds that the rugged COM Express modules from GE Intelligent Platforms and Janz Tec’s know-how and capabilities to design and manufacture customised computers guarantee the success of these systems. 

GE Intelligent Platforms Global Product Manager Tommy Swigart commented GE’s rugged COM Express modules provide a cost-effective, high performance computing solution that reduces risk for the manufacturer and the end user.

The emPC-CXR computing platform will be presented for the first time at the SPS-IPC Drives from 26 to 28 November in Nuremberg, Germany.

Specifications of emPC-CXR rugged embedded PCs with Intel Core i7 technology: 


Intel Core i7, dual core, 1.7 GHz, 4 MB cache system; Intel Panther Point PCH chipset, 4GB DDR3 memory (soldered to board), fanless cooling; 128 kB NVRAM (no battery needed); real time clock with battery backup; dust- and waterproof to IP67 (when all connectors are mounted); OLED display with 2x20 characters (optional); 4 free programmable buttons (optional); 1 power button, remote control (optional); Internal mSATA socket


2 x M12 5 pin connectors for CAN or serial ports; 2 x M12 8 pin X-coded connectors for 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet; 2 x M8 4 pin connectors for USB; 1 x M12 TBD pin power supply connector; 1 x M12 8 pin with 4 digital input/outputs; 1 x 15 pin DSUB VGA connector


SJA 1000 CAN Controller, Physical Layer ISO/DIS 11898-2, isolated from logic, BUS termination is software swichtable, 120 Ohm resistor

Power Supply

9-34 V DC, possibility to connect two power supplies with automatic switchover and power loss detection


Ambient operating temperature range from -40°C to +70°C; Dimensions (w x h x d): 270 x 200 x 80 mm (not including M connector overhang); Shock (operational): 50G, IEC60068-2-27, half sine, 11ms duration; vibration (operational): 5Grms, IEC60068-2-64, random, 5-500Hz, 1Oct/min, 1hr/axis

Supported Operating Systems

WES 7, Linux, others on request

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