Low-power, fanless computer in rugged enclosure
WIN Enterprises’ compact computer comes in an industrial-grade enclosure measuring 12.3 x 5.5 x 2.6 in. (W x D x H).
WIN Enterprises Inc ., a designer and manufacturer of embedded controllers and platforms for OEMs, has announced an enclosed computer designed for harsh embedded environments. Fanless PL-06058 offers silent operation where ambient noise is unwanted. Internal heat pipes conduct heat to the “aggressive heat-sink design of the rugged aluminum enclosure,” according to the company. With its Intel ULV Pentium processor, power requirement is only 34 W.
PL-06058 is an enclosed version of WIN’s IP-06058 single-board computer (SBC). It supports a CompactFlash socket, Mini-PCI slot, and up to 1 GB of DDR RAM. Other features include one 10/100 Ethernet port, four serial ports, one parallel port, three USB 2.0 ports, an IDE interface, and a FDD interface.
PL-06058 is available as a commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) controller or it can serve as the basis for new OEM designs. Target markets are industrial automation, medical, scientific, military, and aerospace applications.
—Frank J. Bartos, executive editor, Control Engineering