Critical use: Direct-soldered CPU CompactPCI cards resist shock

By Control Engineering Staff November 14, 2006
MIC-3321 series single and double layer 3U CompactPCI CPU cards from the eAutomation Group of Advantech feature direct-soldered CPU and memory for lower weight and improved shock vibration resistance.

Cincinnati, OH —MIC-3321 series single- and double-layer 3U CompactPCI CPU cards from the eAutomation Group of Advantech are said to be engineered for high performance and reliability in critical applications. MIC-3321 series uses Intel’s Mobile Pentium M 760 2.0 GHz processor, 915GM chipset, and I/O controller hub ICH6. It includes an RS-232 port, two USB ports, two LAN ports, and a VGA port.

The series is designed with direct-soldered CPU and memory to provide less weight and higher shock vibration resistance than traditional socket devices. “When designing the MIC-3321 series, we wanted to fulfill one of the most demanding requests that customers have been asking,” said Alan Su, project manager at Advantech. “We were excited to achieve the direct-soldered CPUs and also be able to provide units as small as 4 hp. In this new series, there is a model to fulfill any application,” he said.

The series offers three CPU grades: MCI-3321 high-performance Pentium M 2.0 GHz 512 DDR2 SDRAM and the MIC-3321C and MIC-3321L with Intel Celeron M 1.0 GHz 800 MHz CPU with 512/256 DDR2 SDRAM. Prices start at $995.

For more about CompactPCI read this September 2005 Control Engineering story: ” PICMG approves new CompactPCI Express spec .”

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel , senior editor