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Automotive Computing Gets a Wide-Temp Upgrade

By ·Categories: Technology·Published On: November 10th, 2011·1.8 min read·

Automotive computers come in many shapes and sizes, from consumer-oriented in-dash systems to rugged tablets on mounting arms to small form factor units mounted in the trunk or beneath a seat. Generally speaking, these are low-powered systems with at most an Intel Atom processor.

The CarC2DMV101 ups the ante, featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processor to unlock substantially more performance while maintaining a sub-35 watt TDP.  Built around the wide-temperature KR900 Mini-ITX mainboard, this system offers dual LAN, up to four COM ports, and HDMI as well as legacy video support through VGA and DVI-D. This industrial feature set is served on a wide-temperature platform featuring surface-mounted components and 24-pin ATX power for maximum versatility.

The system comes wrapped in our durable MV101 automotive chassis, which as we’ve already waxed rhapsodic, is a compact enclosure designed specifically for vehicular installation. Featuring dual 40 mm fans behind a protective dust filter, the MV101 is able to keep the KR900 cool at ambient temperatures up to 55 degrees Celsius. DB9 serial port holes on the front of the case allow users to take advantage of the KR900’s additional RS-232 and RS-232/422/485 ports, accessible via onboard pin headers. Equipped with a solid state drive for storage supplemented by vibration-isolating hard drive mounting, the MV101 provides maximum protection for your data.


  • Core 2 Duo processing power
  • 2 RS-232 COM ports (+ 1 RS-232 and 1 RS-232/422/485 off of pin headers)
  • Dual Gb LAN
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports (+ 4 via pin headers)
  • 4 SATA 3 Gb/sec. ports
  • HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA
  • PCI and Mini PCI expansion
  • Multiple cable lead options for ignition sensing, anti-thump, and additional V-out signals.

With its flexible, industrial I/O and durable enclosure, the CarC2DMV101 system is ready to take on the whole spectrum of mobile deployments, from mobile data acquisition to surveillance, fleet management and logistics, or in-vehicle infotainment. Its versatile mounting solutions allow it to be placed securely and out of the way, providing an automotive solution that can function in hot or cold without being seen or heard.


About the Author: JP Ishaq

JP joined the Logic Supply team in 2010 as a Product Manager. Aside from a lifelong love of technology, he enjoys movies, writing, and having a first name with no vowels.
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