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TQ has designed its UTX modules for industrial PCs to handle an extended temperature range

x86 architecture

(PresseBox) (Weßling, ) Upon the customer's request, TQ Components can now offer UTX modules that can withstand a much lower temperature range (-25°C to 60°C). Industrial PCs can now be built with exceptional specifications that set new benchmarks.

With panel and wraparound versions and no-display units, the system family of TQ IPCs covers a host of industrial applications. All three designs are distinguished by their multifaceted interface multifunctionality. The wraparound variants enjoy protective classes up to IP65 due to the housing specifications.

The heart of the IPCs is a UTX module (universal technology extended). High quality, industrial utility, and compatibility are the significant performance features of UTX modules. The spectrum of processor power extends from 400 MHz to 2 GHz. The complete core functionality of a PC is integrated in the modules: CPU, main memory, chipset, graphics, Ethernet, ISA, PCI and Super I/O. The UTX modules are mutually compatible, allowing you to easily upgrade to a more powerful processor module.

The wide range of housing choices and specific performance features ensure that TQ IPCs will remain useful for an ever-widening spectrum of applications. The temperature resistance that can extend far below freezing (- 25°C) enables external applications such as the flat panel version is for controlling building electronics, as well as extreme seafaring conditions, refrigeration units or food production.

In addition to a high degree of modularity, passive cooling is one of the outstanding features of these products. By incorporating components with low power loss and using an innovative cooling system, IPCs manage without active cooling.

Processor performance up to 1400 MHz, water-tight, acid-resistant housing, passive cooling, protective classes up to IP65 and a theoretical range of use from -25°C to +50°C: Their performance features make TQ IPCs the star of the industrial PC world.

In addition to individual expansion options, customers profit from the outstanding reliability of the IPCs: Within normal temperature ranges and now far below zero when needed.

The modular approach allows customers to choose between standard display sizes of 10.4 inches to 19 inches with a resistive or capacitive touch. TQ Components can provide other variations based on customer specifications.

The standard industrial PCs by TQ Components are the iPCbox with a small housing of just 163 x 104 x 54 mm, the IPCCAN with up to six serial interfaces plus CAN, the IPCPult with a 7" touch display, and the IPCG3 with a PC104+ expansion slot and PCMCIA, CF interface.


The TQ Group - The entire world of electronics The TQ Group is composed of TQ Systems, TQ Mechanics and TQ Components. Founded in 1994, the system supplier TQ Systems develops and produces elec-tronic modules and systems according to customer specifications. In the corporate family, TQ Mechanics is responsible for mechanical production. TQ Components markets embedded systems and industrial PCs developed and produced by TQ systems. The TQ Group has over 600 employees. Overall sales attained 98 million in business year 2006/2007.

Range of performance of TQ-Components
One of the strengths of the company are the internally developed embedded TQ modules. TQ offers the entire line of controllers: In addition to 16-bit and 32-bit Infineon modules, the line includes a wide selection of Freescale, VIA and Intel-based processor boards and Xilinx FPGAs. The modules score a hit due to their minimal dimensions and long-term availability and meet high quality demands. Industrial compatibility and a longevity are a top priority at TQ.

Another important pillar of the company is industrial PCs. They set themselves apart through their sturdiness and long-term availability. The space-saving mini-industrial PCs stand out due to their high level of modularity. The customer can achieve his own individual solution without the need to acquire unnecessary product components.