NEW: BRICK i3 7100U - The industrial allrounder

In cooperation with their technology partner MSI IPC, spo-comm has developed a follow-up model for the BRICK i3. As the name BRICK i3 7100U already suggests, the new CPU has received an update. Due to the guaranteed long-term availability, the connections and dimensions of the passively cooled housing remain unchanged.

High performance and energy saving

The namesake Intel® Core i3 7100U CPU with 2 x 2.40 GHz is supported with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and can even display 4K resolution on two screens. This means that the BRICK i3 7100U is the more powerful model in the BRICK series and thus, is suitable for demanding applications in the industrial sector – while having an impressively low power consumption of just 15 watts.

Compact and robust

The industrial PC sits in a compact, robust metal housing with the dimensions 155 x 200 x 55 millimeters, is cooled without a fan and runs smoothly in the extended temperature range from -10°C  to +55°C. So it feels particularly comfortable in harsh environments and is the right solution for various industrial applications - whether if it’s machine control, data measurement or in a control cabinet. Thanks to the included wall and VESA mount, the BRICK i3 7100U can easily be assembled and fastened behind displays or on walls. DIN rail is also optionally available.

6x COM and 4x LAN

At the front of the embedded PC there are two USB 2.0 interfaces, two audio connections (1x MIC IN and 1x LINE OUT), a power button and incredible six COM connections, including four RS-232 and two RS-232/422/485. Two screens can be connected via the HDMI 1.4 and the DisplayPort on the back panel. There are also four USB 3.2 and two LAN interfaces, which can be expanded to four. WLAN is optionally available. If you do not want to connect the industrial PC via the included power supply, but rather directly in a control cabinet or to a machine to be controlled, you can use the 2Pin Phoenix Connector. An external power button can also be implemented this way.

Technical data at a glance

  • CPU: Intel® Core i3 7100U, 2 x 2.40 GHz
  • RAM: Up to 16GB DDR4
  • 1x SSD/HDD: up to 960 GB
  • Max. resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
  • Up to 2 independent displays
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 155 x 200 x 55 mm
  • VESA mount included
  • 4x USB 3.2, 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DP
  • 6x COM

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