Above: CQ15 PC (see Image Gallery section below for more images)
In-CarPC's CQ15 fanless PC is our entry-level fanless PC designed for vehicle environments, and offers outstanding functionality in an extremely compact form factor. The CQ15 features an Intel Atom D2550 processor with up to 4 GB RAM and numerous built-in options including cellular (with dual-SIM slots), GPS and GPIO. The fanless nature of the CQ15 makes it suitable for extremely dusty environments, and the device's ruggedness is demonstrated by multiple MIL-STD-810F tests. The CQ15 has been awarded E-mark certification, making it fully approved for in-vehicle use, and carries a 2-year warranty as standard.
Intel Atom D2550
Up to 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz (2 GB as standard).
Optional extended temperature memory, allowing PC operating temperature of -40°C to +70°C.
Solid State Drive (SSD) - Standard Temperature:
Solid State Drive (SSD) - Extended Temperature:
Hard Disk Drive (HDD):
2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
HD audio with line-out & mic-in external ports
Intel GMA 3650 HD graphics with DVI-I output, which provides independent VGA and DVI-D outputs via optional adapter cable.
Optional VGA output:
3 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x Digital Inputs (high => 3.3V, max input 32V)
2 x Digital Outputs supporting relay switching (12V, 100 mA)
Status of inputs/outputs is monitored/controlled via software
Up to 2 x serial ports:
3 x Mini PCI Express slots
[See below for available expansion card options]
Optional built-in GPS module:
Optional built-in GPS DR (Dead Reckoning) module:
[See below for 3G / 4G modules that include GPS]
Optional built-in 3G or 4G (with GPS) module with dual external SIM slots:
3G Module Specifications
4G (with GPS) Module Specifications
Optional built-in WLAN (Wi-Fi) & Bluetooth module:
Optional single-channel CAN interface (USB signalling):
Optional single-channel CAN interface (PCIe signalling):
CAN options are not available with VGA / COM 2 / GPS DR / Video Capture.
Optional 8-channel video capture card:
Optional watchdog timer generates automatic system reset in the event of a software crash
Microsoft Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro 32-bit*
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional FES 32-bit**
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit***
Other operating systems, including Windows Embedded options, are available upon request.
*Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro is technically identical to Windows 8.1 Pro, but with different licensing terms. Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro will be available until Q3 2024.
**Windows 7 Professional For Embedded Systems (FES) is technically identical to Windows 7 Professional, but with different licensing terms. Windows 7 Professional FES will be available until Q3 2024.
***Windows 10 Pro can be installed on the CQ15, but may not be suitable for all customers due to a lack of official drivers for some components.
Integrated mounting flanges
MIL-STD-810F (with SSD)
Passive cooling (fanless)
Width: 182* mm
Length: 168 mm
Height: 52 mm
*The width figure does not include the mounting flanges at base (total length occupied by mounting flanges: 30 mm)
1.4 kg (base specification)
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature: -40°C to +80°C
The above temperature ranges are at base specification and with extended temperature RAM & SSD. Using standard RAM results in an operating temperature range of 0°C to +70°C. Using a standard SSD results in an operating temperature range of 0°C to +55°C. Some optional features also restrict the unit's operating temperature range.
In common with all passively cooled (fanless) computers, the PC should be installed in a location that allows cooling air to flow freely over the chassis fins.
Internal intelligent automotive power supply:
Optional internal backup battery (UPS):
Optional Factory Recovery Solution for easy recovery to factory settings using F11 key at start-up:
2 years RTB
Extendable to 3 or 5 years if required. Click here for more information.
This is the earliest date at which we expect to stop producing new units of this PC model. However, the warranty for each PC will remain in place regardless of whether the EoL date has passed, and will continue for the duration of the original warranty period.
E11 ("E-mark" - fully approved for use in vehicles, including all optional configurations above. Approval number 10R-054687, certificate available upon request.)
In-CarPC is a registered member of a WEEE compliance scheme
Model numbers for the CQ15 follow this format:
CQ15-[RAM code]-[Drive code]-[Optional model codes]
Commonly ordered values for each section of the model number are as follows:
Amount of RAM in GB
Value in GB of drive capacity with the following suffixes:
Optional Model Codes
See Specifications section above for model codes. Where multiple optional codes are present they are simply listed one after the other without any spacing (e.g. "U06W10" in this section indicates the presence of both 4G (with GPS) and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth modules).