Above: CQ50P PC (front view, see Image Gallery section below for more images)
Above: CQ50 PC (front view, see Image Gallery section below for more images)
Above: CQ50 PC (rear view, see Image Gallery section below for more images)
In-CarPC's CQ50 and CQ50P series of fanless in-vehicle PCs offer our highest level of performance in a compact fanless system so far, supporting 6th generation Intel Core i3 and i7 processors with up to 32 GB RAM. The CQ50(P)'s compact chassis supports dual removable 2.5" drives with RAID, and the CQ50P series is our first PC to include Power over Ethernet (PoE), providing 4 PoE ports in total. Numerous built-in options are available, including up to two 4G/LTE modems, GPS, Wi-Fi and CAN-bus. The CQ50(P) can drive 3 displays independently via its DVI, DisplayPort and VGA video outputs.
The fanless nature of the CQ50(P) series makes it suitable for extremely dusty environments, and the device's ruggedness is demonstrated by multiple MIL-STD-810G tests. The CQ50 series has been awarded E-mark certification (CQ50P pending), making it fully approved for in-vehicle use, and carries a 2-year warranty as standard.
Intel Celeron 3955U (PC Model CQ51 or CQ51P):
Intel Core i3-6100U (PC Model CQ53 or CQ53P):
Intel Core i7-6600U (PC Model CQ57 or CQ57P):
Up to 32GB DDR4 2133 MHz (8GB as standard)
Optional extended temperature memory, allowing PC operating temperature of -40°C to +70°C.
Dual removable SSD slots, each supporting any of the following drives. Drives need to have caddy head attached (2 caddy heads supplied as standard). RAID support for 2-drive configurations.
Solid State Drive (SSD) - Standard Temperature:
Solid State Drive (SSD) - Extended Temperature:
CQ50P: 1 x mSATA slot supporting the following SSDs:
CQ50: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports (RJ45 connectors)
CQ50P: 4 x Gigabit Ethernet IEEE802.3AF PoE ports (M12 connectors, up to 15.4W per port). Optional 1m M12 Male to RJ45 Male cables, and RJ45 couplers, available.
Realtek ALC662 HD audio with line-out and mic-in external audio ports
Intel HD Graphics 520 supporting up to three independent displays with the following outputs:
2 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports
4 x Digital Inputs (high => 5V, max input 36V)
4 x Digital Outputs, supporting relay switching (5V, 100 mA)
Status of inputs/outputs is monitored/controlled via software
Up to 4 x serial ports:
CQ50: Not present
CQ50P: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
[See below for available expansion card options]
Optional built-in GPS module:
Optional built-in GPS DR (Dead Reckoning) module:
[See below for 4G modules that include GPS]
Optional single or dual built-in 4G (with GPS) module(s) with external SIM slot(s):
4G (with GPS) Module Specifications
Optional built-in WLAN (Wi-Fi) & Bluetooth module:
Optional 2-channel CAN interface (Standard):
Optional 1- or 2-channel CAN interface (Advanced):
Optional 1-, 2- or 4-channel CAN FD interface (Advanced):
CAN options occupy 1 x Mini PCIe slot and may reduce the number of available serial ports.
Optional 8-channel video capture card:
Optional internal backup battery (UPS):
Internal intelligent automotive power supply:
Optional Watchdog timer generates automatic system refresh in the event of a software crash
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Other operating systems, including Windows Embedded options, are available upon request.
Removable mounting flanges supplied
MIL-STD-810G (with SSD)
Passive cooling (fanless)
Width: 250* mm
Depth: 150 mm
Height: 55* mm
*The above figures are without mounting flanges at base. With mounting flanges, width increases to 270 mm and height increases to 62 mm.
2.4 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 - for the operating temperature range of a specific configuration please contact us.
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.
The above figures were measured with a base-spec CQ57 PC (i.e. CQ50 series with Core i7 processor, 4 GB RAM and 120 GB SSD).
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.
CQ50: E11 ("E-mark" - fully approved for use in vehicles, including all optional configurations above. Approval number 10R-054687, certificate available upon request.)
CQ50P: E11 pending
In-CarPC is a registered member of a WEEE compliance scheme
Model numbers for the CQ50(P) series follow this format:
CQ5[CPU code][PoE identifier]-[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).
Model code CQ57P-32-120SMN-U06 denotes the CQ50P series (i.e. with PoE), with an i7 processor, 32 GB RAM, 120 GB normal-temperature SSD and built-in 4G/GPS.
The main differences between the CQ50 and the CQ50P are as follows:
|Feature||CQ50 series||CQ50P series|
|Lan Ports & PoE||2 x GbE LAN ports with RJ45 connectors||4 x PoE GbE LAN ports with M12 connectors (M12-to-RJ45 adapters available)|
|SIM Card Slots||2 x externally accessible SIM card slots (support for dual internal modems)||1 x externally accessible SIM card slot. Dual modems can be accommodated but the 2nd SIM slot would be internal.|
|Expansion||4 x Mini PCIe slots||3 x Mini PCIe slots (2 of which do not support our full range of expansion cards)|
|TPM||No||Yes (Trusted Platform Module)|
|mSATA||No, although CQ50 can optionally support SATA DOM module - please contact us for details||Yes (allows internal fixed SSD in addition to 2 x removable 2.5" drive slots)|