MEN adds BC51M box PC for mobile communications

MEN adds the BC51M box PC to its modular family range. The fanless and maintenance-free device is used in graphics and memory-intensive applications in trains, buses or commercial vehicles. It offers a choice of communications interfaces and is scalable, adds the company.

The BC51M is based on the Intel Atom E3900 series processors, optionally with two or four cores, up to 1.6GHz. With 8Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM, a rear accessible SD card, an integrated eMMC memory and an optional SATA HDD/SSD, the BC51M box PC has sufficient storage capacity for entertainment servers or video surveillance systems.

The BC51M was designed for mobile use in trains, buses or commercial vehicles and manages wireless on-board functions such as internet on board, positioning via GNSS, entertainment or predictive maintenance. The box PC supports up to two DisplayPort interfaces with a maximum resolution of 4K, as well as two Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces, one USB 2.0, one HD audio and two variable connections for serial I/O, CAN bus, MVB or IBIS.

Two PCI Express Mini Card slots and two micro-SIM slots provide flexibility in implementing mobile service standards up to 4G LTE or WLAN.

The system is designed for fanless operation at temperatures from -40 to +85 degree C. The integrated 30W/24V DC power supply means the box PC complies with the railway standard EN 50155 and ISO 7637-2 for road vehicles.

MEN Mikro Elektronik was founded in 1982. The company has approximately 300 employees worldwide manufacturing embedded COTS boards and devices used in extreme environmental conditions found in mobile, industrial and safety-critical applications.

For individual requirements, starting with development through design-in and beyond, MEN provides its customers with advice and support as well as with system design, configuration and environmental qualification in accordance with industry standards.

The company’s core competencies encompass x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analogue I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems (RTOS). Additional expertise includes RAMS and obsolescence management as well as the development of computing hardware for operation in harsh and extreme environmental conditions.

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