MEN Micro, Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the BC1, a rugged, maintenance-free box computer using an AMD processor to unite low power consumption with excellent graphics performance.
Designed for connecting two or more displays, the BC1 is ideal for applications that demand consistently high-quality graphics across multiple points, as found throughout the railway, mission-critical, mobile and avionics industries. Its modular construction enables users to configure the box computer to virtually any rugged application environment.
The unit comes equipped with two DisplayPorts, each offering a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The first port can optionally be configured for a USB connection to allow for touch functionality on the display, while the second port comes standard with a USB channel, versus an auxiliary one.
The DisplayPorts, as well as all I/O, from the HD audio and Gigabit Ethernet ports to the USB 2.0 and SA-Adapter slots, are accessible via the front panel. The standard front panel interfaces, including USB, 9-pin D-Sub, 8-pin M12 and DisplayPort, can all be configured individually enabling the BC1 to quickly adapt to all application-specific requirements without additional overhead.
Internal interfaces include two PCI Express Mini Card slots with two SIM card slots for functions such as WIFI, WiMAX, GPS, HSDPA, EDGE, LTE and UMTS. The first Mini Card slot can also switch between the two SIM card slots, via the necessary antenna connection on the front panel.
The new box computer comes equipped with AMD's integrated T52R APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), which integrates the Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor and a 1.5 GHz single-core x86 CPU. Six other available AMD processors enable the BC1 to be custom tailored to a user’s needs.
1 GB of soldered DDR3 SDRAM system memory as well as a pre-installed 2 GB SD card and an mSATA slot with transfer rates up to 3 Gb/s are standard, with an optional SATA hard disk/solid state drive featuring transfer rates up to 6 Gb/s available for installation within the housing.
Four LEDs indicate status of the Ethernet link and system activity, while two more are used for general board status. The unit weighs only 3.9 lbs and measures a compact 9.8” x 8.6” x 1.7”, with fanless, conduction-cooled operation from -40°C to +70°C (screened) and up to 85°C for 10 minutes according to class Tx (EN 50155).
Relative humidity for storage and operation is 95% non-condensing. The BC1 operates in altitudes from -984 feet to +9,842 feet and withstands shock to 50 m/s2 at 30 ms as well as functioning vibration of 1 m/s2 and lifetime vibration of 7.9 m/s2, both from 5 Hz to 150 Hz. The BC1’s power supply unit operates from 9 V to 36 V and can safely bridge the power supply for a few milliseconds in case of a power failure.
Pricing for the BC1 is $1,665. Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.
For additional information contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 24 N. Main Street, Ambler, Pa. 19002; P: 215-542-9575; F: 215-542-9577
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About MEN Micro, Inc.
Since its inception, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom embedded boards and systems that employ the highest technology and innovations. The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in industrial and safety-critical applications.
MEN Micro offers more than 100 standard boards and systems based on Intel and PowerPC with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software as well as a host of custom solutions. In addition to CompactPCI, CompactPCI PlusIO, CompactPCI Serial and VMEbus SBCs, the company’s products include DAL and SIL certified safe computer assemblies; ESMexpress, ESMini and ESM Computer-On-Modules; PMC, XMC and M-Modules as system-independent mezzanine I/O standards; box and display computers; and network components, gateways and Ethernet switches.
Starting with development, through design-in and beyond, MEN Micro provides its customers with advice and support as well as environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. MEN Micro is the US subsidiary of MEN Mikro Elektronik in Germany, which has over 200 employees worldwide and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.