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MEN Mikro AE51 - Graphics and I/O Interface for Display Computers

For Use with MEN Mikro SC24 SBC

MEN Mikro AE51 - Graphics and I/O Interface for Display Computers
Key Features
10.4" display with LED backlight, XGA resolution
2 DisplayPort® interfaces
2 Gb Ethernet on M12 connectors
2 PCI Express® Mini Card slots
2 SA-Adapter slots for 2 UARTs, 1 USB 2.0
24 VDC nom. (9 to 36 V) class S2 power supply
-30/40 to +70/85°C operating temperature, fanless
EN 50155 (railways)


The AE51 is a combined graphics and I/O interface board for MEN's display computer electronics like the SC24 SBC and possible subsequent models.

Three rugged AirMax VS® connectors transport the various I/O signals from the SBC board to the AE51, where they are made available on standard connectors like USB, 9-pin D-Sub (serial I/O and HD audio, both optional), 8-pin M12 (Gigabit Ethernet), DisplayPort® and SATA. Touch functionality can be realized via the USB port. Note that the AE51 is just one suggested interface board variant for SBCs like the SC24 and as such it does not necessarily cover all possible interfaces of the connected SBC board. For example, only two independent DisplayPort® interfaces (B and C, with their individual AUX and USB channel respectively) are made available on standard DP connectors, whereas an SC24 offers two additional DisplayPort® interfaces (identical to the former two regarding image content).

The AE51 serves as a 2x PCI Express® Mini card carrier for the connected SBC board. Two SIM card slots are available. By default, one is used for each of the two PCI Express® Mini cards, but the first PCI Express® Mini card can also switch between the two SIM cards as an option. The necessary antenna connectors can be led to a front panel.

As an option, a SATA interface from the SBC board is also made available along with a 4-pin power connector for the drive, however the AE51 is not designed as a SATA HDD/SSD carrier board - the drive must be mounted independently.

The board also serves as a 30W 24 VDC nom. (9 to 36 V) class S2 wide-range power supply for the connected SBC board. If the connected display panels require more power, an external PSU can be connected via an optional power bypass connector on the AE51 to supply the necessary 12 VDC voltage for the system.



Expansion2 PCI Express® Mini Card slots
• For functions like Wi-Fi, WIMAX, GSM/GPRS, UMTS
• 2 SIM card slots
• PCI Express® and USB interface
Front I/O2 DisplayPort® interfaces
• AUX channels and hot plug detection
• USB channels optional

HD audio
• HD audio codec (Realtek ALC268)
• Audio stereo in
• Audio stereo out
• SPDIF out
• Via 10-pin onboard connector

2 Gigabit Ethernet
• Via M12 connectors

1 USB 2.0
• Via Type A connector

2 SA-Adapter slots for serial I/O
• 1 UART or CAN bus

8 status LEDs
• 4 for Ethernet link and activity status
• 2 for general board status
• 2 for power supply status
OtherBoard-to-board connection:
• 3 AirMax VS® connectors
• To SBC board's graphics and I/O connectors P1/P2/P4

Accelerometer / Magnetometer
• 3 acceleration channels
• 2 independent programmable interrupt generators for free-fall and motion detection
• 3 magnetic field channels
• ±1.3 to ±8,1 gauss magnetic field full-scale

Gold Cap to buffer real-time clock on connected SBC board


ElectricalIsolation voltage:
• Ethernet ports: 1,500 VDC
• DC/DC: 1,500 VDC

Supply voltage:
• 24 VDC nom. (9 to 36 V)
• EN 50155 power interruption class S2

Power output: 12 VDC nom.
Power consumption: Up to 30 W
MechanicalDimensions: approx. 170 mm x 132 mm x 30 mm
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareWindows® 7 - standard and embedded
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• 0..+60°C up to -40..+85°C (screened)
• Fanless operation
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
Humidity(operation): max. 95% non-condensing
(storage): max. 95% non-condensing
WeightWeight: approx. 100 g
Vibration(function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
(lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
Shock50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
EMCConforming to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Prepared for certification according to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark) requirements
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

BoardStandard Models:
Graphics & I/O interface board for display and box computers; 2x DisplayPort®, 2x Gb Ethernet, 1x USB, 2x PCI Express® Mini card slot, 2x SIM card slot, 2x SA-Adapter slot, PSU 24 VDC, -40 to +85°C screened
Multi-display SBC with AMD T48N, 1.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, SD card slot, mSATA slot, 2x2 DisplayPorts, 12V PSU (non isolated), prepared for -40 to +85°C screened via conductive cooling

DisplayPort® to LVDS converter, temperature sensor, ambient light, touch input, key control, input voltage 12V..24V, -40°..+85°C screened

Audio interface for mobile wireless cards, with SIM card holder, -40..+85°C screened
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