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MEN Mikro BE10A - Entry-Level Box PC for Industrial Applications

TI Sitara ARM Cortex CPU AM5718, 1 or 2GB DDR3 DRAM

MEN Mikro BE10A - Entry-Level Industrial Box PC
Key Features
TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 AM57x8 CPU
Maintenance free - fanless
1 GB or 2GB soldered DDR3
HD graphics, DVI-D connector
1x USB3, 3x USB2, 4x LAN
CAN, serial, GPIO, miniPCIe and more
0 to 60°C operating range

Introduction

The BE10A is an entry-level box PC designed for a wide range of embedded computing applications. It features the latest AM57x8 Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 processors from Texas Instruments supporting 2 GB of DDR3 memory with ECC. The BE10A meets the intense processing and communications needs of modern embedded applications and maintains low power consumption (approx. 10 W) at an ambient temperature of 60°C. Easy expansion options are available in the form of PCI Express Mini Card for wireless functionality, mSATA and microSD card.

Wide Range of Applications

In PC-based industrial automation, the BE10A presents a perfect open platform for development of flexible and task specific software applications, e.g. in process automation and robotics control. In more complex automation architectures, in renewable energy substations or on board public transportation vehicles the BE10A is integrated between low-level devices (sensors) and remote servers or the cloud. It provides data acquisition and data processing solutions and acts as a gateway.

The BE10A is able to further extend the gateway applications into two-way full IoT interfaces. In these applications it is possible to control the field devices remotely and send updates from central server locations. In HMI applications, e.g. ticketing machines, the BE10A is capable of interfacing a touch screen and several peripheral devices.

Fieldbus Protocols

The Programmable-Realtime Unit (PRU) is a unique feature of TI Sitara processors which enables the BE10A to support several industrial communication protocols (EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, POWERLINK, PROFINET, SERCOS) on up to four Fast Ethernet ports. Traditionally, these protocols have been implemented with additional hardware such as an FPGA but with BE10A the fieldbus protocols are enabled by a simple firmware update. The required firmware and update tools are available from Texas Instruments.

Compact, Maintenance-Free Solution and Flexible Installation

The BE10A only needs a compact, small-footprint housing without fans, making it maintenance-free. It can easily be integrated into existing system environments.

Specification

CPU

CPU SpecThe following CPU types are available:
• TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15, AM5718, 1.5 GHz, single core, no ECC
• TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15, AM5728, 1.5 GHz, dual core, no ECC
• TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15, AM5738, 1.5 GHz, dual core, ECC
ChipsetIntegrated in processor
MemorySoldered DDR3 with or without ECC
1GB or 2GB
GraphicsIntegrated in processor
1080p HD video acceleration
Dual 3D graphics and single 2D graphics
Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1200p
Via one DVI-D interface
HDMI 1.4a, HDCP 1.4 and DVI 1.0 support
NetworkOne RJ45 connector, 1000BASE-T
Four RJ45 connectors, 100BASE-T
Two link and activity LEDs per channel
StorageOne microSD card
One mSATA disk (SATA Revision 2.x, 3 Gbit/s)
USBOne Series A connector, USB 3.0
Three Series A connectors, USB 2.0
SerialFour RS232 interfaces on 9-pin D-Sub connectors
Seven RS422/485 interfaces, full duplex on 9-pin D-Sub connectors
One RS422 interface on 9-pin D-Sub connector
Front I/OVideo: One DisplayPort, up to 2560 x 1600
SATA: Two 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD shuttles, hot-pluggable
USB: Two Series A connectors, USB 3.0
Ethernet: One RJ45 connector, 1000BASE-T (1000 Mbit/s)
SIM: Two standard SIM card holders routed to LTE/UMTS card sockets
Power button
Status LEDs: Input power status, system status, abnormal temperature indication
Front display
AudioOne Line Out on binary I/O connector
OtherCAN Bus: Two 9-pin D-Sub connectors
Binary I/O
• Eight binary inputs (8 to 60 V DC, 10 mA per channel, 1 kHz max.)
• Four binary outputs (open-drain, 300 mA sink current per channel)
Additional status LEDs
• One for power status
• Three user LEDs
BIOSU-Boot Universal Boot Loader

General

ExpansionPCI Express Mini Card
• One slot, for mobile service, wireless communication, positioning or real-time Ethernet functions such as
• GLONASS and GPS PCI Express MiniCard (full size), 3-axis Gyro sensor, -40..+85°C with qualified components
• WLAN PCI Express MiniCard DNXA-116, -40 to +85°C screened, storage temperature -40° to +85°C
• MC7304 PCI Express MiniCard, full-size on USB: LTE, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and GNSS, -40 to +85°C
• One microSIM card slot
• PCI Express and USB interface
• Three antenna connector cutouts, linked to PCI Express Mini Card, for various types (SMA, reverse SMA, QMA, FME...)
ElectricalIsolation voltage: 1500 VDC between Ethernet interfaces and shield
Supply voltages: o 24 V nominal input voltage
Power consumption: 15 W max. (estimated), with PCI Express Mini card and mSATA module
MechanicalHeight 133 mm (3U) x Width 142 mm (28 HP) x Depth 33 mm
International Protection Rating:
• IP20 (IEC 60529)
• Other IP protection classes possible on request
Conformal CoatingFactory option
SoftwareLinux
TemperatureOperation: 0 to +60°C (screened), fanless operation
Storage: -40 to +85°C
HumidityEN 60068-2-30, EN 50155
WeightLess than 1 kg
Altitude-300 m to +3000 m
VibrationEN 50125-3, class: 3 m from track
ShockEN 50125-3, class: 3 m from track
Safety/CertificationFlammability
• UL 94V-0
Electrical Safety
• EN 60950-1:2006 + A11:2009 + A1:2010 + A12:2011 + AC:2011 + A2:2013
• EN 62368-1:2014
EMCEN 50121-4:2015
EN 50121-5:2015
EN 61000-6-4:2011
EN 61000-6-2:2005
EN 55022:2010
EN 55024:2010
Warranty2 Years
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardUpon request
AccessoriesN/A
CustomisationNeed storage and/or I/O cards added? Need an operating system or your own software image loaded? We can help with that. We have a team of qualified and experienced engineers who can quickly accomplish this. Please contact us for further details.

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