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MEN Mikro BL50S - Rugged Box PC for Storage Applications (AMD)

AMD Embedded G-Series APU, -40 to +70/85°C Operating

MEN Mikro BL50S - Rugged Box PC for Storage Applications (AMD)
Key Features
AMD Embedded G-Series Dual-Core APU
400 mm x 240 mm x 66 mm
Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
Fanless operation as standard
RAID 0/1, hot-pluggable on 2 HDD/SSD shuttles
24 and 36 VDC nom. (10 to 50.4 V) operation
-40 to +70/85°C operating temperature, fanless
EN 50155 (railways), ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)

Introduction

The BL50S is a maintenance-free fanless box computer that has been designed for embedded storage applications such as content servers or video recorders. It offers two external SATA shuttles with hot-plugging support.

On the front of the rugged BL50S as many as 5 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are accessible. Four of these ports share one Gigabit Ethernet port from the chipset via a switch, while one port is used exclusively as Gigabit Ethernet uplink. The four ports routed over the switch support Power-over-Ethernet.

One PCI Express® Mini Card slot with two SIM card slots offers the possibility to implement the wide range of functionality available on this form factor. This includes for example mobile service standards GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G) and derivates, wireless communication standards WLAN / Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 and derivates as well as positioning systems GPS or GLONASS.

The BL50S is powered by an AMD Embedded G-Series APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), the T48N, running at 1.4 GHz. The G-Series combines low-power CPUs and advanced GPUs, in this case an AMD Radeon™ HD 6310, into a single embedded device. The use of the Embedded G-Series makes for high scalability in CPU (single/dual core) and graphics performance (various Radeon™ GPUs or none at all).

The BL50S is equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and offers SD card and mSATA slots. The system is designed for fanless operation at temperatures from -40 to +70°C (+85°C for up to 10 minutes), its special aluminum housing with cooling fins serves as a heatsink for the internal electronics and in this way provides conduction cooling.

The BL50S supports one DisplayPort® interface with a resolution of 2560×1600. In addition, a multitude of other I/O is available at the front panel, including two USB 2.0 and variable slots for legacy serial I/O (e.g. RS232) or CAN bus.

The BL50S comes with its own integrated class S2 wide-range power supply with 24 and 36 VDC nominal input voltage (10 to 50.4 V) and a power consumption of 30 W and is in compliance with EN 50155 and ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive). The power can be switched on and off using an ignition signal on the power connector, and a run-down time after switching off the power can be adjusted by software.

The combination of the various CPU/GPU options with the available selection of external interfaces makes for an extremely flexible system design that can quickly be tailored to a vast number of applications.

Specification

CPU

CPU SpecAMD Embedded G-Series T48N
• Dual-Core
• 1.4 GHz processor core frequency
• 1066 MT/s DDR3 Speed
• Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), also includes GPU (see Graphics)
• 64 KB L1 and 512 KB L2 cache
ChipsetAMD A55E
Memory2 GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory, soldered (4 GB factory option)
GraphicsAMD Radeon™ HD 6310
• Dual independent display support
• Dual DisplayPort®
• Maximum resolution: 2560x1600
• Embedded in T48N APU

3D Graphics Acceleration
• Full DirectX® 11 support, including full speed 32-bit floating point per component operations
• Shader Model 5
• OpenCL™ 1.1 support
• OpenGL® 4.0 support

Motion Video Acceleration
• Dedicated hardware (UVD 3) for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG2 decoding
• HD HQV and SD HQV support: noise removal, detail enhancement, color enhancement, cadence detection, sharpness, and advanced de-interlacing
• Super up-conversion for SD to HD resolutions
NetworkOne Gigabit Ethernet uplink (via one M12 connector at the front)
Four 10/100/1000Base-T ports at front panel
• Via four M12 connectors
• Power over Ethernet support (IEEE 802.3af / IEEE 802.3at, Type 1)

Power over Ethernet functionality
• PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) function
• Supports supply classes 0 to 4
• Supplies up to four PD devices (up to 28 W total)
• 1x 25 W PoE+ (Class 4)
• 2x 12.96 W (Class 3 / class 0)
• 4x 6.5 W (Class 2)
StorageOne SD card slot
• Via USB

One mSATA slot
• SATA Revision 3.x support
• Transfer rates up to 600 MB/s (6 Gbit/s)

Serial ATA (SATA)
• Two external shuttles for 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD drive
• SATA Revision 2.x support
• Transfer rates up to 300 MB/s (3 Gbit/s)
Expansion1 PCI Express® Mini Card slots, for functions such as
• Mobile service standards: GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G) and derivates
• Wireless communication: WLAN / WiFi IEEE 802.11 and derivates
• Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
2 SIM card slots (dual SIM)
PCI Express® and USB interface
Front I/O1 DisplayPort® 1.1a interfaces
• AUX channels and hot plug detection

5 Gigabit Ethernet
• Via M12 connectors
• 4 from internal switch, one from host CPU
• 4 support Power over Ethernet functionality

2 USB 2.0
• Via Series A connector

2 SA-Adapter slots for serial I/O
• RS232, RS485, RS422, IBIS or GPS possible on both slots
• SGPIO switchable by software on one slot
• CAN bus optional on one slot

24 status LEDs
• 10 for Ethernet link and activity status
• 2 for general board status
• 4 user LEDs
• 8 SATA LEDs
OtherReal-Time Clock: Buffered by Gold Cap for up to 12 h, 72 h as an option
BIOSInsydeH2O™ UEFI Framework

General

ElectricalIsolation voltage 1,500 VDC against shield
Supply voltage:
• 24V and 36V nominal input voltage according to EN50155
• 24V nominal input voltage according to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark) requirements
• 10 to 50.4 V input voltage range
• EN 50155 power interruption class S2
• Ignition signal at the front
Power consumption: 14.4 W with T48N CPU with Windows®® 7 operating system and 1 Gb Ethernet connection
MechanicalDimensions: Height 66mm x Width 400mm x Length 240mm
Weight: approx. 4.25 kg
IP20 protection
SoftwareWindows® 7
Windows® Embedded Standard 7
Linux
TemperatureDepends on system configuration (CPU, PCIeMiniCards, Ethernet, USB, ...)
Temperature range (operation):
• -40°C to 70°C (screened), with up to 85°C for 10 minutes according to class Tx (EN 50155)
• Fanless operation
Temperature range (operation): -40 to +85°C
Humidity(operation): max. 95% non-condensing
(storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Vibration(function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
(lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
Shock50 m/s², 30 ms
MTBF267 047 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety/CertificationFlammability
• UL 94V-0
Fire Protection
• EN 45545-2
Electrical Safety
• EN 50153
• EN 50155
EMCEMC Conformity (Automotive)
• ECE R10 (E-mark)
• ISO 10605 (ESD)

EMC Conformity (Railway)
• EN 50121-3-2
Warranty2 Years
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardStandard Models:
09BL50S00
BL50S, storage box computer including 2 HDD/SDD shuttles, 24 VDC PSU, AMD Dual Core T48N, 1.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, SD card slot, mSATA slot, 1x DisplayPort®, 5x Gb Ethernet, 2x USB, 1x SA-Adapter slot (UARTs, fieldbuses), 1x PCI Express® Mini card slot, 2x SIM card slot, -40..+70(+85)°C screened, conformal coating, IP20, EN 50155, ISO 7637-2 (E-mark)
Accessories05BC00-00
Starter Kit for BoxPC: 1x AC/DC power supply, 1x DisplayPort® to DVI adapter (active), 2x M12 to RJ45 Gbit Ethernet cable, 4x HF cable with U.FL plug to RP-SMA plug
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