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.