In-Vehicle Electronics Protected in Rugged IP65-rated Box PC from MEN Micro

Flexible system uses AMD processor, various CPUs/GPUs; external I/O for easy customization

May 29, 2015, 13:45 ET from MEN Micro Inc.

BLUE BELL, Pa., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 rugged BC50R. 

Photo - 

The new IP65-rated, maintenance-free box computer is ideal for data acquisition in extreme environments throughout a number of in-vehicle applications, such as trains, commercial vehicles, mobile machines and ships.

Extremely Robust Design
All external interfaces, including USB, digital I/O, Gigabit Ethernet, CAN bus and legacy serial I/O, are implemented on rugged M12 connectors for reliable data transmission. 

Offering a protection class of IP65, the new box computer is certifiable to EN 50155 (railway) or EN 60945 (shipping) and conforms to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive).

The BC50R starts with a powerful, energy-efficient T48N AMD Embedded G-Series APU running at 1.4 GHz. Various CPU/GPU options combine with a wide selection of external interfaces, connected via separate graphics and I/O interface boards within the system, to provide an extremely flexible system quickly tailored to a vast number of applications.

Inside the system, two PCI Express Mini card slots with two SIM card slots offer WLAN, GPS, other GNSS or 3G/4G functionality. The necessary antenna connectors can be made available at the front panel.

The BC50R is equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and offers SD card and mSATA slots. Additional memory resources include 64 KB of L1 cache and 512 KB of L2 cache.

An extremely robust aluminum housing protects the internal electronics, and the system's fanless design operates at temperatures from -40 degrees C to +70 degrees C (+85 degrees C for up to 10 minutes).

The new box PC supports either a 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. (10 V to 50.4 V) class S2 power supply in compliance with EN 50155 or power supplies with a nominal input voltage of 24 V that either comply with ISO 7637-2 or EN 60945.

Technical Specifications:

  • Extremely robust, IP65-rated aluminum housing
  • -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C operating temperature, fanless
  • All external interfaces on M12 connectors
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
  • Compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)
  • Compliant to EN 60945 (shipping)

For additional information, visit or contact Stephen Cunha, Phone: 215-542-9575; E-mail:

For high res download and full text:

Read our news:
Follow us on LinkedIn:
Follow us:
Become a fan:
Watch the latest videos:
Learn our markets:

UPCOMING TRADESHOWS: International Fair of Railway Equipment and Technologies EXPO 1520; Stand В19/5; Sept. 2-5; Moscow, Russia

READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 860 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike; Blue Bell, PA 19422; E-mail:

About MEN Micro Inc.
Since its founding, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company's computing solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the transportation (rail, road, air, sea) and industrial (automation, power & energy, medical) markets.

MEN Micro robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices includes:

  • Safe computers and systems certifiable up to SIL 4 and DAL-A
  • Flexible, configurable and robust box PCs
  • Panel PCs for HMIs and digital signage
  • Pre-configured, built-to-order 19" systems
  • Rugged CompactPCI boards and systems
  • Network components in compact box format or half 19" format
  • Robust computer-on-modules for individual system designs

In addition to its full customization support, the company's core competencies include x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems as well as RAMS and obsolescence management. Onsite development, production and testing laboratories guarantee traceability and high-quality products.

The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (environment), EN 9100 (aerospace) and IRIS (railway) quality management systems, provides systems according to ISO 7637-2 (road traffic) requirements and is a member of several industry associations, including VITA and PICMG.

Editorial Contact:
The Simon Group, Inc.
Beth Smith or Christina Sanchez
Phone:     (215) 453-8700