- Embedded Electronics
Rugged and reliable embedded computers and electronics that withstand harsh environments with extreme temperatures, as well as functionally safe computers, often as open and standardized COTS based solutions.
- CompactPCI / Serial Based Systems and Cards
The cost-effective and modular approach to building systems suitable for an extremely wide range of industrial applications. With the MEN built-to-order configurator, our customers can also drastically reduce delivery time.
- Box PCs
Low-power to high-end box computers featuring CPU scalability, I/O flexibility, robust fanless conduction cooled enclosures as well as EN 50155 and ISO 7637-2 compliancy.
- Rugged COM Express
Small and powerful boards designed to operate in harsh environments, also available with conduction cooling frames. These ultra-rugged Computer-on-Modules can be tailored to the functionality of the application.
- Certified Reliability for Aerospace Systems
From AFDX to IFEC - our components and building-blocks are made for safety-critical applications, are certifiable up to DAL-A and already successfully implemented in various avionic applications. MEN is certified to EN/AS 9100
Reliable Embedded Computing for a World in Motion
Robust CompactPCI / PlusIO / Serial CPU boards and peripheral cards (I/O and carriers), perfectly suited for demanding industrial and embedded applications. Future-safe family concept, flexible built-to-order configurations and rugged design.
Based on state-of-the-art technology, as an open standard platform, or as a customized solution, our embedded electronics play a central role in demanding control and communication, acquisition and storage, supervision and security, wired and wireless network applications in today’s IoT world.
MEN designs rugged custom embedded computers and systems, often as COTS based solutions that save costs and speed time-to-market. MEN also configures and qualifies complete systems for rack enclosures, DIN rail or wall-mounting including all V-model steps.
- Functionally safe computers for safety-critical systems, e.g. up to SIL 4 or DAL-A
- Rugged and reliable to withstand harsh and extreme environments
- Designed for -40 to +85°C and dissipate heat by convection or conduction cooling
- Built-to-order, application-ready or turnkey-systems
- Based on COTS and standardized components or full custom design
Industrial Embedded Markets
Transportation Embedded Markets
- Intel Xeon D-1500 (Broadwell DE)
- Up to 16 cores and 32 threads
- 64-bit VMEbus master and slave interfaces
- Up to 32 GB DDR4 DRAM soldered, ECC
- Front I/O: 3 Gb Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0, 2 COMs
- Rear I/O: 2 Gb Ethernet
- 1 PMC/XMC slot
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
- Intel Atom E3900 series
- Up to 8 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
- 1 HDD/SSD shuttle
- 4 Gb Ethernet ports, 2 ports with PoE
- 4 PCI Express Mini Card slots with micro-SIM slots
- WLAN, 4G LTE, GPS or GLONASS
- 2 USB 2.0, 2 DisplayPort, 1 CAN, 4 UARTs
- 24 and 36 VDC nom. class S2 PSU, with ignition
- -40°C to +85°C, fanless
- TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 AM57xx
- Single or dual core processor
- Built-in quad core PRU and DSP core
- Up to 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
- eMMC multimedia card
- U-Boot Universal Boot Loader
- -40°C to +85°C screened
- PICMG COM.0 COM Express Mini form factor
- Rugged COM Express (VITA 59 in process) version on request
Downloads & Media
With MEN's system configurators, which are available for download in a universal Excel format, you can configure a system to suit your individual needs.
BTO Configuration Files
Application Examples for Aerospace
CPCI Serial Collision Avoidance System
This CompactPCI-Serial-based UAV system is used for optical control of the air space for collision avoidance with civil aircraft.
FPGA-based Passenger Dial Unit
The multi-touch controller implemented in an FPGA chip allows airline passengers to adjust various settings for multimedia functions from their seats.
ARINC 600 In-Flight Entertainment Server
The ARINC 600-compliant IFE-server is used for media streaming within commercial aircrafts and comes with two hot-pluggable hard drive shuttles.
Multiport Gigabit Switch for Aircraft Entertainment Server
The G101 standard managed switch card is used in an in-flight entertainment server connected in a network ring topology for increased reliability.
Cargo Load Control
The mission-critical control computer of the cargo load system, called loadmaster workstation, is built with double Eurocard boards.
Flight Display Computer
A rugged Computer-On-Module is the heart of all kinds of airborne video and control displays that are necessary for the information of the pilot.
Earth Image Acquisition
A COTS computer delivers the required processing performance and data throughput for this digital aerial camera control system.
Airstrip Security System Control
This airstrip control system consists of two conduction-cooled 10-slot CompactPCI racks.
Application Examples for Off-Road & Heavy Vehicles
Mining Machine Control Platform
Using two standard ESMini modules protected by a fire-safe, IP67-protected housing, this control unit for mining machines withstands extreme conditions.
Vehicle Panel PC for Intelligent Farming
This custom-designed intelligent vehicle display is a core element of precision farming technology based on standard ESMexpress computer-on-modules.
SCADA System for Trucks
An Intel Atom based COTS computer-on-module is used inside a SCADA system for vehicle management in transportation.
Automotive Data Logger
This system is used for data logging during test drives and lab work, recording data from various sources like CAN, LIN, FlexRay, MOST, RS232/RS422 and Ethernet.
Application Examples for Industrial Automation
Textile Machine Supervision
These Human-Machine Interfaces based on the computer-on-module concept are used in the interaction with different types of textile machines.
Speed Camera Control
The speed camera control application is based on a Computer-On-Module concept with a PowerPC MPC 8245 on a standard ESM COM and all interfaces routed to a custom carrier board.
The computing core for the industrial tightening system is based on PowerPC Computer-On-Module technology.
High-speed, high-precision robots are needed in the production process of plastics materials, in painting, for semiconductor production in clean rooms, for machine tending and all general automation purposes.
Digital Camera Control
Using standard-based embedded hardware with sufficient ruggedization, processing and graphics performance and IP connectivity changes the way movies are made.
QoS Testing for Mobile Networks
This CompactPCI PlusIO based system is used for Quality of Service (QoS) testing of mobile networks all over the world.
Bottling Facility Control
In this application, a customized F19P CompactPCI PlusIO CPU board supervises the fluid levels during the bottling process.
Application Examples for Marine
Shipboard Command Desk
The single board computer inside the CompactPCI system is based on Intel Core 2 Duo architecture with two 64-bit processors and state-of-the-art PC interfaces.
Application Examples for Power & Energy
Oilfield Server Platform & Router
Installed directly on drilling sites, this robust CompactPCI-based IoT system communicates with the operator?s data processing center in real time via GSM.
Nuclear and Elementary Beam Monitoring
Digital data processing, analysis and transfer to the control system is accomplished by a 6U VMEbus board as a common digital processing and communication platform.
Nuclear Reactor Control
The computing heart in this nuclear reactor control application is a COTS A15B VMEbus single-board computer in double Eurocard format.
3U CompactPCI systems are used as the computing heart of a station master system on the plant control level.
Intelligent Well System Control
This control platform for intelligent well systems is realized as a pre-validated 3-slot 3U 24HP CompactPCI system with its own rugged power supply unit.
Application Examples for Medical Engineering
Medical Laser Control
The electronics for this medical laser are based on a 3U CompactPCI system controlled by an Intel Pentium based single-board computer.
Ventilators for Anesthesia
The computing heart of each ventilation control unit are two of the PowerPC based ESM Comuter-on-Modules.
Infusion Pump Gateway Computer
This infusion pump gateway computer is the heart of a system that controls up to 24 infusion pumps.
A 3U CompactPCI SBC with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor is used to control a medical robot that performs knee surgery.