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Sep 15, 2016 Safe and Rugged: AAR Compliant Train Control

BLUE BELL, Pa. September 2016 - The MA50C is a modular system for safe train control, with its mechanical design complying to the AAR S-590 standard (Association of American Railroads). The controller unit is the first member of a robust family in parallel to the existing menTCS Train Control System family, which is based on the same components and functionality.

Sep 13, 2016 Computer Center for Trains – MEN Railway Data Center menRDC

BLUE BELL, Pa. September 2016 - At this year’s InnoTrans, MEN is presenting its latest solution for the railway market: the MEN Rail Data Center menRDC. menRDC is based on a family concept, which offers a robust and powerful platform for all non-vital functions in a train with complementary components – including virtualization.

Aug 25, 2016 First Steps towards openETCS: Successful Test Implementation in SCADE

BLUE BELL, Pa. August 2016 - Within the framework of the openETCS initiative, an EU support program led by Deutsche Bahn, MEN provided a test implementation for the virtual on-board unit, which was modelled in SCADE. Future customers can use it as an implementation example for the modular menTCS Train Control System.

Aug 01, 2016 Robust PCIe Mini Card Carrier on CompactPCI Serial

BLUE BELL, Pa. August 2016 - The new CompactPCI Serial carrier board G227 for PCI Express Mini Cards fulfills almost any wish regarding wireless data communication. It offers space for two PCIe Mini Card slots for LTE, UMTS, GSM or HSPA, each with two antenna connectors at the front, one PCI Mini Card slot for WLAN, telephony, GPS or audio signals and up to ten microSIM cards.

Jul 26, 2016 Binary I/O for Rail Applications on CompactPCI Serial

BLUE BELL, Pa. July 2016 - The new 3U CompactPCI Serial board G403 with 16 bidirectional digital I/O channels has been designed specifically for modern railway applications. The new board is suited for many different control functions, such as door-locking control and interior lighting.

Jul 14, 2016 MTCS Update: Middleware PACY for Safe Communication

BLUE BELL, Pa. July 2016 - The MTCS Modular Train Control System from MEN is an open computer platform for automated train control and protection. The central key element of this open architecture is the PACY middleware developed by MEN. It handles the communication between the application software and the safe I/O cards, which are also part of the MTCS family. 

MTCS Update: Middleware PACY for Safe Communication
Jun 23, 2016 Interface Card for CompactPCI Serial

BLUE BELL, Pa. June 2016 - The CompactPCI Serial interface card G229 combines the legacy interfaces RS232 and RS422/485 with state-of-the-art slots for USB 3.0 and m.2. Using a PCIe Mini Card, it can also serve as a graphic board within a CompactPCI Serial system. 

Jun 15, 2016 Start of Working Group for Space CompactPCI Serial

BLUE BELL, Pa. June 2016 - The call for participation in the PICMG working group for Space CompactPCI Serial has recently been closed, and the initial meeting for starting the activities has been scheduled. In the extension of the CompactPCI Serial specification, the definition of a dual star architecture and an open management bus is planned.

PICMG Standard Space CompactPCI Serial
May 27, 2016 Board Support Package for MEN’s QNX-powered F75P Safe Computer Earns SIL 4 Certification from TÜV SÜD

BLUE BELL, Pa. May 2016 - MEN Mikro Elektronik today announced that it has achieved certification to EN 50128 Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 4 for the safe board support package (BSP) running on the MEN F75P dual-redundant single-board computer and the QNX® OS for Safety. The F75P computer is the heart of MEN’s Modular Train Control System (MTCS), an open computer platform for automatic train operation and protection.

 

May 03, 2016 Stereo Audio Functionality on a PCI Express Mini Card

BLUE BELL, Pa. May 2016 - The PCI Express Mini Card PX5 enables undisturbed transmission of audio signals as they are needed, for example for announcements in trains and airplanes. This stereo audio functionality is a modular part of modern passenger information systems.

 

 

Apr 13, 2016 Mechanical Security for 19-Inch Systems – Interlocking for CompactPCI Cards

BLUE BELL, Pa. April 2016 - Thanks to a new development of MEN Mikro Elektronik it is now possible for the first time to protect CompactPCI cards against unauthorized access and exchange. The interlocking is placed around the ejector of the cards and prevents actuation of the red unlocking button.

Apr 05, 2016 Have a Reliable Take-Off with MEN Mikro Elektronik

BLUE BELL, Pa. April 2016 - Just in time for Aircraft Interiors in Hamburg and Aviation Electronics Europe in Munich, MEN is presenting its new brochure for the aerospace market. Having already implemented its functionally safe hardware successfully in aircraft for years, the company wants to further promote its activities in aerospace applications.

Reliable Aerospace Solutions from MEN Mikro Elektronik
Mar 21, 2016 Virtualization with Broadwell-DE from Intel – CompactPCI Serial SBC with Intel Xeon D

BLUE BELL, Pa. March 2016 - High-performance server CPU meets robust design on CompactPCI Serial: the multicore SBC G25A makes the Intel Xeon of the Broadwell generation also suitable for demanding applications in transportation – a combination which is unique at the moment.

Which standardized platform – if not CompactPCI Serial – would fit better to play out the strengths of the new Intel Xeon D? The new multicore SBC G25A from MEN makes it possible: with up to 16 independent CPU cores, high-performance data transfer lines and built-in hardware virtualization, the CPU board enters the race for its usage in data servers, mobile data centers and for building up virtual machines.

Mar 18, 2016 Enhanced Inflight Communications through Pre-integrated ARINC 600 Network Server from MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa. March 2016 - MEN Micro Inc. now offers a robust ARINC 600 compliant high speed network server for inflight communications. Pre-integrated and pre-qualified to DO-160G up to the operating system, the versatile MP70S enables aircrafts to achieve new levels of inflight connectivity for wireless data transmission, entertainment, and system maintenance applications.

Feb 29, 2016 CompactPCI Serial Switch for PCIe 3.0

BLUE BELL, Pa. February 2016 - 16 PCIe 3.0 ports, 64 lanes, 1 GB/s data transfer rates per lane implemented on the fast CompactPCI Serial standard to get a fully meshed communication via the backplane – these are the telling arguments of the PCI Express switch GX1. Its capabilities can be used for example in multi CPU applications for high speed video and image processing, supercomputing and high performance routing applications.

Feb 16, 2016 Extremely High Volume of Data? Extremely fast CPCI Serial SBC with 12-Core QorIQ!

BLUE BELL, Pa. February 2016 - With 10 Gigabit Ethernet at front and PCIe 3.0 via the backplane, with three separated DRAM channels and Freescale’s high-performance QorIQ processor the new CompactPCI Serial SBC G52A comes with everything needed to convince in data and computing intensive applications.

Feb 04, 2016 Intel Xeon D on CompactPCI Serial – 16 Cores for Computing and Virtualization

BLUE BELL, Pa. February 2016 - Which standardized platform – if not CompactPCI Serial – would fit better to play out the strengths of the new Intel Xeon D? The new multicore SBC G25A from MEN makes it possible: with up to 16 independent CPU cores, high-performance data transfer lines and built-in hardware virtualization, the CPU board enters the race for its usage in data servers, mobile data centers and for building up virtual machines.

Jan 22, 2016 MEN Micro Appoints New Operations Manager

MEN Micro Strengthens Resources to Better Serve the US Market with new Operations Manager, Chris Kuebler.

Jan 19, 2016 Robust ARINC 600 Network Server for Avionic Applications

BLUE BELL, Pa. January 2016 - The robust network server MP70S, developed according to ARINC 600, is suitable for versatile usage in an aircraft. It can, for example, be used for entertainment, wireless data transmission or for maintenance purposes.

Jan 15, 2016 Fast Ethernet Interface Card for Train Control

BLUE BELL, Pa. January 2016 - The F305 network controller coming in 3U CompactPCI supports four fast Ethernet channels and real-time Ethernet functionality. Especially developed for rail applications, the card is equipped with robust M12 front connectors, operates in an extended temperature range from -40 to +85°C and complies with the EN 50155 railway standard.

Real-time Ethernet Switch for Modular Train Control
Dec 03, 2015 Safe Remote I/O Box for MTCS Modular Train Control System

The KT8 extends the I/O functionality of the MTCS modular train control system, offering space for up to 8 I/O cards. These can be configured flexibly on a built-to-order basis. Just as its corresponding MTCS control unit, MH50C, the system is certifiable up to SIL 4.

Nov 25, 2015 Modular Train Control System - Safe I/O Extension with Frequency Inputs

BLUE BELL, Pa. November 2015 - To complete the product range of safe I/O boards around the MTCS Modular Train Control System, MEN is introducing the K4 board with four frequency inputs and functional safety up to SIL 4 within the MTCS system.

Nov 10, 2015 Modular Train Control System – Safe I/O Card with Digital Inputs

BLUE BELL, Pa. November 2015 - The safe I/O board family around the MTCS Modular Train Control System is growing. The K2 card offers 16 digital inputs via optically isolated spring cage terminal blocks, EN 50155 conformity and functional safety up to SIL 4 within the MTCS system.

Safe binary inputs I/O card for modular train control
Nov 04, 2015 Modular Train Control System: Safe I/O Card with Digital Outputs

BLUE BELL, Pa. November 2015 - MEN is introducing the first member of a new family of safe I/O boards around the MTCS Modular Train Control System. The K1 supports eight digital outputs and takes over up to SIL 4 relevant functions within the MTCS.

Safe binary outputs I/O card for modular train control
Oct 20, 2015 OpenMediaVault-based NAS on 3U CompactPCI Serial

BLUE BELL, Pa. October 2015 - The modular storage system MH70S offers huge storage capacities of up to 20 TB in a compact half 19-inch format. For use as network attached storage system, short NAS, the turnkey solution is based on the operating system OpenMediaVault, supporting an easy user interface and flexible extensions, among other things.

CompactPCI Serial Storage PC with OpenMediaVault for NAS
Oct 09, 2015 Doubled Storage on 3U CompactPCI Serial

BLUE BELL, Pa. October 2015 - The hard disk carrier board G503 for the first time unites two HDDs or SSDs on just one single 3U CompactPCI Serial card and fulfills the requirements for growing data volumes also in harsh environments. 

Robust HHD/SSD carrier on 3U CompactPCI Serial
Jul 09, 2015 CompactPCI Serial Revision 2 is here!

As recently announced by PICMG, the American consortium for embedded technology, an update of the industry standard CompactPCI Serial is now available – CompactPCI Serial Revision 2. The successor of the well-known CompactPCI standard, being four years old now, has several tens of thousands of installations in the field in the meantime.