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BL70S - Rugged Box PC for Storage Applications

Intel Core i7, 3rd Generation

The BL70S is a rugged, fanless embedded box computer for storage functions in rail, automotive or air transport and features 2 SATA HDD/SSD shuttles and an Intel Core CPU.

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Main Features

  • Intel Core i7, 3rd generation
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • RAID 0/1, hot-pluggable on 2 HDD/SSD shuttles
  • 4-port Gb Ethernet switch with PoE
  • 1 Gb Ethernet uplink
  • 1 PCI Express Mini Card slot with 2 SIM slots for WLAN, GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), GPS or GLONASS functionality
  • 2 slots for IBIS, RS232, RS485, RS422
  • 24 and 36 VDC nom. class S2 PSU, with ignition
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
  • Conformal coating of internal components
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
  • Compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)
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Technical Data

CPU
  • The following CPU types are available:
    • Intel Core i7-3517UE, Dual Core, 1.7 GHz, 4 MB Cache, 17 W
    • Intel Core i3-3217UE, Dual Core, 1.6 GHz, 3 MB Cache, 17 W (on request)
    • Intel Celeron 1047UE, Dual Core, 1.4 GHz, 2 MB Cache, 17 W (on request)
    • Intel Celeron 927UE, Single Core, 1.5 GHz, 1 MB Cache, 17 W (on request)
    • Intel Celeron 827E , Single Core, 1.4 GHz, 1.5 MB Cache, 17 W (on request)
  • Chipset
    • QM77 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
Memory
  • 4 MB last level cache integrated in i7 processor
  • System Memory
    • Soldered DDR3 with ECC
    • 2 GB (on request), or
    • 4 GB, or
    • 8 GB (on request), or
    • 16 GB (on request)
Mass Storage
The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
  • Two 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD drives via external shuttles
  • One microSD card
  • One mSATA disk
Graphics
  • Integrated in processor and chipset
  • Maximum resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Via one DisplayPort interface
Front Interfaces
  • Video
    • One DisplayPort 1.1a, AUX channel and hot plug detection
  • SATA
    • Two 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD shuttles, SATA Revision 2.x (3 Gbit/s), hot-pluggable (with independent devices)
    • Four status LEDs per channel
  • USB
    • Two Series A connectors, USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s)
  • Ethernet
    • Five M12 connectors, 1000BASE-T (1 Gbit/s), 4-port Ethernet switch and one uplink, or
    • On request: Five M12 connectors, 100BASE-T (100 Mbit/s), 4-port Ethernet switch and one uplink, or
    • On request: Five M12 connectors, 100BASE-T (100 Mbit/s), 4-port Ethernet switch, 1000BASE-T (1 Gbit/s), one uplink
    • Two link and activity LEDs per channel
    • Power over Ethernet PSE support on all ports, for four powered devices total
  • Antenna connections
    • Two antenna connector cutouts, linked to PCI Express Mini Card, for various types (SMA, reverse SMA, QMA, FME...)
  • Legacy serial I/O
    • Two SA-Adapter cutouts for:
    • RS232, not optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating
    • RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, -50..+85°C screened, conformal coating
    • RS232, optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating
    • CAN bus ISO high-speed, optically isolated, -40..+85° screened, conformal coating
    • 8 digital I/O channels, -50..+85°C with qualified components, conformal coating, no RoHS
    • IBIS slave interface, isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating
    • GPS receiver, SMA antenna, isolated, -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
  • Additional status LEDs
    • Two for general system status
    • Four user LEDs
  • Power supply
  • Audio (on request)
    • None, or
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector, HD Audio with stereo in/out and SPDIF out, including HD Audio codec
In-System Interfaces
  • mSATA
    • One mSATA slot, SATA Revision 2.x (3 Gbit/s)
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • One slot, for mobile service, wireless communication, positioning or real-time Ethernet functions such as
    • GLONASS and GPS PCI Express MiniCard (full size), 3-axis Gyro sensor, -40..+85°C with qualified components
    • Audio interface for mobile wireless cards, with SIM card holder, -40..+85°C screened
    • PCI Express Mini Card, CANopen Slave or Master interface, Hilscher
    • PCI Express Mini Card, Real-Time Ethernet Slave or Master interface, Hilscher
    • PCI Express Mini Card, Profibus Slave or Master interface, Hilscher
    • PCI Express Mini Card, DeviceNET Slave or Master interface, Hilscher (on request)
    • WLAN PCI Express MiniCard DNXA-116, -40 to +85°C screened, storage temperature -40° to +85°C
    • MC7304 PCI Express MiniCard, full-size on USB: LTE, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and GNSS, -40 to +85°C
    • Two microSIM card slots (Dual SIM)
    • PCI Express and USB interface
Supervision and Control
  • System controller
    • Two front-panel LEDs for system status
  • Real-time clock with supercapacitor backup
    • Data retention of supercapacitor: 72 h
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage: 1500 VDC against shield
  • Supply voltages
    • 24 V and 36 V nominal input voltage according to EN 50155
    • 24 V nominal input voltage according to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark) requirements
    • Input voltages of 48V, 72V, 110V (on request)
    • EN 50155 power interruption class S2
    • Ignition signal at the front
  • Power consumption
    • 24 W typ.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: Height 66 mm x Width 390 mm x Length 215 mm
  • Weight:
    • 4.25 kg (model 09BL70S00 in standard housing)
    • 5.5 kg (model 09BL70S00 in 19" insertion frame)
Environmental Specifications
  • International Protection Rating:
    • IP20
    • Other IP protection classes possible on request
  • 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 (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Conformal coating of internal components
Reliability
MTBF: 203 819 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)(model 09BL70S00)
Safety
  • Flammability
    • UL 94V-0
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2 (Railway)
    • ECE-R118 (Automotive)
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153
    • EN 50155
EMC Conformity (Automotive)
  • ECE R10 (E-mark)
  • ISO 10605 (ESD)
EMC Conformity (Railway)
EN 50121-3-2
Software Support
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Linux
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.
BIOS
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework

Ordering Information

Standard BL70S Models
09BL70S00

BL70S, storage box computer including 2 HDD/SDD shuttles, 24 VDC PSU, Intel Core i7-3517UE, 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM, SD card slot, mSATA slot, 1x DisplayPort, 1x Gb Ethernet and 4x Gb Ethernet with PoE via switch, 2 USB, 2x SA-Adapter slot (UARTs, fieldbuses), 1x PCI Express Mini card slot, 2 x SIM card slots, -40..+70(+85)°C screened, conformal coating, IP20, EN 50155, ISO 7637-2 (E-mark)

09BL70SB0

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Miscellaneous Accessories
05BL01-00
0780-0005

DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter, 20 cm

0754-0009

Linux image for box PCs and panel PCs (10BC00-90) on 8 GB USB Flash drive, 0 to +40°C

0780-0006

Active DisplayPort (DP) to single link DVI-D adapter, 20cm, max. resolution 1920x1200, AMD / ATI Eyefinity technology

0781-0002

HF antenna cable with U.FL connector to RP-SMA connector, 200 mm

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09BL50S00
BL50S - Rugged Box PC for Storage Applications

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, 2x 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)

Details
SA-Adapters
08SA01-11
SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, not optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA02-27
SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, -50..+85°C screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA03-15
SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

1 RS232, optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA08-04
SA8 - CAN Bus ISO High-Speed Interface Adapter

CAN bus ISO high-speed, optically isolated, -40..+85° screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA15-05
SA15 - 8-Channel Binary I/O Adapter

8 digital I/O channels, -50..+85°C with qualified components, conformal coating, no RoHS

Details
08SA22-04
SA22 - IBIS Slave/Master Interface Adapter

IBIS slave interface, isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA25-01
SA25 - GPS Receiver Interface Adapter

GPS receiver, SMA antenna, isolated, -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating

Details
Memory
0751-0051

SSD mSATA, 8 GB, -40 to +85°C

0754-0007

SSD SATA 256 GB, 2.5" MLC, 0 to +70°C

0754-0008

SSD SATA 160 GB, MLC, 2,5", 0 to +70°C

0751-0052

MicroSD card, 4 GB, -40 to +85°C

0751-0046

MicroSD card, 2 GB, -40 to +85°C

0751-0062

SSD mSATA 32 GB, 0 to +70°C MLC

PCI Express Mini Cards
15PX01N00
PX1N - GLONASS & GPS Interface

GLONASS & GPS PCI Express MiniCard, Dead Reckoning, -40 to +85°C

Details
15PX50-00
PX50 - CANopen Communication Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, CANopen Slave interface, Hilscher

Details
15PX50-01
PX50 - CANopen Communication Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, CANopen Master interface, Hilscher

Details
15PX52-00
PX52 - Real-Time Ethernet Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, Real-Time Ethernet Slave interface, Hilscher

Details
15PX52-01
PX52 - Real-Time Ethernet Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, Real-Time Ethernet Master interface, Hilscher

Details
15PX53-00
PX53 - PROFIBUS Communication Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, Profibus Slave interface, Hilscher

Details
15PX53-01
PX53 - PROFIBUS Communication Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, Profibus Master interface, Hilscher

Details
0799-0006
0799-0006

WLAN PCI Express MiniCard DNXA-116, operating temperature -40 to +85°C screened
Note: When using wireless modules the R&TTE Guideline of the EU has to be observed. See the R&TTE website.
For the module's driver contact MEN's support team.

0799-0007
0799-0007

MC7304 PCI Express MiniCard, full-size on USB: LTE, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and GNSS, operating temperature -40 to +85°C
Note: When using wireless modules the R&TTE Guideline of the EU has to be observed. See the R&TTE website.
For the module's driver contact MEN's support team.

15PX05-00
PX5 - USB HID to Stereo Audio Interface

USB HID to analog audio PCI Express Mini Card, 1 stereo input and 1 stereo output, conformal coated

Details
15PX06-00
PX6 - Security Smart Card Reader

PX6, Security Smart Card Reader, 2FF Card holder, PCI Express Mini Card connector pass through, -40..+85°C

Details

Software

Linux
13Y004-06

MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for generic SMBus driver for F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P, F22P, F75P, G20, G22, D9, D601, F600 and F601, A19, A20, F217, CB70C, SC24, AF2, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W and MH50C

13Z016-06

MDIS5 driver (MEN) for 16Z029_CAN (CANopen master)

13Z100-91

Linux FPGA update tool (MEN)

13MD05-90

MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.

13MM02-90

Linux driver (MEN) for RX8581 real-time clock for CB70C, F75P, MM2, SC24, SC25, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S. Please note that this driver is already included in upstream Linux kernels starting from 3.14!

13SC24-91

Linux tool (MEN) for UART mode setting for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

10BC00-90

Linux Ubuntu 14.04 ISO installer image (MEN) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL70W, BL50S, BL70S, BL70E and DC15

Windows
10Y000-78

Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP for F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, G20, G22, G23, CB70C, CB70, XM2, MM2, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BC70M, BL70S, BL70W, BL70E, DC2, F205, F206, F210, F215, F216, G215, P506, P507 and P511

13Y018-70

Windows 64-bit FPGA update tool (MEN)

13Y021-70

Windows ERTC/SMB support package

13T037-70

HD Audio Driver (VIA) for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13SC24-77

Windows Installset (MEN) for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13T010-70

Windows 32-bit network driver (Intel) for XM1, XM1L, XM2, MM2, CB70C, F11S, F18, F18E, F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, G20, G22, G23, G25A, GM1, GM2, GM3, G211, G211F, SC24, BC50I, BC50M, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13T020-70

Windows 64-bit network driver (Intel) for F18, F18E, F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, G20, G22, G23, G25A, GM1, GM2, GM3, G211, G211F, XM2, CB70C, SC24, BC50I, BC50M, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13T034-70

Windows 7/8 32-bit graphics driver (Intel) for F22P, G22, CB70C, SC25, BL70W and BL70S

13T035-70

Windows 7/8 64-bit graphics driver (Intel) for F22P, G22, CB70C, SC25, BL70W and BL70S

Documentation

BL70S Data Sheet
BL70S User Manual
BL70S Errata (on request)
09BL70S00 R01 3D model (PDF)
Product Compare Chart: Standard and Custom Box PCs
Fire Safety Inspection Report for Box PCs

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