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BL50S - Rugged Box PC for Transportation with AMD G-Series

Railway & Automotive Embedded Computer for Storage Control

The BL50S is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer, based on an AMD dual-core T48N. It is used as train maintenance, surveillance and diagnosis computer, and - thanks to its built-in storage capacities - as railway video recorder and content server.

  • BL50S Product ImageBL50S - Rugged Box PC for Storage Applications (AMD)
  • BL50S Product ImageBL50S - Rugged Box PC for Storage Applications (AMD)
  • BL50S Product ImageBL50S - Rugged Box PC for Storage Applications (AMD)
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  • BL50S Product Image
  • BL50S Product Image

Main Features

  • AMD Embedded G-Series APU
  • 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)
BL50S Product Image

Technical Data

CPU
The following CPU types are supported:
  • AMD T48N, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6310
  • AMD T56N, 1.65 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6320 (on request)
  • AMD T56E, 1.65 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48E, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40N, 1.0 GHz Dual Core, 9 W, AMD Radeon HD 6290 (on request)
  • AMD T40E, 1.0 GHz Dual Core, 6.4 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T52R, 1.5 GHz Single Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6310 (on request)
  • AMD T44R, 1.2 GHz Single Core, 9 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40R, 1.0 GHz Single Core, 5.5 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T16R, 615 MHz Single Core, 4.5 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48L, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, no GPU, 18 W (on request)
  • AMD T30L, 1.4 GHz Single Core, no GPU, 18 W (on request)
  • AMD T24L, 1000 MHz Single Core, no GPU, 5 W (on request)
Chipset
AMD A55E
Memory
System Memory
  • Soldered DDR3
  • 1 GB (on request), or
  • 2 GB, or
  • 4 GB (on request)
Mass Storage
The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
  • Two 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD drives via external shuttles
  • One SD card
  • One mSATA disk
Graphics
  • AMD Radeon GPU up to HD 6320
  • Maximum resolution depending on GPU
    • 2560x1600 (all DisplayPort interfaces) with Radeon HD 6310 and 6320
    • 1920x1200 (all DisplayPort interfaces) with Radeon HD 6250 and 6290 (on request)
  • 3D Graphics Acceleration
    • Full DirectX 11 support, including full speed 32-bit floating point per component operations
    • Shader Model 5
    • OpenCL 1.1 support
    • OpenGL 4.0 support
  • Motion Video Acceleration
    • Dedicated hardware (UVD 3) for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG2 decoding
    • HD HQV and SD HQV support: noise removal, detail enhancement, color enhancement, cadence detection, sharpness, and advanced de-interlacing
    • Super up-conversion for SD to HD resolutions
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 Type 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
    • 14.4 W with T48N CPU with Windows 7 operating system and 1 Gb Ethernet connection (model 09BL50S00)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: Height 66 mm x Width 390 mm x Length 215 mm
  • Weight: 4.25 kg (model 09BL50S00)
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: 267 047 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000) (model 09BL50S00)
Safety
  • Flammability (PCBs)
    • UL 94 V-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 BL50S Models
09BL50S00

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)

09BL50SB0

Design your own system
With MEN's system configurator, which is available for download in a universal Excel format, you can configure a system to suit your individual needs.
Get your BTO configurator here
The 'BTO How To Use' guide provides instructions on how to use the configuration file.
BTO Configuration Guide

Miscellaneous Accessories
05BL01-00
05BL01- - Insertion Frame for Large Box PCs

19" insertion frame for large Box PCs (BL) including 2 heat sinks

Details
05BC00-00
05BC00-00

Starter Kit for Box PC:

  • 1x AC/DC power supply
  • 2x DisplayPort to DVI adapter (active)
  • 2x M12 to RJ45 Gbit Ethernet cable
  • 4x HF cable with U.FL plug to RP-SMA plug
  • USB Flash drive with example image
0754-0009
0754-0009

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

0780-0006
0780-0006

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

0781-0002
0781-0002

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

Related Hardware
09BL70S00
BL70S - Rugged Box PC for Transportation with Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7

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)

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

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

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

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

Details
08SA03-15
SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, optically isolated, -40°C to +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
0751-0047
0751-0047

SD card, 4 GB, -40°C to +85°C

0751-0051
0751-0051

SSD mSATA, 8 GB, -40°C to +85°C

0751-0066
0751-0066

SSD mSATA 3.x, 64 GB, MLC, -40°C to +85°C

0754-0011
0754-0011

SSD SATA, 2.5", 256 GB, MLC, -40°C to +85°C

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.

15PX05-10
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
13MD05-90

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

13Z016-06

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

13Z100-91

Linux FPGA update tool (MEN)

10BC00-90

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

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, MH50C, DC15 and DC17

13T026-90

Linux GPU and chipset driver (AMD) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, DC15, DC17, SC24 and G214

13MM02-90

Linux driver (MEN) for RX8581/RX-8574 real-time clock for all products with an additional RTC component. Please note that this driver is already included in upstream Linux kernels starting from 3.14!

13SC24-90

Linux I2C controller driver (MEN) for box PCs and panel PCs

13SC24-91

Linux tool (MEN) for UART mode setting for MEN box PCs

Windows
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, BL70S, DC15 and DC17

13SC24-77

Windows Installset (MEN) for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W, BL70S, DC15 and DC17

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, BL70S, DC15 and DC17

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, BL70S, DC15 and DC17

13T025-70

Windows XP GPU and chipset driver (AMD) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, DC15, DC17 and SC24

13T026-70

Windows Vista/7/8 GPU and Chipset Driver (AMD) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, DC15, DC17, SC24 and G214

10Y000-78

Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP

Documentation

Application Examples

Passenger Information and Server Systems for Buses

Rugged embedded box PCs are the ideal solution to build server, storage and PIS systems for public and private buses. They can be used to control any kind of passenger information system, for example infotainment streaming, entertainment, next stop signs, audio systems or ticketing machines.


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