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DC17 - Rugged 12.1" Panel PC with Touch Screen

Railway Display Computer

The DC17 is a rugged, fanless and maintenance-free human-machine interface (HMI) for the train driver cabin desk, for example as the operator display for CCTV control, diagnosis and maintenance, or fleet management.

  • DC17 Product ImageDC17 12.1" Driver Cab Display
  • DC17 Product ImageDC17 12.1" Panel PC, rear view
  • DC17 Product ImageDC17 12.1" Driver Cab Display
  • DC17 Product Image
  • DC17 Product Image
  • DC17 Product Image

Main Features

  • 12.1" display with LED backlight
  • 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
  • AMD Embedded G-Series
  • Wireless communication 2G, 3G, 4G, WLAN, GNSS
  • MVB interface (optional)
  • All external interfaces on M12 connectors
  • -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C), fanless
  • Maintenance-free design
  • Compliant to IP65 (front) and EN 50155 (railway)
  • Windows and Linux support
DC17 Product Image

Technical Data

AMD G-Series T40E dual-core, 1.0 GHz processor core frequency
  • Screen size: 12.1"
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Luminance: 350 cd/m²
  • Colors: 16.2 M
  • Viewing angle: +/-80° min. horizontal/vertical
  • Anti-glare safety glass
  • Ambient light measurement
  • Software controlled display brightness
  • System RAM
    • Soldered DDR3
    • 2 GB
  • mSATA
    • 16 GB (aMLC)
    • 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB (optional)
Wireless Functionality
The following devices can be assembled:
  • One PCI Express Mini Card, Full-Mini
  • One M.2 card, Type 3042
  • Two micro-SIM cards
Front Interfaces
  • Touch panel
    • Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT)
    • Two finger multi-touch
  • Status LEDs
  • Light sensor
In-System Interfaces
  • mSATA
    • One mSATA slot
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • One PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • PCIe, USB 2.0
  • M.2
    • One M.2 slot
    • USB 2.0
Rear Interfaces
  • Ethernet
    • Two 4-pin M12 connectors, D-coded, 100BASE-T
  • USB
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, A-coded, USB 2.0
  • Antenna connections (optional)
    • Two antenna connector cutouts
    • For wireless interface cards
    • One RP-SMA connector for 2G, 3G or 4G (optional)
    • One SMA connector for GPS (optional)
  • SIM card
    • Two micro-SIM card slots, dual SIM
  • UART
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, A-coded
    • Software-configurable as RS232/RS422/RS485
  • CAN
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, A-coded
  • GPIO
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, B-coded
  • Multifunctional Vehicle Bus (MVB) (optional)
    • EMD or ESD+ according to IEC 61375
    • Process Data (PD), Message Data (MD) and Bus Administrator (BA)
    • Available via Duagon PCI Express Mini Card (not included)
  • Audio
    • One 8-pin M12 connector, A-coded
    • Adjustable volume level
    • Single ended stereo line in
    • Differential stereo line out
  • Power Supply
    • One 4-pin M12 connector, A-coded
Supervision and Control
  • Watchdog
  • Operating hour counter
  • Power cycle counter
  • CPU temperature measurement
  • Buzzer for signaling alarm
  • Display temperature measurement (display off at extreme temperatures)
Electrical Specification
  • Power Supply
    • 24 V or 110 V DC nominal; 14.4 V to 33.6 V DC or 66 V to 154 V DC max. (EN 50155)
    • Power interruption class S2 (10 ms) (EN 50155)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Power consumption
    • 30 W approx.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • Device: (W) 350 mm, (D) 260 mm, (H) 90 mm
    • Cut-out: (W) 305 mm, (H) 243 mm
  • Weight
    • 6000 g max.
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -30°C to +70°C for the display panel
    • -40°C to +70°C, with up to +85°C for 10 minutes according to class TX (EN 50155) for the computer
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Fanless operation, natural convection
  • Humidity: EN 60068-2-30, EN 50155
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: EN 61373, EN 50155
  • Vibration: EN 61373, EN 50155
  • Protection rating
    • IP65 (Front)
    • IP20 (Back and sides)
Product Compliance: Radio Equipment
EMC basic compliance: The product is prepared to comply with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED). Standards compliance depends on the assembled radio (wireless) device.
  • 48 032 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000) (model 09DC17-00)
  • 48 195 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000) (model 09DC17-01)
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153
    • EN 50155
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2, hazard level HL3
EN 50121-3-2
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
Software Support
  • Linux
  • Windows
    • Windows 7 Embedded
  • See also Application Note Recommendations for a Robust Software Setup

Ordering Information

Standard DC17 Models

Panel PC, 12.1" touch display, 24 V DC, no PCI Express Mini Card and no M.2 card installed, conformal coating


Panel PC, 12.1" touch display, 110 V DC, no PCI Express Mini Card and no M.2 card installed, conformal coating

Miscellaneous Accessories

Starter Kit for DC15 and DC17:
- 1x power supply cable to power 4-pin M12
- 2x 4-pin M12 to RJ45 for Ethernet cable
- 1x 5-pin M12 to USB type A recept. cable
- 1x 5-pin M12 to CAN 9-pin D-Sub recept. cable
- 1x 5-pin M12 to RS232 9-pin D-Sub plug cable
- 1x 8-pin M12 to audio 9-pin D-Sub plug cable
- 1x 5-pin M12 to GPIO 9-pin D-Sub plug cable

PCI Express Mini Cards

Note: When using wireless modules the RED Guideline 2014/53/EU has to be observed.

PX7 - PCIe Mini Card to M.2 Adapter

PCI Express Mini Card for converting PCI Express Mini to M.2 and PCI Express x1 to USB3.0, USB 3.0 extension for Box PCs, -40 to +85, conformal coated


Quectel, EC25-E, LTE cat 4, PCIe MiniCard, USB 2.0, GNSS, EU version, -40 °C to +80 °C


Sierra Wireless EM7455, M.2 LTE Advanced Cat 6 modem, -40 °C to +85 °C, SKU1103582


Telit LE910-EU V2, LTE cat 4, PCIe MiniCard, USB 2.0, (no GNSS), EU version, -40 °C to +85 °C



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


Linux HID display controller tool (MEN) for DC15 and DC17


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for generic SMBus driver


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


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


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!


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


HD Audio Driver (VIA) for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W, BL70S, DC15 and DC17


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


Windows 32-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows 64-bit network driver (Intel)


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


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


Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP


Windows HID display controller tool (MEN) for DC15 and DC17


Windows FPGA update tool (MEN)


Windows ERTC/SMB support package

Application Examples

Panel PC Driver Desk HMIs for Trains and Coaches

The driver desk in a train is controlled by EN 50155 compliant standard display computers in combination with a customized panel PC version.

Passenger Information and Security Services

PIS and entertainment solutions give passengers orientation regarding stops, schedules and routes, hints for changing trains, short-term changes of the route or delays.

Diagnosis and Maintenance Systems

In one application, a predictive maintenance system is combined with passenger information services like pending seat reservation, current trip information and potential connections.

Efficiency Management

Based on menRDC, applications like fleet management, energy management and driver assistance systems can be combined on a single general purpose platform, taking care of all kinds of efficiency management functions.

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