TMCNet:  Modular I/O and Advanced Processing Housed in MEN Micro's New Box Computer

[February 26, 2013]

Modular I/O and Advanced Processing Housed in MEN Micro's New Box Computer

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AMBLER, Pa. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the BC50I, expanding its line of rugged and modular box computers. The BC50I uses the low power AMD processor that combines high computing capabilities with integrated graphics functionality.


The new box computer can be used as an independent unit or can be designed with a display, making it useful in a variety of industrial applications, including machine control, surveillance, commercial vehicles and robotics.

Because it is based on AMD’s Embedded G-Series, which combines low power CPUs and advanced GPUs into a single embedded device, the BC50I is extremely flexible in design. It’s highly scalable CPU comes in either single or dual core, and graphics parameters ranges from various Radeon GPUs to none at all, based on system requirements. The standard BC50I features an integrated 1.4 GHz T48N APU (accelerated processing unit) and an advanced Radeon HD 6310 GPU.

The wide variety of I/O on the BC50I, combined with the scalable CPU/GPU configuration, makes the unit easily tailored to any specific application’s requirements.

Two DisplayPort interfaces, with a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 each, as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two SA-Adapter slots for serial interfaces are available on the front panel - one of the SA-Adapters can be used as an optional CAN Bus interface.

The front also features eight LEDs for power, status, Ethernet activity and user-defined purposes.

Inside, the system features one PCI Express Mini card slot with a SIM card slot that enables WLAN, UNTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, EDGE or LTE. The necessary antenna connectors can be made available on the front panel.

The BC50I is equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and offers SD card and mSATA slots. A SATA hard disk/solid state drive can be installed within the housing as an option.

The system operates without a fan in temperatures from -40°C to +70°C, in part due to its special aluminum housing with cooling fins that serves as a heat sink for the internal electronics.

The new box computer comes with its own integrated 24 VDC nominal power supply (16 V to 36 V) that can be switched on and off using an ignition signal on the power connector. The run-down time after switching off the power can be adjusted by software.

Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit http://www.menmicro.com/09BC50I.html or contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 24 N. Main Street, Ambler, Pa. 19002; Phone: 215-542-9575; Fax: 215-542-9577; E-mail: Stephen.Cunha@menmicro.com.

For high res download and full text: http://www.simongroup.com/PressRoom/press-release.php Job=MEN-A-5991 MEN Corporate video in English on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch v=6f2GFU1PTjI READER SERVICE INQUIRIES: Please forward all reader service inquiries to Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 24 N. Main Street, Ambler, Pa. 19002; E-mail: Stephen.Cunha@menmicro.com.

About MEN Micro Inc.

Since its inception, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom embedded boards and systems that employ the highest technology and innovations. The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in industrial and safety-critical applications.

MEN Micro offers more than 100 standard embedded boards and systems based on Intel and PowerPC with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software as well as a host of custom solutions. In addition to CompactPCI, CompactPCI PlusIO, CompactPCI Serial and VMEbus SBCs, the company’s products include DAL and SIL certifiable safe computer assemblies; ESMexpress, ESMini and ESM Computer-On-Modules; PMC, XMC and M-Modules as system-independent mezzanine I/O standards; box and display computers; and network components, gateways and Ethernet switches.

Starting with development, through design-in and beyond, MEN Micro provides its customers with advice and support as well as environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. MEN Micro is the US subsidiary of MEN Mikro Elektronik in Germany, which has over 200 employees worldwide and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.

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