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BL51E - Rugged Box PC for Transportation with Intel Apollo Lake-I
 

Railway & Automotive Embedded Computer for Communication & Control

The BL51E is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer for in-vehicle functions like Passenger Information Systems (PIS), surveillance and storage based on Intel Atom E3900.

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  • BL51E Product ImageBL51E Fanless EN 50155 Railway / Automotive Box PC with Intel Atom E3900
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Main Features

  • Intel Atom E3900 series
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • 1 HDD/SSD shuttle
  • 4 Gb Ethernet ports
  • 4 PCI Express Mini Card slots with micro-SIM slots
  • WLAN, 4G LTE, GPS or GLONASS
  • 2 USB 2.0, 2 DisplayPort, 1 CAN, 4 UARTs
  • 24 and 36 VDC nom. class S2 PSU, with ignition
  • -40°C to +85°C, fanless
  • Conformal coating of internal components
  • EN 50155 compliant (railways)
  • ISO 7637-2 compliant (E-mark for automotive)
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Technical Data

CPU
The following CPU types are supported:
  • Intel Atom x5-E3930, dual core, 1.3 GHz, 6.5 W (on request)
  • Intel Atom x5-E3940, quad core, 1.6 GHz, 9.5 W (on request)
  • Intel Atom x7-E3950, quad core , 1.6 GHz, 12 W
Memory
System RAM
  • Soldered DDR3, ECC
  • 8 GB max.
Mass Storage
  • The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
    • SSD 2.5" (SATA)
    • SD card
    • HDD 2.5" (SATA)
  • The following mass storage devices are assembled:
    • eMMC (soldered); 16 GB
Graphics
  • Processor graphics
  • Maximum resolution: 4096x2160 pixels @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp (DisplayPort 1.2a)
Wireless Functionality
Possible wireless functions:
  • GNSS
  • LTE
  • WLAN
Power Over Ethernet (on request)
  • PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment)
  • Supply classes: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Number of powered devices: 2 max. (30.8 W max. total)
Front Interfaces
  • Video
    • Two DisplayPort connectors
  • Audio
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector
    • Audio line out
  • USB
    • Two Type A connectors, host, USB 2.0
  • Ethernet
    • Four 8-pin M12 connectors, X-coded, 1000BASE-T
    • Two link and activity LEDs per channel
    • Two ports with Power Over Ethernet (PoE) (on request)
  • Digital inputs
    • Two 6-pin PCB plugs
    • Input voltage range: 0 V to 50.4 VDC, independent of the power supply input voltage
    • Electrically isolated
  • Relay outputs
    • One 6-pin PCB plug
    • Two relay outputs
    • Electrically isolated
  • Photocoupler outputs
    • One 6-pin PCB plug
    • Two photocoupler outputs
    • Used as shutters
    • Electrically isolated
  • Odometer input
    • One 6-pin PCB plug
    • Electrically isolated
  • IBIS slave interface
    • One 6-pin PCB plug
    • Electrically isolated
  • GNSS interface
    • One SMA antenna connector
  • Antenna connections (optional)
    • Eight antenna connector cutouts
    • Two for each wireless interface card
  • Legacy serial I/O (optional)
    • Two D-Sub connector cutouts
    • For SA-Adapters for RS232, RS422/485, IBIS
  • RS422/485
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector
    • Full or half duplex
    • Electrically isolated
  • CAN bus
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector
    • Non-isolated
  • Status LED
    • Two system status LEDs
    • Four user LEDs
  • Power supply
    • One power inlet connector
In-System Interfaces
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • Four PCI Express Mini Card slots
    • Slot A: Full-Mini; PCIe, USB 2.0
    • Slot B: Full-Mini; PCIe, USB 2.0
    • Slot C: Full-Mini; USB 2.0
    • Slot D: Full-Mini; USB 2.0
  • SIM card
    • Eight micro-SIM card slots, dual SIM
Rear Interfaces
  • SATA
    • One 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD shuttle, SATA Revision 2.x, hot-pluggable
    • Four status LEDs
  • SD card slot
  • RS232
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector
    • Non-isolated
Supervision and Control
  • System controller
  • Real-time clock with supercapacitor backup
    • Data retention of supercapacitor: 72 h
  • Ignition input
    • Ignition input on power supply
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltages
    • 24 V DC and 36 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
    • 24 V DC nom. (ISO 7637-2)
    • 48 V, 72 V, 110 V DC nom. (EN 50155) (on request)
    • Power interruption class S2 (10 ms) (EN 50155)
  • Isolation voltage
    • 1500 V DC against shield
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • (W) 390 mm, (D) 215 mm, (H) 66 mm
  • Weight
    • Approx. 4.25 kg (box PC in standard housing)
    • Approx. 5.5 kg (box PC in 19" insertion frame)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation)
    • -40°C to +70°C, with up to +85°C for 10 minutes according to class TX (EN 50155)
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Fanless operation, natural convection
  • Humidity: EN 50155:2007 (+25/+55 °C, 90-100 %)
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: EN 61373:2010
    • Vehicle body (Cat.1, class B: 50 m/s²/30 ms)
  • Vibration: EN 61373:2010
    • Vehicle body (Cat.1, class B: 10 min @ 1.01 m/s² and 5 h @ 5.72 m/s²)
    • Vehicle body (Cat.1, class A: 10 min @ 0.75 m/s² and 5 h @ 4.25 m/s²)
  • Protection rating
    • IP20 (IEC 60529)
    • Other IP protection classes possible on request
Reliability
MTBF: 186 024 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000) (model 09BL51E00)
Safety
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50155:2007
    • EN 50153:2014
    • EN 50124-1:2001 + A1:2003 + A2:2005
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2:2013 + A1:2015, hazard level HL3 (railway)
    • ECE R118 (automotive)
EMC
  • Railway
    • EN 50121-3-2:2015 (radiated emission)
    • EN 50121-3-2:2015 (conducted emission)
    • EN 50121-3-2:2015 (immunity)
  • Automotive
    • ECE R10 Rev.5 (radiated emission)
    • ECE R10 Rev.5 (conducted emission)
    • ECE R10 Rev.5 (immunity)
BIOS
AMI Aptio UEFI Firmware
Software Support
  • Windows
    • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
  • Linux
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

Ordering Information

Standard BL51E Models
09BL51E00

Box computer, Intel Atom (Apollo Lake I) x7-E3950, 1.6 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 DRAM, ECC, 16 GB eMMC, no mSATA, no SATA HDD/SSD, no SD card, no PoE, 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. (10 to 50.4 V) class S2 PSU with ignition, -40°C to +85°C, conformal coating (components)

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

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

Details
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

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
08SA24M00
SA24M - IBIS Master

IBIS master interface, conformal coating, -40°C to +85°C (screened)

Details
Mass Storage
0754-0011

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

0751-0047

SD card, 4 GB, -40°C to +85°C

0751-0051

SSD mSATA, 8 GB, -40°C to +85°C

0751-0066

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

PCI Express Mini Cards
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
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
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°C to +85°C
For the module's driver contact MEN's support team.

0799-0009

MC7304 PCIe MiniCard, full-size on USB2.0: LTE, DC-HSPA+, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and GNSS, operating temperature -40°C to +85°, Firmware revision: v06.x
For the module's driver contact MEN's support team.

0799-0010

DHXA-222, WLAN, Bluetooth, PCI Express MiniCard, half-size.

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

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.


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.


Vehicle-to-Vehicle/Land-Communication

In one application the train exchanges diagnosis data with the depot, gets route information and transmits data from its surveillance systems.


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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