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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
  • BL51E Product ImageBL51E Fanless EN 50155 Railway / Automotive Box PC with Intel Atom E3900
  • BL51E Product ImageBL51E - Configuration Example
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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 +70 °C (+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.
Security
TPM (Trusted Platform Module 2.0)
Mass Storage
  • The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
    • HDD/SSD 2.5" (SATA, via external shuttle)
    • SD card
  • The following mass storage devices are assembled:
    • eMMC (soldered); 32 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)
Interfaces
  • Video
    • 2x DisplayPort
  • Audio
    • 1x, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • Stereo line output, differential
  • USB
    • 2x USB 2.0, Type A
  • Ethernet
    • 4x 10/100/1000BASE-T, M12, X-coded, receptacle
    • Power over Ethernet PSE support on two ports (on request)
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • 4x PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • Slot A: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
    • Slot B: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
    • Slot C: PCIe Full-Mini; USB 2.0
    • Slot D: PCIe Full-Mini; USB 2.0
  • SIM card
    • 8x micro-SIM card slot, internally accessible
  • Digital I/O
    • 7x digital input, isolated, PCB plug, 6-pin
    • 2x relay output, isolated, PCB plug, 6-pin
    • 2x photocoupler, isolated, PCB plug, 6-pin
    • 1x odometer input, isolated, PCB plug, 6-pin
  • IBIS slave interface
    • 1x, PCB plug, 6-pin
  • GNSS interface
    • 1x, SMA antenna connector
  • Serial
    • 1x RS232, non-isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • 1x RS422/RS485, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, receptacle
  • CAN bus
    • 1x, non-isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
  • Power input
    • 1x power inlet connector
    • Ignition input
    • Earthing connection
  • LED
    • Status: board status, power status
    • Ethernet: link, activity
    • User configurable: 4x
  • Cutout
    • Antenna connector: RP-SMA receptacle, RP-SMA plug, QMA receptacle, QMA plug, FME receptacle, FME plug
    • D-Sub options: Audio, RS232, RS422/RS484, CAN bus, digital I/O, real-time Ethernet, Profibus, IBIS master
Supervision and Control
  • Board management controller
  • Watchdog timer
  • Temperature measurement
  • Real-time clock, buffered by supercapacitor (3 days)
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltages
    • 24 V DC and 36 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
    • 48 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
    • 72 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
    • 110 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
    • 24 V DC nom. (ISO 7637-2)
    • Power interruption class S2 (10 ms) (EN 50155)
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)
  • Protection rating
    • IP20 (IEC 60529)
    • Other IP protection classes possible on request
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)
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

Intel Atom x7-E3950, 1.6 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 DRAM, ECC, 32 GB eMMC, 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. (10 V to 50.4 VDC) class S2 PSU with ignition, -40 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating, compliant to EN 50155, compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)

09BL51E01

Intel Atom x7-E3950, 1.6 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 DRAM, ECC, 32 GB eMMC, 110 VDC nom. (66 V to 154 VDC) class S2 PSU, -40 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating, compliant to EN 50155

Miscellaneous Accessories
05BC00-01

Starter Kit for Box PC:

  • 1x AC/DC power supply
  • 2x DisplayPort to DVI adapter (active)
  • 2x M12 to RJ45 Gbit Ethernet cable, X-coded
  • 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
08SA24M00
SA24M - IBIS Master

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

Details
Mass Storage
0754-0010

SSD SATA, 2.5", 1 TB, MLC, -40 °C to +85 °C

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

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.

0799-0009

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.

0799-0011

Sierra Wireless EM7455, m.2 LTE cat 6 modem, -40 °C to +85 °C, SKU1103582

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
15PX07-00
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

Details

Software

Linux

This product only supports Linux kernel 4.8 or higher. For support of older kernel versions please contact MEN's sales team.

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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