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Safe VMEbus SBC certifiable up to SIL 3 / SIL 4 or DAL-A / DAL-B The A602 is a 6U 64-bit VME COTS computer with onboard functional safety that realizes triple redundancy on a single board to achieve fail-operational, fault-tolerant behavior.

A602 - 6U VME64 PowerPC® Safe Computer

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A602 with PMC slot 2 customized for AFDX PMC

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Diagram
A602 Diagram

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Main Features
  • 3x PowerPC® 750 (lockstep mode), 3x 512 MB DDR RAM
  • Fail-operational, fault-tolerant behavior
  • Fail-safe and fail-silent board architecture
  • Clustering of two A602 to raise availability
  • Board management, BITE
  • SEU (radiation) tolerant
  • Certifiable up to SIL 4 (with report from TάV Sόd) and DAL-A
  • Developed according to RTCA DO-254, EN 50129 and IEC 61508
  • EN 50155 compliance
  • Up to -40 to +70°C with qualified components
  • Convection or conduction cooling
Description Open

The A602 is a 6U 64-bit VME COTS computer with onboard functional safety that realizes triple redundancy on a single board to achieve fail-operational, fault-tolerant behavior. The board can also act as a fail-silent subsystem, i.e. it can shut down in case of a fatal fault. Its complex FPGA-based design helps dramatically lower software development costs as it automatically manages the system's triple-redundant processors and memory. The result: The system's redundant architecture is fully taken advantage of by software designed for a standard single-CPU board.

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Technical Data Open

CPU

3x PowerPC® 750 CL
• Scalable performance
• 1 GHz processor core frequency
• Superscalar
• Classic PowerPC® FPU, MMU
• CPU bus to FPGA: 100-MHz/64-bit

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Options Open

Mezzanine Slots

PMC slot 2 customized for AFDX® PMC (rear I/O only)

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Standard Configurations
Article No. CPU Type Clock System RAM Flash FRAM PMC Slots Cooling Operating Temperature
01A602-02 3x PPC 750 CL 1 GHz 3x 512 MB 2x 256 MB 1 MB 2 Convection -40..+50°C
Standard A602 Models
Article No. Description More
01A602-023x PowerPC® 750CL 1 GHz, 3x 512 MB DRAM, 2x 256 MB Flash, 1 MB FRAM, 2 standard PMC slots, convection cooling (airflow 2 m/s), -40 to +50°C with qualified components Photo
Certification Packages
Article No. Description
23X602-00SIL 4 railway certification package according to EN 5012x for A602/D602, including:
  • Safety User Manual including the safety-relevant application requirements, a detailed description of the hardware and instructions for appropriate operation.
  • Safety Case describing the concepts for reaching functional safety as well as all safety and quality-relevant processes and measures to meet the SIL 4 requirements.
  • Assessment report and SIL 4 certificate from TάV SάD (German Technical Inspection Agency).
Please contact us to get more information about the certification package and to request a copy of the documents.
For more information on the A602/D602 certification package, see this introductory overview presentation (PDF).
Miscellaneous Accessories
Article No. Description More
05P000-0125 mounting screw sets to fix PMC/XMC modules on carrier boards
08AE33-00A602/D602 debug adapter to connect debug terminal, JTAG equipment and Freescale™ CodeTest Probe, -40..+85°C with qualified components Photo
08CT15-00Rear I/O adapter for A602 without front panel; with RS232, PMC rear I/O, 6x DEX UART, BMCX, AFDX®, debug signals, -40..+85°C with qualified components More info
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Software
Article No. Description More
VxWorks
Wind RiverThis product is designed to work under VxWorks®. For details regarding supported/unsupported board functions please refer to the corresponding software data sheets.
10D602-60VxWorks® BSP (MEN) for A602 and D602 Download
Details
PikeOS
SYSGOThis product is designed to work under PikeOS by SYSGO. PikeOS is a real-time operating system for use in safety and mission-critical systems which can be certified according to DO-178B DAL-B and EN 50128 SIL 4. For more information and product support please contact www.sysgo.com.
Firmware/BIOS
MENMON - firmware/BIOSMENMON is MEN's firmware/BIOS for PowerPC® platforms.
14A602-00MENMON (Firmware) for A602 (object code) Download
Details

For operating systems not mentioned here contact MEN sales.

Documentation
Article No. Description More
01A602-DSA602 Data Sheet (PDF) Download
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23X602-00SIL 4 railway certification package according to EN 5012x for A602/D602, including:
  • Safety User Manual including the safety-relevant application requirements, a detailed description of the hardware and instructions for appropriate operation.
  • Safety Case describing the concepts for reaching functional safety as well as all safety and quality-relevant processes and measures to meet the SIL 4 requirements.
  • Assessment report and SIL 4 certificate from TάV SάD (German Technical Inspection Agency).
Please contact us to get more information about the certification package and to request a copy of the documents.
For more information on the A602/D602 certification package, see this introductory overview presentation (PDF).
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