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Aug 03, 2017 Software Package for Safe Train Control System menTCS

The MEN Train Control System menTCS is an open computer platform for automated train operation and protection. With the programming interface Y-COM, which is now available, users can rely on a complete software package, partly with SIL 4-certified components.

menTCS Safe Train Control System with complete SDK
Jul 10, 2017 When it Comes to High Performance: 16 Cores on 6U VMEbus with Intel Xeon D

The new multicore SBC A25 from MEN offers up to 16 independent CPU cores, a variety of I/O options and an FPGA-based VMEbus interface. The board is already used by the Swiss research institute CERN in the world's largest particle accelerator due to its extreme computing power.

16 Cores on 6U VMEbus with Intel Xeon D
Jun 21, 2017 BL51E – Rugged Box PC with Intel Apollo Lake I for Mobile Communication

The BL51E is a fanless and maintenance-free embedded computer for IoT and memory-intensive applications in trains, buses or commercial vehicles. An assortment of communication interfaces make the box PC variable. The device can be used from -40°C to +85°C and complies with EN 50155 and ISO 7637-2 standards.

Jun 01, 2017 Robust and Railway Compliant to EN 50155 – Fanless Panel PC with AMD APU

The robust panel PC, DC17, was especially developed for railway applications, and therefore offers everything that is needed for immediate use in a train: EN 50155 conformity, an IP65-protected housing, a 12.1" display with touch screen, flexible I/O, wireless functionality and an extended temperature range from -40 to +70°C.

May 09, 2017 New M-Module with Eight Relay Outputs

The M-Module has been developed according to the ANSI Mezzanine standard and extends a carrier board with eight relay outputs, which can be read out via a read-modify-write access.

Apr 20, 2017 CompactPCI Card F405: A Robust Multi I/O Board for Railway Applications

The CompactPCI board F405 is a multi I/O board designed specifically for use in railway applications. Thanks to the extended voltage range of -110 V to +110 V, the card can be used worldwide and in many different ways. In addition, the FPGA based design ensures long-term availability for the application. 

Apr 11, 2017 Again Best Score for IRIS Certification

MEN has been certified to IRIS since 2009. In this year’s surveillance audit, the company could once again improve its scoring and excel with top marks for the 8th time. 

Mar 09, 2017 All-round Carefree Switch Package: High-Speed Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Extension Cards on CompactPCI Serial

The G102 managed Ethernet switch is equipped with a 29 Gbit/s switch matrix, and provides up to 25 Gigabit Ethernet ports for high-speed communication. To expand the system, there are now a number of line cards available with additional interfaces.

Mar 01, 2017 Low Power for VMEbus with TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 CPU

The new VMEbus SBC A23C is equipped with the Sitara ARM Cortex processor and offers high computing power at comparable low power consumption. Together with two XMC/PMX slots, it combines low power and long-time availability with versatile I/O functions. 

A23C - Low Power VMEbus TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 CPU
Feb 22, 2017 CompactPCI Serial Multi-Display Controller G232 with AMD Radeon GPU

The latest CompactPCI serial peripheral card G232 from MEN provides excellent graphics performance with the Radeon E6465 GPU from AMD and is particularly suitable for multi-display applications.

Feb 08, 2017 Rapid NVMe-SSD Storage on a CompactPCI Serial Shuttle

The CompactPCI Serial SSD shuttle G504 can support a NVMe SSD hard disk, which ensures high data transfer rates thanks to its extremely high bandwidth. 

G504 NVMe SSD Rapid Storage Shuttle
Jan 26, 2017 CompactPCI PlusIO SBC with Intel Atom Apollo Lake-I

MEN presents the latest member of its CompactPCI Intel CPU product family, which has been growing for more than eleven years now. The F26L is based on Intel's latest Apollo Lake-I platform with either two or four cores, and improved graphics options. As usual, the CompactPCI PlusIO board is backward compatible to all predecessors of this family.

F26L - CompactPCI PlusIO SBC with Intel Atom Apollo Lake-I
Jan 11, 2017 For more Reliability and Comfort in the Train: The Main Server MH70R

The MH70R from MEN can be used as a stand-alone computer system, or in a networked configuration of two or more sub-units as a mobile IT infrastructure platform, and acts as the central component of the menRDC railway data center. The menRDC is the mobile office IT computer for virtually all non-vital train applications.

Dec 12, 2016 Versatility on a Small Footprint – COM Express Mini Module with TI Sitara

The CM10 is a low-power and space-saving COM Express Mini module that was developed around the TI Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 series of processors. Due to the low power consumption, the module can be operated without fans and is available with or without graphics support. 

Nov 30, 2016 Small and Power-Saving: Box PC for IoT in Industrial Automation

The BE10A is a space and power saving box PC with low power consumption that can be operated in a light, compact housing without fans, allowing for maintenance-free operation. Its versatile I/O possibilities make it especially suited for IoT gateway applications in industrial automation.

Nov 21, 2016 Engineering System for the menTCS Safe and Modular Train Control System

infoteam Software AG and MEN have teamed up closely to implement an evaluation version of FlexiSafe for the menTCS safe train control system. The evaluation software allows fast and uncomplicated testing of different use cases.

Nov 14, 2016 Securely into the Cloud: PCI Express Mini Card with Smart Card Interface

The PCI Express Mini Card PX6 protects your system from unauthorized access. An integrated Smart Card stores the access codes for data transfer into the cloud. The encryption solution is independent of the cloud provider.

Oct 04, 2016 MEN Participation in Obsolescence Working Group of CNA/Cluster Bahntechnik

Increasing requirements of modern trains and a rising cost pressure caused by obsolescence problems prompted the CNA/Cluster Bahntechnik to found a working group, which wants to contribute with standardized guidelines for customers and suppliers to decrease costs. The CNA member MEN is now actively contributing its long-standing experience in obsolescence management.

Sep 29, 2016 New menTCS Component – Safe I/O Card with Digital Outputs

The safe I/O card K7 provides 8 digital outputs with low side switching and is the newest member of the menTCS family, the safe and modular train control system from MEN. Thanks to integrated supervision functions a single card can reach safety level SIL 2 and is certifiable up to SIL 4 by using the cards redundantly. 

Sep 15, 2016 Safe and Rugged: AAR Compliant Train Control

The MA50C is a modular system for safe train control, with its mechanical design complying to the AAR S-590 standard (Association of American Railroads). The controller unit is the first member of a robust family in parallel to the existing menTCS Train Control System family, which is based on the same components and functionality.

Sep 13, 2016 Computer Center for Trains – MEN Railway Data Center menRDC

At this year’s InnoTrans, MEN is presenting its latest solution for the railway market: the MEN Rail Data Center menRDC. menRDC is based on a family concept, which offers a robust and powerful platform for all non-vital functions in a train with complementary components – including virtualization.

Aug 25, 2016 First Steps towards openETCS: Successful Test Implementation in SCADE

Within the framework of the openETCS initiative, an EU support program led by Deutsche Bahn, MEN provided a test implementation for the virtual on-board unit, which was modelled in SCADE. Future customers can use it as an implementation example for the modular menTCS Train Control System.

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