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MH50C - Modular Train Control System for ATO/ATC and ATP

menTCS Safe System Controller up to SIL 4

MH50C is a controller for safety-critical vehicle or wayside applications like ATO/ATC or ATP based on ERTMS/ETCS, PTC, PZB/Indusi or ZUB.

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  • MH50C Product ImageMH50C MEN Train Control System (menTCS) Controller for Rolling Stock, with F75P Safe CPU, RT Ethernet and I/O Boards
  • MH50C Product ImageSafe menTCS Real-Time Ethernet Topology
  • MH50C Product ImagemenTCS Software Architecture - Safe Domains and I/O Domains
  • MH50C Product ImageSIL 4 certificate from TÜV SÜD for F75P/3U Safe Computer (included in 23F075P00)
  • MH50C Product ImageSIL 4 certificate from TÜV SÜD for F75P/QNX bundle (included in 23F075P40)
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Main Features

  • SIL 4 modular Train Control System menTCS
  • Certified safe CPU board with 3 CPUs
  • Certified safe I/O boards
  • QNX safe operating system available
  • Certification packages available
  • Extensible by distributed safe I/O boxes connected via real-time Ethernet
  • Optional MVB, RS232, RS422, RS485, CAN, GPS
  • Compact 40 HP application-ready system
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
  • For rolling stock and wayside applications
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Technical Data

General System Characteristics
  • Modular design, built-to-order configuration
  • Slot and backplane set-up of the system
    • 1 PSU slot
    • 1 CompactPCI PlusIO system slot
    • 7 CompactPCI peripheral slots
  • Please contact MEN sales for component combination possibilities.
CPU Board
  • CPCI 3U Board
  • Configurable: no
  • 3x Intel Atom E680T (1.6 GHz), 2x 512 MB, 1x 1 GB DDR2 DRAM, 6 HP, front: 1 VGA, 2 USB, 2 Fast Ethernet (RJ45), -40..+85°C qualified, air-cooled, conformal coating
    • More information on F75P Safe Computer
  • Mass Storage
    • SSD mSATA, 8 GB, -40 to +85°C
Real-Time Ethernet
  • CPCI 3U Board
  • Configurable: no
  • 4 Fast Ethernet (M12); rear: real-time Ethernet (EBUS); -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
    • More information on F305 Real-Time Ethernet Interface Card
Safe Digital I/O
  • menTCS I/O Board
  • Configurable: yes
  • Possible in CompactPCI slots: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Possible Configurations
    • 8 digital outputs, high-side switching, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
    • 8 digital outputs, low-side switching, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
    • 16 digital inputs, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
    • 4 frequency inputs, SIL 2 (SIL 4), -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
MVB Multifunction Vehicle Bus
  • CPCI 3U Board
  • Configurable: yes
  • Possible in CompactPCI slots: 1
  • Possible Configurations
    • MVB ESD+ Device, Process and Message Data, -40..+70°C screened, conformal coating
    • MVB ESD+ Bus Administrator, Process and Message Data, -40..+70°C screened, conformal coating
    • MVB EMD Device, Process and Message Data, -40..+70°C screened, conformal coating
    • MVB EMD Bus Administrator, Process and Message Data, -40..+70°C screened, conformal coating
Serial I/O
  • CPCI 3U Board
  • Configurable: yes
  • Possible in CompactPCI slots: 1 to 2, 2 to 3
  • 8 HP FPGA-based universal interface for direct connection of 2x CAN (first slot), 2x UART and 1x 8-bit GPIO (second slot) at front as standard FPGA content plus space for user-defined functions, -40..+85°C qualified, interface SA-Adapters to be ordered separately
    • More information on F215 Universal Interface Board
  • Possible Configurations
    • RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, -50..+85°C screened, conformal coating
    • RS232, optically isolated, -50..+85°C screened, conformal coating
    • CAN bus ISO high-speed, optically isolated, -40..+85° screened, conformal coating
    • GPS receiver, SMA antenna, isolated, -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating
Power Supply
  • PSU 3U
  • Configurable: no
  • 120 W, 3U 6 HP PSU, wide range input 24 to 110 V DC, 24 V DC nom., output 12 V / 5 V / 3.3 V DC, -40..+85°C, qualified, conformal coating
    • More information on PU20 Wide-Range Power Supply Unit for Railway Systems, 24 to 110 VDC, 120 W
  • One power inlet connector
Supervision and Control
Dedicated shelf controller monitors power, CPU status, temperature; controls fan; provides status LEDs and power button
  • More information on AF2 Shelf Controller for CompactPCI Systems
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage
    • 24 V, 36 V, 48 V, 72 V, 96 V, 110 V DC nominal; 14.4 to 154 V max. (EN 50155)
    • Power interruption class S2 (10 ms) (EN 50155)
  • Power consumption
    • tbd. W (19MH50CB0 barebone configuration)
    • 100 W max.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • 210 x 175 x 225 mm max. without brackets
    • 4U, 40 HP
  • Mounting Possibilities
    • Wall-mount, or
    • Rack-mount in 19" cabinet
    • Two systems side-by-side to build a single 19" chassis
Environmental Specifications
  • Classification for railway applications
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
    • EN 50125-3: Wayside, at least 3 m off the track inside a switch box
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40°C to +85°C (qualified components) (EN 50155, class TX; EN 50125-3, low temp. class T2, high temp. class TX)
  • Cooling concept
    • Air-cooled, forced convection with fan tray at system bottom
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
    • EN 50125-3: Wayside, at least 3 m off the track inside switch box
  • Vibration/Shock
    • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body class B
    • EN 50125-3: Wayside, at least 3 m off the track
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Conformal coating of board components
  • International Protection Rating (IEC 60529): IP20
Safety
  • Functional Safety
    • Certifiable to SIL 1, SIL 2, SIL 3 or SIL 4 according to EN 50129 ("safety case" document and certificate from TÜV SÜD available for safety-relevant components)
    • Hazard rate for safety functions <= 1E-9 / h
    • Control Processors configured for deterministic behavior, e.g., Hyper-Threading disabled, speed-step disabled, BIOS interrupts disabled
    • System maintains safe state after a failure
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 60950-1: Class I equipment
  • Flammability
    • UL 94V-0
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545, hazard level tbd.
EMC
  • EN 50155: Rolling stock, vehicle body
  • EN 50121-4: Wayside at least 3 m off the track
Software Support
  • I/O Domain
    • Linux
    • QNX
    • VxWorks (on request)
    • PACY (Process Data Framework for Cyclic Applications)
  • Safe Domain
    • QNX
    • PACY (Process Data Framework for Cyclic Applications)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

Ordering Information

Miscellaneous Accessories
0711-0022

Bonding kit to couple two half 19" racks to one 19" rack

0711-0023

Mechanical extension kit to integrate a half 19" system into a 19" rack

Related Hardware
19KT08-B0
KT8 - Modular Train Control System Extension, 8 Cards

The KT8 is a build-to-order system which is delivered fully operational with QNX and PACY (Process Data Framework for Cyclic Applications) - including all necessary drivers.
It consists of the 40 HP basic system including backplane and mounting rails and provides:

  • 1 slot for I/O head
  • 8 menTCS I/O board slots

The barebone configuration comprises the standard, non-configurable I/O head component including the real-time Ethernet connection and PSU. I/O boards are completely configurable. The Technical Data list all components that can be implemented in the system. Choose the functionality you need and contact MEN's sales team to verify which board combinations are feasible.

Details
Certification Packages
23F075P00

SIL 4 railway certification package according to EN 5012x for F75P

23F075P40

SIL 4 railway certification package according to EN 5012x for F75P with QNX

Software

Linux
13MD05-90

MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.

13F701-90

Linux MDFULL MVB driver (duagon)

13Z077-91

Linux Ethernet driver (MEN) for F75P

13MM02-90

Linux driver (MEN) for RX8581 real-time clock for CB70C, F75P, MM2, SC24, SC25, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S. Please note that this driver is already included in upstream Linux kernels starting from 3.14!

13Y026-90

Linux demo application (MEN) for F75P

QNX
23F075P40

SIL 4 railway certification package according to EN 5012x for F75P with QNX

PikeOS

This product is designed to work under PikeOS by SYSGO. The PikeOS BSP is certifiable according to EN 50128 SIL 4 together with the F75P. PikeOS is a real-time operating system for use in safety and mission-critical systems. For more information please contact www.sysgo.com.

Documentation

MH50C Data Sheet (menTCS Controller, 40 HP)
MH50C User Manual
Brochure: menTCS ? MEN Train Control System
Presentation: menTCS Family Overview (English)
Product Compare Chart: menTCS
K1 Data Sheet (8 Safe Digital Outputs, High-Side Switching)
K2 Data Sheet (16 Safe Digital Inputs)
K4 Data Sheet (4 Safe Frequency Inputs)
KT8 Data Sheet (menTCS Remote I/O Box)
menTCS MEN Train Control System - Frequently Asked Questions
menTCS MEN Train Control System - Detailed Questions & Answers (on request)
menTCS Prototype Application Note (on request)
Case Study: QNX and MEN
MA50C Data Sheet (menTCS Controller, AAR)

Webinar: Modular SIL 4-certifiable system platform for safety-critical public transportation applications
This webinar gives you more information on the concept and technical features of the menTCS Train Control System:
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Webinar: Open and flexible computer platform for safe train control - menTCS
Learn how the menTCS separates the control electronics ? the computer hardware ? from the real control function ? the application software:
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