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BL50W - Rugged Box PC for Wireless Applications

AMD Embedded G-Series

The AMD-based BL50W is a rugged, fanless embedded box PC that can be used as a wireless in-vehicle computer or for any other embedded transportation application.

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  • BL50W Product ImageBL50W Rugged Box PC for Wireless Applications - side view
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Main Features

  • AMD Embedded G-Series APU
  • 4 PCI Express Mini Card slots each with dual SIM for GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), WLAN, 9 antenna cut-outs
  • GPS/GLONASS interface
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 2.0, 2 DisplayPorts
  • 1 RS232, 1 RS422/485
  • 3 flexible slots for IBIS, RS232, RS422/485 or CAN
  • 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. class S2 power supply, incl. ignition
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
  • Conformal coating of internal components
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
  • Compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)
BL50W Product Image

Technical Data

CPU
AMD Embedded G-Series T48N
  • Dual-Core
  • 1.4 GHz processor core frequency
  • Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), also includes GPU (see Graphics)
Controller Hub
AMD A55E
Memory
  • 64 KB L1 and 512 KB L2 cache
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • 1066 MT/s
Mass Storage
  • One SD card slot
    • Via USB 2.0
  • One mSATA slot
    • SATA Revision 2.x support
    • Transfer rates up to 300 MB/s (3 Gbit/s)
  • Serial ATA (SATA)
    • One port for 2.5" hard-disk/solid-state drive mounted within the unit's housing
    • SATA Revision 2.x support
    • Transfer rates up to 300 MB/s (3 Gbit/s)
Graphics
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310
    • Dual independent display support
    • Dual DisplayPort
    • Maximum resolution: 2560x1600 each port
    • Embedded in T48N APU
  • 3D Graphics Acceleration
    • Full DirectX 11 support, including full speed 32-bit floating point per component operations
    • Shader Model 5
    • OpenCL 1.1 support
    • OpenGL 4.0 support
  • Motion Video Acceleration
    • Dedicated hardware (UVD 3) for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG2 decoding
    • HD HQV and SD HQV support: noise removal, detail enhancement, color enhancement, cadence detection, sharpness, and advanced de-interlacing
    • Super up-conversion for SD to HD resolutions
Front I/O
  • 2 DisplayPort 1.1a interfaces
    • AUX channels and hot plug detection
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet
    • Via M12 connectors
    • Electrically isolated
  • 2 USB 2.0
    • Via Series A connector
  • 7 general purpose inputs
    • Input voltage range from 0 V up to 154 V independent of the power supply input voltage
    • Input signal frequency max. 10 Hz
  • 2 relay outputs
    • Max. switching current 0..30 V: 2 A
    • Max. switching current 30..72 V: 0.9 A
    • Max. switching current 72..154 V: 0.3 A
    • Max. switching voltage: 154 V
    • Max. switching frequency: 1 Hz
    • Minimum life time @ 1A, 30V, 20 cpm: 100.000
    • Electrically isolated
  • 2 photocouplers (shutters)
    • Max. switching voltage: 154 V
    • Max. current: 120 mA (switching and continuous)
  • 1 odometer input
    • For counting odometer pulses of a maximum frequency of 2 kHz
  • 1 IBIS slave interface
    • Baud rate up to 19.2 kBaud
    • Electrically isolated
  • GNSS interface
    • Frequency band: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1, FDMA), Galileo (E1)
    • Standards: NMEA, RTCM 104
    • 32-channel GNSS architecture
    • Accuracy: 1.5 m
    • A-GPS
    • Time-To-First-Fix - cold start: lower than 35 s
    • Time-To-First-Fix - warm start / aided start: 1s
    • Odometer input for GNSS receiver
  • RS232
    • D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Data rates up to 115 200 bit/s
    • 60-byte transmit/receive buffer
    • Handshake lines: RTS, CTS
    • Electrically isolated
  • RS422/485
    • D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Full or half duplex
    • Electrically isolated
  • 2 SA-Adapter slots for legacy serial I/O
    • For RS232, RS422/485 or IBIS master
  • 1 SA-Adapter slot for RS232, RS422/485 or CAN
  • 14 status LEDs
    • 4 for Ethernet link and activity status
    • 2 for general board status
    • 8 user LEDs
4 PCI Express Mini Card slots
  • For functions such as
    • Mobile service standards: GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G) and derivates
    • Wireless communication: WLAN / WiFi IEEE 802.11 and derivates
    • Real-Time Ethernet functionality via Hilscher PCI Express Mini cards
  • 2 microSIM card slots for each PCI Express Mini Card
  • PCI Express and USB interface
Real-Time Clock
Buffered by supercapacitor for 12 h
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage:
    • 24V and 36V nominal input voltage according to EN50155
    • 24V nominal input voltage according to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark) requirements
    • EN 50155 power interruption class S2
  • Power consumption: 14.4 W with T48N CPU with Windows 7 operating system and 1 Gb Ethernet connection
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: Height 66 mm x Width 390 mm x Length 215 mm
  • Weight: approx. 3 kg
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40°C to 70°C (screened), with up to 85°C for 10 minutes according to class Tx (EN 50155)
    • Fanless operation
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3,000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Conformal coating of internal components
  • International Protection Rating: IP20
MTBF
198 993 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety
  • Flammability
    • UL 94V-0
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2 (Railway)
    • ECE-R118 (Automotive)
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153
    • EN 50155
EMC Conformity (Automotive)
  • ECE R10 (E-mark)
  • ISO 10605 (ESD)
EMC Conformity (Railway)
EN 50121-3-2
BIOS
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
Software Support
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Linux
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

Options

APU
  • AMD T48N, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6310
  • AMD T56N, 1.65 GHz Dual Core, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6320 (on request)
  • AMD T56E, 1.65 GHz Dual Core, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48E, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40N, 1.0 GHz Dual Core, 9W, AMD Radeon HD 6290 (on request)
  • AMD T40E, 1.0 GHz Dual Core, 6.4W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T52R, 1.5 GHz Single Core, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6310 (on request)
  • AMD T44R, 1.2 GHz Single Core, 9W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40R, 1.0 GHz Single Core, 5.5W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T16R, 615 MHz Single Core, 4.5W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48L, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, 18W (on request)
  • AMD T30L, 1.4 GHz Single Core, 18W (on request)
  • AMD T24L, 1000 MHz Single Core, 5W (on request)
Memory
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
  • 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (on request)
  • SATA hard-disk/solid state drive (mounted within housing)
Graphics
Maximum resolution depending on GPU
  • 2560x1600 (all DisplayPort interfaces) with Radeon HD 6310 and 6320
  • 1920x1200 (all DisplayPort interfaces) with Radeon HD 6250 and 6290 (on request)
I/O
  • Ethernet
    • Two Fast Ethernet interfaces on two M12 connectors (on request)
  • 1 HD audio (on request)
    • HD audio codec
    • Audio stereo in
    • Audio stereo out
    • SPDIF out
    • Available via 9-pin D-Sub connector instead of one SA-Adapter
  • Antenna connectors
    • For functions like Wi-Fi, WIMAX, GSM/GPRS, UMTS, LTE in combination with PCI Express Mini Card(s)
    • Reverse SMA connector
  • SA-Adapter
    • Two (when audio is used) or three slots for RS232, RS422/485, IBIS master or CAN bus
Fieldbusses
  • Additional Hilscher PCI Express Mini Cards, which allow further communication possibilities (as listed below), are available with this box PC, after minor modifications. Please contact our sales team for further information:
  • PX51, supporting the following communication (determined by firmware):
    • DeviceNet Master
    • DeviceNet Slave
Miscellaneous
Real-time clock
  • 12 h buffer time
  • 72 h buffer time (on request)
Electrical Specifications
Input voltages of 48V, 72V, 110V (on request)
  • According to EN 50155 class S2
Other Options
  • The product concept is very flexible, there are many other configuration possibilities.
  • Please contact our sales team if you do not find your required function in the options.
  • Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.

Ordering Information

Standard BL50W Models
09BL50W10

Box computer with 4 PCI Express Mini card slots and 8 microSIM card sockets and 1 GPS/GLONASS interface, 24 and 36 VDC PSU, AMD Dual Core T48N, 1.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, SD card slot, mSATA slot, 2x DisplayPort, 2x Gb Ethernet, 2x USB, 1x RS232, 1x RS422/485, 1 IBIS slave interface, 1 odometer input, 2 SA-Adapter slots (UARTs, fieldbuses), -40..+70(+85)°C screened, conformal coating, IP40, EN 50155, ISO 7637-2 (E-mark)

09BL50WB0

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BTO Configuration Guide

Miscellaneous Accessories
05BL01-00
0780-0005

DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter, 20 cm

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

0754-0009

Linux image for box PCs and panel PCs (10BC00-90) on 8 GB USB Flash drive, 0 to +40°C

Related Hardware
09BL70W00
BL70W - Rugged Box PC for Wireless Applications

Box computer with 4 PCI Express Mini card slots and 8 microSIM card sockets and 1 GPS/GLONASS interface, 24 and 36VDC PSU, Intel Dual Core i7-3517UE, 1.7 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, µSD card slot, mSATA slot, 2x DisplayPort, 2x Gb Ethernet, 2x USB, 1x RS232, 1x RS422/485, 1 IBIS slave interface, 1 odometer input, 2 SA-Adapter slots (UARTs, fieldbuses), -40..+70(+85)°C screened, conformal coating, IP40 (front IP20), EN 50155, prepared for E1

Details
SA-Adapters
08SA01-11
SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, not optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA02-27
SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, -50..+85°C screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA03-15
SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

1 RS232, optically isolated, -40..+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
Memory
0751-0047

SD card, 4GB, -40 to +85°C

0751-0051

SSD mSATA, 8 GB, -40 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
15PX52-00
PX52 - Real-Time Ethernet Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, Real-Time Ethernet Slave interface, Hilscher

Details
15PX52-01
PX52 - Real-Time Ethernet Interface

PCI Express Mini Card, Real-Time Ethernet 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
Note: When using wireless modules the R&TTE Guideline of the EU has to be observed. See the R&TTE website.
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 to +85°C
Note: When using wireless modules the R&TTE Guideline of the EU has to be observed. See the R&TTE website.
For the module's driver contact MEN's support team.

15PX05-00
PX5 - USB HID to Stereo Audio Interface

USB HID to analog audio PCI Express Mini Card, 1 stereo input and 1 stereo output, conformal coated

Details
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

Software

Linux
13Y004-06

MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for generic SMBus driver for F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P, F22P, F75P, G20, G22, D9, D601, F600 and F601, A19, A20, F217, CB70C, SC24, AF2, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W and MH50C

13Z016-06

MDIS5 driver (MEN) for 16Z029_CAN (CANopen master)

13Z100-91

Linux FPGA update tool (MEN)

13T026-90

Linux GPU and chipset driver (AMD) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, SC24 and G214

13MD05-90

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

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!

13SC24-90

Linux I2C controller driver (MEN) for SC24, AE51, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W and BL50S

13SC24-91

Linux tool (MEN) for UART mode setting for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

10BC00-90

Linux Ubuntu 14.04 ISO installer image (MEN) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL70W, BL50S, BL70S, BL70E and DC15

Windows
10Y000-78

Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP for F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, G20, G22, G23, CB70C, CB70, XM2, MM2, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BC70M, BL70S, BL70W, BL70E, DC2, F205, F206, F210, F215, F216, G215, P506, P507 and P511

13Y018-70

Windows 64-bit FPGA update tool (MEN)

13Y021-70

Windows ERTC/SMB support package

13T037-70

HD Audio Driver (VIA) for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13T026-70

Windows Vista/7/8 GPU and Chipset Driver (AMD) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, SC24 and G214

13SC24-77

Windows Installset (MEN) for SC24, SC25, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13T010-70

Windows 32-bit network driver (Intel) for XM1, XM1L, XM2, MM2, CB70C, F11S, F18, F18E, F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, G20, G22, G23, G25A, GM1, GM2, GM3, G211, G211F, SC24, BC50I, BC50M, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13T020-70

Windows 64-bit network driver (Intel) for F18, F18E, F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, G20, G22, G23, G25A, GM1, GM2, GM3, G211, G211F, XM2, CB70C, SC24, BC50I, BC50M, BL50W, BL50S, BL70W and BL70S

13T025-70

Windows XP GPU and chipset driver (AMD) for BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S and SC24

Documentation

BL50W Data Sheet
BL50W User Manual
BL50W Errata (on request)
09BL50W10 3D model (PDF)
Product Compare Chart: Standard and Custom Box PCs
Fire Safety Inspection Report for Box PCs

Design your own system
With MEN's system configurator, which is available for download in a universal Excel format, you can configure a system to suit your individual needs.
Get your BTO configurator here
The 'BTO How To Use' guide provides instructions on how to use the configuration file.
BTO Configuration Guide

YouTube Video: MEN box PC installation guide based on BC50M and BC50I

Application Examples

Permanent Train Positioning

This conduction cooled and EN 50155-complying box PC transmits the exact position of a train via UMTS to the control center.