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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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Main Features

  • Intel Atom E3900 series
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • 1 HDD/SSD shuttle
  • 4 Gb Ethernet ports, 2 ports with PoE
  • 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 +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 Memory
  • Soldered DDR3, ECC support
  • 2 GB (on request), 4 GB (on request), or 8 GB
Mass Storage
The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
  • 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD drive via external shuttle
  • SD card
  • eMMC device, soldered; 16 GB assembled by default; other sizes available on request
Graphics
  • Integrated in processor and chipset
  • Maximum resolution: 4096x2160 pixels @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp (DisplayPort 1.2a)
Front Interfaces
  • Video
    • Two DisplayPort connectors
  • Audio
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector, HD Audio with stereo in/out and SPDIF out, including HD Audio codec
  • USB
    • Two Type A connectors, host, USB 2.0
  • Ethernet
    • Four M12 connectors, 1000BASE-T
    • Two link and activity LEDs per channel
    • Two ports with Power Over Ethernet (PoE) (optional)
  • 7 general purpose inputs
    • Input voltage range: 0 V to 50.4 VDC, independent of the power supply input voltage
    • Input signal frequency: 10 Hz max.
  • 2 relay outputs
    • Electrically isolated
  • 2 photocouplers (shutters)
    • Maximum current: 200mA (+/-30%) continuous (1A for 5ms)
  • 1 odometer input (optional)
    • For counting odometer pulses of a maximum frequency of 2 kHz
  • 1 IBIS slave interface (optional)
    • Baud rate up to 19.2 kBaud
    • Electrically isolated
  • GNSS interface (optional)
  • Antenna connections
    • Two antenna connector cutouts for each PCI Express Mini Card, for various types (SMA, reverse SMA, QMA)
  • Legacy serial I/O
    • Two SA-Adapter cutouts for RS232, RS422/485, CAN bus, IBIS master, IBIS slave, GPIO
  • RS422/485
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector
    • Full or half duplex
    • Electrically isolated
  • CAN bus
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector, one CAN bus channel
  • Additional status LEDs
    • Two for general system status
    • Four user LEDs
In-System Interfaces
  • mSATA
    • One mSATA slot, SATA Revision 2.x (3 Gbit/s)
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • Four slots, for functions such as mobile service, wireless communication or positioning
    • Four micro-SIM card slots (dual SIM) with PCI Express and USB interface
    • Four micro-SIM card slots (dual SIM) with USB interface only
Rear Interfaces
  • SATA
    • One 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD shuttle, SATA Revision 2.x, hot-pluggable
    • Four status LEDs per channel
  • SD card slot
  • RS232
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector
    • Non-isolated
Supervision and Control
  • System controller
  • Real-time clock with supercapacitor backup
    • Data retention of supercapacitor: 72 h
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage: 1500 VDC against shield
  • Supply voltages
    • 24 V and 36 V nom. input voltage according to EN 50155
    • 24 V nom. input voltage according to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark)
    • 110 V nom. input voltage (optional)
    • 48 V or 72 V nom. input voltage (on request)
    • EN 50155 power interruption class S2
    • Ignition signal at the front
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 66 mm x 390 mm x 215 mm
  • Weight:
    • Approx. 4.25 kg (box PC in standard housing)
    • Approx. 5.5 kg (box PC in 19" insertion frame)
Environmental Specifications
  • Protection rating
    • IP20 (IEC 60529)
    • Other IP protection classes possible on request
  • 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°C to +85°C
  • Humidity: EN 50155:2007 (+25/+55 °C, 90-100 %)
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Conformal coating of internal components
Safety
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2, hazard level HL3 (railway)
    • ECE R118 (automotive)
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153
    • EN 50155
EMC (Railway)
EN 50121-3-2
EMC (Automotive)
ECE R10 (E-mark)
BIOS
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
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

Box computer, Intel Atom (Apollo Lake I) x7-E3950, 1.6 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 DRAM, ECC, 16 GB eMMC, no mSATA, no SATA HDD/SSD, no SD card, no PoE, 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. (10 to 50.4 V) class S2 PSU with ignition, -40°C to +85°C, conformal coating (components)

Miscellaneous Accessories
05BC00-00

Starter Kit for Box PC: 1x AC/DC power supply, 2x DisplayPort to DVI adapter (active), 2x M12 to RJ45 Gbit Ethernet cable, 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

Related Hardware
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
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 SA-Adapter, conformal coating, -40...+85°C screened

Details
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

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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
08SA22-04
SA22 - IBIS Slave/Master Interface Adapter

IBIS slave interface, isolated, -40..+85°C screened, conformal coating

Details
08SA25-01
SA25 - GPS Receiver Interface Adapter

GPS receiver, SMA antenna, isolated, -40..+85°C qualified, conformal coating

Details
Memory
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

0751-0051

SSD mSATA, 8 GB, -40°C 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

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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
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.

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

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