MEN Mikro's BL72E is a fanless, maintenance-free AMD Ryzen based box computer for embedded applications in transportation, e.g., in trains. It offers a SATA HDD/SSD shuttle providing the storage capacity necessary for entertainment servers or video surveillance systems, plus eMMC memory and an M.2 slot for PCIe based storage (NVMe).
Cost-Efficient High-End Processor Performance
The BL72E is based on AMD's Ryzen V1000 APU family featuring excellent power-per-watt performance and a Radeon Vega next-generation 3D graphics engine. With up to four high-performance processor cores and AMD virtualization support, and up to 32 GB soldered-down DDR4 SDRAM, the BL72E offers powerful computing for handling data-intensive workloads efficiently, e.g. for implementation of complex algorithms for deep learning or machine intelligence.
Multi-Talent for Wireless Communication
The BL72E can take over typical onboard wireless functions, such as an Internet connection for passengers or locating the vehicle. A GNSS positioning interface is available. Two PCI Express Mini Card slots and two M.2 slots provide maximum flexibility in implementing mobile service standards up to 4G LTE or WLAN IEEE 802.11 and derivates.
A total of eight externally accessible micro-SIM card slots is available. As an option, the box can be delivered with a second I/O board offering additional LTE modems, storage and I/O.
A multitude of I/O
The BL72E supports one DisplayPort interface with maximum 4K resolution. A multitude of other I/O is available, including four Gigabit Ethernet, audio, two USB 3.0, RS232, RS422/RS485, IBIS, digital inputs and outputs. An MVB master or slave or a CAN interface can optionally be implemented.
Railway-Compliant PSU with Ignition Function
The BL72E comes with a class S2 wide range power supply and complies to EN 50155. The power can be switched on and off using an ignition signal on the power connector.
Fanless Operation for Mobile Applications
The system offers long-term availability for 10 years and is designed for fanless operation at temperatures from -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C for up to 10 minutes). Its rugged aluminium housing with cooling fins serves as a heat sink and provides conduction cooling.
• Status: board status (BMC), power status
• Mass storage: power, activity
• Ethernet: link, activity
• User configurable: 4x
• Antenna connector options: RP-SMA receptacle, RP-SMA plug, SMA receptacle, SMA plug
• D-Sub options: CAN bus, MVB
• 1x power inlet
• Ignition input
• Earthing connection
Supervision and Control n Board management controller
• Temperature measurement
• Watchdog timer
• Real-time clock, buffered by super-capacitor (3 days)
AMI Aptio UEFI Firmware
TPM (Trusted Platform Module 2.0)
PCI Express Mini Card
• 2x PCI Express Mini Card slot
• Slot 1: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
• Slot 2: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
• 2x M.2 Card slot
• Slot 3: M.2 3042 (LTE) socket 2 Key B; USB 2.0, USB 3.0
• Slot 4: M.2 3042 (LTE) socket 2 Key B; USB 2.0, USB 3.0
• 8x micro-SIM card slot, externally accessible
Supply voltage: 24 V DC to 110 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
Power consumption: 40 W max.
Dimensions: (W) 390 mm, (D) 215 mm, (H) 66 mm
• Rack-mount in 19" cabinet
Conformal coating of internal components
Operating temperature: -40 to +70°C (EN 50155:2017, class OT4, ST1)
Storage temperature: -40 (EN 50155:2017) to +85°C (EN 60068-2-2, Bb)
Humidity: +55°C and +25°C, 100 % max. (EN 50155:2017)
5.5 kg max.
10 min @ 2.02 m/s² and 5 h @ 11.44 m/s² (EN 61373:2010/AC:2017-09, cat. 1, class B x 2)
30 ms @ 50 m/s² (EN 61373:2010/AC:2017-09, vehicle body, cat. 1, class B)
210 067 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
• General compliance with power supply requirements of EN 50155:2017
• Interruption of voltage supply: 10 ms (EN 50155:2017, class S2)
• EN 50155:2017
• EN 50153:2014 + A1:2017
• EN 50124-1:2017
• EN ISO 13732-1:2008
Fire protection: EN 45545-2:2013 + A1:2015, HL3
EMC emission: EN 50121-3-2:2016
EMC immunity: EN 50121-3-2:2016
Standard Models: 09BL72E00
AMD V1404I APU, tbd GHz, 16 GB DDR4 DRAM, ECC, 16 GB eMMC, 24 V DC to 110 V DC nom. (14.4 V to 154 VDC) ultra-wide input voltage range class S2 PSU with ignition, -40 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating
Starter Kit for BoxPC: 1x AC/DC power supply, 1x DisplayPort® to DVI adapter (active), 2x M12 to RJ45 Gbit Ethernet cable, 4x HF cable with U.FL plug to RP-SMA plug
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