DIN Rail: Modular gateway computer for DIN rail mounting

Modular gateway computer MC50M

14.03.2019 15:39:19 - The MC50M is a modular gateway computer and part of the DIN rail family from MEN

( - - Intel Atom E3900 series
- Up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM; M.2 NVMe slot
- Trusted Platform Module
- Gb Ethernet, USB 3.0, RS232, RS485/422, DisplayPort
- DIN rail, wall or 19" rack mounting
- Input voltage 24 V DC nom. with ignition
- Full-range PSU 9 V DC to 60 V DC
- -55°C to +70°C, EN 50155 compliant

Nuremberg, Germany – January 17, 2019. The MC50M is a modular gateway computer and part


of the DIN rail family from MEN. The box is based on Intel's Atom E3900 series with low power dissipation and scalability in performance and memory. The modular expansion

concept makes the DIN rail family a cost-effective and flexible partner.

Embedded system for IoT, security and predictive maintenance

The MC50M is a modular DIN rail box PC for embedded applications in transportation. The computer platform is based on Intel's Atom E3900 CPU series. This makes the MC50M the ideal basis for functions such as security gateway, predictive maintenance, CCTV, ticketing

systems or as a diagnostic server.

Modularity and railway conformity

The MC50M can be used as a stand-alone product or in combination with a range of pre-fabricated extension modules, providing additional features and short delivery times.
Extension modules can provide application-specific functions such as wireless communication (LTE advanced, WLAN, GNSS), MVB, CAN bus or other I/Os. A removable storage shuttle supports the integration of one to two 2.5" SATA hard disks/SSDs. The wide range PSU

allows isolated power supply from 24 V DC to 110 V DC nominal and extends the entire system to EN 50155 compliance.

Power-saving design and safety

The board management controller provides increased reliability and reduces downtime. The Trusted Platform Module supports security and encryption features. With the ignition switch for remote startup and shutdown control, the platform provides additional energy saving


Robust and future-proof

The aluminum housing with cooling fins ensures conductive cooling and fanless operation. The MC50M has no moving parts, so it can be operated maintenance-free.
The long-term availability of 15 years from product launch minimizes life cycle management by making the MC50M available for at least this period.

DIN Rail: Flexible configuration in a modular system
MEN’s DIN rail concept is designed for flexible configuration of module combinations and is suitable for embedded IoT applications in various markets. The CPU modules can be flexibly combined with various expansion modules and power supplies.
In the modular system, the data transfer between the individual modules as well as the power supply of the components is implemented via the expansion connectors standardized by MEN.
The concept specifications include housing dimensions, mounting, cooling and IP protection. In addition, the expansion connectors and their pin assignment are defined.
DIN rail mounting (35 mm) is standard. Wall and 19'' rack mounting is possible using adaption brackets.

MEN Mikro Elektronik – Profile and Mission

“Reliable Embedded Computing for a World in Motion.”

Since its founding in 1982, MEN Mikro Elektronik has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop and produce standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company - with approx. 300 employees worldwide - provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in mobile, industrial and safety-critical applications.
MEN has merged with the Swiss company duagon, a leading provider of train communication components, to strengthen our expertise in safety-critical markets.

- Safe computers and systems certifiable up to SIL 4 and DAL-A
- Robust built-to-order box PCs
- Panel PCs for HMIs and digital signage
- Pre-configured built-to-order 19” systems
- Rugged CompactPCI boards and systems
- Network components in compact box format or 40 HP format
- Robust computer-on-modules for individual system designs
For individual requirements, starting with development through design-in and beyond, MEN provides its customers with advice and support as well as with system design, configuration and environmental qualification in accordance with industry standards.
The company’s core competencies encompass x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems. Additional expertise includes RAMS and obsolescence management as well as the development of computing hardware for operation in harsh and extreme environmental conditions. Development, production and on-site testing laboratories guarantee traceability and high-quality products.
MEN Mikro Elektronik's computer solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the rail and public transport markets and the embedded electronics markets (automation, aerospace, power & energy, off-road, medical, marine and other industries).
The company is certified to ISO 9001, EN 9100 (aerospace) and IRIS - ISO/TS 22163 (railway), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 50001 (energy) quality management systems, provides systems according to ISO 7637-2 (road transport) and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances, including VITA and PICMG.

MEN Mikro Elektronik is a member of:
- AMD Fusion Partner Program
- ARINC (Aeronautical Radio Incorporated)
- BavAIRia (Cluster for innovative aerospace technology in Bavaria)
- CNA (Center for Transportation & Logistics Neuer Adler e.V.)
- Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance
- NXP Design Alliance
- Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)
- PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group)
- PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group)
- RSSI (Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. Trade Association)
- Unife (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes)
- USB-IF (Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum, Inc.)
- Wind River (Partner Eco System)
- ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association)

Press Information:
MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH

Neuwieder Str. 1-7
90411 Nuremberg

Contact Person:
Folke Probst
Marketing Communications
Phone: +49-911-99 33 5-175
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