DIN-Rail: Robust Modular System for Tailor-Made Applications

CPU module MC50I

14.03.2019 15:06:15 - The MC50I computer platform is the ideal partner for embedded applications in industrial automation.

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CPU module MC50I
- Intel Atom E3900 series, up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM, ECC
- Board Management Controller and Trusted Platform Modules
- Gb Ethernet, USB 3.0, RS232, RS485/422, DisplayPort
Storage expansion ME2
- 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD slot
Serial communication interface ME3
- 2 RS232, 2 RS422/RS485, IBIS Master/Slave

Nuremberg, Germany – February 26, 2019. The DIN-Rail concept is modular and suitable for a wide range


of embedded IoT applications. MEN has now expanded the family concept to include a CPU module for industrial automation, an expansion module for serial

communication and a memory module for storage intensive applications.

DIN-Rail – Focusing on the essentials

The DIN-Rail concept is modular and suitable for a wide range of embedded IoT applications. It allows build-to-order configurations: In a modular system, the essential functions are combined in the desired system combination – tailor-made for the application. For this, the

individual modules range from the CPU unit to a railway-compatible power supply unit and a series of expansion modules for wireless communication, serial I/O and memory.

The CPU – Low Power for Embedded IoT and Network Applications

The MC50I computer platform is the ideal partner for embedded applications in industrial automation. The module has an Intel Atom E3900 series CPU and offers low power dissipation and scalability in performance and memory. Additional functions such as the board

management controller or the trusted platform module provide extended security for the application.

The Mass Storage – Data Repository for Industrial Applications

The ME2 data storage module is a modular extension for DIN-Rail systems. The integrated shuttle is suitable for a 2.5" SATA hard disk/SSD. For a higher storage capacity, two ME2 modules with up to 8 TB can be combined in one system.

The Interfaces – From Serial to Wireless Communication

The ME3 expansion module has additional serial interfaces. With the three COM ports on the front, four UARTs can be addressed. The standard product has one RS232 port, one RS232/RS422/RS485 port and one RS422/RS485 or IBIS port (master or slave).
In addition, the MC50M CPU module, the ME1 wireless communication module (LTE Advanced, WLAN and GNSS) and the MP1 wide-range power supply (24 V DC to 110 V DC) have already been successfully established.

The Concept

The data transfer between the modules as well as the power supply of the individual components are realized via the expansion connectors standardized by MEN. The concept specifications include housing dimensions, mounting, cooling and IP protection. In addition, expansion

connectors and their pin assignment are defined.
Space-saving DIN rail mounting (35 mm) is standard. Wall or 19'' rack mounting is also possible with the aid of adaptation brackets. The aluminum housing of the DIN-Rail modules with cooling fins ensures fanless operation.
The main applications of the DIN-Rail family include predictive maintenance, IoT gateways, diagnostic servers, intelligent vehicles, passenger information and ticketing systems.

About MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH

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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