New Rugged SBC Offers Flexible I/O for High Data Processing in Compact Displays

Intel Atom-based SC27 used for screen sizes from 7” to 15” in LCD TFT panels

MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers a low power, rugged SBC that incorporates flexible I/O for demanding graphics environments. Using an Intel Atom processor running at 1.6 GHz, the new SC27 is compact, powerful and able to withstand harsh environments.

Ideal for LCD TFT displays with screens from 7” to 15” and a maximum resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, the new SBC reliably operates in compact spaces where conditions are rugged, like in mass transportation, where the SBC can be used in driver consoles or for in-seat displays. Critical industrial controls also benefit from the rugged, compact structure and highly adaptable I/O of the SC27.

The fanless SBC dissipates up to 7 Watts and includes a temperature sensor to monitor and control the display, enabling reliable operation over an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. 

Up to 2 GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, with an 800 MHz bus frequency, as well as 16 Mbits of boot Flash come standard on the SC27. The board also includes an mSATA slot with transfer rates of up to 3 Gbit/s as well as a microSD slot via USB.

For real-time data requirements, wireless communication via WiFi, WiMAX, GSM/GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA and LTE can be provided via the PCI Express Mini Card and the microSIM card slot. 

Standard I/O includes a Fast Ethernet port via an M12 connector, two USB ports and a GPS interface as well as an RS232 or RS422/485 interface. Additional I/O functions, such as CAN bus and UART, can be added via MEN Micro’s universal SA Adapters, which provide the physics for legacy serial I/O, fieldbus interfaces and other small I/O functions. 

The SC27 comes with an internal 10 V to 50.4 V wide range power supply, either 24 VDC or 36 VDC nominal, or it can be optionally supplied by a Power over Ethernet (PoE) source of 37 V to 57 V, 48 VDC nominal, depending on application requirements.

In addition to being prepared for conformal coating, all components are soldered to withstand shock up to 50 m/s2 for 30 ms and lifetime vibration of 7.9 m/s2 as well as functional vibration of 1 m/s2 from 5 Hz to 150 Hz. The board supports both Windows and Linux, and is certified to EN 50155 for railway operation.

Pricing for the SC27 is $1,042 USD. Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.

About MEN Micro Inc.

Since its inception, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom embedded boards and systems that employ the highest technology and innovations. The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in industrial and safety-critical applications.

MEN Micro offers more than 100 standard embedded boards and systems based on Intel and PowerPC with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software as well as a host of custom solutions.  In addition to CompactPCI, CompactPCI PlusIO, CompactPCI Serial and VMEbus SBCs, the company’s products include DAL and SIL certifiable safe computer assemblies; ESMexpress, ESMini and ESM Computer-On-Modules; PMC, XMC and M-Modules as system-independent mezzanine I/O standards; box and panel PCs; and network components, gateways and Ethernet switches.

Starting with development, through design-in and beyond, MEN Micro provides its customers with advice and support as well as environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. MEN Micro is the US subsidiary of MEN Mikro Elektronik in Germany, which has over 200 employees worldwide and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.

Contact Information

MEN Micro, Inc.

860 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
Blue Bell, PA, 19422

tele: 215.542.9575
fax: 215.542.9577

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