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July 25, 2010

MEN Micro launches new rugged single board computer

Features XL Z520PT and 1 GB of soldered DDR2 SDRAM

By CBR Staff Writer

MEN Micro, a provider of embedded computing and I/O offerings, has developed a rugged single board computer (SBC) for use in mobile and including trains, public transportation, airplanes and other specialty vehicles as found in construction and agricultural applications.

The new SBC featuring XL Z520PT has a core processor speed of 1.33 GHz and a system bus frequency of 533 MHz. It measures 220 mm x 150 mm x 35 mm to fit into display devices with TFT LCD panels as small as 10.4 inches. Other Intel Atom processors running at up to 1.6 GHz are available for various board designs.

Men Micro's new rugged single board computer

The SC21 offers flexible memory configurations with 1 GB of soldered DDR2 SDRAM, a MicroSD card slot and a SATA interface for HDD/SSD with transfer rates of up to 100 MB/s.

Standard interfaces include two Ethernet ports, via RJ45 connectors, with switch functionality to connect multiple displays and two USB host ports as well as four binary inputs, via the 10-pin power supply.

When combined with an external antenna, the MiniPCI Express slot with a SIM card slot provides wireless functions, such as WIFI, WIMAX, GSM/GPRS or UMTS.

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An optional MEN Micro SA-Adapter enables a serial interface as well. When used with an optional external railway-specific PSU, the SBC conforms to the EN 50155, class Tx railway standard.  All electronic components are soldered to specifications.

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