BC50F - Rugged Box PC for Industrial Automation with AMD G-Series (Product Discontinued)

The BC50F is a fanless, maintenance-free box computer that has been designed for real-time Ethernet applications in industrial environments, e.g. for machine control, robotics or vehicles.

It offers two real-time Ethernet interfaces implemented using a Hilscher PCI Express Mini Card.

It is powered by an AMD Embedded G-Series APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), the T48N, running at 1.4 GHz. The G-Series combines low-power CPUs and advanced GPUs, in this case an AMD Radeon HD 6310, into a single embedded device.

The use of the Embedded G-Series makes for high scalability in CPU (single/dual core) and graphics performance (various Radeon GPUs or none at all).

The BC50F is equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and offers SD card and mSATA slots.

The system is designed for fanless operation at temperatures from 0 to +60°C, its special aluminum housing with cooling fins serves as a heat sink for the internal electronics and in this way provides conduction cooling.

The BC50F supports up to two DisplayPort interfaces with a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 each. The DisplayPort interfaces and all other I/O are available at the unit's front panel on standard connectors like USB, 9-pin D-Sub (optional serial I/O), RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet) and DisplayPort.

The BC50F comes with its own integrated 24 VDC nom. (16 to 36 V) power supply.

The combination of the various CPU/GPU options with the available selection of external interfaces (realized via separate graphics and I/O interface boards within the system) makes for an extremely flexible system design that can quickly be tailored to a vast number of applications.


  • AMD Embedded G-Series Dual-Core APU
  • 2 Real-Time Ethernet (e.g. PROFINET, EtherCAT)
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 USB 2.0
  • 2 DisplayPort, full HD with each display
  • 1 Slot for RS232, RS485, RS422, CAN, GPS, IBIS
  • 24 VDC nom. (16 to 36 V)
  • 0 to +60°C operating temperature, fanless


AMD Embedded G-Series T48N
  • Dual-Core
  • 1.4 GHz processor core frequency
  • 1066 MT/s DDR3 Speed
  • Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), also includes GPU (see Graphics)
Controller Hub
  • 64 KB L1 and 512 KB L2 cache
  • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
Mass Storage
  • One SD card slot
    • Via USB
  • One mSATA slot
    • SATA Revision 2.x support
    • Transfer rates up to 300 MB/s (3 Gbit/s)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310
    • Dual independent display support
    • Dual DisplayPort
    • Maximum resolution: 2560x1600
    • Embedded in T48N APU
  • 3D Graphics Acceleration
    • Full DirectX 11 support, including full speed 32-bit floating point per component operations
    • Shader Model 5
    • OpenCL 1.1 support
    • OpenGL 4.0 support
  • Motion Video Acceleration
    • Dedicated hardware (UVD 3) for H.264, VC-1 and MPEG2 decoding
    • HD HQV and SD HQV support: noise removal, detail enhancement, color enhancement, cadence detection, sharpness, and advanced de-interlacing
    • Super up-conversion for SD to HD resolutions
Front I/O
  • 2 DisplayPort 1.1a interfaces
    • AUX channels and hot plug detection
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet
    • Via RJ45 connectors
  • 2 Real-Time Ethernet via Hilscher CIFX90E PCI Express Mini Card
    • Via RJ45 connectors
  • 2 USB 2.0
    • Via Type A connector
  • 1 SA-Adapter slot for serial I/O
    • RS232, RS485, RS422, IBIS or GPS possible on both slots
    • SGPIO switchable by software
    • CAN bus on request
  • 12 LEDs
    • 4 for Real-Time Ethernet link and activity status
    • 4 for Ethernet link and activity status
    • 2 user LEDs
    • 1 status LED
    • 1 power OK LED
1 PCI Express Mini Card slot
With Hilscher Real-Time Ethernet Mini PCI Express Interface
  • EtherCAT Master, EtherCAT Slave
  • EtherNet/IP Scanner (Master), EtherNet/IP Adapter (Slave)
  • Open Modbus/TCP
  • POWERLINK Controlled Node/Slave
  • PROFINET IO-Controller (Master), PROFINET IO-Device (Slave)
  • sercos Master, sercos Slave
  • VARAN Client (Slave)
Real-Time Clock
Buffered by Gold Cap for 12 h
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage:
    • 24 VDC nom. (16 to 36 V)
  • Power consumption: up to 35 W (with PCI Express Mini Card)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: approx. 250 mm x 220 mm x 44.1 mm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • International Protection Rating: IP20
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0°C to 60°C
    • Fanless operation
  • Temperature range (storage): -20..+70°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3,000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Conformal coating of internal components on request
262 000 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
  • Flammability (PCBs)
    • UL 94 V-0
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2 (Railway)
    • ECE-R118 (Automotive)
Conforming to EN 55022 (radio disturbance)
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
Software Support


Short-form Data Sheet
User Manuals
Application Notes