BC50M - Rugged Box PC for Transportation with AMD G-Series (Product Discontinued)

The BC50M is a maintenance-free box computer which has been designed for independent use or as display computer electronics for use in vehicles, e.g. in trains, commercial vehicles, mobile machines or airplanes. 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 BC50M is equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and offers SD card and mSATA slots. A SATA hard-disk/solid-state drive can be installed within the housing as an option.

Fanless Operation for Mobile Applications

The system is designed for fanless operation at temperatures from -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C for up to 10 minutes), its special aluminum housing with cooling fins serves as a heat sink for the internal electronics and in this way provides conduction cooling.

Wireless Communication

On the inside, the system offers two PCI Express Mini card slots with two SIM card slots. By default, one is used for each of the two PCI Express Mini cards, but the first PCI Express Mini card can also switch between the two SIM cards as an option. The necessary antenna connectors can be made available at the front panel.

Railway-Compliant PSU with Ignition Function

The BC50M comes with an integrated 30W wide-range DC/DC converter and is compliant with EN 50155 (nominal input voltages 24 and 36 V) as well as with ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive) (nominal input voltages 12 V and 24 V). The power can be switched on and off using an ignition signal on the power connector, and a shutdown-delay time after switching off the ignition signal can be adjusted by software.

Flexible System Design

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. The BC50M 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 (HD audio and optional serial I/O), 8-pin M12 (Gigabit Ethernet) and DisplayPort.


  • AMD Embedded G-Series APU
  • 2 DisplayPorts, up to 2560x1600 each
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 USB 2.0
  • WLAN, GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), GPS or GLONASS via 2 PCI Express Mini Card slots
  • 2 Slots for IBIS, GPS, RS232, RS485, RS422
  • 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. class S2 power supply, incl. ignition
  • -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C), fanless
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
  • Compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)


The following CPU types are supported:
  • AMD T48N, 2 cores, 1.4 GHz, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6310
  • AMD T56N, 2 cores, 1.65 GHz, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6320 (on request)
  • AMD T56E, 2 cores, 1.65 GHz, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48E, 2 cores, 1.4 GHz, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40N, 2 cores, 1.0 GHz, 9W, AMD Radeon HD 6290 (on request)
  • AMD T40E, 2 cores, 1.0 GHz, 6.4W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T52R, 1 core, 1.5 GHz, 18W, AMD Radeon HD 6310 (on request)
  • AMD T44R, 1 core, 1.2 GHz, 9W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40R, 1.0 GHz Single Core, 5.5W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T16R, 1 core, 615 MHz, 4.5W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48L, 2 cores, 1.4 GHz, 18W (on request)
  • AMD T30L, 1 core, 1.4 GHz, 18W (on request)
  • AMD T24L, 1 core, 1000 MHz, 5W (on request)
System RAM
  • Soldered DDR3
  • 4 GB max.
Mass Storage
The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
  • mSATA
  • SD card
  • SSD 2.5" (SATA, on request)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6310
    • Dual independent display support
    • Dual DisplayPort 1.1a
    • 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
Wireless Functionality
Possible wireless functions:
  • GNSS
  • LTE
  • WLAN
  • Video
    • 2x DisplayPort
  • HD Audio
    • 1x, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • Audio stereo in
    • Audio stereo out
    • SPDIF out
  • USB
    • 1x USB 2.0, Type A
  • Ethernet
    • 2x 1000BASE-T, M12, A-coded, receptacle
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • 2x PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • Slot A: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
    • Slot B: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
  • SIM card
    • 2x mini-SIM card slot, internally accessible
  • Power input
    • 1x power inlet connector
    • Ignition input
  • LED
    • Status: board status, power status
    • Ethernet: link, activity
    • User configurable: 2x
  • Cutout
    • Antenna connector: RP-SMA receptacle, RP-SMA plug, QMA receptacle, QMA plug, FME receptacle, FME plug
    • D-Sub options: RS232, RS422/484, CAN (on request), digital I/O, IBIS slave, GNSS
Supervision and Control
  • Board management controller
  • Watchdog timer
  • Temperature measurement
  • Real-time clock, buffered supercapacitor (12 h, 72 h on request)
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage:
    • 24 VDC and 36 VDC
    • EN 50155 power interruption class S2
    • Input voltages of 48V, 72V, 110V (on request)
  • Power consumption: up to 30 W
  • Isolation voltage 1,500 VDC
    • Ethernet port 1, Ethernet port 2, power input, system ground (USB, Display Port, Audio...)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: (W) 240 mm, (D) 220 mm, (H) 44.1 mm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Cooling
    • Air cooling, natural convection, airflow 0.4 m/s
  • Protection rating
    • IP20
    • Other IP protection classes possible on request
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • Depends on system configuration (CPU, PCIeMiniCards, Ethernet, USB, ...)
    • Maximum: +70°C (+85°C for 10 minutes) according to EN 50155 TX
    • Minimum: -40°C (all processors)
    • Conditions: typical power dissipation: 14.4 W (with 18W CPU T48N) with Windows 7 operating system and 1 Gb Ethernet connection
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°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
262,804 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2 (Railway)
    • ECE-R118 (Automotive)
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153
    • EN 50155
  • Railway
    • EN 50121-3-2
  • Automotive
    • ECE R10 (E-mark)
    • ISO 10605 (ESD)
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
Software Support


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