BL50S - Rugged Box PC for Transportation with AMD G-Series

For CCTV and Other Storage-Intensive Applications

The BL50S is a maintenance-free fanless box computer that has been designed for embedded storage systems such as content servers or video recorders, e.g., for CCTV applications. It offers two external SATA shuttles with hot-plugging support.

Wired and Wireless Communication

At the front the rugged BL50S provides five Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. Four of these ports share one Gigabit Ethernet port from the chipset via a switch, while one port is used exclusively as Gigabit Ethernet uplink. The four ports routed over the switch support Power-over-Ethernet.

One PCI Express Mini Card slot with two SIM card slots offers the possibility to implement a wide range of wireless communication functions. This includes mobile service standards up to LTE (4G) and derivates, WLAN IEEE 802.11 and derivates as well as positioning systems GPS or GLONASS.

Fanless Operation for Mobility Applications

The BL50S 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.

The system comes with its own integrated class S2 wide-range power supply with 24 V DC and 36 V DC nominal input voltage and a power consumption of 30 W. It complies with EN 50155 and ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive). The power can be switched on and off using an ignition signal on the power connector, and a run-down time after switching off the ignition signal can be adjusted by software.

Solid Processing Performance & I/O

The BL50S 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 box PC comes with 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and has SD card and mSATA slots. It supports one DisplayPort interface with a resolution of 2560 × 1600. In addition, a multitude of other I/O is available at the front, including two USB 2.0 and variable slots for legacy serial I/O (e.g. RS232) or CAN bus.

The combination of the various CPU/GPU options with the available selection of external interfaces makes for an extremely flexible system design that can quickly be tailored to a vast number of applications.


  • AMD Embedded G-Series APU
  • RAID 0/1, hot-pluggable on 2 HDD/SSD shuttles
  • 4-port Gb Ethernet switch with PoE
  • 1 Gb Ethernet uplink
  • 1 PCIe Mini Card slot with 2 micro-SIM slots
  • 2 slots for IBIS, RS232, RS485, RS422
  • 24 and 36 V DC nom. class S2 PSU, with 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, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6310
  • AMD T56N, 1.65 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6320 (on request)
  • AMD T56E, 1.65 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48E, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40N, 1.0 GHz Dual Core, 9 W, AMD Radeon HD 6290 (on request)
  • AMD T40E, 1.0 GHz Dual Core, 6.4 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T52R, 1.5 GHz Single Core, 18 W, AMD Radeon HD 6310 (on request)
  • AMD T44R, 1.2 GHz Single Core, 9 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T40R, 1.0 GHz Single Core, 5.5 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T16R, 615 MHz Single Core, 4.5 W, AMD Radeon HD 6250 (on request)
  • AMD T48L, 1.4 GHz Dual Core, no GPU, 18 W (on request)
  • AMD T30L, 1.4 GHz Single Core, no GPU, 18 W (on request)
  • AMD T24L, 1000 MHz Single Core, no GPU, 5 W (on request)
System RAM
  • Soldered DDR3
  • 1 GB (on request), or
  • 2 GB, or
  • 4 GB (on request)
Mass Storage
The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
  • Two 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD drives via external shuttles
  • One SD card
  • One mSATA disk
  • AMD Radeon GPU up to HD 6320
  • Maximum resolution depending on GPU
    • 2560x1600 (all DisplayPort interfaces) with Radeon HD 6310 and 6320
    • 1920x1200 (all DisplayPort interfaces) with Radeon HD 6250 and 6290 (on request)
  • 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 Interfaces
In-System Interfaces
Supervision and Control
  • System controller
    • Two front-panel LEDs for system status
  • Real-time clock with supercapacitor backup
    • Data retention of supercapacitor: 72 h
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage: 1500 VDC against shield
  • Supply voltages
    • 24 V and 36 V nominal input voltage according to EN 50155
    • 24 V nominal input voltage according to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark) requirements
    • Input voltages of 48V, 72V, 110V (on request)
    • EN 50155 power interruption class S2
    • Ignition signal at the front
  • Power consumption
    • 14.4 W with T48N CPU with Windows 7 operating system and 1 Gb Ethernet connection (model 09BL50S00)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: Height 66 mm x Width 390 mm x Length 215 mm
  • Weight: 4.25 kg (model 09BL50S00)
Environmental Specifications
  • International Protection Rating:
    • IP20
    • Other IP protection classes possible on request
  • Temperature range (operation)
    • -40°C to 70°C, with up to 85°C for 10 minutes according to class TX (EN 50155)
    • Fanless operation
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Conformal coating of internal components
MTBF: 267 047 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000) (model 09BL50S00)
  • Flammability (PCBs)
    • UL 94 V-0
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2 (Railway)
    • ECE-R118 (Automotive)
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153
    • EN 50155
EMC Conformity (Automotive)
  • ECE R10 (E-mark)
  • ISO 10605 (ESD)
EMC Conformity (Railway)
EN 50121-3-2
Software Support
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework


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