BL72E - Rugged Embedded Box PC with AMD Ryzen for Transportation

For IoT or Storage-Intensive Applications

The BL72E is a fanless, maintenance-free box computer for embedded applications in transportation, e.g., in trains.

It offers a SATA HDD/SSD shuttle providing the storage capacity necessary for entertainment servers or video surveillance systems, plus eMMC memory and an M.2 slot for PCIe based storage (NVMe).

Cost-Efficient High-End Processor Performance

The BL72E is based on AMD's Ryzen V1000 APU family featuring excellent power-per-watt performance and a Radeon Vega next-generation 3D graphics engine. With up to four high-performance processor cores and AMD virtualization support, and up to 32 GB soldered-down DDR4 SDRAM, the BL72E offers powerful computing for handling data intensive work loads efficiently, e.g. for implementation of complex algorithms for deep learning or machine intelligence.

Multi-Talent for Wireless Communication

The BL72E can take over typical on-board wireless functions, such as an Internet connection for passengers or locating the vehicle. A GNSS positioning interface is available. Two PCI Express Mini Card slots and two M.2 slots provide maximum flexibility in implementing mobile service standards up to 4G LTE or WLAN IEEE 802.11, and derivates.

A total of eight externally accessible micro-SIM card slots is available. As an option, the box can be delivered with a second I/O board offering additional LTE modems, storage and I/O.

Multitude of I/O

The BL72E supports one DisplayPort interface with maximum 4K resolution. A multitude of other I/O is available, including four Gigabit Ethernet, audio, two USB 3.0, RS232, RS422/RS485, IBIS. An MVB bus administrator or device or a CAN interface can optionally be implemented.

Railway-Compliant PSU with Ignition Function

The BL72E comes with a class S2 wide range power supply and complies to EN 50155. The power can be switched on and off using an ignition signal on the power connector.

Fanless Operation for Mobile Applications

The system offers long-term availability until 2029 and is designed for fanless operation at temperatures from -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C for up to 10 minutes). Its rugged aluminum housing with cooling fins serves as a heat sink and provides conduction cooling.

Features

  • AMD V1000 APU, up to 32 GB DDR4 DRAM
  • WLAN, 4G LTE, GNSS
  • 2.5" HDD/SSD, NVMe storage
  • Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, DisplayPort, Audio
  • RS232, RS422/RS485, IBIS
  • 2 slots for CAN, MVB
  • Class S2 wide-range power supply, incl. ignition
  • -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C), fanless
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)

Specifications

CPU
The following CPU types are supported:
  • AMD V1605B, 4 cores, 8 threads, 2.0 GHz, 12-25 W, 2 MB cache, Vega GPU with 8 CUs
  • AMD V1404I, 4 cores, 8 threads, 2.0 GHz, 15 W, 2 MB cache, Vega GPU with 8 CUs
Memory
System RAM
  • Soldered DDR4, ECC
  • 32 GB max.
Security
Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Mass Storage
  • eMMC (soldered); 16 GB
  • The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
    • SSD/HDD 2.5" (SATA)
    • SSD M.2 (NVMe)
Graphics
  • Processor graphics
  • Maximum resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 Hz
Wireless Functionality
Possible functions:
  • GNSS
  • LTE
  • WLAN
Interfaces
  • This product includes interface options
    • Different wireless functions depending on assembled wireless interface cards
    • Variable I/O in cutouts
  • SSD/HDD slot
    • 1 × SATA 2.5"; SATA Revision 3.x; externally accessible (shuttle)
    • 1 × M.2 2242 socket 3 Key M; NVMe(PCIe x1); internally accessible
  • Video
    • 1 × DisplayPort 1.2, for service
  • Audio
    • 1 × D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • S/PDIF output
    • Stereo line output, differential
    • Stereo line input, single-ended
  • USB
    • 2 × USB 3.0, Type A, for service
  • Ethernet
    • 4 × 10/100/1000BASE-T, M12, X-coded, receptacle
  • Wireless
    • GNSS antenna connector: 1 × SMA receptacle
  • M.2 Card
    • 2 × M.2 Card slot
    • Slot 1: M.2 3042 (LTE) socket 2 Key B; USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Slot 2: M.2 3042 (LTE) socket 2 Key B; USB 2.0, USB 3.0
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • 2 × PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • Slot 3: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
    • Slot 4: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
  • SIM card
    • 8 × micro-SIM card slot, externally accessible
  • Serial
    • 2 × RS422/RS485, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • 2 × RS232, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
  • IBIS
    • 1 × IBIS Slave, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, receptacle
  • LED
    • Status: board status (BMC), power status
    • Mass storage: power, activity
    • Ethernet: link, activity
    • User configurable: 4 ×
  • Cutout
    • Antenna connector options: RP-SMA receptacle, RP-SMA plug, SMA receptacle, SMA plug
    • D-Sub options: CAN bus, MVB
  • Power
    • 1 × power in, M12, A-coded, plug
    • Ignition input
  • Earthing connection
    • M6 screw
Supervision and Control
  • Board management controller
  • Temperature measurement
  • Watchdog timer
  • Real-time clock, buffered by supercapacitor (3 days)
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage: 24 V DC to 110 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
  • Power consumption: 40 W max.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: (W) 390 mm, (D) 215 mm, (H) 66 mm
  • Weight: 5.3 kg typ.
  • Mounting
    • Wall/flat surface
    • Rack in 19" cabinet
  • Cooling: Air cooling, natural convection, airflow 0.4 m/s
  • Protection rating: IP20
Product Compliance: Rail - Rolling Stock
  • Operating temperature: -40 °C to +70 °C, +85 °C for 10 min (EN 50155:2017, class OT4, ST1)
  • Rapid temperature variations: EN 50155:2017, class H1, no requirements
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C (EN 50155:2017) to +85 °C (EN 60068-2-2, Bb)
  • Altitude: +3000 m max. (EN 50125-1:2014, class AX)
  • Pollution degree: EN 50124-1:2017, class PD3
  • Humidity: +55 °C and +25 °C, 100 % RH max. (EN 50155:2017)
  • Shock: 30 ms @ 50 m/s² (EN 61373:2010/AC:2017-09, vehicle body, cat. 1, class B)
  • Vibration: 10 min @ 2.02 m/s² (functional) and 5 h @ 11.44 m/s² (long-life) (EN 61373:2010/AC:2017-09, vehicle body, cat. 1, class B x 2)
  • Power supply
    • General compliance with power supply requirements of EN 50155:2017
    • Interruption of voltage supply: 10 ms (EN 50155:2017, class S2)
  • Electrical safety
    • EN 50155:2017
    • EN 50153:2014 + A1:2017
    • EN 50124-1:2017
    • EN ISO 13732-1:2008
  • Fire protection: EN 45545-2:2013 + A1:2015, HL3
  • EMC emission
    • EN 50121-3-2:2016
    • EMV 06:2019-05-09 (2.0), Anhang E: Messung an Geräten
  • EMC immunity: EN 50121-3-2:2016
  • Protective coatings: EN 50155:2017, class PCX (As agreed between user and supplier)
  • Useful life: 20 years (EN 50155:2017, class L4)
Product Compliance: Radio Equipment
EMC basic compliance: The product is prepared to comply with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED). Standards compliance depends on the assembled radio (wireless) device.
Reliability
MTBF: 210 067 h predicted @ 40 °C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
BIOS/Boot Loader
AMI Aptio UEFI Firmware
Software Support

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