AMD G-Series APU powers PC for data-intensive industrial applications

June 13, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
MEN's BC50I modular box PC hosts a high-performance processor from the AMD Embedded G-Series, multiple I/Os, a wide-range PSU with 16 to 36 V and a robust, maintenance-free enclosure; it is suited for demanding industrial applications.

The latest box PC from this family has been developed especially for industrial applications, for example, for machine monitoring and control or for use in utility vehicles and robots. The BC50I is based on the AMD T48N G-Series APU with a core frequency of 1.4 GHz. If less or more is needed in terms of graphics performance and power consumption, any other APU of the Embedded G-Series can be selected. At the front, two Gigabit Ethernet channels are available on RJ45 connectors, as well as two USB and two D-Sub connectors for serial interfaces or CAN bus. Two DisplayPorts with a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 pixels each deliver HD quality for graphics applications. Antenna connectors for a PCI Express Mini card slot can also be accessed at the front. 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM, a microSD and an mSATA slot provide the necessary mass storage capacity.

The BC50I is equipped with a 16 to 36 V wide-range power supply and is able to operate in a -40 to +70°C environment. Together with the robust and conduction-cooled housing the BC50I is a safe solution for high requirements. Pricing starts from €995 for single units.