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  • Ready to Roll: Rail & Public Transport Computers

    Electronic embedded systems for vehicle and wayside control, supervision and communication, infotainment and security, wireless and wired network solutions in today’s IoT world

  • menTCS - MEN Train Control System

    The menTCS is an open and modular railway computer platform based exclusively on standard hardware and software. It is certifiable up to SIL 4 in its single parts and complies with the EN 50155 and EN 50125-3 / EN 50121-4 railway standards.

  • menRDC - MEN Railway Data Center

    menRDC – the MEN Railway Data Center is a system-based family for various functions needed for the IT infrastructure in railway environments. The combination of a storage system, an Ethernet switch, and a main server unit control all modern non-vital railway applications.

  • BL51E - Rugged Box PC for Transportation with Intel Apollo Lake I

    The BL51E is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer for in-vehicle functions like Passenger Information Systems (PIS), surveillance and storage based on Intel Atom E3900.

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Reliable Solutions for Rail & Public Transport Applications

At MEN, our standard products and wide range of tailored and customized solutions have been deployed in busses, trains and wayside – operating successfully in thousands of vehicles worldwide.

Since the mid 1990ties MEN has been developing solutions for the railway market, and was certified to the IRIS railway quality management system in 2009. Our public transport product offering benefits from our core competencies such as robust and safe designs, modular concepts, and flexible FPGA architectures for standard and custom applications like:

  • Passenger Information Systems (PIS content server and central communication)
  • Passenger information displays
  • Driver desk displays
  • Internet access for infotainment
  • Wireless service and diagnosis
  • Ticketing
  • Signaling and wayside control
  • ATO / ATP Systems
  • Track measurement

To fulfill the rail- and road-specific environmental and development quality standards, MEN works with market-proven procedures, technologies and components. Our solutions are always compliant with EN 50155 (railways) in all its parts or ISO 7637-2 (automotive E-mark), and come partly with safety certifications up to SIL 4.

Products

Complete Computer Systems for Rail Applications

Railway Computer

MEN Railway Data Center

menRDC

A combination of different functions needed for the IT infrastructure in railway environments.

MEN Train Control System

menTCS

A platform designed for safety-critical train applications, based on defined open standards for hardware, software and communication.

COTS Systems for Rail & Public Transport

MA50C – menTCS Vital AAR System Controller
The MA50C is the controller of the AAR sub-family of the menTCS Train Control System for safety-critical vehicle or wayside applications like PTC, ATO/ATC or ATP - only available in a project context.
 
  • SIL 4 modular Train Control System menTCS
  • Certified safe CPU board with 3 CPUs
  • Certified safe I/O boards
  • QNX safe operating system available
  • Certification packages available
  • Optional MVB, RS232, RS422, RS485, CAN, GPS
  • IP65 / NEMA-4 protected housing
  • For rolling stock and wayside applications
  • AAR S-9401 compliant housing concept - functional product only available in project context
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MH50C – menTCS Vital System Controller
The MH50C is the central component of the menTCS train control system for safety-critical vehicle or wayside applications like ATO/ATC or ATP based on ERTMS/ETCS, PTC, PZB/Indusi or ZUB.
 
  • SIL 4 modular Train Control System menTCS
  • Certified safe CPU board with 3 CPUs
  • Certified safe I/O boards
  • QNX safe operating system available
  • Certification packages available
  • Extensible by distributed safe I/O boxes connected via real-time Ethernet
  • Optional MVB, RS232, RS422, RS485, CAN, GPS
  • Compact 40 HP application-ready system
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
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KT8 – menTCS Remote I/O Extension for 8 Cards
KT8 is a safe remote I/O box certifiable up to SIL 4 for TCS applications like train control, ATO or ATP using the menTCS Train Control System.
 
  • SIL 4 modular Train Control System menTCS
  • Certified safe I/O boards
  • QNX safe operating system available
  • Certification packages available
  • Distributed safe I/O and controller boxes connected via real-time Ethernet
  • Compact 40 HP housing for remote locations
  • Full EN 50155 compliance
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
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MH70R – Main Server with Intel Xeon D for menRDC
The MH70R main server is the central component of the menRDC railway data center with an Intel Xeon D CPU board offering 10 Gb and Gb Ethernet, USB 3.0 as well as wireless communication and storage.
 
  • Intel Xeon D-1500 (Broadwell DE) CPU with up to 16 cores
  • 2 × 10 Gb Ethernet and 1 × 1 Gb Ethernet
  • 3G/4G, wireless and GPS modem slots
  • Hot-swappable SATA Rev. 3.x HDD/SSD 2.5" slots
  • Compact 40 HP application-ready rack- or wall-mounted system
  • Modular design
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MH70S – Rugged Data Storage & NAS Computer with Intel Core i3/i5/i7
The MH70S is a modular turn-key 4U 40 HP storage PC which meets the requirements of storage intensive applications such as digital video recorders, content servers or Network Attached Storage systems.
 
  • Compact 40 HP turn-key system
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
  • Fanless operation or forced-air cooling
  • Intel Core i7 or Celeron, TPM optional
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • Up to 20 TB storage capacity (depending on RAID level and HDD sizes)
  • Up to 5 hot-swappable HDD/SSD carriers in different RAID configurations
  • Single or redundant power supplies or uninterruptible power supply (AC or DC)
  • Optional PCI Express Mini Card slots for WLAN, GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), GPS or GLONASS functionality
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NH30 – Rugged Fully Managed 29 Gbit/s Ethernet Switch
The NH30 is a turn-key 4U 40 HP network switch platform with carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities offering a seamless throughput of 29 Gbit/s.
 
  • Compact 4U, 40 HP turn-key Layer 2/3 switch solution
  • Rack-mounted or wall-mounted
  • Fanless operation or forced-air cooling
  • Single or redundant power supplies or uninterruptible power supply (AC or DC)
  • Up to six slots for RJ45, M12 (A or X-Coded) or SFP line cards
  • PoE+ / non-PoE power sourcing Ethernet ports in mixed configuration
  • Switch firmware production-ready installed
  • System supervision (temperature, fan, power supply) optional
  • EN 50155 class TX compliant (railways)
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DC17 – Rugged 12.1" Panel PC with Touch Screen
The DC17 is a rugged, fanless and maintenance-free human-machine interface (HMI) for the train driver cabin desk, for example as the operator display for CCTV control, diagnosis and maintenance, or fleet management.
Product Highlight
  • 12.1" display with LED backlight
  • 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
  • AMD Embedded G-Series
  • Wireless communication 2G, 3G, 4G, WLAN, GNSS
  • MVB interface
  • All external interfaces on M12 connectors
  • -40°C to +70°C operating temperature
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • Compliant to IP65 (front) and EN 50155 (railway)
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DC15 – Rugged 10.4" Panel PC with Front Keys or Touch Screen
The DC15 is a rugged, fanless and maintenance-free human-machine interface (HMI) for the train driver cabin desk, interfacing for example as display control unit of the Computer Based Train Control system (CBTC) to the Automated Train Operation...
 
  • 10.4" display with LED backlight
  • 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
  • AMD Embedded G-Series
  • Wireless communication 2G, 3G, 4G, WLAN, GNSS
  • MVB interface
  • All external interfaces on M12 connectors
  • -40 to +70°C operating temperature
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • Compliant to IP65 (front) and EN 50155 (railway)
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DC13 – Rugged 8.4" Panel PC with Front Keys
The DC13 is a rugged, fanless and maintenance-free human-machine interface (HMI) for the train driver cabin desk, for example as the operator display for CCTV control, diagnosis and maintenance, or fleet management.
 
  • 8.4" 4:3 TFT LCD panel
  • 800 x 600 pixels resolution
  • Intel Atom E600 series
  • 1 USB 2.0 Type A
  • 1 Fast Ethernet on M12
  • Power supply via PoE Class 0
  • -30 to +70°C (+85°C) operating temperature
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • IP65 compliant
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DC2 – Rugged 10.4" Touch Panel PC
The panel PC DC2 is a rugged, fanless and maintenance-free human-machine interface for interactive applications in transportation and industrial automation.
 
  • 10.4" 4:3 TFT LCD with capacitive touch panel
  • 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
  • Intel Atom processor
  • 2 Fast Ethernet, 2 USB
  • Wide-range PSU, 12/24 VDC nom.
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • Compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive), IP65 (front), IP20 (rear)
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BL51E – Rugged Box PC for Transportation with Intel Apollo Lake-I
The BL51E is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer for in-vehicle functions like Passenger Information Systems (PIS), surveillance and storage based on Intel Atom E3900.
Product Highlight
  • Intel Atom E3900 series
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • 1 HDD/SSD shuttle
  • 4 Gb Ethernet ports, 2 ports with PoE
  • 4 PCI Express Mini Card slots with micro-SIM slots
  • WLAN, 4G LTE, GPS or GLONASS
  • 2 USB 2.0, 2 DisplayPort, 1 CAN, 4 UARTs
  • 24 and 36 VDC nom. class S2 PSU, with ignition
  • -40°C to +85°C, fanless
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BL70W – Rugged Box PC for Transportation with Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7
The BL70W is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer, based on the Intel Core and Celeron families. It is used as railway communication and management computer, and - thanks to its built-in multitude of wireless...
 
  • Intel Core i7, 3rd generation
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • 4 PCI Express Mini Card slots each with dual SIM for GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), WLAN, 9 antenna cut-outs
  • GPS/GLONASS interface
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 2.0, 2 DisplayPorts
  • 1 RS232, 1 RS422/485
  • 3 flexible slots for IBIS, RS232, RS422/485 or CAN
  • 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. class S2 power supply, incl. ignition
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
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BL50S – Rugged Box PC for Transportation with AMD G-Series
The BL50S is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer, based on an AMD dual-core T48N. It is used as train maintenance, surveillance and diagnosis computer, and - thanks to its built-in storage capacities - as railway...
 
  • 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 PCI Express Mini Card slot with 2 SIM slots for WLAN, GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), GPS or GLONASS functionality
  • 2 slots for IBIS, RS232, RS485, RS422
  • 24 and 36 VDC nom. class S2 PSU, with ignition
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
  • Conformal coating of internal components
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NM50 – IOT & Gateway Computer or WLAN Access Point
The NM50 is a fanless and maintenance-free mobile wireless access point with IP30 protection designed for use in rolling stock and automotive applications and harsh environmental conditions.
 
  • NXP PowerPC QorIQ P1013, 800 MHz
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports on M12 connectors
  • 1 USB 2.0 Type A port, 1 USB 2.0 Type B port
  • Up to 6 antennas on RP-TNC connectors
  • Wireless LAN according to IEEE802.11b/g/n
  • Aluminum housing with IP30 protection
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
  • Dual RF, simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band support
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NM10 – Unmanaged 8-Port Industrial Ethernet Switch
The NM10 family is a range of fanless, smart managed and maintenance-free Ethernet switches with IP40 protection, specifically designed for use in rolling stock and automotive applications operating in extremely rugged environmental conditions.
 
  • Smart Managed 8-port rugged Ethernet switch
  • M12 D, A or X-coded connectors on the front panel
  • 10/100 (Fast) or 10/100/1000 Mbit/s variants
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • Ultra wide range power supply input (14.4 to 154 VDC) with interruption class S2
  • -40°C to +85°C with qualified components
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
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NM11 – Unmanaged 8-Port Industrial Ethernet Switch with PoE
The NM11 family is a range of fanless and maintenance-free Power over Ethernet switches with IP40 protection, which have been specifically designed for use in rolling stock and automotive applications operating in extremely rugged environmental...
 
  • Smart managed 8-port rugged Ethernet switch
  • PoE+ Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), up to 61.6 W output power
  • M12 D, A or X-coded connectors on the front panel
  • 10/100 (Fast) or 10/100/1000 Mbit/s variants
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • Ultra wide range power supply input (14.4 to 154 VDC) with interruption class S2
  • -40°C to +85°C with qualified components
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
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NM30 – Fully Managed 8-Port Industrial Ethernet Switch
The NM30 family is a range of 8-port fanless and maintenance-free managed Ethernet switches with IP40 protection, developed specifically for rough environmental conditions in rolling stock and automotive applications.
 
  • Fully managed 8-port rugged Ethernet switch
  • M12 D, A or X-Coded connectors on the front panel
  • 10/100 (Fast) or 10/100/1000 Mbit/s variants
  • 29 Gbit/s carrier grade switching matrix
  • ITU G.8031/G.8032 Ethernet Linear/Ring Protection
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • Ultra wide range power supply input (14.4 to 154 VDC) with interruption class S2
  • -40°C to +70 (+85)°C with qualified components
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
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NM31 – Fully Managed 8-Port Industrial Ethernet Switch with PoE
The NM31 family is a range of 8-port fanless and maintenance-free managed Power over Ethernet switches with IP40 protection, developed specifically for rough environmental conditions in rolling stock and automotive applications.
 
  • Fully managed 8-port rugged Ethernet switch
  • M12 D, A or X-Coded connectors on the front panel
  • 10/100 (Fast) or 10/100/1000 Mbit/s variants
  • 29 Gbit/s carrier grade switching matrix
  • ITU G.8031/G.8032 Ethernet Linear/Ring Protection
  • PoE+ Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE ), up to 60 W output power
  • Fanless and maintenance-free design
  • Ultra wide range power supply input (14.4 to 154 V DC) with interruption class S2
  • -40°C to +70 (+85)°C with qualified components
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BC50R – Rugged IP65 Box PC for Transportation with AMD G-Series
The BC50R is an ultra-rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer for applications like data acquisition and data logging, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-land-communication, based on an AMD dual-core T48N.
 
  • AMD Embedded G-Series APU
  • IP65-protected housing
  • Ethernet, USB 2.0, CAN, Serial I/O at front
  • WLAN, GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G) via 2 PCI Express Mini Card slots
  • GPS or GLONASS
  • 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. class S2 power supply, incl. ignition
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
  • Compliant to ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)
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BL70S – Rugged Box PC for Transportation with Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7
The BL70S is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer, based on the Intel Core and Celeron families. It is used as train maintenance, surveillance and diagnosis computer, and - thanks to its built-in storage capacities -...
 
  • Intel Core i7, 3rd generation
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • RAID 0/1, hot-pluggable on 2 HDD/SSD shuttles
  • 4-port Gb Ethernet switch with PoE
  • 1 Gb Ethernet uplink
  • 1 PCI Express Mini Card slot with 2 SIM slots for WLAN, GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), GPS or GLONASS functionality
  • 2 slots for IBIS, RS232, RS485, RS422
  • 24 and 36 VDC nom. class S2 PSU, with ignition
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
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BL50W – Rugged Box PC for Transportation with AMD G-Series
The BL50W is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer, based on an AMD dual-core T48N. It is used as railway communication and management computer, and - thanks to its built-in multitude of wireless interfaces - as...
 
  • AMD Embedded G-Series APU
  • 4 PCI Express Mini Card slots each with dual SIM for GSM (2G), UMTS (3G), LTE (4G), WLAN, 9 antenna cut-outs
  • GPS/GLONASS interface
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 2.0, 2 DisplayPorts
  • 1 RS232, 1 RS422/485
  • 3 flexible slots for IBIS, RS232, RS422/485 or CAN
  • 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. class S2 power supply, incl. ignition
  • -40 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
  • Conformal coating of internal components
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BC50M – Rugged Box PC for Transportation with AMD G-Series
The BC50M is a rugged, fanless EN 50155 railway and E-Mark automotive box computer for board computer and graphics display applications, based on an AMD dual-core T48N.
 
  • 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 to +85°C operating temperature, fanless
  • Conformal coating of internal components
  • Compliant to EN 50155 (railways)
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COTS Board Level Products for Rail & Public Transport

F75P – Vital Embedded Single Board Computer, 3 Intel Atom E6xx
The F75P is an x86 Intel Atom E680T based fail-safe vital embedded computer, certifiable up to SIL 4 with onboard dual redundancy for functional safety and a third CPU for I/O communication. It targets safety-critical applications in embedded...
 
  • 2x Intel Atom E6xx, 512 MB DDR2 RAM (each) for onboard dual redundancy
  • 1x Intel Atom E6xx, 1 GB DDR2 for I/O
  • Independent supervisors for each block
  • Fail-safe board architecture
  • Clustering of two F75P to raise availability
  • Event logging
  • Certifiable up to SIL 4 (with report from TÜV SÜD)
  • SIL 4 certification packages available for hardware and software (QNX)
  • Developed according to EN 50129, EN 50128 and IEC 61508
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CB30C – Vital Rugged COM Express Module with QorIQ P1022
The CB30C CPU is a QorIQ P1022 based Rugged COM Express module for safety-related applications with SIL 2 report from TÜV SÜD, meeting EN 50128 & EN 50129 for railway transport and IEC 61508 for industrial automation. The CB30C supports conductive...
 
  • NXP QorIQ P1022 CPU
  • Up to 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM with ECC, soldered
  • Safe supervisor
  • Fail-safe board architecture
  • Event logging
  • SIL 2 with report from TÜV SÜD (EN 50128, EN 50129, IEC 61508)
  • EN 50155, class TX compliance
  • -40°C to +85°C Tcase qualified
  • Conduction cooling
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F701 – MVB Interface Board
The F701 is a MVB (Multifunction Vehicle Bus) EMD/ESD+ to CompactPCI interface and consists of an IEC 61375 (TCN) compliant MVB controller, a local CPU and a CompactPCI slave interface.
 
  • 4HP 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI
  • MVB Interface EMD/ESD+ according to IEC 61375 (TCN Standard)
  • MVB Bus Administrator
  • 4096 Process Data ports
  • Message Data stack
  • Driver support for WinXP, Win7 32/64bit and Linux
  • -40°C to +70°C screened
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G25A – Embedded Single Board Computer with Intel Xeon D
The G25A is an x86 PC based embedded computer for industrial automation and railway transportation, featuring the Intel Xeon D-1500 processor of the Broadwell-DE server family with up to 16 cores. The SBC is a COTS platform for virtualization in an...
 
  • Intel Xeon D-1500 (Broadwell DE)
  • Up to 16 cores
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • 2 10 Gb Ethernet, 1 Gb Ethernet, 1 USB 3.0, 1 RS232 for configuration
  • 4 HP system master and peripheral slot
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial
  • microSD card slot
  • Standard rear I/O: 28 PCIe lanes, 2 USB 3.0, 6 SATA, 4 Gb Ethernet
  • VGA, RS232, RS422/485 and USB 3.0 available on special I/O board
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The Right Partner for Rolling-Stock & Wayside Applications

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Quality from the Beginning

Quality in design is a deciding factor for the reliability of the electronics for in-vehicle and wayside operation. During the design process, the reliability of the electronics has to be defined under given environmental impacts and for a desired period of time.

Quality in design is a deciding factor for the reliability of the electronics for in-vehicle and wayside operation. During the design process, the reliability of the electronics has to be defined under given environmental impacts and for a desired period of time.

MEN works according to the V-model and the RAMS method (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) to ensure that systems are defined, hazard and safety analyses are carried out, hazard rates are determined and detailed checks as well as safety verifications are made.

Hazard and safety analysis methods range from the well-known MTBF and MTBR calculations to FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and BITE identification as well as Fault Tree Analysis, which are all used to achieve the RAMS goals.

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Certified Safety

It is one thing to make a system safe, but another to make it safe and cost-effective. MEN has gathered vast experience with various architectures, which are used for implementing functional safety. It has become our goal to make safe computers modular and available “off the shelf”– and to make them certifiable “off the shelf”.

It is one thing to make a system safe, but another to make it safe and cost-effective. MEN has gathered vast experience with various architectures, which are used for implementing functional safety. It has become our goal to make safe computers modular and available “off the shelf”– and to make them certifiable “off the shelf”.

Our products for safety-critical applications are developed according to railway standards EN 50126, EN 50128 and EN 50129 in order to reach safety integrity levels SIL 1 to SIL 4.

One of the key design elements of a safety-critical system is redundancy. The complex architecture of such systems solutions that are also safe.

A safe system architecture, both in hardware and in software, can have different structures of redundant sub-units, enhanced by diversity, and considering the relation between safety, availability and cost. Other considerations to achieve functional safety include supervisors, determinism and event logging.

Safe computers from MEN operate with different kinds of onboard redundancy according to their needs in hardware and in software resulting in fail-safe, fail-silent or fail-operational solutions. They help customers shorten their time to market by providing market-specific certification support packages in combination with safe real-time operating system support.

Due to our experience in safety-critical vehicle and wayside applications we support our customers in their end-system certification process. Some of our COTS products are already prepared for certification up to SIL 4 reducing development and certification costs with a fast time-to-market.

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Robustness

MEN‘s rugged and reliable embedded computers withstand harsh environments with extreme temperatures, shock and vibration (all components soldered down, proven connectors only) dust, humidity and chemical influence (conformal coating) as well as EMC disturbances (impact and output).

MEN‘s rugged and reliable embedded computers withstand harsh environments with extreme temperatures, shock and vibration (all components soldered down, proven connectors only) dust, humidity and chemical influence (conformal coating) as well as EMC disturbances (impact and output).

The hardware is designed for –40 °C to +70 °C (up +85 °C for 10 minutes in accordance with EN 50155 Tx) and dissipates heat by convection and/or conduction cooling. The latter makes the enclosure itself a heat radiator and lowers maintenance efforts as well as protects the electronics from dust and water.

Our own environmental test laboratories help us monitor and prove the quality of the products from the development phase up to pre-qualification status, with respect to the applicable market norms.

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MEN - Long-Term Availability & Time to Market

Long-Term Availability and Time to Market

The combination of modular and scalable hardware platforms – with form-fit-function successor architectures, a comprehensive obsolescence management and in-house production – guarantees that a perfectly reliable product can be delivered for an operation period of up to 30 years.

The combination of modular and scalable hardware platforms – with form-fit-function successor architectures, a comprehensive obsolescence management and in-house production – guarantees that a perfectly reliable product can be delivered for an operation period of up to 30 years.

With such embedded computing solutions MEN supports the effort of the public transport industries to migrate from independent functional units to interoperable general purpose platforms. The general purpose platform for all vital functions rolling stock and wayside is the menTCS/MTCS. For non-vital functions such a platform – similar to a PC running virtualization – does not perform any vehicle function, but provides communication, computing and storage resources to any application.

For modern public transport electronics it is important to provide the ability for upgrades and modifications with minimized cost during long product life-cycles. This is why our systems are on the one hand based on modular and scalable concepts, and on the other hand on open industry standards in software and hardware.

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Built on Open Standards

Unlike existing solutions that are proprietary and show a fixed hardware/software configuration which is closed to the access of the end user, MEN offers computer systems solely based on well-introduced industry standard platforms from component level via the system interfaces up to the communication and application interfaces.

Unlike existing solutions that are proprietary and show a fixed hardware/software configuration which is closed to the access of the end user, MEN offers computer systems solely based on well-introduced industry standard platforms from component level via the system interfaces up to the communication and application interfaces.

The advantage of open platforms is the separation of the rail service from the electronic control system behind – allowing railway system suppliers to concentrate on their core business. It also facilitates the market entry for small and medium-size companies.

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Software Support

MEN’s public transport computer hardware operates in Windows and Linux environments and comes with BSPs for the important real-time operating systems.

MEN’s public transport computer hardware operates in Windows and Linux environments and comes with BSPs for the important real-time operating systems.

For safety-related vital platforms Sysgo’s PikeOS, Wind River’s VxWorks 7 as well as Green Hills’ Integrity and QNX are available – partly already pre-certified together with the computer hardware up to SIL 4.

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COTS and Custom Solutions

It is MEN's goal to find the most cost effective solution for the application to be implemented. While using as many standard COTS components as possible, parts of the solution may include customization on system level, board level and component level (in FPGA).

It is MEN's goal to find the most cost effective solution for the application to be implemented. While using as many standard COTS components as possible, parts of the solution may include customization on system level, board level and component level (in FPGA).

FPGA Design
Increased I/O flexibility for standard and custom computer boards, long-term availability and qualification for extended operating temperature make FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) a key technology for time- and cost-critical embedded applications.

System Design

Receiving the entire system solution from a single supplier makes project management easier for the client. Final qualification and tests include board interoperability, PSU, backplane and cabling, other tests refer to the in-system EMC behavior and thermal analysis with hot-spot detection. Software is pre-installed, application software can also be installed and tested. Test reports are provided and MTBF calculations can be prepared according to IEC/TR 62380.

Built-to-Order
Designing an individual system from standard components speeds up time to market significantly. Such systems have short delivery times, do not require a minimum order quantity and can be used to check out configuration possibilities.

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