duagon BC51M

Rugged railways Intel Atom box PC

Manufacturer: duagon MEN
duagon BC51M

The duagon BC51M is a maintenance-free box computer that has been designed for use in vehicles, e.g. in trains, commercial vehicles, mobile machines or aeroplanes for applications such as Internet-On-Board, positioning via GNSS, entertainment or predictive maintenance. An MVB option is available to support integration into the Train Communication Network (TCN).

Wireless Communication

The BC51M can take over typical onboard wireless functions, whether it is an Internet connection for passengers or locating the vehicle. Two PCI Express Mini Card slots and two micro-SIM slots provide flexibility in implementing mobile service standards up to 4G LTE or WLAN/WLAN IEEE 802.11 and derivates.

Solid Processing Performance

The BC51M is powered by an Intel Atom processor from the E3900 series running at up to 1.6 GHz. Other dual/quad-core processors of the Intel Atom E3900 series can be used, giving high scalability in CPU performance. The box PC features 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM and offers an SD card slot. 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 aluminium housing with cooling fins serves as a heat sink for the internal electronics and in this way provides conduction cooling.

Railway-Compliant PSU with Ignition Function

The BC51M 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 voltage 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 I/O

The BC51M supports up to two DisplayPort interfaces with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 each. A multitude of other I/O is available at the front, including two Gigabit Ethernet, one USB 2.0, one HD audio and two slots for legacy serial I/O (RS232), CAN bus, MVB or IBIS.


CPU SpecThe following CPU types are supported:
• Intel Atom x5-E3930, dual-core, 1.3 GHz, 6.5 W
• Intel Atom x7-E3950, quad-core, 1.6 GHz, 12 W
ChipsetIntegrated into CPU
MemoryUp to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory, soldered
GraphicsIntegrated into CPU
2x DisplayPort 1.2a
Maximum resolution: 4096x2160 pixels @ 60 Hz, 24 bpp
Network2x 1000BASE-T, M12, X-coded, via front panel
StorageThe following mass storage devices can be assembled:
• SSD 2.5" (SATA)
• SD card
• HDD 2.5" (SATA)
The following mass storage devices are assembled:
• eMMC (soldered); 32 GB
USB1x USB 2.0, Type A, via front panel
AudioHD Audio
• 1x, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
• Audio stereo in
• Audio stereo out
• SPDIF out
• Via front panel
BIOSAMI Aptio UEFI Firmware



ExpansionPCI 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
• Each slot with micro-SIM card slot, internally accessible
ElectricalSupply voltage:
• 24 V DC to 36 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
• 110 V DC nom. (EN 50155)
• 24 V DC nom. (ISO 7637-2)
• EN 50155 power interruption class S2

Isolation voltage 1,500 VDC
• Ethernet Port 1, Ethernet Port 2, power input, system ground (USB, Display Port, Audio...)
MechanicalDimensions: approx. 240 mm x 220 mm x 44.1 mm
Weight: 1.8 kg
Front protected according to IP20
SoftwareWindows 10 IoT Enterprise
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• -40 to +70°C; 10 min @ +85°C (EN 50155:2017, class OT4, class ST1, control cabinet)
• Air cooling, natural convection, airflow 0.4 m/s
• Fanless operation
Temperature range (storage): -40 to +85°C (EN 60068-2-1:2007, Ab; EN 60068-2-2:2007, Bb)
Humidity+25/+55°C, 95 % (EN 50155:2017)
Vibration10 min @ 1.01 m/s² and 5 h @ 5.72 m/s² (EN 61373:2010, vehicle body, cat. 1, class B)
Shock50 m/s² / 30 ms (EN 61373:2010, vehicle body, cat. 1, class B)
MTBF262,804 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety/CertificationElectrical Safety
• EN 50155:2017
• EN 50153:2014 + A1:2017
• EN 50124-1:2017
• EN ISO 13732-1:2006-09

Fire Protection
• EN 45545-2 (Railway) EN 45545-2:2013+A1:2015; EL9 (only PCB - attached components will be accepted)
• EN 50155:2017
EMCEMC Conformity (Automotive)
• EMC Radiated Emission: ECE R10 Rev.5
• EMC Conducted Emission: ECE R10 Rev.5
• EMC Immunity: ECE R10 Rev.5

EMC Conformity (Railway)
• EMC Radiated emission: EN 50121-3-2:2016, EMV 06
• EMC Conducted emission: EN 50121-3-2:2016
• EMC Immunity: EN 50121-3-2:2016

Product Compliance Radio Devices:
• EMC Radiated Emission: EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1
• EMC Conducted Emission: EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1
• EMC Immunity: EN 301 489-1 V2.1.1
Warranty2 Years


Ordering Details

Intel Atom x7-E3950, 1.6 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 DRAM, ECC, 32 GB eMMC, 24 VDC and 36 VDC nom. (10 V to 50.4 VDC) class S2 PSU with ignition, -40 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating, compliant to EN 50155, prepared for ISO 7637-2 (E-mark for automotive)

Intel Atom x7-E3950, 1.6 GHz, 8 GB DDR3 DRAM, ECC, 32 GB eMMC, 110 VDC nom. class S2 PSU with ignition, -40 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating, compliant to EN 50155

Starter Kit for Box PC containing:

  • 1x AC/DC power supply
  • 2x DisplayPort to DVI adapter (active)
  • 2x M12 to RJ45 Gbit Ethernet cable, X-coded
  • 4x HF cable with U.FL plug to RP-SMA plug
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