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  • Men Mikro Elektronik GmbH
  • Neuwieder Straße 3-7
  • 90411 Nürnberg
  • http://www.men.de
  • Ansprechpartner
  • Beatrice Schüpferling
  • +49 (911) 99335-319

SIL 2 Certificate for QorIQ COM Module

(PresseBox) (Nuremberg, )
  • Rugged COM Express module
  • SIL 2 certificate from TÜV SÜD now available
  • NXP QorIQ P1022 CPU
  • Up to 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM with ECC, soldered
  • Safety-relevant monitoring functions
  • Fail-safe and fail-silent board architecture, event logging
  • In accordance with EN 50126, EN 50128 and EN 50129
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
The Rugged COM Express (RCE) module CB30C has been developed according to railway standards EN 50128 (software) and EN 50129 (hardware) and has now received the SIL 2 certification from TÜV SÜD. Due to its robust design, it is particularly suitable for safety-critical applications, e.g., in rail or bus transport, but also in demanding industrial applications.

Safety with a Small Footprint for Railway Applications

The CB30C complies with the requirements of the EN 50218 and EN 50129 standards for software, system and hardware development in railways. Within these standards, the RCE module is now certified to safety integrity level SIL 2 and comes with the appropriate certification package, which includes the safety case and the certification report from TÜV SÜD. The package will simplify the certification process of the final system considerably and will consequently shorten the project time.

To achieve the SIL 2 level, the board is monitored by a specially developed CPLD (Complex Programmable Logic Device) supervisor. In case the defined operating conditions like the supply voltage or temperature reach the critical limits, the safe supervisor interrupts the power to the subsystem, ensuring all external communications are stopped. With the onboard event logger error states can be read out and analyzed.

According to the Rugged COM Express standard, the CB30C is embedded in a solid aluminum frame protecting the electronics against environmental impacts like humidity, dust or electromagnetic radiation and additionally supporting operation in the extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C via conduction cooling. And, of course the complete design is compliant to the EN 50155 railway standard.

Based on the QorIQ single core P1013 or dual core P1022 processor from NXP, the CB30C running at up to 1 GHz has an excellent performance per watt. With its focus on safe design, the CB30C still offers ample I/O functionality, including up to three Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express interfaces, two SATA channels, up to four USB ports and UARTs.

The CB30C complies with the COM Express Basic form factor and type 6 pin-out. A COM Express version without the aluminum frame is also on offer.

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Men Mikro Elektronik GmbH

“Reliable Embedded Computing for a World in Motion.”

Since its founding in 1982, MEN Mikro Elektronik has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop and produce standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company - with approx. 300 employees worldwide - provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in mobile, industrial and safety-critical applications.

- Safe computers and systems certifiable up to SIL 4 and DAL-A
- Robust built-to-order box PCs
- Panel PCs for HMIs and digital signage
- Pre-configured built-to-order 19” systems
- Rugged CompactPCI boards and systems
- Network components in compact box format or 40 HP format
- Robust computer-on-modules for individual system designs

For individual requirements, starting with development through design-in and beyond, MEN provides its customers with advice and support as well as with system design, configuration and environmental qualification in accordance with industry standards.

The company’s core competencies encompass x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems. Additional expertise includes RAMS and obsolescence management as well as the development of computing hardware for operation in harsh and extreme environmental conditions. Development, production and on-site testing laboratories guarantee traceability and high-quality products.

MEN Mikro Elektronik's computer solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the rail and public transport markets and the embedded electronics markets (automation, aerospace, power & energy, off-road, medical, marine and other industries).

The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (environment), EN 9100 (aerospace) and IRIS (railway) quality management systems, provides systems according to ISO 7637-2 (road traffic) requirements and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances, including VITA and PICMG.

MEN Mikro Elektronik is a member of:

- AMD Fusion Partner Program
- ARINC (Aeronautical Radio Incorporated)
- BavAIRia (Cluster for innovative aerospace technology in Bavaria)
- CNA (Center for Transportation & Logistics Neuer Adler e.V.)
- Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance
- NXP Design Alliance
- Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)
- PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group)
- PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group)
- RSSI (Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. Trade Association)
- Unife (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes)
- USB-IF (Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum, Inc.)
- VITA (VMEbus International Trade Association)
- Wind River (Partner Eco System)
- ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association)