MEN Mikro Elektronik has announced the release of the BC50M box computer based on the latest AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The robust and maintenance-free BC50M (formerly called the BC1) is based on an innovative modular design that offers flexible display and I/O solutions with optimal performance for mobile applications such as use in trains, commercial vehicles, airplanes and mobile machines.

Leading-Edge Graphics for Buses and Railway as a new option the BC50M can be equipped with the new AMD Embedded G-T16R APU with a power consumption of just 2.3 watts on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power (TDP). This new system complements the existing 1.4GHz dual-core AMD Embedded G-T48N APU with AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics standard system as well as the high-end AMD Embedded G-T65N APU with AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics version.

"The new AMD Embedded G-T16R APU targets very low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive designs while maintaining the computing and graphics performance embedded customers demand," said Mike Greig, director, product marketing, AMD Embedded Solutions. "In combination with the robust and fanless design, MEN’s box and display computers are an attractive solution, especially for temperature-critical, mobile graphics applications."

If an application requires more or less graphical performance and power consumption, product designers can select any model of AMD Embedded G-Series APU for use in the system. Thanks to the modular design of the BC50M box computer also the interfaces can be customised individually with minimal overhead based on design requirements for even greater system flexibility.

The two DisplayPort channels of the standard BC50M box computer model support a maximum resolution of 2560×1600 pixels each with dedicated graphic cards and up to 1920×1200 pixels in combination with the AMD G-T16R APU and are accessible from the front panel.

The antenna connectors for two PCI Express MiniCard slots are also conveniently located on the front panel. And that’s only one variant of many. Basically, up to 6 displays and a multitude of wireless functions with, e.g., 12 antenna connectors can be controlled.

The BC50M sets practically no limits for the user and its design and flexibility make it ideal for applications in mobile and safety-critical markets with high graphics demands.

Price starting from EUR 995 plus VAT for single units.