Fast Ethernet Interface Card for Train Control

Nürnberg, (PresseBox) -
  • 4 Ethernet channels, 100 Mbit/s
  • Real-time Ethernet capability
  • Optical isolation from other cards
  • Full EN 50155 compliance
  • -40 to +85°C qualified
  • Conformal coating
  • For rolling stock and wayside applications
The F305 network controller coming in 3U CompactPCI supports four fast Ethernet channels and real-time Ethernet functionality. Especially developed for rail applications, the card is equipped with robust M12 connectors on the front, is working in an extended temperature range from -40 to +85°C and complies with the EN 50155 railway standard.

Real-Time Ethernet for Modular Train Control System

The four fast Ethernet channels of the F305 network controller can connect over distances up to 100 m. The card supports full-duplex or half-duplex for 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX.

The F305 is available with or without a real-time Ethernet controller and extended connectivity, making it flexibly scalable to system requirements.
The one-slot CompactPCI card comes with robust M12 connectors, conformal coating, operates in an extended temperature range from -40 to +85°C and fulfills the requirements of the EN 50155 standard. The F305 is the perfect companion especially in demanding rail systems for rolling stock and wayside.

Due to its robust characteristics and real-time functionality the F305 plays a central role as a reliable network component in the MTCS Modular Train Control System from MEN.

MTCS is the very first open computer platform for automatic train operation and protection. All components inside MTCS communicate via real-time Ethernet and are connected via a ring topology, allowing the devices to be controlled from two directions. This architecture tolerates single faults and considerably raises the safety of the system.

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MEN Mikro Elektronik – Profile and Mission

“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 provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in industrial and safety-critical applications.

- Safe computers and systems certifiable up to SIL 4 and DAL-A
- Flexible, configurable and robust 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 transportation (rail & public transport, off-road & heavy vehicles, aerospace, marine) and industrial (automation, power & energy, medical) markets.
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.

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