EMBEDDED COMPUTING: Rugged computer based on AMD APU introduced by MEN Micro

MEN Micro Inc. in Ambler, Pa., is introducing an enhanced version of the company's BC50M rugged box computer for rugged mobile applications, such as aircraft, trains, commercial vehicles, as well as mobile machines and equipment. The enhanced BC50M rugged computer uses the latest G-Series advanced processing unit (APU) from AMD.

The modular BC50M (formerly the BC1) is scalable, and offers graphical performance and low power consumption. The AMD Embedded G-T16R APU available in the BC50M offers an average power consumption for embedded computing of 2.3 watts or a thermal design power (TDP) as low as 4.5 watts. It features AMD's 1.4 GHz dual-core Embedded G-T48N APU with Radeon HD 6310 graphics as well as the high-end Embedded G-T56N APU with Radeon HD 6320 graphics. Two front panel-accessible DisplayPort channels, standard on the BC50M, support a maximum resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels with dedicated graphic cards and resolution to 1920 by 1200 pixels with the AMD G-T16R APU.

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