QorIQ-based safety-critical embedded computing board for industrial uses offered by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa., 17 May 2016. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the NXP Freescale QorIQ-based CB30C safety-critical single-board computer for embedded computing control systems in demanding industrial and mobile environments.

May 17th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

BLUE BELL, Pa., 17 May 2016. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the NXP Freescale QorIQ-based CB30C safety-critical single-board computer for embedded computing control systems in demanding industrial and mobile environments.

The board integrates a functional safety architecture with a rugged, low power, small form factor (SFF), and is based on the VITA 59 Rugged COM Express (RCE) standard.

Safety-critical operation defines the CB30C, which is fail-silent and fail-safe. A dedicated safe supervisor (SUPV) that meets EN 50129 SIL 2 oversees the hardware and monitors all environmental conditions, such as voltage, temperature, shock and vibration.

If safe operation of the CPU subsystem cannot be guaranteed, the SUPV puts the board in a fail-silent state, shutting down board power to stop all external communications.

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In fail-safe mode, such during an overvoltage, the CB30C enters a non-recoverable, disabled state that requires factory inspection before returning to field use.

The aluminum conduction-cooled housing complies with the COM Express Basic form factor and type 6 pin-out. It also shields the COM from EMC and makes the CB30C suitable for fanless systems. The board is available without the aluminum frame in a standard COM.0 COM Express version, as well.

Based on an QorIQ single-core (P1013) or dual-core (P1022) processor, the CB30C runs as fast as 1 GHz. An onboard event logger helps analyze errors, while reducing software overhead. Memory resources include as much as 2 gigabytes of soldered DDR3 with ECC support and as much as 128 megabytes of boot Flash.

All components are soldered for ruggedness. An optional conformal coating is available. For more information contact MEN Micro online at www.menmicro.com.

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