Kontron adds TRACe B40x-TR platform to its line of EN50155-certified transportation computers

Kontron expands its TRACe family of operational computers designed specifically for the railway market: The Kontron TRACe-B40x-TR, a EN50155 certified fanless generic platform, features the latest Intel Atom E3900 series processors and 6th Generation Intel Core processors. The first released variant is the Kontron TRACe-B404-TR, based on the Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad-core @ 1.6 GHz high performance per watt processor, with 8 GB DDR3L memory and 32 GB SLC eMMC Flash.

The TRACe B40x-TR is an EN50155 compliant fanless transportation computer platform, specifically designed for rolling stock application where high processing capacity, low consumption, robustness and small size are needed to match system requirements. The first released variant is the TRACe B404-TR, based on Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad-core @ 1.6 GHz high performance per watt processor with soldered 8 GB DDR3L memory and 32 GB SLC eMMC Flash. Other variants will be made available later, based on Intel Atom x7-E3950 quad-core @ 1.6 GHz, Intel Core i3-6100U, or Intel Core i7-6600U processors when higher performance is needed.

TRACe-B40x-TR has two independent networks (2x LAN with M12 connectors). It comes with an ultra-wide range power supply (from 24 VDC to 110 VDC nominal input voltage range, including tolerance range of +/- 40% required according to EN 50155, meaning a voltage range between 14,4 VDC and 154 VDC) adapted to all types of railway vehicles from light rail vehicles to high speed trains.

The front plate operational connectors are electrically insulated in compliance to EN50155 standard with lockable M12 connectors. The rear plate hosts standard connectors (display port, USB 3.0/2.0, serial line) for maintenance purposes and is protected from dust and water during operations with a cover plate. Thanks to its modularity, the TRACe-B40x-TR product also accommodates several optional wireless interfaces (such as Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE, and GNSS), field busses (RS422/485, CAN, MVB, and others), SATA devices (up to two 2.5'' SSD) and/or additional optional I/Os (such as DIOs, Audio, and USB) to match any railway applications such as on-board CCTV, entertainment/infotainment PIS, or TCMS. Samples of the Kontron TRACe(TM) B404-TR are available now.

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