ADLINK's fanless cPCI-3620 processor blade targets railway control apps - Embedded.com

ADLINK’s fanless cPCI-3620 processor blade targets railway control apps

ADLINK Technology's new 3U CompactPCI processor blade, the cPCI-3620, runs on a low-power, quad-core Intel Atom System-on-Chip (SoC) carrying up to 4GB DDR3L-1333 ECC soldered memory, and provides ample computing power with a thermal envelope of less than 10W. A fanless system compliant with EN50155, the cPCI-3620 features outstanding anti-vibration capabilities, excellent reliability and is well-suited for rolling stock applications, such as Automatic Train Control (ATC) for both wayside and onboard scenarios.

ATC system examples include Automatic Train Protection (ATP), Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO). ATO systems use an onboard controller to collect wayside signals and compute optimized speed curves. The braking profiles help to enable automated travel between stations with appropriate speed and smooth stops at the correct location in each station.

The cPCI-3620 has been fully tested for the railway operating environment in order to support EN50155 compliance. Other features, such as a fanless design, extra-wide operating temperature range from -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °C to +85 °C with airflow), EMC/EMI protection, hot-swappability, MIL-STD M12 connectors for GbE ports and DB-9 USB ports, further reinforce the product’s reliability and longevity to make it ideal for railway applications which are prone to shock, vibration and electromagnetic interference.

ADLINK’s cPCI-3620 supports an ADLINK-developed intelligent middleware called SEMA (Smart Embedded Management Agent), which allows system operators to monitor system health status and handle management tasks. It helps prevent system failure, enabling diagnosis and troubleshooting to minimize system downtime.

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