No matter whether computing performance at the edge of a network or embedded applications. The basis is always a reliable qualified computer. For bus & rail!

ModuCop

Our modular and flexibly expandable Railway Edge Computer ModuCop adapts to a wide variety of vehicle interfaces and thus represents the basic platform for numerous applications in the vehicle.

Performance

Outstanding performance on smallest installation space

  • Quad-Core ARM(R) Cortex A53; Cortex M4F
  • 2 GB DDR4
  • 16GB eMMC integrated
  • uSD Card slot
  • Power consumption < 8W

Interfaces

Highly integrated - and extendable

  • 2x 1GBit/s Ethernet
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 1x RS232
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
  • LTE CAT6
  • 2x Nano-Sim slot
  • 1x USB 2.0 (OTG-capable)
  • 1x UART service interface

Expandable through modular I/O extension concept

Power Supply

Optimized for rail vehicles & buses

Rail Vehicles:

  • 24...110V DC (nom.)
  • 14,4...154V DC wide range input
  • compliant to EN 50155:2017 - Class S2

Road Vehicles:

  • 12 / 24V DC (nom.)
  • 9...50V DC wide range input
  • compliant to ISO 7637-2

Mounting

For installation where no place left

  • DIN Rail TH35 via accessory
  • Wall mount via accessory
  • 19'' Rack-mount via accessory

ModuCop offers room for up to 9 extension modules

  • Height: 111.5 mm
  • Depth: 61.2 mm
  • Width depends on expansion stage
    • 1 ext. (4 slot / 28 HP); 142.3 mm
    • 3 ext. (6 slot / 42 HP); 213.2 mm
    • 9 ext. (12 slot / 42 HP); 426.8 mm

Product Family

A computing concept - constantly expanded

Due to the flexibility and scalability of the ModuCop family, we enable you to configure a product tailored to your application. And that in the smallest installation space.

Our Railway Edge Computer allows full flexibility in:

  • Computing Performance
  • Interfaces
  • Power Supplies
  • Mounting

Environmental & Certification

Qualified for rail vehicles & buses

Rail Vehicles:

  • CE-certificate
  • EN50155 compliant

Road Vehicles:

  • UN ECE R10 (E-mark)

Detailed environmental information can be found in the data sheet

Order Information

Full flexibility for your application

Order information:

  • S100-MEC01-: ModuCop Rail
  • S100-MEC02-: ModuCop Automotive

Accessories:

  • Mounting kits for Din-rail, rack, wall mounting
  • LTE Modems, Mass storage

Please contact us for specific configurations.

Software

Open Source, managed for a life time!

Integrated Linux Microservices Platform (LMP):

  • Based on Yocto Linux
  • Container Runtime for your applications
  • Software / Hardware LifeCycle Management from one hand!
  • Supports remote management, Over-the-Air updates and distributed applications between edge and cloud
  • Trusted Computing Environment - protects your devices. applications and communication

Standardized as ModBlox7

The diverse world of Box PCs is being standardized. Under the umbrella of the standardization organization PICMG, we are standardizing the future of Box PCs together with a large number of companies from the embedded area. This is ModBlox7!

In doing so, we combine the advantages of BoxPCs such as high integration density and cost sensitivity with small installation space with the benefits of modular systems such as interoperability between manufacturers, thereby minimizing vendor lock-in and obsolescence risks.

ModuCop I/O Modules

Every application in the field is unique and requires different interfaces. The Railway Edge Computer must also adapt to this. Where a well-equipped basic computer is not enough, modular extension modules allow flexible add-ons.

You can expect a flexible portfolio of fieldbus and communication interfaces such as CAN, serial interfaces, Ethernet and MVB as well as discrete binary and analog inputs and outputs.

Tailor to your needs.

IOU01 – Rail Compliant Discrete I/O

You need to acquire analog data from external systems, e.g. from analog sensors? Or do you need the possibility to control digital switching elements or to react to  their changes? Then simply configure the IOU01 extension into your Railway Edge Computer.

Product Features*:

  • Single Slot ModuCop extension unit
  • 2×2 digital inputs / outputs (selectable) via 4-pin spring terminal; 0..110V (nom), common ground or common supply
  • 2×1 analog input via 4-pin spring terminal; Selectable voltage (+/-10V) or current (0..24mA) type
  • 24V supply to external sensor
  • galvanic isolation (4 groups)
  • useable as direct I/O or as data logger with multiple data streams

*available as prototype

IOU02 – 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

To connect our intelligent sensors and converters, simply use additional Ethernet interfaces. Power supply for the external components by PoE included. Even without sensors, Ethernet interfaces you never have enough!

Product Features*:

  • Single Slot ModuCop extension unit
  • 4x 1 GBit/s Ethernet (switch) via 8-pin M12 x-coded
  • PoE Power-over-Ethernet (PSE) IEEE 802.3af **
  • Smart managed

*available as prototype

**PoE power budget depends on selected ModuCop power supply (PSU0x)

IOU03 – Non-retroactive MVB / CAN Interfaces

In order to record existing vehicle data, it is essential to acquire data from the vehicle bus.This must be done in non-retroactive manner to minimize the risk of a vehicle re-certification. Our IOU03 was developed not to influence the electrical properties of vehicle buses.

Listening without any worries!

Product Features*:

  • Single Slot ModuCop extension unit
  • 1x MVB Listen only via 2x 9-pin Dsub (male / female)
  • 1x CAN listen only via 1x 9-pin Dsub (male) or alternatively
  • 1x RS485 listen only via 1x 9-pin Dsub (male)
  • Data logger functionality: receives multiple time stamped data streams
  • galvanic isolation
  • integrated micro controller abstracts I/O functionality and offloads the Railway Edge Computer

*available as prototype

IOU04 – Serial Interfaces and CAN 

Data acquisition in buses or trains always means being able to connect to a wide variety of existing vehicle systems. Common interfaces are CAN and serial interfaces. With the IOU04 you find a simple possibility to upgrade the Railway Edge Computer with these interfaces.

Product Features:

  • Single Slot ModuCop extension unit
  • 1x CAN up to 1 Mbit/s via 9-pin-Dsub (socket)
  • SW-configurable for listen-only mode; usable as direct I/O or data logger with multiple time stamped data streams 
  • 2x RS232/422/485 via 9-pin-Dsub (socket); Linux TTY device support
  • Galvanic isolation per interface

Roadmap

With ModuCop, we offer a product family of Railway Edge Computer and automotive board computer that is unrivaled in its flexibility and modularity. The modularity allows us to constantly expand the family with partial developments; in its functions, but also in its performance and actuality. Obsolescence is practically excluded.

ModuCop is not a product – it is a family! Due to continuous development you benefit from the latest processor technologies and constantly growing input/output extensions in an always compatible form factor. Combine the required interfaces with the desired computer performance in your applications and get the optimal composition for your project. No matter if in bus or train! The corresponding Linux Microservices Platform grows with the functions of the hardware as a matter of course.

The best answer to obsolescence!