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MicroAutoBox Embedded PC

Powerful PC system for computation-intensive applications

MicroAutoBox Embedded PC is a compact, shock- and vibration-proof PC system for in-vehicle use. It can be used as a stand-alone system or as an optional extension to the real-time system MicroAutoBox II, to which it provides additional processing power for Windows- or Linux-based applications such as digital road maps and computation-intensive functions for automated driving.

Embedded PC with Intel® CoreTM i7-6822EQ Processor

The variant with a sixth-generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor, 16 GB RAM and 128 GB flash memory provides even more power for demanding and computation-intensive Windows and Linux prototyping applications in the vehicle, e.g., applications needed to develop functions for highly automated driving. The new variant of Embedded PC can still be used together with MicroAutoBox in one robust housing. Moreover, it is now possible to use Embedded PC as a stand-alone system without a MicroAutoBox. For example, it can be used as a dedicated platform for the multisensor software development environment RTMaps. The new variant can also be equipped with up to three mPCIe plug-in cards for dSPACE-qualified extensions providing WLAN, CAN, CAN FD, and BroadR-Reach Ethernet communication, for example. In addition, the new Embedded PC variant comes with four external SATA 3.0 interfaces for high-bandwidth data logging in combination with the new MicroAutoBox Embedded DSU (Data Storage Unit). 

Embedded PC with Intel® CoreTM i7-3517UE Processor

The Embedded PC variant with a third-generation Intel® Core™ i7 dual-core processor, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB flash1) memory already provides immense potential for developing advanced driver assistance, infotainment, telematics and image processing applications. This variant is always combined with a regular MicroAutoBox in one robust housing. The integrated Ethernet switch lets the host PC access both units via the same Ethernet connection. Different startup and shutdown options are provided: For example, you can switch on/off both units either synchronously via the ignition switch (remote-controlled) or completely independently of each other. The internal mPCIe card slot of this Embedded PC variant can be used to equip it with an optional module for WLAN communication. 

1) A variant with 576 GB flash memory (512 GB integrated plus 64 GB user-exchangable via CFAST card) is also available.

MicroAutoBox Embedded PC Embedded PC with Third-Generation Intel® CoreTM i7-3517UE Processor Embedded PC with Sixth-Generation Intel® CoreTM i7-6822EQ Processor
Processor
  • Intel® Core™ i7-3517UE dual-core processor, 2 x 1.7/2.8 GHz, 4 MB cache
  • Temperature-controlled fan
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6822EQ quad-core processor, 4 x 2.0/2.8 GHz, 8 MB cache
  • Temperature-controlled fan
Memory
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Flash: 128 GB (64 GB integrated plus 64 GB user-exchangeable via CFAST card)
  • Optional: Variant with 576 GB flash memory (512 GB integrated plus 64 GB user-exchangable via CFAST card)
  • RAM: 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Flash: 128 GB
  • Optional data storage unit MicroAutoBox Embedded DSU (via 4 x SATA 3.0 interface)
Interfaces
  • 3 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x DVI video interface
  • 1 x PCIe Mini Card slot for optional WLAN module
  • 3 x Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.1 AS compatible
  • 4 x USB 3.0 (up to 5 Gbit/s each)
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 3 x PCIe Mini Card slots for optional WLAN, CAN/CAN FD or BroadR-Reach modules (only for Linux)
  • 4 x SATA 3.0, for the connection of Embedded DSU
Operating system
  • Windows® 7 or Linux
  • Windows® 10 or Linux
Operating mode
  • In combination with MicroAutoBox
  • In combination with MicroAutoBox or stand-alone
Enclosure size
  • Varies between 202 x 222 x 105 mm (7.95 x 8.74 x 4.13 in) and 202 x 222 x 151 mm (7.95 x 8.74 x 5.94 in), depending on MicroAutoBox variant
  • Varies between 202 x 222 x 60 mm (7.95 x 8.74 x 2.36 in) and 202 x 222 x 151 mm (7.95 x 8.74 x 5.94 in), depending on operating mode (stand-alone/combined)
Operating (case) temperature
  • 0 ... +60 °C (+32 ... +140 °F)
  • 0 ... +55 °C (+32 ... +131 °F)
Power supply
  • 8 ... 32 V DC input power supply, protected against overvoltage and reverse polarity
  • 8 ... 32 V DC input power supply, protected against overvoltage and reverse polarity
Power consumption
  • Max. 80 W, depending on MicroAutoBox variant
  • Max. 80 W when used as a stand-alone system
  • Max. 130 W when combined with MicroAutoBox II

The complete SOME/IP processing runs on MicroAutoBox Embedded PC and can be directly connected to the real-time application, which is implemented on MicroAutoBox II. The two systems are internally connected and automatically synchronized to each other.

Ethernet communication plays an increasingly important role in numerous in-vehicle application fields like advanced driver assistance systems, highly automated driving, or comfort and entertainment systems. The Automotive Ethernet Embedded PC Bundle therefore provides powerful hardware and a complete software package to extend MicroAutoBox II with service-oriented (SOME/IP) Ethernet communication. With the integrated BroadR-Reach (two-wire Ethernet) interfaces, the system can be directly used in the ECU network without any additional media converters. The Ethernet communication can be configured on the basis of AUTOSAR and FIBEX 4 network description files. The bundle consists of the new MicroAutoBox Embedded PC with a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, one PCIe Mini Card with two Ethernet controllers and two BroadR-Reach interfaces as well as the necessary software for Ethernet configuration. It is also possible to add up to four Ethernet controllers with BroadR-Reach interfaces, so that up to six Ethernet channels are available in one compact system. 

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