MEC2

Powerful midrange embedded controller with a GPRS/UMTS cellular modem module (optional)

The Midrange Embedded Controller MEC2 is suitable for industrial use in a critical environment. The MEC2 is built for rugged work environments and has impressive features.
The controller comes with a fanless Intel Atom processor, extra low power consumption and an industrial temperature range of -20° to +70°.

The device is equipped with four serial and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as standard. The serial interfaces are software configurable as RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 interface.
Compared to the previous model MEC the MEC2 achieves the fivefold performance. Furthermore, the basic system can be equipped with appropriate MiniPCI Express cards.

The equipment with a wireless GPRS/UMTS cellular modem module incl. antenna and SIM socket is optional.

The IPCOMM hardware systems are delivered with a Linux operating system customized to our applications.

The MEC2 is suitable for mounting on a DIN-rail.

Performance Overview

Graphical comparison of IPCOMM gateways with regard to max. number of changes of information/s at 100% throughput and max. number of configurable data points.

Gateway Performance Charts

Technical Details

  • General

    No rotating parts

  • Processor

    Intel Atom 1.46 GHz processor, fanless

  • Dynamic memory

    DDRIII RAM, max. 4,096 MByte

  • System I/O outlet

    - 4 x 9-pin D-SUB male connector RS-232/422/485
    - 1 x CompactFlash
    - 2 x LAN RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T
    - 2 x USB
    - 1 x 15-pin D-SUB female for VGA

  • Diagnostic LEDs

    - Power
    - Software state (CPU-LED)
    - Link and activity for LAN interfaces
    - Transmit and receive LEDs for RS-232 interfaces (COM 1 to COM 4)

  • Mass storage

    - CompactFlash, Industrial - Grade
    - Removable flash card
    - SLC NAND
    - No moving parts
    - Max. 64 GB supported
    - Shock: 1,000 G max.
    - MTBF ≥ 4,000,000 h
    - Bad block scanning/handling
    - Wear leveling system
    - ECC
    - 2,000,000 write/erase cycles

  • Vibration endurance

    2g@5-500Hz, amplitude 0.35mm (operation/storage/transport)

  • Wireless industrial cellular modem (optionally available)

    - Wireless GPRS/UMTS cellular modem module incl. antenna and mini SIM socket
    - Five Bands UMTS/HSPA+, (WCDMA/FDD) (850/800, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz), Quad-Band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    - HSDPA Cat. 10 / HSUPA Cat.6 data rates:
       DL: max. 14.4 Mbps, UL: max. 5.76 Mbps
    - EDGE class 12 data rates:
       DL: max. 237 kbps, UL: max. 237 kbps
    - GPRS class 12 data rates:
       DL: max. 85.6 kbps, UL: max. 85.6 kbps

  • Additional functions

    - Battery bufferd real time clock (RTC)
    - Watchdog

  • Power supply

    12 - 24 V DC (± 20 % ) / 15 W max. (depending on the used type)

  • Normen

    CE, FCC

  • Housing

    Aluminum and steel chassis, including clip for mounting on a 35 mm DIN-Rail
    Protection class: IP40

  • Dimensions W/H/D

    48 x 155 x 110 mm

  • Weight

    1 kg

  • Operating environment

    Operating temperature:-20° C to 70° C
    Storage temperature:-40° C to 85° C
    Relative humidity: 5 % to 95 % non-condensing

Documentation

Manual
Datasheet
EU declaration of conformity