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PC3420 Controller for Rail Vehicles

EN 50155 Compliant Programmable Controller Supporting 4G & GPS for Rail Applications on Rail Vehicles.

• Passenger Vehicle Condition Based Monitoring.
• Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control Systems.
• Onboard controls for fire protection, power packs and doors.
• Locomotive Performance and Condition Monitoring.
• Trackside Monitoring and SCADA.
• Industrial Control Systems.

• 10/100 Mbps Wired Ethernet in accordance with IEEE 802.3 via M12 D-Code connector.
• Support for 4G / LTE Cat 1 Cellular networks.
• Support for GPS with an accuracy of up to 2.5m CEP.
• One RS232 serial communications port.
• One isolated RS485 serial communications port.
• Two isolated serial communications ports individually configurable as RS232, 5-Wire RS485 or 3-Wire RS485.
• 16 Digital Inputs individually isolated from adjacent channels 2mA @ 110VDC.
• 8 isolated Analogue Inputs. Configured as: 0-10V (Ch1... Ch2); 0-20mA (Ch3... Ch5); NTC Thermistor (Ch6... Ch8). 
• Suitable for nominal battery voltages of  110VDC in accordance with EN 50155. 
• Operating temperature range: -30°C to +70°C (+85°C for 10 minutes). 
• Connections for RS232 and RS485 via DB9 female connectors. 
• Connections via cage clamp plug socket connectors.
• Conformal Coating. 
• EN 50155 Compliant.


• Operating Temperature Range: -30°C to +70°C (EN50155 Class OT3).
• Switch-on Extended Operating Temperature Range: To +85°C for 10 minutes (EN50155 Class ST1).
• Storage Temperature Range: -40°C to +85°C.
• Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing.
• Shock and Vibration: EN 61373:2010 Category 1 – Class B.

Power Supply:

• Nominal Input Voltage: 110 VDC.
• Minimum Input Voltage: 66 VDC (EN50155 Class C1).
• Maximum Input Voltage: 154 VDC.
• Nominal Input Current: 13 mA. 

Processor Features:

• Processor: Freescale Vybrid VF50N, CPU clock: 400MHz, DMIPS: 628.
• NAND Flash: 128 MB.
• DDR3 RAM: 128 MB.
• Non-volatile SRAM: 128 kB.
• Non-volatile Real Time Clock with Supercap.

Communications Ports:

• Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps IEEE 802.3.
• Non-isolated RS232 (TIA-232F): Five-wire with RxD, TxD, RTS and CTS signals.
• Isolated RS485 (TIA-485): Three-wire: A, B and SG. Isolated to 500 VAC.
• Two (2) Individually Software Configurable Serial Communications Ports: 
  - 5-Wire RS232 (RXD, TXD, RTS, CTS, GND). 
  - 5-Wire RS485 (TX+, TX-, RX+, RX-, GND). 
  - 3-Wire RS485 (TX/RX+, TX/RX-, GND).

Digital Inputs:

• Sixteen (16) Digital Inputs individually isolated from adjacent channels. 2mA @ 110VDC. Current sinking (high-side switching).

Analogue Inputs:

• 8 isolated Analogue Inputs. Configured as: 0-10V (Ch1... Ch2); 0-20mA (Ch3... Ch5); NTC Thermistor (Ch6... Ch8).


• Access Technology: 4G (LTE CAT 1), 3G and 2G. 
• Frequency:
  - LTE Bands: 700/800/850/900/AWS/1800/1900/2100/2600MHz. 
  - UMTS/HSPA+ Bands: 800/850/900/AWS/1800/1900/2100MHz. 
  - GSM/GPRS/EDGE Bands: 850/900/1800/1900MHz. 
• LTE Cat 1 Data Transmission: Download: max 10.2 Mbit/s. Upload: max 5.2 Mbit/s.


• Receiver Type: 72-channel u-blox M8 engine.
• Horizontal Position Accuracy: 2.5m CEP.


• Enclosure Material: Extruded Aluminium with Anodised Screen Printed Lid.
• Product dimensions: 223mm x 366mm x 63mm (with plug connectors installed).
• Weight: 1.8 kg (without plug connectors).

Ingress Protection (IP) Rating:

• IP20 (in accordance with EN 60529).


• MTBF: 185,151 hrs @ 40°C Standard: Telcordia SR-332 Issue 2 – Parts Count Method.


• Plug/socket cage clamp connections (2.5 mm² max.) on a 5.08mm pitch.
• Ethernet: M12 D-Coded Female. 
• RS-232 and RS-485: DB9 Female. 
• Cellular Antenna: SMA (Female) Jack. 
• GPS Antenna: RP-SMA (Male) Jack.


• EN 50155:2017 Railway Applications – Electronic Equipment used on Rolling Stock. 
• EN 50121-3-2:2016 Railway Applications – Electromagnetic Compatibility Part 3-2: Rolling Stock – Apparatus.
• EN 61373:2010 Railway Applications Rolling Stock Equipment Shock and Vibration Tests.
• EN 45545-2:2013+A1:2015 Railway Applications – Fire Protection for Railway Vehicles. Part 2: Requirements for Fire Behaviour of Materials and Components.

Materials Compliance:

• REACH, ROHS, WEEE, EN45545-2.


• Linux “C” API’s. 
• iecTeso (ISaGRAF) IEC61131-3 Programmable.


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