congatec COM Express modules receive IEC-60068 railway certification – Proven shock and vibration resistance for harsh environments

congatec announced that its conga-TC570r COM Express Type 6 Compact modules, based on the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family (code name “Tiger Lake”), have received IEC-60068 certification. This certification qualifies these modules for operation in railway applications, confirming that they meet the requirements for extreme conditions such as extended temperatures, rapid temperature changes, shocks, and vibrations. Customers benefit from an application-ready building block with proven ruggedness for mission-critical applications.

The IEC-60068 certified conga-TC570r module suits various new railway applications, including Train Control and Management Systems (TCMS), predictive maintenance, passenger information systems, video surveillance and analytics, ticketing and fare collection, and fleet management and optimization. Additionally, they are an ideal fit for all applications beyond railway and transportation exposed to extreme conditions, including automation, autonomous guided vehicles (AGV), and autonomous mobile robots (AMR). These applications require advanced embedded computing capabilities provided by Intel’s 11th Gen Core processor technology, which the module offers in an industry-compliant design certified to meet all required IEC-60068 specifications.

The certifications in detail

The conga-TC570r module has undergone rigorous testing and certification against various IEC-60068 standards. It is certified for reliable operation under extended temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +85 °C, including temperature change (IEC-60068-2-14 Nb) and rapid temperature change (IEC-60068-2-14 Na). It also provides shock and vibration resistance based on DIN EN 61373 April 2011 category 2 (railway applications). The module is protected against severe environmental conditions, such as high humidity, per IEC-60721-3-7 class 7K3, 7M2. Optional features include conformal coatings to enhance resistance to liquids and moisture further.

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