UC-8580 Series

Vehicle-to-ground computing platform with multiple WWAN ports

UC 8580


  • Complies with all EN 50155 mandatory test items*
  • EN 50155 Tx (-40 to 70°C) operating temperature for harsh environments
  • Supports up to 3 WWAN connections and 2 SIM card slots per cellular module
  • Supports 1 WLAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac) connection
  • Single-panel I/O design for reduced installation space and easier maintenance
  • Front-side access panel for easy maintenance
  • Isolated 24 to 110 VDC power input with power-ignition function suitable for vehicle applications
  • 5-year warranty*This product is suitable for rolling stock railway applications, as defined by the
    EN 50155 standard. For a more detailed statement, click here:


Moxa’s UC-8580 is an innovative computing platform designed specifically for transportation applications.

The UC-8580 has four slots for installing wireless modules*. Three slots support 3G/LTE modules, and one slot supports a Wi-Fi module. Each 3G/LTE module has two SIM card slots, which can be used to enable redundant cellular network communications or geo-fencing SIM card selection by leveraging the built-in Wireless Manager, a Moxa software utility for cellular and Wi-Fi management.

The UC-8580 uses an open platform based on Debian 8 with Linux Kernel 4.1, allowing solution providers to manage software packages via Debian’s APT (Advanced Packaging Tools), or develop software applications with Moxa’s API Library and GNU C Library.

The UC-8580’s single-sided I/O design is ideal for vehicle applications, which typically do not have a lot of room for installing communications devices. The UC-8580 also has an access panel on the front side, allowing users to install or change wireless modules, SIM cards, or mSATA cards without needing to remove the entire unit from the wall after being mounted.

The UC-8580 can be used as a communication-centric computing platform for the following applications:
• Vehicle-to-ground communication gateway
• TCMS T2G (train-to-ground) gateway
• Mobile condition monitoring unit
• Ethernet Consist Network T2G gateway
• Onboard wireless automated fare collection unit

*Wireless modules must be purchased separately. Please contact a Moxa sales representative for details

Hardware Specifications
• Computer
CPUARMv7 Cortex-A7 dual-core 1 GHz processor
OS (pre-installed)Debian 8 (Linux Kernel v4.1)
USBUSB 2.0/3.0 hosts x 1 (Type A connector)
• Wireless-Enabled Mini-PCIe Slots
Number of Slots4
Slots 1 to 3USB signal for cellular modules
Slot 4PCIe signal for Wi-Fi module
SIM Card Slots2 SIM card slots per Mini-PCIe slot for celular modules
NoteWireless modules must be purchased separately.
• Storage
Main Storage4 GB eMMC for OS storage
Storage ExpansionmSATA slots x 1
• Ethernet Interface
LANAuto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports x 2 (M12 X-coded, 8-pin)
Magnetic Isolation Protection1.5 kV built in
• GPS Module
Receiver Types• 72-channel u-blox M8 engine
• BeiDou B1
Time Pulse0.25 Hz to 10 MHz (configurable)
Velocity Accuracy0.05 m/s
Heading Accuracy0.3 degrees
Assisted GNSS (A-GNSS)Supports AssistNow Online and AssistNow Offline A-GNSS services, supports AssistNow Autonomous, and is OMA SUPL compliant
Operational Limits (assuming Airborne < 4 g platform)• Dynamics: 4 g
• Altitude: 50,000 m
• Velocity: 500 m/s
Antenna TypePassive/Active
Connector TypeSMA (F)
• Serial Interface
Serial StandardsRS-232/422/485 software-selectable ports (5-pin terminal block connector) x 2
Console PortRS-232 (TxD, RxD, GND), 4-pin pin-header output (115200, n, 8, 1)
• Serial Communication Parameters
Data Bits5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bits1, 1.5, 2
ParityNone, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Flow ControlXON/XOFF, ADDC® (automatic data direction control) for RS-485
Baudrate115200 bps (max.)
• Serial Signals
RS-422TxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
RS-485-4wTxD+, TxD-, RxD+, RxD-, GND
RS-485-2wData+, Data-, GND
• Digital Input/Output
Digital Inputs3 (terminal block)
Digital Input Default ValueHigh
Input Voltage0 to 30 VDC at 25 Hz
Digital Input Levels for Dry ContactsLogic level 0: Close to GND
Logic level 1: Open
Digital Input Levels for Wet ContactsLogic level 0: +3 V max.
Logic level 1: +10 V to +30 V (COM to DI)
Digital Outputs3 (terminal block)
DO Default ValueHigh-Z
DO IO TypeOpen drain
Output CurrentMax. 200 mA per channel
On-State Voltage24 VDC nominal, open collector to 30 VDC
Isolation3 KV optical isolation
Connector10-pin terminal blocks with CAGE CLAMP® connection (4 inputs, COM, GND, 4 outputs)
• LEDs
SystemPower x 1, System Ready x 1
LAN100/1000M x 4
SerialTx x 2, Rx x 2
ProgrammableDiagnostics x 1
Wireless Signal StrengthCellular/Wi-Fi x 12
• Buttons
Reset to DefaultResets the device to factory default values
• Physical Characteristics
HousingAI 5052 + ADC 12
Weight2.2 kg (4.86 lb)
Dimensions• 220 x 134 x 88 mm (8.66 x 5.28 x 3.46 in) without wallmount ears
• 270 x 134 x 88 mm (10.63 x 5.28 x 3.46 in) with wallmount ears
• Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature• UC-8580-LX: EN 50155 Class T1, -25 to 55°C (-13 to 131°F)
• UC-8580-T-LX/UC-8580-T-CT-LX (with LTE module): EN 50155 Class Tx, -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
Storage Temperature-40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Anti-Vibration7.9 m/s2 @ EN 50155 random wave, 5-150 Hz, 5 hrs per axis
Anti-Shock50 m/s2 @ EN 50155 , half sine wave, 30 ms
Conformal CoatingEN 50155 Tx
• Power Requirements
Input Voltage24 to 110 VDC(EN 50155 nominal input voltages: 24/48/72/96/110 V)
Input Current1.66 A @ 24 VDC; 0.36 A @ 110 VDC
Power ConsumptionLess than 40 W(with external loading on USB port and Mini-PCIe module)
Power-to-Chassis Isolation1400 VDC(EN 50155 power interuption class S2)
ConnectorM12 4-pin A-coded (2-pin M12, V+, V-)
• Standards and Certifications
SafetyUL 60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, EN 60950-1
EMCEN 55022 Class A, EN 55024-4-2, EN 55024-4-3, EN 55024-4-4, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A
Green ProductRoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
Rail TrafficEN 50155, EN 50121-4, EN 45545, NFPA 130
• Reliability
Alert ToolsBuilt-in buzzer and RTC (real-time clock)
Automatic Reboot TriggerBuilt-in WDT (watchdog timer)
• Warranty
Warranty Period5 years
DetailsSee www.moxa.com/warranty
NoteThe Hardware Specifications apply to the embedded computer unit itself, but not to accessories. In particular, the wide temperature specification does not apply to accessories such as the power adapter and cables.
Software Specifications
• Linux
OSDebian 8
Web Server (Apache)Allows you to create and manage web sites; supports PHP and XML
Terminal Server (SSH)SSH allows remote logins to a secure encrypted console from any connected network
KernelGNU/Linux 4.1System Shell: dash, bash
Text Editor: vim, nano
File SystemExt2, Ext3, Ext4
Programming Language SupportPHP, Perl, Python
Internet SecurityOpenVPN, iptables
Cryptographic Hardware AcceleratorsAES, SHA, OpenSSL
Self DiagnosisCheck the status of system and hardware components via software
Linux Board Support Packages (BSP)GCC C/C++ cross development tool chain: Bootloader/Kernel/filesystem
Cellular Networking• WVDIAL: Point-to-Point Protocol dialer that dials a modem and starts pppd service to connect to the Internet
• QMI (Qualcomm MSM Interface): Glib-based library for talking to WWAN modems and devices that speak the Qualcomm MSM Interf
WatchdogFeatures a hardware function to trigger system reset in a user-specified time interval (Linux standard provided)
Application Development Software• Moxa API Library (Watchdog timer, Moxa serial I/O control, Moxa DI/DO API)
• GNU C/C++ cross-compiler
• GNU C library
• GDB source-level debugging server
Software ProtectionEncryption tool for user executable files (based on patented Moxa technology)
Wireless Communication Management ToolSW utility and SDK for the management of wireless interfaces; supports the management of dual-SIM-on-single-modem

Available Models

Model No.Description
UC-8580-LXVehicle-to-ground computing platform with multiple WWAN ports, -25 to 55°C operating temperature
UC-8580-T-LXVehicle-to-ground computing platform with multiple WWAN ports, -40 to 70°C operating temperature
UC-8580-T-CT-LXVehicle-to-ground computing platform with multiple WWAN ports, -40 to 70°C operating temperature, conformal coating

Optional Accessories


Model No.Description
CBL-M12XMM8PRJ45-BK-100-IP671-meter X-coded M12-to-RJ45 Cat-5E UTP Gigabit Ethernet cable, 8-pin male M12 connector, IP67-rated
CBL-M12XMM8PRJ45-BK-200-IP67Phoenix Contact 8-pin male X-coded M12-to-RJ45 Cat.5e UTP gigabit Ethernet cable, 2 meter, IP67-rated
M12A-4PFF-IP67Phoenix Contact 4-pin female A-coded connector
M12A-4PMM-IP67Phoenix Contact 4-pin male A-coded connector
M12X-8PMM-IP65Phoenix Contact 8-pin male X-coded connector

Cellular Antennas

Model No.Description
ANT-LTE-ASM-02GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA/LTE, 2 dBi, omni-directional, rubber duck antenna
ANT-LTEUS-ASM-01GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA/LTE, 1 dBi, omni-directional, rubber duck antenna


Model No.Description
ANT-GPS-OSM-05-3M26 dBi, 1572 MHz, L1 band antenna for GPS

Computing Hardware Accessories

Model No.Description
UC-8580-4GCat3-USLTE Cat.3 module for North America, 2 SMA connectors with cable, 2 screws
UC-8580-4GCat3-EULTE Cat.3 module for Europe, 2 SMA connectors with cable, 2 screws
UC-8580-4GCat3-CNLTE Cat.3 module for China, 2 SMA connector with cable, 2 screws
UC-8580-WLAN33-AC3×3 802.11ac/a/b/g/n module, 3 SMA connectors with cable


Model No.Description
CBL-M12(FF5P)/Open-150 IP67Phoenix Contact 4-pin female A-coded M12-Open power cable, 1.5 meter, IP67-rated
CBL-M12(FF5P)/Open-300 IP67Phoenix Contact 4-pin female A-coded M12-Open power cable, 3 meter, IP67-rated

Adaptors / Power Cords

Model No.Description
PWR-24270-DT-S1Power Adapter
PWC-C7US-2B-18310A/125V US power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7EU-2B-1832.5A/250V Continental European (EU) power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7UK-2B-1832.5A/250V United Kingdom (UK) power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7AU-2B-1832.5A/250V Australian (AU) power cord, 183 cm length
PWC-C7CN-2B-1832.5A/250V China (CN) power cord, 183 cm length

Wireless LAN Antennas

Model No.Description
ANT-WDB-ARM-022.4/5.5 GHz 2 dBi dual-band antenna, RP-SMA (male) connector
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