8 UART Interfaces for Expansion of 3U CompactPCI(r) Systems
Rugged and Long-Term Available
F216 is a CompactPCI® board in single Eurocard format that is equipped with eight 16550D compatible UART channels. Since all channels are led to one 78-pin D-Sub connector the card needs only one slot on the CompactPCI® bus. The two UART controllers of F216 provide four full-duplex serial channels each. The physical layers are integrated on the board: each of the eight channels can be individually configured as RS232, RS422 or RS485. Depending on the physical interface type data rates up to 921,600 bits/s are possible. Each channel has its own 500-Volt isolation.
The F216 was designed for use in rugged and mobile applications. All of its components are soldered on, it is specified for an operation temperature of -40 to +85°C and is prepared for coating against humidity. Integration of the UART functionality in the FPGA gives the F216 a theoretically unlimited availability.