MEN Micro's New Single-slot, 8-Channel, 3U CompactPCI I/O Board Cost-effectively Extends Functionality in Existing Systems

The operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F) enables the F216's use in rugged mobile applications including trains and airplanes

AMBLER, Pa. October 2008 - MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for demanding industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers a single-slot, 3U CompactPCI I/O board with eight 16550D-compatible UARTs.

With the physical layers integrated on the board, each channel on the new F216 can be individually configured as single-end RS232 or as differential RS422 or RS485 for added system flexibility. Each channel also has its own 500 V isolation to decrease interference between channels.

The F216 provides exceptionally high data transfer rates of up to 921,600 bits/s as well as a 60-byte transmit and receive buffer, making the board useful in systems with large FIFO requirements. The operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F) enables the F216's use in rugged mobile applications including trains and airplanes.

Although each port is available on a single front panel 78-pin D-Sub connector, an adapter cable can spread the connector to eight standard 9-pin D-Sub connectors, further increasing system flexibility.

Pricing for the F216 is $733 per unit. Delivery is six weeks ARO.

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About MEN Micro Inc.

Since 1982, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom board-level solutions that are used throughout industrial embedded applications and harsh environments.

The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions that employ the highest technology and innovations. In addition, MEN Micro offers exceptional custom development and environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. The company's standard product range contains more than 100 different computer boards and systems with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software based on different PowerPC and Pentium platforms.

The company has nearly 200 employees and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.