New USM-based Dual Fast Ethernet PMC from MEN Micro Offers Exceptional Design Flexibility
AMBLER, Pa. November 2009 - MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the P511 Dual Fast Ethernet PMC, based on the Universal Submodule (USM) concept that implements a board's desired functionality through one or more IP cores in an FPGA. The corresponding line drivers are located on the main USM module, which simply plugs into the respective base mezzanine.
AMBLER, Pa. November 2009 – MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the P511 Dual Fast Ethernet PMC, based on the Universal Submodule (USM) concept that implements a board’s desired functionality through one or more IP cores in an FPGA. The corresponding line drivers are located on the main USM module, which simply plugs into the respective base mezzanine.
Because the Ethernet functionality resides on an IP core in the P511’s onboard FPGA, the PMC provides exceptional design flexibility, since the IP core is easily updated and changed. This help designers quickly turn individual I/O requirements into production-ready products, reducing design time and costs.
The new P511 PMC is ideal for a variety of mission-critical applications found throughout the telecommunications, industrial, medical, transportation and aerospace industries.
The Ethernet interface includes two 10/100Base-T Ethernet channels featuring half and full duplex operation accessible on two channels via two RJ45 connectors routed to the front of the board by an adapter cable from an SCSI connector.
The P511 can buffer all receive and transmit Ethernet frames either locally or in an external buffer for traceability and error analysis. Up to six GPIO lines can be used on the module for additional functionality. Alternate gateways can be constructed by combining an Ethernet core and a fieldbus interface.
The 32-bit/33 MHz P511 is suitable for use with any PMC-compliant host carrier board in any bus system such as CompactPCI, VME or other standalone SBCs (single board computers).
The PMC is fully integrated to comply with IEEE802.3, features a 1,500 VAC isolation voltage and can withstand an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. For extremely dusty or humid environments, an optional conformal coating is available. Guaranteed minimum availability of the P511 Dual Fast Ethernet PMC is 10 years, reducing the chance of component obsolescence.
Pricing for the P511 Dual Fast Ethernet PMC is $743 in quantities of 1 - 9. Delivery is six weeks ARO.
For additional information, visit www.menmicro.com/products/15P511-.html or contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 24 N. Main Street, Ambler, Pa. 19002; Phone: 215-542-9575; Fax: 215-542-9577; E-mail: [email protected]
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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 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.