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MEN Mikro F205 - 3U cPCI/CompactPCI® M-Module Carrier Board

2 M-Module slots, -40 to +85°C Operation


The F205 is a 3U M-Module carrier board for universal I/O on the CompactPCI® bus. It allows high flexibility in applications such as data acquisition or process control.

The F205 is slightly higher than standard 3U format, providing enough space for two M-Modules while staying compatible with CompactPCI® housings through special guide rails already included in the delivery. M-Modules are screwed tightly on the board and require no separately mounted transition panel.

The F205 offers developers instant access to more than 70 different M-Modules for I/O in fields such as process I/O, measurement, instrumentation, motion control, communication, and development.



FeaturesM-Module Slots
• TwoM-Module slot
• Compliant with M-Module standard
• Characteristics: A08, A24, D08, D16, D32, INTA, TRIGI, TRIGO
ConnectionsPeripheral Connections
• Via front panel


ExpansionCompliance with CompactPCI® Specification 2.0 R2.1
Only one slot required on the 3U CompactPCI® bus
32-bit/33-MHz PCI-to-M-Module bridge
• FPGA-based
• Compliant with PCI Specification 2.2
• Target on PCI bus
V(I/O): +3.3 V (+5 V tolerant)
ElectricalSupply voltage/power consumption:
• +5 V (-3%/+5%), 20 mA typ.
• +3.3 V (-3%/+5%), 20 mA typ.
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® specification for 3U boards
Front panel: aluminum without handles, cut-outs for front connectors of 2 M-Modules
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareM-Module drivers for Windows®, VxWorks®, Linux, QNX®, OS-9® as supported
Basic board driver included in MDIS system package for the respective operating system
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• 0..+60°C or -40..+85°C
• Airflow: min. 10m³/h
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight125 g (without M-Modules)
Vibration2g/10..150Hz (sinusoidal)
MTBFMTBF: 1 046 000h @ 40°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Safety/CertificationPCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
EMCTested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC1000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC1000-4-4 (burst)
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

M-Module carrier board for 2 M-Modules, 0...+60°C

M-Module carrier board for 2 M-Modules, -40..+85°C screened

M-Module carrier board, 2 slots, A24 access, -40...+85°C with qualified components
Front-panel cover for M-Module cut-outs at front panels, snap-in, 10 pcs

25 mounting screw sets to fix M-Modules on carrier boards