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MEN Mikro A201S - 6U VMEbus M-Module Carrier Board

4 M-Module Slots, -40 to +85°C Screened Versions


The A201S is an M-Module carrier board for universal I/O on the VMEbus, allowing high flexibility in applications such as process and motion control, measuring and instrumentation, communication or special-purpose tasks.

The M-Modules are screwed tightly on the carrier board, but the board needs only one slot on the VMEbus. Please note that since all three rows of the P2 connector are used for user I/O, board models with this connector are not compatible with VME64 backplanes.

An interrupt controller handles the M-Modules individually. In VMEbus D16 systems the I/O signals of the M-Modules can be accessed from P2/J2 inside the rack.



FeaturesMezzanine Slots
• Four M-Module slots
• Compliant with M-Module standard
• Characteristics: D08, D16, A08, INTA, INTC

Interrupt Controller
• Interrupt handling individually for each M-Module
• Functional compatibility with A201N
ConnectionsVia front panel
Via 96-pin P2 connector (rear I/O)


• Only one slot required on the VMEbus
• Models with P2 connector not compatible with VME64 backplanes (row B of the P2 connector is used for user I/O)
• Slave D08(EO):D16:A16:A24
• Interrupter D08(O)
ElectricalSupply voltage/power consumption: +5V (-3%/+5%), 320mA typ. (without M-Modules)
MechanicalDimensions: standard double Eurocard, 233.3mm x 160mm
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareM-Module drivers for Windows®, VxWorks®, Linux, QNX®, OS-9® as supported
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• 0..+60°C or -40..+85°C
• Airflow: min. 10m³/h
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
HumidityRelative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
WeightWeight: 220g
Altitude-300 m to +3000 m
Vibration(sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
ShockShock: 15g/11ms
Bump: 10g/16ms
MTBF430,000h @ 50°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

A201S, Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, with P2, -40..+85°C screened

A201S, M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, with P2, 0..+60°C

A201S, M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, without P2, -40..+85°C screened

A201S, M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, without P2, 0..+60°C

A201S, M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, ELMA ejectors, with P2, 0..+60°C

A201S, M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, ELMA ejectors, without P2, 0..+60°C
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