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MEN Mikro F100 - 3U CompactPCI® to CompactPCI® Serial Interface Card

Replaces System Slot Card - Connects to cPCI Serial Host System


The F100 is used in combination with the G100 to connect a CompactPCI® Serial system to a CompactPCI® system. The CompactPCI® Serial backplane and the CompactPCI® backplane can either be located in one housing or in two separate ones.

The F100 is plugged into the system slot of the CompactPCI® system. It is equipped with a PCI-Express-to-PCI bridge which acts as a master for up to 7 PCI devices. It supports 32-bit and 33-MHz.

The F100 is connected to the G100 via a PCI Express® cable at the front panel which can have a length of up to 7 m. The G100 is located in a peripheral slot of the CompactPCI® system.

Optionally the F100 can also be used without the G100 if the PCI Express® x1 link is led to the board via the backplane. For this, a special backplane is needed, however. Another possibility is to directly control a CompactPCI® system using an external PC (e.g. a notebook) for evaluating or programming the application.

The board is qualified for operation in the extended temperature range of -40 up to +85°C.



FeaturesUsed in combination with G100 as an interface from a CompactPCI® Serial system to a CompactPCI® system

PCI Express®
• One x1 link on 18-pin front connector (optionally from the backplane)
• According to PCI Express® Cabling Specification Rev. 1.0
• Data rate up to 250 MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)

PCI-Express-to-PCI bridge
• Supports up to 7 PCI slots as a master


ExpansionCompliance with CompactPCI® Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
System slot
32-bit/33-MHz PCI-Express-to-PCI bridge
V(I/O): +3.3 V (+5 V tolerant)
ElectricalSupply voltage/power consumption:
• +5 V (+/-10%), 5 mA typ.
• +3.3 V (+/-10%), 700 mA typ.
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® specification for 3U boards
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareN/A - software independent
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• -40..+85°C (qualified components)
• Airflow: min. 1.0 m/s
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight132 g
Vibration1g/10..150Hz (sinusoidal)
MTBF1,763,401 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
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

3U CompactPCI® system slot card, PCI Express® x1 to PCI bridge via cable, -40°C..+85°C with qualified components (only in combination with G100; PCI Express® cable to be ordered separately)
3U CompactPCI® Serial peripheral card, PCI Express® x1 cable interface, -40..+85°C with qualified components (only in combination with F100; PCI Express® cable to be ordered separately)

PCI Express® cable, 1m, 18-pin connector