The F223 is a rugged single Eurocard CompactPCI® carrier board supporting the PCI Express® Mini Card standard.
The standard version of the F223 offers two PCI Express® Mini Card slots with USB and PCI Express® connection. It allows to use all types of cards for wireless applications making it possible to extend the functionality of a CompactPCI® system in the same fast and easy way as a common notebook.
Each PCI Express® Mini Card is connected to two or three robust redundant external SMA antenna connectors at the front panel of the F223. It is possible to reset and power on and off the two PCI Express® Mini Cards separately without having to reset the whole system.
Using a plug-on adapter board as much as eight additional SIM cards per PCI Express® card can be implemented. Even with the adapter assembled the board still only needs a width of 4HP. Another option is to equip the board with a USB-SIM emulator for controlling SIM cards on a central server.
The F223 is designed for -40 to +85°C operating temperature using qualified components and conformally coated in order to be used also in harsh and mobile environments. The final environmental qualification depends on the respective cards used on the carrier.