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MEN Mikro F752 - 3U cPCI/CompactPCI® Real-Time Ethernet Interface Board

Multiple Protocols Supported, 0 to +70°C Operation


The F752 is a single Eurocard CompactPCI® Ethernet controller; that needs only one slot on the CompactPCI® bus.

It supports leading high-performance Real-Time Ethernet protocol standards, with transmission speeds of up to 100MBit/s. Protocol configuration for PROFINET, EtherCAT, Ethernet PowerLink, EtherNet/IP, OpenModbus, sercos and VARAN is done by loadable firmware. The respective physical interfaces are isolated from the system.

The complete protocol stack is executed on the F752, and data exchange to the host is done via Dual-Port-Memory or DMA.

The F752 is based on the netX SOC. This highly integrated network controller supports parallel data transmission via several data paths between the internal CPU and graphics engines, and the communication and host controllers. The netX SOC also controls the on-board memory and other peripheral interfaces such as UARTS, USB, SPI or I²C.

Communication works via a dual-port SRAM interface and is supported by window and pointer access mechanism. Interrupts are available in both directions from F752 to host and from host to F752.

The F752 supports a wide range of operating systems including Windows®, Windows® CE, Linux and VxWorks®.

The F752 has been designed for mission-critical industrial and for mobile applications with demand for high resistance regarding temperature, shock and vibration.



Interface(s)Supported communication determined by firmware:
• EtherCAT Master, EtherCAT Slave
• EtherNet/IP Scanner (Master), EtherNet/IP Adapter (Slave)
• Open Modbus/TCP
• POWERLINK Controlled Node/Slave
• PROFINET IO-Controller (Master), PROFINET IO-Device (Slave)
• sercos Master, sercos Slave
• VARAN Client (Slave)

Ethernet frame type II

• Transmission Rate: 100 MBit/s, 10 MBit/s (depending on loaded firmware)
• Type: 100 BASE-TX, 10 BASE-T (depending on loaded firmware)
• Isolated
• RJ45 Socket

Integrated Memory
• 4 MB serial Flash EPROM
• 64 KB Dual-Port Memory (DPM)

LED Display
• System status LED
• LED Communication Status (duo LED)
Controller(s)Communication Controller
• Hilscher netX 100 SOC
Connection(s)Main Interface
• RJ45 Socket

Diagnostic Interface
• Mini B USB plug (5-pin)


ExpansionCompliant with PICMG 2.0 R2.1
32-bit/33-MHz bridge
DPM or DMA data access
ElectricalSupply voltage/maximum current
• +3.3 V DC ±5% / 650 mA
Connected via CompactPCI® Bus
MechanicalDimensions: 162.2 x 100 x 20 mm
Front panel: 4 HP with ejector
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
Windows® CE
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0..+70°C
Temperature range (storage): 0..+70°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight136 g
Safety/CertificationThe device is certified according to UL 508
• UL-File-Nr. E221530
EMCEN 55011:2009 + A1:2010, CISPR 11:2009, Class A (radio disturbance)
EN 61000-4-2:2009 (electrostatic discharge)
EN 61000-4-3:2006 + A1:2008 + A2:2010 (radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field immunity)
EN 61000-4-4:2004 + A1:2010 (burst electrical fast transients/burst)
EN 61000-4-5:2006 (surge)
EN 61000-4-6:2009 (to conducted disturbances, induced by radio- frequency fields)
EN 61000-4-8:2010 (power frequency magnetic field)
EN 61000-6-2:2005 + B1:2011 (for industrial environments)
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

1 Real-Time-Ethernet Slave interface, supports Ethercat, Modbus, Powerlink, Profinet, Sercos, Varan, 0..+70°C screened

1 Real-Time-Ethernet Master interface, supports Ethercat, Modbus, Powerlink, Profinet, Sercos, Varan, 0..+70°C screened

This board can only be ordered together with one of the complete systems available from MEN.