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MEN Mikro F212 - 3U cPCI/CompactPCI® PCIe® Mini Card Carrier for Wireless Functions

Up to 2 PCI Express® Mini Cards, -40 to +85°C Operation


The F212 is a rugged single Eurocard CompactPCI® carrier board supporting the PCI Express® Mini Card standard or, as an option, the ExpressCard® standard. ExpressCard® is the successor of the CardBus standard and offers different construction sizes as well as connection via PCI Express® or USB 2.0.

The standard version of the F212 offers two PCI Express® Mini Card slots with USB connection. It allows usage of all types of cards for HF applications, for example GPS, WLAN, UMTS, GSM, or HSDPA. Each card is connected to two robust redundant external SMA antenna connectors at the front panel of the F212.

Using these standard cards that give access to the whole world of common notebook PC expansions is a fast and easy way to extend the functionality of a CompactPCI® system as well.

The F212 is designed for -40 to +85°C operation temperature using qualified components and prepared for conformal coating in order to be used also in harsh and mobile environments. The final environmental qualification depends on the respective cards used on the carrier.



FeaturesCard Interfaces
• For Two PCI Express® Mini Cards
• With two SIM card holders (one for each PCI Express® Mini Card)
• USB interface

PCI-to-USB Bridge
• USB 2.0
• 48 MHz
ConnectionsPeripheral Connections
• Four Reverse SMA antenna connectors


ExpansionCompliance with CompactPCI® Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
Peripheral slot
32-bit/33-MHz PCI-to-USB bridge
V(I/O): +3.3 V (+5 V tolerant)
ElectricalSupply voltage/power consumption:
• +5 V (-3%/+5% depending on plugged card), tbd max. w/o card
• +3.3 V and 1.5 V supply voltage for cards generated onboard
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® specification for 3U boards
Front panel: 4HP or 8HP with ejector
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareN/A - transparent to operating system
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• -40..+85°C (screened, only carrier, depending on configuration)
• Airflow: min. 10 m³/h
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight172 g (without cards)
Vibration1g/10..150Hz (sinusoidal)
MTBF2 038 459 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

F212, PCI Express® Mini Card slots with USB interface, 4 SIM card sockets, 4 SMA connectors, -40..+85°C with qualified components (carrier only)
Audio interface for mobile wireless cards, with SIM card holder, -40..+85°C screened

GLONASS & GPS PCI Express® MiniCard (full size), 3-axis Gyro sensor, -40..+85°C with qualified components