The F701 is a MVB (Multifunction Vehicle Bus) to CompactPCI® interface and consists of a MVB controller, a local CPU and a CompactPCI® slave interface. It supports the wire based physical layers EMD (Electrical Middle Distance) or ESD+ (Electrical Short Distance), with galvanic isolation. As part of the TCN (Train Communication Network) railway standard IEC 61375, the F701 is designed to operate under harsh environmental conditions of -40 to +70°C, as is in accordance with EN 50155.
All features of the MVB architecture are supported and the F701 is available in the configurations 'MDFULL', the passive MVB interface for Process Data (PD) communication, or 'SERVER', the active MVB interface for both Process Data and Message Data (MD) communication. A full range MVB bus administrator is available for all configurations.
The F701 is designed to be mounted in a 19" rack CompactPCI® slot and features two D-Sub connectors which are accessible on the front panel and are used for the MVB connection. The F701 also provides a Serial Line interface as well as a JTAG interface, accessible directly on the board, for debugging and loading the flash memory.
The F701 supports the operating systems Windows® XP, Windows® 7 and Linux. VxWorks® and QNX® are also available on request.
The F701 is designed for use in railway applications, is fully compliant to the EN50155/EN50121 standards.