CompactPCI I/O Board Extends Functionality in Existing Systems
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 7:11am
MEN Micro, Inc. offers a single-slot, 3U CompactPCI I/O board with eight 16550D-compatible UARTs. With the physical layers integrated on the board, each channel on the F216 can be individually configured as single-end RS232 or as differential RS422 or RS485 for added system flexibility. Each channel also has its own 500 V isolation to decrease interference between channels. This board provides high data transfer rates of up to 921,600 bits/s as well as a 60-byte transmit and receive buffer, making the board useful in systems with large FIFO requirements. The operating temperature of -40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F) enables its use in rugged mobile applications including trains and airplanes.