3U single-slot CompactPCI interface card provides communications in wireless applications

AMBLER, Pa., 18 March 2007. MEN Micro Inc. in Ambler, Pa., has released a 3U single-slot CompactPCI interface card with a sensitive 12-channel parallel GPS receiver and a GSM device for communications in weak signals applications.

AMBLER, Pa., 18 March 2007. MEN Micro Inc. in Ambler, Pa., has released a 3U single-slot CompactPCI interface card with a sensitive 12-channel parallel GPS receiver and a GSM device for communications in weak signals applications (see related product).

The GPS and GSM devices are optically isolated from other functions for increased reliability. The F210 GPS/GSM/UART interface card supports the GSM 850, EGSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 frequency bands, as well as the NMEA 0183 protocol for wireless communication applications such as transmitting, tracking and acquiring data in mobile communications and in the railway industry.

The board also features an extended temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius and a conformal coating for use in harsh environments. The four HP, 32-bit/33 MHz F210 incorporates two SA-AdapterT slots for serial interfaces with RS232, RS422, or RS485 line drivers, either with or without optical isolation.

It can accommodate three additional SA-Adapters for user-defined functions, such as more serial interfaces or for fieldbus interfaces including CAN bus and IBIS that can be implemented as IP cores in an on-board FPGA.

Reverse SMA connectors provide the physical interface to the external GPS and GSM antennae. For more information contact MEN Micro online at www.menmicro.com.

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