6U VMEbus Board with QorIQ™ Processor and Flexible I/O
MEN's new A21 VMEbus single-board computer comes with the most up-to-date PowerPCs of the QorIQ™ series. It uses tried and tested, flexible mezzanines to offer nearly unlimited possibilities in embedded applications, particularly in industrial automation, but also in medical and railway engineering.
- Freescale™ PowerPC® QorIQ™ P1013, 800 MHz
- Up to P1022, 1.067 GHz
- Up to 2 GB soldered DDR3 DRAM, ECC
- 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 COM, additional I/O options
- 3 M-Module™ or 2 PMC/XMC slots
- -40 to +85°C, screened
Nuremberg, Germany – April 26, 2012. MEN's new A21 VMEbus single-board computer comes with the most up-to-date PowerPCs of the QorIQ™ series. It uses tried and tested, flexible mezzanines to offer nearly unlimited possibilities in embedded applications, particularly in industrial automation, but also in medical and railway engineering.
Powerful Flexibility on a Tried and Tested Platform
The A21 is a cost-effective 6U PowerPC® card with a fast VME64 interface and provides master and slave functionality, making it a perfect choice for multiprocessing in VMEbus systems.
The single-core P1013 or the dual-core P1022 processor of the QorIQ™ family allows clock frequencies of up to 1.067 GHz and serial communication. At the front, 2 Gigabit Ethernet channels and one RS232 COM interface are provided. Further I/O functions such as USB 2.0, UART COM, a display interface and further interfaces are possible as customer options.
The most prominent feature of the card, however, is the use of two XMC or PMC modules on the A21C version, or three M-Modules™ on its sister design A21B.
By plugging in standard modules, the board becomes a semi-custom solution in a fast and easy way, using a broad offer of different I/O functions like graphics, additional Ethernet or process I/O for industrial applications.
Apart from Flash and FRAM, up to 2 GB DDR3 DRAM with ECC are available as a main memory. A microSD™ and an mSATA slot provide mass storage capacity.
The A21 is specified for an operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C. All components are soldered to withstand shock and vibration and are prepared for conformal coating against humidity and dust.
MEN Mikro Elektronik – Profile and Mission
Embedded Solutions - Rugged Computer Boards and Systems for Harsh, Mobile and Mission-Critical Environments
Since its foundation in 1982 our company has designed and manufactured failure-safe computer boards and systems for extreme environmental conditions in industrial and safety-critical embedded applications.
With over 250 employees and subsidiaries in France and the USA we have an annual revenue of nearly 50 million Euros with an export share of more than 40%. Customized solutions make for more than half of our revenue. Starting with the development phase, through the design-in and beyond we are at our customer's disposal with advice and support. In addition the standard product range includes far more than 100 different computer boards with x86 and PowerPC® technology with the corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software, manifold I/O boards and completely configured systems based on:
The consistent use of FPGA technology gives us high flexibility when configuring customized and standard products.
Our products are used worldwide as control, measuring, test or simulation computers in all kinds of embedded applications. These are extremely safety-critical mobile markets like railway, buses, agricultural machines, commercial vehicles, avionics and shipbuilding as well as other mission-critical applications in industrial automation, power generation, mining and medical engineering. Computer systems in such applications are in operation up to 24 hours every day and often need to be available for 10 years and longer. Ideally no failures must occur to avoid costly downtimes of machines or danger to human life.
We are certified to EN 9100:2009 (aerospace), IRIS (railway), e1 (road traffic), ISO 9001:2008 (quality management) and ISO 14001:2005 (environmental management) in order to meet the severe quality requirements in critical applications and to offer our customers the highest quality in products and services while considering environmental protection and occupational safety on the basis of a recognized quality management system.
Our aim is to constantly improve and to provide the highest technology and innovation level. Our business ethics are determined by the principles of the United Nations' Global Compact Initiative (human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption).
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