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D203 - M-Module Carrier Board

6U CompactPCI

The D203 is a 6U M-Module carrier board for universal I/O on the CompactPCI bus.

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  • D203 Product ImageD203 6U CompactPCI M-Module Carrier Board
  • D203 Product Image

Main Features

  • 1 CompactPCI bus slot
  • 4 M-Module slots
  • -40°C to +85°C versions with qualified components
D203 Product Image

Technical Data

M-Module Slots
  • Four M-Module slots
  • Compliant with M-Module standard
  • Characteristics: A08, A24, D08, D16, D32, INTA, TRIGI, TRIGO
  • One pass-thru window per M-Module
Peripheral Connections
  • Via front panel
  • Via CompactPCI J4/J5
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Specification 2.0 R2.1
  • Only one slot required on the 6U CompactPCI bus
  • 32-bit/33-MHz PCI-to-M-Module bridge
    • FPGA-based
    • Compliant with PCI Specification 2.2
    • Target on PCI bus
  • V(I/O): +5V (+3.3V on request)
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), 20mA typ.
    • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 20mA typ.
  • MTBF: 470,000h @ 50°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 6U boards
  • Front panel: aluminum with 2 handles, cut-outs for front connectors of 4 M-Modules
  • Weight: 260g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0..+60°C or -40..+85°C
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Tested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
  • M-Module drivers for Windows, VxWorks, Linux, QNX, OS-9 as supported
  • Basic board driver included in MDIS system package for the respective operating system


M-Module Characteristics
A08/D16 or A24/D32
Rear I/O
With or without J4/J5
Operation Temperature
  • 0..+60°C
  • -40..+85°C
Cooling Concept
Also available with conduction cooling in MEN CCA frame
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

Standard D203 Models

M-Module carrier board, with J4/J5 for rear I/O, 0...+60°C


M-Module carrier board, A24 access, with J4/J5 for rear I/O, -40..+85°C qualified


M-Module carrier board, A24 access, without J4/J5 for rear I/O, -40..+85°C qualified



Driver software for Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, RTX and OS-9 is available for the different M-Modules. Please refer to the M-Module/s of your choice for information and download.

A basic board driver for this carrier card is included in the MDIS system package for the respective operating system. You can find an overview of available packages for download under www.men.de/mdis.