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F212 - Wireless Network Board for 2 PCIe and 2 SIM Cards

3U CompactPCI

This product has been discontinued.

The F212 is a rugged single Eurocard CompactPCI carrier board supporting the PCI Express Mini Card standard or the ExpressCard standard for implementing WLAN, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA interfaces.

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  • F212 Product ImageConfiguration example F212 PCI Express Mini Card Carrier
  • F212 Product ImageConfiguration example F212 PCI Express Mini Carrier equipped with one Mini Card
  • F212 Product ImageConfiguration example F212 ExpressCard Carrier
  • F212 Product ImageConfiguration example F212 ExpressCard Carrier equipped with two ExpressCard/34 modules
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Main Features

  • 4 HP 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI
  • Up to 2 PCI Express Mini Cards
  • ExpressCard/34 or 54 modules optional
  • For cards with internal USB interface
  • For HF applications (WLAN, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA)
  • -40 °C to +85 °C
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Technical Data

Card Interfaces
  • For Two PCI Express Mini Cards
    • With two SIM card holders (one for each PCI Express Mini Card)
  • USB interface
  • Please note that MEN does not offer SIM cards or mobile telephony contracts!
PCI-to-USB Bridge
  • USB 2.0
  • 48 MHz
Front Connections
Four Reverse SMA antenna connectors
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • Peripheral slot
  • 32-bit/33-MHz PCI-to-USB bridge
  • V(I/O): +3.3 V (+5 V tolerant)
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5 V (-3%/+5% depending on plugged card), tbd max. w/o card
  • +3.3 V and 1.5 V supply voltage for cards generated onboard
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Front panel: 4HP or 8HP with ejector
  • Weight: 172 g (without cards)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (only carrier, depending on configuration)
    • Airflow: min. 10 m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: 15 g/11 ms
  • Bump: 10 g/16 ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1 g/10..150 Hz
2 038 459 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Conforming to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
PCI Express Mini Card and ExpressCard drivers as supported


Card Slots
  • For two PCI Express Full-Mini or Half-Mini Cards (dual-use sockets)
    • With four SIM card holders (two for each PCI Express Mini Card)
  • For two ExpressCard/34 modules
  • For one ExpressCard/54 module
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

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PX4 - Mobile Phone Voice Interface

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