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F218 - PowerPC MPC8314 Slave CPU Board

3U CompactPCI

The F218 is a 3U 4HP CompactPCI slave CPU card which can be used as an Ethernet diagnosis buffer.

  • F218 Product ImageF218 3U CompactPCI PowerPC MPC8314 Slave CPU Board
  • F218 Product ImageConfiguration example: F218-01 with lemo connectors
  • F218 Product ImageF217 3U CompactPCI Memory Card Carrier
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Main Features

  • 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI
  • 4HP peripheral slot or stand-alone function
  • PowerPC MPC8314, 266 MHz
  • Host CPU communication via Ethernet
  • Ultra fast boot: 2 seconds max.
  • Flexible FPGA-Flash structure
  • 256 MB SDRAM, 16 MB Flash
  • Front I/O: 2 Gb Ethernet, 1 UART via SA-Adapter
  • Rear I/O: user-defined via FPGA (option)
  • -40°C to +85°C with qualified components
F218 Product Image

Technical Data

PowerPC MPC8314 PowerQUICC II Pro
  • 266 MHz
  • 256 MB SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • 133 MHz memory bus frequency
  • 16 MB Flash
  • 1 MB non-volatile FRAM optional
  • Serial EEPROM 2 KB for factory settings
  • 4 MB SPI Flash (FPGA-controlled)
  • Ethernet
    • Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channels
    • One 10/100Base-T Ethernet channel (optional, FPGA-controlled, on 4-pin Lemo connector)
    • RJ45 connector at front panel
    • Two status LEDs for each channel
  • One RS232 or RS422 UART via SA-Adapter
    • D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Via 10-pin onboard connector
    • Data rates up to 230,400 bit/s
    • Handshake lines: DTR, RTS, CTS
  • 80 GPIO lines from FPGA
    • Accessible via J2 rear I/O connector
Front Connections
  • Two Ethernet (RJ45)
  • COM1 (D-Sub)
Rear I/O
80 GPIO lines from FPGA
The FPGA offers the possibility to realize additional I/O functionality. See Options
  • Supply voltage supervision
  • Four programmable user LEDs
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • Peripheral slot
  • 32-bit/33-MHz
  • V(I/O): +3.3 V
Busless Operation
  • Board can be supplied with +5 V only, all other voltages are generated on the board
  • Backplane connectors used only for power supply
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5 V (-3%/+5%), tbd typ./max.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Front panel: 4 HP / 8 HP with ejector
  • Weight: 166 g (w/o heat sink and SA-Adapter)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (qualified components)
    • Airflow: min. 1.0 m/s
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to + 3,000 m
  • Shock: 15 g, 11 ms
  • Bump: 10 g, 16 ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1 g, 10..150 Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
427,994h @ 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)
U-Boot Universal Boot Loader
Software Support
  • Linux (in preparation)
  • VxWorks (in preparation)
  • QNX (on request)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.



Non-volatile FRAM
  • 0 MB, 1 MB
  • Third Ethernet interface (10/100MBit/s) at front via 4-pin Lemo connector
    • Controlled via FPGA
  • All three Ethernet (10/100MBit/s) interfaces via 4-pin Lemo connectors (up to 3 on 4HP front panel)
  • 2 additional FPGA interfaces via MEN SA-Adapters (e.g. CAN, IBIS, UART, binary I/O) on 8HP front panel
  • 80 I/O lines from FPGA for user-defined functionality on CompactPCI J2 connector
4HP or 8HP
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 F218 Models

PowerPC MPC8314, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 256 MB DRAM, 16 MB Flash, -40..+85°C with qualified components

SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, not optically isolated, 0..+60°C

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, 0..+60°C

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

1 RS232, optically isolated, 0..+60°C

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened




MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.

This product uses the U-Boot bootloader available from DENX together with board-specific additions from MEN.

U-Boot Bootloader (MEN) for F218

Application Examples

Automatic Train Operation

The redundant CompactPCI computer systems for driverless operation consist of five independent units forming two 1oo2 systems and one separate system for communication and data storage.