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A201S - M-Module Carrier Board for 4 Mezzanine Cards

6U VMEbus

The A201S is an M-Module carrier board for universal I/O on the VMEbus, allowing high flexibility in applications such as process and motion control, measuring and instrumentation, communication or special-purpose tasks.

  • A201S Product ImageA201S 6U VMEbus M-Module Carrier Board
  • A201S Product Image

Main Features

  • 4 M-Module slots
  • 1 VMEbus slot
  • VMEbus slave A16/A24/D16, interrupter
  • -40 °C to +85 °C (depending on model)
A201S Product Image

Technical Data

Mezzanine Slots
  • Four M-Module slots
  • Compliant with M-Module standard
  • Characteristics: D08, D16, A08, INTA, INTC
Interrupt Controller
  • Interrupt handling individually for each M-Module
  • Functional compatibility with A201N
Peripheral Connections
  • Via front panel
  • Via 96-pin P2 connector (rear I/O)
  • Only one slot required on the VMEbus
  • Models with P2 connector not compatible with VME64 backplanes (row B of the P2 connector is used for user I/O)
  • Slave D08(EO):D16:A16:A24
  • Interrupter D08(O)
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption: +5V (-3%/+5%), 320mA typ. (without M-Modules)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: standard double Eurocard, 233.3mm x 160mm
  • Front panel: aluminum with 2 handles, cut-outs for front connectors of 4 M-Modules
  • Weight: 220g
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% without condensation
  • Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% without condensation
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
430,000h @ 50°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
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

Ordering Information

Standard A201S Models

M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, with P2, 0..+60°C


M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, without P2, -40..+85°C screened


M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, without P2, 0..+60°C


M-Module carrier board, on-board 16MHz-supply, ELMA ejectors, without P2, 0..+60°C

Miscellaneous Accessories

Front-panel cover for M-Module cut-outs at front panels, snap-in, 10 pcs


25 mounting screw sets to fix M-Modules on carrier boards (3 different screw types, 50 pieces each)



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.


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