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B11 - MPC8245 CPU Board

3U VMEbus

This product has been discontinued.

The B11 is a high-speed PowerPC based VMEbus SBC with complete single-board computing functionality. It is optimized for industrial requirements in control and instrumentation in terms of functionality, environmental conditions and cost.

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  • B11 Product ImageB11 3U VMEbus MPC8245 CPU Board
  • B11 Product Image

Main Features

  • PowerPC MPC8245 up to 400 MHz
  • 1-slot VMEbus master/slave
  • 1 MB ultra-fast DPRAM
  • 512 MB DRAM, CompactFlash
  • Graphics via PC-MIP
  • Ethernet via PC-MIP
  • 2 COMs, IDE, USB, keyboard/mouse
  • PC-MIP slots
  • MENMON BIOS for PowerPC cards
  • -40 to +85°C screened versions
B11 Product Image

Technical Data

  • MPC8245
  • 300MHz
  • 32KB L1 Cache integrated in MPC8245
  • Up to 256MB SDRAM system memory
    • One 144-pin SO-DIMM slot for SDRAM modules
  • 2MB Flash
  • Serial EEPROM 2KB for factory settings
  • CompactFlash card interface
    • Via onboard IDE
    • Type I
    • True IDE
Mass Storage
Fast IDE ports
  • One IDE hard-disk/CD-ROM port via onboard connector
  • One IDE port for local CompactFlash
  • USB
    • One USB 1.1 port
    • Accessible via I/O connector
    • OHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 12Mbit/s
  • Two UARTs (COM1/COM2)
    • Accessible via I/O connector
    • Physical interface using SA-Adapter via 10-pin ribbon cable on I/O connector
    • RS232..RS485, isolated or not: for free use in system (e.g. cable to front)
    • 16-byte transmit/receive buffer
    • Handshake lines: CTS, RTS; DCD, DSR, DTR; RI
  • PS/2 keyboard/mouse
    • Accessible via I/O connector
Mezzanine Slots
Two PC-MIP slots
  • Compliant with PC-MIP specification
  • Type I/II slots
  • Real-time clock
  • Watchdog and hardware monitor for onboard temperature control
  • Hex switch for user settings
Local PCI Bus
  • 32-bit/33-MHz, 3.3V V(I/O)
  • Compliant with PCI Specification 2.1
  • Slot-1 function with auto-detection
  • Master
    • D08(EO):D16:A24:A16:RMW
    • Transfer rate max. 7MB/s
  • Slave
    • D08(EO):D16:A24:BLT
    • Transfer rate max. 30MB/s
  • Interrupter D08(O):I(7-1):ROAK
  • Interrupt handler D08(O):IH(7-1)
  • Single level 3 fair requester / arbiter
  • Bus timer, arbitration timer
  • Utility functions
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), 6W
  • MTBF: 124,000h @ 50°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: standard single Eurocard, 100mm x 160mm
  • Weight: 138g
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
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)
BIOS/Boot Loader
Software Support
  • Linux
  • VxWorks
  • QNX
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


  • Type
    • MPC8245
  • Clock
    • 300 MHz
    • 400 MHz
  • System RAM
    • 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB or 512 MB
  • CompactFlash
    • 0 MB up to maximum available
  • Boot Flash
    • 2 MB
Operation Temperature
  • 0..+60°C
  • -40..+85°C
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

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

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, optically isolated, 0°C to +60°C

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

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

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

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

SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

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

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, half duplex, optically isolated, 0°C to +60°C

Systems & Card Cages

MEN delivers turn-key systems completely installed (hardware, operating system, accessories), wired and tested. Different rack sizes, power supplies and backplanes on request.
For details please contact your local sales representative.



This product is designed to work under ELinOS Embedded Linux by SYSGO. For more information and product support please contact www.sysgo.com.


VxWorks BSP (MEN) for A15, F1N, B11, A12, D3, SC13 and Kahlua Box


QNX BSP (MEN) for F1N, B11, A12, A15, D3, SC13 and Kahlua Box

MENMON is an MEN firmware/BIOS for PowerPC platforms.

MENMON (Firmware) for B11 (object code)

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