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EM1N - Embedded System Module COM with MPC5200B


The EM1N Computer-On-Module is an MPC5200B PowerPC based embedded SBC for use in different industrial environments, with custom I/O in an onboard FPGA and front connectors.

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Main Features

  • MPC5200B / 384 MHz<br />FPGA 18,752 LEs (225,000 gates)<br />Up to 256 MB onboard DDR SDRAM<br />Up to 8 MB boot Flash, NAND Flash<br />2 MB SRAM, 16 MB additional SDRAM<br />Dual Ethernet, COM, USB 1.1 (front)<br />Dual CAN controller on carrier<br />User defined I/O functions (COMs, graphics, IDE etc.) optional via FPGA on carrier<br />Stackable with PCI-104<br />MENMON BIOS for PowerPC cards<br />-40°C to +85°C qualified
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Technical Data

  • MPC5200B
  • Up to 400MHz
  • 2x16KB L1 data and instruction cache integrated in MPC5200
  • Up to 256MB SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • DDR
    • 64MHz memory bus frequency
  • Up to 1GB soldered NAND Flash (and more), FPGA-controlled
  • 16MB additional SDRAM, FPGA-controlled, e.g. for video data and NAND Flash firmware
  • Up to 8MB boot Flash
  • 2MB battery-backed SRAM, or: 128KB non-volatile FRAM
  • Serial EEPROM 8kbits for factory settings
Mass Storage
  • Parallel IDE (PATA)
    • One port for hard-disk drives
    • Available via I/O connector
    • FPGA-controlled
  • Up to 1GB soldered ATA NAND Flash (and more), FPGA-controlled
  • Available via I/O connector
  • FPGA-controlled
  • USB
    • One USB 1.1 port
    • Type A connector at front panel
    • OHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 12Mbit/s
  • Ethernet
    • Two 10/100Base-T Ethernet channels
    • One channel FPGA-controlled
    • Two RJ45 or one D-Sub connector at front panel
  • One RS232 UART (COM1)
    • RJ45 or D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Data rates up to 115.2kbit/s
    • 512-byte transmit/receive buffer
    • Handshake lines: CTS, RTS
  • CAN bus
    • Two CAN bus channels
    • 2.0 A/B CAN protocol
    • Data rates up to 1 Mbit/s
    • Connection via onboard connectors
    • External transceivers using SA-Adapters
  • Further I/O depending on FPGA configuration
  • Standard factory FPGA configuration:
    • Main bus interface
    • 16Z070_IDEDISK - IDE controller for NAND Flash
    • 16Z043_SDRAM - Additional SDRAM controller (16MB)
    • 16Z023_IDENHS - IDE controller (PIO mode 0; non-hot-swap)
    • 16Z044_DISP - Display controller (800 x 600, 60Hz/70Hz, 6-bit RGB)
    • 16Z031_SPI - SPI touch panel controller
    • 16Z087_ETH - Ethernet controller (10/100Base-T)
    • 16Z025_UART - UART controller (controls COM10..COM13)
    • 16Z034_GPIO - GPIO controller (7 lines)
  • The FPGA offers the possibility to add customized I/O functionality. See FPGA.
PCI Interface
  • 32-bit, 32-MHz PCI interface at PCI-104 connector J1
  • Compliant with PCI Specification 2.2
  • Support of 4 external masters
  • Real-time clock
  • Power supervision and watchdog
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-2%/+5%), 10mA max., only for USB
    • +3.3V (-2%/+5%), 1A typ.
  • MTBF: 232,000h @ 40°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to ESM specification (PCB: 149mm x 71mm), Type I-S
  • Weight: 90g (w/o heat sink)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C
    • Airspeed: min. 2 m/s
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (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)
Software Support
  • VxWorks
  • Linux (ELinOS)
  • QNX
  • PikeOS (partitionable RTOS) certified platform
  • MSCAN/Layer2 support: MEN Driver Interface System (MDIS for all supported operating systems)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


FPGA Capabilities
  • FPGA Altera Cyclone II EP2C20
    • 18,752 logic elements
    • 239,616 total RAM bits
  • Connection
    • Available pin count: 77 pins
    • Functions available via I/O connector J2
  • MEN offers a starter kit for this computer-on-module. The kit includes a suitable carrier board with different I/O connectors for FPGA signals. An FPGA development package for this hardware kit is also available for download.


MPC5200B, 384 MHz
  • System RAM
    • 128 MB or 256 MB
  • NAND Flash
    • 0 MB up to maximum available
  • Boot Flash
    • 2 MB, 4 MB or 8 MB
  • Additional SDRAM
    • 0 MB or 16 MB
  • SRAM
    • 0 MB or 2 MB
  • 128KB non-volatile FRAM instead of SRAM
Front connections
  • D-Sub connectors for Ethernet and COM/USB
PCI and I/O connectors can also be placed for face-to-face assembly (ESM Type N)
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.
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