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AF2 - Shelf Controller for CompactPCI Systems

Adapter Board for Management Functions

The AF2 can be implemented in MEN's CompactPCI/Serial systems to add basic management functionality such as system startup, shutdown, temperature and power supply monitoring, fan control and management of the uninterruptible power supply.

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  • AF2 Product ImageAF2 Shelf Controller for CompactPCI or CompactPCI Serial Systems
  • AF2 Product ImageAF2 controller board
  • AF2 Product ImageAF2 control panel board with power button and LEDs
  • AF2 Product Image
  • AF2 Product Image
  • AF2 Product Image

Main Features

  • Monitoring and control of basic shelf functions in a CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial system:
  • Displays system status via LEDs
  • Provides system status via I2C
  • Automatic fan speed control
  • CPU startup and shutdown
  • Adaptable to different system configurations
AF2 Product Image

Technical Data

Shelf Controller (SHC) Functionality
  • Informs application software about:
    • External voltage status
    • Power supply failures
    • Power supply voltage levels
    • Temperature
    • Fan speed and status
    • UPS charging level
  • Controls fans based on temperature
  • Forces system shutdown in case of
    • abnormal temperature
    • exhausted UPS charge
  • Delays system start if
    • UPS charge too low
    • Temperature too low
Control Panel
  • LEDs for indicating system status and failures
    • System status
    • UPS precharge status
    • Powered by UPS
    • Voltage fail
    • Fan fail
    • Temp fail
  • Power button
  • PSU
    • PS_ON and Power Fail signal
  • UPS
    • I2C interface compliant with MEN internal protocol
  • Fan
    • 4-wire pulse width modulation (PWM) controlled fan
  • CPU
    • PWRBTN input recommended
USB 2.0 Mini USB connector for programming
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5 V (+/-25%) from at least one system PSU, 0.1 A max.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions:
    • SHC: 7.5 cm x 1.2 cm
    • Control Panel: 7.5 cm x 2 cm
  • Weight
    • SHC: 4 g
    • Control Panel: 6 g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -50°C to +100°C
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
5 525 876 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
  • Flammability (PCBs)
    • UL 94 V-0
  • Fire Protection according to EN 45545
Software Support
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

Ordering Information

Standard AF2 Models

Shelf controller for CompactPCI/CompactPCI Serial systems, main board with control panel and cable, -50 to +100°C screened


Shelf controller for CompactPCI/CompactPCI Serial, main board with control panel and cable, -50 to +100°C screened, conformal coating



MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for generic SMBus driver


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


MDIS5 Windows driver (MEN) for SMBus devices for AF2, F14, F15, F17, F18, D9, D601, F600, F601 and F217


Configuration data generator for AF2


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