Ambler, Pa. MEN Micro released a 3U, single-slot CompactPCI interface card equipped with a 12-channel parallel GPS receiver and a GSM device for communications in low-signal strength applications. The GPS and GSM devices are optically isolated from other functions for increased reliability. The F210 GPS/GSM/UART interface card supports the GSM 850, EGSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900 frequency bands, as well as the NMEA 0183 protocol. This makes the board suitable for wireless communication applications, including transmitting, tracking and acquiring data in mobile communications and in the railway industry. The board also features a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and a conformal coating for use in harsh environments. The four HP, 32-bit/33 MHz F210 incorporates two SA-AdapterT slots for serial interfaces with RS232, RS422, or RS485 line drivers, either with or without optical isolation.
It can accommodate three additional SA-Adapters for user-defined functions, such as more serial interfaces or for fieldbus interfaces including CAN bus and IBIS that can be implemented as IP cores in an on-board FPGA. Reverse SMA connectors provide the physical interface to the external GPS and GSM antennae.
Availability: Available June 2007
Pricing: $1,719.00 USD
More Information: CompactPCI interface card
MEN Mirco, www.menmicro.com