AMBLER, Pa. May 2012 – MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the flexible A21, a 6U VMEbus SBC that incorporates both master and slave functionality for exceptional multiprocessing in embedded applications, particularly in industrial automation, but also in medical and railway engineering.
The new board is available in two configurations that enable fast and easy semi-custom solutions to meet different system requirements. Both versions support front and rear I/O and standard modules can be easily plugged in for tailored control systems that appear as customized solutions based on standard components.
Featuring three M-Module slots, the A21B is ideal for real-world I/O including analog/binary process and instrumentation I/O. The A21C includes two PMC or XMC slots for functions such as graphics, mass storage or additional Ethernet. The PMC slots support modules up to 64-bit/100-MHz PCI-X. The XMC slots are powered by two PCI Express x1 links.
The new A21 features a single-core P1013 or dual-core P1022 PowerPC QorIQ processor with clock frequencies of up to 1.67 GHz and serial communication. 1 MB of local dual-ported SRAM is provided for slave access and communication between the local CPU and another VMEbus master.
The new SBC provides a solid foundation for industrial computing including two Gigabit Ethernet channels and one RS232 COM Interface at the front, along with 2 GB of DDR3 soldered SDRAM with ECC, up to 64 MB of Flash and 128 KB of FRAM. The A21 accepts a microSD card and an mSATA plug-in module for mass storage requirements.
If additional I/O is needed, one board slot can be used for a USB 2.0, COM or custom I/O interface controlled by the onboard FPGA.
Operating temperature is -40°C to +85°C and all board components are soldered to withstand shock and vibration. The card can be conformal coated for protection against humidity and dust.
Pricing for the A21 is $1,712. Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.
For additional information, visit http://www.menmicro.com/products/vmebus.html#t=grp2 or contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 24 N. Main Street, Ambler, Pa. 19002; Phone: 215-542-9575; Fax: 215-542-9577; E-mail: Stephen.Cunha@menmicro.com.
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About MEN Micro Inc.
Since its inception, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom embedded boards and systems that employ the highest technology and innovations. The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in industrial and safety-critical applications.
MEN Micro offers more than 100 standard boards and systems based on Intel and PowerPC with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software as well as a host of custom solutions. In addition to CompactPCI, CompactPCI PlusIO, CompactPCI Serial and VMEbus SBCs, the company’s products include DAL and SIL certifiable safe computer assemblies; ESMexpress, ESMini and ESM Computer-On-Modules; PMC, XMC and M-Modules as system-independent mezzanine I/O standards; box and display computers; and network components, gateways and Ethernet switches.
Starting with development, through design-in and beyond, MEN Micro provides its customers with advice and support as well as environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. MEN Micro is the US subsidiary of MEN Mikro Elektronik in Germany, which has over 200 employees worldwide and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.