MEN F223

Up to 2 PCI Express® Mini Cards, -20 to +85°C Operating Range

Manufacturer: duagon MEN
MEN F223

The F223 is a rugged single Eurocard CompactPCI carrier board supporting the PCI Express Mini Card standard. The standard version of the F223 offers two PCI Express Mini Card slots with USB and PCI Express connection. It allows using all types of cards for wireless applications making it possible to extend the functionality of a CompactPCI system in the same fast and easy way as a common notebook.

It is possible to reset and power on and off the two PCI Express Mini Cards separately without having to reset the whole system.

Flexible Antenna Configuration at the Front

Different front panels are available as an accessory so that each PCI Express Mini Card can be connected to a flexible number of robust redundant external antenna connectors at the front.

Large Number of SIM Cards

Using a plug-in adapter board as many as eight additional SIM cards per PCI Express card can be implemented. Even with the adapter assembled the board still only needs a width of 4 HP. Another option is to equip the board with a USB-SIM emulator for controlling SIM cards on a central server.

For Harsh and Mobile Environments

The F223 is designed for -20 °C to +85 °C operating temperature and is conformally coated in order to be used also in harsh and mobile environments. The final environmental qualification depends on the respective cards used on the carrier.


FeaturesFor two PCI Express® Mini Cards
• With two SIM card holders (one for each PCI Express® Mini Card)

PCI Express® and USB interface

Individual reset and power on/off for each PCI Express® Mini Card
• Via GPIO lines of the PCI Express®/USB controller

Up to 16 additional SIM cards on a special adapter board

USB-SIM socket for SIM emulator
ConnectionsUp to six Reverse SMA antenna connectors (front panel available as an accessory)



ExpansionCompliance with CompactPCI® Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
Peripheral slot
32-bit/33-MHz PCI-to-PCI Express® bridge
V(I/O): +3.3V (+5V tolerant)
J2 connector with geographical addressing for distinguishing boards in a system with several boards
ElectricalSupply voltage/power consumption:
• +5V (-3%/+5%), depending on the plugged card, 1.1 A without PCI Express® Mini Cards
• +3.3V and 1.5V supply voltage for cards generated onboard
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® specification for 3U boards
Front panel: 4HP front panel with four SMA connectors available as an accessory
Conformal CoatingAs standard
SoftwareN/A - transparent to the operating system
TemperatureTemperature range (operation):
• -20..+85°C (screened, only carrier, depending on configuration)
• Airflow: min. 1.0 m/s
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight198 g (with the front panel and PCI Express® Mini cards)
104 g (without front panel and PCI Express® Mini cards)
VibrationVibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
Shock50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
MTBF1,224,236 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety/CertificationPCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers

Electrical Safety
• Insulation measurement test according to EN 50155 ( (railway)
• Voltage withstand test according to EN 50155 ( (railway)
• Information technology equipment test according to EN 60950 (information technology equipment)
• Voltage withstand test according to EN 50124-1 (Annex B) (signal- and telecommunication equipment)
EMCEN 55022 (radio and conducted disturbance)
IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD)
IEC 61000-4-3 (electromagnetic field immunity)
IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
IEC 61000-4-5 (surge)
IEC 61000-4-6 (conducted disturbances)
Warranty2 Years


2 PCI Express® MiniCard slots (USB and PCI Express® support), 2 SIM card holders, SIM expansion socket, -40..+85°C screened (carrier only), conformal coating (front panel to be ordered separately)
Front panel, 4HP, with 4 SMA reverse connectors, -40..+85°C screened

Front panel, 4HP, with 6 SMA reverse connectors, -40..+85°C screened

Front panel 4HP, with 4x QMA reverse connectors, -40..+85°C

SIM card expansion board with 2x 8 SIM card slots, -40..+85° screened, conformal coating
Recab UK
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