PMC Module comes with dual Ethernet functionality.

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Equipped with 2 full or half-duplex channels via RJ45, P511 is 32bit/33 MHz PMC module supporting 10Base-T and 100Base-TX. Based on Universal Submodules concept, it features -40 to +85°C operating temperature, and 1,500 Vac isolation voltage. IEEE802.3 compliant product offers possibility to buffer all receive and transmit Ethernet frames either in local or in external data buffer to provide traceability and error analysis.



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New PMC Module with Two Fast Ethernet Channels for New Flexibility



o 2 full-duplex or half-duplex channels
o 10Base-T and 100Base-TX
o 6 additional GPIOs
o Fully integrated to comply with IEEE802.3
o 1500 VAC isolation voltage
o Additional functionality configurable in FPGA
o -40 up to +85°C with qualified components

Nuremberg, Germany - February 18, 2009. Right on time for the Embedded World 2009 MEN Mikro Elektronik presents a Dual Fast Ethernet PMC. The P511 is qualified for the extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C and prepared for coating against dust and humidity. For this reason it is perfectly suited for use in safety-critical or mobile applications. Long-time availability until at least 2019 guarantee that the user's project is future-safe.

Dual Ethernet for use in industrial environments
The P511 is a 32bit/ 33 MHz PMC module with dual Ethernet functionality. It is equipped with 2 full or half-duplex channels via RJ45 and supports 10Base-T and 100Base-TX. Up to 6 GPIOs offer additional functionality.

The PMC offers the possibility to buffer all receive and transmit Ethernet frames either in a local or in an external data buffer in order to provide traceability and error analysis. This makes it particularly well suited for safety-critical applications.

The P511 is based on the USM (Universal Submodules) concept. The Ethernet functionality is realized inside its onboard FPGA which can be modified any time by implementing new IP cores in order to perfectly meet the customer's requirements.

The P511 PMC mezzanine card is suitable for any PMC compliant host carrier board in any type of bus system, i.e. CPCI, VME or on any type of stand-alone SBC in telecommunication, industrial, medical, transportation or aerospace applications. The guaranteed minimum availability of 10 years makes the user's project future-safe. What is more, the board is qualified for the extended temperature range.

MEN Mikro Elektronik - Profile and Mission
Since its foundation in 1982 our company designs and manufactures failure-safe computer boards and systems for extreme environmental conditions in industrial and safety-critical embedded applications. Our mission is to provide innovative solutions while maximizing reliability and flexibility.

With 200 employees and subsidiaries in France and the USA we have an annual revenue of 28 million Euros with an export share of about 50%. Customized solutions make for more than half of our revenue. In addition the standard product range includes far more than 100 different computer boards with Intel Pentium and multi-core processors and PowerPC with the corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software, manifold I/O boards and completely configured systems based on:

o ESMexpress and ESM Embedded System Modules

o 3U and 6U CompactPCI, CompactPCI Express and VMEbus

o PMC, XMC and M-Modules as system-independent mezzanine I/O standards

The consistent use of FPGA technology gives us high flexibility when configuring customized and standard products.

Our products are used worldwide as control, measuring, test or simulation computers in all kinds of embedded applications. These comprise extremely safety-critical markets such as railways, including buses and commercial vehicles, aerospace technology or the medical industry, but also mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, telecommunications and the automotive industry. Computer systems in such applications are in operation up to 24 hours every day and often need to be available for 10 years and longer. Ideally no failures must occur to avoid costly downtimes of machines or danger to human life.

We are certified to EN 9100:2003 (aerospace), ISO 9001:2000 (quality management) and ISO 14001:2005 (environmental management) in order to meet the severe quality requirements in critical applications and to offer our customers the highest quality in products and services while considering environmental protection and occupational safety on the basis of a recognized quality management system. We are also working on certification to IRIS (railway).

Our aim is to constantly improve and to provide the highest technology and innovation level. Our business ethics is determined by the principles of the United Nations' Global Compact Initiative (human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption).

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