PMC Module supports multi-mode transmission up to 2 m.

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PMC module P512 is equipped with Reflective Memory for redundant memory structures in safety-critical applications. Reflective Memory allows user to access different memory components simultaneously to read from them or write on them in parallel. Featuring 32 Mb DDR2 DRAM of memory and operating temperature between -40 to +85°C, module offers LVDS channel with connection speed of 230 MHz and 86 Mb/s.



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Reflective Memory PMC for Maximum Data Safety



o 32-bit/33-MHz PMC

o 1 LVDS channel

o Usable in a Mesh

o Multi mode transmission up to 2 meters

o 32 MB DDR2 SDRAM

o Connection speed 230 MHz, 86 MB/s

o -40 up to +85°C with qualified components

Nuremberg, Germany - January 26, 2009. Right on time for the Embedded World 2009 MEN for the first time presents a Reflective Memory PMC mezzanine card. The PMC module P512 is well suited for use in safety-critical applications, offers a high transmission speed and high flexibility.

Memory capacity for maximum safety

The PMC module P512 is equipped with Reflective Memory for redundant memory structures in safety-critical applications. Reflective Memory is a memory technology which allows the user to access different memory components simultaneously to read from them or write on them in parallel. A big advantage of this technology is the extension of the available memory capacity due to the possibility to write to memory elements of different processors at the same time. In addition, deterministic real-time communication is possible in the network.

Each P512 module offers an LVDS channel with a connection speed of 230 MHz and 86 MB/s and supports multi mode transmission up to two meters. This makes it possible to integrate the PMC module into a mesh which connects all modules of the network to each other. For this, each CPU of the system needs a PMC module for the connection to the other computer(s) (two SBCs - one PMC module per SBC, three SBCs - two PMC modules per SBC etc.).

The P512 is a PMC mezzanine card 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. It supports 32 bits/33 MHz and is equipped with a 32 MB DDR2 DRAM. Appropriate PMC carrier cards in 3U, 6U and other formats are available from MEN or other manufacturers.

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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