MEN Mikro Elektronik have introduced the first 3U CompactPCI board with conductive cooling at Embedded World 2009. The F50C is based on Freescale’s MPC8548 and was particularly designed for application in harsh environmental conditions.
The new F50C 3U CompactPCI single-board computer, available from Dominion Electronics , is based on Freescale’s MPC8548 with clock frequencies between 800 MHz and 1.5 GHz. The 3U CompactPCI single-board computer supports rear I/O and comes with a specially designed CCA frame for conductive cooling by standard. This frame gives the card 5 HP in size and allows the single-board computer (SBC) to be used in MEN Mikro Elektronik’s conductive cooling housing in a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.
With front I/O and a heat sink for convection cooling, the F50P sister board is also available for application in common 19” systems.
The F50C has 2 GB ECC DDR2 SDRAM main memory, a 16 GB solid state Flash disk (SSD) for application data, and an industrial FRAM and SRAM.
The single-board computer supports up to 3 Gigabit Ethernet channels, 4 USB ports, up to 2 SATA interfaces and a multitude of user-definable functions inside its FPGA. These may include graphics, touch, serial and Fieldbus interfaces as well as binary I/O – depending on the needs of each application.
All F50C’s interfaces are accessible through the J2 rear I/O connector. All components of the F50C are firmly soldered against shock and vibration. In addition, the card is ready for coating against dust and humidity.