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ME3 - DIN-Rail Computer Extension Module: Serial Communication Interface

Embedded Industrial Module with RS232 and RS422/485 Ports

DIN Rail fully modular component with RS232, RS422 and RS485 ports and IBIS master/slave options

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Main Features

  • 2 RS232
  • 2 RS422/RS485
  • IBIS Master
  • IBIS Slave
  • DIN rail, wall or 19" rack mounting
  • -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C), fanless
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Technical Data

Interfaces
  • This product includes interface options
  • Serial
    • 1 × RS232, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • 1 × RS232/RS422/RS485, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • 1 × RS422/RS485, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
  • IBIS
    • 1 × IBIS Master, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, plug
    • 1 × IBIS Slave, isolated, D-Sub, 9-pin, receptacle
Electrical Specifications
Power consumption: 2.5 W typ.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: (W) 38 mm, (D) 144 mm, (H) 132 mm
  • Weight: 480 g approx.
  • Mounting
    • DIN rail
    • Wall-mount
    • Rack-mount in 19" cabinet
  • Cooling: Air cooling, natural convection, airflow 0.4 m/s
  • Protection rating: IP20
Product Compliance: Rail - Rolling Stock
  • Operating temperature: -40 °C to +70 °C, +85 °C for 10 min (EN 50155:2017, class OT4, ST1)
  • Rapid temperature variations: EN 50155:2017, class H1, no requirements
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C (EN 50155:2017) to +85 °C (EN 60068-2-2, Bb)
  • Altitude: +3000 m max. (EN 50125-1:2014, class AX)
  • Pollution degree: EN 50124-1:2017, class PD3
  • Humidity: +55 °C and +25 °C, 100 % RH max. (EN 50155:2017)
  • Shock: 30 ms @ 50 m/s² (EN 61373:2010/AC:2017-09, vehicle body, cat. 1, class B)
  • Vibration: 10 min @ 2.02 m/s² (functional) and 5 h @ 11.44 m/s² (long-life) (EN 61373:2010/AC:2017-09, vehicle body, cat. 1, class B x 2)
  • Electrical safety
    • EN 50124-1:2017
    • EN 50153:2014 + A1:2017
    • EN 50155:2017
    • EN ISO 13732-1:2008
  • Fire protection: EN 45545-2:2013 + A1:2015, HL3
  • EMC emission
    • EN 50121-3-2:2016
    • Regelung Nr. EMV 06 :2014-07-29, Anhang E: Messung an Geräten
  • EMC immunity: EN 50121-3-2:2016
  • Protective coatings: EN 50155:2017, class PC2 (Any PCB protected on both sides)
  • Useful life: 20 years (EN 50155:2017, class L4)
Product Compliance: Rail - Wayside Non-Safety Related
  • Operating temperature: -40 °C to +70 °C (EN 50125-3:2003, class T2, cubicle, with class T2 maximum extended by 5 °C)
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C (EN 60068-2-1:2007, Ab) to +85 °C (EN 60068-2-2:2007, Bb)
  • Altitude: +3000 m max. (EN 50125-3:2003, class AX)
  • Humidity: 100 % RH max. (EN 50125-2:2002, control cabinet, class T1/T2/TX)
  • Shock: 11 ms @ 20 m/s² (EN 50125-3:2003, in a switch cabinet 1 m to 3 m from the track)
  • Vibration: 2.3 m/s² (EN 50125-3:2003, in a switch cabinet 1 m to 3 m from the track)
  • Electrical safety
    • EN 50124-1:2017
    • EN 62368-1:2014 + AC:2015
  • EMC emission
    • EN 50121-4:2016
    • EN 61000-6-4:2007 + A1:2011
  • EMC immunity
    • EN 50121-4:2016
    • EN 61000-6-2:2005
Product Compliance: Road Vehicle
  • EMC emission: ECE R10 Rev.5
  • EMC immunity: ECE R10 Rev.5
Product Compliance: Information Technology Equipment
  • Operating temperature: 0 °C (EN 60068-2-1:2007, Ae, temperature value in compliance with 6.6 b) to +60 °C (EN 60068-2-2:2007, Be)
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C (EN 60068-2-1:2007, Ab) to +85 °C (EN 60068-2-2:2007, Bb)
  • Humidity: +55 °C and +25 °C, 90 % to 100 % RH (EN 60068-2-30:2005, Db)
  • Electrical safety: EN 62368-1:2014 + AC:2015
  • EMC emission
    • EN 55032:2015 (multimedia equipment), class A (industrial environments)
    • EN 61000-3-2:2014
    • EN 61000-3-3:2013
  • EMC immunity: EN 55024:2010 + A1:2015 (information technology equipment)
Reliability
775 000 h predicted @ 40 °C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Software Support
  • Linux
    • Supported kernel: 4.8 or higher. For older kernels (e.g., 4.4.x), patches for the Apollo Lake platform are also available.
    • Yocto BSP
    • Tested with: Yocto BSP (Sumo 2.5, Linux kernel 4.15), Lubuntu 18.04 X LTS
  • Windows
    • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit
  • For more information and available packages see Software.

Ordering Information

Standard ME3 Models

This product has configuration options. Please contact MEN for details.

06ME03-10

Modular extension, serial communication, 1x RS232 with full handshake (COM1), 1x RS232 and RS422/RS485 (COM2), 1x RS422/485 (COM3), -40 °C to +70 °C (+85°C)

06ME03-11

Modular extension, serial communication, 1x RS232 with full handshake (COM1), 1x RS232 and RS422/RS485 (COM2), 1x IBIS Master (COM3), -40 °C to +70 °C (+85°C)

This product has configuration options. Please contact MEN for details.

Software

Linux

A Linux driver for the ASIX AX99100 UART controller is required. Please see the ASIX website for the driver sources.
www.asix.com.tw/products.php?op=pItemdetail&PItemID=256;74;110

10MC50-90

Linux Yocto BSP (MEN) for MC50M/MC50I and related ME Modules, for creation of boot media for first tests
Note: Final system configurations may require additional software or a different Linux environment according to the application requirements.

Windows

A Windows driver for the ASIX AX99100 UART controller is required. Please see the ASIX website for the driver sources.
www.asix.com.tw/products.php?op=pItemdetail&PItemID=256;74;110

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