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F12N - PowerPC MPC5200B CPU Board

3U CompactPCI

This product has been discontinued.

Equipped with the MPC5200B PowerPC, the F12N single-board computer is a versatile 3U Eurocard CompactPCI board that operates at up to 400 MHz and 700 MIPS.

  • F12N Product ImageF12N 3U CompactPCI PowerPC MPC5200B CPU Board
  • F12N Product Image

Main Features

  • 32-bit/33-MHz cPCI system slot, 4 HP
  • MPC5200B / 384 MHz
  • FPGA 18,752 LEs (approx. 225,000 gates)
  • Up to 256 MB onboard DDR SDRAM
  • Up to 8 MB boot Flash, NAND Flash
  • 2 MB SRAM, 16 MB graphics memory
  • Dual Fast Ethernet, COM, USB (front)
  • Dual CAN bus controller
  • FPGA for user-defined I/O functions
  • MENMON BIOS for PowerPC cards
  • -40°C to +85°C with qualified components
F12N Product Image

Technical Data

  • MPC5200B
  • Up to 400MHz
  • 2x16KB L1 data and instruction cache integrated in MPC5200
  • Up to 256MB SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • DDR
    • 64MHz memory bus frequency
  • Up to 1GB soldered NAND Flash (and more), FPGA-controlled
  • 16MB additional SDRAM, FPGA-controlled, e.g. for video data and NAND Flash firmware
  • Up to 8MB boot Flash
  • 2MB GoldCap-backed SRAM, or: 128KB non-volatile FRAM
  • Serial EEPROM 8kbits for factory settings
Mass Storage
  • Parallel IDE (PATA)
    • One IDE port via 44-pin onboard connector
    • FPGA-controlled
    • PIO mode 0 support
  • Up to 1GB soldered ATA NAND Flash (and more), FPGA-controlled
  • USB
    • One USB 1.1 port
    • Type A connector at front panel
    • OHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 12Mbit/s
  • Ethernet
    • Two 10/100Base-T Ethernet channels
    • One channel FPGA-controlled
    • Two RJ45 or one D-Sub connector at front panel
  • One RS232 UART (COM1)
    • RJ45 or D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Data rates up to 115.2kbit/s
    • 512-byte transmit/receive buffer
    • Handshake lines: CTS, RTS
  • One UART (COM10)
    • Accessible via I/O connector
    • Physical interface at front panel using SA-Adapter via 10-pin ribbon cable on I/O connector
    • RS232..RS485, isolated or not: for free use in system (e. g. cable to front)
    • Data rates up to 115.2kbit/s
    • 16-byte transmit/receive buffer
    • Handshake lines: CTS, RTS; DCD, DSR, DTR; RI
  • CAN bus
    • Two CAN bus channels
    • 2.0 A/B CAN protocol
    • Data rates up to 1 Mbit/s
    • Connection via onboard connectors
    • External transceivers using SA-Adapters
  • GPIO
    • 36 GPIO lines
    • FPGA-controlled
    • Connection via onboard I/O connector
  • Further I/O depending on FPGA configuration
Front Connections (Standard)
  • One USB 1.1 (Type A)
  • Two Ethernet (RJ45)
  • One RS232 UART (RJ45)
  • Standard factory FPGA configuration:
    • Main bus interface
    • 16Z070_IDEDISK - IDE controller for NAND Flash
    • 16Z043_SDRAM - Additional SDRAM controller (16MB)
    • 16Z023_IDENHS - IDE controller (PIO mode 0; non-hot-swap)
    • 16Z087_ETH - Ethernet controller (10/100Base-T)
    • 16Z025_UART - UART controller (controls COM10)
    • 16Z034_GPIO - GPIO controller (40 lines, 5 IP cores)
  • The FPGA offers the possibility to add customized I/O functionality. See FPGA.
  • Real-time clock with GoldCap backup
  • Power supervision and watchdog
  • Reset button, GPIO-controlled
  • Three user LEDs, GPIO-controlled; 1 FPGA power status LED
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • System slot
  • 32-bit/32-MHz PCI-to-PCI bridge
  • V(I/O): +3.3V or +5V (Universal Board)
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption, CompactPCI standard version:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), 10mA max.
    • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 1A typ.
  • Supply voltage/power consumption, stand-alone version:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), 800mA typ.
    • Uses 5V only
  • MTBF: 277,234h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Weight: 250g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 2g/10..150Hz
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Tested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
  • VxWorks
  • Linux (ELinOS)
  • QNX
  • MSCAN/Layer2 support: MEN Driver Interface System (MDIS for all supported operating systems)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


FPGA Capabilities
  • FPGA Altera Cyclone II EP2C20
    • 18,752 logic elements
    • 239,616 total RAM bits
  • Connection
    • Available pin count: 47 pins
    • Functions available via onboard I/O connector
    • SA-Adapters can be used to realize the physical lines.


MPC5200B, 384 MHz
  • System RAM
    • 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB or 256 MB
  • NAND Flash
    • 0 MB up to maximum available
  • Boot Flash
    • 2 MB, 4 MB or 8 MB
  • Additional SDRAM
    • 0 MB or 16 MB
  • SRAM
    • 0 MB or 2 MB
  • 128 KB non-volatile FRAM instead of SRAM
  • Up to 8 additional I/O functions through SA-Adapters
    • Mostly implemented in onboard FPGA
    • RS232, RS422/485, binary I/O, keyboard/mouse, CAN...
    • One-piece 3U front panels for different SA-Adapter combinations
  • Front connections
    • D-Sub connectors for Ethernet and COM/USB
  • Second Ethernet channel at front through FPGA
Also available as busless version (with external 5V supply)
Cooling Concept
Also available with conduction cooling in MEN CCA frame
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, not optically isolated, 0°C to +60°C

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, half duplex, optically isolated, 0°C to +60°C

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, -40°C to +85°C screened

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, optically isolated, -40°C to +85°C screened

SA8 - CAN Bus ISO High-Speed Interface Adapter

CAN bus ISO high-speed, optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened

Systems & Card Cages
0701-0056 - CPCI to CPCI Serial Hybrid Rackmount Enclosure, 8 Slots, 3U Cards Vertical

CompactPCI 19" 4U/84HP rack-mount enclosure for 3U cards (vertical), 4+4-slot 3U CompactPCI / CompactPCI Serial hybrid backplane, prepared for rear I/O, 250W power supply wide range 90..264VAC on rear, 1U fan tray with 2 fans included, 0..+60°C


MEN delivers turn-key systems completely installed (hardware, operating system, accessories), wired and tested. Different rack sizes, power supplies and backplanes on request.
For details please contact your local sales representative.



Linux native driver (MEN) for 16Z077_ETH and 16Z087_ETH


Linux native driver (MEN) for 16Z025_UART, 16Z057_UART and 16Z125_UART

This product is designed to work under ELinOS Embedded Linux by SYSGO. For more information and product support please contact www.sysgo.com.


The MDIS5 system package includes most standard device drivers for Linux available from MEN.


Linux BSP (MEN) for EM1, EM1A, EM1N, EK6, EK6N, F12, F12N and PP1 under ELinOS 5.0 (rpm for direct installation in ELinOS)


VxWorks BSP (MEN) for EM1, EM1A, EM1N, EK6, EK6N, F12N and F12


MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for VxWorks. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


QNX 6.3 SP3 BSP (MEN) for EM1, EM1A, EM1N, EK6, EK6N, F12 and F12N


MDIS4/2004 system (and device driver) package (MEN) for QNX, source code. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


QNX native driver (MEN) for 16Z087_ETH


QNX 6.5 native driver (MEN) for 16Z025_UART and 16Z125_UART


QNX 6.4 native driver (MEN) for 16Z025_UART and 16Z125_UART


QNX 6.3 native driver (MEN) for 16Z025_UART and 16Z125_UART


QNX 6.5.0 BSP (MEN) for EM1, EM1A, EM1N, EK6, EK6N, F12 and F12N


QNX 6.4.1 BSP (MEN) for EM1, EM1A, EM1N, EK6, EK6N, F12 and F12N

MENMON is an MEN firmware/BIOS for PowerPC platforms.

MENMON (Firmware) for EM1, EM1A, EM1N, F12 and F12N (object code)

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