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F223 - Wireless Network Board for 2 PCIe and 2+16 SIM Cards

3U CompactPCI

F223 is a rugged 3U CompactPCI carrier for wireless functions like WLAN, WAP, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, LTE supporting PCIe Mini Cards and up to 18 SIM cards

  • F223 Product ImageStandard F223 without front panel and PCI Express Mini Cards
  • F223 Product ImageF223 with front panel and PCI Express Mini Cards (to be ordered separately)
  • F223 Product ImageF223 with front panel and adapter board offering additional SIM card slots
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Main Features

  • 2 PCI Express Mini Cards (full-/half-size)
  • For wireless applications (WLAN/WAP, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, LTE)
  • 2 or 3 external antennas per module (reverse SMA)
  • Different standard front panels available
  • Up to 18 SIM card slots
  • -20 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating
  • 4 HP 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI
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Technical Data

Wireless Functionality
Possible functions:
  • GNSS
  • LTE
  • WLAN
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • 2x PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • Slot 1: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
    • Slot 2: PCIe Full-Mini; PCIe x1, USB 2.0
  • SIM card
    • 2x mini-SIM card slot
    • 16x mini-SIM card slot on special adapter board
    • USB-SIM socket for SIM emulator
  • I2S interface for audio signals (via digital audio I/O streamer)
    • I2S interface only with special non-standard PCI Express Mini Card
  • Cutout
    • Antenna connector: QMA plug, QMA receptacle, RP-SMA plug, RP-SMA receptacle
Front Connections
  • Up to six Reverse SMA antenna connectors (front panel available as an accessory)
  • Two or three antennas per PCI Express Mini Card
Product Standard
  • CompactPCI: CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • Peripheral slot
  • 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI bus
  • V(I/O): +3.3V (+5V tolerant)
  • J2 connector with geographical addressing for distinguishing boards in a system with several boards
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5V (-3%/+5%), depending on plugged card, 1.1 A without PCI Express Mini Cards
  • +3.3V and 1.5V supply voltage for cards generated onboard
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 3U, 4 HP
  • Front panel: 4HP front panel with four SMA connectors available as an accessory
  • Weight:
    • 198 g (with front panel and PCI Express Mini cards)
    • 104 g (without front panel and PCI Express Mini cards)
  • Cooling
    • Air cooling, forced convection, airflow 1.0 m/s
    • Conduction-cooled in MEN CCA frame
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -20 °C to +85 °C
  • Temperature range (storage): -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3 000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 61373)
  • Flammability (PCBs): UL 94 V-0
  • Electrical Safety
    • Insulation measurement test according to EN 50155 ( (railway)
    • Voltage withstand test according to EN 50155 ( (railway)
    • Information technology equipment test according to EN 60950 (information technology equipment)
    • Voltage withstand test according to EN 50124-1 (Annex B) (signal- and telecommunication equipment)
EMC Conformity
  • EN 55022 (radio and conducted disturbance)
  • IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD)
  • IEC 61000-4-3 (electromagnetic field immunity)
  • IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
  • IEC 61000-4-5 (surge)
  • IEC 61000-4-6 (conducted disturbances)
Product Compliance: Radio Equipment
EMC basic compliance
  • The product is prepared to comply with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED). Standards compliance depends on the assembled radio (wireless) device.
MTBF: 1 224 236 h @ 40 °C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Software Support
  • Linux
  • Windows

Ordering Information

Standard F223 Models

2 PCI Express Mini Card slots (USB and PCIe support), 2 SIM card holders, SIM expansion socket, -20 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating (front panel to be ordered separately)

Miscellaneous Accessories

Front panel, 4HP, with 4 SMA reverse connectors, -40 °C to +85 °C


Front panel, 4HP, with 6 SMA reverse connectors, -40 °C to +85 °C

PCI Express Mini Cards
PX1N - GLONASS & GPS Interface

GLONASS & GPS PCI Express Mini Card, Dead Reckoning, -40 °C to +85 °C

PX1N - GLONASS & GPS Interface

GLONASS & GPS PCI Express Mini Card, Dead Reckoning, +5 V phantom power supply, -40 °C to +85 °C

PX5 - USB HID to Stereo Audio Interface

USB HID to analog audio PCI Express Mini Card, 1 stereo input and 1 stereo output, conformal coated

PX6 - Security Smart Card Reader

PX6, Security Smart Card Reader, 2FF Card holder, PCI Express Mini Card connector pass through, -40..+85°C

PX7 - PCIe Mini Card to M.2 Adapter

PCI Express Mini Card for converting PCI Express Mini to M.2 and PCI Express x1 to USB3.0, USB 3.0 extension for Box PCs, -40 to +85, conformal coated




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


MDIS5 low level driver sources (MEN) for F223


MDIS5 Windows driver (MEN) for F223

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