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F206 - Octal UART for RS232, RS422, RS485

3U CompactPCI

The F206 is a universal octal UART based on 3U CompactPCI and uses small adapter to implement the physical layer for each channel as RS-232, RS-422, RS-485.

  • F206 Product ImageF206 configuration example
  • F206 Product ImageF206 configuration example equipped with 8 serial interfaces (02F206-00 plus 05F206-01 and 8 selectable SA-Adapters)
  • F206 Product Image
  • F206 Product Image

Main Features

  • Octal 16450 UART
  • RS232/RS422/RS485, isolated/not isolated
  • Physical layer via SA-Adapters
  • Large receive and transmit FIFOs
  • Very high data rates up to 115 kBit/s
  • Full handshake support
  • Hardware flow control for RS485 half duplex
  • Also for other protocols like HDLC
  • -40 to +85°C with qualified components
F206 Product Image

Technical Data

UARTs
  • Up to eight UARTs
  • Accessible via onboard connectors
  • Physical interface at front panel using SA-Adapters via 10-pin ribbon cable
  • Different variations with SA-Adapters possible:
    • RS232
    • RS422
    • RS485
  • Data rates up to 115 kBit/s
  • 60-byte transmit/receive buffer
  • Handshake lines: full support; lines depend on SA-Adapters
FPGA
  • Standard factory FPGA configuration:
    • Main bus interface
    • 16Z054_SYSTEM - System unit
    • 16Z025_UART - UART controller (controls four UARTs)
    • 16Z025_UART - UART controller (controls four UARTs)
    • 16Z045_FLASH - Flash interface
  • The FPGA offers the possibility to add customized I/O functionality. See FPGA.
  • Option matrix showing possible IP cores and SA-Adapters (PDF)
Miscellaneous
Four status LEDs
Local PCI Bus
  • 32-bit/33-MHz, 3.3 V V(I/O)
  • Compliant with PCI Specification 2.2
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • Peripheral slot
  • V(I/O): +3.3 V
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5 V (-3%/+5%), current depends only on mounted SA-Adapters
  • +3.3 V (-3%/+5%), > 500 mA typ.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Single 3U front panel slot for up to two UARTs
  • Up to two supplementary front panel slots required for overall eight UARTs
  • Front panel: aluminum with 1 handle
  • Weight: 95 g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (qualified components)
    • Airflow: min. 1.0 m/s
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: 15 g, 11 ms (EN 60068-2-27)
  • Bump: 10 g, 16 ms (EN 60068-2-29)
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1 g, 10 Hz - 150 Hz (EN 60068-2-6)
  • Conformal coating on request
MTBF
308 000 h @ 40°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Safety
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
EMC
Tested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
  • Driver software for Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX
  • Flash update tools for Windows, Linux, VxWorks
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

FPGA

Options

Physical Layers
  • Via up to eight SA-Adapters
  • Different variations possible through FPGA IP cores and SA-Adapters:
    • RS232
    • RS422
    • RS485
    • IBIS master/slave
    • CAN bus
    • HDLC
    • Binary I/O
    • InterBus-S
    • GPS
    • Other physical layers dependent on FPGA configuration
    • Option matrix showing possible IP cores and SA-Adapters (PDF)
Mechanical
  • 4, 8 or 12 HP front panel dependent on number of SA-Adapters
    • 4 HP with 2 onboard SA-Adapters
    • 8 HP with 5 SA-Adapters
    • 12 HP with 8 SA-Adapters
  • One-piece front panel
  • Different front panel cut-outs possible
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

Standard F206 Models
02F206-00

4 HP FPGA-based UART interface for direct connection of 2 UARTs (2 SA-Adapters to be ordered separately) at front, 8 UARTs standard FPGA content plus space for user-defined functions, -40..+85°C with qualified components

Miscellaneous Accessories
05F206-02

Kit (4 HP front panel and cables) for connection of 3 additional UART SA-Adapters to F206 and F206N - SA-Adapters to be ordered separately (cannot be combined with 05F206-03)

05F206-03

Kit (8 HP front panel and cables) for connection of 6 additional UART SA-Adapters to F206, F206N - SA-Adapters to be ordered separately (cannot be combined with 05F206-02)

SA-Adapters
08SA01-00
SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

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

Details
08SA02-00
SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

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

Details
08SA02-01
SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, 0..+60°C

Details
08SA02-07
SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

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

Details
08SA03-00
SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

1 RS232, optically isolated, 0..+60°C

Details
08SA03-01
SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

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

Details
08SA08-01
SA8 - CAN Bus ISO High-Speed Interface Adapter

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

Details
08SA15-00
SA15 - 8-Channel Binary I/O Adapter

8 digital I/O channels, -40..+85°C qualified, no RoHS

Details
08SA22-00
SA22 - IBIS Slave/Master Interface Adapter

IBIS master, -40..+85°C screened

Details
08SA22-01
SA22 - IBIS Slave/Master Interface Adapter

IBIS slave, -40..+85°C screened

Details
08SA25-00
SA25 - GPS Receiver Interface Adapter

GPS receiver, isolated, -40..+85°C screened

Details

Software

Linux
13Z100-91

Linux FPGA update tool (MEN)

13Z055-90

Linux native driver (MEN) for 16Z055_HDLC with TCP/PPP support

13MD05-90

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

Windows
13F206-70

Windows Installset (MEN) for F206

13Y018-70

Windows 64-bit FPGA update tool (MEN)

10Y000-78

Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP for F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, G20, G22, G23, CB70C, CB70, XM2, MM2, BC50M, BC50I, BL50W, BL50S, BC70M, BL70S, BL70W, BL70E, DC2, F205, F206, F210, F215, F216, G215, P506, P507 and P511

VxWorks
13Z025-60

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

13Z017-06

MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for 16Z034_GPIO, 16Z037_GPIO and 16Z127_GPIO

13Z100-60

VxWorks FPGA update tool (MEN)

QNX
13Z100-40

QNX FPGA update tool (MEN)

13Z025-42

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

13Z025-41

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

13Z025-40

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

13Z017-06

MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for 16Z034_GPIO, 16Z037_GPIO and 16Z127_GPIO

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