Electronic Design

PCIe Mini Carrier Card Brings SIM Power to CompactPCI

MENmicro_0924-AThe F223, a robust PCI Express Mini Card carrier board from MEN Micro, features two PCIe Mini Card slots as standard with USB and PCIe connections as well as two SIM card slots. The 3U CompactPCI board can be used in virtually all wireless applications from GPS, WLAN and UMTS to GSM and HSDPA. Each PCIe Mini Card incorporates two or three redundant SMA antenna connectors on the front panel to guarantee the most stable connection over different frequency ranges. For applications with frequent location or rate-related network changes, the company's AE64 adapter board enables each of the two PCIe Mini Cards to control up to eight additional SIM cards, for a capacity of 18 SIM cards on a single carrier board. The carrier board is designed for -40 to +85°C operating temperature using qualified components, and is conformally-coated for use in harsh and mobile environments. Pricing for the F223 PCIe Mini Card is $514 with delivery six to eight weeks ARO.


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