F217 - Memory Card Carrier (Product Discontinued)

The F217 is a 3U 4HP CompactPCI board which offers a multitude of memory configurations. It is equipped with a CompactFlash socket and a multi card reader which supports MS, SD and MMC plus cards.

The memory cards are accessible at the front and can be inserted and removed during operation (hot plug). They can optionally be protected by an EMC-proof cover which also secures the cards mechanically, so that they cannot fall out. This protection makes the boards especially suited for harsh environments. A button for hot-extraction request and four status LEDs are also provided at the front panel.

The F217 is screened for operation in the extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.


  • 4 HP 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI
  • USB Flash Media Controller
  • Multi card reader: MS, SD, MMC
  • CompactFlash socket
  • Hot-plug at front
  • -40°C to +85°C screened
  • EN 50155 compliant (railways)


  • One CompactFlash card interface
    • Type I/II
    • UDMA Mode 0..4
    • PIO Mode 0..6
    • Via USB Flash media controller
  • One multi card reader
    • MS (Memory Stick 1.43)
    • SD/SDHC (Secure Digital 2.0)
    • MMC plus (Multi Media Card 4.2)
    • Via USB Flash media controller
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • Peripheral slot
  • V(I/O): +3.3 V
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage:
    • 1000 VAC between GND and SHIELD
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +3.3 V (-3%/+5%), 1.06 W (with CompactFlash and SD card)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Front panel: 4 HP with ejector
  • Weight: 124 g (without cards)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (depending on the cards used)
    • Airflow: 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 + 3,000 m
  • Shock: 15 g, 11 ms
  • Bump: 10 g, 16 ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1 g, 10..150 Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
1,190,023h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)(without CompactFlash)
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Conforming to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support