G212 - Wireless Network Board for 2 PCIe and 2 SIM Cards (Product Discontinued)

The G212 is a rugged single Eurocard CompactPCI Serial carrier board supporting the PCI Express Mini Card standard or, as an option, the ExpressCard standard. ExpressCard is the successor of the CardBus standard and offers different construction sizes aswell as connection via PCI Express or USB 2.0.

The standard version of the G212 offers two PCI Express Mini Card slots. It allows to use all types of cards for HF applications, for example GPS, WLAN, UMTS, GSM, or HSDPA. Each card is connected to two robust redundant external SMA antenna connectors at the front panel of the G212.

Using these standard cards that give access to the whole world of common notebook PC expansions is a fast and easy way to extend the functionality of a CompactPCI Serial system as well.

The G212 is designed for -40°C to +85°C operating temperature and prepared for conformal coating in order to be used also in harsh and mobile environments. The final environmental qualification depends on the respective cards used on the carrier.


  • Up to 2 PCI Express Mini Cards (full-size)
  • ExpressCard/34 or 54 modules optional
  • For cards with internal PCIe and USB interface
  • For HF applications (WLAN, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA)
  • -40 °C to +85 °C
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial peripheral card


Card Interfaces
  • Two PCI Express Mini Cards (only full size) or
  • Two ExpressCard/34 modules
  • One ExpressCard/54 module
  • SIM card holder
  • USB and PCI Express interface
  • Please note that MEN does not offer SIM cards or mobile telephony contracts!
Front Connections
Four Reverse SMA antenna connectors
CompactPCI Serial
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
  • Peripheral slot
  • Host connection: one PCI Express x1 link and a differential pair of USB lines
    • PCIe 1.1: Data rate up to 250 MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
    • USB 2.0: Data rate up to 480 Mbit/s
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +12V (-10%/+10%), depending on plugged card, 0.1A max. w/o card
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI Serial specification for 3U boards
  • Front panel: 4HP or 8HP with ejector
  • Weight: 134g (without cards)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (only carrier, depending on configuration)
    • 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: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
MTBF: 2,534,034h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
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
PCIe Mini Card and ExpressCard drivers as supported