G229 - USB 3.0, UART & M.2 SSD Interface Board

The MEN G229 is an I/O expansion board for CompactPCI Serial for adding often required functions to a CPU board on a single slot. It can be used, e.g., as a main boot device for a server CPU.

The board is designed and tested for the railway and industrial market. It provides 3 USB 3.0 ports and isolated RS232 and RS422/485 interfaces, for either service or continuous operation in a railway or industrial environment.

For data storage or as a boot medium an M.2 slot supporting NVMe is provided on the board. It provides a fast boot time as it is connected via a PCI Express x1 link.

The G229 is a low-power solution for the extended temperature range.

Features

  • Three USB 3.0 interfaces
  • One RS232 interface
  • One RS422/485 interface
  • One M.2 SSD slot
  • -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Compliant with EN 50155 (railways)
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial peripheral card

Specifications

Front Interfaces
  • USB
    • Three Type A connectors, USB 3.0
  • RS232
    • D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Handshake lines: RTS, CTS
  • RS422/485
    • D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Full duplex
Mass Storage
m.2 slot for NVMe
Backplane Standard
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
  • Peripheral slot
  • Host connection:
    • One PCI Express x2 link, PCIe 2.x
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage
    • +12 V (-5%/+5%)
  • Power consumption
    • 4.91 W max.
    • 2.79 W typ.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • 3U, 4 HP
    • Only slim guide rails can be used in Heitec housings (included in delivery)
  • Weight
    • 178 g (model 02G229-01)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation)
    • -40°C to +70°C
    • Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Air-cooled
    • Conduction-cooled in MEN CCA frame
  • Humidity: EN 60068-2-30, EN 50155
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: EN 50155
  • Vibration: EN 50155
  • Conformal coating
Reliability
MTBF: 630 662 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 62368-1 (former EN 60950-1)
    • EN 50153
  • Flammability (PCBs)
    • UL 94 V-0
EMC
  • EMC Radiated Emission: EN 55022, EN 50121-3-2 class B
  • EMC Conducted Emission: EN 55022, EN 50121-3-2 class B
  • EMC Immunity: EN 55024, EN 50121-3-2
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