M62N - Mezzanine Card with 16 Analog Outputs, 15/16 Bits

The mezzanine card M62N is an analog output device with as many as 16 channels on one single M-Module. The isolated supply voltages are generated by an on-board DC/DC converter. The output voltage range is programmable to 0 to 10 V or -10 to +10 V. Alternatively, current outputs are available within a range of 4 to 20 mA. The output load is driven to ground.

For driving more than 6 current outputs at the same time an external supply is needed!

The M62N is based on the M-Module ANSI mezzanine standard. It can be used as an I/O extension in any type of bus system, i.e. CPCI, VME or on any type of stand-alone SBC. Appropriate M-Module carrier cards in 3U, 6U and other formats are available from MEN or other manufacturers.


  • 16 current or voltage outputs
  • 16 bits resolution with voltage outputs
  • 15 bits resolution with current outputs
  • Typ. 11.5 µs conversion time
  • Electrical isolation (500 V DC)
  • -40 °C to +85 °C


D/A Conversion
  • 16 channels
  • Resolution:
    • 16 bits with voltage outputs (bipolar operation)
    • 15 bits with voltage outputs (unipolar operation)
    • 15 bits with current outputs
  • Register write to output settle time with ±1LSB full-scale step max. 13,5µs, typ. <11,5µs
  • D/A-converter relative accuracy (INL) ±1LSB
  • Reference
    • Temperature drift max. 2 ppm/°C
    • Initial error max. 1mV
Voltage Output
  • Output current: 5mA max.
  • Accuracy: ±0.1%, ±1 LSB differential
  • Voltage ranges (programmable): 0..10V; -10V..+10V
Current Output
  • Accuracy: ± 0.5%
  • Current range : 4..20mA (other ranges possible on request)
  • Max. output voltage 12.5V (or higher with external power supply)
  • Max. load resistance 500 Ohm (or higher with external power supply)
Possible Configurations
  • 16 voltage outputs
  • 16 current outputs
  • 8 voltage outputs (on request)
  • 8 current outputs (on request)
Peripheral Connections
  • Via front panel on a shielded 25-pin D-Sub receptacle connector
  • Via carrier board (rear I/O)
M-Module Characteristics
  • A08, D16, IDENT
  • M-Module access time (timing parameter No. 3: /SELECT to /DTACK): 3,3 µs max.
Electrical Specifications
  • Isolation voltage:
    • 500V DC between isolated side and digital side
    • 500V DC isolation voltage between isolated ground and shield. Voltage between the connector shield and isolated ground is limited by a protective device (varistor); AC coupling between connector shield and isolated ground through 47nF capacitor
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), typ. 476 mA (voltage version, idle), typ. 488 mA (voltage version, output +10V), typ. 577 mA (current version, idle), typ. 661 mA (current version, 1 x 20mA)
    • Optional external supply : 16V..30V (24V typ.), current drawn depending on operating conditions
  • MTBF: tbd. @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to M-Module Standard
  • Weight: 72g (voltage version)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity range (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
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Conforming to IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
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