MEN Micro P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PCI Mezzanine Card

The 32-bit/33-MHz P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PCI mezzanine card (PMC), from MEN Micro, features four independent, galvanically-isolated controller area network (CAN) interface channels on a single card. Each interface provides a programmable loop-back mode for self-test operation as well as signaling and interrupt capabilities for receiver and transmitter error states. The P506′s interfaces are executed via IP cores within an onboard FPGA (field-programmable gate array). Corresponding line drivers are implemented on a specialized USM (Universal Submodule) module that plugs directly onto the PMC board. Pricing for the P506 starts at $703 for single quantities. Delivery is six weeks ARO.

MEN Micro P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PMC

The P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PMC is ideal for use in mobile and safety critical harsh environments (ie – industrial control, telecommunications, medical engineering, avionics, and other transportation applications). It offers long-term availability of at least 10 years and is qualified to perform in an extended temperature range of -40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius at a maximum of 95% RH (non-condensing). Conformal coating is available on request for added protection against dust and humidity.

The FPGA controls the P506′s 32 MB of soldered SDRAM memory and 2 MB of non-volatile Flash memory for FPGA data and the Nios firmware. Peripheral connections are provided via the front panel on a shielded 50-pin HP D-Sub SCSI2 receptacle connector. The MEN P506 board offers the possibility to add customized I/O functionality in FPGA.

FPGA Capabilities of P506 Quad CAN Bus Interface PMC

  • FPGA Altera Cyclone II EP2C35
  • 33,216 logic elements
  • 483,840 total RAM bits
  • Supports Nios II soft processor
  • Functions can be linked to Wishbone or Avalon bus
  • Available pin count: 46 pins (FPGA to USM)
  • Functions available via USM at front I/O connector

MEN Micro P506 I/O Board Features

  • 32-bit/33-MHz PMC
  • Full CAN/Extended CAN
  • 4 independent channels
  • ISO high-speed coupling
  • Up to 1 Mbit/s data transfer rate
  • CANopen master and slave support
  • CAN Layer 2 support
  • Isolation between channels
  • Compliant to ISO 11898-1 and ISO 11898-2
  • -40 to +85°C with qualified components

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