New Network Controller from MEN Micro Inc. Features Quad Fast Ethernet for Flexible Control of Multiple Configurations

August 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
AMBLER, Pa. – August 2007 — MEN Micro Inc., a world-renown provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for demanding industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers a single-slot, 3U, CompactPCI (CPCI) network controller with Quad Fast Ethernet (QFE) for expanded control of multiple network configurations including firewalls, gateways, routers and fieldbus data concentrators based on industrial Ethernet. The new 32-bit, 33 MHz F211 is qualified for an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F), making it ideal for harsh and mobile applications.

The IEEE 802.3u-compliant network controller features four full-duplex/half-duplex channels that support 10Base-T and 100Base-TX physical layers and provide auto-negotiation, collision and link detection with a maximum data transfer of 200 Mbits/s per channel. Each of the four channels has a unique MAC/IP address, enabling the F211 to function in a redundant mode when the lines are used in parallel, especially useful for high availability systems.


The F211 has a high isolation voltage of 1,500 V and a low power consumption of 3.3 V. The front panel features four standard 8-pin RJ45 connectors.

Optional conformal coating further ensures the controller’s resistance against rugged conditions. The F211 comes with drivers for Windows, Linux, QNX and VxWorks. Other OS support is available upon request.

Pricing for the F211 is $544. Delivery is six weeks ARO.

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For additional information, visit or contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro, Inc., 24 North Main Street, Ambler, PA 19002;
Phone: 215-542-9575; Fax: 215-542-9577; E-mail:

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About MEN Micro, Inc.
Since 1982, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom board-level solutions that are used throughout industrial embedded applications and harsh environments.

The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O solutions that employ the highest technology and innovations. In addition, MEN Micro offers exceptional custom development and environmental qualification services in accordance with industry standards. The company’s standard product range contains more than 100 different computer boards and systems with corresponding BIOS, BSP and driver software based on different PowerPC and Pentium platforms.

The company has more than 170 employees and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.