The new F223 CompactPCI carrier board for PCI Express Mini Card fulfills almost any possible wish regarding wireless data transfer. In addition, the board can be expanded using a plug-on adapter module with up to 16 SIM card slots. Be it GPS, WLAN, UMTS, GSM, or HSDPA – the F223 robust PCIe Mini Card carrier board is the solution for all wireless applications in the 3U CompactPCI format. In the standard version it is equipped with two PCIe Mini Card slots as well as two SIM card slots. As required, two or three redundant SMA antenna connectors per PCIe Mini Card can be implemented on the front panel so that the most stable connection can always be guaranteed even in different frequency ranges. In addition, the F223 offers the possibility to reset and power on and off the two PCI Express Mini Cards separately without having to reset the whole system.
Especially for applications with frequent location or rate-related network changes the AE64 adapter board is the perfect solution. Each of the two PCIe Mini Cards of the F223 can control up to 10 additional SIM cards, so that a maximum of 22 SIM cards can be accommodated on a carrier board.If an even bigger number of SIM cards are required or if several onboard systems can share a SIM card, a SIM card emulator can be used. Using the emulator, the data of a SIM card installed on a remote server can be transferred to a system in a moving train, which then uses the corresponding network for a short time. For use in harsh environments the F223 is specified for an operating temperature of -40 to +85°C. In addition the board is coated against dust and humidity.