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High Bandwidth, High Performance 3U CompactPCI Serial Board First in New Series from MEN Micro

MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa. May 2016 – MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the G25A, a high-performance multicore CPU platform based on Intel’s Xeon D-1500 System-on-a-Chip (SoC).

• Intel Xeon D-1500, up to 16 cores

• Up to 32 GB DDR4 DRAM with ECC

• Two 10 Gb Ethernet interfaces

• 4 HP system master and peripheral slots

• Trusted platform module (TPM) for system security

Xeon D-1500 SoC at heart of G25A provides up to 16 cores

The 3U SBC is first in a family of CompactPCI Serial boards designed specifically for high data bandwidth based on PCIe 3.0, PCIe 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet via the backplane.

Offering up to 16 independent CPU cores, the G25A is ideal for use in data servers and mobile data centers as well as for demanding applications found in trains and aircrafts. The built-in Intel VT hardware make the board ideally suited for virtualization applications to build up virtual machines.

A integrated high-performance data transfer line, when paired with I/O cards, can easily transferring data to and from storage media or the Internet via LTE, WiFi, copper or optical Ethernet.

To enable easy handling of high data volumes, MEN Micro's G25A supports two 10 Gb Ethernet interfaces on RJ45 or M12 connectors, a USB 3.0 port, an RS232 port for configuration as well as a PCIe 3.0 interface via the backplane. Available versions come with 4, 8 or 16 cores to provide modular computing performance.

This new SBC features up to 32 GB of soldered DDR4 DRAM with ECC and a board management controller that provides thermal supervision of the processor and acts as a watchdog for the operating system.

A microSD card can be connected via a USB interface providing added space for user applications or for use as a local boot medium and an integrated trusted platform module (TPM) provides enhanced system security.

The G25A is ready for conformal coating so that it can be used in humid and dusty environments and can be equipped with a heat sink. It can also be embedded into a conductive cooling frame. All the of the unit’s components are firmly soldered into place and are guaranteed to be shock and vibration resistant, making it suitable for applications outside of a protected server room like in a train or airplane.

The G25A has a guaranteed minimum standard availability of 7 years.

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MEN Micro – Profile and Mission

“Reliable Embedded Computing for a World in Motion.”

Established in 1998, MEN Micro is the United States subsidiary of MEN Mikro Elektronik with sales, technical support, and production. Since the founding of the headquarters in 1982 – and with approx. 300 employees worldwide – MEN has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop and produce standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices widely used in extreme environmental conditions found in mobile, industrial and safety-critical applications.

• Safe computers and systems certifiable up to SIL 4 and DAL-A

• Robust built-to-order box PCs

• Panel PCs for HMIs and digital signage

• Pre-configured built-to-order 19” systems

• Rugged CompactPCI boards and systems

• Network components in compact box format or 40 HP format

• Robust computer-on-modules for individual system designs

For individual requirements, starting with development through design-in and beyond, MEN provides its customers with advice and support as well as with system design, configuration and environmental qualification in accordance with industry standards.

The company’s core competencies encompass x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems. Additional expertise includes RAMS and obsolescence management as well as the development of computing hardware for operation in harsh and extreme environmental conditions. Development, production and on-site testing laboratories guarantee traceability and high-quality products.

MEN Micro’s computer solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the transportation (rail & public transport, off-road & heavy vehicles, aerospace, marine) and industrial (automation, power & energy, medical) markets.

The company is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (environment), EN 9100 (aerospace) and IRIS (railway) quality management systems, provides systems according to ISO 7637-2 (road traffic) requirements and is a member of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances, including VITA and PICMG.

MEN Mikro Elektronik is a member of:

• AMD Fusion Partner Program

• APTA (American Public Transportation Association)

• ARINC (Aeronautical Radio Incorporated)

• CAN in Automation

• NXP Design Alliance

• Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance

• Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL)

• PCI-SIG (Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group)

• PICMG (PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group)

• RSSI (Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc.)

• USB-IF (Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum, Inc.)

• VITA (VMEbus International Trade Association)

• Wind River Partner Eco System

If you have further questions, contact:

MEN Micro Inc.

Angela Bieber, Marketing


The Simon Group, Inc.

Beth Smith or Christina Sanchez

Phone: (215) 453-8700


Source: MEN Micro