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Serial + GPIO (VL-MPEe-U2)

Serial + GPIO  (VL-MPEe-U2)Mini PCIe Module

Mini PCIe Module

Four serial ports. Twelve GPIO lines. Industrial temp.

Highlights

  • Mini PCIe Module Format
    Small and flexible.
  • Serial I/O
    Four serial ports that support RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 interfaces.
  • Digital I/O
    Twelve general purpose I/O lines.
  • User LEDs
    Two user LEDs for use with GPIO pins.
  • Application Programming Interface
    Simplifies software development.
  • Industrial Temperature Operation
    -40 to +85C operation for harsh environments.
  • MIL-STD-202G
    Qualified for high shock/vibration environments.
  • Latching Connectors
    Prevents detachment failures.
  • Class 3 Manufacturing (optional)
    IPC-A-610 Class 3 for applications requiring extreme reliability.

OS Compatibility: 10 Windows/8/7/XP, Windows Embedded Std. 7/XPe, Linux, QNX

RoHS-compliant

Description

Overview

The VL-MPEe-U2 is an extremely small and rugged I/O module based on the industry-standard Mini PCIe module format. Unlike typical I/O expansion boards, Mini PCIe allows additional I/O functions to be added to a system with almost no increase in overall system/package size. Mini PCIe modules provide a simple, economical, and standardized way to add I/O functions to embedded computer products.

Details

In a very small package, this board provides four serial ports, twelve general purpose I/O lines, and three indicator LEDs.

This serial plus GPIO module provides a traditional serial I/O interface for legacy communication. The serial ports operate in 4-wire mode with auto-direction control and baud rates up to 400 Kbps. Each port can be independently configured (hard jumpered) for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 operation.

The twelve GPIO lines are independently configurable as an input or output. GPIO inputs can be set for normal or inverted level, and optionally set to generate an interrupt. GPIO outputs can be set to be normal HIGH or LOW state, or open drain.

The on-board indicator LEDs include one power indicator and two user LEDs that can be jumpered to GPIO pins.

This rugged product is designed and tested for full industrial temperature operation (-40 to +85C). It also meets MIL-STD-202G specifications for shock and vibration. Latching connectors provide additional ruggedization, making it at home in harsh environments.

The VL-MPEe-U2 board includes device drivers and the VersaAPI Application Programing Interface. The VersaAPI includes pre-defined calls to send or retrieve data from the on-board I/O ports. These calls greatly simplify development of the user code needed to access these ports. On the VL-MPEe-U2 board, the VersaAPI supports the on-board GPIO lines. The VersaAPI is compatible with Windows, Windows Embedded, and Linux operating systems.

This I/O board is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.

The module utilizes PCIe signaling and can be used in any system that supports PCIe signaling at the Mini PCIe socket.

It is manufactured to IPC-A-610 Class 2 standards. Class 3 versions are available for extremely-high-reliability applications.

Product customization is available, even in low quantities. Options include conformal coating, application-specific testing, BOM revision locks, special labeling, etc.

VersaLogic products are designed for use by OEMs working in a variety of market applications: Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Industrial, Security, Medical, Military, Robotics, and Transportation. Anywhere that the need for superb quality and high-performance embedded computing exists, applications include: automation, avionics, gateway, in-vehicle, monitoring, simulation, and vision.

VersaLogic delivers extremely reliable standard and customized embedded computers backed with unsurpassed service and the highest availability in the market. VersaLogic exists to exceed customers' product, service, support and delivery needs - whenever and wherever the need arises.

Ordering Information


Model Function Operating Temp. Digi-Key logo
VL-MPEe-U2E Four serial ports. Twelve GPIO lines. -40 to +85C

Export Information

Description Value
ECCN:4A994.a
SCHEDULE B:8471.60.7000

Accessories

Part Number Description Photo
Cables
VL-CBR-1014RS232 two channel cable 2xDsub (9-pin), latching, 12"
VL-CBR-1502GPIO screw terminal paddleboard, and cable, Latching, 12"
Hardware
VL-HDW-108Mini PCIe card / mSATA 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.5 mm standoffs, Metric thread, Nylon
VL-HDW-110Mini PCIe module 10x hold-down screws for use with 2.0 mm standoffs, Nylon

Expansion Modules

Part Number Description Form Factor
Adapters
VL-EPM-P2E PC/104-Plus Mini PCIe socket x2 adapter, industrial temperaturePC/104-Plus
VL-EPMp-P2E PCI-104 Mini PCIe socket x2 Adapter, industrial temperaturePCI-104

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Part Number Function Form Factor
VL-MPEe-A1E Analog Input Module, x8 channels single ended (12-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-A2E Analog Iinput Module, x8 channels single ended (16-bit resolution), industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-E3E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-E4E Gigabit Ethernet Over Fiber Optic media (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-FW1E 1394 Firewire Module, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEe-V5E VGA and LVDS Interface, industrial temperature (PCIe signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEs-F1E32 32 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E16 16 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-F1E4 4 GB mSATA drive, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEs-S3E SATA Adapter, industrial temperature (SATA signaling)MSATA
VL-MPEu-G2E GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E Precision GPS Receiver, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe
VL-MPEu-G3E-Z Precision GPS Receiver, no battery, industrial temperature (USB signaling)Mini PCIe

Specifications

General Board Size Mini PCIe module (full size): 30 mm x 50.95 mm x 6.39 mm
Power Requirements 3.3V 5% @ 0.25W (supplied by the Mini PCIe socket)
Manufacturing Standards
Standard IPC-A-610 Class 2 modified
Optional IPC-A-610 Class 3 modified
Regulatory Compliance RoHS
Mini PCIe Signal Type PCI Express Base Specification, Rev 2.0
Environmental Operating Temperature -40 to +85C
Storage Temperature -40 to +85C
Altitude *
Operating To 15,000 ft. (4,570m)
Storage To 40,000 ft. (12,000m)
Cooling None (fanless)
Airflow Requirements None (free air)
Thermal Shock 5C/min. over operating temperature
Humidity Less than 95%, noncondensing
Vibration,
Sinusoidal Sweep
MIL-STD-202G, Method 204, Modified Condition A: 2g constant acceleration from 5 to 500 Hz, 20 min. per axis
Vibration, Random MIL-STD-202G, Method 214A, Condition A: 5.35g rms, 5 min. per axis
Mechanical Shock MIL-STD-202G, Method 213B, Condition G: 20g half-sine, 11 msec. duration per axis
Device I/O COM 1/2/3/4 Interface RS-232/422/485 selectable. 16C550 compatible. 400 Kbps max.
GPIO Twelve general purpose I/O lines
LEDs One power indicator. Two user LEDs.
Software Drivers Device drivers and VersaAPI included. Provides simplified I/O interface for most application languages. Supports on-board GPIO lines. Compatible with Windows, Windows Embedded, and Linux operating systems.
* Extended altitude specifications available upon request
MIL-STD-202G shock and vibe levels are used to illustrate the ruggedness of this product in general. Testing to higher levels and/or different types of shock or vibration methods can be accommodated per the specific requirements of the application. Contact a VersaLogic Sales Engineer for further information.
Specifications are subject to change without notification. PCI Express is a registered trademark of the PCI-SIG. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.