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Serial I/O

VL-MPEe-U2

This serial and GPIO Mini PCIe module provides a traditional serial I/O interface for legacy communication. The serial ports can be independently configured for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 operation. The twelve GPIO lines are independently configurable as an input or output.

  • RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 Serial I/O

    Operate in 4-wire mode with auto-direction control and baud rates up to 400 Kbps

  • Digital I/O

    Twelve general purpose I/O lines

  • Application Programming Interface

    Simplifies software development

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Specifications

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Mechanical Size: Mini PCIe module (full size): 30 mm x 50.95 mm x 6.39 mm
Input Voltage 3.3V (from Mini PCIe slot)
Power (typical) 0.25W
Bus Interface Mini PCIe
Operating Temperature -40° to +85°C
Shock and Vibration MIL-STD-202G
Serial I/O Four COM ports
Digital I/O Twelve general purpose I/O lines
Operating System Compatibility Most x86 operating systems including Windows, Windows Embedded, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX.
Export Info ECCN: 4A994.a
Export Info Schedule B: 8471.60.7000

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Description

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 (-40º to +85ºC). 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, and Linux operating systems.

This I/O board is compatible with a variety of popular x86 operating systems including Windows, 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.

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.

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Accessories

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

Expansion Modules

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

Models

Model:   VL-MPEe-U2E Function:   Four serial ports. Twelve GPIO lines. Operating Temp.:   -40° to +85°C Buy Online    Digikey Buy Online

Models

  • Model Function Operating Temp. Buy Online
  • VL-MPEe-U2E Four serial ports. Twelve GPIO lines. -40° to +85°C Buy from Digi-Key