New Intel i7-based SBC added to MEN Micro’s Scalable CompactPCI Serial Family

New board facilitates easy upgrades to latest CompactPCI Serial technology

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 3U CompactPCI Serial G23 single board computer (SBC) based on the fourth generation Intel Core i7 CPU.

The G23 is the latest in MEN Micro’s scalable SBC family, following the same I/O interface assignment and front plate design as previous versions. This enables existing systems to beeasily upgraded to the latest CompactPCI Serial technology, dramatically extending a system’s lifecycle.

The SBC comes standard with a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor with scalable performance that reaches a 3.4 GHz turbo boost frequency.

The G23 offers up to 16 GB of firmly soldered DDR3 DRAM and the front I/O comprises two DisplayPorts, two Gb Ethernet and two USB 3.0 interfaces. Extensive rear I/O includes seven PCIe, eight USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 and five SATA ports and one DisplayPort/HDMI interface.

The new CPU board is the third in a family of CompactPCI Serial SBCs having the same fit, form and function. Other interchangeable SBCs that support the same interfaces from MEN include the G22 processor board, equipped with a third generation Intel i7, and the G20 using the first i7 generation.

The upgradeable CompactPCI family concept began with the Pentium M-based F14 and has continued up to the CompactPCI PlusIO-based F23P (also equipped with the fourth generation i7).

Due to the scalability of the CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial family, existing systems can forever be equipped with the latest processor platform and are therefore protected from component obsolescence.

MEN Micro uses Intel’s tried and tested mobile series CPUs in these boards. To ensure they will withstand harsh, demanding environmental conditions and are resilient enough for the transportation market, the CPUs must incorporate a robust design as well as provide guaranteed long-term component availability, which means at least 10 years in the railway market.

To meet rugged application requirements, these CompactPCI boards withstand extreme vibration, shock, dust and humidity, use advanced cooling concepts to operate in an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and conform to market specific norms, like EN 50155 for railways.

Technical Specifications

  • Intel Core i7, 4th generation
  • Up to 16 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • Intel Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AMT 9.0
  • Standard front I/O: two DisplayPorts, two Gb Ethernet, two USB 3.0
  • Standard rear I/O: seven PCIe, eight USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, five SATA, DisplayPort/HDMI
  • Rear I/O via mezzanine board: up to eight Gb Ethernet
  • mSATA and microSD card slots
  • Open CL support

Pricing is available by contacting Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit or contact Stephen Cunha, Phone: 215-542-9575;

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About MEN Micro Inc.

Since its founding, MEN Micro has focused on innovation, reliability and flexibility to develop standard and custom computing solutions that employ the highest technology levels. The company’s computing solutions are used in harsh mission- and safety-critical environments found in the transportation (rail, road, air, sea) and industrial (automation, power & energy, medical) markets.

MEN Micro robust offering of highly reliable embedded COTS boards and devices includes:

  • Safe computers and systems certifiable up to SIL 4 and DAL-A
  • Flexible, configurable and robust 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 half 19″ format
  • Robust computer-on-modules for individual system designs

In addition to its full customization support, the company’s core competencies include x86 and RISC processor architectures, development rules for safe applications, analog I/O design, FPGA technology and Windows, Linux and real-time operating systems as well as RAMS and obsolescence management. Onsite development, production and testing laboratories guarantee traceability and high-quality products.

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, including VITA and PICMG.

Contact Information

MEN Micro, Inc.

860 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
Blue Bell, PA, 19422

tele: 215.542.9575
fax: 215.542.9577

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