The F6 is a 3U industrial computer for multichannel communication applications on the CompactPCI bus. The card can operate in the system slot as well as in peripheral slots. The F6 is designed to operate in industrial environments. PCB design, component selection, manufacturing and qualification such as ESD and -40 to +850C temperature screening guarantee high reliability even under harsh environmental conditions. The F6 especially provides all interfaces for integration of typical telecommunication applications.The heart of the F6 is the PowerQUICC II MPC8260 with an integrated PowerPC EC603e processor core operating at 200MHz. The integrated communication processor module (CPM) of the MPC8260 comes with three fast communications controllers (FCC), two multichannel controllers (MCC) for TDM, four serial communications controllers (SCC) for HDLC/SDLC or UART applications and two serial management controllers (SMC) for low-speed operations.The F6 offers flexible use of MPC8260 communication controllers. Channels of the MCCs, FCCs and SCCs are routed to a COM Extension connector for implementation of ATM, E1/T1, fast Ethernet or HDLC interfaces. The remaining ports are used on board the F6 for fast Ethernet and UART operation. Different physical interface configuration such as RS232, RS422/RS485 or 10Base-T is available for two SCCs through MEN SA adapters.