EKF - Short Profile
EKF - Short Profile


CompactPCI® Serial • Quad PCI Express® Mini Card Carrier

Additional mSATA SSD Module Socket

HTML documents available here

PDF documents available here

Ordered List
Product Information
Block Diagram
General Information

Concise Guide

The Smart Solution


SP4-0980-MAMBO (Octal CAN 2.0B)

Download area for drivers

WHQL Driver

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed driver - not necessary for SP4-MAMBO, just provided in order to remove alerts from Windows® device manager table
Download photos in print quality

Photo Gallery
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Print Quality 300dpi 10x15cm .JPG ©EKF
If setup for non-tabbed browsing, images are displayed in a secondary browser window


CompactPCI® Serial  Quad PCI Express® Mini Card Carrier Board
Six Antenna Connectors for Wireless Radio Applications (WLAN, WWAN, GNSS)
Additional mSATA SSD Module Socket

The SP4-MAMBO is a peripheral board for CompactPCI® Serial systems and serves as a quad PCI Express® Mini Card carrier, either full- or half-size style. An additional socket is provided for an optional mSATA module. Up to six SMA antenna connectors are available via the front panel, for MIMO operation of wireless Mini Cards, such as WiFi (WLAN) or 4G/LTE (WWAN). Any module socket is wired to an individual Micro SIM card holder.

Each PCI Express® Mini Card socket can accommodate either an USB or PCIe based module. The mSATA socket is suitable for either a SATA SSD, or an USB controlled Mini Card.

The SP4-MAMBO is equipped with an on-board Gen2 PCI Express® packet switch and a PCIe to USB 2.0 bridge, and can be installed into any peripheral slot of a CompactPCI® Serial backplane.



The SP4-MAMBO requires a single PCI Express® lane from the backplane, passed over across the connector P1 to a PCIe Gen2 packet switch (upstream port). The PCIe downstream ports from the switch are used to supply each Mini Card socket with an individual PCI Express® link, as required e.g. by WLAN Mini Cards. Another port from the PCIe packet switch feeds an on-board USB 2.0 controller, which is required for USB type Mini Cards, such as most modems. The related SIM card holders are suitable for 15mm x 12mm Micro SIM cards, which are most widely in use.

Any CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot - in addition to its PCIe link - may provide a SATA channel and also an USB port, available from the backplane via connector P1. These ports are both routed to the optional on-board mSATA socket (SSD storage module). The SATA Rx/Tx signals are reconditioned by a 6Gbps SATA redriver, for optimum signal integrity. The mSATA connector can be used also with an USB style Mini Card. The associated Micro SIM card holder is positioned below the Mini Card module itself, due to space restrictions on the SP4-MAMBO PCB.

Feature Summary

  • General
    • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial Standard (CPCI-S.0) Peripheral Slot Card
    • Single Size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
    • Backplane Connector P1 (PCIe x 1, USB 2.0, SATA)
  • PCI Express® Interface
    • Gen2 PCI Express® 6-port packet switch
    • Upstream port: PCI Express® x 1 Gen2 (5.0Gbps) or Gen1 (2.5Gbps) supported
    • Downstream ports: 4 x PCIe Mini Card, 1 x PCIe quad port USB controller
  • PCI Express® Mini Card
    • 4 x PCI Express® Mini Card sockets, full-size or half-size modules
    • 4 x Micro SIM card holder associated (15mm x 12mm ETSI TS 102 221 V9.0.0, Mini-UICC)
    • PCI Express® Mini Cards of both styles supported: USB and PCIe based
    • Six F/P antenna connectors SMA R/P for MIMO wireless applications
    • Custom specific F/P design for additional pigtail antenna connectors (8HP width)
  • mSATA Socket
    • mSATA socket suitable for a SATA SSD storage module or USB type Mini Card
    • SATA 6G redrivers on-board for optimum signal integrity
    • Micro SIM card holder associated (15mm x 12mm)
    • mSATA requires SATA channel available from P1 backplane connector
    • USB style Mini Card (mSATA socket) requires USB available from P1 backplane connector
  • Applications
    • Wireless networking (WWAN LTE) with or w/o data transfer rate aggregation
    • Industrial WLAN/Bluetooth communication - IoT
    • Popular Mini Card sockets for general use, either PCIe based or USB 2.0 based Mini Cards
    • Special SKU SP4-0980-MAMBO available - octal CAN 2.0B interface with 4 x Peak PCAN dual-port CAN modules
  • Environment & Regulation
    • Designed & manufactured in Germany
    • Certified quality management according to ISO 9001
    • Long term availability
    • Rugged solution (coating/sealing available on request)
    • RoHS compliant
    • Operating temperature: 0°C to +70°C (industrial temperature range on request)
    • Storage temperature: -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
    • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
    • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
    • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
    • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
    • MTBF 39.6 years
    • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

SP4-MAMBO - Simplified Block Diagram

SP4-MAMBO - Simplified Block Diagram




Octal CAN 2.0B (4 x Peak PCAN Dual-Port Modules)

The SP4-MAMBO is also available with custom specific front panel design, e.g. for non-radio applications. Available as SKU, the picture below shows the multi-port CAN 2.0B interface solution SP4-0980-MAMBO. All CAN ports are isolated against each other and GND.

The SP4-0980-MAMBO is equipped with up to 4 dual-port CAN 2.0B modules (Peak PCAN). By default, all ports are wired to a common 25-pin D-Sub front panel connector. If individual 9-pin connectors would be required, a wider front panel e.g. 8HP or 12HP width must be considered, due to space restrictions.

SP4-0980-MAMBO (Octal CAN 2.0B)

SP4-0980-MAMBO (Octal CAN 2.0B)
Special Features SP4-0980-MAMBO • CAN 2.0B

  • PCIe Mini Card Module(s)
    • Up to 4 x Peak System PCAN-miniPCIe dual channel CAN I/O module
    • 2 High-speed CAN channels (ISO 11989-2)
    • Bit rates from 5 kbit/s up to 1 Mbit/s
    • Bus length up to 13km
    • Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID)
    • NXP PCA82C251 CAN transceiver
    • Galvanic isolation on the CAN connection up to 300 V, separate for each CAN channel
    • Full device driver support Windows 10, 8.1, 7 and Linux 32/64-bit
    • Programming interface PCAN-Basic for developing applications with CAN connection
    • Programming interfaces for standardized protocols from the automotive sector
    • Custom specific fan-out cable from Mini Card modules to front panel connector
  • Front Panel
    • D-SUB 25-pin male connector, CAN 2.0B isolated I/O
    • Alternate front panel design for D-SUB 9-pin connectors on request (8/12HP width)
  • Applications
    • Test systems for the automotive industry
    • Industrial control and automation systems (IoT)

Ordering Information
Please refer to List 21 for popular SKU
EKF is an ISO-9001 certified company
EKF Elektronik GmbH • Philipp-Reis-Str. 4 • 59065 Hamm • Germany
Phone +49 (0)2381/6890-0 • Fax +49 (0)2381/6890-90 • E-Mail