F15 – 3U CompactPCI®/Express Core Duo SBC


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F15 – 3U CompactPCI®/Express Core Duo SBC


(cPCI) Boards - 3U Processors

Equipped with an Intel® dual-core high-performance Core Duo processor T2500 running at 2 GHz, the F15 is a versatile 4HP/3U (single-slot, single-size Eurocard) single-board computer, designed especially for embedded systems which require high computing and graphics performance and low power consumption. The F15 comes with a tailored passive heat sink within 4 HP height. Anyhow, forced air cooling is always required inside the system.
The F15 is suited for a wide range of industrial applications like monitoring, vision and control systems as well as test and measurement. Main target markets comprise industrial automation, multimedia, traffic and transportation, aerospace, shipbuilding, medical engineering and robotics. The robust design of the F15 make the board especially suited for use in rugged environments according to applicable DIN, EN or IEC industry standards. The F15 is also ready for coating so that it can be used in humid and dusty environments.
The F15 offers a 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI® bus interface and can also be used without a bus system. In combination with a specific side card it can also perform system-slot functionality in a CompactPCI® Express system.
A total of six PCI Express® links for high-speed communication (such as Gigabit Ethernet, graphics) are supported on the F15. 2 x1 PCIe® links are used for the two onboard Ethernet interfaces. 4 x1 or 1 x4 PCIe® links are available on a specific side card.
The DDR2 DRAM (4 GB in preparation) is soldered to F15 to guarantee optimum shock and vibration resistance. A robust IDE CompactFlash® device offers nearly unlimited space for user applications. In addition to parallel ATA, two serial ATA lines are available.
The standard I/O available at the front panel of F15 includes graphics on a VGA connector, two PCIe®-driven Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as well as two USB 2.0 ports.
The F15 can be extended by different side cards to 8 HP and is also prepared for rear I/O where for example another two USB 2.0 ports can be connected.
Two watchdogs for thermal supervision of the processor and board temperature as well as for monitoring the operating system complete the functionality of the F15.
The F15 operates in Windows® and Linux environments as well as under real-time operating systems that support Intel®’s multi-core architecture. The Award BIOS was specially designed for embedded system applications.
F15 has a guaranteed minimum standard availability of 5 years.