The PC3-ALLEGRO is a rich featured high performance 4HP/3U CompactPCI® PlusIO CPU board, equipped with a 3rd Generation Intel® Core i7 Ivy Bridge + ECC (dual- or quad-core) mobile processor based on 22nm technology. The PC3-ALLEGRO front panel is provided with two Gigabit Ethernet jacks, two USB 3.0 receptacles, and two Mini-DisplayPort connectors for attachment of high resolution digital displays, configured e.g. as extended desktop.
The PC3-ALLEGRO is equipped with up to 16GB RAM with ECC support. 8GB memory-down are provided for rugged applications, and another 8GB are available via the DDR3 ECC SO-DIMM socket. As an option, a low profile mezzanine module with dual mSATA SSDs may serve as a high-speed RAID mass storage solution. The PC3-ALLEGRO backplane connectors comply with the PICMG® CompactPCI® PlusIO system slot specification, suitable for a rear I/O module or hybrid CompactPCI® Serial Systems.
The PC3-ALLEGRO is equipped with a set of local expansion interface connectors, which can be optionally used to attach a mezzanine side board. A variety of expansion cards is available, e.g. providing legacy I/O and additional PCI Express® based I/O controllers such as SATA, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet, or a third video output. Most mezzanine side cards can accommodate in addition a 2.5-inch drive.
Typically, the PC3-ALLEGRO and the related side card would come as a readily assembled 8HP unit. As an alternate, low profile Flash based mezzanine storage modules are available that fit on the PC3-ALLEGRO while maintaining the 4HP profile. The C42-SATA module e.g. is equipped with a very fast 1.8-inch SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), which is suitable for installation of any popular operating system.