Mezzanine I/O Expansion Board • Quad Gigabit Ethernet Networking Controller

  • ccl-capella, ccg-rumba & c20-sata

Available as a mezzanine add-on expansion board to the CCG-RUMBA and successor CPU cards, the CCL-CAPELLA provides a number of additional I/O functions. First of all, the CCL-CAPELLA is a powerful Ethernet networking machine, with up to four independent low power Gigabit Ethernet controllers. Each GbE port can be individually routed either to a front panel jack, or the rear I/O connector, by software controlled switches (BIOS setup). The additional SATA/PATA controllers are useful for attachment of mass-storage devices, either on-board mounted, or externally (by cable or via rear I/O). The optional FireWire ports are practical e.g. for vision systems with mixed 1394a and GbE type cameras, and is especially useful for quality-ofservice demanding and isochronous applications. Furthermore the CCL-CAPELLA is equipped with a SIO, which provides legacy I/O ports, such as
serial, parallel, KB/MS (all available across rear I/O). A secondary Firmware Hub can be configured as alternate- or backup-BIOS. Another option available is the Trusted Platform Module according to TPM 1.2 for safety critical
applications. The CCL-CAPELLA will be attached on top of the CPU carrier board, and typically shares its front panel with the host carrier (usually 8HP front panel width in total). Interconnection between the CCL-CAPELLA I/O module and the CPU carrier board is achieved by two expansion connectors, which comprise the PCIe (PCI Express x 4) and LPC (Low Pin Count) interfaces. As an option, the CCL-CAPELLA is available with a mezzanine module (C20-SATA), which accommodates one or two 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (RAID option). Additionally, a CompactFlash card adapter (C17-CFA) can be mounted on bottom of the CCL-CAPELLA. As an alternative, a top mount 1.8-inch storage module (C30-PATA) is available, for HDD or SSD usage. As another option, up to two USB Flash drive modules can be accommodated, top and bottom. The CCL-CAPELLA is best suited for demanding networking I/O applications, e.g. routers, gateways, vision systems, or network fabric. Maximum throughput is achieved through PCI Express technology. Combined with the two GbE ports available on the CPU carrier board, six individual networking interfaces altogether are provided for high performance Ethernet communication.

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  • Single size Eurocard (160x100mm2), needs 4HP (20.3mm) mounting space in addition to
    CPU carrier board, typically delivered as a ready to use assembly unit (including the CCG-RUMBA or successor CPU card), provided with a common 8HP front panel shared with the
    CPU board, mounting position right (on top of CPU board)

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