CompactPCI® PlusIO CPU Card Intel® Core™ i7-6xx Processor

The PC1-GROOVE is a powerful 4HP/3U CompactPCI® CPU board, equipped with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor (dual core, quad threads) scalable from 1.06GHz up to 2.66GHz clock (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz), and integrated graphics. The PC1-GROOVE front panel is provided with two Gigabit Ethernet jacks, two USB receptacles, and either the Vesa DisplayPort connector for attachment of a high resolution display (DVI adapter available), or the classic VGA connector as an alternate option.
Conforming to the PICMG® 2.30 CompactPCI® PlusIO specification, the PC1-GROOVE in addition provides standardised high speed rear I/O across the backplane connector J2, such as PCI Express®, SATA, and Gigabit Ethernet. In a hybrid backplane system, the PC1-GROOVE acts as a bridge to PICMG® CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI® Serial cards. In a classic CompactPCI® system, any 2.30 compliant rear I/O transition module such as the PR1-RIO may be used as an option. The PC1-GROOVE is equipped wit 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 circuitry such as SATA and Gigabit Ethernet, or a secondary video output. Most mezzanine cards can accommodate in addition a 2.5-inch drive.
Typically, the PC1-GROOVE and the related side card would come as a readily assembled 8HP unit. As an alternate, Flash based mezzanine storage modules are available that fit on the PC1-GROOVE 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.
CompactPCI® PlusIO (PICMG 2.30) is a new standard for rear I/O across J2, specified by the PICMG®. High speed signal lines (PCI Express®, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet and USB) are passed from the PC1-GROOVE through the special UHM connector to the backplane, for usage on CompactPCI® Serial card slots or a rear I/O transition module.
CompactPCI® Serial (PICMG CPCI-S.0) defines a completely new card slot, based on PCI Express®, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet and USB serial data lines. On a hybrid backplane, both card styles, CompactPCI® and CompactPCI® Serial, can coexist, with the PC1-GROOVE in the middle as system slot controller for both backplane segments.

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Expansion Modules

Low Profile Mezzanine Modules
Side Boards +4HP +8HP
Rear I/O Transition Module
Compact PCI® Serial Peripheral Cards


  • CompactPCI® System Slot Controller
  • CompactPCI® PlusIO Rear I/O According to PICMG® 2.30
  • Hybrid Systems Option (Dual Backplane CompactPCI® and CompactPCI® Serial)
  • Based on the Intel® Calpella-ECC Low Power Platform (Arrandale+ECC CPU, IbexPeak-M PCH)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-600 Mobile Processor, Two Cores, 4 Threads, 3 Level Cache Hierarchy, Multi-Core CPU Turbo Boost Technology, Integrated Graphics Engine
  • Standard Voltage Processor i7-610E 2.53GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Mode) TDP 35W, 500/766MHz Graphics
  • Low Voltage Processor i7-620LE 2.0GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode) TDP 25W, 266/566MHz Graphics
  • Ultra Low Voltage Processor i7-660UE 1.33GHz (2.4GHz Turbo Mode) TDP 18W, 166/500MHz Graphics
  • Ultra Low Voltage Processor i7-620UE 1.06GHz (2.13GHz Turbo Mode) TDP 18W, 166/500MHz Graphics
  • Other Processors on Request (i5-520E, i3-330E, P4505, U3405)
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 Memory in Total (Dual Channel Mode Capable, up to 1066MHz PC3-8500)
  • One Memory Bank Soldered for Extreme Ruggedized Systems, up to 4GB
  • One Socket for a DDR3 SODIMM Module, up to 4GB
  • Intel® Mobile Series QM57 Express Chipset Platform Controller Hub (IbexPeak-M)
  • Three Port Graphics Controller (Front Panel: DisplayPort or VGA Connector)
  • SDVO (DVI) and Secondary DisplayPort Channel Via Mezzanine Connector
  • Max Resolution 2560×1600 (DisplayPort), 1920×1200 (DVI), 2048×1536 (VGA)
  • Quad Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • Six Native SATA Channels 3Gbps
  • Two Additional SATA Channels 3Gbps, RAID capable with JMicron Drivers
  • Twelve USB 2.0 Channels
  • SATA 1.8-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) with C42-SATA Mezzanine Module Option (4HP Assembly Height Maintained)
  • CFast™ Flash Card with C41-CFAST Mezzanine Module Option (4HP Maintained)
  • CompactFlash and/or USB SSD with C40-SCFA Mezzanine Module Option (4HP Maintained)
  • On-Board PCI Express® Packet Switch (4 Lanes available for Rear I/O and CPCI Serial Backplane Respectively, another 4 Lanes for Mezzanine Side Card)
  • Variety of Mezzanine Expansion Boards (Side Cards) Available with and w/o PCIe
  • Most Mezzanines Optionally Equipped with 2.5-Inch Single- or Dual-Drive
  • Rear I/O Transition Module Option
  • UEFI Firmware Phoenix
  • Long Term Availability
  • Coating, Sealing, Underfilling on Request
  • RoHS compliant
  • MTBF 14years @ 50°C
  • Designed & Manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management
  • RT OS BSP & Driver Support – QNX 6.5.0 Available, VxWorks and Others on Request

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