CompactPCI® Serial CPU Card • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3xxx Processor

The SC1-ALLEGRO is a rich featured high performance 4HP/3U CompactPCI® Serial CPU board, equipped with an Intel® Core™ i7 Ivy Bridge + ECC (dual- or quad-core) mobile processor based on 22nm technology. The SC1-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 SC1-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 SC1-ALLEGRO backplane connectors comply with the PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial system slot specification.

The SC1-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 SC1-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 SC1-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.
While mechanically compliant to CompactPCI® Classic, CompactPCI® Serial (PICMG® CPCIS.0) defines a completely new card slot, based on PCI Express®, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet and USB serial data lines. Up to 6 high-speed backplane connectors P1 – P6 are provided on a system slot controller such as the SC1-ALLEGRO, which can be considered as a root hub with respect to most signal lines. A passive backplane is used for distribution of a defined subset of I/O channels from the system slot to each of up to eight peripheral slots in a CompactPCI® Serial system.
Most CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot cards require only the backplane connector P1, which comprises PCIe, SATA and USB signals, resulting in a concise and inexpensive peripheral board design. More powerful peripheral cards profit from so called Fat Pipe slots (PCIe x 8). The SC1-ALLEGRO is a native CompactPCI® Serial CPU card, suitable for usage in a pure CPCI Serial environment. Due to its generous backplane capabilities (20 x PCI Express® lanes, 6 x USB, 7 x SATA, 2 x GbE), very powerful industrial systems can be built.

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  • CompactPCI® Serial (PICMG® CPCI-S.0) System Slot Controller
  • Based on the Intel® Chief River Platform (Ivy Bridge + ECC CPU, Panther Point PCH)
  • Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile + ECC Processor, 22nm Process Technology, Low Power, Quad-Core & Dual-Core
  • i7-3612QE Processor 2.1GHz • 35W TDP Standard Voltage Quad-Core
  • i7-3555LE Processor 2.5GHz • 25W TDP Low Voltage Dual-Core
  • i7-3517UE Processor 1.7GHz • 17W TDP Ultra Low Voltage Dual-Core
  • i5-3610ME Processor 2.7GHz • 35W TDP Standard Voltage Dual-Core
  • i3-3120ME Processor 2.4GHz • 35W TDP Standard Voltage Dual-Core
  • i3-3217UE Processor 1.6GHz • 17W TDP Ultra Low Voltage Dual-Core
  • Celeron® 1047UE Processor 1.4GHz • 17W TDP Ultra Low Voltage Dual-Core
  • Integrated HD Graphics Engine, 3 Independent Displays, Enhanced Media Processing
  • Integrated Memory Controller up to 16GB DDR3 +ECC 1600
  • DDR3 +ECC Soldered Memory up to 8GB
  • DDR3 +ECC SO-DIMM Memory Module Socket up to 8GB
  • Performance Rating Passmark 8.0 SC1-680D (i7-i7-3612QE): Passmark Rating 2241, CPU Rating 7243
  • Intel® QM77 Panther Point Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • Up to 3 Display Configuration (Front Panel: Dual mDP or Single VGA Connector Option)
  • Max Resolution 2560 x 1600 (DisplayPort), 1920 x 1200 (VGA)
  • 2 + 1 SATA Channels 6Gbps/3Gbps for Mezzanine Storage Modules (Connector HSE)
  • CompactFlash® Card with C40-SCFA Mezzanine Module Option (4HP Maintained)
  • CFast™ Card with C41-CFAST Mezzanine Module Option (4HP Profile Maintained)
  • SATA 1.8-Inch Solid State Drive with C42-SATA Mezzanine Card Option (4HP Maintained)
  • Dual mSATA Modules with C47-MSATA RAID Mezzanine Card Option (4HP Maintained)
  • Dual M.2 SATA Modules with C48-M2 RAID Mezzanine Card Option (4HP Maintained)
  • 7 x SATA Channels 3Gbps to Backplane Connectors, 5 Channels Available for Hardware RAID Configuration Level 0/1/10 + Hot Spare (Option RAID Level 3/5)
  • 4 x USB 3.0 XHCI SuperSpeed Channels (2 x to F/P Connectors, 2 x Backplane)
  • 10 x USB 2.0 EHCI (6 x to Mezzanine Connectors, 4 x Backplane)
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Controllers (2 x F/P RJ-45 Jacks and 2 x Backplane Connector)
  • 8 + 8 x PCI Express® Gen3 Lanes to CPCI Serial Backplane (CPCI Serial Fat Pipe 1 + 2)
  • 4 + 4 x PCI Express® Gen2 Lanes (4 x Mezzanine Connector, 4 x Backplane)
  • Legacy I/O Mezzanine Expansion Connector EXP (USB, HD Audio, LPC)
  • High Speed I/O Mezzanine Expansion Connector HSE (4 x SATA, 4 x USB)
  • PCI Express® Mezzanine Expansion Connector PCIE (4 Lanes)
  • Third Display Mezzanine Expansion Connector SDVO/DP
  • 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
  • Phoenix® UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) with CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
  • Long Term Availability
  • Coating, Sealing, Underfilling on Request
  • RoHS compliant
  • MTBF 104 x 103h (11.9 years) @ 40°C
  • Designed & Manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management System
  • RT OS BSP & Driver Support – VxWorks 7.0 Available, QNX and Others on Request

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