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3U, CompactPCI  Multi-Processing CPU
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CC8-BLUES - Expanding Your Capabilities
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CompactPCI  Multi-Processing CPU
Compact Flash, Gigabit Ethernet and DVI-I Graphics on-Board
High Performance CPU Acting as Slave Board
Hot Swap Capability for High Available Systems

The CC8-BLUES was designed for CompactPCI® multi-processing systems, with several CPU boards sharing a common CPCI backplane. Alternatively equipped with an Intel Celeron® or Pentium-III® up to 1GHz, the 3U single-size Eurocard provides for a dual IEEE 1394 port, Ethernet, USB and graphics interface.

A CompactFlash socket holds either an ATA Flash card (silicon disk) or an IBM Microdrive, useful as on-board mass storage and boot device.

With multi-processing systems and high density cluster computing in mind, several CC8-BLUES as slaves can coexist with any system-controller CPU acting as master on a common CompactPCI backplane. Due to its low-profile passive heatsink, the hot swap capable board requires only 4HP mounting space.

With a variety of different interfaces and its excellent computing power, the CC8-BLUES copes perfectly with any communications task.

CC8-BLUES - Expand Your Power

CC8-BLUES - Multi-Processing CPU

CC8-BLUES - Block Diagram

CC8-BLUES - Block Diagram
Feature Summary CC8-BLUES
Form Factor Single size CompactPCI style Eurocard (160x100mm2), front panel width 4HP (20.3mm)
Processor Support for Intel® CeleronTM and Pentium®-III (0.18µ Coppermine series) processors, 370-pin PPGA or FC-PGA package
Chipset i810 or i810E chip set consisting of:
  • 82810 Graphics/Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
  • 82801 I/O Controller Hub (ICH0)
  • 82802 Firmware Hub (FWH)
  • 144-pin dual in-line memory module (SO-DIMM) socket, max. module height 1.1inch (28mm)
  • Support for up to 256MB, non ECC, unbuffered synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)
  • Support for serial presence detect (SPD) and non-SPD SO-DIMMs, PC-100 style
Video Output Analog monitor output (front panel), up to 1280x1024 pixel 16M colours 85Hz refresh rate, HarLink connector (front panel, HarLink to VGA adapter cable available)
USB I/O Single type A connector (front panel), USB1.1, data transfer rate of up to 12Mbit/s, short-circuit protected by electronic power switch, nominal maximum current 0.5A
Ethernet I/O 100Base-Tx/10Base-T Fast-Ethernet controller, RJ45 connector (front panel), 100Mbps full-duplex, auto-negotiation
IEEE 1394 FireWire Integrated 1394a-2000 OHCI PHY/Link-Layer Controller, dual ports, 6-position receptacles (front panel), 400Mbps data transfer rate, remote power distribution, short-circuit protected by electronic regulator, nominal maximum current 0.5A
Legacy I/O LPC Super-I/O interface connector, CC6-ACID companion board with Super-I/O controller available
IDE/ATA CompactFlash type II socket for CF ATA Flash cards and CF ATA Microdrives (Secondary IDE)
CompactPCI 32/64-bit, 33.3MHz, non-transparent PCI bridge 133/266MB/s
Hot Swap Function Board installing and removing without adversely effecting a running system, "Full Hot Swap" implementation according to CompactPCI Hot Swap Specification PICMG® 2.1
BIOS General Software BIOS for embedded systems, 2..8Mbit Flash memory (Firmware Hub)
Thermal Conditions
Environmental Conditions
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ... +60°C (CPU dependent)
  • Storage temperature: -20°C ... +70°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
subject to change
CC8-BLUES - Component Assembly Drawing

CC8-BLUES - Component Assembly Drawing
Typical Multi-Processing System with CC8-BLUES CPU Slave Boards

Typical Multi-Processing System with CC8-BLUES CPU Slave Boards
Cluster System with CC8-BLUES (Digital Vox)

Cluster System with CC8-BLUES designed by Digital Vox
Ordering Information
Alias Ordering No. Short Description
BLUES CC8-1-BLUES CPCI 3U, FC-PGA 370 Hot Swap Multi-Processing Slave CPU, Celeron 733MHz, i810(E), USB, 100Mbps Ethernet, dual IEEE 1394 OHCI, SDRAM 64MB, CompactFlash ATA slot, local expansion I/F, width 4HP
BLUES CC8-2-BLUES Similar to CC8-1-BLUES, Pentium III 850MHz processor
BLUES CC8-4-BLUES Similar to CC8-1-BLUES, Pentium III 1GHz processor
  CC5-8-RAVE 128MB SDRAM option (instead of 64MB provided with the basic version of the CC8-BLUES), additional charge
  CC5-9-RAVE 256MB SDRAM option (instead of 64MB provided with the basic version of the CC8-BLUES), additional charge
ACID CC6-1-ACID 3U Super-I/O module, local expansion board complementing the CC8-BLUES, front panel 8HP, mounting on top of the CC8-BLUES
ACID CC6-3-ACID Similar to the CC6-1-ACID, front panel 4HP, w/o parallel port, mouse/keyboard combined in one Mini-DIN connector (external splitter cable available as accessory), mounting on top or to the bottom side of the CC8-BLUES
  CR9-1-ADAPT Mechanical kit, expands front panel of the CC8-BLUES to 6U full height
  250.0205.30.03 VGA adapter cable 0.5m, video cable assembly for CC8-BLUES, metric I/O connector to HD-SUB15 female connector
  280.7.400 Keyboard/mouse splitter cable, male mini-DIN plug to dual female mini-DIN jacks (required for CC6-3 only)
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