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3U, Low Power CompactPCI ® CPU Board
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CC9-SAMBA - the Cool CPU
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Product Information
User Guide

General Information
Mezzanine Overview
Mezzanine Concept

Low Profile Mezzanine Modules
C10-C13-C17 | C30

Side Boards 4HP Pitch

Rear I/O Transition Module
Download area for drivers
BIOS Update
Graphics Drivers & Chipset Software
Ethernet Drivers (CC9 - 82541ER)
Ethernet Drivers (CCB - 82562)
Audio Drivers
SMB Monitor (EXE)
SMB INI Files for CC9
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CompactPCI  Pentium® M CPU
Scalable from 600MHz Ultra Low Voltage Celeron® M to 2.0GHz Pentium® M

Alternatively equipped with the Intel® series of (LV) Pentium® M and ULV Celeron® M processors and up to 1GB RAM, the CC9-SAMBA is a versatile 4HP/3U (single size Eurocard) CompactPCI® CPU board, designed especially for systems which require low power consumption.

Available with a variety of processors, starting with the ULV 600MHz Celeron® M up to the 2.0GHz Pentium® M Dothan755, the CC9-SAMBA covers a wide range of industrial applications.

The DVI-I video interface allows for attachment of both, advanced (digital) and legacy (analog) flat panel displays and CRT monitors (D-SUB connector optionally). The CC9-SAMBA is provided with a Gigabit Ethernet controller. An on-board socket accommodates either a CompactFlash memory card or Microdrive®, or an 1.8-inch hard disk module (option). The local expansion interface connector may be used to directly attach a mezzanine companion I/O board, which can carry in addition a 2.5-inch hard disk drive. As an option, rear I/O across the J2/P2 connector is available.

CC9-SAMBA - Fast n Cool

Feature Summary CC9-SAMBA
Form Factor CompactPCI Single size CompactPCI style Eurocard (160x100mm2), front panel width 4HP (20.3mm)
Processor Designed for Intel® Pentium® M Micro FC-BGA 479 processors (0.13µ Banias, 0.09µ Dothan), maximum junction temperature 100°C
  • CC9-1: 600MHz ULV Celeron® M, 512KB L2 cache, 7W
  • CC9-2: 1.0GHz ULV Celeron® M (Dothan 373), 512KB L2 cache, 5W
  • CC9-3: 1.4GHz LV Pentium® M (Dothan 738), 2MB L2 cache, 10W
  • CC9-5: 1.8GHz Pentium® M (Dothan 745), 2MB L2 cache, 21W
  • CC9-6: 2.0GHz Pentium® M (Dothan 755), 2MB L2 cache, 21W
Chipset Intel® i855 chip set consisting of:
  • 82855GME Graphics/Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) - Montara
  • 82801D I/O Controller Hub (ICH4)
  • 82802 Firmware Hub (FWH)
Memory 200-pin SO-DIMM socket (notebook style module), PC2100/2700 DDR266/333-SDRAM, 1GB maximum
Video I/O
  • Analog monitor and digital flat-panel display support by DVI-I connector (front panel), up to 2048x1536 pixel 16M colours @75Hz refresh rate (analog), up to 1600 x 1200 pixel 16M colours @60Hz (digital), incorporates PanelLink Digital technology (Silicon Image).
  • Front panel option: D-Sub (female HD15) VGA connector available, replaces DVI-I connector
  • Rear I/O option: Analog video across J2/P2 (CCR-RIO rear I/O transition module)
  • All ports over-current protected, data transfer rate of up to 480Mbps, conforming to USB2.0
  • USB port 1/2: Type A connector (front panel)
  • USB port 3/5: J2/P2 Rear I/O option (CCR-RIO rear I/O transition module)
  • USB ports 4/6: Expansion interface option (CCA-LAMBADA/CCB-BOSSANOVA mezzanine companion board)
Ethernet I/O
  • Standard 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet controller 82541ER, accessible via RJ45 jack from the front panel or as an option across J2/P2 with attached CCR-RIO rear I/O transition module
  • Jumbo Frame support up to 16KB
  • Option 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet controller (replaces 82541ER), Virtual LAN support, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tag insertion and stripping and packet filtering for up to 4096 VLAN tags
  • Option 10/100 Ethernet (secondary LAN port), accessible via expansion connector LCI (LAN Connect Interface ICH4), requires 82562 PHY on expansion board (CCB-BOSSANOVA)
Mezzanine I/O
  • On-board LPC/USB/AC97 Super-I/O, USB and audio interface connector
  • Suitable CCA-LAMBADA/CCB-BOSSANOVA mezzanine companion boards available
  • On-board LCI (LAN Connect Interface) connector for an additional Ethernet port (suitable mezzanine companion board CCB-BOSSANOVA)
  • Ultra ATA/100 connector (Secondary IDE), handover to CCA-LAMBADA/CCB-BOSSANOVA mezzanine expansion board with optional on-board 2.5-inch hard disk drive or external device
  • CompactFlash socket for a CFA ATA memory card or Microdrive® (Secondary IDE)
  • Option 1.8-inch on-board hard disk module (Secondary IDE), replaces CompactFlash facility
  • J2/P2 Rear I/O option: Primary IDE accessible from CCR-RIO rear I/O transition module
CompactPCI  32-bit PCI bridge chip PLX PCI 6150 (HB4), 133MBps CPCI master
J2/P2 Rear I/O
  • Primary IDE
  • GB Ethernet (Option)
  • USB Ports 3, 5
  • VGA Analog Video (Option)
  • Keyboard, Mouse
  • COM1 (TTL Level)
  • Suitable rear I/O transition module CCR-RIO available
BIOS Phoenix BIOS, single or dual FWH (8/16Mbit Flash Memory)
Drivers (All Major OS)
  • Intel graphics drivers
  • Intel networking drivers
Typical Power Requirements Board +3.3V +0.17V/-0.1V +5V +0.25V/-0.15V
CC9-2-SAMBA MaxPower 1.9A
WinXP Idle 1.9A
MaxPower 1.4A
WinXP Idle 0.7A
Thermal Conditions
Environmental Conditions
  • Operating temperature: 0°C ... +70°C (CPU dependent)
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ... +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
MTBF 90 x 103h ~ 10 years (CC9-3 @ 50°C)
Typical Performance Rating
(PCMark2002 under Windows XP with 512MB PC2700 DDR)
Board Processor CPU/MEM Score
CC9-1-SAMBA 600MHz ULV Celeron® M (Banias) 1986/2645
CC9-2-SAMBA 1GHz ULV Celeron® M (Dothan 373) 3386/3274
CC9-3-SAMBA 1.4GHz LV Pentium® M (Dothan 738) 4745/8489
CC9-5-SAMBA 1.8GHz Pentium® M (Dothan 745) 6143/10609
CC9-6-SAMBA 2.0GHz Pentium® M (Dothan 755) tbd
subject to change

CC9-SAMBA with CF Card

CC9-SAMBA with CF Card or Microdrive

CC9-SAMBA with 1.8-Inch Hard Disk

CC9-SAMBA with 1.8-Inch Hard Disk

CC9-SAMBA - Component Assembly

CC9-SAMBA - Component Assembly Top View

CC9-SAMBA - Block Diagram

CC9-SAMBA - Block Diagram

Ordering Information
Alias Ordering No. Short Description
SAMBA CC9-1(R)-SAMBA 3U/4HP CPCI CPU Board, 600MHz ULV Celeron® M, 512MB DDR SDRAM, GB Ethernet, DVI-I video, CompactFlash slot
SAMBA CC9-2(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-1-SAMBA, 1.0GHz ULV Celeron® M Dothan 373
SAMBA CC9-3(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-1-SAMBA, 1.4GHz LV Pentium® M Dothan 738
SAMBA CC9-5(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-1-SAMBA, 1.8GHz Pentium® M Dothan 745
SAMBA CC9-6(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-1-SAMBA, 2.0GHz Pentium® M Dothan 755
SAMBA CC9-A(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-1-SAMBA, VGA video connector
SAMBA CC9-B(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-2-SAMBA, VGA video connector
SAMBA CC9-C(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-3-SAMBA, VGA video connector
SAMBA CC9-E(R)-SAMBA Similar to CC9-5-SAMBA, VGA video connector
  CC9-H-SAMBA On-board 1.8-inch hard disk drive module 20GB (replaces CompactFlash slot)
  CC9-Z-SAMBA 1GB DDR SDRAM Option (replaces 512MB memory module)
LAMBADA CCA-1-LAMBADA 3U CompactPCI Super-I/O module, local expansion board complementing the CC9-SAMBA, front panel width 4HP, with keyboard/mouse, RS-232, optional audio connectors & AC'97 Codec, mounting on top or bottom of the CC9-SAMBA
  CCA-8-HD Optional hard disk drive, on-board mounting on top of the CCA
BOSSANOVA CCB-1-BOSSANOVA 3U Super-I/O module, local expansion board complementing the CC9-SAMBA, front panel width 4HP, 10/100 Ethernet, 2 x USB, 1 x RS-232, PS/2 MS/KB, mounting on top or bottom of the CC9-SAMBA
BOSSANOVA CCB-2-BOSSANOVA 3U Super-I/O module, local expansion board complementing the CC9-SAMBA, front panel width 4HP, 10/100 Ethernet, 2 x RS-232, PS/2 MS/KB, mounting on top or bottom of the CC9-SAMBA
  CCB-8-HD Optional hard disk drive, on-board mounting on top of the CCB
RIO CCR-1-RIO Rear I/O transition module for CC9-SAMBA
RIO CCZ-A-RIO Rear I/O transition module for CCA-LAMBADA
RIO CCZ-B-RIO Rear I/O transition module for CCB-BOSSANOVA
  CR9-5-ADAPT Mechanical kit, expands the CC9 front panel to 6U full height
  280.7.400 External keyboard/mouse Y-splitter-cable Mini-DIN male to 2 x Mini-DIN female
  908.51.02.01 DVI-D to DVI-D cable assembly, 2m, connects the CC9-SAMBA to DVI monitors (digital way)
  908.57.02.01 DVI-I to HD DSUB15 cable assembly, 2m, connects the CC9-SAMBA to VGA monitors (analog way)
  908.57.12.01 DVI-I to VGA adapter (plug to receptacle), to be plugged onto the CC9-SAMBA DVI output, with HD DSUB15 socket, suitable especially for analog monitors with attached VGA cable
  932.2.01.000 P1/P2 single slot rear I/O backplane (required for CCZ-RIO)
CC9-*-SAMBA: suitable for 64-bit CPCI J2/P2 backplane
CC9-*R-SAMBA: suitable for rear I/O across J2

CF-Card Adapter for CC9-SAMBA

CompactFlash Adapter for CC9-SAMBA (Included with CC9-SAMBA, w/o CF-Card)
1.8-Inch Hard Disk Module

1.8-Inch Hard Disk Module (Option for CC9-SAMBA)
Optional Companion Board CCA-LAMBADA Mounted on Top of the CC9-SAMBA

Companion Board CCA-LAMBADA Mounted on Top of the CC9-SAMBA (with 2.5-Inch Hard Disk Option)
Optional Front Panel CF Card Slot

Optional Front Panel CompactFlash Card Slot
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