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PC3-ALLEGRO

CompactPCI® PlusIO® CPU Card

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3xxx Processor
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PC3-ALLEGRO

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Low Profile Mezzanine Modules
C40 | C41 | C42 | C43 | C47 | C48
Side Boards +4HP +8HP
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Rear I/O Transition Module
PR1

PC3-ALLEGRO • F/P with Dual-Gigabit-Ethernet Dual-DisplayPort Dual-USB3

PC3-ALLEGRO • F/P 8HP with Side Card

PC3-ALLEGRO • F/P 12HP with Side Card

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PCL-CAPELLA

GbE

PCS-BALLET

Audio | SATA | USB3

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PC3-ALLEGRO

CompactPCI® PlusIO CPU Card
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 (Ivy Bridge) Mobile Processor
Quad-Core and Dual-Core Versions • Up to 16GB DDR3 ECC Memory


The PC3-ALLEGRO is a rich featured high performance 4HP/3U CompactPCI® PlusIO CPU board, equipped with a 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Ivy Bridge + ECC (dual- or quad-core) mobile processor based on 22nm technology. The PC3-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 PC3-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 PC3-ALLEGRO backplane connectors comply with the PICMG® CompactPCI® PlusIO system slot specification, suitable for a rear I/O module or hybrid CompactPCI® Serial Systems.

PC3-ALLEGRO w. C48-M2 Dual M.2 SATA SSD Module

PC3-ALLEGRO w. C48-M2 Dual M.2 SATA SSD Module


The PC3-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 PC3-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 PC3-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.

PC3-ALLEGRO w. C47-MSATA Dual mSATA SSD Mezzanine Module

PC3-ALLEGRO w. C47-MSATA Dual mSATA SSD Mezzanine Module
PC3-ALLEGRO • Simplified Block Diagram

PC3-ALLEGRO • Simplified Block Diagram
Feature Summary

  • CompactPCI® PlusIO (PICMG® CPCI 2.30) System Slot Controller
  • J1 Connector for Full CompactPCI® Classic 32-Bit Support
  • J2 Connector (UHM High Speed) for CompactPCI® PlusIO Support
  • 4 x PCIe
  • 4 x SATA
  • 4 x USB
  • 2 x GbE

  • Proven Intel® Mobile CPU Technology
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Mobile + ECC CPU, Code Name Ivy Bridge
  • 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
  • Intel® QM77 Panther Point Platform Controller Hub (PCH)

  • Integrated HD Graphics Engine, 3 Independent Displays, Enhanced Media Processing
  • Up to 3 Display Configuration (Front Panel: Dual mDP or Single VGA Connector Option)
  • Max Resolution 2560 x 1600 (DisplayPort), 1920 x 1200 (VGA)
  • 3rd Display via Side Card PCS-BALLET

  • 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

  • SATA 6G & 3G for Mass Storage
  • 2 + 2 SATA Channels 6Gbps/3Gbps for Mezzanine Storage Modules (Connector HSE)
  • CompactFlash® Card with C40-SCFA Mezzanine Module Option (4HP Maintained)
  • CFastT™ 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)
  • 4 x SATA RAID Channels to UHM Connector J2, for RIO Module or CPCI Serial Backplane Usage, limited to 3G SATA by CPCI PlusIO Specification
  • Hardware RAID Enabled by Marvell 88SE9230 ARM Powered Subsystem
  • RAID Configuration Level 0/1/10

  • USB 3.0 XHCI SuperSpeed & USB 2.0 EHCI Support
  • 2 x USB 3.0 F/P Connectors
  • 6 x USB 2.0 to Mezzanine Connectors
  • 4 x USB 2.0 to J2 (Backplane)

  • Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
  • 2 x GbE F/P RJ-45 Jacks
  • 2 x GbE to Backplane Connector J2

  • PCI Express® Based Design for Component Interconnect
  • PCI Express® for System Expansion by Mezzanine and Backplane or RIO
  • 4 x PCI Express® Gen2 Lanes to CPCI PlusIO Backplane J2 Connector
  • 4 x PCI Express® Gen2 Lanes to Mezzanine Connector

  • Set of Mezzanine Connectors for Storage Module or Side Card
  • 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
  • Most Mezzanines Optionally Equipped with 2.5-Inch Single- or Dual-Drive
  • Low Profile Storage Modules Maintain 4HP F/P Width
  • Side Cards with Additional Front Panel I/O Connectors (8HP & 12HP Assembly

  • UEFI Phoenix® (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) with CSM*
  • Fully Customizable by EKF
  • Secure Boot on Request
  • Windows®, Linux and other (RT)OS' Supported
* CSM (Compatibility Support Module) emulates a legacy BIOS environment, which allows to boot a legacy operating system such as DOS, 32-bit Windows and some RTOS'

  • Best Suited e.g. for Industrial, Transportation & Instrumentation Applications
  • Long Term Availability
  • Rugged Solution
  • Coating, Sealing, Underfilling Available on Request

  • Regulation & Environmental
  • RoHS compliant
  • EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +70°C (Industrial Temperature Range on Request)
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to +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
  • MTBF 104 x 103h (11.9 years) @ 50°C
  • Designed & Manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 Certified Quality Management

  • RT OS Board Support Packages & Driver
  • LynxOS - on request
  • On Time RTOS-32 - on request
  • OS-9 - on request
  • QNX 4.x, 6.x - on request
  • Real-Time Linux (RT Patch) - on request
  • RTX - on request
  • VxWorks 6.9 - under development
  • VxWorks 7.0 - on request
  • Others - on request

PC3-ALLEGRO w. PCS-BALLET Side Card (8HP Assembly)

PC3-ALLEGRO w. PCS-BALLET Side Card (8HP Assembly)


CompactPCI® PlusIO (PICMG 2.30) is a 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 PC3-ALLEGRO through the special UHM J2 connector to the backplane, for usage either on a PlusIO rear I/O transition module, or CompactPCI® Serial card slots.


CompactPCI® Serial (PICMG CPCIS.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 can reside, CompactPCI® and CompactPCI® Serial, with the PC3-ALLEGRO in the middle as system slot controller for both backplane segments.

PC3-ALLEGRO with SATA Mass Storage Module

PC3-ALLEGRO • Several Low Profile Mass Storage Modules Available
Ordering Information
Please refer to List 21 for popular PC3-ALLEGRO SKUs
For popular mezzanine side cards please refer to List 20
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