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CompactPCI® Serial® CPU Card

Apollo Lake Intel® Atom™ SoC
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CompactPCI® Serial CPU Card

Low Power Intel® Atom™ SoC (Apollo Lake APL-I E39xx)

The SC6-TANGO is a low power CompactPCI® Serial CPU board, based on an Intel® Atom® 39xx-series System-on-Chip processor (Apollo Lake APL-I). The SC6-TANGO front panel is provided with two Gigabit Ethernet jacks (option M12-X), two USB 3.0 receptacles, and two DisplayPort connectors. The board is equipped with 8GB directly soldered DDR3L ECC RAM, and a CFast™ card socket as on-board SATA SSD mass storage solution..

Optionally available is an on-board 64GByte e•MMC flash memory chip. Further more, low profile SATA SSD mezzanine modules are available as additional on-board mass storage solution (4HP assembly), and also a multi-function side card (8HP). The SC6-TANGO backplane connectors comply with the CompactPCI® Serial system board specification, suitable for small system expansion via 4 x PCIe® and optionally 2 x GbE.


SC6-TANGO • Low Power CPU Board

SC6-TANGO • Simplified Block Diagram

SC6-TANGO • Simplified Block Diagram
Feature Summary

  • CompactPCI® Serial (PICMG® CPCI-S.0) System Slot Controller
  • Form factor single size Eurocard (board dimensions 100x160mm2)
  • Mounting height 3U
  • Front panel width 4HP (8HP/12HP assembly with optional mezzanine side card)
  • Front panel I/O connectors for typical system configuration (2 x USB3, 2 x DisplayPort, 2 x GbE)
  • Backplane communication via CompactPCI® Serial connectors
  • On-board SATA 6G mezzanine expansion option for mass storage modules or side cards
  • Side cards and low profile mass storage modules available as COTS and also as custom specific

  • Intel® Apollo Lake (APL-I) SoC E39xx Series
  • x7-E3950 • 4 Cores • 1.6GHz (TB 2.0GHz) • 12W TDP/cTDP • 400/650MHz graphics • 2MB LLC
  • x5-E3940 • 4 Cores • 1.6GHz (TB 1.8GHz) • 9W TDP/cTDP • 400/600MHz graphics • 2MB LLC
  • x5-E3930 • 2 Cores • 1.3GHz (TB 1.8GHz) • 6W TDP/cTDP • 400/550MHz graphics • 2MB LLC
  • Graphics Burst, CPU Burst, Intel® Speedstep®
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT-x / VT-d)
  • Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (Intel® TXE) 3.0

  • Phoenix® UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) with CSM*
  • Fully customizable by EKF
  • Secure Boot and Measured Boot supported - meeting all demands as specified by Microsoft®
  • 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'

Main Memory
  • Integrated memory controller up to 8GB DDR3L 1600 +ECC
  • Completely soldered memory for rugged applications

Mass Storage
  • On-board CFast™ Card socket (SATA based CompactFlash)
  • Option front I/O Micro SD Card socket (SDHC, SDXC), available on request
  • SPI Flash 128Mbit (UEFI firmware and customer application data)
  • Option e•MMC (embedded MMC 5.0 64GByte soldered)
  • Option low profile mezzanine card C41-CFAST (secondary CFast™ card socket) via P-HSE connector
  • Option low profile mezzanine card C42-SATA (1.8-inch Micro SATA SSD socket) via P-HSE connector
  • Option low profile mezzanine card C47-MSATA (dual mSATA SSD module sockets) via P-HSE connector
  • Option low profile mezzanine card C48-M2 (dual M.2 SATA SSD module sockets) via P-HSE connector
  • Option 8HP assembly side card PCU-UPTEMPO (dual M.2 SATA SSD module sockets) via P-HSE connector
  • Option 8HP assembly side card C44-SATA (2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD) via P-HSE connector
  • Option custom specific mezzanine board design on request

  • Integrated HD Graphics Engine, Gen 9 LP
  • DirectX 12.0, OpenCL 2.0 Full Profile, OpenGL 4.3
  • HW video decode H264 L5.2, H.265 HEVC, VP9, MVC, MPEG2, JPEG/MJPEG, VC1, WMV9, VP8
  • HW video encode H264, SVC, AVC, MVC, MPEG-2
  • Content protection PAVP, HDCP 1.4
  • 2 x DisplayPort front panel connectors
  • DisplayPort™ 1.2a
  • Max Resolution 4096 x 2160 @60Hz

  • Up to four networking interface controllers (NIC), 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T connections
  • Intel® I210-IT -40°C to +85°C operating temperature GbE controllers w. integrated PHY
  • IPv4/IPv6 checksum offload, 9.5KB Jumbo Frame support, EEE Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1Qav Audio-Video-Bridging (AVB) enhancements for time-sensivitive streams
  • IEEE 1588 and 802.1AS packets hardware-based time stamping for high-precision time synchronization
  • Two GbE ports via RJ45 front panel jacks (option 2 x M12-X with mezzanine module P01)
  • Option two GbE ports via backplane connector

APL SoC I/O Usage
  • 4 x PCIe® Gen2 to backplane connectors, by default configured as 4 x 1 links
  • 1 x PCIe® Gen2 to PCIe® switch PI7C9X2G606PR 1:5 lanes (to on-board PCIe® devices)
  • 1 x SATA 6G to on-board CFast™ SSD card socket - can be used as mass storage and boot device
  • 1 x SATA 6G to mezzanine expansion connector P-HSE
  • e•MMC I/F 400MByte/s (HS400) to embedded MMC 5.0 64GByte (ordering option, mass storage device)
  • 2 x USB 3.0 to front panel connectors
  • 2 x DisplayPort to front panel connectors
  • SDIO (Micro SD Card) front panel slot (option, available on request)
  • 4 x USB2 to J2 backplane connector
  • LPC, Audio, I2C, 2 x USB2 to mezzanine expansion connector P-EXP
  • LPC to TPM 2.0 module (option)

Additional Building Blocks
  • Additional on-board controllers, PCIe® based
  • PCIe® Gen2 packet switch PI7C9X2G606PR (6-port, 6-lane)
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet controllers Intel® I210IT (front panel)
  • Option 2 x Intel® I210IT (via backplane connector)
  • Option dual port SATA 6G controller Marvell® 88SE9170 (to P-HSE mezzanine connector)
  • Option e•MMC (embedded MMC 5.0 64GByte HS400)

  • Trusted Platform Module (option)
  • TPM 2.0 for highest level of certified platform protection
  • Infineon Optiga™ SLB 9665 cryptographic processor
  • Conforming to TCG 2.0 specification
  • AES hardware acceleration support (Intel® AES-NI)

Front Panel I/O (4HP)
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 (2 x I210IT)
  • 2 x DisplayPort (APL SoC)
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A (APL SoC)
  • Option Micro SD Card slot (APL SoC)

Front Panel I/O (8HP)
  • Option RS-232, Audio, USB w. PCU-UPTEMPO side card
  • Option 2 x M12 X-coded receptacles for Gigabit Ethernet (as replacement for RJ45)
  • Custom specific front panel and side card design

CompactPCI® Serial Backplane Resources
  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial CPU card (system slot controller)
  • Support for up to four PCIe® based CompactPCI® Serial peripheral boards, Gen2 x1 links
  • Option PCIe® 1 x4 link (manufacturing option)
  • Option 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (I210IT networking controllers) suitable for star and mesh backplanes
  • 4 x USB 2.0
* CompactPCI® Serial specifies SATA 3G over J2. SATA 6G may be functional but is not guaranteed. The Marvell SATA RAID controller port available via J2 is therefore configured for 3Gbps by default.

Local Expansion
  • Mezzanine side card connectors for optional local expansion
  • P-EXP - LPC, Audio, 2 x USB2, I2C (from APL SoC)
  • P-HSE - 1 x SATA 6G (HSE port 1, from APL SoC)
  • P-HSE - 2 x SATA 6G (HSE ports 2 and 3, from optional PCIe® to SATA controller 88SE9170)
  • P-HSE - 1 x PCIe® (HSE port 1, from APL SoC, replaces SATA channel, manufacturing option)
  • 4HP Low profile mezzanine module options (to be ordered separately)
  • CFast™ Card with C41-CFAST mezzanine module
  • SATA 1.8-Inch Solid State Drive with C42-SATA mezzanine module
  • Dual mSATA SSD with C47-MSATA mezzanine module
  • Dual M.2/NGFF SATA SSD 2230 - 2280 size with C48-M2 mezzanine module
  • M.2 PCIe® SSD S20-NVME mezzanine module
  • Custom specific module design
  • 8HP Mezzanine side card option (to be ordered separately)
  • PCU-UPTEMPO side board w. 2 x M.2 SATA sockets & front I/O
  • 2.5-inch SATA SSD/HDD available with C44-SATA
  • Custom specific side card design

Environmental & Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • Coating, sealing, underfilling on request
  • Lifetime application support
  • RoHS compliant 2002/95/EC
  • EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +70°C
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°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 11.5 years

RT OS Board Support Packages & Driver

  • General low power industrial computing, for x86 based software
  • Rugged systems (e.g. transportation)
  • Data concentrator, router, gateway, kiosk systems, IoT
  • Stand-alone computer (fog computing), scalable via mezzanine I/O expansion options
  • Small modular CompactPCI® Serial systems for expansion with up to four peripheral cards
Ordering Information
Please refer to List 21 for popular SC6-TANGO SKUs
For popular mezzanine side cards please refer to List 20
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