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Micro SATA Solid State Drive

Low Profile Mezzanine Storage Module

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Suitable Carrier Cards

CCM | PC1 | PC2 | PCS | SC1

General Information

Mezzanine Overview
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Mezzanine Concept

Alternate Low Profile Mezzanine Modules

C20 | C40 | C41 | C43 | C47
Alternate Mezzanine Side Boards
Additional 4HP Assembly Height

C23 | C32 | C44 | C45 | CCI | CCK | CCL | CCO | PCS

C42-SATA • Micro SATA SSD Low Profile Mezzanine Storage Module
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Internal USB/SATA Connectors Low Profile Mezzanine Module

Available as a mezzanine add-on expansion board to EKF CPU carrier cards, the C42-SATA accommodates a Solid State Drive (SSD), as a rugged and fast mass storage media. The C42-SATA has been designed to fit into the 4HP (20.32mm) envelope of a CPCI CPU carrier board, so that another 4HP pitch mezzanine expansion board can be stacked above the CPU/C42 assembly in addition.

As of current, Micro SATA solid state drives are available with up to 800GB storage capacity as of current, delivering sufficient space for installation of any popular operating system.

C42-SATA - Micro SATA Mezzanine Storage Module

C42-SATA - Micro SATA Mezzanine Storage Module

C42-SATA Low Profile Module Mounted on a CPU Carrier Card

C42-SATA Low Profile Module Mounted on a CPU Carrier Card

C42-SATA Mezzanine over CPU Carrier Card

C42-SATA Mezzanine over CPU Carrier Card

C42-SATA Block Diagram (click here for PDF document)

C42-SATA Block Diagram
Feature Summary
Form Factor
  • Proprietary size mezzanine module 66mm x 97.5mm x 1mm
  • Fits into the 4HP (20.3mm) envelope of the CPU carrier board
  • Typically delivered as a ready to use assembly unit (including the PC1-GROOVE, SC1-ALLEGRO or similar CPU card)
  • Mounting position right (on top of CPU board)
Host I/F Connector (Bottom Mount to CPU Carrier)
  • High Speed mezzanine connector suitable for PC1-GROOVE, SC1-ALLEGRO and successor CPU carrier boards
  • Up to 4 x SATA channels (SATA2 - SATA4 channels not in use on the C42-SATA)
  • Up to 4 x USB 2.0 ports (not in use on the C42-SATA)
SATA Usage
  • SATA1 (typically from the PCH southbridge on a CPU carrier board), bound to the C42-SATA on-board Micro SATA solid state drive (SSD), 1.8-inch size
  • SATA2 - SATA4 channels not in use on the C42-SATA
Solid State Drive
  • Module suitable for 1.8-inch Micro SATA SSD (alternatively hard disk drive), dimensions according to SFF-8144 (54mm x 78.5mm x 5mm)
  • All major operating systems supported (boot device)
  • Variety of industrial grade Micro SATA SSD manufacturers, e.g. Intel, Micron, Toshiba, Samsung, SLC or MLC available
  • Up to 800GB capacity as of current (Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3500 Series)
  • SSD can be provided by EKF or by customer
Top Mount Connectors
  • P-SATA1 for on-board Micro SATA drive
  • 7 pins signal section + 9 pins power section integrated docking connector
Thermal Conditions

Environmental Conditions


  • Operating temperature: 0°C ... +70°C
  • Option -40°C ... +85°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C ... +85°C, max. gradient 5C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • RoHS compliant
  • Coating, Sealing, Underfilling on request
  • Long Term Availability
EC Regulations
  • EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)
  • 2002/95/EC (RoHS)
Ordering Information
Please refer to List 20 for popular C42-SATA SKUs
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