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CompactPCI® Serial CPU Card
Powerful 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor
Quad-Core and Dual-Core Versions • Up to 16GB DDR3 ECC Memory

The SC2-PRESTO is a rich featured high performance 4HP/3U CompactPCI® Serial CPU board, equipped with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ mobile processor (Haswell dual- or quad-core). The SC2-PRESTO front panel is provided with two Gigabit Ethernet jacks, two USB 3.0 receptacles, and two mDP connectors, compliant with the DisplayPort 1.2 standard for Multi-Stream-Transport (MST). Local expansion mezzanine cards are available for additional I/O.

The SC2-PRESTO is equipped with up to 16GB Low Power RAM with ECC support. 8GB memory-down are provided for rugged applications, and another 8GB are available via the DDR3 ECC SO-DIMM socket. The on-board SATA 6G RAID controller allows for powerful mass storage solutions via the CompactPCI® Serial backplane. Low profile SSD mezzanine modules are available as on-board storage solution, in addition.

SC2-PRESTO • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 (Haswell) Mobile Processor

SC2-PRESTO • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 (Haswell) Mobile Processor

The SC2-PRESTO 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, and also a third video output.

Most mezzanine side cards can accommodate in addition a 2.5-inch drive. Typically, the SC2-PRESTO and the related side card would come as a readily assembled 8HP unit. As an alternate, MicroSATA or mSATA SSD based low profile mezzanine mass-storage modules are available that fit into the SC2-PRESTO 4HP envelope.

Feature Summary

  • CompactPCI® Serial (PICMG® CPCI-S.0) CPU card
  • 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 PCI Express® Gen3, SATA 6G, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Local mezzanine expansion option (side card), COTS and custom specific boards

  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ CPU (Haswell H)
  • i7-4700EQ Processor 2.4/1.7GHz (TB 3.4GHz) • 47W/37W TDP • Quad-Core • GT2-4600 Graphics 1000MHz • vPRO™/AMT
  • i5-4400E Processor 2.7GHz (TB 3.3GHz) • 37W TDP • Dual-Core • GT2-4600 Graphics 1000MHz • vPRO™/AMT
  • i5-4410E Processor 2.9GHz • 37W TDP • Dual-Core • GT2-4600 Graphics 1000MHz • vPRO™/AMT
  • i5-4422E Processor 1.8GHz (TB 2.9GHz) • 25W TDP • Dual-Core • GT2-4600 Graphics 900MHz • vPRO™/AMT
  • i3-4110E Processor 2.6GHz • 37W TDP • Dual-Core • GT2-4600 Graphics 900MHz
  • i3-4112E Processor 1.8GHz • 25W TDP • Dual-Core • GT2-4600 Graphics 900MHz
  • Celeron 2000E Processor 2.2GHz • 37W TDP • Dual-Core • HD Graphics 900MHz
  • Celeron 2002E Processor 1.5GHz • 25W TDP • Dual-Core • HD Graphics 900MHz

  • 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
  • Intel® AMT supported for i7 and i5 processors (disabled by default, must be enabled via BIOS setup)
* 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 16GB DDR3L 1600 +ECC
  • DDR3L +ECC soldered memory up to 8GB
  • DDR3L +ECC SO-DIMM memory module socket up to 8GB

Performance Rating
  • Passmark 8.0 performance test (Windows 8.1/64, 16GB RAM, C47-MSATA mezzanine SSD storage module)
  • SC2-680D (i7-4700EQ): Passmark rating 2686, CPU rating 7888

  • Integrated HD Graphics Engine, 3 symmetric independent displays
  • Enhanced Media Processing, DX11.1, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.3, JPEG, MJPEG, MVC, SVC, MPEG-2
  • Front panel: Dual Mini-DisplayPort (mDP) or single VGA connector option
  • 3rd DisplayPort connector via mezzanine side card
  • DisplayPort™ 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport (MST) - display daisy chaining
  • Max Resolution 3200 x 2000 @60Hz (any DisplayPort), 1920 x 1200 (VGA)
  • 4k x 2k @24Hz supported for Blu-ray playback
  • Integrated audio

  • Up to 4 networking interfaces in total - 2 x front RJ45 GbE, 2 x backplane GbE via P6
  • 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T connections
  • Front port 1 - I217LM with Intel® AMT support
  • Front port 2 - Intel® I210-IT -40°C to +85°C operating temperature GbE NIC w. integrated PHY
  • Front port option M12 X-coded connectors (replacement for RJ45, requires 8HP front panel width)
  • 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
  • Backplane Gigabit Ethernet w. 2 x I210-IT NIC

  • Intel® QM87 Lynx Point Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • 8 x PCIe Gen2 5GT/s
  • 6 x SATA 6G
  • 10 x USB2, 4 x USB3
  • LPC, Audio, Legacy

On-Board Building Blocks
  • Additional on-board controllers, PCIe® based
  • 3 x Gigabit Ethernet controllers Intel® I210IT
  • IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol supported including PPS and PPM signals
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet PHY Intel® I217LM
  • PCIe Gen2 packet switch 16-lane 16-port PLX 8618
  • SATA 6G RAID controller Marvell® 88SE9230 ARM powered subsystem for host CPU offload

  • Trusted Platform Module
  • 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 by 4th Gen processor 4xxx series (Intel® AES-NI)

Front Panel I/O (4HP)
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 (1 = PCH & I217LM - iAMT, 2 = I210IT)
  • 2 x DisplayPort (from processor integrated HD graphics engine, mDP style receptacles, optional cable connector retainer available)
  • 2 x USB 3.0

CompactPCI® Serial Backplane Resources
  • PICMG® CPCI-S.0 CPU card & system slot controller
  • 16 x PCIe Gen3 8GT/s (2 links x 8 for two fat pipe slots, derived directly from the Intel® Core™ CPU
  • 6 x PCIe Gen2 5GT/s (6 links x 1 for peripheral slots)
  • 3 x SATA 6G (from PCH)
  • 4 x SATA 6G (Marvell hardware RAID controller)
  • 4 x USB2, 2 x USB3 (from PCH)
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (I210IT networking controllers)

Local Expansion and Mass Storage Solutions
  • Mezzanine side card connectors for local expansion
  • P-EXP - USB 2.0 & Legacy (from PCH)
  • P-DP3 - 3rd DisplayPort video (from Intel® Core™ CPU)
  • P-HSE - 3 x SATA 6G & 4 x USB 2.0 (from PCH)
  • P-PCIE - PCIe Gen2 5GT/s 1 link x 4 lanes (from on-board PCIe® switch)
  • 4HP Low profile mezzanine module options
  • 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
  • Triple M.2/NGFF SATA SSD 2230 - 2280 size with C48-M2 mezzanine module
  • Custom specific module design
  • 8HP/12HP Mezzanine side card options
  • SCS-TRUMPET - 3rd DisplayPort F/P connector, RS-232, 2 x USB3, on-board 2.5-Inch SATA SSD or 2 x M.2/NGFF SATA SSD module sockets 2230 - 2280
  • Variety of other side cards available
  • Custom specific side card design

Environmental & Regulatory
  • Suitable e.g. for industrial, transportation & instrumentation applications
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • Coating, sealing, underfilling on request
  • Lifetime application support
  • RoHS compliant
  • 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 11.7 years (SC2-680D)
  • EC Regulatory EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

RT OS Board Support Packages & Driver
  • LynxOS - on request
  • On Time RTOS-32 - on request
  • OS-9 - on request
  • QNX
  • Real-Time Linux (RT Patch) - on request
  • RTX - on request
  • VxWorks 5.5 & 6.9 - on request
  • VxWorks 7.0 - under development
  • Others - on request

all items are subject to change w/o further notice

While mechanically compliant to CompactPCI® Classic, CompactPCI® Serial (PICMG® CPCIS.0) defines a completely new card slot, based on PCI Express®, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet and USB serial data lines. Up to 6 high-speed backplane connectors P1 - P6 are provided on a system slot controller such as the SC2-PRESTO, which can be considered as a root hub with respect to most signal lines. A passive backplane is used for distribution of a defined subset of I/O channels from the system slot to each of up to eight peripheral slots in a CompactPCI® Serial system.

Most CompactPCI® Serial peripheral slot cards require only the backplane connector P1, which comprises PCIe, SATA and USB signals, resulting in a concise and inexpensive peripheral board design. More powerful peripheral cards profit from so called Fat Pipe slots (PCIe x 8). The SC2-PRESTO is a native CompactPCI® Serial CPU card, suitable for usage in a pure CPCI Serial environment. Due to its generous backplane capabilities (22 x PCI Express® lanes, 6 x USB, 7 x SATA RAID, 2 x GbE), very powerful industrial systems can be built.

SC2-PRESTO with C48-M2 SATA SSD Storage Module

SC2-PRESTO with C48-M2 Dual SATA SSD Storage Module

SC2-PRESTO • Simplified Block Diagram

SC2-PRESTO • Simplified Block Diagram

SC2-PRESTO w. C47-MSATA Dual SSD Mezzanine Module

SC2-PRESTO w. C47-MSATA Dual SSD Mezzanine Module

SC2-PRESTO w. SCS-TRUMPET Mezzanine Side Card 8HP Assembly

SC2-PRESTO w. SCS-TRUMPET Mezzanine Side Card 8HP Assembly
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Please refer to List 21 for popular SC2-PRESTO SKUs
For popular mezzanine side cards please refer to List 20
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