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СРС508 – the expanded CompactPCI

05.09.2013

Fastwel® Company represents СРС508 processor board in CompactPCI®PlusIO 3U format – a CPU board for generating highly reliable embedded monitoring and control systems balanced over a set of parameters.

Fastwel® Company extends the offer of processor boards in the CompactPCI® 3U family. The СРС508 device based on Atom PineView processor has been put into mass production from Intel long-term manufacturing program. The specialty was planned as the “work horse” for a wide number of applications, balanced over performance, power consumption, price and functionality parameters. The first customer testimonials have demonstrated that Fastwel® experts managed to do it!

The board has compact dimensions – height: 3U and width: 4НР. Despite the specified wide range of operating temperatures (-40..+85 ◦C), the heat-sink “fits in” the designated dimensions and does not prevent from installing the expansion modules in the adjacent slot.

When ordering, the customer can choose from two versions, differing by an installed (soldered) processor – single-core N450 and dual-core D510 processors. This enables optimizing both system costs and thermal performance values that often plays a crucial role in embedded systems. Internal memory (1 GB) and SSD (4 GB) are also soldered on the printed board, which makes СРС508 a self-sufficient one-piece device which can easily withstand severe mechanical loads. In most cases use of СРС508 enables to avoid using any cables and that improves reliability of the solution and accelerates the process of mounting/dismounting of the module from the crate.

Application programming software for CPC508 is open for a variety of interfaces for communication with operator, I/O boards and external devices. The board can be connected to 2 monitors – one monitor via VGA connector on the front panel and second one – via LVDS interface. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports enable to back up the information interexchange with other parts of Automatic Control System. Four USB ports ensure the connection of various peripheral devices. Using MIC589 mezzanine expansion module enables the user to additionally obtain audio system interfaces, 2 xRS485/422 ports, 2 xCAN ports and 2x RS232 ports. RS485/422 and CAN ports have galvanic isolation up to 1000 Volts.

Due to the support of PICMG 2.30 standard, СРС508 enables the use of both conventional 32-bit CompactPCI 3U expansion boards (to the left side of the processor module), and CompactPCI Serial modules (to the right side) within single system. 4 channels PCIexpress x1, 2 Gigabit Ethernet channels, 2 SATA channels and 4 USB lines, interconnected across the backplane can be used as serial modules interface. Such hybrid systems are a perfect opportunity for the developers of embedded systems to enter the world of multiprocessor data and high-speed interfaces treatment, not having lost anything from the existing know-hows in the Compact PCI standard.

About Fastwel

Fastwel for more than 15 years has been one of the leading companies developing and manufacturing rugged Single Board Computers for mission-critical applications in transport, security and telecom. We deliver CPU modules for aerospace equipment, industrial automation and process control systems. Besides standard products manufacturing, Fastwel offers a full range of OEM and ODM services. To learn more, visit www.fastwel.com .