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F50C - PowerPC MPC8548 Conduction Cooled SBC
 

3U CompactPCI

This product has been discontinued.

F50C is a versatile, rugged MPC8548/MPC8543 PowerPC CPU board in 3U CompactPCI format for embedded applications with conduction cooling.

  • F50C Product ImageF50C 3U CompactPCI PowerPC MPC8548 Conduction Cooled SBC
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Main Features

  • 32-bit/33-MHz cPCI system slot<br />1 slot, 9 HP front, rear I/O<br />MPC8548 (or MPC8543), up to 1.5 GHz<br />Up to 2 GB (ECC) DDR2 SDRAM<br />Up to 128 KB FRAM, 2 MB SRAM<br />Up to 16 GB SSD Flash<br />FPGA for user-defined I/O functions<br />MENMON BIOS for PowerPC cards<br />-40°C to +85°C Tcase screened<br />Conduction cooling
F50C Product Image

Technical Data

CPU
PowerPC PowerQUICC III MPC8548, MPC8548E, MPC8543 or MPC8543E
  • 800MHz up to 1.5GHz
  • Please see Standard Configurations for available standard versions.
  • e500 PowerPC core with MMU and double-precision embedded scalar and vector floating-point APU
  • Integrated Northbridge and Southbridge
Memory
  • 2x32KB L1 data and instruction cache, 512KB/256KB L2 cache integrated in MPC8548/MPC8543
  • Up to 2GB SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • DDR2 with or without ECC
    • Up to 300 MHz memory bus frequency, depending on CPU
  • Up to 16GB soldered Flash disk (SSD solid state disk)
  • Up to 32MB additional DDR2 SDRAM, FPGA-controlled, e.g. for video data
  • 16MB boot Flash
  • 2MB non-volatile SRAM
    • With GoldCap backup
  • 128KB non-volatile FRAM
  • Serial EEPROM 4kbits for factory settings
Mass Storage
  • Parallel IDE (PATA)
    • Up to 16GB soldered ATA Flash disk (SSD solid state disk)
  • Serial ATA (SATA)
    • Up to two ports via rear I/O J2
    • Transfer rates up to 150 MB/s (1.5 Gbit/s)
    • Via PCI-to-SATA bridge
    • See interface configuration matrix showing possible I/O combinations (PDF)
I/O
  • USB (host)
    • Four USB 2.0 host ports
    • Via rear I/O J2
    • OHCI and EHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
  • USB (client)
    • One USB client port on Type A connector at front panel
    • Via UART-to-USB converter
    • For first operation and service
    • Data rates up to 115.2kbit/s
    • 16-byte transmit/receive buffer
    • Handshake lines: none
  • Ethernet
    • Up to three 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channels with MPC8548/E (two channels with MPC8543/E)
    • Via rear I/O J2
    • See interface configuration matrix showing possible I/O combinations (PDF)
  • User-defined I/O
    • FPGA-controlled
    • Up to 64 I/O lines
    • Connection via rear I/O J2
    • Standard version provides 4 UARTs and 16 GPIO lines
    • See interface configuration matrix showing possible I/O combinations (PDF)
Rear I/O
  • Four USB 2.0
  • Up to three 1000Base-T Ethernet
  • Up to two SATA
  • Up to 64 I/O lines, FPGA-controlled
    • Reduces Ethernet/SATA interfaces
    • See interface configuration matrix showing possible I/O combinations (PDF)
FPGA
  • Standard factory FPGA configuration:
    • Main bus interface
    • 16Z043_SDRAM - Additional SDRAM controller (32 MB)
    • 16Z034_GPIO - GPIO controller (rear I/O 14 lines, 2 IP cores)
    • 16Z125_UART - UART controller (controls rear I/O COM1..4)
  • The FPGA offers the possibility to add customized I/O functionality. See FPGA.
Miscellaneous
  • Real-time clock with GoldCap backup
  • Temperature sensor, power supervision and watchdog
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • System slot
  • 32-bit/32-MHz PCIe-to-PCI bridge
  • V(I/O): +3.3V (+5V tolerant)
Busless Operation
  • Board can be supplied with +5V, +3.3V and +12V from backplane, all other voltages are generated on the board
  • Backplane J1 connector used only for power supply
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5V (-3%/+5%), 800mA approx.
  • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 350mA approx.
  • ±12V (-5%/+5%), 1A approx.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions:
    • CompactPCI 3U board embedded in MEN-standard 3U-CCA frame
    • For use with MEN's conduction cooled subrack, 0701-0054
  • Front panel: 9HP with cut-out for USB
  • Weight: 620g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C Tcase (CCA frame)
    • 0..+60°C Tcase (CCA frame) (with 16 GB SSD Flash disk)
    • Convection cooled variety F50P also available
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1g/10..150Hz
MTBF
150,290h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
EMC
Tested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
BIOS
MENMON
Software Support
  • Linux
  • VxWorks
  • QNX (on request; support of the FPU is currently not provided by QNX)
  • INTEGRITY (Green Hills Software) support available. Please contact Green Hills for further information.
  • OS-9 (on request)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.

FPGA

FPGA Capabilities
  • FPGA Altera Arria GX AGX35C
    • 33,520 logic elements
    • 1,348,416 total memory bits
    • Connected to CPU via PCI Express x1 link
  • Connection
    • Available pin count: 64 pins
    • Functions available via rear I/O J2 connector

Options

CPU
  • Several PowerQUICC III types with different clock frequencies
  • MPC8548 or MPC8548E
    • 1 GHz, 1.2 GHz, 1.33 GHz or 1.5 GHz
  • MPC8543 or MPC8543E
    • 800 MHz or 1 GHz
Memory
  • System RAM
    • 512 MB, 1 GB or 2 GB
    • With or without ECC
  • Flash Disk
    • 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB
    • Please note that the 16 GB Flash disk component only supports a temperature range of 0..+60°C!
  • FRAM
    • 0 KB or 128 KB
  • Additional SDRAM
    • 0 MB or 32 MB
    • With FPGA
I/O
  • See interface configuration matrix showing possible I/O combinations (PDF)
  • Ethernet
    • Up to three channels at rear
    • Only two channels total with MPC8543
  • SATA
    • Up to two channels at rear
  • Up to 64 user-defined I/O lines
    • With optional FPGA
    • Reduces number of Ethernet/SATA channels
Cooling concept
Convection cooled variety F50P also available, for up to -40..+85°C
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.
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