F11S - Intel Atom CPU Board (Product Discontinued)

The F11S single-board computer is a versatile 3U Eurocard CompactPCI board, taking 8 HP or more front space depending on its configuration. It is equipped with the Intel Atom XL processor, an IA-32 core based on 45nm process technology. Some processor versions are qualified for the extended temperature range. Due to the low power architecture of the Intel Atom processor, the CPU card has a total power consumption of max. 5 to 7 Watts, while having a clock frequency of up to 1.6 GHz. A specially outlined heat sink efficiently takes away the heat from the board, even in extended temperature range.

The F11S is designed especially for systems which require low power consumption, e.g. as a computing platform for rugged industrial PCs in mobile applications or for infotainment applications, offering the whole world of Windows and Linux based software.

The F11S accommodates up to 2 GB of directly soldered main memory, 2 MB SRAM and an SPI boot flash. A SATA interface is available at CompactPCI connector J2. The storage capacity is completed by a CompactFlash socket and a microSD card slot.

One Gigabit Ethernet via one PCI Express x1 link from the Intel System Controller Hub US15WP and one FPGA-controlled Fast Ethernet via RJ45 connectors are available at the front. Further standard front I/O interfaces are one COM via a D-Sub connector, two USB 2.0, graphics (VGA up to UXGA) and keyboard/mouse.

An on-board FPGA allows implementation of additional functionality such as serial interfaces, CAN bus controllers, binary I/O, protocol converters, touch controllers etc. to the needs of the individual application in a very flexible way. Before boot-up of the system, the FPGA is loaded from the boot Flash. Updates of the FPGA contents can be made inside the boot Flash during operation and are available after a power-off of the system. A maximum of 3 SA-Adapters can be realized on one F11S, with I/O accessible at the front panel.

The F11S is completed by a board management controller for temperature and power supervision. It comes with a Phoenix Award BIOS configurable for the final application.

The F11S is designed for operation in a -40°C to +85°C conduction or convection cooled environment.


  • 32-bit 8HP CompactPCI system slot
  • Intel Atom Z510P, Z530P, Z510PT, Z520PT
  • Up to 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 2 MB SRAM
  • CompactFlash
  • microSD slot
  • 1 SATA interface via rear I/O
  • VGA, 2 USB, PS/2, 1 UART
  • 1 Gigabit and 1 Fast Ethernet
  • FPGA for individual user I/O at rear
  • -40°C to +85°C


  • Intel Atom Z510P, Z530P, Z510PT or Z520PT
    • Up to 1.6GHz processor core frequency
    • 400MHz or 533MHz system bus frequency
  • Chipset
    • Intel system controller hub US15WP
  • 512KB L2 cache integrated in Atom processor
  • Up to 2GB DDR2 SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • 400/533MHz memory bus frequency locked to the FSB frequency
  • 2MB boot Flash
  • 2MB non-volatile SRAM, FPGA-controlled
  • CompactFlash card interface
    • Via USB
    • Type I
    • DMA support
  • One microSD card slot
    • Via USB
    • Compliant to SDIO Revision 1.1 and MMC Revision 4.0 (backward-compatible)
Mass Storage
  • Transfer rates up to 100MB/s
  • Via PATA-to-SATA converter
  • Accessible on rear I/O connector J2
  • Integrated in Intel System Controller Hub US15WP
  • Maximum resolution: 1600x1200 pixels
  • VGA connector at front panel
    • Via SDVO port from chipset
  • USB
    • Two Type A connectors at front panel
    • One USB for PS/2 interface
    • One USB for connection of CompactFlash/microSD
    • UHCI and EHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
  • Ethernet
    • One 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channel
    • Via one PCI Express x1 link from the chipset
    • One 10/100Base-T Ethernet channel
    • FPGA-controlled
    • RJ45 connectors at front panel
    • Two status LEDs for each channel
  • One RS232 UART, FPGA-controlled
    • D-Sub connector at front panel
    • Via SA-Adapter
    • Data rates up to 115.2kbit/s
    • 60-byte transmit/receive buffer
    • Handshake lines: CTS, RTS; DCD, DSR, DTR; RI
  • 66 user I/O lines, FPGA-controlled
    • Depending on FPGA configuration
    • Accessible via rear I/O connector
  • PS/2 keyboard/mouse
    • PS/2 connector at front panel
    • Via USB-PS/2 converter
Front Connections (Standard)
  • VGA
  • Two USB 2.0 (Type A)
  • Two Ethernet (RJ45)
  • One COM (D-Sub)
  • PS/2
PCI Express
  • One x1 link to connect local 1000Base-T Ethernet controller
  • One x1 link for connection of PCI Express to PCI bridge
  • Data rate 250MB/s (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
  • Real-time clock buffered by a GoldCap or alternatively a battery (5 years life cycle)
  • Power supervision and watchdog
  • Temperature measurement
  • One status LED from board controller
  • One FPGA status LED
  • Six user LEDs (FPGA-controlled)
  • Reset button
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • System slot
  • 32-bit/33-MHz PCI Express-to-PCI bridge
  • V(I/O): +3.3V
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5V (-3%/+5%), 0.9A typ. (with network connection)
  • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 0.9A typ. (with network connection)
  • +12V (-5%/+5%), only provided for detection of 3.3V
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Front panel: 8HP with ejector
  • Weight: 458g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C
    • Airflow: min. 1.0m/s
  • 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
  • Conformal coating on request
397,556h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Conforming to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
BIOS/Boot Loader
Award BIOS
Software Support


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