F14 - Intel Pentium M CPU Board (Product Discontinued)

Equipped with the high-performance Intel 2-GHz Pentium M down to the 1-GHz ultra low voltage Celeron M processor, the single-board computer F14 is a versatile 4 HP / 3U (single-slot, single-size Eurocard) CompactPCI board, designed especially for embedded systems which require high computing and graphics performance and low power consumption. All versions of the CPU card come with tailored passive heat sinks within 4 HP height. Depending on the processor version forced air cooling is required inside the CompactPCI system.

The F14 is suited for a wide range of industrial applications, for example for monitoring, vision and control systems as well as test and measurement. Main target markets comprise industrial automation, multimedia, transportation (railways, commercial vehicles), aerospace, shipbuilding, medical engineering and robotics. The robust design of the F14 together with the low-power Pentium M processors make the board especially suited for use in rugged environments in mobile applications with regard to temperature, shock, vibration, humidity or dust according to the applicable DIN, EN or IEC industry standards. The F14 is also ready for coating so that it can be used in humid and dusty environments.

The F14 offers a 32-bit/33-MHz interface to the CompactPCI bus and can alternatively also be used without a bus system. In combination with a specific side card it can also perform system-slot functionality in a CompactPCI Express system.

Four PCI Express links for high-speed communication requirements (such as Gigabit Ethernet, graphics) are supported on the board.

The DDR2 DRAM is soldered to F14 to guarantee optimum shock and vibration resistance. An IDE-driven robust CompactFlash device offers nearly unlimited space for user applications. Apart from parallel ATA support, two serial ATA lines are also available.

The standard I/O available at the front panel of F14 includes graphics on VGA connector, two PCIe-driven Gigabit Ethernet interfaces (alternatively 1 Gigabit / 1 Fast Ethernet) as well as two USB 2.0 ports.

The F14 can be extended by a side card to 8 HP. I/O functions realized on the side card include two digital video outputs for flat panel connection via DVI, another four USB 2.0 ports and HD Audio. The F14 is also prepared for rear I/O where for example another two USB 2.0 ports can be connected.

Two watchdogs for thermal supervision of the processor and board temperature as well as for monitoring the operating system complete the functionality of the F14.

The F14 operates in Windows and Linux environments as well as under major real-time operating systems like VxWorks or QNX. The Award BIOS was especially designed for embedded system applications.

Equipped with Intel components that come exclusively from the Intel Embedded Line, the F14 has a guaranteed minimum standard availability of 5 years.


  • ULV Celeron M 373, 1 GHz
  • Up to Pentium M 760, 2 GHz
  • PCI Express four x1 links
  • 4 HP system master or stand-alone
  • 32-bit CompactPCI or cPCIe
  • Up to 2 GB DDR2 DRAM soldered
  • CompactFlash slot
  • 2 SATA interfaces
  • Video via VGA and 2 SDVO
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet (PCIe)
  • Up to 8 USB 2.0
  • High Definition audio
  • Board controller
  • -40°C to +85°C screened versions


  • ULV Celeron M 373 up to Pentium M 760
    • 1.0 to 2.0GHz processor core frequency
    • 400MHz or 533MHz front-side bus frequency
  • Chipset
    • Northbridge: Intel 915GM
    • Southbridge: Intel ICH6M
  • Up to 1MB L2 cache integrated in Celeron M or 2MB L2 cache integrated in Pentium M
  • Up to 2GB SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • DDR2
    • 400MHz or 533MHz memory bus frequency
    • Dual-channel, 2x64 bits
  • 4Mbits boot Flash
  • Serial EEPROM 2kbits for factory settings
  • CompactFlash card interface
    • Via onboard IDE
    • Type I
    • True IDE
    • DMA support
Mass Storage
  • Parallel IDE (PATA)
    • One IDE port for local CompactFlash
  • Serial ATA (SATA)
    • Two channels via side-card connector, or: one channel via side card and one channel via rear I/O
    • Transfer rates up to 150MB/s
  • Integrated in 915GM chipset
    • Analog CRT DAC interface support
    • Supports max. DAC frequency up to 400 MHz
    • 24-bit RAMDAC support
    • Maximum resolutions: 2048 x 1536 pixels 16M colors @ 75Hz refresh rate (analog); 1600 x 1200 pixels 16M colors @ 60Hz (digital)
    • Incorporates PanelLink Digital technology (Silicon Image)
  • VGA connector at front panel
  • Two SDVO ports available via side-card connector
    • Two additional DVI connectors at front panel optional via side card
    • Simultaneous connection of two monitors
  • USB
    • Two USB 2.0 ports via Type A connectors at front panel
    • Four USB 2.0 ports via side-card connector
    • Two USB 2.0 ports via rear I/O on request
    • UHCI and EHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
  • Ethernet
    • Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channels, or: one 10/100/1000Base-T and one 10/100Base-T channel
    • RJ45 connectors at front panel
    • Gigabit Ethernet connected by two x1 PCIe links
    • Onboard LEDs to signal activity status and connection speed
  • High Definition (HD) audio
    • Accessible via side-card connector
Front Connections (Standard)
  • VGA
  • Two USB 2.0 (Type A)
  • Two Ethernet (RJ45)
  • Board controller
  • Real-time clock, buffered by a GoldCap or alternatively a battery
  • Watchdog timer
  • Temperature measurement
  • One user LED
  • Reset button
PCI Express
  • Two x1 links to connect local 1000Base-T Ethernet controllers
  • Two x1 links for extension through side-card connector, or:
  • Three x1 links if one Gigabit Ethernet channel is replaced by Fast Ethernet
  • Data rate 250MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
CompactPCI Bus
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • CompactPCI Express support (EXP.0 R1.0)
  • System slot
  • 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI bus
  • V(I/O): +3.3V (+5V tolerant)
Busless Operation
  • Board can be supplied with +5V only, all other voltages are generated on the board
  • Backplane connectors used only for power supply
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), approx. 2.5A (ULV Celeron M 373), approx. 7.5A (Pentium M 760)
    • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), approx. 1A
    • +12V (-10%/+10%), approx. 10mA
    • If the board is supplied with 5V only (typically without a bus connection), the 3.3V are generated on the board and fed to the backplane (3A max.) No external 3.3 V voltage may be applied in that case!
  • MTBF: 86,600h @ 40°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Weight: 370g
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 2GHz Pentium M760: 0..+60°C
    • Conditions: airflow 1.5m/s, typical power dissipation 32W, with Windows XP operating system, 1 Gb Ethernet and hard disk, without CPU clock reduction
    • 1GHz Celeron M373: -40..+85°C
    • Conditions: airflow 1.5m/s, typical power dissipation 16W, with Windows XP operating system, 1 Gb Ethernet and hard disk, without CPU clock reduction
  • 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): 2g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Tested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance), IEC61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
BIOS/Boot Loader
Award BIOS
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