F600 - Side Card for SATA/Legacy I/O

The F600 is a 4HP legacy I/O extension card for 3U Intel based CompactPCI single-board computers. It can be used in combination with the F14 and compatible CPU boards.

Modern Intel based boards increasingly support USB interfaces as an exclusive universal connection of devices such as keyboard, mouse, CD-ROM, floppy etc. Especially in industrial applications however many existing systems still use COM interfaces.

The F600 provides SA-Adapter slots for up to four additional COMs, two at the front panel and two on board. Since SA-Adapters provide the physical layers, the F600 can be configured flexibly with a combination of RS232, RS422 or RS485 interfaces, alternatively isolated or not isolated. In addition an onboard 2.5" SATA hard-disk slot can be used on the standard version of the F600, which comes with two COM interfaces.

The F600 is directly plugged to the right side of the respective single-board computer. A robust connector makes for high mechanical stability. It is delivered with an 8HP front panel, replacing the 4HP front panel of a 3U single-board computer and thus resulting in a solid one-piece front panel.


  • 4 HP extension for 3U Intel SBCs F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P
  • 1-4 COMs via SA-Adapters
  • Optical isolation depending on SA-Adapter
  • 2.5" SATA hard-disk slot
  • Additional SATA port for external device
  • -40°C to +85°C screened


Up to four UARTs
  • From four CPU-controlled USB channels
  • Two at front panel
  • Two on board, instead of onboard SATA device, on request
  • Physical interface using SA-Adapters via 10-pin connectors
  • RS232..RS422, isolated or not: for free use in system (e. g. cable to front)
  • Only full duplex operation for RS422
  • Data rates up to 1 Mbit/s
  • FIFO receive and transmit buffers for high data throughput
  • Handshake lines: full support; lines depend on SA-Adapters
Mass Storage
Serial ATA (SATA)
  • One port for onboard 2.5" hard-disk drive
  • One port for external device (e.g. SATA DVD Drive)
  • Transfer rates up to 150MB/s (depends on hard disk)
  • RAID level 0/1 support (depends on CPU board)
CompactPCI J1 and J2 are assembled for increased mechanical stability and/or for power supply via J1
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), 21mA typ. (with two SA1 SA-Adapters, w/o hard disk)
    • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 50mA typ. (with two SA1 SA-Adapters, w/o hard disk)
  • MTBF: 1,663,000h @ 40°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Weight: 145g (w/o hard disk)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40..+85°C (depending on hard disk; please refer to the hard disk specifications for possible limits)
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • 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), IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
Driver software can be found in the data sheet of the CPU board that you use.