F602 - CompactPCI Express Side Card (Product Discontinued)

The F602 is a 4HP CompactPCI Express extension card for 3U Intel-based CompactPCI single-board computers. It can be used in combination with the F14, F15, F17 and F18 CPU boards. That way, these CPU boards can be used both as system-slot cards in a CompactPCI environment and as system-slot cards on a CompactPCI Express backplane.

The F602 supports 4 PCI Express links with 1 lane each to the backplane via its XJ2 and XJ3 connectors. In a standard 8-slot hybrid backplane from Schroff the CompactPCI Express single-board computer sits in the middle, with the possibility to plug another three legacy CompactPCI cards to the left and three CompactPCI Express cards to the right.

In addition to the CompactPCI Express functionality the F602 provides one USB 2.0,one COM (RS232, RS422/485, with or without optical isolation via SA-Adapter) and one DVI port at its front panel.

On top of that an onboard 2.5" SATA hard-disk slot is available on the F602.

The F602 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
  • 4 PCI Express links x1 to backplane
  • 1 COM via SA-Adapter
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 DVI connection
  • 2.5" SATA hard-disk slot


CompactPCI Express
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Express PICMG EXP.0 R1.0 Specification
  • CompactPCI Express connector XP1 for power supply
  • CompactPCI Express connectors XJ2 and XJ3 for 4 CompactPCI Express links with 1 lane each
    • CPU board F14 only supports 2 or 3 CompactPCI Express links with 1 lane each
  • CompactPCI Express connector XJ4 for control signals and ground
  • DVI
    • One DVI-D connector at front panel
    • SDVO PanelLink transmitter
    • Maximum resolution: 1600 x 1200 pixels
    • 60Hz refresh rate
    • Dual monitor support
  • USB
    • One USB 2.0 port
    • Type A connector at front panel
    • UHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
    • High current up to 1A
  • UART
    • One at front panel
    • Physical interface using SA-Adapter via 10-pin connector
    • RS232..RS422, isolated or not
    • 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
  • Transfer rates up to 150MB/s (depends on hard disk)
  • RAID level 0/1 support (depends on CPU board)
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), tbd typ. (w/o hard disk)
    • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), tbd typ. (w/o hard disk)
  • MTBF: 1,861,103h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Mountable on right side of the CPU
  • Weight: 150g (w/o hard disk)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0..+60°C up to -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.