F606 - Side Card Gb Ethernet (Product Discontinued)

The F606 is a 4HP dual Gigabit Ethernet extension card for 3U Intel based CompactPCI single-board computers. It can be used in combination with the F14 and compatible CPU boards.

Equipped with rugged Lemo connectors the F606 makes Gigabit Ethernet connectivity available for applications in railways and other harsh and mobile environments. An individually configurable UART is accessible via D-Sub connector. Consequently, this side card is screened for -40°C to +85°C operation temperature and comes with conformal coating.

The F606 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.

Options of the F606 allow to replace the Lemo by D-Sub connectors and may provide up to two UART channels on the front and up to two USB ports via rear I/O.


  • 4 HP extension for 3U Intel SBCs F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet on Lemo railway compliant connectors
  • 1 COM extension (SA-Adapter)
  • Conformal coating
  • 2.5" SATA hard disk slot
  • -40°C to +85°C screened


  • Ethernet
    • Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channels
    • Lemo connectors at front panel
    • Ethernet controllers are connected by two x1 PCIe links
    • Two onboard LEDs for each channel to signal LAN Link, Activity status and connection speed
  • 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
    • SA-Adapter has to be installed at the factory
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)
CompactPCI J1 is assembled for increased mechanical stability and/or for power supply
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), 600mA typ. (w/o hard disk)
    • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 1.6A typ. (w/o hard disk)
  • MTBF: 1,290,994h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Mountable on right (standard) or left (option) side of the CPU
  • Weight: 150g (w/o hard disk and SA-Adapters)
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): 1g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating
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.