F608 - Side Card for RAID Systems (Product Discontinued)

The F608 is a 4HP SATA extension card for 3U Intel based CompactPCI single-board computers. It can be used in combination with the F14 and compatible CPU boards.

It offers four SATA interfaces over a SATA port multiplier via PCI Express as well as one SATA slot on-board (from the chipset). Two individually configurable UARTs are accessible via D-Sub connector at the front. Two USB and two PCI Express links are available via rear I/O. As an option, the F608 also offers the possibility to realize two optical Ethernet interfaces via SFP.

The F608 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. The operating temperature range is 0..60°C.


  • 4/8 HP extension for 3U Intel SBCs F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P
  • 4 SATA ports via J2 rear I/O
  • RAID 0, 1 and 5 support
  • CompactPCI PlusIO compliant
  • 1 SATA hard-disk slot 2.5" on board
  • 2 COMs via SA-Adapters
  • Optical isolation depending on SA-Adapter
  • Two optical Gigabit Ethernet interfaces via SFP as an option


Mass Storage
  • One serial ATA (SATA) 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)
  • Four serial ATA (SATA) ports via rear I/O
    • Onboard SATA controller via one PCI Express lane from the chipset
    • Port multiplier
    • Transfer rates up to 150MB/s
    • RAID level 0/1/5 support
  • Two 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 230.4kbit/s
  • FIFO receive and transmit buffers for high data throughput
  • Handshake lines: full support; lines depend on SA-Adapters
  • Two 2.0 host ports via rear I/O
  • Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
PCI Express
  • Two x1 links via rear I/O
  • Data rate 250MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
  • CompactPCI J1 is assembled for increased mechanical stability and/or for power supply
  • CompactPCI J2 is used for rear I/O
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5V (-3%/+5%), 3.8A
  • +3.3V (-3%/+5%),0.8A
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Mountable on right side of the CPU
  • Weight: 150g (w/o hard disk and SA-Adapters)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0..+60°C
    • Airflow: 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
1,944,987h @ 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)
Software Support
Driver software can be found in the data sheet of the CPU board that you use.