G20 - Intel Core i7 CPU Board (Product Discontinued)

The G20 is a versatile 4HP/3U single-board computer supporting a multitude of modern serial interfaces according to the CompactPCI Serial standard. It is thus perfectly suited for data-intensive applications which require high computing-power. The CPU card is equipped with Intel's Core i7 processor running at up to 3.2 GHz maximum turbo frequency and offering multi-core architecture from Intel with full 64-bit support. The G20 supports the Intel Active Management technology which makes it possible to access the board via the network even when it is in soft-off or standby state.

The memory configuration of the G20 includes a state-of-the-art fast DDR3 DRAM which is soldered to the board to guarantee optimum shock and vibration resistance. An mSATA disk connected via a SATA channel and a microSD card device which is connected via a USB interface offer nearly unlimited space for user applications.

The board delivers an excellent graphics performance. Two DisplayPort interfaces are accessible at the boardfront. Using an external adapter two HDMI or two DVI ports can also be realized. In addition the standard front I/O comprises two PCIe-driven Gigabit Ethernet and two USB 2.0 ports.

Serial interfaces at the rear I/O connectors are 8 USB, 6 SATA interfaces, one DisplayPort or HDMI (instead of one interface at the front panel), 5 PCI Express x1 links, and two PEG x8 links. Up to eight Gigabit Ethernet interfaces can be realized using a rear I/O adapter board.

Thermal supervision of the processor and a watchdog for the operating system complete the functionality of the G20.

The G20 operates in Windows and Linux environments as well as under real-time operating systems that support Intel's multi-core architecture. The InsydeH2O EFI BIOS was specially designed for embedded system applications.

The G20 is suited for a wide range of industrial applications, e.g. for monitoring, vision and control systems as well as test and measurement. Main target markets comprise industrial automation, multimedia, traffic and transportation, aerospace, shipbuilding, medical engineering and robotics.

The G20 comes with a tailored passive heat sink within 4 HP height. The robust design of the G20 makes the board especially suited for use in rugged environments with regard to shock and vibration according to applicable DIN, EN or IEC industry standards. The G20 is also ready for coating so that it can be used in humid and dusty environments and has a guaranteed minimum standard availability of 7 years.


  • Intel Core i7, 2.53 GHz
  • Dual-core 64-bit processor
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial
  • Up to 4 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • mSATA and microSD card slots
  • Standard front I/O: 2 DisplayPorts, 2 Gb Ethernet, 2 USB
  • Standard rear I/O: 7 PCIe, 8 USB, 6 SATA, DisplayPort/HDMI
  • Rear I/O via mezzanine board: up to 8 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel Turbo Boost 2.53..3.2 GHz, Hyper-Threading, Active Management Technology
  • Open CL 1.1 support


  • Intel Core i7-610E
    • 2.53 GHz processor core frequency
    • 3.2 GHz maximum turbo frequency
    • 1066 MHz system bus frequency
  • Chipset
    • QM57 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • 4 MB L3 cache integrated in i7 processor
  • Up to 4 GB SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • DDR3 with ECC support
    • Up to 1066 MHz memory bus frequency
  • 64 Mbits boot Flash
  • Serial EEPROM 2 KB for factory settings
  • mSATA disk slot
    • Connected via one USB-to-SATA bridge
  • Serial GPIO (SGPIO)
    • One interface via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
    • Compliant with SFF 8485 specification
  • One microSD card slot
    • Via USB
Mass Storage
Serial ATA (SATA)
  • Six channels via rear I/O
  • SATA Revision 2.x support
  • Transfer rates up to 300 MB/s (3 Gbit/s)
  • RAID level 0/1/5/10 support
  • Hot-plug together with G501
  • Integrated in QM57 chipset
    • 45nm, Hi-K process graphics
    • 5.75th generation
    • Maximum resolution: 2560x1600 (DisplayPort), 1920x1200 (HDMI/DVI)
  • Two DisplayPort connectors at front panel
    • Optionally two DVI/HDMI ports via external adapter
  • One DisplayPort at CPCI-S.0 rear connector (instead of one interface at the front)
    • Optionally SDVO or DVI/HDMI port
  • USB
    • Two USB 2.0 host ports via Type A connector at front panel
    • Eight USB 2.0 host ports via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
    • Two USB 2.0 host ports for connection of the rear I/O card
    • EHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 480 Mbit/s
  • Ethernet
    • Two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channels at the front
    • RJ45 connectors at front panel
    • Ethernet controllers are connected by two x1 PCIe links
    • Two onboard LEDs to signal LAN link, activity status and connection speed
Front Connections
  • Two DisplayPort
  • Two USB 2.0 (Type A)
  • Two Ethernet (RJ45)
Rear I/O
  • 6 SATA
  • 1 DisplayPort
  • 8 USB
  • 5 PCI Express x1 links
  • 2 PEG x8 links
PCI Express
  • Two x8 PCI Express graphics links via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
  • Five x1 PCIe links via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
  • Two x1 PCIe links to connect local 1000Base-T Ethernet controllers
  • One x1 PCIe link via for connection of the rear I/O card
  • PCIe 1.x support
  • Data rate 250 MB/s (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
  • Real-time clock with GoldCap backup, battery-buffered
  • Power supervision and watchdog
  • Temperature measurement
  • 2 board status LEDs
  • 2 user LEDs
  • Reset button
CompactPCI Serial
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
  • System slot
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +12V (9..16V), 45W
  • +5V (-5%/+5%) standby voltage optional
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI Serial specification for 3U boards
  • Front panel: 4HP with ejector
  • Weight:
    • 208 g (w/o heat sink)
    • 398 g (with heat sink and mSATA adapter)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0..+60°C
    • Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s, typical power dissipation 29W, with Windows XP operating system, 1 Gb Ethernet, 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: -300 m to + 3,000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
435 685h @ 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), IEC 61000-4-3 (electromagnetic field immunity), IEC 61000-4-4 (burst), IEC 61000-4-5 (surge) and IEC 61000-4-6 (conducted disturbances)
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
Intel Active Management Technology
  • Out of Band (OOB) Access
    • Power off Access
    • Independent of OS status
    • Power status control
    • Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) Viewer (VNC-compatible)
    • IDE-Redirect
    • Serial-over-LAN
  • Manageability Engine in Chipset
  • Network Filters in Chipset
  • Dedicated Flash Storage Area
Software Support


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