F18 - 3U CompactPCI®/Express Core 2 Duo SBC


duagon Germany GmbH

Melanie Heber
Head of Marketing Communication
Equipped with the Intel® high-performance Core 2 Duo processor T7500 running at 2.2 GHz, the F18 is a versatile 4HP/3U (single-slot, single-size Eurocard) single-board computer based on the latest multi-core processor architecture from Intel® with full 64-bit support. The board delivers an excellent graphics performance and is designed especially for embedded systems which require high computing performance with low power consumption.
The F18 offers a 32-bit/33-MHz CompactPCI® bus interface and can also be used without a bus system. In combination with a specific side card it can also perform system-slot functionality in a CompactPCI® Express system.
A total of six PCI Express® lanes for high-speed communication (such as Gigabit Ethernet, graphics) are supported on the F18. 2 x1 PCIe® links are used for the two onboard Ethernet interfaces. 4 x1 or 1 x4 PCIe® links are available on a specific side card.
The DDR2 DRAM is soldered to F18 to guarantee optimum shock and vibration resistance. A robust IDE CompactFlash® device offers nearly unlimited space for user applications. In addition to parallel ATA, three serial ATA lines are available.
The F18 can be extended by different side cards. Two watchdogs for thermal supervision of the processor and board temperature as well as for monitoring the operating system complete the functionality of the F18.
Equipped with Intel® components exclusively from the Intel® Embedded Line, the F18 has a guaranteed minimum standard availability of 5 years.
The F18 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 F18 comes with a tailored passive heat sink within 4 HP height. Anyhow, forced air cooling is always required inside the system. The robust design of the F18 make 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 F18 is also ready for coating so that it can be used in humid and dusty environments.
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