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F18E Data Sheet - 2009-04-23
Embedded Solutions
F18E - 3U CompactPCI® Express
Core 2 Duo SBC
The F18E is designed for performing system-slot
functionality in a CompactPCI® Express system.
Equipped with the Intel® high-performance Core 2 Duo
processor T7500 running at 2.2 GHz, the F18E 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.
A total of six PCI Express® lanes for high-speed
communication (such as Gigabit Ethernet) are supported
on the F18E. 1 x1 PCIe® link is used for one of the
two onboard Ethernet interfaces. 4 x1 PCIe® links are
available via rear I/O. 1 x1 link is available via the
side card connector and can be used for connection of
an additional Gigabit Ethernet via rear I/O.
The DDR2 DRAM is soldered to F18E 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 standard I/O available at the front panel of F18E
includes graphics on a VGA connector, one Fast and one
Gigabit Ethernet interface as well as two USB 2.0
ports. Three USB interfaces and one SATA line can be
accessed via rear I/O.
The F18E can be extended by different side cards.
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500, 2.2 GHz
Dual core 64-bit processor
4 HP CompactPCI® Express system master
PCI Express® 4x1 links on system slot
Up to 4 GB DDR2 DRAM soldered
CompactFlash® slot
3 SATA interfaces
Video via VGA and SDVO
Front: 1 Gigabit (PCIe®) and 1 Fast Ethernet
Rear: 1 Gigabit Ethernet (PCIe®)(optional)
9 USB 2.0
High Definition audio
Board controller
Additional functions include up to two digital video
input for flat panel connection via DVI (multimedia),
a variety of different UARTs or another four USB 2.0
ports, SATA for hard disk or RAID connection and HD
Thermal supervision of the processor and a watchdog
for the operating system complete the functionality of
the F18E.
The F18E operates in Windows® and Linux environments
as well as under real-time operating systems that
support Intel®'s multi-core architecture. The Award
BIOS was specially designed for embedded system
Equipped with Intel® components exclusively from the
Intel® Embedded Line, the F18E has a guaranteed
minimum standard availability of 5 years.
The F18E 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 F18E 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 F18E 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 F18E is also ready for coating
so that it can be used in humid and dusty environments.
F18E Data Sheet - 2009-04-23
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Technical Data
n Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500
o Dual-core 64-bit processor
o 2.2GHz processor core frequency
o Up to 800MHz front-side bus frequency
n Chipset
o Northbridge: Intel® 965GME Express
o Southbridge: Intel® ICH8M-E (Enhanced)
n 4MB L2 cache integrated in Core 2 Duo
n Up to 4GB SDRAM system memory
o Soldered
o DDR2
o 667MHz memory bus frequency
o Dual-channel, 2x64 bits
n 8Mbits boot Flash
n Serial EEPROM 2kbits for factory settings
n CompactFlash® card interface
o Via onboard IDE
o Type I
o True IDE
o DMA support
Mass Storage
n Parallel IDE (PATA)
o One IDE port for local CompactFlash®
n Serial ATA (SATA)
o Two channels via side-card connector, one channel via
rear I/O
o Transfer rates up to 300MB/s
o RAID level 0/1 support
n Integrated in 965GME Express chipset
o Up to 500MHz 256-bit graphics core
o Maximum resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels @ 60Hz, 32bpp
reduced blanking timing (driver limited)
n VGA connector at front panel
n Two SDVO ports available via side-card connector
o Two additional DVI connectors at front panel optional
via side card
o Two USB 2.0 ports via Series A connectors at front
o Four USB 2.0 ports via side-card connector
o Three USB 2.0 ports via rear I/O connector J4
o UHCI implementation
o Data rates up to 480Mbits/s
n Ethernet
o One 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channel via RJ45
connector at front panel
Ethernet controller connected by one x1 PCIe® link
One 10/100Base-T Ethernet channel via RJ45 connector
at front panel
o Connected to Southbridge via LCI
o One 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet channel via rear I/O
o Connected via side-card connector
o Onboard LEDs to signal activity status and connection
High Definition (HD) audio
o Accessible via side-card connector
Front Connections (Standard)
n Two USB 2.0 (Series A)
n Two Ethernet (RJ45)
n Board controller
n Real-time clock, buffered by a GoldCap or alternatively a
battery (5 years life cycle)
n Watchdog timer
n Temperature measurement
n One user LED
n Reset button
PCI Express®
n One x1 link to connect local 1000Base-T Ethernet
o Data rate 250MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbits/s per
n Four x1 links for rear I/O on J2/J3
o Data rate up to 1GB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbits/s
per lane)
n One x1 link via side-card connector
o Data rate 250MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbits/s per
CompactPCI® Express
n Compliance with CompactPCI® Express PICMG EXP.0 R1.0
n CompactPCI® Express connector P1 for power supply
n CompactPCI® Express connectors J2 and J3 for four PCI
Express® x1 links
n CompactPCI® Express connector J4 for rear I/O
Electrical Specifications
n Supply voltage/power consumption:
o +5V (-3%/+5%), 3.22A (no load), 3.17A (load 66%),
3.16A (full load)
o +12V (-10%/+10%), 0.39A (no load), 2.18A (load 66%),
2.87A (full load)
n MTBF: tbd @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF2000)
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Technical Data
Mechanical Specifications
n Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® Express
specification for 3U boards
n Front panel: 4HP with ejector
n Weight: 420g
Environmental Specifications
n Temperature range (operation):
o 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500: 0..+60°C
o Airflow: 1.5m/s
n Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
n Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
n Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
n Altitude: -300m to + 2,000m
n Shock: 15g/11ms
n Bump: 10g/16ms
n Vibration (sinusoidal): 1g/10..150Hz
n Conformal coating on request
n PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by
UL recognized manufacturers
n Tested according to EN 55022 (radio disturbance),
IEC1000-4-2 (ESD) and IEC1000-4-4 (burst)
n Award BIOS
Software Support
n Note that 64-bit hardware technology requires 64-bit
operating system support
n Windows® (including Vista)
n Linux
n VxWorks® (on request)
n QNX® (on request)
n Intel® Virtualization Technology, allows a platform to
run multiple operating systems and applications in
independent partitions; one computer system can function
as multiple "virtual" systems
n For more information on supported operating system
versions and drivers see Software.
F18E Data Sheet - 2009-04-23
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F18E Data Sheet - 2009-04-23
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Configuration & Options
Standard Configurations
Article No.
CPU Type
System RAM
Side Card Slot
2.2 GHz
2 GB
0 MB
n Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz (35W)
n Core 2 Duo L7500 1.6 GHz (17W)
n Core 2 Duo U7500 1.06GHz (10W)
n System RAM
o 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB
n CompactFlash®
o 0 MB up to maximum available
n One or two DVI-D connectors at front via side card
o Simultaneous connection of two monitors
n Ethernet
o 9-pin D-Sub connector with one or two 10/100Base-T
ports instead of two RJ45 connectors
Rear I/O
n Ethernet
o One additional Ethernet channel (via side-card
connector, no side card can be used in this
o Via one PCI Express® link on side board connector
Operation Temperature
n Depends on system configuration (CPU, hard disk, heat
n Maximum: +60°C
n Minimum: -40°C (all processors)
Please note that some of these options may only be
available for large volumes. Please ask our sales staff
for more information.
F18E Data Sheet - 2009-04-23
Embedded Solutions
Ordering Information
Standard Hardware
Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2 GB DDR2 DRAM, 1
Gb Ethernet, 1 Fast Ethernet, 2 USB, VGA,
CPCI Express with 4 PCIe links x1 on
XJ2/XJ3, SATA x1 and USB x3 on rear I/O
XJ4, 0..+60°C
CompactFlash card, 8 GB, Type I,
-40..+85°C, fixed bit set
CompactFlash card, 256 MB, Type I,
removable, -40..+85°C
CompactFlash card, 512 MB, Type I,
removable, -40..+85°C
CompactFlash card, 1 GB, Type I, fixed bit
set, -40..+85°C
CompactFlash card, 2 GB, Type I, fixed bit
set, -40..+85°C
CompactFlash card, 4 GB, Type I, fixed bit
set, -40..+85°C
Software: Windows
Windows chipset driver (Intel) for F14,
F15, F17, F18, F18E, F19P, D9, D6, D7,
D601, A19 and A20
F18E User Manual
For the most up-to-date ordering information and direct
links to other data sheets and downloads, see the F18E
online data sheet under » www.men.de.
F18E Data Sheet - 2009-04-23
Embedded Solutions
Contact Information
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90411 Nuremberg
Phone +49-911-99 33 5-0
Fax +49-911-99 33 5-901
E-mail [email protected]
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ZA de la Châtelaine
74240 Gaillard
Phone +33 (0) 450-955-312
Fax +33 (0) 450-955-211
E-mail [email protected]
MEN Micro, Inc.
24 North Main Street
Ambler, PA 19002
Phone (215) 542-9575
Fax (215) 542-9577
E-mail [email protected]
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