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EKF - Short Profile

CompactPCI® PlusIO CPU Card

Intel® XEON® E3 v6 Family Processor


Ordering Information

Product Information

Block Diagram

Hybrid Backplane

User Guide

Application Notes
Power Event (Power Down)

Mezzanine Connectors

General Information

Low Profile Mezzanine Modules
C48 | S48 | P82
Mezzanine Side Cards





Graphics | Ethernet | SATA

Photo Gallery

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Low Profile Mezzanine Modules

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8HP Mezzanine Side Cards

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Option M12 Gigabit Ethernet

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CompactPCI® PlusIO CPU Card

Intel® XEON® E3 v6 Processor

The PC7-FESTIVAL is a rich featured high performance 4HP/3U CompactPCI® PlusIO CPU board, equipped with an Intel® Xeon® E3 familiy mobile workstation processor for demanding applications. For scalability, the PC7-FESTIVAL is also available with an Intel® Core™ processor.

The PC7-FESTIVAL front panel is provided with two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet jacks, two USB 3.0 Type-A receptacles, and two DisplayPort™ connectors. In addition, a third USB Type-C front panel receptacle i available as an option, usable alternatively as (third) DisplayPort.

The powerful Xeon® E3-1500 v6 series processor is accompanied by the CM238 mobile PCH, for a maximum of high speed I/O resources (e.g. PCI Express®, SATA, USB).

On-board mass-storage solutions are based on low profile mezzanine expansion cards, which can accommodate up to two M.2 style SSD modules (PCIe® Gen3 x4 and/or SATA 6G). Side cards for an 8HP assembly are also available, providing front I/O and M.2 SSDs.

The PC7-FESTIVAL is equipped with up to 32GB DDR4 RAM with ECC support. Up to 16GB memory-down are provided for rugged applications, and another 16GB are available via the DDR4 ECC SO-DIMM socket.

The backplane connector J1 allows for up to seven CompactPCI® Classic peripheral cards in a system. The J2 connector complies with the CompactPCI® PlusIO standard for high speed rear I/O (fourfold PCIe®, SATA and USB2), or a hybrid CompactPCI® Serial backplane.


PC7-FESTIVAL • Powerful CPU Board

Feature Summary

  • CompactPCI® PlusIO (PICMG® CPCI 2.30) System Slot Controller
  • Form factor single size Eurocard (board dimensions 100x160mm2)
  • Mounting height 3U
  • Front panel width 4HP (8HP/12HP assembly with optional mezzanine side card)
  • Front panel I/O connectors for typical system configuration (2 x USB3, 2 x DisplayPort, 2 x GbE)
  • Backplane communication via CompactPCI® J1 and J2 hard metric connectors
  • J1 Connector for PICMG® CompactPCI® 32-Bit Support
  • J2 Connector for CompactPCI® PlusIO support (PCIe®, SATA, USB2)
  • J2 PlusIO configuration allows for either CompactPCI® Serial backplane usage or rear I/O module attachment
  • J2 Connector option available for 64-bit system slot (legacy CompactPCI® 2.0 Classic)
  • Side cards and low profile mass storage modules available as COTS and also as custom specific

Power Supply
  • +5V, +3.3V according to CompactPCI® 2.0 via J1 backplane connector
  • Total power consumption depends on processor type and mezzanine assembly
  • +5V only board design for low cost system power supply with all 25W processors *
  • SAC (Stand-Alone Computer) option w. two-pos. 5V/10A terminal block (J1/J2 removed)
* option different SKUs available with 25W processors for +5V/3.3V backplane supply - specify when ordering • on request: PC7-FESTIVAL +5V only can deliver +3.3V to backplane for CompactPCI® peripheral boards

  • Intel® Kaby Lake-H mobile platform with ECC (CM238 mobile workstation PCH)
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3 v6 family (mobile workstation)
  • Xeon E3 1505M v6 • 3/4GHz • 8M • 4C/8T • DDR4 2400 ECC • 45/35W • GT2 - P630 • vPRO™/AMT
  • Xeon E3 1505L v6 • 2.2/3GHz • 8M • 4C/8T • DDR4 2400 ECC • 25W • GT2 - P630 • vPRO™/AMT
  • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ mobile processor
  • i3 7100E • 2.9GHz • 3M • 2C/4T • DDR4 2400 ECC • 35W • GT2 - 630
  • i3 7102E • 2.1GHz • 3M • 2C/4T • DDR4 2400 ECC • 25W • GT2 -630

  • Phoenix® UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) V2.5 with CSM*
  • Phoenix® SCT (SecureCore Technology) Release V4.01
  • ACPI V5.0
  • Fully customizable by EKF
  • Secure Boot and Measured Boot supported - meeting all demands as specified by Microsoft®
  • Windows®, Linux and other (RT)OS' supported
  • Intel® AMT supported for Intel® Xeon® E3 v6 (disabled by default, must be enabled via BIOS setup)
* CSM (Compatibility Support Module) emulates a legacy BIOS environment, which allows to boot a legacy operating system such as DOS, 32-bit Windows and some RTOS'

Main Memory
  • Integrated memory controller up to up to 32GB DDR4 2400 +ECC
  • DDR4 +ECC soldered memory up to 16GB
  • DDR4 +ECC SO-DIMM memory module socket up to 16GB

Mezzanine Mass Storage
  • Mezzanine side card connectors for local expansion e.g. SSD mass storage
  • Low profile mezzanine modules available (4HP common front panel)
  • Side cards available (8HP common F/P assembly)
  • P-HSE1 - configurable as 4 x SATA 6G or 4 x PCIe® Gen3 (from CM238 PCH), 1 x USB3
  • P-HSE2 - 4 x PCIe® Gen3 (from CM238 PCH) & 3rd DisplayPort™ (from CPU)
  • P-EXP - Legacy interface (from PCH)
  • 4HP Low profile mezzanine module preferred options:
  • C48-M2 Mezzanine module - 2 x M.2 2280 SATA SSD sockets
  • S48-SSD - 1 x M.2 2280 NVMe® SSD socket, 1 x M.2 2280 NVMe® or SATA SSD socket (autosense), 1 x Type-C USB F/P connector (enabled for DisplayPort alternate mode)
  • P82-GBE - 2 x 2.5GBASE-T for J2 backplane connector, 1 x M.2 2280 NVMe® SSD socket
  • 8HP/12HP Mezzanine side card options:
  • P01-M12 Replacement for RJ45 GbE jacks by M12-X receptacles
  • PCU-UPTEMPO - Side board w. 2 x M.2 SATA SSD sockets & front I/O
  • PCZ-NVM - Side board w. 2 x M.2 NVMe® SSD sockets & front I/O
  • SCJ-VEENA - M.2 NVMe® or SATA SSD socket (autosense), quad 2.5GBASE-T Ethernet RJ45 jacks
  • SCL-RHYTHM - M.2 NVMe® or SATA SSD socket (autosense), quad 1000BASE-T Ethernet M12-X ports
  • Custom specific side card design - I/O and storage

  • Integrated graphics engine, 3 symmetric independent displays
  • 3D HW acceleration DirectX12, OpenCL 2.x, OpenGL 4.3/4.4, ES 2.0
  • HW video decode/encode HEVC10b 10-bit, VP9 10-bit, JPEG
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Rec. 2020 Wide Color Gamut
  • Content protection
  • UHD premium content playback
  • Front panel options: Dual DisplayPort™ (DP) connectors
  • 3rd DisplayPort™ optional via Type-C connector on low profile mezzanine card S48-SSD
  • Max resolution 4096 x 2304 @60Hz (any DisplayPort, concurrent operation)
  • DisplayPort™ 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport (MST) - display daisy chaining
  • MST max resolution via single DP connector 2880x1800@60Hz (2 displays), 2304x1440@60Hz (3 displays)
  • Integrated audio (3 independent audio streams)

  • Up to four networking interface controllers (NIC), 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T connections
  • Port 1 equipped w. I219LM PHY (suitable for Intel® AMT)
  • Port 2 equipped w. Intel® I210-IT -40°C to +85°C operating temperature GbE controller w. integrated PHY
  • IPv4/IPv6 checksum offload, 9.5KB Jumbo Frame support, EEE Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.1Qav Audio-Video-Bridging (AVB) enhancements for time-sensivitive streams
  • IEEE 1588 and 802.1AS packets hardware-based time stamping for high-precision time synchronization
  • Option 2 x 2.5GbE over J2 backplane connector with P82-GBE low profile mezzanine module
  • RJ45 front panel jacks (option 2 x M12-X with mezzanine module P01)
  • Option quad 2.5GbE RJ45 front panel ports with SCJ-VEENA side card (8HP front panel width)
  • Option quad 1GbE M12-X front panel ports with SCL-RHYTHM side card (8HP front panel width)

  • Intel® CM238 Mobile Workstation Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • PCIe® Gen3 8GT/s
  • SATA 6G
  • USB3
  • GbE
  • SPI, LPC, Audio, Legacy

On-Board Building Blocks
  • Additional on-board controllers, PCIe® based
  • PCIe® to PCI® Bridge 32bit 33/66MHz for 7 CompactPCI®Classic peripheral card backplane slots
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet controllers Intel® I210IT (front panel)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet PHY Intel® I219LM (front I/O)
  • IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol including PPS and PPM signals supported

  • Trusted Platform Module
  • Discrete TPM 2.0 for highest level of certified platform protection
  • Infineon Optiga™ SLM 9670 cryptographic processor
  • Conforming to TCG 2.0 specification
  • Option fTPM (firmware-based TPM 2.0) or dTPM (discrete TPM) selectable from UEFI (BIOS) setup
  • AES hardware acceleration support (Intel® AES-NI)

Front Panel I/O (4HP)
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 (1 = PCH & I219LM - Intel® AMT support, 2 = I210IT)
  • 2 x DisplayPort™ (from processor integrated HD graphics engine, standard DP latching receptacles)
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • Option Type-C USB 3.1 Gen1 w. S48-SSD low profile mezzanine module
  • Support for Type-C locking plugs (dual screw) according to the 'Locking Connector Spec. Rev. 1.0'
  • DisplayPort™ Alt Mode on Type-C connector (3rd video monitor output)

Additional Front I/O (8HP)
  • Option RS-232, USB3, DisplayPort™ w. PCZ-NVM side card
  • Option quad port 2.5GbE RJ45 jacks w. SCJ-VEENA side card
  • Option quad port 1GbE M12-X receptacles w. SCL-RHYTHM side card
  • Option 2 x M12 X-coded receptacles for Gigabit Ethernet (P01, as replacement for RJ45)
  • Option RS-232, HD-Audio, USB w. PCU-UPTEMPO side card
  • Custom specific front panel and side card design

CompactPCI® Backplane Resources
  • PICMG® CompactPCI® 2.0 CPU card & system slot controller for J1 based 32-bit CompactPCI® systems
  • Support for up to seven CompactPCI® peripheral boards, 33/66MHz (PI7C9X112 PCIe® to PCI® bridge)
  • PICMG® CompactPCI® 2.30 J2 connector pin assignment according to CompactPCI® PlusIO
  • J2 is assigned to 4 x PCIe® Gen2*, 4 x SATA 3G*, and 4 x USB2 ports (all derived from PCH)
  • Option 2 x 2.5GbE* over J2 backplane connector with P82-GBE low profile mezzanine module
  • J2 can be used to enable CompactPCI® Serial peripheral card slots for hybrid systems with a split backplane
  • Hybrid small system racks available (e.g. SRP-BLUBOXX)
  • J2 can be used alternatively for a rear I/O module
  • Custom specific rear I/O module design on request
  • J2 Connector option available - 64-bit system slot tolerant for legacy CompactPCI® 2.0 (Classic)
* CompactPCI® PlusIO specifies PCIe® 5GT/s, SATA 3G and GbE 1000BASE-T only over J2 UHM. Due to obsolescence of the 3M UHM connector series the PC7-FESTIVAL will be equipped with a standard J2 hard metric backplane connector, which may result in PCIe® 2.5GT/s (Gen1) backplane link training under adverse application conditions.

Environmental & Regulatory
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution
  • Coating, sealing, underfilling on request
  • Lifetime application support
  • RoHS compliant 2002/95/EC
  • Operating temperature 0°C to +70°C
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range) on request
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C, max. Gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non Condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 21.2 years
  • EC Regulatory EN55035, EN55032, EN62368-1

  • General industrial computing, ready for x86 based software
  • IIoT applications, edge computing, networking
  • Medium to high embedded CPU performance
  • CompactPCI® Classic systems upgrade
  • CompactPCI® Serial peripheral card expansion
  • Stand-Alone Computer (SAC)

PC7-FESTIVAL • Simplified Block Diagram

PC7-FESTIVAL • Simplified Block Diagram


PC7-FESTIVAL • Powerful CPU Board
Ordering Information
Please refer to List 21 for popular SKUs