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Kontron CPS3003-SA - 3U CompactPCI® Serial Intel® Core™ i7 CPU Board

Up to 4 GB DDR3 DRAM Soldered, 0 to +60°C Operation

Kontron CPS3003-SA - 3U cPCI Serial Intel Core i7 Card
Key Features
3U CompactPCI® Serial Intel® Core™ i7 Board
Intel® Core™ i7, 2.53 GHz, 3rd generation
PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI® Serial
Onboard SATA flash and CFAST card slot
Front I/O: 2 DisplayPorts, 2 Gb Ethernet, 2 USB
0 to +60°C or -40 to +85°C operation


The CPS3003-SA is a highly integrated 3U CPCI-S.0 CPU board based on Intel®’s 3rd Generation Core™ i7 technology. The CPU board comes with a multi-core CPU package scalable from the dual-core ULV 1.7 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-3517UE up to the quad-core 2.1 GHz i7-3612QE processor.

The powerful PCH Intel® QM77 provides a huge number of interfaces which are either routed to front, onboard or backplane connectors. Memory-demanding applications can make use of up to 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM with Error Checking and Correction (ECC). As additonal security feature the CPS3003-SA provides a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

For graphics intensive applications the CPS3003-SA offers an excellent graphics performance with integrated DirectX®11, OpenGL 3.1 and OpenCL 1.1 support. Additionally, now three independent graphics outputs are supported.
Communication interfaces available on the front panel are two DisplayPort, two USB 2.0 and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Serial interfaces available on the backplane connectors P1 to P5 are eight USB ports, four SATA interfaces and 17x PCI Express® links. Additonal interfaces available on the P6 backplane connector are two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, two USB ports, one DisplayPort and two serial ports. 



CPU Spec3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor (22nm technology):
• i7-3612QE: Quad-Core 2.1 GHz, SV, 6MB L3 cache
• i7-3555LE: Dual-Core 2.5 GHz, LV, 4MB L3 cache
• i7-3517UE: Dual-Core 1.7 GHz, ULV, 4MB L3 cache
All boards are passive cooled with a heatsink in 4HP height
Forced air cooling at specific fl ow rate is required depending on the processor version
ChipsetMobile Intel® QM77 Platform Controller Hub
MemoryUp to 16GB dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM running at 1600 MHz, with ECC, via two SODIMM sockets
GraphicsHigh-performance 3D graphics controller integrated in the processor
• Support for up to three independent graphics outputs
• Supports digital display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels @ 60 Hz
• Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT)
NetworkTwo 1000BASE-T interfaces, both front/rear switchable with WOL (Wake-on-LAN) support, Intel® I210-IT Ethernet controller
StorageUp to 32GB SLC NAND Flash on a dedicated SATA NAND Flash module; The SATA NAND Flash option is only available on a 4HP CPS3003-SA
Onboard 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD installation via CP3003-HDD extension, optionally available with two SSD/HDD
Onboard CFast installation via 8HP extension
SerialXR16L2750IM-F, dual UART, 16C550-compatible
Front I/OGraphics: 2x 20-pin DisplayPort connectors, DVI/HDMI/VGA capable through cable adapter
USB: 2x USB 2.0 ports, 4-pin standard USB connectors
Ethernet: 2x RJ-45 with integrated LEDs (ACT, SPEED)
LED´s: 7x LEDs: 4x POST Code or General Purpose, WD, TH, Hot Swap
Rear I/OThe P6 connector holds:
• Two Gigabit Ethernet ports without LED signals, according to CPCI-S.0 specification
Additonally the following interfaces are available for rear I/O connectivity:
• One DisplayPort
• One USB 3.0 port
• One USB 2.0 port
• Two COM ports (LVTTL signal level)
• Eight GPIOs (LVTTL signal level)
• System write protect signa
OtherWatchdog: FPGA-based, timeout ranging from 125ms to 4096s programmable in 16 steps, IRQ, Reset, dual-stage confi guration
RTC: Integrated in PCH, with 256 Byte CMOS RAM
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Atmel AT97SC3204 TPM 1.2 controller
CommonReal-time clock with GoldCap backup, battery-buffered
Power supervision and watchdog
Temperature measurement
2 board status LEDs
2 user LEDs
Reset button


ExpansionCompliant with PICMG® CPCI-S.0 R 1.0 CompactPCI® Serial Specification
The CPS3003-SA routes the following interfaces via the P1 to P5 connectors to the backplane:
• One PCIe link x8, up to 8GT/s (Fat Pipe)
• One PCIe link x4, up to 8GT/s (Fat Pipe)
• Five PCIe links x1, up to 5GT/s
• Four SATA ports (Two SATA 3Gb/s and two SATA 6Gb/s)
• Two USB 3.0 ports
• Six USB 2.0 ports
• 12 V power supply
• Hot swap capability
• Capability of operation both in system slot and in peripheral slot: When installed in a peripheral slot, all interfaces except for the Ethernet interfaces and rear I/O interfaces are isolated from the CompactPCI® Serial interface
ElectricalCPS3003-SA with i7-3555LE dual-core 2.5 GHz typ. 21W
CPS3003-SA with i7-3612QE quad-core 2.1 GHz typ. 29W
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® Serial specification for 3U boards
Front panel: 4HP with ejector
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
SoftwareSupport for Windows® XP, Windows® 7, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Linux®, VxWorks
TemperatureTemperature range (operation) :
• 0 to +60°C standard
• -40 to +85°C extended temperature E2 (with ULV processor)
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
Humidity93% RH at 40°C, non-condensing (acc. to IEC 60068-2-78)
WeightCPS3003-SA with copper heat sink: 530 g
CPS3003-SA with aluminium heat sink: 330 g
MTBF281,447 h acc. to MIL-HDBK-217 FN2, Ground Benign, controlled at 30°C
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

Core i7-3612QE, Quad-Core 2.1GHz, 6MB L3, 4GB (2x 2GB) SODIMM DDR3 with ECC, 4HP, with P6 Rear I/O, with SATA Flash 32 GB, TPM

Core i7-3612QE, Quad-Core 2.1GHz, 6MB L3, 8GB (2x 4GB) SODIMM DDR3 with ECC, 4HP, with P6 Rear I/O, TPM

Core i7-3555LE, Dual-Core 2.5GHz, 4MB L3, 4GB (2x 2GB) SODIMM DDR3 with ECC, 4HP, with P6 Rear I/O, TPM

Core i7-3555LE, Dual-Core 2.5GHz, 4MB L3, 4GB (2x 2GB) SODIMM DDR3 with ECC, 4HP, with P6 Rear I/O, with SATA Flash 32 GB, TPM

Core i7-3555LE, Dual-Core 2.5GHz, 4MB L3, 4GB (2x 2GB) SODIMM DDR3 with ECC, 9HP with CPS3003-BRIDGE, with P6 Rear I/O, TPM
4HP rear I/O module providing 1x DisplayPort, 2x Ethernet, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 2x COMs

19" 84HP/4U hybrid system, with fan tray, 200W AC PSU, 5-slot CPCI-S.0 backplane plus 5-slot CPCI backplane

44HP/4U tabletop system, with fans, 300W AC PSU, 5-slot CPCI-S.0 backplane

VxWorks 6.9.2 Board Support Package

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