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MEN Mikro G20 - 3U CompactPCI® Serial Intel® Core™ i7 CPU Board

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

MEN Mikro G20 - 3U cPCI Serial Intel Core i7 CPU Board
Key Features
3U CompactPCI® Serial Intel® Core™ i7 Board
Intel® Core™ i7, 2.53 GHz, 1st generation
4 DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI® Serial
mSATA and microSD™ card slots
Front I/O: 2 DisplayPorts, 2 Gb Ethernet, 2 USB
Rear I/O: 7 PCIe®, 8 USB, 6 SATA, DP/HDMI
0..+60°C or -40..+85°C operation


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 board front. 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.



CPU SpecIntel® Core™ i7-610E
• 2.53 GHz processor core frequency
• 3.2 GHz maximum turbo frequency
• 1066 MHz system bus frequency
• 4 MB last level cache integrated
• Two cores, four threads
• 35 W TDP

Intel® Core™ i7-620UE
• 1.06 GHz processor core frequency
• 2.13 GHz maximum turbo frequency
• 2 MB last level cache integrated
• Two cores, two threads
• 18 W TDP
ChipsetQM57 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
MemoryUp 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
GraphicsIntegrated 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
• 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
StorageSerial 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

mSATA disk slot
• Connected via one USB-to-SATA bridge

One microSD™ card slot
• Via USB
• Two USB 2.0 host ports via Series 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
Front I/OTwo DisplayPort®
Two USB 2.0 (Series A)
Two Ethernet (RJ45)
Rear I/O6 SATA
1 DisplayPort®
5 PCI Express® x1 links
2 PEG x8 links
OtherIntel® 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
CommonReal-time clock with GoldCap backup, battery-buffered
Power supervision and watchdog
Temperature measurement
2 board status LEDs
2 user LEDs
Reset button
BIOSInsydeH2O™ UEFI Framework


ExpansionSerial GPIO (SGPIO)
• One interface via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
• Compliant with SFF 8485 specification

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)

Compliance with CompactPCI® Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
System slot
ElectricalSupply voltage/power consumption:
• +12V (9..16V), 45W
• +5V (-5%/+5%) standby voltage optional
MechanicalDimensions: conforming to CompactPCI® Serial specification for 3U boards
Front panel: 4HP with ejector
Conformal CoatingConformal coating on request
Linux - tested/verified:
• Ubuntu 10.04 (kernel 2.6.32-21) 32-bit and 64-bit versions
• OpenSuse 11.3 32-bit and 64-bit versions
VxWorks® (on request)
QNX® (on request)
TemperatureTemperature range (operation) :
• i7-610E: 0..+60°C
• i7-620UE: -40..+85°C Tx screened (-40..+70°C, with up to +85°C for 10 minutes)
• Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s
Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
HumidityRelative humidity range (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
Relative humidity range (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
Weight208 g (w/o heat sink)
398 g (with heat sink and mSATA adapter)
VibrationVibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
Shock50 m/s², 30 ms
MTBF435 685h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Safety/CertificationPCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
EMCConforming 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)
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

Intel® Core™ i7-620UE, 1.06 GHz, 2 GB DDR3 DRAM with ECC, mSATA and uSD socket, -40..+85°C Tx screened (-40..+70°C, with up to +85°C for 10 minutes)

Intel® Core™ i7-610E, 2.53 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 DRAM with ECC, mSATA and uSD socket, 0..+60°C
CompactPCI® Serial 4x Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O mezzanine card, -40..+85°C screened

CompactPCI® Serial 8x Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O mezzanine card, -40..+55°C screened

Front panel kit for use of 3U G2x family CPU cards with 6U 8HP front

DisplayPort® to DVI-D adapter, 20 cm

Active DisplayPort® (DP) to single link DVI-D adapter, 20cm, max. resolution 1920x1200, AMD / ATI Eyefinity technology

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