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G23 - Embedded Single Board Computer with Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7

3U CompactPCI Serial

The G23 is an x86 PC based embedded computer for industrial automation and railway transportation, featuring the 4th generation Haswell Intel Core family up to the i7-4700EQ processor. The SBC is perfectly suited for data-intensive applications which require high computing-power.

  • G23 Product ImageG23 3U CompactPCI Serial Intel Core i7 CPU Board
  • G23 Product ImageG23 3U CompactPCI Serial Intel Core i7 CPU Board
  • G23 Product ImageG23 3U CompactPCI Serial Intel Core i7 CPU Board
  • G23 Product ImageG23 3U CompactPCI Serial Intel Core i7 CPU Board
  • G23 Product Image
  • G23 Product Image
  • G23 Product Image
  • G23 Product Image

Main Features

  • Intel Core i7, 4th generation
  • Quad-core 64-bit processor
  • 4 HP system master and peripheral slot
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial
  • Up to 32 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • mSATA and microSD card slots
  • Standard front I/O: 2 DisplayPorts, 2 Gb Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0
  • Standard rear I/O: 7 PCIe, 8 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 5 SATA, DisplayPort/HDMI
  • Rear I/O via mezzanine board: up to 8 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, AMT 9.0
  • Open CL support
G23 Product Image

Technical Data

  • Intel Core i7-4700EQ
    • 2.4 GHz processor core frequency
    • 3.4 GHz maximum turbo frequency
  • Chipset
    • QM87 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
Board Management Controller
  • Power supervision and watchdog
  • Temperature measurement
  • 2 board status LEDs
  • 2 user LEDs
  • Reset button
  • 6 MB last level cache integrated in i7 processor
  • Up to 32 GB SDRAM system memory
    • Soldered
    • DDR3 with ECC support
    • Up to 1600 MHz memory bus frequency
  • 128 Mbits boot Flash
  • Serial EEPROM 2 KB for factory settings
  • mSATA disk slot
    • Connected via one SATA port from the PCH
  • Serial GPIO (SGPIO)
    • One interface via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
    • Compliant with SFF 8485 specification
  • One microSD card slot
    • Via USB
Mass Storage
Serial ATA (SATA)
  • Five channels via rear I/O (six if the link to the mSATA disk is not required, can be switched in BIOS)
  • Four ports with transfer rates up to 6 Gbit/s (SATA Revision 3.x)
  • Two ports with transfer rates up to 3 Gbit/s (SATA Revision 2.x)
  • RAID level 0/1/5/10 support
  • Hot-plug together with G501
  • Integrated in QM87 chipset
    • Maximum resolution: 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz
  • Two DisplayPort connectors at front panel
    • Optionally two DVI/HDMI ports via external adapter
  • One DisplayPort at CPCI-S.0 rear connector
    • Optionally SDVO or DVI/HDMI port
  • USB 2.0
    • Up to eight USB 2.0 host ports via CPCI-S.0 rear connector (depending on the number of used USB 3.0 ports)
    • Two USB 2.0 host ports for connection of the rear I/O card
    • EHCI implementation
    • Data rates up to 480 Mbit/s
  • USB 3.0
    • Two USB 3.0 host ports via Type A connector at front panel
    • Two USB 3.0 host ports via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
    • Data rate up to 5 Gbit/s
  • Ethernet
    • 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 LEDs to signal LAN link, activity status and connection speed
Front Connections
  • Two DisplayPort 1.2
  • Two USB 3.0 (Type A)
  • Two Ethernet (RJ45)
Rear I/O
  • 5 SATA (6 switchable in BIOS)
  • 1 DisplayPort
  • 6 USB 2.0
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 5 PCI Express x1 links
  • 2 PEG x8 links
PCI Express
  • Two x8 PCI Express graphics links via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
    • Data rate 985 MB/s (8 Gbit/s per lane)
  • Five x1 PCIe links via CPCI-S.0 rear connector
    • Data rate 500 MB/s (5 Gbit/s per lane)
  • Two x1 PCIe links to connect local 1000Base-T Ethernet controllers
    • Data rate 250 MB/s (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
  • One x1 PCIe link via for connection of the rear I/O card
    • Data rate 500 MB/s (5 Gbit/s per lane)
Real-time clock with supercapacitor backup, battery-buffered
CompactPCI Serial
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
  • System or peripheral slot
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +12V (9.5..15.5V), 4 A nominal, 6 A maximum
  • +5V (-5%/+5%) standby voltage optional
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI Serial specification for 3U boards
  • Front panel: 4HP with ejector
  • Weight:
    • 208 g (w/o heat sink)
    • 398 g (with heat sink and mSATA adapter)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • Depends on system configuration (CPU, hard disk, heat sink...)
    • Maximum: +85°C
    • Minimum: -40°C (all processors)
    • Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s, typical power dissipation tbd, with Windows XP operating system, 1 Gb Ethernet, without CPU clock reduction
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to + 3,000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms
  • Vibration (function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
  • Vibration (lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz - 150 Hz
362 455 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
  • Flammability (PCBs)
    • UL 94 V-0
  • Electrical Safety
    • Insulation measurement test according to EN 50155 (
    • Voltage withstand test according to EN 50155 (
    • Information technology equipment test according to EN 60950
EMC Conformity
  • 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)
  • IEC 61000-4-6 (conducted disturbances)
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
Intel 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
Software Support
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • VxWorks (on request)
  • QNX
  • See also Application Note Recommendations for a Robust Software Setup
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


  • Intel Core i7
  • Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i3
  • Intel Celeron
  • For more details please see the overview matrix of supported processor types
  • System RAM
    • 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB
  • mSATA disk
    • 0 MB up to maximum available
  • microSD card
    • 0 MB up to maximum available
  • One Gigabit Ethernet on M12 connector instead of two interfaces on RJ45
Rear I/O
  • PCI Express
    • 8 PCI Express lanes
  • Ethernet
    • Up to eight Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the backplane using rear I/O card (e.g. GM1)
Operating Temperature
  • Depends on system configuration (CPU, hard disk, heat sink...)
  • Maximum: +85°C
  • Minimum: -50°C
Cooling Concept
Also available with conduction cooling in MEN CCA frame
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

Standard G23 Models

3U CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) SBC, Intel Celeron 2002E 1.5 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 DRAM with ECC, -40 to +85°C screened


3U CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) SBC, Intel Core i7-4700EQ 2.4 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 DRAM with ECC, 0 to +60°C

Miscellaneous Accessories

Extension board to adapt 3U CompactPCI or CompactPCI Serial (CPCI-S.0) boards to 6U format; for evaluation purposes


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

Related Hardware
GM3 - Quad Gigabit Ethernet Rear I/O Card

CompactPCI Serial 4x Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O mezzanine card, -40..+85°C screened

Mass Storage

MicroSD card, 4 GB, -40°C to +85°C

Systems & Card Cages
0701-0058 - Serial Rackmount Enclosure, 9 Slots, 3U Cards Vertical

CompactPCI Serial 19" 4U/84 HP rack-mount enclosure for 3U cards (vertical), 9-slot backplane, system slot left, full mesh, 460 W ATX PSU 90..264VAC, 1U fan tray with 2x 12 VDC fans, 0..+45°C


MEN delivers turn-key systems completely installed (hardware, operating system, accessories), wired and tested. Different rack sizes, power supplies and backplanes on request.
For details please contact your local sales representative.



Linux driver (MEN) for RX8581/RX-8574 real-time clock for all products with an additional RTC component. Please note that this driver is already included in upstream Linux kernels starting from 3.14!


MDIS5 System (and Device Driver) Package (MEN) for Linux. This software package includes most standard device drivers available from MEN.


Windows 64-bit graphics driver (Intel) for F23P and G23


Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP


Windows USB 3.0 driver (Intel) for G23, G25A and A25


Windows 64-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows 32-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows chipset driver (Intel) for F23P and G23


Windows Intel Management Engine Driver (Intel) for G23 and F23P


Windows ERTC/SMB support package


Windows 32-bit graphics driver (Intel) for F23P and G23


QNX 6.6 BSP (QNX and MEN) for F22P, F23P, G22 and G23

This product includes a specially adapted BIOS.

MEN Firmware Update Package (Intel Management Engine) for F23P, F23C, G23, MH70S

Application Examples

Digital Camera Control

Using standard-based embedded hardware with sufficient ruggedization, processing and graphics performance and IP connectivity changes the way movies are made.

Shipboard Command Desk

The single board computer inside the CompactPCI system is based on Intel Core 2 Duo architecture with two 64-bit processors and state-of-the-art PC interfaces.

Robot Control

High-speed, high-precision robots are needed in the production process of plastics materials, in painting, for semiconductor production in clean rooms, for machine tending and all general automation purposes.

CPCI Serial Collision Avoidance System

This CompactPCI-Serial-based UAV system is used for optical control of the air space for collision avoidance with civil aircraft.

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