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F23P - Embedded Single Board Computer with Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7

3U CompactPCI PlusIO

The F23P 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 compliant with the PICMG 2.30 standard and as such a perfect migration path from CompactPCI to CompactPCI Serial.

  • F23P Product ImageF23P 3U CompactPCI PlusIO Intel Core i7 CPU Board
  • F23P Product ImageF23P rear view, CompactPCI PlusIO
  • F23P Product ImageF23P with RJ45 connectors, bottom view
  • F23P Product ImageF23P with M12 Ethernet connectors
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Main Features

  • Intel Core i7, 4th generation
  • Quad-core 64-bit processor
  • For CompactPCI 2.0 systems or CompactPCI PlusIO 2.30 hybrid systems (2.0 and CPCI-S.0)
  • Up to 32 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • microSD card and mSATA slots
  • Front I/O: VGA, 2 Gbit Ethernet, 2 USB
  • Rear I/O: 4 PCIe, 4 USB, 4 SATA, 1 Gbit Ethernet
  • Other I/O (onboard, side card): SATA, HDMI/Display Port, HD audio, USB, UART etc.
  • 2.4 to 3.4 GHz Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, Active Management Technology
  • Open CL support
F23P Product Image

Technical Data

The following CPU types are supported:
  • Intel Core i7-4700EQ, 4 cores, 8 threads, 2.4 GHz, 3.4 GHz Turbo Boost, 47 W, 6 MB cache
  • Intel Core i5-4400E, 2 cores, 4 threads, 2.7 GHz, 3.3 GHz Turbo Boost, 37 W, 3 MB cache
  • Intel Core i5-4402E, 2 cores, 4 threads, 1.6 GHz, 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost, 25 W, 3 MB cache
  • Intel Core i3-4100E, 2 cores, 4 threads, 2.4 GHz, 37 W, 3 MB cache
  • Intel Core i3-4102E, 2 cores, 4 threads, 1.6 GHz, 25 W, 3 MB cache
  • Intel Celeron 2000E, 2 cores, 2 threads, 2.2 GHz, 37 W, 2 MB cache
  • Intel Celeron 2002E, 2 cores, 2 threads, 1.5 GHz, 25 W, 2 MB cache
QM87 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • System Memory
    • Soldered DDR3, ECC support
    • 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB
  • Boot Flash
    • 16 MB
Mass Storage
The following mass storage devices can be assembled:
  • microSD card
  • mSATA disk
  • Integrated in QM87 chipset
  • Maximum resolution: 1920x2000 pixels
  • 24-bit color at 60 Hz (reduced blanking)
  • Simultaneous connection of two monitors
Front Interfaces
  • Video
    • One VGA connector
    • Additional interfaces are available via a side card
    • The front channel can optionally be led to the backplane
  • USB
    • Two Type A connectors, USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s)
  • Ethernet
    • Two RJ45 connectors, 1000BASE-T (1 Gbit/s), or
    • One RJ45 connector, 1000BASE-T (1 Gbit/s), or
    • One 9-pin D-Sub connector, two 100BASE-T (100 Mbit/s), or
    • Two M12 connectors on 8 HP, two 1000BASE-T (1000 Mbit/s)
    • One front channel can optionally be led to the backplane
    • Two link and activity LEDs per channel
  • Front-panel LED for board status
  • Reset button
Rear Interfaces
  • Compatible with PICMG 2.30 CompactPCI PlusIO
    • 1PCI33/4PCIE5/4SATA6/4USB2/1ETH1G, or
    • 1PCI33/4PCIE5/4SATA6/4USB2/2ETH1G
  • SATA
    • Four channels, SATA Revision 3.x (6 Gbit/s), RAID level 0/1/5/10 support
  • USB
    • Four channels, USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s)
  • Ethernet
    • One channel, 1000BASE-T (1 Gbit/s), or
    • Two channels, 1000BASE-T (1 Gbit/s)
    • One front channel can optionally be led to the backplane
  • PCI Express
    • Four x1 links (500 MB/s per link), PCIe 2.x (5 Gbit/s per lane)
Onboard Interfaces
  • An onboard connector allows a side card to be plugged onto the CPU board to add front panel connections or mass storage devices. A range of standard side cards is available to implement different functions.
  • DisplayPort/HDMI
    • Two channels
  • HD Audio
    • One channel
  • SATA
    • One channel, SATA Revision 2.x (3 Gbit/s), RAID level 0/1/5/10 support
  • USB
    • Four channels, USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s)
  • PCI Express
    • Three x1 links (500 MB/s per link), PCIe 2.x (5 Gbit/s per lane)
Supervision and Control
  • Board controller
  • Watchdog timer
  • Temperature measurement
  • Real-time clock with supercapacitor or battery backup
    • Data retention of supercapacitor: 93 h
  • Intel Active Management Technology
Backplane Standard
CompactPCI Core Specification PICMG 2.0 R3.0
  • System slot
  • 32-bit/33 CompactPCI bus
  • V(I/O): +3.3V (+5V tolerant), 64-bit backplane: +3.3V only
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltages
    • +5 V (-3%/+5%)
    • +3.3 V (-3%/+5%)
    • +12 V (-10%/+10%)
    • The board can be supplied with +5V only, all other voltages are generated on the board. The backplane connectors are used for power supply only.
  • Power consumption
    • 47 W max.
    • 13.25 W with Intel Core i7-4700EQ CPU with Windows 7 operating system and 1 Gb Ethernet connection (model 02F023P01)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • 3U, 4 HP, or
    • 3U, 8 HP
  • Weight: 388 g (model 02F023P00)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation)
    • -40°C to +85°C (model 02F023P00)
    • 0°C to +60°C (model 02F023P01)
    • Airflow 1.5 m/s
    • Depends on system configuration (CPU, hard disk, heat sink...)
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Air-cooled
    • Conduction-cooled in MEN CCA frame
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300 m to +2000 m
  • Shock: 50 m/s², 30 ms
  • Vibration (Function): 1 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz
  • Vibration (Lifetime): 7.9 m/s², 5 Hz to 150 Hz
MTBF: 504 683 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF2000) (model 02F023P00)
Flammability (PCBs)
  • UL 94 V-0
  • 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)
Software Support
  • Note that 64-bit hardware technology can be used in an optimal way with 64-bit operating system 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.
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework

Ordering Information

Standard F23P Models

Intel Celeron 2002E, 1.5 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 DRAM, TPM, 2 RJ45 for Gb ETH, RTC battery, 4 HP,
-40 °C to +85 °C


Intel Core i7-4700EQ, 2.4 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 DRAM, TPM, 2 RJ45 for Gb ETH, RTC battery, 4 HP,
0 °C to +60 °C


Intel Celeron 2002E, 1.5 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 DRAM, TPM, 2 M12 for Gb ETH, RTC battery, 8 HP, -40 °C to +85 °C, conformal coating

Miscellaneous Accessories

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

Related Hardware
F600 - Side Card for SATA/Legacy I/O

2 COM extensions and SATA hard disk slot, for F14 and compatible SBCs, -40..+85°C screened

F603 - Side Card USB/COM

3U CompactPCI side card with 2 USB and 1 COM extension, SATA hard disk and CompactFlash slot, for F14 and compatible SBCs, mounted to the right of the SBC, 0..+60°C

CT12 - Rear I/O Transition Module

CompactPCI PlusIO rear transition module 3U/80mm, 2 Ethernet, 4 USB, 4 SATA, 4 PCIe x1, -40°C..+85°C qualified

Mass Storage

MicroSD card, 4 GB, -40°C to +85°C

Systems & Card Cages
0701-0056 - CPCI to CPCI Serial Hybrid Rackmount Enclosure, 8 Slots, 3U Cards Vertical

CompactPCI 19" 4U/84HP rack-mount enclosure for 3U cards (vertical), 4+4-slot 3U CompactPCI / CompactPCI Serial hybrid backplane, prepared for rear I/O, 250W power supply wide range 90..264VAC on rear, 1U fan tray with 2 fans included, 0..+60°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.



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


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!


Windows ERTC/SMB support package


Windows 64-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows 32-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows HD Audio driver (Realtek) for F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, D9 and A19


Windows USB2UART driver (FTDI) for F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P, F22P, F23P, D9, A19, A20, XM2 and XM50 / XM51 / F50P / F50C hosts


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


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


Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP


Windows chipset driver (Intel) for F23P and G23


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


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

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Intelligent Well System Control

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Robotics Surgery

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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.

Airstrip Security System Control

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Track Measurement

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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.

Advanced Train Management System

ATMS is designed to support the objectives of the Australian Rail Track Corporation, improving rail network capacity, operational flexibility, train service availability, transit times, rail safety and system reliability.

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