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G20 - Intel Core i7 CPU Board

3U CompactPCI Serial

This product has been discontinued.

The G20 is a 4HP/3U CompactPCI Serial CPU card supporting USB, SATA, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O interfaces according to the CPCI-S.0 standard.

  • G20 Product ImageG20 3U CompactPCI Serial Intel Core i7 CPU Board
  • G20 Product ImageG20 3U CompactPCI® Serial Intel® Core™ i7 SBC
  • G20 Product ImageG20 equipped with heat sink
  • G20 Product ImageG20 equipped with Quad Gigabit Ethernet Mezzanine Card GM1
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Main Features

  • Intel Core i7, 2.53 GHz <br />Dual-core 64-bit processor <br />PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial <br />Up to 4 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC <br />mSATA and microSD card slots <br />Standard front I/O: 2 DisplayPorts, 2 Gb Ethernet, 2 USB <br />Standard rear I/O: 7 PCIe, 8 USB, 6 SATA, DisplayPort/HDMI<br />Rear I/O via mezzanine board: up to 8 Gigabit Ethernet<br />Intel Turbo Boost 2.53..3.2 GHz, Hyper-Threading, Active Management Technology<br />Open CL 1.1 support
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Technical Data

  • Intel Core i7-610E
    • 2.53 GHz processor core frequency
    • 3.2 GHz maximum turbo frequency
    • 1066 MHz system bus frequency
  • Chipset
    • QM57 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • 4 MB L3 cache integrated in i7 processor
  • Up 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
  • mSATA disk slot
    • Connected via one USB-to-SATA bridge
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Integrated 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
  • USB
    • Two USB 2.0 host ports via Type 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
  • 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 onboard LEDs to signal LAN link, activity status and connection speed
Front Connections
  • Two DisplayPort
  • Two USB 2.0 (Type A)
  • Two Ethernet (RJ45)
Rear I/O
  • 6 SATA
  • 1 DisplayPort
  • 8 USB
  • 5 PCI Express x1 links
  • 2 PEG x8 links
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)
  • Real-time clock with GoldCap backup, battery-buffered
  • Power supervision and watchdog
  • Temperature measurement
  • 2 board status LEDs
  • 2 user LEDs
  • Reset button
CompactPCI Serial
  • Compliance with CompactPCI Serial PICMG CPCI-S.0 Specification
  • System slot
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +12V (9..16V), 45W
  • +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):
    • 0..+60°C
    • Airflow: min. 1.5 m/s, typical power dissipation 29W, 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
435 685h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Conforming 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)
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
    • tested/verified with: Ubuntu 10.04 (kernel 2.6.32-21) 32-bit and 64-bit versions
    • OpenSuse 11.3 32-bit and 64-bit versions
    • Detailed matrix of supported interfaces under Ubuntu 10.04 and OpenSuse 11.3
  • VxWorks (on request)
  • QNX (on request)
  • For more information on supported operating system versions and drivers see Software.


  • Intel Core i7-610E, 2.53 GHz, 4 MB Cache, 35 W
  • Intel Core i7-620LE, 2 GHz, 4 MB Cache, 25 W
  • Intel Core i7-620UE, 1.06 GHz, 4 MB Cache, 18 W
  • Intel Core i5-520E, 2.4 GHz, 3 MB Cache, 35 W, no AMT support
  • Intel Core i3-330E, 2.13 GHz, 3 MB Cache, 35 W, no AMT support
  • System RAM
    • 2 GB or 4 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
  • 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.
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