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G20 - Intel Core i7 CPU Board

3U CompactPCI Serial

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.

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  • 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
  • Dual-core 64-bit processor
  • PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial
  • Up to 4 GB DDR3 DRAM soldered, ECC
  • mSATA and microSD card slots
  • Standard front I/O: 2 DisplayPorts, 2 Gb Ethernet, 2 USB
  • Standard rear I/O: 7 PCIe, 8 USB, 6 SATA, DisplayPort/HDMI
  • Rear I/O via mezzanine board: up to 8 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel Turbo Boost 2.53..3.2 GHz, Hyper-Threading, Active Management Technology
  • Open CL 1.1 support
G20 Product Image

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)
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
    • 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.

Ordering Information

Miscellaneous Accessories

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

Related Hardware
GM1 - Quad Gigabit Ethernet Rear I/O Card

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

GM2 - Octal Gigabit Ethernet Rear I/O Card

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


Please note that the GM2 (08GM02-xx) is not supported by G20 boards (02G020-xx) with revisions lower than Rev. 01.01.00.

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 host driver (MEN) for 16Z001_SMB (I2C)


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for generic SMBus driver


MDIS5 low-level driver sources (MEN) for board management controller on MEN Intel CPUs


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


Windows XP Embedded BSP (MEN) for F11S, F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P, G20, XM1, XM1L, XM2, MM1, MM2, DC1, DC2, DC13, RC1, BC50I, BC50M, BL50W and BL50S


Windows Embedded Standard 7 BSP


Windows Intel Management Engine Driver (Intel) for G20


Windows 7/Vista 64-bit graphics driver (Intel) for G20


Windows 7/Vista 32-bit graphics driver (Intel) for G20


Windows XP 32-bit graphics driver (Intel) for G20


Windows 64-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows 32-bit network driver (Intel)


Windows chipset driver (Intel) for F14, F15, F17, F18, F18E, F19P, F21P, F22P, G20, G22, XM2, CB70C, D9, D6, D7, D601, A19 and A20


Windows Installset (MEN) for G20 and G22

This product includes a specially adapted BIOS.

Intel software development products such as analyzers, compilers, threading tools etc. can be downloaded under www.intel.com/cd/software/products/asmo-na/eng/index.htm.
IA-32 Intel Architecture Software Developer's Manuals are available under www.intel.com/products/processor/manuals/index.htm.

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