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F608 - Side Card for RAID Systems

3U CompactPCI

This product has been discontinued.

The F608 is a 4HP SATA extension card for 3U Intel based CompactPCI single-board computers. It can be used in combination with the F14 and compatible CPU boards.

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  • F608 Product ImageF608 configuration example with hard disk
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Main Features

  • 4/8 HP extension for 3U Intel SBCs F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P
  • 4 SATA ports via J2 rear I/O
  • RAID 0, 1 and 5 support
  • CompactPCI PlusIO compliant
  • 1 SATA hard-disk slot 2.5" on board
  • 2 COMs via SA-Adapters
  • Optical isolation depending on SA-Adapter
  • Two optical Gigabit Ethernet interfaces via SFP as an option
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Technical Data

Mass Storage
  • One serial ATA (SATA) port for onboard 2.5" hard-disk drive
    • Transfer rates up to 150MB/s (depends on hard disk)
    • RAID level 0/1 support (depends on CPU board)
  • Four serial ATA (SATA) ports via rear I/O
    • Onboard SATA controller via one PCI Express lane from the chipset
    • Port multiplier
    • Transfer rates up to 150MB/s
    • RAID level 0/1/5 support
  • Two at front panel
  • Physical interface using SA-Adapter via 10-pin connector
  • RS232..RS422, isolated or not
  • Only full duplex operation for RS422
  • Data rates up to 230.4kbit/s
  • FIFO receive and transmit buffers for high data throughput
  • Handshake lines: full support; lines depend on SA-Adapters
  • Two 2.0 host ports via rear I/O
  • Data rates up to 480Mbit/s
PCI Express
  • Two x1 links via rear I/O
  • Data rate 250MB/s in each direction (2.5 Gbit/s per lane)
  • CompactPCI J1 is assembled for increased mechanical stability and/or for power supply
  • CompactPCI J2 is used for rear I/O
Electrical Specifications
Supply voltage/power consumption:
  • +5V (-3%/+5%), 3.8A
  • +3.3V (-3%/+5%),0.8A
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Mountable on right side of the CPU
  • Weight: 150g (w/o hard disk and SA-Adapters)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0..+60°C
    • Airflow: 1.0m/s
  • Temperature range (storage): -40..+85°C
  • Relative humidity (operation): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): max. 95% non-condensing
  • Altitude: -300m to + 3,000m
  • Shock: 15g/11ms
  • Bump: 10g/16ms
  • Vibration (sinusoidal): 1g/10..150Hz
  • Conformal coating on request
1,944,987h @ 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) and IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
Software Support
Driver software can be found in the data sheet of the CPU board that you use.


Mass Storage
Eight SATA ports via rear I/O (not compliant to PICMG 2.30 PlusIO)
  • Two USB on 4HP front
  • Two DVI on 4HP front instead of UARTs
  • Two DVI and two USB on 8HP front
  • Two DVI and two UARTS on 8HP front
  • Two SFP slots on 12HP front
    • For optical 1000Base-LX or 1000Base-SX or copper Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
    • SFP not included
  • Two SFP slots, two DVI and two UARTs on 16HP front
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

SA25 - GPS Receiver Interface Adapter

GPS receiver, isolated, -40..+85°C screened

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

1 RS232, optically isolated, 0..+60°C

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, -40..+85°C screened

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

RS422/485, full duplex, optically isolated, 0..+60°C

SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

RS232, not optically isolated, 0..+60°C

Miscellaneous Accessories

HDD SATA 2.5", 100 GB, 1.5GB/s, 4200rpm, -10° to +70°C



For a Linux driver package supporting the Silicon Imaging SiI3132 SATA controller, please refer to Silicon Image's website.


For a Windows driver package supporting the Silicon Imaging SiI3132 SATA controller, please refer to Silicon Image's website .

Application Examples

Train Surveillance Systems

This application is a combination of a digital video recorder and a video display server and is part of a larger communication and surveillance system based on CompactPCI.