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F601 - Side Card for Multimedia

3U CompactPCI

The F601 is a multimedia extension card for 3U Intel based CompactPCI single-board computers. It can be used in combination with the F14 and compatible CPU boards.

  • F601 Product ImageF601 side card configuration example (Multimedia)
  • F601 Product Image

Main Features

  • 4/8 HP extension for 3U Intel SBCs F14, F15, F17, F18, F19P, F21P
  • 2 DVI connections
  • 1 HD audio
  • 1 COM, alternatively with optical isolation
  • 2.5" SATA hard-disk slot
F601 Product Image

Technical Data

  • DVI
    • One (4HP) or two (8HP) DVI-D connectors at front panel
    • SDVO PanelLink transmitter
    • Maximum resolution: 1600 x 1200 pixels
    • 60Hz refresh rate
    • Dual monitor support
  • Audio
    • One HD (high definition) audio codec at front panel
    • Symmetric stereo output (two 350mW mono amplifiers)
    • Symmetric mono output (integrated 2W Class D mono amplifier)
  • RS232..422 UART (COM1)
    • One D-Sub connector at second front panel
    • Via SA-Adapter
    • Data rates up to 115.2kbit/s
    • Only full duplex operation for RS422
    • Handshake lines: full support; lines depend on SA-Adapter
Mass Storage
Serial ATA (SATA)
  • One 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)
  • CompactPCI J1 and J2 are assembled for increased mechanical stability and/or for power supply via J1
  • CompactPCI J2 can optionally be used to realize several functions via rear I/O. See Options.
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage/power consumption:
    • +5V (-3%/+5%), 635mA typ. with hard disk, max. value depends on hard disk
    • +3.3V (-3%/+5%), 500 mA typ.
  • MTBF: 1,069,323h @ 40°C (derived from MIL-HDBK-217F)
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions: conforming to CompactPCI specification for 3U boards
  • Weight: 330g (with hard disk and 12HP front panel)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • 0..+60°C up to -40..+85°C (depending on hard disk; please refer to the hard disk specifications for possible limits)
    • Industrial temperature range on request
    • Airflow: min. 10m³/h
  • 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
PCB manufactured with a flammability rating of 94V-0 by UL recognized manufacturers
Tested according 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
CompactFlash interface instead of SATA hard disk
  • Via AD95 adapter
Interfaces (Front)
  • 2 DVI, 1 audio, 1 COM
  • 2 DVI, 1 audio, 1 PS/2
  • PS/2 interface instead of COM (via SA-Adapter on second front panel)
  • SA-Adapters to be ordered separately
Interfaces (Rear I/O)
  • 1 HD audio link (instead of audio at the front; without audio codec and amplifiers)
  • 8 I/O lines controlled by SMBus from the CPU board
  • 1 serial TTL interface (full handshake support, instead of UART at the front)
  • 1 RS485 interface (differential half-duplex)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Operation Temperature
  • 0..+60°C
  • -40..+85°C
Some of these options may only be available for large volumes.
Please ask our sales staff for more information.

Ordering Information

SA1 - RS232 Interface Adapter

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

SA2 - RS422/RS485 Interface Adapter

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

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

1 RS232, optically isolated, 0..+60°C

SA3 - RS232 Interface Adapter

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


CompactFlash card, 2 GB, Type I, -40 to +85°C, S.M.A.R.T. interface


CompactFlash card, 16 GB, -40 to +85°C

Miscellaneous Accessories

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



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Application Examples

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