6U CompactPCI® enhanced by 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors

December 2011 – Concurrent Technologies introduces their latest high performance 6U CompactPCI® processor board.

The PP 83x/x9x is a single slot air-cooled 6U CompactPCI Single Board Computer (SBC) utilizing the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, featuring integrated graphics and memory controller on a single 32nm process technology. The board provides a feature-rich complement of front and rear I/O interfaces, and is designed to provide a price sensitive upgrade path for users of earlier generations of Concurrent Technologies’ 6U CompactPCI products

The PP 83x/x9x supports the Intel Core i7-2715QE processor, Intel Core i7-2655LE processor or Intel Core i7-2610UE processor and the enhanced features of the Intel Series 6 Express chipset, along with up to 8 Gbytes of DDR3-1333 ECC SDRAM. Users of the PP 83x/x9x can expect a significant increase in processing and graphical performance over previous Intel® Core™ processor based 6U CompactPCI products. In addition, the PP 83x/x9x has been designed to accommodate the next generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform thereby providing customers with a convenient upgrade path, extending product life and protecting previous software investments.

Supporting up to two 100MHz PCI-X PMC or XMC x4/x8 PCI Express® sites, the PP 83x/x9x maintains compatibility with the previous generation product (PP 432/052) and offers an array of rear I/O functions – 1x RS232, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0 and 2x SATA interfaces.

The front panel supports the following interfaces on industry standard connectors – up to 3x USB 2.0 interfaces, 2x Gigabit Ethernet, optional DVI-I graphics and optional RS232 interface. For application and data storage there is an onboard site for a CompactFlash® module and an onboard option for a SATA300 2.5-inch disk drive.

The board can operate as a system controller board, a peripheral board or as a satellite board (blade). Support is also provided for PICMG® 2.16 (Ethernet fabric), PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) and PICMG 2.1 (hot swap); the CompactPCI backplane interface operates at 33/66MHz PCI signalling speeds.

Operating systems currently supported are Windows® 7, Windows® XP, Windows® Embedded Standard 7, Linux® and VxWorks®. Additionally, to address today’s demanding applications within markets such as defense, security, and communications, the PP 83x/x9x SBC is designed to scale from commercial temperature grade 0°C to +55°C (N-Series) through to extended temperature grade -40°C to +85°C (K-Series) for harsher environments.

Glen Fawcett, CEO for Concurrent Technologies, commented:

“The PP 83x/x9x SBC not only extends our range of processor designs featuring the latest processor technology from Intel but also reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with a long term upgrade path.”

PP 83x/x9x SBC supported processor details:

Processor Cores / Threads Frequency Cache TDP
Intel® Core™ i7-2515E

4 / 8

2.1 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-2610UE 2 / 4

2.2 GHz



Intel® Core™ i7-2515E 2 / 4

1.4 GHz



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