cPCI-A3515 Series

cPCI-A3515 Series

3U CompactPCI Serial 4th/5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Blade with ECC

Key Features
  • PICMG® CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI® Serial Processor Blade
  • Quad-core 4th/5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • Up to 16GB, DDR3L ECC soldered memory
  • Up to three independent displays
  • Optional extended operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (with Intel® cTDP)
  • Optional PICMG® 2.0 (CompactPCI®) support
  • Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) for system health monitoring


CompactPCI Serial (PICMG CPCI-S.0) is a new modular computer standard officially adopted by PICMG in 2011. The Compact-PCI Serial standard defines a completely new connector to support high-speed serial interfaces including PCI Express, SATA, USB, and Ethernet. The mechanical specification is fully compliant with PICMG 2.0 CompactPCI and interoperable with existing CompactPCI systems via hybrid backplanes. A CompactPCI Serial backplane has six high-speed connectors P1 to P6 on the system slot but only P1 is mandatory on peripheral slots, P2 to P6 is optional. A CompactPCI Serial system can comprise a total of nine blades (one system blade and eight peripheral I/O blades) through an Ethernet full mesh or single-star architecture. The CompactPCI Serial standard is the next generation of the CompactPCI specification and provides more flexibility and higher speed and bandwidth in modular system solutions.

The Tech Square cPCI-A3515 Series is a 3U CompactPCI Serial compatible processor blade with soldered DDR3L-1333/1600 ECC memory up to 16GB. The Tech Square cPCI-A3515 features a 4th/5th generation Intel® Core processor with Mobile Intel® QM87 Chipset.

The cPCI-A3515 Series is a 3U CompactPCI Serial blade available in single-slot (4HP) or dual-slot (8HP) width form factors with various daughter boards to provide a broad range of I/O requirements. Faceplate I/O on the single-slot (4HP) version includes 2x DP, 2x GbE, and 2x USB 3.0 ports (these I/O are common to all versions). Faceplate I/O on the dual-slot (8HP) version includes additional 2x USB 2.0, 1x COM, 1x VGA on the cPCI-A3515B or additional 2x USB 2.0, 1x COM and Line-in/Line-out on the cPCI-A3515D.

Graphics support is integrated into the CPU and allows 3 independent displays on the faceplate of the cPCI-A3515B with its additional VGA output. Storage includes an mSATA slot or a 32GB SSD (optional) and a 2.5″ SATA drive on the layer 2 riser card (cPCI-A3515B/D).

Serial interfaces on the backplane connectors P1 to P5 include one PCI Express x8, two PCI Express x4, three PCI Express x1, four SATA 6Gb/s, and two USB 3.0, and eight USB 2.0 ports. Additionally, the P6 connector supports up to eight Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

The cPCI-A3515 is a high-performance solution for transportation, factory automation, defense, and other industrial applications that require superior data transfer capability and advanced computing power. The Tech Square cPCI-A3515 provides high manageability, supports Satellite mode operation as a standalone blade in peripheral slots, and Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) for system health monitoring. In addition, with multiple operating systems and board support package (BSP) support, users can build a reliable and high-performance industrial system with the cPCI-A3515 Series.

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