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C901 | 3U CompactPCI SBC

PowerPC® 7448 Processor

The rugged C901 3U CompactPCI SBC features processing performance of up to 1.4 GHz and broad memory and I/O options. Available in commercial, rugged and military levels of ruggedization, The C901 is powerful, durable and versatile enough to satisfy applications ranging from mission computers and mission control subsystems, to fire-control processing, platform stabilization, remotely piloted vehicles, and more. At the heart of the C901 is the powerful 7448 PowerPC™  processor with on-chip L1 and enhanced L2 caches and AltiVec™ Technology, which provide capacity for enhanced processing power even in I/O intensive applications.

The SBC can be used in CompactPCI subsystems as a system controller or as a CompactPCI peripheral board capable of supporting up to six additional cards on the cPCI backplane, while providing clock, arbitration, and interrupt functions. A fully populated C901 with 512 MB DRAM operates at a typical power consumption of 24.0 watts at 1.4 GHz processor speed.

The C901 is a supported phase product, to be used in active programs only. For new designs, see the C920 or C925 for other 3U CompactPCI SBCs. Learn more about our COTS Lifecycle+® obsolescence management program.

  • Rugged/mil 3U CompactPCI Single Slot SBC
  • PowerPC®7448 Processor at 1.4 GHz with Altivec™ Technology
  • 200 MHz MPX Bus
  • Fully PICMIG 2.0, Rev. 3.0 Compliant
  • Marvell MV64460 Discovery™ III System Controller
  • System Controller or Peripheral Board Operation
  • Up to One (1) GB of DDR400 SDRAM (at 166 MHz) with ECC
  • 64 MB Boot Flash Memory
  • 128 MB User Flash Memory
  • Up to Sixteen (16) GB Flash File Memory (NAND)
  • 128 kb Autostore NVSRAM
  • Four (4) High Performance DMA Engines
  • Two (2) 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet Ports
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 Ports
  • Two (2) Multi-protocol High Speed Serial Ports Supporting RS-232/422/485
  • Eight (8) Single Ended TTL or Four (4) RS-422 Differential Discrete I/O Lines
  • One (1) Standard PMC Slot
  • Four (4) 32-bit Timers
  • Fixed, Programmable and Windowed (Avionics) Watchdog Timers
  • Real-time Clock
  • On-board Temperature Sensors
  • Real-time OS (RTOS) Support
  • Conduction- and Air-cooled Versions
  • Vibration and Shock Resistant

C901 Block Diagram


The TM900 Rear Transition Module provides a standard direct connection to all C901 I/O interfaces and is intended for use in commercial air-cooled chassis.

Learn more about the TM900 transition module >>


This PMC Carrier Expansion Card provides an additional active interface between the CompactPCI backplane and a PMC, for each available CompactPCI slot.

Learn more about the CM900 carrier card >>

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