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SF1-STUDIO • CPCI Serial Industrial Ethernet Module Carrier

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CompactPCI® Serial • Real-Time Ethernet & Fieldbus Module Carrier

On the process control level, the IoT speaks many idioms. With the SF1-STUDIO, EKF offers a versatile solution to this problem. The CompactPCI® Serial carrier board accommodates up to two mezzanine I/O adapter modules based on the PCI Express® Mini Card form factor, suitable for real-time industrial Ethernet and fieldbus applications. Up to four front panel I/O connectors are available for direct attachment of a variety of machines and systems.

The SF1-STUDIO is optimized for Hilscher real-time Ethernet & fieldbus modules. Many popular protocols are supported. With respect to Ethernet, mezzanine modules are available for EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Open-Modbus/TCP, POWERLINK, PROFINET IO, Sercos, and VARAN. In addition, there are also I/O modules disposable for the classic interfaces Profibus DP, CANopen, DeviceNet and CC-Link. A suitable configuration of ports allows applications as bridge or router.



The SF1-STUDIO requires a single PCI Express® lane from the backplane, passed over across the backplane connector P1 to the on-board PCIe Gen2 packet switch (upstream port). Three downstream ports are connected to the PCIe Mini Card sockets, and the optional on-board USB host controller.

The SF1-STUDIO is equipped with two PCI Express® Mini Card connectors according to the PCI-SIG Mini Card electromechanical specification Rev. 2.0, for usage with appropriate industrial I/O modules. A front panel assembly is available to each I/O module, providing the suitable I/O connectors.

Feature Summary

  • PICMG® CompactPCI® Serial standard (CPCI-S.0) peripheral slot card
  • Single size Eurocard 3U 4HP 100x160mm2
  • CPCI-S backplane connector P1 (peripheral slot PCIe® x 1)

PCI Express® Mini Card Connectors
  • 2 x Card sockets 52-pin (SF1-0200-STUDIO)
  • 1 x Card socket 52-pin (SF1-0100-STUDIO)
  • Suitable for full- or half-mini cards either 30mm x 50.95mm or 30mm x 26.80mm
  • USB 2.0 support (option)
  • PCI Express® Gen2 support
  • PCB design with respect to additional front I/O modules (cable and connector assembly)
  • Mix of any two industrial I/O mini cards with associated front I/O

Real-Time I/O Modules *
  • EtherCAT master/slave
  • EtherNet/IP scanner/adapter
  • Option XMC 2.0 Module Connector J15 (VITA 61) recommended for PCIe Gen2/Gen3
  • Open-Modbus/TCP gateway/slave
  • POWERLINK controlled node
  • PROFINET IO controller/device
  • Sercos master/slave
  • VARAN client
  • PROFIBUS DP master/slave
  • CANopen master/slave
  • DeviceNet master/slave
  • CC-Link slave
* The SF1-STUDIO is e.g. suitable for Hilscher PCIe Mini Card real-time Ethernet & fieldbus modules (www.hilscher.com). EKF offers ready for use assemblies comprised of the SF1-STUDIO together with Hilscher Mini Card(s) and front I/O modules - please contact sales@ekf.com.

Regulatory, Environment
  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management system
  • Long term availability
  • Coating, sealing, underfilling on request
  • RoHS compliant 2011/65/EC
  • Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C (industrial temperature range)
  • Storage temperature -40°C to +85°C, max. gradient 5°C/min
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 95.9 years
  • EC Regulatory EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

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SF1-STUDIO - Simplified Block Diagram

SF1-STUDIO - Simplified Block Diagram

SF1-3298-STUDIO w. RT Ethernet Module & CAN Fieldbus Module

SF1-3298-STUDIO w. RT Ethernet Module & CAN Fieldbus Module

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