The PC1-GROOVE is a powerful 4HP/3U CompactPCI CPU board, equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor, scalable from 1.06GHz up to 2.66GHz clock (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz). The PC1-GROOVE front panel is provided with two Gigabit Ethernet jacks, two USB receptacles, and either the DisplayPort connector for attachment of a high resolution display (DVI adapter available), or alternatively the classic style VGA connector.
As a mass storage option, e.g. a mezzanine module with two mSATA SSDs is available. Conforming to the PICMG 2.30 CompactPCI PlusIO specification, the PC1-GROOVE provides standardised rear I/O across the backplane connector J2, (PCI Express, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, USB). In a hybrid backplane system, the PC1-GROOVE acts as a bridge to PICMG CPCIS.0 CompactPCI Serial cards.