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The BXTS7059 Single Board Computer

The BXTS7059 Single Board Computer

The SBC’s flexible I/O system design is driven by the PCI Express 3.0 processor links and the Intel® C604 Platform Controller Hub (PCH).  The external I/O card interfaces adapt to PCI Express 3.0, PCIe 2.1/2.0 and PCIe 1.1 plug-in cards with either a x16, x8, x4 or x1 PCI Express edge connector.

The three-channel, DDR3-1600 memory interface on CPU0 feature the latest DDR3 Mini-DIMM technology, while the SBC’s three Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces and the choice of an alternate backplane LAN or cable LAN interface ease many system communication challenges. The SBC backer plate design enhances system stability while providing additional component protection.

Key Features

Key features of the BXTS7059 single board computer include:

  • Flexible I/O system design using the Intel® C604 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • Three-channel, DDR3-1600 memory interfaces on CPU0 support DDR3 Mini-DIMMs
  • PCIe Gen 3 / Gen2 / PCIe Gen 1.1 interfaces support x16, x8, x4 and x1 PCIe cards
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces plus alternate backplane LAN or cable LAN interface
  • Enhanced SBC stability and component protection provided by unique backer plate design
  • Processor options support Intel® Virtualization Technology


The BXTS7059 single board computer maximizes ROI with long-life, embedded components which drive an extended SBC product availability of seven years or more.  As with each of our single board computers, the BXTS7059 is designed with a standard BIOS that is maintained under strict revision control.

However, we build-in BIOS flexibility by offering various BIOS modifications that may be needed to meet unique system requirements and maintain strict revision control for custom BIOS variations. The BXTS7059 is designed, manufactured and supported by Trenton Systems at our U.S.-based facilities and is covered by our exclusive five-year factory warranty.

Tech Specs

Model Number


Form Factor

PICMG® 1.3 Form Factor – Automatically adapts to graphics or server-class backplane PCIe link configurations – one x16 and one x4/four x1 or two x8 and one x4/four x1  or four x4 and one x4/four x1 PCIe links


1 – Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 Series OR 1 – Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series


  • Embedded (long-life) Processor (22nm Intel® Micro-Architecture)
    One, Ten-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2448L v2 (Low voltage, 1.8GHz (2.4GHz*), 25B Cache, DDR3-1600 max memory speed)
    One, Eight-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2428L v2 (Low voltage, 1.8GHz (2.3GHz*), 20MB Cache, DDR3-1600 max memory speed)
    One, Six-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2418L v2 (Low voltage, 2.0GHz, 15MB Cache, DDR3-1333 max memory speed)
    One, Eight-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2450 v2 (Std. voltage, 2.5GHz (3.3GHz*), 20MB Cache, DDR3-1600 max memory speed
    One, Six-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2430 v2 (Std. voltage, 2.5GHz (3.0GHz*), 15MB Cache, DDR3-1600 max memory speed)

    All the 22nm Intel Micro-Architecture processors (formally known as Ivy Bridge-EN) listed here support Intel® VT, Intel® AES, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel® TXT,

    (x.xGHz*) = Max core frequency available via Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

    Note: The Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2418L v2 does not support Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

  • Embedded (long-life) Processor (32nm Intel® Micro-Architecture)
    One, Eight-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2448L (1.8GHz, 20MB Cache, DDR3-1600 max memory speed)
    One, Six-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2428L (1.8GHz, 15MB Cache, DDR3-1333 max memory speed)
    One, Four-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2418L (2.0GHz, 10MB Cache, DDR3-1333 max memory speed)
    One, Six-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2430 (2.2GHz, 15MB Cache, DDR3-1333 max memory speed)

    All the 32nm Intel Micro-Architecture processors (formally known as Sandy Bridge-EN) listed here support Intel® VT, Intel® TXT, and Intel® Hyper-Threading.

BIOS (Flash)

AMI – Aptio® 4.x


Intel® C604 Platform Controller Hub (PCH)


DDR3-1600 (max) / 24GB (max.)


  • 1 – x16 -or- two x8 -or- four x4 and one x4 -or- four x1 PCIe links (PCIe 3.0/2.0/1.1) (Edge connectors A&B)
  • 2 – 10/100/1000Base-T (I/O Bracket)
  • 1 – 10/100/1000 (Edge conn. C)


  • 2 – SATA/600 & 4 – SAS/SATA/300 ports with RAID
  • 1 – SATA/300 backplane interface (Edge connector C)
  • 8 – USB interfaces
  • 1 – IOB33


24GB system memory is supported when populating the board’s three-channel DDR3 (DDR3-1600) interface, and the associated three Mini-DIMM sockets with 8GB Mini-DIMMs.

The maximum memory interface speed supported is governed by several application considerations including which Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 v2 or Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 Series processor option is used on the BXTS7059.   The chart below shows the max memory interface speed possible with each BXTS7059 processor option.



Max. DDR3 Speed
Processor Base Core Speed
Cores / Threads
Cache Long-life Status Max TDP
DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) Intel® Xeon® E5-2450 v2 2.5GHz 8/16 20MB Yes 95W
DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 v2 2.5GHz 6/12 15MB Yes 80W
DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) Intel® Xeon® E5-2448L v2 1.8GHz 10/20 25MB Yes 70W
DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) Intel® Xeon® E5-2428L v2 1.8GHz 8/16 20MB Yes 60W
DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) Intel® Xeon® E5-2448L 1.8GHz 8/16 20MB Yes 70W
DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) Intel® Xeon® E5-2430 2.2GHz 6/12 15MB Yes 95W
DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) Intel® Xeon® E5-2428L 1.8GHz 6/12 15MB Yes 60W
DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) Intel® Xeon® E5-2418L v2 2.0GHz 6/12 15MB Yes 50W
DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) Intel® Xeon® E5-2418L 2.0GHz 4/8 10MB Yes 50W

Note: All of the processor options listed here support Intel® Hyper-Threading

PCI Express Edge Card Interfaces

Standard PICMG 1.3 PCI Express Interfaces – Automatically adapts to graphics or server-class backplane PCIe link configurations.  The direct PCIe links from the board’s processors (links A0, A1, A2, A3 and IOB33) may operate as PCIe Gen 1.1, PCIe Gen 2.0 or PCIe Gen 3.0 depending on the backplane design.  The x4 link from the board’s PCH (link B0) is always a PCIe 2.0 or 1.1 link regardless of what is connected to this link and the option card that is used.  PCIe link (B0) from the board’s PCH has a x4 default configuration and may automatically bifurcate into four, x1 PCIe links depending on the target device.  The optional x4 link available with a Trenton IOB33 expansion module is a PCIe 2.0/1.1 link.  The IOB33 expansion link may operate as 4 – x1 links form the BXTS7059 with a SPI updated to the board.  Contact Trenton is you are interested in this SPI update.

A Word About PCI Express 3.0 Interfaces – PCIe 3.0 doubles the PCIe 2.0 per lane interface speed from 500MB/s (5GT/s) to 1GB/s (8 GT/s) via speed changes and protocol enhancements.  As with all previous versions of the PCI Express specification, the PCIe 3.0 interface is backwards compatible and will run Gen 3, Gen 2 and Gen 1.1 I/O cards on the same interface link.  Running a PCIe 3.0 target device such as a Gen 3 I/O card at the actual PCIe 3.0 interface speed of 1GB/s requires that the PCIe 3.0 link from the root complex (i.e. the processor on the BXTS7059) to the target card be tuned and optimized to meet the speed requirements of PCI Express 3.0.  If these tuning conditions are slightly off and not fully optimized, then the interface will operate at a slower interface speed.  Contact Trenton for more details regarding the specific of your particular PCIe 3.0 implementation.

Video Interface

XGI® Volari™ Z11M Graphics Processing Unit, 8MB video memory supports screen resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) with a 64K color depth

Ethernet Interfaces

Intel® NHI350-AM2 Ethernet Controller – Two 10/100/1000Base-T on I/O Bracket Connectors
Intel® 82579  Ethernet PHY – One 10/100/1000Base-T interface routed to SHB edge connector C*

*BP LAN Cable Option via P22 – You can build your own alternate backplane LAN cable using the instructions in the Jumpers, Connectors and Memory document for the BXTS7059 or you can take advantage on this third LAN interface by using the pre-made alternate backplane LAN cable with Trenton part number: 193500001150-00.

Note: When using the alternate backplane LAN cable, this effectively disconnects the LAN routing down to SHB edge connector C.  In other words, this is an either / or LAN interface.

On-Board Interfaces

Eight USB 2.0 ports – Two each on the I/O bracket and on-board headers plus four routed to SHB edge connector “C”

Two SATA III/600 interfaces with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support

Four SAS / SATA II/300 interfaces with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support

Optional IOB33 provides the following I/O expansion capabilities:

  • IOB33 I/O plate connectors – Two DB9 RS232 serial ports and one PS/2 MiniDin for PS/2 mouse & keyboard
  • IOB33 header connectors – Floppy drive, parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse

Watchdog Timer

The BXTS7059 provides a watchdog timer with seven programmable timeout periods of 32 msec, 128 msec, 512 msec, 1 second, 4 seconds, 8 seconds or 32 seconds via board component U4.  When enabled the WDT generates a system reset.  WDT control is supplied via the General Purpose IO pins from the Intel® C604 Platform Controller Hub (PCH).

See the watchdog timer section in the specifications chapter of the BXTS7059 Hardware Manual for more detailed information and a WDT programming example.


Lithium – CMOS data retention


  • Board dimensions – 13.330” (33.86cm) L x 4.976” (12.64”cm) H
  • Standard cooling solution height – 2.15” (54.61mm)

Agency Approvals & Compliance

Designed for UL69050, CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-00, EN55022:1998 Class B, EN61000-4-2:1995, EN61000-4-3:1997, EN61000-4-4:1995, EN61000-4-5:1995, EN61000-4-6:1996, EN61000-4-11:1994

Power Requirements -100% Stressed

Typical Values – 100% Stressed with 12GB of system memory


CPU Intel® No. +5V +12V +3.3V
2.5GHz E5-2450 v2 1.53A 9.15A 3.07A
2.5GHz E5-2430 v2 1.81A 6.96A 3.35A
1.8GHz E5-2448L v2 1.75A 7.45A 3.45A
1.8GHz E5-2428L v2 1.74A 5.96A 3.41A
2.0GHz E5-2418L V2 1.71A 4.61A 3.27A
2.2GHz E5-2430 1.26A 7.77A 3.57A
1.8GHz E5-2448L 1.23A 5.79A 3.52A
1.8GHz E5-2428L 1.25A 5.17A 3.60A


Ten-core CPUs – E5-2448L v2
Eight-core CPUs –  E5-2450 v2, E5-2428L v2 and E5-2448L
Six-core CPUs – E5-2430 v2, E5-2418L v2, E5-2430 and E5-2428L

Note: All CPUs have Intel® Hyper-Threading

* These are typical power numbers; actual power numbers will vary as a function of the specific BXTS7059 system configuration design.

Operating Temperature

Operating Temperature:  0-50° C with standard cooling solution and 350LFM of continuous airflow


Airflow     –     350LFM continuous airflow
Storage   –     -40° to 70° C.
Humidity  –       5% to 90% non-condensing

Operating Systems

Trenton’s BXTS7059 has been tested using a number of popular and readily available operating systems including: Microsoft Windows XP X64, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and a number of variations of Linux including Red Hat. This testing process confirms the BXTS7059’s PCI Express interface and device I/O functionality. Trenton does not recommend using the Microsoft Windows XP32 SP2 or SP3 operating system due to limited functionality concerns. Contact Trenton Tech Support for additional information.

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