Intel E7500/E7501 Chipset Compatible Platform: Design Guide
This design guide documents Intel’s design recommendations for systems based on the Intel® Xeon™ processor with 512-KB L2 cache / Intel® Xeon™ processor with 533 MHz system bus and the Intel® E7500/E7501 chipset. This guide is intended for E7500/E7501 chipset compatible platforms. All new E7500 chipset platforms should use this document. Existing E7500 chipset-only designs may still conform to the Intel® Xeon™ processor with 512 KB L2 cache and Intel® E7500 Chipset Platform Design Guide. In addition to providing motherboard design recommendations (e.g., layout and routing guidelines), this document addresses system design issues (e.g., power delivery).
Carefully follow the design information, board schematics, debug recommendations, and system checklists provided in this document. These design guidelines have been developed to ensure maximum flexibility for board designers while reducing the risk of board related issues.
Note that the guidelines recommended in this document are based on experience and simulation work completed at Intel while developing Intel Xeon processor / E7500/E7501 chipset-based systems.
Board designers may use the associated Intel schematics as a reference. While the schematics cover a specific design implementation, the core schematics remain the same for most E7500/E7501 chipset-based platforms. The schematic set provides a reference schematic for each E7500/E7501 chipset component as well as common motherboard options. Additional flexibility is possible through other permutations of these options and components.
Read the full Intel® Xeon™ Processor and Intel® E7500/E7501 Chipset Compatible Platform Design Guide.