Motherboards designed for continuous operation in industrial environments

21-07-2022 | Review Display | Subs & Systems

Review Display Systems has introduced a new family of industrial motherboards from Kontron. The new Kontron K384x series Micro-ATX motherboards all offer Intel’s latest high-performance 12th Generation Alder Lake chipset technology.

Created for continuous 24-hour operation in industrial environments, the Micro-ATX K3481-Q, K3482-Q and K3843-B offer diverse levels of integration, cost performance, and provide support for a multitude of Intel processors, including the Core i9, i7, i5, i3, and Pentium and Celeron processors.

Best-in-class system performance is provided, with common features over all three motherboards, including four memory sockets supporting up to 128GBytes of the latest DDR5-4800 DIMM, four DisplayPorts provide support for four independent external displays, multiple M.2 SSD expansion capability, four PCI Express (Gen5) sockets, four USB 3.2 (Gen1/Gen2), RS232 serial comms and one 8-bit GPIO. To help and assist on-board power management and cooling requirements, CPU TDP can be easily and simply lowered.

Peter Marchant, embedded division manager, RDS said, "Kontron is one of the first manufacturers to design, develop and produce new Micro-ATX boards using the latest 12th Generation Intel processors. The Kontron K348x series offer a high level of on-board integration, an extensive expansion capability and provide an effective cost of ownership which enables use in a broad range of industrial applications.”

It integrates the high-performance Intel Q670E Chipset and offers the highest level of functionality and connectivity with three Ethernet ports (two 2.5Gbps and one 1Gbps) provided on the rear I/O. Ethernet teaming and Intel Time Coordinated Computing (TCC) are also supported.

Implementing the Intel Q670 chipset, the K3482-Q supports a single 1Gbps Ethernet port. The K3483-B provides a more cost effective and less densely populated version of the K3482-Q and is provided with the Intel B660 business chipset. The K3482-B and K3483-Q feature a wide range of connectivity and have integrated TPM 2.0 onboard to support Windows 11.

The motherboards provide mechanical outline dimensions of 243.8mm (w) x 243.8mm (l) and support an operating temperature range of 0C to +60C which allows use in a wide range of application environments.

By Natasha Shek