Compact motherboard features exceptional performance and functionality

15-02-2024 | Review Display | Industrial

Review Display Systems has introduced two new mini-STX format motherboards from Kontron. The Kontron K3921-N and K3921-H support the powerful Intel Core i3 and Intel Alder Lake-N series processors with the latest UHD Gen12 graphics based on the Intel Xe architecture.

The K3921-N industrial motherboard is supplied with two DisplayPort v1.4, one DisplayPort via front USB type-C, an embedded DisplayPort and a dual-channel 24-bit LVDS interface, which enables support for up to three independent displays with 4K resolution (2 x 4K UHD and 1 x FHD).

The K3921-H mini-STX provides a cost-optimised version of the K3921-N with slightly decreased functionality. It is available with an Intel N100 processor from the Alder Lake-N series and provides two DisplayPort v1.4, one embedded DisplayPort and one USB Type-C (Alt mode). As with the K3921-N, it can support three independent displays with up to 4K resolution.

Both motherboards share common features, including support for up to 32GB of the latest DDR5 4800 memory technology, 2 x GbE LAN (1 x 1GbE, 1 x 2.5GbE), 2 x COM, ports and adjustable CPU TDP making the board ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. The boards also offer two M.2 connectors for storage and Wi-Fi and other interfaces such as GPIO and USB 3.2 Gen2. Also, the boards feature up to nine USB ports (USB 3.2 Gen1/2, USB 2.0) and offer a dual power input (12v and 19-28v).

Designed and manufactured in Germany, the compact and reliable motherboards deliver exceptional performance, functionality and cost-of-ownership in a compact mini-STX format. They are ideal for applications in industrial automation, medical equipment, digital signage, point of information and gaming. The boards are designed and developed for continuous 24-hour operation.

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By Seb Springall