Industrial-grade mini-ITX compute boards host 6th-gen Intel cpu

March 02, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
6th generation Intel Core processors provide highly scalable performance and fast DDR4 RAM in congatec’s scalable Thin Mini-ITX boards. Scalability involves processors from 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron chips up to 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 processors. The industrial-grade boards further offer a fully configurable thermal design power (TDP) from 7.5 to 15W and up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM as well as 4K multiscreen support.

There is a comprehensive set of interfaces for the direct connection of various industry-specific extensions such as SIM cards, low-cost CMOS cameras as well as cash and card terminals. The boards feature a long-term availability of 7+ years and a rugged design to withstand harsh environments. .


conga-IC170 Thin Mini-ITX boards are aimed at industrial applications such as fanless HMIs, control and SCADA systems, powerful and robust kiosk or retail systems, to slot machines and digital signage. Due to their flat design with a height of just 20mm, they are also suitable for extremely slim panel and industrial All-in-One PC designs. The optional Smart Battery support expands the range of implementations to include even portable, battery-powered applications such as mobile ultrasound equipment in medical technology. The integrated board management controller and support for Intel vPro technology with Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) increase the reliability of distributed IoT system installations and in many cases make on-site maintenance unnecessary.


The conga-IC170 Thin Mini-ITX boards are equipped with the dual-core U-series SoC versions of the 6th generation Intel Core processors. The scale starts with the entry-level 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron 3995U processor and then ranges from the Intel Core i3 6100U (2.3 GHz) and i5 6300U (2.4 GHz, 3 GHz turbo) up to the Intel Core i7 6600 with a maximum turbo clock rate of 3.4 GHz. Depending on the processor variant, the new boards offer a configurable TDP from 7.5 to 15W, making it easy to align with the energy concept of the application. With two SO-DIMM sockets the boards support up to 32 GB DDR4-2133 memory, providing significantly more bandwidth and better energy efficiency than traditional DDR3 implementations. The integrated Intel Gen9 Graphics supports DirectX 12 and Open GL 4.4 for high-performance 3D graphics on up to three independent 4k displays with 60 Hz (3840 x 2160) via 2x DP ++ and 1x eDP with the additional