Low power high performance fanless Mini-ITX motherboard

July 24, 2012 // By Nick Flaherty
The BVM group has launched a new mini-ITX board based on the third generation 32nm dual core Intel Atom processors for fanless designs.

The NM10 Express Chipset on the 170 x 170mm LV-67I supports the N2800 and D2550 64-bit processors running at 1.86GHz in the FBCGA559 socket. The N2800 is rated at 6.5W and the D2550 at 10W, enabling them to be used in fanless designs in slimline and portable equipment.
The integrated Intel 3650 Graphics Media Accelerator Engine and the integrated memory controller provide dual independent display capability, supporting media-heavy applications such as high definition 3D 1080p imaging in medical instruments, digital signage, information kiosk, gaming machines and Industrial control systems.
Up to 4GB of 800/1066 SO-DIMM is supported, and VGA, 18/24-bit single channel LVDS ports and a DVI port are onboard. HD audio is provided by the Realtek ALC888 Codec; MPEG2, VC1, AVC, H.264 HD-decode and Blu-ray 2.0 are supported.
Two Gigabit LAN ports, six USB2.0 ports, two RS232 and one RS232/422/85 serial ports and one S/PDIF 75-Ohm coax or fibre port are provided. An IrDA port is provided to support wireless infrared communications. Expansion capabilities include a 32-bit PCI slot, a PCIe mini card and Mini-PCI sockets and two 300MB/s SATA interfaces for mass storage. Power can be supplied from an external 9 - 24VDC supply or a standard 20-pin ATX PSU.