Robust, long-term-available Intel Atom N3xxx motherboard

April 14, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Kontron has added a mini-ITX (mITX) motherboard based on the Intel Atom N3xxx System on Chip; with up to seven years long-term availability, the embedded-industry design differentiates the board significantly from commercial Mini-ITX offerings which are, Kontron says, less robust and only available in identical configuration for short periods.

The board supports not only 2x Display Ports but also 24bit LVDS on the highest performance Industrial Automation version. As well as IoT connection via 3G/4G SIM card-slot, serial interfaces are also available. The mPCIe slot supports mSATA or mPCIe extensions. The operating system and application code can be stored on the mITX-N3xxx on the optional on-board 16 GB-sized bootable NAND Flash memory (eMMC). Numerous standard interfaces, amongst others GbE, SATA, CAN, RS485 and USB, are also integrated on this new Mini-ITX motherboard.


Kontron adds that the board allows for different types of development such as ultra-thin industrial Box PCs that are not as easily accomplished on a regular sized motherboard.