Avalue announced a thin Mini-ITX board for signage, PoS, kiosk, AiO PCs, and industrial applications. Like the company’s EMX-SKLUP thin Mini-ITX board, the new EMX-KBLU2P supports Intel’s 6th Gen Skylake Core and Celeron processors, and it can also load 7th Gen Kaby Lake models. Windows 10 and Linux are on tap — the Kaby Lake configurations require higher than Linux kernel 4.7.
EMX-KBLU2P, front and back (click images to enlarge)
The 170 x 170mm EMX-KBLU2P is equipped with a heatsink and can work without a fan, assuming 0.5 m/s air flow. The system supports a -20 to 70°C range and 0-90% relative humidity, and ships with a wide-range, 12-24V DC input.
The EMX-KBLU2P supports up to 32GB DDR4 RAM via dual sockets and offers 2x SATA III with 2x SATA power interfaces for storage. There’s also an M.2 Key-B 3042/2242/2260/2280 socket with 2x PCIe x1 or 1x PCIe x2 support for various USB 2.0, SATA, or wireless options. An M.2 Key-A socket supports WiFi, and there’s also a SIM card slot and a standalone PCIe interface.
EMX-KBLU2P portside view (click image to enlarge)
Triple simultaneous displays are available with 4K-ready HDMI 1.4b and 2x DisplayPort 1.2a connections — one with HDMI support and the other with DP++. You also get dual-channel, 18/24-bit LVDS with HD resolution, which can be swapped out for an eDP port. Dual audio jacks are supported with a Realtek ALC892 codec, and you also get dual 6W amplifiers and an S/PDIF audio interface.
EMX-KBLU2P block diagram and detail view (click images to enlarge)
The EMX-KBLU2P is equipped with 2x GbE (Intel I219LM and I211AT) and 4x USB 3.0 ports. Internal I/O includes 4x USB 2.0, 4 x RS232, 2 x RS232/422/485, and 16-bit GPIO. The board ships with a watchdog timer, hardware monitoring, and optional TPM 2.0.
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