Distributor, Rutronik, is now stocking Advantech’s AIMB-201DS, a new industrial-grade Mini-ITX motherboard powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i processors with Intel HD graphics and DX1 support. AIMB-201DS has a slim design that can be integrated in ultra low profile thermal solutions. It comes integrated with SUSIAccess remote management and Acronis recovery softwares.
The AIMB-201DS is a suitable platform for the signage market and can deliver advanced graphics performance for many signage applications, e.g. FIDS, menu board systems in restaurants and transportation and public service applications. The AIMB-201DS mini-ITX motherboard has three HDMI independent displays with CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) which controls brightness, sound and on/off status. It allows HDMI devices to control each other and lets the user operate multiple devices with one remote control handset. AIMB-201DS also has I/O connectivity with up to one LAN, one serial port, one USB3.0 port and two USB2.0 ports.
The Intel QM77 PCH chipset supports Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron up to 6MB L3 cache. The motherboard comes with dual channel DDR3 1066/1333 SDRAM up to 16GB. It has a 19V DC power input and supports DC power hot plug. Its heat pipe thermal solution covers the CPU&PCH. There is also an AIMB mobile cooler. Both solutions were designed with a smart fan function that protects the system from overheating and minimizes fan noise. Advantech”s AIMB-201DS with iManager 2.0 provides a multi-level Watch Dog Timer (WDT) to provide ultimate hardware protection by monitoring and minimizing code execution errors and resetting the system if any occur. iManager 2.0″s WDT will automatically restart an application, soft-start the OS, or completely reboot the system by sending an IRG & SCI/SMI reboot signal to the platform. WDT provides advanced multi-level protection able to respond to many different types of events.