Industrial ATX motherboard for high-density computing

2nd April 2020
Alex Lynn

Axiomtek has introduced the IMB520R and IMB521R, its new industrial ATX motherboards powered by the LGA1151 socket 9th and 8th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 (code name: Coffee Lake Refresh), Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron processor with the Intel Q370 chipset (IMB520R) or Intel C246 chipset (IMB521R).

These industrial motherboards are designed with rich functionality and offer high processing powers, multiple expansion interfaces, security feature, and stunning graphical performance to deliver true customer value and quick deployment in a broad range of high-performance applications such as industrial automation, gaming, AI-related server, self-service kiosks, medical, and digital signage.

“The IMB520R and IMB521R not only meet the requirements for computing and graphics performance but also take into account customization and flexibility to help facilitate quick deployment,” said Brandon Wang, a Product Manager of IPC Division at Axiomtek. “They feature one PCIe x16 slot, four PCIe x4 slots, one PCIe x1 slot and one PCI slot for future expansions such as motion control cards, frame grabber cards or data acquisition cards, making them an ideal solution for machine vision and industrial automation applications.

“They also have two USB 3.1 Gen2 and four USB 3.1 Gen1 ports for faster data transfer. In addition, these two industrial-grade ATX motherboards are integrated with the Intel HD Graphics to deliver stunning 4K resolution, as well as fast 3D and video playback for graphics-intensive applications. They support three independent displays with DisplayPort++, DVI-D, HDMI, and VGA.”

The IMB520R and IMB521R come with multiple I/O ports including four RS-232, two RS-232/422/485, two Gigabit LAN with Intel Ethernet controller i211-AT and Intel Ethernet connection i219-LM, two USB 3.1 Gen2, four USB 3.1 Gen1, seven 180D type A USB 2.0, eight-channel digital I/O, one HD Codec audio, one SMBus, and one PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

Both of the ATX motherboards are equipped with four 288-pin DDR4-2666/2400 DIMM sockets with a memory capacity of up to 128GB to meet the needs of high-density computing applications. Furthermore, they feature four SATA-600 sockets with RAID 0/1/5/10 function to enhance data recovery capability.

To ensure reliable operation across platforms, the well-designed industrial motherboards are capable of withstanding a wide operating temperature range of zero to 60°C. They also support watchdog timer, hardware monitoring functions and optional Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0).

Axiomtek’s IMB520R and IMB521R are now available for purchase.

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