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Versatile and affordable mini-ITX motherboard reduces time-to-market

15th June 2018
Alex Lynn

A mini-ITX motherboard powered by the Intel Celeron processor N3350 has been announced by Axiomtek. The customisable I/O interfaces, wide voltage and graphics performance of the the MANO311 were designed to reduce time-to-market and facilitate quick deployment. The MANO311 aims to be a solution for healthcare, automation, retail, digital signage and other Industrial IoT-related applications.

The Intel Atom based MANO311 has one 204-pin DDR3L-1867 SO-DIMM socket with up to 8GB of system memory; moreover, it supports 4GB memory down for options. It features one SATA-600 connector, one mSATA socket and one SDXC slot for storage devices. A DC input of 12-24V makes the power input selection flexible for a various applications. Furthermore, the mini-ITX motherboard features one PCIe x1 slot and one PCI Express Mini Card slot. Triple-display capability is available through the dual HDMI and LVDS.

Michelle Mi, Product Manager of Product PM Division at Axiomtek stated: "This thin mini-ITX motherboard featuring dual HDMI 1.4b ports with a resolution up to 4K UHD (3,840x2,160 @ 30Hz) is ideal for displays-oriented applications. The 4GB memory down offers an alternative choice for the intense-vibration environment. To sum up, the MANO311 is a great energy-saving and cost-effective embedded board for customers who are looking for a high quality mini-ITX board that delivers real value.”

The Axiomtek MANO311 comes with I/O interfaces including one RS-232/422/485 port, five RS-232 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two Gigabit LAN ports, two HDMI ports, one LVDS port, one eDP port (optional), eight-channel digital I/O port, and one PS/2 keyboard/mouse. There is one PCI Express Mini Card slot and one SIM card socket for 3G/4G, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth connections, as well as a PCIe slot for integration with a variety of add-on cards. To ensure reliable operation, the industrial motherboard offers watchdog timer to detect and recover from malfunctions and supports hardware monitoring features to monitor temperature, voltage and fan speed.

Axiomtek’s MANO311 will be available by late June.

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