ECS Introduces GLKD-I DC Powered Gemini Lake Motherboard Family

Except for the odd industrial motherboard, most Gemini Lake motherboards launched so far rely on an ATX connector and power supply, but if you prefer a DC powered Gemini Lake motherboard, ECS now provides several options thanks to their GLKD-I series mini-ITX motherboards equipped with Gemini Lake processor.

DC Powered Gemini Lake Motherboard

ECS GLKD-I motherboard specifications:

  • SoC – Intel Gemini Lake processor with Intel UHD graphics; 10W TDP (Celeron J4005, J4105 or Pentium J5005)
  • System Memory – 1x DDR4 SO-DIMM socket up to 8GB RAM; supports DDR4 2400 non-ECC, un-buffered SDRAM Memory
  • Storage – 2x SATA III ports, 1x M.2 slot for SSD, 128 MB SPI Flash ROM for AMI BIOS
  • Video Output – HDMI port, optional D-Sub/VGA port, optional DisplayPort, optional eDP header
  • Audio
    • Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD audio CODEC
    • 16/20/24-bit PCM format for 5.1 channel audio solution
    • Line Out/Line In/Mic In jacks
    • Front panel MIC/Speaker out header
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet via Realtek RTL8111H, optional WiFi + Bluetooth via M.2 slot (CNVi supported)
  • USB – 4x USB3.0 ports up to 5Gb/s (either rear I/O or front header), 6x USB2.0 ports (2x back panel, 4x on-board)
  • Misc – PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 mouse connectors,  4-pin SYS_FAN connector, front panel switch/LED header, CLR_CMOS header,  2x serial port headers (COM), parallel port header (LPT)
  • Power Supply – 19V power barrel connector
  • Dimensions – 170 x 170 mm (mini-ITX form factor)

ECS GLKD-I Motherboard Ports

The company support Windows 10 64-bit /32-bit, and provides Windows drivers via the product page. Linux distributions should be supported, but as usual this should be tested. No price, nor availability information yet.

Via FanlessTech

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Sounds like a candidate for a kodi/NAS whatever box or maybe I better go with a pi 😛

Sander
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An Intel NUC NUC7CJYH with Celeron J4005, including power supply and housing, is 110 euro (incl VAT).
So this ECS motherboard must be … 50 euro to be interesting?

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Since products like Syba’s SD-ADA40118 are available (M.2 card with a 4 port Marvell SATA controller attached via 2 PCIe lanes) you could build a fanless NAS with up to 6 disks by combining this board with an appropriate enclosure. Makes not that much sense of course. 🙂

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A M.2 to 4 Port SATA III RAID Adapter … cool. Pity it’s 75 USD.