Intel first introduced Core i3/i5/i7 Tiger Lake UP3 processors with Intel Xe graphics in early September 2020, soon followed with embedded versions of Tiger Lake UP3 a couple of weeks later, and then Celeron 6305E, still for embedded & IoT applications, with support for features such as 2.5GbE and quad-display support.
We’ve already seen some Tiger Lake UP3 motherboards with AAEON UP Xtreme i11 (122 x 120 mm) and IEI tKINO-ULT6 mini-ITX SBC, but if you’d like a more compact Tiger Lake solution, Commell LP-179 Pico-ITX motherboard may be an option with a choice of Core i7-1185G7E or Celeron 6305E processor.
Commell LP-179 specifications:
- SoC (one or the other)
- Intel Core i7-1185G7E quad-core/octa-thread Tiger Lake UP3 embedded processor @ 1.8 GHz / 4.4 GHz (Turbo) with 12MB cache, 96EU Intel Iris Xe graphics; 12 to 28W TDP
- Intel Celeron 6305E dual-core Tiger Lake UP3 embedded processor @ 1.8 GHz (No Turbo frequency) with 4MB cache, 48EU Intel UHD Graphics; 12 to 28W TDP
- System Memory – 1x 260-pin DDR4 3200 SO-DIMM up to 32GB
- Storage – 1x SATA3 with 6Gbit/s transfer rate, M.2 NMVe SSD support
- Video Output
- DisplayPort and HDMI
- Optional VGA or LVDS via DisplayPort adapter board
- Audio – Realtek ALC262 HD Audio codec
- 2.5GbE via Intel i225-LM Gigabit PHY up to 2.5GbE
- Gigabit Ethernet via Intel i219-LM Gigabit PHY (Supports iAMT 15)
- Optional WiFI and Bluetooth via M.2 expansion card
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports
- Expansion Interface
- 1x M.2 2230 Key-E slot for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- 1x M.2 2280 Key M with PCIe Gen4
- Internal I/O headers and connectors for 2x RS232, 1x SMBus, 1x Audio, 2x USB2.0, 1x DC Out
- Misc – RTC + Lithium battery, watchdog timer
- Power Supply – 12V DC via 2-pin terminal block
- Dimensions – 100 x 72 mm (Pico-ITX form factor)
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0°C ~ 60°C; storage: -20°C~ 80°C
- Relative Humidity – 10%~90%, non-condensing
The company only provides Windows 10 64-bit drivers, but the user manual also states support for Linux:
Tiger Lake support Windows 10 version 2004 64-bit and Linux kernel 5.8. Intel recommends using Windows 10 version 2004 64-bit. It may lose some drivers if you use other Windows versions.
Commell says the motherboard is best suited for gaming, surveillance, medical, defense, transportation, digital signage, and industrial automation application.
Commell did not provide availability nor pricing information. You may find additional technical details on the product page with links to drivers, and documents such as the user’s manual.
Via Tom’s Hardware
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needs more Thunderbolt and/or SATA!