MiTAC introduces Intel Elkhart Lake & Comet Lake thin Mini-ITX motherboards

MiTAC has unveiled three industrial thin mini-ITX motherboards based on Elkhart Lake and Comet Lake processors with respectively MiTAC PD10EHI with a choice of low-power Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium Elkhart Lake processors, and two more powerful motherboards with MiTAC PH11CMI & PH12CMI based on up to an Intel Core i9 Comet Lake processor, and which are virtually identical except for a different chipset allowing vPro features and RAID support.

MiTAC PD10EHI Elkart Lake thin mini-ITX motherboard

Elkhart Lake Thin mini ITX motherboardSpecifications:

  • Elkhart Lake SoC (one or the other)
    • Intel Atom x6413E quad-core processor @ 1.5 GHz / 3.0 GHz (Turbo) with 16EU Intel UHD graphics; 9W TDP
    • Intel Celeron N6210 dual-core processor @ 1.2 GHz / 2.6 GHz with 16EU Intel UHD graphics; 6.5W TDP
    • Intel Celeron N6211 dual-core processor @ 1.2 GHz / 3.0 GHz with 16EU Intel UHD graphics; 6.5W TDP
    • Intel Celeron J6413 quad-core processor @ 1.8 GHz / 3.0 GHz with 16EU Intel UHD graphics; 10W TDP
    • Intel Pentium N6415 quad-core processor @ 1.2 GHz / 3.0 GHz with 16EU Intel UHD Graphics; 6.5W TDP
  • System Memory – Up to 32GB DDR4 3200 MHz via 2x 260-pin SO-DIMM sockets
  • Storage – 2 x SATA III ports multiplexed with M.2 and mSATA ports (See expansion)
  • Display I/F
    • HDMI 1.4 up to 4Kp30 (CNXSoft: specs say 4Kp60, but HDMI 1.4 is limited to 4Kp30)
    • DisplayPort up to 4Kp60
    • LVDS up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz plus backlight connector
    • Optional eDP up to 4Kp60
  • Audio
    • Realtek ALC888S audio codec
    • 1x Mic-in jack, 1x Line-out jack connected to internal audio header
    • Stereo speaker header
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports via Intel i211-AT
    • Optional wireless module via mPCIe or M.2 socket, plus Nano SIM card socket: WIFi 6, Bluetooth 5, 3G, 4G, or 5G cellular modem
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2x USB 2.0 interfaces via internal headers
  • Serial via Nuvoton NCT6126D (eSPI) I/O chipset
    • 2x RS232 headers
    • Optional additional 3x RS232 headers
    • Optional RS232/422/485 header
  • Parallel – Optional parallel port header
  • Expansion
    • PCIe 3.0 X1 slot
    • M.2 3042/3052/2242/2260/2280 B key socket (USB2.0, SATAIII, PCIe x1)
    • M.2 2230 E key (PCIe, USB 2.0)
    • Mini PCIe Full size (USB2.0 / SATAIII / PCIe x1)
  • Security –  Optional TPM 2.0 (Nuvoton NPCT750AABYX)
  • Misc
    • H/W monitor (Temperature, voltage, and fan speed)
    • Watchdog timer
    • Smart fan control
    • 1x MiAPI header with 10x GPIO, 1 x SMBUS, 1 x UART, 1 x Watchdog (CNXSoft that’s for Application Programming Interface designed specifically for integration with MiTAC embedded motherboards)
  • Power Supply – 8-24V via 5.5/2.5mm DC jack or 4-pin ATX power connector
  • Dimensions – 170 x 170 mm – (Mini-ITX form factor)
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 ~ 60°C; storage: -40 ~ 85°C
  • Humidity – 10% ~ 95% R/H (non-condensing)
  • Certifications – CE/FCC Class B

Ellhart Lake industrial motherboard block diagram
The company officially supports Windows 10 operating system, and Linux is only available on request, meaning you’d have to pay extra to make them make it working on the board. The MiTAC PD10EHI thin mini-ITX motherboard ships with a SATA cable, SATA power cable, two I/O brackets (Half and Full Height), and a Quick Installation Guide.

Compared to an Intel Apollo Lake J4205 processor, the Pentium N6415 Elkhart Lake processor is said to deliver 70% performance in single-thread performance, and twice the GPU performance using 3Dmark 11 benchmark. Note it’s at least the second Elkhart Lake (thin) mini-ITX motherboard we’ve covered, as we previously wrote about Advantech AIMB-218 in February 2021 with a similar set of features.

MiTAC PH11CMI & PH12CMI Comet Lake motherboards

Comet Lake Thin-mini ITX motherboard

If you need a similar form factor as the earlier Elkhart Lake motherboard, but your application requires a more powerful Comet Lake solution, the MiTAC PH11CMI or PH12CMI thin mini-ITX motherboards offer the following specifications:

  • SoC – 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake LGA1200 Socket processor with 35W to 65W TDP
  • Chipset
    • PH11CMI – Intel H410
    • PH12CMI – Intel Q470E with support for RAID 0/1/5 and VPro (CNXSoft: check the differences on Intel Ark)
  • System Memory – Up to 64GB DDR4 2933/2666/2400 MHz via 2x 260-pin SO-DIMM sockets
  • Storage – 2 x SATA III ports, NVMe SSD via M.2 2242/2280 M key socket (See expansion)
  • Display I/F
    • HDMI 1.4 up to 4Kp30 (CNXSoft: specs say 4Kp60, but HDMI 1.4 is limited to 4Kp30)
    • DisplayPort up to 4Kp60
    • LVDS up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz plus backlight connector
    • Optional eDP up to 4Kp60
  • Audio
    • Realtek ALC662/ALC888S audio codec
    • 1x Mic-in jack, 1x Line-out jack
    • Front Audio Header (Mic-in & Line-out)
    • 1x buzzer header
    • 1x Digital MIC
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports via Intel i211-AT and I219-LM
    • Optional wireless module via mPCIe or M.2 socket, plus Nano SIM card socket: WIFi 6, Bluetooth 5, 3G, 4G, or 5G cellular modem
  • USB – 4x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (Q470E), 6x USB 2.0 interfaces via internal headers
  • Serial via Nuvoton NCT6126 I/O chipset – 4x RS232 headers including one RS232/422/485
  • Expansion
    • PCIe 3.0 X4 slot
    • M.2 2242/2280 M key socket (PCIeX4, SATA)
    • M.2 2230 E key (PCIe, USB 2.0)
    • Mini PCIe Full size (USB 2.0 / SATA III / PCIe x1)
  • Security –  Optional TPM 2.0 (Nuvoton NPCT750)
  • Misc
    • H/W monitor (Temperature, voltage, and fan speed)
    • Watchdog timer
    • Smart fan control
    • 1x MiAPI header with 10x GPIO, 1 x SMBUS, 1 x UART, 1 x Watchdog (CNXSoft that’s for Application Programming Interface designed specifically for integration with MiTAC embedded motherboards)
  • Power Supply options
    • 12V DC via 5.5/2.5mm DC jack or 4-pin ATX power connector
    • 19V DC via 7.4/5.1mm DC jack or 4-pin ATX power connector
  • Dimensions – 170 x 170 mm – (Mini-ITX form factor)
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 ~ 60°C; storage: -40 ~ 85°C
  • Humidity – 10% ~ 95% R/H (non-condensing)
  • Certifications – CE/FCC Class B

Comet Lake industrial motherboard block diagram

Software support is the same with Windows 10 64-bit by default, and Linux by request. The motherboard ships with two I/O brackets (Half and Full Height), SATA data and power cables, and a Quick Installation Guide.

The features between MiTAC PD10EHI Elkhart Lake thin mini-ITX motherboard and the Comet Lake models are very similar, so it should be possible to create the same product accepting either depending on customers’ requirements. Those are often integrated into displays as the thin mini-ITX form factor mandated a 2.5cm thickness limit.

As is often the case for industrial/embedded motherboards, MiTAC did not provide pricing. You’ll find additional information on MiTAC website for the three new boards, as well as previous thin mini-ITX motherboards.

Via LinuxGizmos

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2 months ago

Is there some similar mini ITX Board available from a consumer brand, also with DC in, M2 SSD, M2 WiFi and if possible also mini pie and dual GbE?

Just looking for something that is simple and affordable besides the I/O
It can be Intel/AMD or Arm, as long as it most likely runs mainline Linux

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