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Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC offers dual GbE and PCIe x16

Jul 9, 2014 — by Eric Brown — 2204 views

Acrosser unveiled a Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC that uses 2nd- or 3rd-gen Intel Core CPUs, and features Mini-PCIe and PCIe x16 expansion, plus dual GbE ports.

Older Intel Core processors are brought back to life with the Acrosser “AMB-IH61T3” single board computer, which integrates an Intel LGA1155 socket that supports all 2nd or 3rd generation Cores, Pentiums, and Celerons with TDPs under 77 Watts. The old school feel is extended with an LPT port, dual VGA ports, and a PCI-Express x16 slot, which along with a Mini-PCIe slot handles expansion duty.

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The 6.7 x 6.7-inch Mini-ITX SBC is designed principally for kiosks and industrial automation, says Acrosser. Like the company’s Intel Atom D2550 based AMB-D255T3 Mini-ITX board, the AMB-IH61T3 runs Fedora Linux in addition to Windows.

AMB-IH61T3 port detail
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For a more modern feel, you can load up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM on the board. An LVDS interface is provided along with the pair of VGA ports, and storage is handled with dual SATA 2 ports. A pair of gigabit Ethernet ports is also provided.

AMB-IH61T3 coastline port detail

The AMB-IH61T3 supplies eight USB 2.0 ports, four of them external coastline ports. Of the 10 serial ports, only one RS232 port is a coastline port. There’s also an internal RS232/485 interface, along with eight more RS232 connections. PS/2, digital I/O, and audio ports round out the I/O. A CPU-cooler module is said to be optional.

AMB-IH61T3 schematics, including optional cooling unit (lower right)
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Specifications listed for the AMB-IH61T3 include:

  • Processor — Intel Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium/Celeron desktop processors, 2nd or 3rd generations, with TDPs of up to 77W via Intel LGA1155 socket; Intel H61 Express Chipset
  • Memory — up to 16GB non-ECC DDR3-1333/1066MHz RAM via 2x SODIMMs
  • Display — 2x VGA ports; LVDS interface
  • Networking — 2x gigabit Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111E)
  • Other I/O:
    • 8 x USB 2.0 (4x external)
    • RS232 port
    • 8x RS232 interfaces
    • RS232/485 interface
    • PS/2 mouse/keyboard
    • LPT Parallel port
    • 8x digital I/O
    • Audio mic-in, line-out (Realtek ALC662)
  • Expansion — Mini-PCIe slot; PCIe x16 slot
  • Other features – Watchdog; hardware monitoring; optional cooler module
  • Power — ATX 20-pin connector; 4-pin ATX 12V connector
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 50° C
  • Dimensions — 170 x 170mm (6.7 x 6.7 inches); Mini-ITX
  • Operating system — Fedora 17 Linux (32-bit); Windows XP/7 (32-bit)

AMB-IH61T3 on YouTube

Further information

No pricing or availability information was provided for the “cost-effective” AMB-IH61T3. More information may be found at the Acrosser AMB-IH61T3 product page.

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2 responses to “Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC offers dual GbE and PCIe x16”

  1. jezra says:

    is there anything prohibiting this “Fedora-ready” device from being a “Linux-ready” device?

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