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3.5-inch SBC comes in 6th and 7th Gen Intel flavors

Nov 7, 2017 — by Eric Brown 2,635 views

Commell’s 3.5-inch “LS-37K” SBC supports 6th or 7th Gen Core S-series and Xeon-E3-1200 v5 CPUs with up to 16GB DDR4, triple displays, 2x SATA, and mSATA.

Commell announced a 3.5-inch SBC with Intel’s 6th (“Skylake”) or 7th (“Kaby Lake”) Gen Core S-series and Xeon-E3-1200 v5 CPUs. The LS-37K’s layout and feature set are similar to that of its Skylake based LE-37I and LE-37G 3.5-inch boards. As usual, no OS support is listed, but Linux should run with no problem.

LS-37K SBC with its LGA1161 socket unpopulated
(click image to enlarge)

Unlike Aaeon’s GENE-KBU6 and Diamond’s Venus 3.5-inchers, which use 6th Gen U-Series chips, the LS-37K joins Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA50 in supporting faster, but less power efficient 6th and 7th Gen processors that use the LGA1151 socket. That also includes the server-class Xeon-E3-1200.

The 146 x 101mm LS-37K supports up to 16GB DDR4, and offers dual SATA III interfaces and mSATA, made available via the sole mini-PCIe slot. Triple displays are supported with a choice of five different display interfaces: 4K-ready coastline DisplayPort and HDMI ports plus DVI, VGA, and LVDS interfaces.


Dual GbE ports are provided along 4x coastline USB 3.0 ports. There are also 2x USB 2.0 and five serial interfaces, one of which is accessible via a DB-9. Other I/O includes audio in and out, 8-bit DIO, and more. You also get a watchdog, RTC, and a wide-range 9-32V DC input.

Specifications listed for the LS-37K include:

  • Processor — Intel 6th or 7th Gen S-Series Core and Xeon-E3 CPUs with LGA1161 socket; Intel C236 chipset.
  • Memory — up to 16GB DDR4 1866/2133MHz via single SODIMM (ECC available with Xeon-E3)
  • Storage — 2x SATA III (6Gbps) with RAID 0, 1, and Intel Rapid Storage Technology; mSATA via mini-PCIe
  • Display:
    • DisplayPort
    • HDMI port
    • DVI
    • VGA
    • 24-bit, dual-channel LVDS with +3.3V/+5V/+12V supply
    • LCD inverter
    • Optional 2nd VGA or 2nd LVDS
    • Triple display and 4K support
  • Networking — 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (Intel I219-LM with iAMT 11 support and I210-AT)
  • Other I/O:
    • 4x USB 3.0 ports
    • 2x USB 2.0
    • Audio mic-in and line-out (Realtek ALC262)
    • 4x RS-232 (1x DB-9 port)
    • RS-232/422/485
    • 8-bit DIO
    • PS/2, LPC, SMBus, GPIO
  • Expansion — Mini-PCIe slot (shared with mSATA)
  • Other features — Watchdog; RTC
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 60˚C
  • Power — 9-32V DC input
  • Dimensions — 146 x 101mm (3.5-inch)

Further information

No pricing or availability information was provided for the LS-37K. More information may be found on Commell’s LS-37K product page.

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