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Skylake takes flight on industrial Mini-ITX and EBX SBCs

Apr 7, 2017 — by Eric Brown 911 views

Perfectron announced a rugged, Linux-ready EBX SBC with Skylake-H Xeon and Core CPUs, plus an industrial Skylake-S Mini-ITX board.

Perfectron, which recently announced a rugged, 3.5-inch OXY5361A single board comptuter with Intel 6th Gen Core Skylake-U CPUs, has unveiled EBX and Mini-ITX boards with 6th Gen Skylake-H and Skylake-S chips, respectively. The rugged, EBX form-factor OXY5739A SBC lists support for Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 13.04/13.10/14.04 in addition to Windows, while the full-height Mini-ITX INS8349B makes no mention of OS support.

OXY5739A (left) and INS8349B
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OXY5739A (EBX)


The EBX-style, 203 x 146mm OXY5739A is designed to run one of three quad-core Intel Skylake-H processors, each with 8MB cache: the 2.8GHz/3.5GHz Core i7-6820EQ (45W TDP) with Intel QM170 chipset and the 2.0GHz/2.8GHz i7-6822EQ (25W) and 2.2/3.0GHz Xeon E3-1505L v5 (25W TDP) with an Intel CM236 chipset. Skylake-H chips are also found on Commell’s 3.5-inch LE-37I SBC, as well as COMs such as the Axiomtek CEM500.

OXY5739A, front and back
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The OXY5739A supports -40 to 85°C temperatures, and offers a customized thermal kit with copper heat spreader and aluminum passive heat sink that offers up to 40 percent air contact area. MIL-STD-810G, Method 503.5 shock resistance is available with the help of soldered memory, including optional rugged XR-DIMM RAM, says Perfectron. There’s also a 4-pin terminal block for the 12V AT/ATX-mode power input. “Ideal” applications are said to include defense, military, high-end automation and heavy-duty railway computers.

Up to 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM is available via dual sockets, and there’s an onboard Apacer/Smart 64GB SATA uSSD, which also appears to be soldered. Dual GbE ports with WoL and PXE boot are available on the coastline, along with dual DisplayPort (3840 x 2160) and DVI-I (2048 x 1536, via DVI-D port) connections. Other real-world panel ports include an RS232/422/485 port, 4x USB 3.0 ports, and an audio I/O jack.

OXY5739A block diagram (left) and OXY5739A with thermal kit
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The OXY5739A provides onboard interfaces including 4x USB 2.0, isolated DIO (6x in, 2x out), 7x serial interfaces, a watchdog, a SIM card holder, and dual-channel 24-bit LVDS (1920 x 1080). Other features include 2x SATA III, a half-size mini-PCIe slot, and a full-size mini-PCIe with support for SIM cards and mSATA. A special OXY5739A-01 SKU adds an M.2 (2280 M-Key) interface. The product page also notes support for stackable “FPE (PCIe_16) and StackPC (PCIe/104).”

INS8349B (Mini-ITX)

The INS8349B Mini-ITX board is full-height, but with its -40 to 85°C temperature range and 9-36V power input, it is justifiably billed as an “industrial motherboard.” The 170 x 170mm board supports a wide range of unnamed Skylake-S Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs with TDPs ranging from 35W to 65W in LGA1151 sockets, paired with Intel Q170 Express chipsets. It supports up to 32GB of DDR4.

INS8349B, front and back
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Four SATA III ports are available along with an M.2 (2280 M-Key) interface. Other expansion is available with the PCIe x16 and mini-PCIe slots, with the latter supporting SIM cards. Dual GbE ports are also available.

For displays you get 2x coastline DisplayPorts and an HDMI 1.4b port, offering up to 4096 x 2304 at 60Hz or 24Hz, respectively. A dual-channel LVDS interface is also onboard. Other coastline ports include 2x audio jacks, 4x USB 3.0, 2x RS232, and an RS232/422/485 port. These are joined by onboard interfaces including 4x USB 2.0, RS232, LPC, and 16-bit DIO, among others. A watchdog is also available.

Further information

No pricing or availability information was provided for the EBX form-factor OXY5739A SBC or INS8349B Mini-ITX board. More information may be found at Perfectron’s OXY5739A and INS8349B product pages.

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