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AL553

Industrial Motherboards 3.5" SBC AL553
  • Intel Atom® E3900 3.5" SBC
  • 1 DDR3L SODIMM up to 8GB
  • Three independent displays: VGA + LVDS + HDMI
  • Multiple expansion: 1 M.2 B Key, 1 M.2 E Key, Mini PCIe
  • Rich I/O: 2 Intel GbE, 1 COM, 2 USB 3.1 Gen1, 4 USB 2.0
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q1' 31 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)

Status : Launched

Wide-temp: -40°C~85°C
Wide Voltage: 9~36V DC-in
Fanless Design
Mini PCIe
Triple Independent Display
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RoHS Certification
CE Certification
FCC Certification
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System
Processor
Intel Atom® Processor E3900 Family, BGA 1296
Intel Atom® x7-E3950 Processor, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz (2.0GHz), 12W
Intel Atom® x5-E3940 Processor, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz (1.8GHz), 9.5W
Intel Atom® x5-E3930 Processor, Dual Core, 2M Cache, 1.3GHz (1.8GHz), 6.5W
Intel Pentium® Processor N4200, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.1GHz (2.5GHz), 6W
Intel® Celeron® Processor N3350, Dual Core, 2M Cache, 1.1GHz (2.4GHz), 6W
Memory
Insyde SPI 128Mbit (supports UEFI boot only)
One 204-pin SODIMM up to 8GB
Single Channel DDR3L 1866MHz
Graphics
Controller
Intel® HD Graphics
Feature
OpenGL 4.2, Direct X 11.1, OpenCL 1.2, OGL ES 3.0
HW Decode: H.264, MPEG2, VC1, VP8, H.265, MPEG4
HW Encode: H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4
Display
1 x VGA
1 x LVDS
1 x HDMI VGA: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
LVDS: dual channel 24-bit, resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 3840x2160 @ 30Hz
Triple Displays
VGA + LVDS + HDMI
Expansion
Interface
1 x Full-size mini-PCIe (USB/PCIe) with SIM slot (option)
1 x M.2 B key 2242 (PCIe/USB 2.0/SATA 3.0)
1 x M.2 E key 2230 (USB/PCIe)
Audio
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC262
Ethernet
Controller
2 x Intel® I211AT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps)
2 x Intel® I210IT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps) (available upon request)
Rear I/O
Ethernet
2 x GbE (RJ-45)
USB
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1
2 x USB 2.0
Display
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x LVDS
Internal I/O
Serial
1 x RS-232/422/485 (2.0mm pitch)
USB
2 x USB 2.0 (2.0mm pitch)
Display
1 x LVDS LCD Panel Connector
1 x LCD/Inverter Power
Audio
1 x Audio (Line-out/Mic-in)
SATA
1 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s)
1 x SATA Power
DIO
1 x 8-bit DIO
SMBus
1 x SMBus
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
Security
TPM
fTPM2.0
Power
Type
Wide Range 9~36V DC
Connector
Right Angle Connector (4-pin)
DC-in Jack (available upon request)
Vertical Type Connector (4-pin) (available upon request)
Consumption
Typical: 7W, Max : 24W.
RTC Battery
CR2032 Coin Cell
OS Support
OS Support (UEFI Only)
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (64-bit)
Ubuntu 16.04
Environment
Temperature
Operating: 0 to 60°C, -20 to 70°C, -40 to 85 °C
Storage: -40 to 85°C
Humidity
Operating: 5 to 90% RH
Storage: 5 to 90% RH
MTBF
618,325 hrs @ 25°C; 396,245 hrs @ 45°C ; 267,106 hrs @ 60°C
Mechanism
Dimensions
3.5" SBC Form Factor
146mm (5.75") x 102mm (4.02")
Height
PCB: 1.6mm
Top Side: 15.5mm
Bottom Side: 8.0mm
Standards and Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC Class B, RoHS
Packing List
Packing List
1 AL553 board
COM port cable(Length: 250mm, 1x COM port) 332-753040-000G
SATA data cable (Length : 500mm) 332-553001-205G
SATA power cable (Length: 250mm) A81-004041-016G
Heat sink(Height: 35mm) N series CPU A71-008119-000G/E series CPU A71-010038-010G

Ordering Information
  • Model Name Part Number Description
  • Model Name :
    AL553-BN-E3950
    Part Number :
    770-AL5531-200G
    Description :
    Intel Atom® x7-E3950, 1 DDR3L SODIMM, 1VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 HDMI,1 COM, 2 LAN, 6 USB, 9-36VDC, Fanless, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL553-BN-E3940
    Part Number :
    770-AL5531-100G
    Description :
    Intel Atom® x5-E3940, 1 DDR3L SODIMM, 1VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 1 COM, 6 USB, 9-36VDC, Fanless, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL553-BN-E3930
    Part Number :
    770-AL5531-000G
    Description :
    Intel Atom® x5-E3930, 1 DDR3L SODIMM, 1VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 1 COM, 6 USB, 9-36VDC, Fanless, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL553-BN-N4200
    Part Number :
    770-AL5531-400G
    Description :
    Intel Pentium® N4200, 1 DDR3L SODIMM, 1VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 1 COM, 6 USB, 9-36VDC, Fanless, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL553-BN-N3350
    Part Number :
    770-AL5531-300G
    Description :
    Intel® Celeron® N3350, 1 DDR3L SODIMM, 1VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 1 COM, 6 USB, 9-36VDC, Fanless, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL553-EN-E3950
    Part Number :
    770-AL5531-500G
    Description :
    Intel Atom® x7-E3950, 1 DDR3L SODIMM, 1VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 1 COM, 6 USB, 9-36VDC, Fanless, -20 to 70°C
  • Model Name :
    AL553-TN-E3950
    Part Number :
    770-AL5531-600G
    Description :
    Intel Atom® x7-E3950, 1 DDR3L SODIMM, 1VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 1 COM, 6 USB, 9-36VDC, Fanless, -40 to 85°C
Optional Items
  • Item Name Part Number Description
  • Item Name :
    COM cable
    Part Number :
    332-753040-000G
    Description :
    Length: 250mm, 1 x COM
  • Item Name :
    Power adapter
    Part Number :
    671-106012-000G
    Description :
    60W, 12V
  • Item Name :
    Heatspreader for AL55x E-Serial CPU
    Part Number :
    A71-808312-000G
    Description :
  • Item Name :
    Heatspreader for AL55x N-Serial CPU
    Part Number :
    A71-808313-000G
    Description :
  • Item Name :
    Audio cable
    Part Number :
    A81-022007-016G
    Description :
    Length: 160mm
  • Item Name :
    USB cable
    Part Number :
    A81-001032-016G
    Description :
    Length: 200mm

Rugged Design and Energy-Efficiency for Deeply Embedded Applications

DFI launched new products to provide enhanced processing capability, low-power consumption, and brilliant graphic performance under Goldmont architecture with 14nm manufacturing node. Relying on DFI’s innovative abilities in design and manufacture, these products are small-sized, fanless, and support extended temperature range from -40°C up to +85°C, which makes it a perfect suite for many space-constrained and thermally limited embedded applications.

Wide Operating Temperature with Fanless Design

These products are able to survive under a wide -40°C to +85°C operating temperature range. Satisfying the demands of industries in harsh environments with the need of thermal solution designs. Also, this outstanding fanless design makes awesome system integration.

Energy Saving but High Performance

With the latest processor under Goldmont architecture, these boards offer 30% significant improvement for processing and intense graphic performance (Gen9), it also saves an average of 9 watts TDP energy.

Experience Clarity with 4K UHD High-Resolution

The new series powered by enhanced graphic engine from hardware decoding of HEVC and VP9 codecs supports 4K high resolution (DP: 4096x2304 @ 60Hz) and three independent displays for medical and multimedia solution.

Multiple Storage Choice: eMMC, SSD/ M.2 Module

As for storage, these new products will support high speed SATA 3.0 drives, SSD and eMMC 5.0 options up to 128GB. Specially, advanced M.2 interface that integrating multiple functions including Wi-Fi/LTE/mSATA is the ideal choice for automation, storage and design of IoT appliances.

Complete Product Line

Based on the new E3900 series processor, DFI has created a wide array of rugged and reliable industrial motherboards and modules, including Mini-ITX, SBC, Pico-ITX, COM Express, Qseven R2.1.

Endless IoT Possibilities with Windows 10 Compatibility

Collocating with Windows 10 platform characterized by its security functions, DFI’s E3900 series products featured small-sized and rugged-design and are ready to meet IoT demands. With the integration, these products can comprehensively help our clients simplify development of IoT-connected devices and generate total IoT solution.