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AL968

System-On-Modules COM Express Compact AL968
  • Intel Atom® E3900 Series
  • Dual channel DDR3L 1600MHz SODIMM up to 8GB
  • Three independent displays: VGA*/DDI + LVDS*/eDP + DDI
  • Multiple expansion: 4 PCIe x1, 1 LPC, 1 I2C, 1 SMBus, eMMC
  • Rich I/O: 1 Intel GbE, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 2 SATA 3.0
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support

Status : Launched

Wide-temp: -40°C~85°C
Fanless Design
Compact Size
4K2K Display
Triple Independent Display
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COM Express Type 6, AL968
COM Express Type 6, AL968
COM Express Type 6, AL968
System
Processor
Intel Atom® Processor E3900 Series, 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
Two 204-pin SODIMM up to 8GB
Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz
BIOS
Insyde SPI 128Mbit (supports UEFI boot only)
Graphics
Controller
Intel® HD Graphics
Feature
OpenGL 5.0, DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.1
HW Decode: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, VC1, WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H.265, VP8, VP9, MVC
HW Encode: AVC/H.264, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H.265, VP8, VP9, MVC
Display
1 x VGA/DDI (DDI available upon request)
1 x LVDS/eDP (eDP available upon request)
1 x DDI
VGA: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
LVDS: dual channel 24-bit, resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
eDP: resolution up to 3840x2160 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 3840x2160 @ 30Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz
VGA + LVDS + DDI
DDI + eDP + DDI (available upon request)
Expansion
Interface
4 x PCIe x1 (Gen 2)
1 x SDIO (available upon request)
1 x LPC
1 x I2C
1 x SMBus
1 x SPI
2 x UART (TX/RX)
Audio
Interface
HD Audio
Ethernet
Controller
1 x Intel® I211AT (10/100/1000Mbps) (0°C to 60°C) or
1 x Intel® I210IT (10/100/1000Mbps) (-40°C to 85°C)
I/O
USB
4 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0
SATA
2 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s)
eMMC
1 x 8GB/16GB/32GB eMMC (available upon request)
DIO
1 x 8-bit DIO
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
Security
TPM
Available Upon Request
Power
Type
12V, 5VSB, VCC_RTC (ATX mode)
12V, VCC_RTC (AT mode)
Consumption
TBD
OS Support
OS Support (UEFI Only)
Windows: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit
Linux: Ubuntu 15.10 (Intel® graphic driver available)
Environment
Temperature
Operating: 0 to 60°C, -40 to 85°C
Storage: -40 to 85°C
Humidity
Operating: 10 to 90% RH
Storage: 10 to 90% RH
MTBF
TBD
Mechanism
Dimensions
COM Express® Compact 95mm (3.74") x 95mm (3.74")
Compliance
PICMG COM Express® R2.1, Type 6
Packing List
Packing List
1 AL968 board
1 Heat sink (Height: 22.6mm) for 500G~800G: A71-008104-000G; for 900G: A71-008104-010G
Ordering Information
  • Model Name Part Number Description
  • Model Name :
    AL968-BS0-E3950
    Part Number :
    770-AL9681-500G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom x7-E3950, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 2 SODIMM DDR3L, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL968-TS0-E3940
    Part Number :
    770-AL9681-600G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom x7-E3940, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 2 SODIMM DDR3L, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    AL968-BS0-E3940
    Part Number :
    770-AL9681-700G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom x7-E3940, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 2 SODIMM DDR3L, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL968-BS0-E3930
    Part Number :
    770-AL9681-800G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom x7-E3930, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 2 SODIMM DDR3L, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL968-BS0-N4200
    Part Number :
    770-AL9681-900G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom Pentium-N4200, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 2 SODIMM DDR3L, 0 to 60°C
Optional Items
  • Item Name Part Number Description
  • Item Name :
    Heat spreader (Height: 11mm)
    Part Number :
    A71-808306-000G
    Description :
  • Item Name :
    COM332-B carrier board kit
    Part Number :
    770-CM3321-000G
    Description :

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.