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AL171/AL173

Industrial Motherboards Mini-ITX AL171/AL173
  • Intel® Atom™ Processor E3900 Mini-ITX
  • 2 DDR3L 1867MHz SODIMM up to 8GB
  • Three independent displays: (VGA/DP++) + (HDMI/DP++) + (LVDS/eDP)
  • Rich I/O: 2 Intel GbE, 6 COM, 4 USB 3.0, 5 USB 2.0
  • Multiple expansion: 1 M.2 B Key, 1 PCIe x1, 1 Mini PCIe
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support

Status : Launched

COM ESD Protection: Air Gap ±15kv
Wide-temp: -40°C~85°C
Wide Voltage: 12V~36V DC-in
4K2K Display
DDR3L
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RoHS Certification
UL Certification
CE Certification
FCC Certification
AL171/AL173 Mini-ITX
AL171/AL173 Mini-ITX
AL171/AL173 Mini-ITX
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
Two 204-pin SODIMM up to 8GB
Dual Channel DDR3L 1867MHz
BIOS
Insyde SPI 128Mbit (supports UEFI boot only)
Graphics
Controller
Intel® HD Graphics GT Series
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/DP++
1 x HDMI/DP++
1 x LVDS/eDP
VGA: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
LVDS: dual channel 48-bit, resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 3840x2160 @ 30Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz
eDP: resolution up to 3840x2160 @ 60Hz
Triple Displays
VGA + HDMI + LVDS
VGA + HDMI + eDP
DP + HDMI + LVDS
DP + HDMI + eDP
VGA + DP + LVDS
VGA + DP + eDP
DP + DP + LVDS
DP + DP + eDP
Expansion
Interface
1 x PCIe x1 (Gen 2)
1 x M.2 B Key
1 x Full-size Mini PCIe (PCIe/USB)
Audio
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC262-VC2-GR
Ethernet
Controller
2 x Intel® I210IT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps) or 2 x Intel® I211AT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps)
Rear I/O
Ethernet
2 x GbE (RJ-45)
USB
4 x USB 3.0
Display
1 x HDMI/DP++
1 x VGA/DP++
Audio
1 x Line-out
Internal I/O
Serial
2 x RS-232/422/485 (RS-232 w/ power) (2.0mm pitch)
4 x RS-232 (2.0mm pitch)
USB
4 x USB 2.0 (2.0mm pitch)
1 x USB 2.0 (2.54mm pitch) or 1 x Vertical USB 2.0 (type A) (available upon request)
Display
1 x LVDS LCD Panel Connector
1 x LCD/Inverter Power
1 x eDP LCD Panel Connector
Audio
1 x S/PDIF
1 x Audio (Line-out/Mic-in)
SATA
2 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s)
DIO
1 x 8-bit DIO
LPC
1 x LPC (supports LPC EXT-RS232/RS485 module)
SMBus
1 x SMBus
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
Security
TPM
Available Upon Request
Power
Type
Single 12V +/-10% DC (AL171)
Wide Range 15~36V (AL173)
Connector
DC-in Jack
Right Angle Connector (4-pin) (available upon request)
Vertical Type Connector (4-pin) (available upon request)
Consumption
TBD
RTC Battery
CR2032 Coin Cell
OS Support
OS Support (UEFI Only)
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (64-bit)
Yocto Project
Fedora 24 (Intel Graphics Driver available)
Ubuntu 15.10 (Intel Graphics Driver available)
Environment
Temperature
Operating: 0 to 60°C, -40 to 85°C
Storage: -40 to 85°C
Humidity
Operating: 5 to 90% RH
Storage: 5 to 90% RH
MTBF
TBD
Mechanism
Dimensions
Mini-ITX Form Factor
170mm (6.7") x 170mm (6.7")
Height
PCB: 1.6mm
Top Side: 16.34mm
Bottom Side: 3.30mm
Standards and Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC, RoHS
Packing List
Packing List
1 AL171/AL173 motherboard
1 COM port cable (Length: 250mm, 1 x COM ports) A81-015011-001G
1 Serial ATA data with power cable (Length: 300mm) A81-002013-000G
Ordering Information
  • Model Name Part Number Description
  • Model Name :
    AL171-CB-E3950
    Part Number :
    770-AL1711-300G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom® E3950, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 12V, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL171-CT-E3950
    Part Number :
    770-AL1711-800G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom® E3950, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 15-36V, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    AL173-CT-E3950
    Part Number :
    770-AL1731-800G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom® E3950, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 15-36V, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    AL171-CT-E3930
    Part Number :
    770-AL1711-100G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom® E3930, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 12V, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    AL173-CT-E3930
    Part Number :
    770-AL1731-100G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom® E3930, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 15-36V, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    AL171-CB-N4200
    Part Number :
    770-AL1711-000G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom® N4200, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 12V, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    AL173-CB-N4200
    Part Number :
    770-AL1731-000G
    Description :
    Fanless, Intel Atom® N4200, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 15-36V, 0 to 60°C
Optional Items
  • Item Name Part Number Description
  • Item Name :
    USB port cable
    Part Number :
    332-753059-000G
    Description :
    Length: 200mm
  • Item Name :
    COM port cable
    Part Number :
    A81-015011-001G
    Description :
    Length: 250mm, 1 x COM ports
  • Item Name :
    Serial ATA data with power cable
    Part Number :
    A81-002013-000G
    Description :
    Length: 300mm
  • Item Name :
    LPC EXT-RS232 module
    Part Number :
    770-EXTRS1-000G
    Description :
    4 x RS232 ports
  • Item Name :
    LPC EXT-RS485 module
    Part Number :
    770-EXTRS1-100G
    Description :
    4 x RS485 ports
  • Item Name :
    I/O shield
    Part Number :
    TBD
    Description :
  • Item Name :
    Heat sink for 0 to 60°C
    Part Number :
    A71-008101-000G
    Description :
    Height: 19mm
  • Item Name :
    Heat sink for 0 to -40-85°C
    Part Number :
    A71-008106-000G
    Description :
    Height: 32mm

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.