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CS103-Q370/C246|Intel®|Industrial Motherboards|DFI

Home Industrial Motherboards Mini-ITX CS103-Q370/C246
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ with Intel® Q370/C246
  • 2 DDR4 2400/2666MHz SODIMM up to 32GB
  • Three independent displays: LVDS + DP++ + DP++
  • DP++ resolution supports up to 4096x2304 @ 60Hz
  • Multiple Expansions: 1 PCIe x4 Gen 3, 1 M.2 2280 M Key, 1 M.2 2230 E Key
  • Storage: 2 SATA 3.0
  • Rich I/O: 2 Intel GbE, 4 COM, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2, 4 USB 2.0
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q2' 33 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)

Status : Launched BUY ONLINE (US)

Wide Voltage: 9~36V DC-in
4K2K Display
Mini PCIe
Triple Independent Display
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RoHS Certification
CE Certification
FCC Certification

CS103-Q370/C246 Related Tags

#IoT#Intel#4K2K Display#Windows#Linux#DP#DDR4#RoHS Certification
Mini IX Motherboard Front
Mini IX Motherboard Back
Mini IX Motherboard I/O
Mini IX Motherboard Side
9th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, LGA 1151 Socket
Intel® Core i7-9700TE Processor (Core 8; Max speed 3.8 GHz; TDP 35W)
Intel® Core i5-9500E Processor (Core 6; Max speed 4.2 GHz; TDP 65W)
Intel® Core i5-9500TE Processor (Core 6; Max speed 3.6 GHz; TDP 35W)
Intel® Core i3-9100E Processor (Core 4; Max speed 3.7 GHz; TDP 65W) (support ECC memory)
Intel® Core i3-9100TE Processor (Core 4; Max speed 3.2 GHz; TDP 35W) (support ECC memory)
8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, LGA 1151 Socket
Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor (Core 6; Max speed 4.6 GHz; TDP 65W)
Intel® Core™ i7-8700T Processor (Core 6; Max speed 4.0 GHz; TDP 35W)
Intel® Core™ i5-8500 Processor (Core 6; Max speed 4.1 GHz; TDP 65W)
Intel® Core™ i5-8500T Processor (Core 6; Max speed 3.5 GHz; TDP 35W)
Intel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor (Core 4; Max speed 3.6 GHz; TDP 65W) (support ECC memory)
Intel® Core™ i3-8100T Processor (Core 4; Max speed 3.1 GHz; TDP 35W) (support ECC memory)
Intel® Pentium G5400 Processor (Core 2; Max speed 3.7 GHz; TDP 58W) (support ECC memory)
Intel® Celeron G4900 Processor (Core 2; Max speed 3.1 GHz; TDP 54W) (support ECC memory)
Intel® Q370/C246 Chipset
Two 260-pin SODIMM up to 32GB
Dual Channel DDR4 2400/2666MHz (support ECC memory by C246)
AMI SPI 128Mbit
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 (only Pentium G5400, Celeron G4900 support 610 )
OpenGL 4.5, DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.1
HW Decode: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, VC1/WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H265, VP8, VP9
HW Encode: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, JPEG, HEVC/H265, VP8, VP9
1 x LVDS
2 x DP++
LVDS: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
DP1.2: resolution up to 4096x2304 @ 60Hz
Triple Displays
DP++ +DP++ + LVDS
1 x PCIe x4 (Gen 3)
2 x DFI proprietary extension bus for PCIe/PCI expansion
1 x M.2 2280 M Key (PCIe x4/SATA) (support NVMe and Intel® Optane memory)
1 x M.2 2230 E Key (USB/PCIe)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC888S-VD2-GR
1 x Intel® I219LM PHY with iAMT12 and vPro (10/100/1000Mbps) (Core i7/i5 supports iAMT)
1 x Intel® I211AT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps)
Rear I/O
2 x GbE (RJ-45)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen2
2 x DP++
Internal I/O
2 x RS-232/422/485 (2.0mm pitch)
2 x RS-232 (2.0mm pitch)
4 x USB 2.0 (2.0mm pitch)
1 x LVDS
1 x Front Audio (2.0mm pitch)
2 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s)
1 x SATA Power
RAID 0/1/5
1 x 8-bit DIO
1 x LPC
1 x SMBus
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
dTPM 2.0
9-36V DC-in
DC-in Jack
Right Angle Connector (4-pin) (available upon request)
Straight Type Connector (4-pin) (available upon request)
Idle: i7-8700 65W: 19V @ 0.61A (11.59W)
Max: i7-8700 65W: 19V @ 5.74A (109.06W)
RTC Battery
CR2032 Coin Cell
OS Support
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit
Operating: -10 to 70°C
Storage: -40 to 85°C
Operating: 5 to 90% RH
Storage: 5 to 90% RH
CS103-C246: 604,132 hrs @ 25°C; 359,766 hrs @ 45°C; 232,819 hrs @ 60°C; 172,632 hrs @ 70°C
CS103-Q370: 604,132 hrs @ 25°C; 359,766 hrs @ 45°C; 232,819 hrs @ 60°C; 172,632 hrs @ 70°C
Calculation model: Telcordia Issue 4
Environment: GB, GC – Ground Benign, Controlled
Mini-ITX Form Factor
170mm (6.7") x 170mm (6.7")
PCB: 1.6mm
Top Side: 20mm, Bottom Side: 3mm
Packing List
Packing List
• 1 CS103 motherboard
• 1 Serial ATA data with power cable (Length: 300mm) A81-002013-000G
• 1 COM port cable (Length: 250mm, 1 x COM ports) A81-015011-001G
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Taiwan (TAA Compliant Country)
Ordering Information
  • Model Name Part Number Description
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    2 DDR4 SODIMM, 2 Intel GbE, 4 COM, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2, 4 USB 2.0, 2 SATA 3.0, 0 to 60°C
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    2 DDR4 SODIMM, 2 Intel GbE, 4 COM, 4 USB 3.1 Gen 2, 4 USB 2.0, 2 SATA 3.0, 0 to 60°C
Optional Items
  • Item Name Part Number Description
  • Item Name :
    USB 2.0 port cable
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Length: 200mm
  • Item Name :
    COM port cable
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Length: 250mm, 1 x COM ports
  • Item Name :
    Serial ATA data with power cable
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Length: 300mm
  • Item Name :
    Serial ATA power cable
    Part Number :
    Description :
  • Item Name :
    I/O shield
    Part Number :
    Description :
  • Item Name :
    I/O shield (Thin Type)
    Part Number :
    Description :
  • Item Name :
    Thermal solution
    Part Number :
    Description :
    For 35W, Height: 37.3mm
    For 65W, Height: 74.47mm

Based on 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors

DFI’s brand new board series with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors are ideally designed for what’s coming in the new era. We have a full form factor lineup from Mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX, to SOM integrated with better CPU performance support with up to 6 processor cores increasing 10% performance than previous generation even when multitasking.

Complete Product Line

DFI offers a complete product series from different form factor motherboards like ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX, and system-on-modules based on 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family with high-performance design. It is able to be perfectly fitted into different applications.

Optimized Productivity & Responsiveness

DFI’s product series are supported with Intel® Optane™ memory to accelerate computer’s responsiveness to multitask workloads without wasting too much time. Additionally, our products support with 64 GB DDR4 RAM memory up to 2666 MHz to enhance better memory bandwidth and memory transfer speeds. DFI’s motherboard comes with an M.2 (2280) to support NVMe drives with write speeds up to 3500MB/s which are 7 times over SATA SSDs.

Improved and Multiple I/O Options

Our product series with 8th gen processors adopt the newest technology USB Type-C and USB 3.1 Gen2 to benefit data transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps. It’s two times faster than USB 3.0. Furthermore, our ATX motherboard series come with Intel Q370 chipset and 24 PCIe lanes, which have 4 more PCIe lanes than the Intel Q170 chipset motherboard. This enables rich I/Os and multiple expansions, making it an ideal solution for machine vision and industrial automation application.

Fantastic Visual Performance

DFI’s completed product series with Intel 8th gen processors have the capability of delivering advanced 4K video experiences supported with resolution higher than 1080p and high quality UHD streaming media for applications such as digital signage, digital security, and surveillance.

Enhanced Security Protection

For defending equipment from external threats of security awareness, DFI’s motherboards are available with the advanced feature of iAMT 12.0 for remote management and repair of systems. Aside from iAMT 12.0, DFI’s motherboards are supported with TPM 2.0 for protecting confidential data and improving system integrations.

Working with DFI

DFI’s Customization Services (DCS) comes with full support and industry expertise from a dedicated team to provide you exclusive services in design, production, warranty, repairs, and life cycle management. In order to make the project as easy as possible for you, DFI will closely work with you to learn your design requirements and offer real-time technical support as you develop the solution to reduce your development cost and effort.

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