Intel® 8th Gen Core™ MCP Processors Mini-ITX
Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel’s Whiskey Lake-U SoCs, which is aimed at embedded applications. This mainboard is designed for applications like panel PCs, point-of-sales systems, kiosks, and digital signage, but can be used for regular low-power PCs in a Mini-ITX form-factor.
The ASRock IMB-1216 motherboard falls under quite a rare product category, as it brings together a mobile SoC and a desktop form-factor. Such a combination is not completely surprising though. Requirements of modern embedded applications are quite diverse and there are devices that can take advantage of Intel’s dual-core or quad-core Whiskey Lake processors with UHD Graphics 620 and a 15 W TDP as well as flexibility/expandability that Mini-ITX can provide. The motherboard can support up to 32 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, an M.2-2280 SSD (PCIe 3.0 x4 or SATA), and up to two SATA 2.5-inch storage devices. Furthermore, it carries an M.2-2230 slot for a CNVi-based 802.11 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module, and a slot for a 4G/LTE modem.
The IMB-1216 motherboard supports a full set of internal headers that one comes to expect from an embedded system, including eDP, LVDS, VGA, Serial ports, Parallel ports, GPIO, USB 2.0, and so on. It is also equipped with two GbE controllers (Intel I219LM, Realtek RTL8111G), five USB 3.0 ports (one internal), external display outputs (DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, can support up to three displays simultaneously), two 3.5-mm audio jacks, etc.
- Intel® 8th Gen (Whiskey lake-U) Core™ MCP Processors
- 1x Displayport or VGA, 1x HDMI, 1x LVDS or eDP
- 1x M.2 Key E, 1x M.2 Key B, 1x M.2 Key M
- +12V DC-in (DC Jack/4-pin ATX PWR Con) (Option: +19V~28V)