Next generation motherboards Alder Lake N-Series added to portfolio

05-09-2023 | Rutronik | Industrial

With the new K3931-N mITX motherboards, Kontron offers successors to the proven "Gemini Lake" series and expands its portfolio of compact and energy-saving motherboards with the "Made in Germany" seal. The mITX boards rely on the Intel Core i3 and Intel N-series (Alder Lake N) processors, establishing new standards in the power range from 6W to 15W and offering numerous improvements and new features compared to the last series. The motherboards deliver scalability in terms of performance, power consumption and cost within one product design and are offered in four variants with different CPUs.

Supplied with the latest UHD Gen12 graphics, they utilise the same efficient cores based on the Xe architecture. Together with up to 32 execution units, accelerated deep learning inference and media processing for many edge applications are supported by Intel AVX2 and Intel Deep Learning Boost.

With up to three display ports V1.4a, one embedded display port V1.4b (4K) and one dual-channel LVDS (24 bit), the boards support a maximum of three independent displays with 4K resolution. As well as interfaces such as GPIO, four COM ports and four USB 3.2 Gen2, the Alder series has expansion slots for PCIe and two M.2 ports. Also, the motherboard supports ccTalk and employs a SODIMM socket for high-performance DDR5 memory with up to 32GB.

Target applications include casino gaming, digital signature kiosk, POS/POI, ticketing, industrial, and medical.

By Seb Springall