DFI AL171/AL173 Intel Atom E3900 Mini-ITX SBC

  • Product Name: DFI AL171/AL173 E3900
  • Motherboard Form Factor: Mini-ITX
  • CPU: Intel Atom Processor E3900
  • RAM: 2 DDR3L 1867MHz SODIMM up to 8GB
  • Expansion: 1 M.2 B Key, 1 PCIe x1, 1 Mini PCIe
  • Other features: Three independent displays (VGA/DP++, HDMI/DP++, LVDS/eDP), 2 Intel GbE, 6 COM, 4 USB 3.0, 5 USB 2.0, 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q4′ 31 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)
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Description

The DFI AL171/AL173 E3900 Mini-ITX motherboard is a robust and versatile platform powered by the Intel® Atom™ Processor E3900. Designed for high-performance computing, it supports up to 8GB of DDR3L 1867MHz SODIMM RAM. This motherboard offers extensive expansion capabilities with 1 M.2 B Key, 1 PCIe x1, and 1 Mini PCIe slots. It can drive three independent displays via VGA/DP++, HDMI/DP++, and LVDS/eDP outputs. Featuring a rich I/O set including 2 Intel GbE ports, 6 COM ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, and 5 USB 2.0 ports, it ensures excellent connectivity and peripheral support. With a 15-year CPU life cycle support until Q4 2031, this motherboard is ideal for long-term industrial applications.

Key Features

  • 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 Until Q4′ 31 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)

Specification

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® N4200 Processor, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.1GHz (2.5GHz), 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 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
LVDS: dual channel 48-bit, resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 3840×2160 @ 30Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz
eDP: resolution up to 3840×2160 @ 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 2242/2280 (PCIE/SATA/USB)
1 x Full-size Mini PCIe (PCIe/USB)
Audio
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC888S-VD2-GR
Ethernet
Controller
-40~85°C: 2 x Intel® I211IT/I210IT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps) or
0-60°C: 2 x Intel® I211AT/I210AT 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
TPM2.0 (opt.)
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
Idle: E3950 12W: 12V @ 0.59A (7.08W)
Max: E3950 12W: 12V @ 2.23A (26.76W)
RTC Battery
CR2032 Coin Cell
OS Support
OS Support (UEFI Only)
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise (64-bit)
Linux
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
AL171: 364,946 hrs @ 25°C; 201,162 hrs @ 45°C ; 122,570 hrs @ 60°C
AL173: 358,096 hrs @ 25°C; 197,806 hrs @ 45°C ; 119,639 hrs @ 60°C
Calculation model: Telcordia Issue 2
Environment: GB, GC – Ground Benign, Controlled
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, UL
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
1 Heatsink
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Taiwan

Ordering Information

Model Name Part Number Description
AL171-CB-N4200 770-AL1713-000G Fanless, Intel Atom® N4200, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 12V, 0 to 60°C
AL171-CT-E3930 770-AL1713-100G Fanless, Intel Atom® E3930, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 12V, -40 to 85°C
AL171-CB-E3950 770-AL1713-300G Fanless, Intel Atom® E3950, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 12V, 0 to 60°C
AL171-CT-E3950 770-AL1713-800G Fanless, Intel Atom® E3950, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 12V, -40 to 85°C
AL173-CB-N4200 770-AL1733-000G Fanless, Intel Atom® N4200, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 15-36V, 0 to 60°C
AL173-CT-E3930 770-AL1733-100G Fanless, Intel Atom® E3930, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 15-36V, -40 to 85°C
AL173-CT-E3950 770-AL1733-800G Fanless, Intel Atom® E3950, 2 DDR3L SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DP++, 6 COM, 9 USB, 15-36V, -40 to 85°C

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