DFI EC511 4xPoE PCIe Rugged Fanless Embedded System

Modular Designed Rugged Fanless Embedded System. 6th/7th Generation Intel Core with Intel Q170. 1 VGA, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 4 PoE, 3 COM, 4 USB, 1 PCIe x16, RoHS



Powering Up Smarter Industrial Production in Industry 4.0

DFI’s EC500-SD series with 6th Generation Intel® Core™-i processors and Intel® Q170 chipset offers high computing performance and stunning video processing. With rich industrial I/O interfaces and PCI/ PCIe expansion slots, EC500-SD series is a perfect candidate for machine automation, AOI system, ITS, surveillance, and other high-end smart applications.


  • 6th/7th Generation Intel® Core™ with Intel® Q170
  • Supports DDR4 SODIMM up to 32GB
  • Three independent displays: 1 VGA + 1 DVI/HDMI + 1 HDMI/DP
  • Supports 4 PoE GLAN ports and one expansion slot
  • 2 Mini PCIe slots support mSATA and Wi-Fi modules
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q4′ 29 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)

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Leading Computing Performance

DFI’s EC500-SD series takes full advantage of Intel’s 6th Gen powerful desktop processors on the latest 14 nm technology and taps into faster memory performance with new memory support for DDR4 1.2V up to 2133, 32GB max capacity.

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Fanless Rugged Construction

Leveraging advanced passive cooling technology in fanless, rugged design, the EC500-SD embedded computers excel in dusty and dirty environments and guaranteed longer MTBF hours in a 24/7 operation.

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Full Compatibility with Industrial Cameras

DFI’s EC510/EC511-SD embedded computer is especially designed with 4 full-speed PoE, supporting IEEE 802.3af and 4 USB 3.0 camera interfaces with data transfer rates of up to 5 Gb/s to maximize the image acquisition bandwidth for machine vision systems.

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High Expandability & Upgradability

The EC500-SD series has a maximum of 2 PCI express Gen3 slots and 1 PCI expansion slot to empower video capture cards, graphic cards, data acquisition cards, and so on, providing more flexibility for different applications.

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Stunning Visual Performance

The 6th Intel Core-based systems utilize the Gen9 graphics engine, offering up to three independent audio streams and Ultra HD 4K support. It is ideal for enhanced high-density streaming applications in medical imaging and high resolution signage.

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Customizable I/O Boards

The EC500 series offers superior innovative modular-concept design and unlimited configurations due to low-cost customizable I/O modules designed. It is able to meet custom specification requirements for various specific applications.

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Wide Voltage Power Input

The EC500 series embedded computers is equipped with wide voltage power input range (9~36V DC) to support various voltage requirements in different applications, and also to prevent system damage from instable power input.

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Optimized for Embedded Uses

As a high-end central controller, DFI’s new industrial computer series is designed with an external power switch that seamlessly connects with industrial equipment to help system integrators flexibly and easily develop their embedded applications.

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Easy Installation and Maintenance

Front-accessible SSD drives and CFast socket allow users to remove or replace in five minutes or less for fast and easy maintenance. In addition, with better construction design, installing a CPU isn’t as hard as you might think.

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Ready for Smart Solutions

By enabling high flexibility and scalability in multiple embedded applications, DFI’s EC500-SD series is perfectly suitable for industrial automation, vision measurement, surveillance management, intelligent transportation, and high-resolution medical imaging.

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6th/7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, LGA 1151 Socket
Intel® Core™ i7-6700TE, Quad Core, 8M Cache, 2.4GHz (3.4GHz), 35W
Intel® Core™ i5-6500TE, Quad Core, 6M Cache, 2.3GHz (3.3GHz), 35W
Intel® Core™ i3-6100TE, Dual Core, 4M Cache, 2.7GHz, 35W
Intel® Core™ i7-7700T, Quad Core, 8M Cache, 2.9GHz (3.8GHz), 35W
Intel® Core™ i5-7500T, Quad Core, 6M Cache, 2.7GHz (3.5GHz), 35W
Intel® Core™ i3-7101TE, Dual Core, 3M Cache, 3.4GHz, 35W
Intel® Q170 Chipset
Two 260-pin SODIMM up to 32GB
Dual Channel DDR4 1866/2133MHz
Insyde SPI 128Mbit
Intel® HD Gen 9 Graphics
OpenGL 5.0, DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.1
HW Decode: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, VC1/WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H265, VP8, VP9
HW Encode: MPEG2, AVC/H264, JPEG, HEVC/H265, VP8, VP9
1 x VGA
1 x DVI (DVI-D signal)/HDMI (HDMI available upon request)
1 x HDMI/DP (DP available upon request)
VGA: resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
DVI-I: resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 4096×2160 @ 24Hz or 2560×1600 @ 60Hz
DP: resolution up to 4096×2304 @ 60Hz
Triple Displays
VGA + DVI (DVI-D signal) + HDMI
VGA + DVI (DVI-D signal) + DP
2 x 2.5″ SATA 3.0 Drive Bay (RAID 0/1)
1 x Full-size Mini PCIe (PCIe/USB)
1 x Half-size Mini PCIe (USB/mSATA)
1 x PCI (EC510-SD)
1 x PCIe x16 (EC511-SD)
1 x Intel® I211AT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps)
4 x Intel® I210IT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps)
1 x Intel® I219V with iAMT11.0 PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps) (only Core i7/i5 supports iAMT)
1 x Power LED
Rear I/O
6 x GbE (RJ-45) or
2 x GbE (RJ-45) + 4 x PoE GbE (RJ-45) (supports IEEE 802.3af, 15.4W per port)
2 x RS-232/422/485 (DB-9) (RS-232 with power)
1 x RS-232/422/485 (DB-9)
4 x USB 3.0 (type A)
1 x 16-bit DIO
1 x VGA
1 x DVI (DVI-D signal)/HDMI (HDMI available upon request)
1 x HDMI/DP (DP available upon request)
1 x Line-out
1 x Mic-in
1 x Power Button
1 x Reset Button
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
Wide Range 9~36V
3-pole Terminal Block
OS Support
OS Support
Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Operating Temperature
0 to 50°C (SSD or mSATA-mini, with 0.7m/s air flow)
Storage Temperature
-20 to 85°C
Relative Humidity
5 to 95% RH (non-condensing)
Aluminum + SGCC
Wall Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D)
235mm x 102.5mm x 222mm
4.1 kg
Standards and Certifications
Half sine wave 3G, 11ms, 3 shock per axis
CE, FCC Class A, RoHS
Packing List
Packing List
1 EC510/EC511-SD system unit
1 Quick Installation Guide


Ordering Information

Model Name Part Number Description
EC511-SD3G46 750-EC5111-100G Fanless, Q170, 1 VGA, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 6 LAN, 3 COM, 4 USB, 1 PCIe x16, RoHS
EC510-SD3G46 750-EC5101-100G Fanless, Q170, 1 VGA, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 6 LAN, 3 COM, 4 USB, 1 PCI, RoHS
EC510-SD3G46E 750-EC5101-000G Fanless, Q170, 1 VGA, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 4 PoE, 3 COM, 4 USB, 1 PCI, RoHS
EC511-SD3G46E 750-EC5111-000G Fanless, Q170, 1 VGA, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 4 PoE, 3 COM, 4 USB, 1 PCIe x16, RoHS



If you cant find an off the shelf product that meets your specific requirements speak with our in house design team who can design a new product from start to finish.


Design | Develop | Test | Manufacture

Here’s a selection of our design, manufacturing

& associated services: –


Design to Order: OEM/ODM Embedded Product Design Services

For customers designing a brand-new product from scratch or working with an existing prototype.DesignToOrder

Build to Order: Embedded Computer Design and Customisation Services​

Take an existing system and we can:BuildToOrder

  • Custom specification (CPU, Ram, I/O, Storage)
  • Chassis customisation and branding
  • Custom BIOS
  • Software – Custom OS Image
  • Custom Packaging and branding
  • Integrating newly designed or existing hardware into a larger system

Build to order Racks and Towers, Peli Case PCs and Mini-ITX PCs

Embedded Software Services : Configuration, Integration and Deployment

Porting, Integration & DeploymentEmbeddedSoftware

  • Windows image capture from customers HDD
  • Linux image capture from customers HDD
  • Windows / Linux Deployment from customers image
  • Custom Windows images, create and deploy
  • Update management
  • Custom Linux and Android images?
  • Custom BIOS

Manufacturer : DFI


  • Powered By : Intel
  • CPU Family : iCore
  • CPU Generation : Skylake
  • CPU Model : i3 Support, i5 Support, i7 Support
  • CPU Speed :
  • CPU Cores :


  • Memory Installed :
  • Memory Slots : 2
  • Memory Type : 1866Mhz DDR4, 2133Mhz DDR4

I/O and Expansion

  • Expansion Slots : Mini PCIe, PCIe, SATA
  • LAN Ports : 2
  • Serial Ports : 3
  • USB 2 Ports :
  • USB 3 Ports : 4
  • USB 3.1 Ports :
  • Video Output : DVI, HDMI, VGA
  • Multi Display : Triple Display
  • Wireless Connectivity :

Operating System

  • OS : Windows


  • Certifications : IEC68-2-64 Vibration


  • Industry : Harsh Environments, Industrial Automation and Control, Medical, Transport and Smart City


  • 24/7 Use :
  • 4G-GPS :
  • Artificial Intelligence Use : Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Machine Vision
  • ATEX :
  • High Performance :
  • Industrial :
  • In-Vehicle :
  • IoT :
  • IP Rating :
  • Low Powered :
  • Mini-ITX :
  • Multi Displays : Triple
  • NUC :
  • Other Features : Customizable I/O, GPIO, Wide Voltage
  • PoE : Yes
  • Rugged : Yes
  • Ryzen :
  • System Type : Box PC
  • Touchscreen :
  • Whiskey Lake :
  • Wide Temp :

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