DFI KU968 Kaby Lake 7th Generation Intel iCore COM Express Compact

COM Express Type 6, 7th Gen Intel Core, DDR4, 8 PCIe x1, 12 USB, 3 SATA 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 LVDS, 1 DDI



  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™
  • Rich I/O: 1 Intel GbE, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0
  • Multiple expansion: 8 PCIe x1, 1 LPC, 1 I2C, 1 SMBus
  • Three independent displays: VGA*/DDI + LVDS*/eDP + DDI
  • Dual channel DDR4 2133MHz memory down up to 16GB
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q1′ 32 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)

Best Budget 7th Generation Core™ Processor Based Motherboards

By understanding the context of partner request, DFI shows off latest industrial motherboards with a robust design and advanced features including 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, multiple memory-on-board choices, high bandwidth interfaces, and up-to-date M.2 interfaces. This enable the board to deliver increased CPU performance, visual enhancement with lower power consumption, high speed transmission, and large storage capacity to make harsh environment conditions work efficiently and successfully.

M.2 with Intel® Optane™ Memory Easily Boost Your Devices

Breakthrough technology delivers an ordinary experience such as unprecedented responsiveness and high speed performance without sacrificing the capacity of a hard disk drive..

Running a Device on a Wide Voltage Range

The supply of voltage in different environments varies and can become unstable during operation as a result of requiring wide range power to fit the appliances. To meet diversity need, new industrial motherboard are compatible with 9~36V wide range power adapters.


7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, BGA 1356
Intel® Core™ i7-7600U Processor, Dual Core, 4M Cache, 2.8GHz (3.9GHz), 15W
Intel® Core™ i5-7300U Processor, Dual Core, 3M Cache, 2.6GHz (3.5GHz), 15W
Intel® Core™ i3-7100U Processor, Dual Core, 3M Cache, 2.4GHz, 15W
Intel® Celeron® Processor 3965, Dual Core, 2M Cache, 2.2GHz, 15W
4GB/8GB/16GB DDR4 Memory Down
Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz
Insyde SPI 128Mbit
Intel® HD 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: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, JPEG, HEVC/H265, VP8, VP9
1 x VGA/DDI (DDI available upon request)
1 x LVDS/eDP (eDP available upon request)
1 x DDI
VGA: resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
LVDS: dual channel 24-bit, resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
eDP: resolution up to 4096×2304 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 4096×2160 @ 30Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096×2304 @ 60Hz
Triple Displays
5 PCIe x1 or 4 PCIe x1 + 1 PCIe x4 or 3 PCIe x1 + 2 PCIe x2 (support up to 5 devices and 8 lanes)
1 x LPC
1 x I2C
1 x SMBus
2 x UART (TX/RX)
HD Audio
1 x Intel® I219LM with iAMT11.0 PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps)
4 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0
3 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s) RAID 0/1/5
1 x 8-bit DIO
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
Available Upon Request
12V, 5VSB, VCC_RTC (ATX mode) 12V, VCC_RTC (AT mode)
Typical: 3965U: 12V @ 0.2134A (2.5608W)
Max.: 3965U: 12V @ 1.3592A (16.3104W)
OS Support
OS Support
Windows: Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit
Linux: Yocto Project v2.2
Operating: 0 to 60°C
-40 to 85°C (with cooler)
Storage: -40 to 85°C
Operating: 5 to 90% RH
Storage: 5 to 90% RH
866,065 hrs @ 25°C; 422,194 hrs @ 45°C; 238,613 hrs @ 60°C
Calculation Model: Telcordia Issue 2
Environment: GB, GC – Ground Benign, Controlled
COM Express® Compact 95mm (3.74″) x 95mm (3.74″)
PICMG COM Express® R2.1, Type 6
Standards and Certifications
Packing List
Packing List
1 KU968 board
1 Cooler/Heat sink (Height: 23.8mm) Standard: A71-011060-000G
or 1 Cooler/Heat sink (Height: 24.3mm) Wide-Temp: A71-111027-000G
Country of Origin
Country of Origin

Ordering Information

Model Name Part Number Description
KU968-T8-7600U 770-KU9681-100G Intel Core i7-7600U, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 8GB DDR4 Memory Down, -40 to 85°C
KU968-T1-7600U 770-KU9681-200G Intel Core i7-7600U, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 16GB DDR4 Memory Down, -40 to 85°C
KU968-B8-7300U 770-KU9681-300G Intel Core i5-7300U, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 8GB DDR4 Memory Down, 0 to 60°C
KU968-B4-7100U 770-KU9681-400G Intel Core i3-7100U, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 4GB DDR4 Memory Down, 0 to 60°C
KU968-B4-3965U 770-KU9681-500G Intel Celeron 3965U, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 4GB DDR4 Memory Down, 0 to 60°C
KU968-B4-7300U 770-KU9681-600G Intel Core i5-7300U, 1 LVDS, 1 VGA, 1 LAN, 4 USB 3.0, 8 USB 2.0, 4GB DDR4 Memory Down, 0 to 60°C



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