Motherboard offers entry level performance and low power consumption

Paul Boughton

The BVM Group has added the new ASRock IMB-153 to its Mini-ITX (6.7 x 6.7 inch) embedded motherboard portfolio, which includes units optimised for use across the spectrum of power versus performance requirements.

Intended for use in moderate performance applications such as POS, kiosk, video display and thin clients, the IMB-153 offers entry level performance, low power consumption and fanless operation.

The quad-core Celeron J1900 Baytrail-M processor operates at 2.0GHz, has a 2MB L2 cache and addresses up to 8GB of dual-channel DDR3 1333 MHz system memory.

The Intel Baytrail Gen 7 Graphics support DirectX 11 and OGL3.2 with shared VRAM memory. The board supports VGA at 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and HDMI 1.3a at 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and has dual display capability.

External I/O includes a Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, a PCIe slot, one USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0 ports and an RS-232 serial port. The mass storage interface is via two internal SATA2 3.0 Gb/s ports; input power is from an external source via an ATX 24-pin connector and both AT and ATX Power On modes are supported. A 256 segment programmable watchdog timer is provided.