Embedded Computing


3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Mini-ITX Motherboard w/ Intel® QM77 PCH

Supports 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 / Celeron® QC/DC processors2x DDR3 SO-DIMM, Max. 16GB iSMART - for EuP/ErP power saving, auto-scheduler and power resumeIntegrated VGA, supports DVI-I/ DVI-D/ LVDS/ DisplayPort2x Intel® PCI-E Gigabit LANWatchdog timer, Digital I/O, TPM 1.26x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, 4x COM, 4x SATA II, 2x SATA III1x PCI-E(x16), 2x Mini PCI-E(x1)

The MI970 Mini-ITX motherboard is based on the Intel QM77 Express Chipset, providing support for both the 3rd and 2nd generation Intel® Coreä processor families. The board is suitable for a wide range of applications such as gaming, medical, industrial automation, kiosk, digital signage and ATM machines. 

Equipped with the latest mobile Intel Chipset QM77 chipset, the MI970 takes advantage of the hardware-assisted security and manageability features integrated in the chipset, such as Intel AMT 8.0, TPM 1.2 and Intel vPro. These features enable professionals to quickly troubleshoot and repair systems remotely, as well as remotely power on/off devices to reduce energy consumption. Its iSMART technology improves environmental performance by allowing start/shutdown scheduling and power resume to make systems more energy efficient. 

MI970 has two DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets to support up to 16GB of system memory. Four display interfaces provided include DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort and 24-bit dual channel LVDS. It features advanced technologies including USB 3.0 and SATA III connectivity to deliver unprecedented performance and speed. Expansion is available with one PCI-E(x16) and two Mini PCI-E(x1) slots. Dimensions are 170mm by 170mm.

CPU rPGA988B for 3rd Generation Intel® mobile Core™ i7/i5/i3 / Celeron® QC/ DC processors
System Memory 2x DDR3 SO-DIMM, Max. 16GB (Non-ECC)
System Chipset Intel® QM77 PCH (MI970VF) / HM76 PCH (MI970F)
Watchdog Timer 256 levels
SSD 1x mSATA via Mini PCI-E (Full-Size)
H/W Monitor Yes
Expansion Slots 1x PCI-E(x16)
2x Mini PCI-E(x1) - w/ USB signal (1x half-size, 1x full-size)
VGA Controller Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 / Celeron® integrated graphics, supports CRT, DVI, DisplayPort, LVDS
VGA Memory Max. Shared memory – 1024MB
Display Interface Supports 24-bit dual channel LVDS, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort
LAN Controller Intel® 82579LM(MI970VF) / 82579V(MI970F) Gigabit LAN PHY, Intel® 82583V PCI-E Gigabit LAN
LAN Connector 2x RJ-45 on board
I/O Chipset Fintek F81846AD-I
3x RS232, 1x RS-232/422/485, 4x SATA II,
USB 4 ports on board, 2 ports via pin-header (USB 2.0)
2 ports on board, 2 ports via pin-header (USB3.0)
Audio Intel® QM77/HM76 PCH built-in HD audio controller+ ALC892 w/ 7.1 channels
Others Digital I/O (4-in/4-out), ATX power connector, iSMART support
Dimensions 170mm x 170mm (6.7" x 6.7")
Max. Power Requirement 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3120ME 2.40GHz
w/ 2x 2GB DDR3-1333
+3.3V: 0.79A +5V: 1.27A
+12V: 2.10A +5Vsb: 0.06A
Operating Temperature 0°C~60°C (32°F~140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C~80°C (-4°F~176°F)
Relative Humidity 90% (non-condensing @60°C)
MI970VF Intel® QM77 Mini-ITX motherboard w/ DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, dual Gigabit LAN, iAMT(8.0) ,TPM 1.2, vPro, iSMART
MI970F Intel® HM76 Mini-ITX motherboard w/ DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, dual Gigabit LAN, EuP/ErP compliant, iSMART

Model Chipset Video Audio Network Others
MI970 Intel QM77/HM76Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8 Windows 10 (64bit) Intel Core i3/i5/i7Windows XP Windows 7 & 8 Windows 10 (64bit) Realtek HD audioWindows XP Windows Vista, 7 & 8 Windows 10 (64bit) Intel 82579LM/V / Intel 82583VWindows XP, Vista, 7 & 8 Windows 10 (64bit) Intel iAMT 8.0Windows XP, 7 & 8 Intel USB 3.0Windows 7 Intel AHCI/RAIDWindows XP, Vista & 7 (32bit) Windows XP, Vista & 7 (64bit) Windows 10 (64bit)