mITX-DNV – Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel® Atom® C3000 Series Processors: Ideal for Dense Low-power Network and Storage Applications

mITX-DNV Mini-ITX Motherboard Front Angled View

Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT / Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), is thrilled to introduce a brand new Mini-ITX motherboard, named mITX-DNV, for integration to dense low-power network, and enterprise storage systems.

Powered by Intel’s Latest-generation Ultra-low-power Server-grade Processors

mITX-DNV is built based on Intel’s third-generation server-grade SoC processors, Atom® C3000 Series. Besides the significant improvement of up to 4 times storage performance, 3.4 times network performance and 2.3 times computing performance in comparison to the previous generation, some models support Intel® QuickAssist Technology (QAT) to accelerate and compress cryptographic workloads, for freeing up more CPU cycles and enabling other value-added differentiating functionality. It is an ideal entry-level platform for system integrators to build high-density, low-power network and enterprise storage systems, such as firewalls, router, switch, UTM, VPN, gateway, SD-WAN, vCPE, server or NAS.

Flexible Network Configuration

In addition to great network performance improvement mentioned above, mITX-DNV comes with 6 GbE LAN ports for users to flexibly allocate network resource and / or to control network access based on security policies they create. Secondly, there is a PCIe x8 socket onboard for LAN port expansion or application-specific expansion (e.g. TSN) via a NIC module. Finally, it reserves a mPCIe socket (shared with mSATA), allowing system integrators to include Wi-Fi, 3G or LTE wireless capability to the system.

Huge-capacity and Flexible Storage Media

mITX-DNV supports 6 high-speed SATA 3.0 interfaces for massive data storage. For networking-focused applications, system developers can choose mSATA SSD (mSATA socket shared with mPCIe), M.2 SSD (Key B) and / or onboard eMMC as the storage media to build a thinner / smaller device. eMMC is, moreover, a storage solution of choice to further enhance system security and data integrity.

Higher-level Protection against Cyber Attacks

mITX-DNV integrates latest TPM 2.0 security chip, an enhanced hardware-based security solution, to automatically manage user authentication, network access and data protection, allowing system developer to build a more secure system.

The list below summarizes the features and specifications of mITX-DNV.

Features & Specifications

  • Powered by Latest-generation Ultra-low-power Server-grade Processors

    • Intel® Atom® C3000 Series processors
    • Up to 2x DDR4 memory socket
  • Flexible Network Configuration

    • 6x GbE LAN on rear for Ethernet connection
    • 1x PCIe x8 (x1 / x4 / x8 support) for LAN port expansion
    • 1x mPCIe (shared w/ mSATA) for Wi-Fi / 3G / LTE wireless expansion
  • Huge-capacity and Flexible Storage Media

    • 6x SATA 3.0 for mass data storage in HDD / SSD devices
    • 1x mSATA (shared w/ mPCIe), 1x M.2 Key B for SSD card
    • Onboard eMMC for more secure storage option (optional)
  • Higher-level Protection against Cyber Attacks

    • TPM 2.0 support
  • Peripheral Connection

    • 1x VGA for video output
    • 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 for USB devices
    • 2x RS232/422/485 for connecting serial devices to TCP / IP network
    • 8-bit DIO for event / alarm control
  • Resistant against Harsh Conditions

    • Extended temperature model available: -20 °C ~ 70 °C

MITX-DNV0 Rear I/O Ports

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