Embedded Computing


12th Gen Intel® Core™ and Celeron® socketed SoC processors Mini-ITX Motherboard (formerly Alder Lake PS)

  • 12th Gen Intel® Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron® Processors (formerly Alder Lake PS)
  • 2x DDR5 SO-DIMM sockets, Max. 64GB
  • Intel® processor integrated graphics supports HDMI (2.0a), LVDS and 2x DisplayPort (1.4a) (DP++)
  • Dual Intel® 2.5G LAN
  • 4x USB 3.2, 2x USB 3.1, 2x USB 2.0, 4x COM, 2x SATA III
  • 1x PCI-E (x1) [Gen.3.0]; 4x M.2 (B-Key, E-Key and 2x M-Key)
  • Watchdog timer, Digital I/O, iAMT(16.0), fTPM
  • 12V~24V DC input
  • 5G

The MI997 Mini-ITX motherboard is designed for 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (codenamed Alder Lake PS) that supports faster DDR5 memory and takes advantage of a hybrid architecture that combines performance and efficient cores, outperforming previous generations in single-core and multi-core workloads.

MI997 Mini-ITX Motherboard for 12th Gen Intel Core Processor

The MI997 has two DDR5 SO-DIMM sockets with 64GB capacity, providing higher bandwidth and improved power consumption. M.2 slots (B-key, E-key, 2x M-Key) enable the installation of high-performance storage devices for faster boot and load times, and robust wireless (WiFi, Bluetooth) connections. The MI997 comes with HDMI (2.0a), LVDS, and 2x DisplayPort (1.4a) graphics interfaces, dual Intel 2.5G Ethernet controllers, and an abundance of I/O peripheral connectivity with four USB 3.2, two USB 3.1, and two USB 2.0 ports.

In addition to its stable performance and advanced connectivity capabilities, the MI997 also features Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT 16.0) for easy remote management, fTPM, and 12V to 24V suitable for various industrial environments. Overall, the IBASE MI997 Mini-ITX motherboard is a powerful and reliable IoT edge solution for digital signage, POS/kiosk, and automation control applications.

CPU Socket LGA1700
CPU 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Celeron® socket SoC Processors (formerly Alder Lake PS)
Memory 2x DDR5 SO-DIMM sockets, supports DDR5-4800 memory module, Max. 64GB
Watchdog Timer 256 levels
H/W Monitor Yes
Storage Device Interface SATA III & NVMe
Expansion Slots 1x PCI-E (x1) [Gen.3.0]
Mini Type Slots 2x M.2 (M-Key, type:2280, PCI-E(4x) Gen.4)
1x M.2 (E-Key, type:2230, USB 2.0 + PCI-E(1x))
1x M.2 (B-Key, type:3052, USB 3.2 + PCI-E(1x))
Graphics Controller 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Celeron® Processors
Video Output 1x HDMI (2.0a) + 2x DisplayPort (1.4a) (DP++) + LVDS
Ethernet LAN 1: Intel® I226LM, supports 2.5G and iAMT
LAN 2: Intel® I226V, supports 2.5G only
I/O Chip Fintek F81964D-I
Serial Port 4 COM ports : 2x RS232/422/485 + 2x RS232
USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0 via pin-headers
USB 3.X 6x USB 3.2 (10 Gbps) @ edge connector
Serial ATA 2x SATA III
Audio Built-in HD Audio controller + Realtek ALC888S w/ 7.1 channels
TPM Supports fTPM
Others 12V~24V DC-in, Digital I/O (4-in/4-out), Watchdog timer, SIM socket
Dimensions (L x W) 170mm x 170mm (6.7" x 6.7")
Power Consumption Intel® Core™ i7-12700HL
w/ 2x 32GB DDR5-4800
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)
MI997AF LGA1700 Mini-ITX Motherboard w/ HDMI, LVDS, 2x DisplayPort, Dual 2.5GbE, 2x SATA, iAMT (16.0), TPM (2.0)
CATALOGS Embedded Computing (Vol.23)


Model Chipset Video Audio Network Others

Intel Alder Lake-PS Chipset

Windows10 / Windows11

Intel HD Graphics Driver

Windows10 / Windows11

Realtek High Definition Audio Driver

Windows10 / Windows11

Intel I21x_22x LAN Driver

Windows10 / Windows11

Intel ME Driver

Windows10 / Windows11

Intel Serial IO

Windows10 / Windows11

Intel Sound Driver

Windows10 / Windows11


Windows10 / Windows11

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