Embedded Computing


4th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3/ Core™ i7/i5/i3/ Pentium® / Celeron®
Mini-ITX Motherboard w/ Intel® Q87 PCH

4th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3/ Core™ i7/i5/i3 Pentium® / Celeron® Processor, up to 4.0GHz2x DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM, Max.16GBSupports DVI-D, VGA, LVDS and DisplayPort2x Intel® PCI-E Gigabit LAN6x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0, 6x COM, 4x SATA III2x Mini PCI-E slots, 1x mSATA, 1x PCI-E(x16)Watchdog timer, Digital I/O, iAMT(9.1), TPM(1.2), iSMART3.0

The MI981 Mini-ITX motherboard adopting the Intel® Q87 chipset and the new generation of Intel® Core™ processors. It is designed to provide high performance and flexibility for functional expansions, and is ideal for applications in industrial control, factory automation, communications and gaming industries. 

By integrating the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors manufactured on 22nm process technology with 3-D tri-gate transistors, the MI981 provides more excellent computing and graphics performance and enhanced security over earlier platforms built with the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors. High-end graphics capabilities can be experienced with the available display interfaces, including VGA CRT, DVI-D, LVDS and Display Port. TPM version 1.2 helps assure computer platform integrity and iAMT 9.1, when used with a software management application, allows remote system monitoring, upgrading and repairing. 

IBASE’s MI981 supports two DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM memory slots for a maximum capacity of 16GB. It provides advanced and essential I/O connections such as six USB 3.0, six USB 2.0, six serial ports, four SATA III ports and two Gigabit Ethernets. Adding expansion cards is made possible by two Mini PCI-E, one mSATA and one PCI-E(16x) slots. Last but not least, the MI981 features IBASE’s iSMART green technology with intelligent scheduler and power savings that offers better environmental performance.

CPU 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3/ Core™ DT i7/i5/i3 /Pentium®/
Celeron® processors
System Memory 2x DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM, Max 16GB (Non-ECC)
System Chipset Intel® Q87 PCH
Display Interface Supports VGA, DVI-D, LVDS and DisplayPort
Watchdog Timer 256 levels
VGA Memory Max. Shared memory – 1024MB
LAN Controller Intel® I217LM Gigabit LAN PHY
Intel® I211AT PCI-E Gigabit LAN( as 2nd LAN)
H/W Monitor Yes
LAN Connector 2x RJ45 on board
Expansion Slots 1x PCI-E(16x) slot
2x Mini PCI-E (1x full-size, 1x half-size)
I/O Chipset Fintek F81866AD-I
1x RS232/422/485 (jumperless selection)
5x RS232
VGA Controller 4th Gen Intel® Core™ DT i7/i5/i3 processors integrated
USB 6x USB 3.0 on board
6x USB 2.0 via pin header
Serial ATA 4x SATA III
Audio Intel® Q87 PCH built-in HD audio controller + Realtek ALC892 w/ 7.1 channels
Others Digital I/O [4-in/4-out], TPM (1.2), iAMT(9.1), iSMART(3.0)
Dimensions 170mm x 170mm (6.7" x 6.7")
Max. Power Requirement Intel® Core™ i5-4570S 2.9GHz
2x DDR3-1333 2GB
+12V: 6.29A ; +5V: 2.51A; +5VSB: 0.55A; +3.3V: 0.76A
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)
MI981AF LGA1150 Q87 Mini-ITX motherboard w/ VGA, DVI-D, LVDS, DisplayPort, dual Gigabit LAN, TPM (1.2), iAMT(9.1), iSMART(3.0)
MI981AF-C226 LGA1150 C226 Mini-ITX motherboard w/ VGA, DVI-D, LVDS, DisplayPort, dual Gigabit LAN, TPM (1.2), iAMT(9.1), iSMART(3.0)
2021 Embedded Computing Catalog

Model Chipset Video Audio Network Others
MI982 / MI981 Intel 4th Generation Chipset DriverWindows 7 & 8 Windows 10 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Graphics DriverWindows 7 & 8 Windows 10 Realtek High Definition Audio DriverWindows 7 & 8 Windows 10 Intel LAN DriverWindows 7 & 8 Windows 10 Intel iAMTWindows 7 & 8 Windows 10 Intel USB 3.0Windows 7