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microATX board supports up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM

Dec 7, 2011 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

IEI Technology announced a microATX industrial motherboard with an Intel H61 Express chipset and support for Intel Core i7/i5/i3 (“Sandy Bridge”), Pentium, or Celeron processors. The IMB-H610 supports up to 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and offers PCI Express expansion, four SATA connections, dual gigabit Ethernet ports, 10 USB 2.0 ports, six serial ports, and VGA and DVD-D ports, among other I/O.

The IMB-H610 is equipped with an Intel H61 Express chipset and an LGA1155 socket that supports a wide range of Intel processors, says IEI. These are said to include the Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors from the "Sandy Bridge" generation, as well as Intel Pentium and Celeron processors. Dual DIMMs support up to 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM at up to 1333MHz, says the company.


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The PCI Express (PCIe) x16 slot and three PCIe x1 slots support options such as image capture cards for industrial automation, notes the company. To view those images, one can choose between the VGA and DVD-D ports, both of which are available on the coastline.

IMB-H610 detail

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Other coastline ports include dual gigabit Ethernet ports, four of the 10 available USB 2.0 ports, plus PS/2 and audio I/O, says IEI. Two of the five RS-232 ports are also available as real-world ports, with an additional RS-232/422/485 interface available internally. Four SATA ports, as well as I2C and DIO interfaces are also found inside, and there's an option for a TPM 1.2 security wafer.

IMB-H610 coastline ports

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The board uses the 9.6 x 9.6-inch microATX form-factor, and supports operating temperatures ranging from 14 to 140 deg. F, says IEI. Operating system support is not listed, but the IMB-H610 is said to include IEI's One Key Recovery software for full system backup on demand, as well as recovery to a previously made backup.

Features and specifications listed for the IMB-H610 include:

  • Processor — Intel Core i7/i5/i3 ("2nd Gen"), Pentium or Celeron (LGA11555 socket)
  • Chipset — Intel H61
  • Memory — up to 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM (1333/1066MHz ) via 2 x DIMMs
  • Expansion — PCI Express x16; 3 x PCI Express x1
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 10 x USB 2.0 (4 x external, 6 x via internal pin header)
    • 4 x SATA II (3Gbps) internal
    • VGA
    • DVI-D
    • 5 x RS-232 (2 x coastline ports)
    • RS-232/422/485 (internal)
    • PS/2 keyboard/mouse
    • audio — mic in, line in, headphone/speakers out
    • I2C (4-pin wafer)
    • DIO (4 x in, 4 x out)
  • Other features — optional TPM module; SMBus; watchdog; LEDs; fan connectors
  • Power — ATX/AT supply; consumption: [email protected], [email protected] , [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (with 2.6GHz Intel CPU and 8GB RAM)
  • Operating range — 14 to 140 deg. F (-10 to 60 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 9.6 x 9.6 inches; microATX form factor


No pricing, availability, or operating system information was provided on the IMB-H610. More information may be found in IEI's IMB-H610 product page.

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