Embedded Computing


7th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3 / Core™i7/i5/i3 COM Express Type 6 CPU Module with Intel® QM175/ CM238/ HM175 PCH

  • Onboard 7th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3/ Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors
  • 2x DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, Max. 32GB
  • 1x Intel® PCI-E GbE LAN
  • Watchdog timer, Digital I/O
  • 8x USB 2.0, 4x USB 3.0, 2x COM, 4x SATA III
  • 3x independent displays
  • TPM (2.0)
  • 8x PCI-E(x1), 1x PCI-E(x16)
  • Wide-range operating temperature in certain models

The ET970 COM Express module supports the 7th generation of Intel® Core™ SoC processors (codenamed Kaby Lake). It is built around the Intel CM238/QM175 chipset that provides a boost in I/O performance to match the benefits of the latest mobile Intel® Core™ processors manufactured using the optimized 14-nm manufacturing process.

IBASE is offering the compact ET970 COM Express modules in three versions with processors specifically including the Intel® Core™ i7 7820EQ (3.0GHz~3.5GHz), the Intel® Core™ i5 7440EQ (2.9GHz~3.6GHz) and the Intel® Core™ i3 7100E (2.9GHz). All models support a maximum 32 GB dual channel memory in two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets providing increased bandwidth and power efficiency compared to earlier DDR3 technology. The integrated Intel® Gen 9 HD video engine features improves performance in 3D graphics and 4K video playback, while supporting up to three independent displays via DVI, HDMI, Display Port and LVDS interface through carrier board.

ET970 COM Express

The Computer on Module (COM) design meets the requirement for faster time to market, scalability and flexible mechanical configuration by using a processor module and a separate custom carrier board for I/O and external connectors. The ET970 supports the IBASE IP413 COM Express ATX carrier board with Type 6 pin-out and I/Os for 24-bit dual-channel LVDS, four USB 3.0, eight USB 2.0, and HD audio with Realtek ALC662 codec. The module also comes with the TPM 2.0 security feature, Digital I/O, watchdog timer, as well as two COM and four SATA II ports. Expansion is available with eight PCI-E(x1) and one PCI-E(16x) supporting PCIe Gen 3 that allows faster connection on add-on cards and peripherals.

Measuring 95mm by 125mm, the ET970 is optionally equipped with a heat spreader and is an ideal solution for automation, retail, medical, gaming, military or aerospace applications. 

CPU BGA1440 for 7th Gen Intel® Xeon® E3/ Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors
PCH Intel® QM175 & CM238 & HM175 PCH
Memory 2x DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, Max 32GB
Watchdog Timer 256 levels
H/W Monitor Yes
Storage Device Interface N/A
Expansion Slots 8x PCI-E (x1), 1x PCI-E(x16)
Graphics Controller 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor integrated graphics, Supports DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, LVDS
Video Output 24-bit dual-channels LVDS on Carrier Board
Ethernet Intel® I219LM LAN PHY/Intel® I219V LAN GbE
I/O Chipset Nuvoton NCT5523D
Serial Port (supports Tx/Rx only) 2x COM port
USB 2.0 8x USB 2.0 via carrier board
USB 3.X 4x USB 3.0 via carrier board
Serial ATA 4x SATA III via carrier board
Audio Intel® QM175 PCH built-in HD audio w/ Realtek ALC662 or ALC888S codec on Carrier Board (IP413)
TPM TPM (2.0)
Others Digital I/O (4-in/4-out)
Dimensions (L X W) 95mm x 125mm (3.74" x 4.92")
Power Consumption Intel® i7-7820EQ, 3.0GHz w/16GB DDR4-2400
+12V: 4.48A; +5V: 0.65A
+3.3V: 0.27A, +5[removed] 0.13A
Operating Temperature -40°C~75°C (-40°F~167°F)(ET970K-I3)
0°C~60°C (32°F~140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C~80°C (-4°F~176°F)
Relative Humidity 10%~90% (non-condensing)
ET970K-X3G COM Express (Type 6) with Intel® Xeon® E3-1505M V6 (3.0GHz), CM238 PCH, DDR4 dual channel memory
ET970K-I7 COM Express (Type 6) module with Intel® Core™ i7-7820EQ (3.0GHz~3.7GHz), QM170 PCH, DDR4 dual channel memory
ET970K-I5 COM Express (Type 6) module with Intel® Core™ i5-7440EQ (2.9GHz~3.6GHz), QM170 PCH, DDR4 dual channel memory
ET970K-I3 COM Express (Type-6) CPU Module w/ Intel® Core™ i3-71001E (2.9GHz), HM175 PCH, DDR4 dual-channel memory, wide temp support
ET970S-I7 COM Express (Type-6) CPU Module w/ Intel® Core™ i7-6820EQ (2.8GHz), QM170 PCH, DDR4 dual-channel memory
*(S) means with Realtek ALC888S codec
HSET970-B Heatsink with fan for ET970
HSET970-2 Heat spreader with fan for ET970


Model Chipset Video Audio Network Others

Intel kabylake Chipset Driver

Windows 10

Intel HD Graphics Driver

Windows 10

Realtek High Definition Audio Driver

Windows 10

Intel LAN Driver

Windows 10

Intel AMT Driver

Windows 10

Super I/O COM Driver

Windows 10

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