Embedded Computing


9th Gen Intel® Xeon® E / Core™ i7/i5/i3 with Intel® C246/Q370/H310 PCH ATX Motherboard

  • 9th Gen Intel® Xeon® E/ Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors
  • 4x DDR4 DIMM, Max. 128GB
  • Intel® processor integrated graphics supports HDMI (2.0a), DVI-D, and DisplayPort
  • Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • 6x USB3.1, 2x USB 2.0, 4x SATA 3.0, 6x COM
  • 1x PCI-E (x16), 1x PCI-E(x8)(Gen3.0), 1x PCI-E(x4), 2x PCI-E(X1), 2x PCI
  • Watchdog timer, Digital I/O, iAMT (11.6), TPM(2.0), iSMART (4.0)

The MB997 ATX motherboard is powered by 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Xeon® processors. It is designed for diverse applications, such as industrial automation, AI integrated systems, and smart retail systems. The MB997 delivers high-performance computing for demanding industrial applications while providing multiple connectivity, expansion and functionality to meet customer requirements. The board supports up to 7 expansion slots including 1x PCI-E(x16), 1x PCI-E(x8)/Gen3.0, 1x PCI-E(x4), 2x PCI-E(x1), and 2x PCI, as well as 6x USB3.1, 2x USB 2.0, 2x SATA 3.0, and 6x COM ports. It can handle up to 128GB DDR4 memory across four slots and support three independent outputs (HDMI 2.0a, DVI-D, and DisplayPort) with 4K resolution each.

MB997 ATX motherboard

The board is loaded with advanced features such as TPM (2.0) hardware-based security to ensure platform integrity, iSMART 4.0 technology that enables power saving, power on/off and power resumption, and also NVMe and CNVi interfaces that bring various performance improvements. Like all IBASE industrial motherboards, MB997 comes with strict revision control, modification control and long-term support. Operating systems supported are Win10 IoT Enterprise and Linux Ubuntu.

CPU Socket LGA1151
CPU 9th Gen Intel® Xeon® E/ Core™ i7/i5/i3 HC/QC/DC processors, up to 5.0GHz
PCH MB997AF-C246: Intel® C246 PCH
MB997AF: Intel® Q370 PCH
MB997EF: Intel® H310 PCH
Memory 4x DDR4-2666 / 2400 MHz, Max. 128GB (Supports ECC by CPU SKUs)
Watchdog Timer 256 levels
H/W Monitor Yes
Storage Device Interface NVMe
Expansion Slots MB997AFS-C246/ MB997AFS: 1x PCI-E (x16), 1x PCI-E(x8), 1x PCI-E(x4), 2x PCI-E (x1), 2x PCI
MB997EFS: 1x PCI-E (x16), 2x PCI-E (x1), 2x PCI
Mini Type Slots 1x MiniPCI-E, 1x M.2 (M-Key, type:M2280), 1x M.2 (E-Key, type: E2230)
Graphics Controller 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors integrated
Video Output 1x HDMI 2.0a, 1x DVI-D, 1x DisplayPort (1.2)(DP++)
Ethernet LAN 1:
MB997AF-C246/MB997AF: Intel® I219LM GbE PHY
MB997EF: Intel® I219V GbE PHY
LAN 2:
MB997AF-C246: Intel® I210AT GbE
MB997AF/ EF: Intel® I211AT or I210AT GbE
I/O Chip Nuvoton NC T6686D-T
Serial Port 4x RS232, 2x RS232/422/485
USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0 via pin header
USB 3.X MB997AF-C246/MB997AF: 4x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gpbs), 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gpbs), 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gpbs) via box-header
MB997EF: 4x USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gpbs)
Serial ATA 4x SATA 3.0
Audio Intel® CNL PCH-H built-in HD audio + Realtek ALC888S codec
TPM TPM (2.0)
Others Digital I/O(4-in/4-out), iAMT (11.6), RAID, iSMART (4.0), EuP/ErP
Dimensions (L X W) 305mm x 244mm (12" x 9.6")
Power Consumption Intel® Core™ i7-9700K, 3.6GHz w/ 4x 4GB DDR4-2400
+12V: 12.64A
+5V: 1.19A
+5VSB: 0.132A
+3.3V: 0.88A
Operating Temperature 0°C~60°C ( 32°F~140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C~80°C (-4°F~176°F)
Relative Humidity 95% (non-condensing @60°C)
MB997AFS-C246 LGA1151 C246 ATX Motherboard w/ HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, dual Gigabit LAN, RAID, iAMT (11.6), TPM (2.0), iSMART (4.0)
MB997AFS LGA1151 Q370 ATX Motherboard w/ HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, dual Gigabit LAN, RAID, iAMT (11.6), TPM (2.0), iSMART (4.0)
MB997EFS LGA1151 H310 ATX Motherboard w/ HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-D, dual Gigabit LAN, TPM (2.0), EuP/ErP
CATALOGS Embedded Computing (Vol.23)


Model Chipset Video Audio Network Others

Intel Coffeelake chipset


Intel HD Graphics Driver


Realtek High Definition Audio Driver


Intel i21X LAN


Intel iAMT Driver


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