The Thin Mini ITX format corresponds to the standard Mini ITX form factor in terms of size and differs
primarily in the height and the voltage input. Thin Mini ITX boards usually have horizontally positioned
connectors and thus only have about 50 percent of the height of standard Mini ITX boards. Nevertheless, no
savings are made on available interfaces. On the IO Shield there are usually two display connectors, two
network connectors, four USB as well as audio and the connector for the power supply. Thin Mini ITX boards
are neither equipped with a 24 pin power connector like standard boards nor do they need the usual range of
voltages of an ATX board like 3.3 V, 5 V, 12 V, .... Sufficient is a single voltage of 12 V or for wide
range voltage inputs a voltage between 8 to 24 VDC. This voltage can be supplied, to the delight of all
developers, either via the 2-pin connector on the front or the 4-pin connector on the board. The advantages
are obvious. Less space required and therefore flatter systems, simpler power supply and also less heat
development when using external power supplies.
Processors for different performance classes
Thin Mini ITX boards from ICP Germany use Intel® processors as the basis for calculations.® CoreTM processors can be accessed for performance-hungry applications.
Boards with Intel® Atom® are available for power-saving applications.
Another advantage of using a Thin Mini
ITX Board with processor socket is the fixed design of the socket. The socket is always in the same place
This makes the use of heat pipe cooling solutions particularly profitable, as the cooling
solution can be reused when the board is changed. Furthermore, extensive EA standard interfaces are
Several network interfaces, USB, serial interfaces such as RS-232, RS-422 or RS485, display port,
HDMI, LVDS or eDP, audio or LPT and PS/2 are some of them.
For customer-specific functions, PCI Express
slots, M.2 or Mini PCIe can be used for expansion. Standard storage media like 2.5" or mSATA solid state
disks can be connected to SATA ports, mSATA or M.2 slots. To secure the system, the boards offer a pin
header for Trusted Platform Modules.
Compliance with Class B limits helps developers to design their system. The use of a Thin Mini ITX board
from ICP thus leads quickly and easily to an industrial system to realize a variety of applications.
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