Adlink debuts AmITX-BW-I mini-ITX embedded board for space-constrained applications

Adlink Technology introduced its thin mini-ITX embedded board AmITX-BW-I for flexible embedded application development. The AmITX-BW-I offers enhanced display features with Intel Gen 8 LP high-definition graphics in a low profile and scalable design.

With low-latency, high-resolution video imaging, the AmITX-BW-I features the Intel Atom x5-E8000 processor and is designed for graphics-intense applications such as infotainment, medical imaging, and industrial automation. Intel Gen 8 LP HD Graphics supports three independent 4K displays and provides full hardware acceleration for encoding/decoding of HEVC H.265, H.264/263, SVC, AVS, VP8/9, and MPEG4. Video and 3D rendering is enhanced by DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2, ES 3.0, and OpenCL 1.2.


Set to be available later this month, the AmITX-BW-I supports high bandwidth connectivity with two single-lane PCIe bus interfaces. These deliver reliable Gigabit Ethernet for gaming, retail services, ATMs, slot machines, and kiosks. One Mini PCIe slot, one mSATA slot, and one SIM card slot are also available. A range of high-speed I/O, including two SATA 6 Gb/s ports, enables real-time data processing and sharing for medical imaging and diagnostics applications.

Board connectors include four rear USB 3.0, two front-panel USB 2.0, and two USB 2.0 onboard headers. The board also features four serial RS-232 ports, two serial RS-232/422/485 ports, a unique socketed SPI BIOS chip and SPI module, and a header for an optional TPM module.

The AmITX-BW-I embedded board is equipped with Adlink’s Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) to provide detailed system data at the device level, including temperature, voltage, power consumption, and other key information. Access to system activities allows operators to identify inefficiencies and malfunctions in real-time, thus preventing failures and minimizing downtime.

Adlink’s SEMA-equipped devices connect seamlessly to the SEMA Cloud to enable remote monitoring. All collected data, including sensor measurements and management commands, are accessible from anyplace, at any time through an encrypted connection.

Measuring 170 mm square and less than 25 mm thick, the AmITX-BW-I fulfills requirements for applications in digital signage, infotainment, medical, and industrial automation that are running in limited-space environments. Adlink’s mini-ITX board also follows the Form, Fit, Function design principle to offer standardized pinout locations and is compatible with the Micro-ATX and regular ATX chassis.

“The AmITX-BW-I extends our Mini-ITX product range for high performance systems. With its enhanced graphics, compact size, and Windows 10 support, this new board offers embedded developers unsurpassed flexibility and cost-effectiveness in the long term,” said Henk van Bremen, senior director of the Adlink Module Computing Product Segment.

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