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The MX170QD is equipped with the Intel® Q170 chipset and LGA1151 socket to support 6th or 7th generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, and i7 processors, codenamed Kaby Lake and Skylake, as well as Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors, providing high performance with rich expansion slots and high speed I/O interfaces such as multiple PCIe x16/x4/x1, mini-PCIe and M.2 sockets; dual Display Ports, HDMI, LVDS, optional eDP, and USB 3.0 connectors.

The MX170QD is ideal for applications that require high reliability, higher system and graphics performance, and the ability to process multiple complicated tasks simultaneously. These applications include medical imaging systems, luggage x-ray scanning systems, industrial control and automation, robotics, test & measurement, and digital signal processing.

Product Features
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  • High Reliability Gold Plating Connectors
  • Intel LGA1151 socket supports 6th/7th generation 14nm Intel Kaby Lake¹ /  Skylake Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron processors
  • 2 x (Gold Plated) SODIMM slots support up to 32 GB Dual Channel DDR4 system memory
  • Supports 3 Independent Displays
  • 2 x DP (Gold Plated), 1 x HDMI (Gold Plated), 1 x LVDS
  • Optional eDP
  • 4 x SATA III (Gold Plated), 4 x USB 2.0 (Gold Plated), 6 x USB 3.0 (Gold Plated)
  • 2 x COM Ports
  • 1 x PCIe x16 (Gold Plated)
  • 1 x mini-PCIe (Gold Plated) with SATA III support
  • 1 x M.2 (Gold Plated) (2280 or 2242)
  • 1 x 4-pin DC-in (Gold Plated)
  • iAMT 11.0
  • Optional TPM 2.0
  • Kaby Lake processors support OS Win 10 and above; support Win 7 with external video cards
¹ Kaby Lake processor support BIOS will be a running change estimated to be in stock starting late Q3/Q4 2017 implementing important new ME code updates.  Qual-samples are available now on a limited quantity basis.  OS Win 10 and above; support Win 7 with external video cards
MX170QD Intel Skylake Q170 mini-ITX Motherboard

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Product Description
CPU Intel LGA1151 socket supports 6th/7th generation 14nm Intel Kaby Lake¹ /  Skylake Core i7/i5/i3 and Celeron processors
System Chipset Intel® Q170 PCH
System Memory 2 x (Gold Plated) SODIMM slots support up to 32 GB Dual
Channel DDR4 2133 MHz vertical type memory sockets
I/O Chip Nuvoton NCT6106D
Expansion 1 x PCIe x 16 Slot (Gold Plated)
1 x Full/Half Size mini-PCIe (mSATA III Support) (Gold Plated)
1 x M.2 Slot (Gold Plated) (Support 2280 and 2242)
Watchdog Timer Reset: 1 sec. ~ 255min. and 1sec. or 1min./step
H/W Status Monitor Monitoring System Temperature, Voltage, with Auto Throttling Control
Smart Fan Control Yes
S3 / S4 Yes
TPM Optional TPM 2.0
Graphics Engine Intel Integrated HD Graphic
Display Memory 1.7 GB
Display Interfaces HDMI Max Resolution: 4096×2160@24Hz
DP Max Resolution: 4096x2304@60Hz
LVDS Max Resolution: 1920x1200@60Hz
* Max resolution depends on how many displays are active
One Panel Display: 4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Two Panel Displays Concurrently: 2880 x 1800 @ 60 Hz
Three Panel Displays Concurrently: 2304 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
Display Capability Supports 3 Independent Displays
Rear Panel I/O
KB/MS 1 x PS/2 Mouse
Audio Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in
USB 4 x USB 3.0 and 2 x USB 2.0 Connectors
COM (Serial Port) 1 x DB-9 RS-232/422/485 Connector (Gold Flashed)
LAN 2 x RJ-45
VGA n/a
DVI n/a
HDMI 1 x HDMI Connector (Gold Plated)
DisplpayPort 2 x DisplayPort Connectors (Gold Plated)
DC-in n/a
Onboard I/O
LVDS 1 x 18/24 bits Dual Channel LVDS
USB 1 x USB 2.0 Headers (2 Ports Total) (Gold Plated)
1 x USB 3.0 Header (2 Ports Total) (Gold Plated)
COM (Serial Port) 1 x RS-232 (with Voltage Selection) (Gold Flashed)
SATA 4 x SATA III and SATA Power Connectors (Gold Plated)
DC-in 1 x 4-pin DC-in (Gold Plated)
MIO 1 x 8-bit GPIO, 1 x LPC, 1 x SPI, 1 x Front Audio, 1 x Front Panel (Gold Plated), 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan, 1 x 4-pin Chassis Fan, 1 x Cable Type CMOS Battery, 1 x Backlight Locking (Gold Flashed), 1 x Chassis Intrusion Locking Type Header (Gold Flashed)
Audio Codec Realtek ALC892/887 HD Audio
LAN1 Intel i219-LM LAN Controller Gigabit Ethernet
LAN2 Intel i211-AT PCIe LAN Controller Gigabit Ethernet
Mechanical and Environment
Power Type 12V, 16 - 24V DC
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 60°C
Storage Temperature -20 ~ 80°C
Operating Humidity 5% ~ 90% Relative Humidity, Non-condensing
Storage Humidity 5% ~ 90% Relative Humidity, Non-condensing
Form Factor Mini ITX
Dimensions (L) x (W) 6.7” (L) x 6.7” (W)
Weight 0.88 lbs
Ordering Information
Part No. Description
MX170QD Intel Q170 Mini ITX Motherboard with DC Power
Accessory Included 1 x I/O Shield, 1 x DC in power cable, 1 x SATA Power Cable
183000000006 2.00mm pitch 12” length Serial cable
182437200040 2.54mm pitch 14” length Dual port USB cable w/ full height bracket. (USB 2.0)
* All product specifications and product images are subject to change without notice. Last update: 6/9/2017
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BCM Advanced Research (BCM) is a leading developer and manufacturer of x86/ARM RISC embedded industrial motherboards and systems for ODMs and OEM that integrate computing technology into their products. We own a very strong R&D engineering team and operation department based in Southern California in order to provide prompt project develop support and instant problem solving assistance.