DFI, a leading provider of embedded computers and industrial motherboards, introduces a new line of products powered by the 4th generation quad-core and dual-core Intel® Core™ and Xeon® E3-1200 v3 Series processors which are built on 22-nanometer process technology delivering up to 5~15% CPU performance increase compared with the previous generations. These new products come with LGA/BGA-package processors designed together with the Intel® C226/Q87/H81 Express chipsets or the Mobile QM87/HM86 Express chipsets to satisfy vertical markets that require product stability and improve the performances in 3D graphics, lower power consumption, faster and efficient connectivity, and enhanced media capability.
At present, we have 15 embedded products pending release and another 9 products in development that will be released throughout the year. There will be total of 13 embedded motherboards and 11 Computer-on-Modules in production by year end.
Two workstation products (DL631-C226 and DL310-C226) featuring the Xeon® E3-1200 v3 Series processors and Intel® C226 Express chipset, and two desktop products (HD631-Q87 and HD310-Q87) with the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Q87 Express chipset support 4 dual channel DDR3/DDR3L DIMM memory interfaces up to 32GB at 1333/1600MHz when operating at 1.5V. Other desktop form factors (HD100-H81, HD101-H81, HD330-H81, HD630-H81 and HD632-H81) with the Intel® H81 Express chipset are designed with 2 dual channel DDR3/DDR3L 1066/1333/1600MHz SODIMM or DIMM memory interfaces supporting up to 16GB system memory for faster communication between components. The mobile platforms with the Intel® QM87/HM86 Express chipsets (HM100-QM87, HM100-HM86, HM960-QM87, HM960-HM86, HM920-QM87 and HM920-HM86) provide 2 DD3L SODIMM sockets to offer up to 16GB memory interface at 1333/1600MHz.
The integrated 4th generation Intel® HD Graphics engine provides for smooth flash playback and rich 2D/3D graphics with high quality playback, and the Intel® Clear Video Technology supports advanced imaging capabilities for Blu-Ray and other high-definition video processing such as image stabilization, gamut mapping and frame rate conversion. The enhancements in the instructions of Intel®Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) 2.0 or DirectX Video Acceleration provide a significant performance in integer and floating-point-intensive computations which are a key part of digital signal and image processing applications such as medical imaging and weather radar. Targeted at multimedia and medical applications, these DFI’s new products bring improved 3D experience with Graphics APIs, including DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2, and OpenGL 4.0, to allow you to choose the best combination of display outputs in order to suit various application requirements. These products also support 5.1-channel High Definition Audio with S/PDIF audio interface. The table listed below summarizes the comparison of graphics features in DFI's new products:
The ATX embedded motherboards, including DL631-C226, HD631-Q87, HD630-H81 and HD632-H81, supports 2 Intel® Gigabit LAN controllers with increased transmission speed for network-intensive applications. The products, DL631-C226 and HD631-Q87, support 6 Serial COM ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, 6 SATA 3.0 interfaces with the speed rate up to 6Gb/s, 1 LPC connector and 8-bit DIO connector. DL631-C226 is also equipped with a choice of multiple expansions from 2 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x4 and 3 PCI interfaces. The desktop platforms, HD630-H81 and HD632-H81, with the Intel® H81 Express chipset provide 2 Intel® Gigabit LAN controllers, 2 SATA 3.0 (6GB/s) and 2 SATA 2.0 ports (3GB/s) with integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), 1 LPC connector and 8-bit DIO connector. The difference is that HD632-H81 also offers 10 Serial COM ports and 1 Parallel ports, and HD630-H81 contains 1 PCIe x16, 1 PCIe x4, 1 PCIe x1, and 4 PCI interfaces for custom functionalities and peripheral expansions.
DL310-C226, HD310-Q87 and HD330-H81 are microATX motherboards. 2 Intel® Gigabit LAN controllers are used on DL310-C226 and HD310-Q87 platforms to dedicate the faster networking appliance. The two microATX boards also support 6 Serial COM ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Parallel connector, 1 LPC connector, 6 SATA 3.0 interfaces (6Gb/s), and 8-bit DIO connector. 2 PCIe x16, 1 PCIe x4 and 1 PCIe x1 interfaces are designed for the purpose of expansive capabilities. The HD330-H81 desktop form factor with the Intel® H81 Express chipset perfects the cost-efficient I/O, including 2 Intel® Gigabit LAN controllers, 2 Serial COM ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, 1 LPC connector and 8-bit DIO connector for device controls. It also supports 1 PCIe x16, 1 PCIe x4, 2 PCI and 1 Mini PCIe interfaces for the demands of multiple expansions.
HD100-H81, HD101-H81, HM100-QM87 and HM100-HM86 are Mini-ITX embedded motherboards. 2 Intel® Gigabit LAN controllers for optimal networking are available in these Mini-ITX platforms. They are also packed with 2 Serial COM ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 3.0 ports, 2 SATA 3.0 interfaces with data transfer rate up to 6Gb/s, 8-bit DIO connector,1 LPC connector, 1 PCIe x16 interface, and 1 Mini PCIe interface.
HM960-QM87 and HM960-HM86 are Type 6 COM Express Basic form factors. They are designed with the Mobile Intel® QM87/HM86 Express chipsets to offer low-power and enhanced graphic power and improve powerful and flexible I/O, including 1 Intel® Gigabit LAN controller, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports, 4-bit input and 4-bit output GPIO connector, 1 PCIe x16 interface, and 7 PCIe x1 interfaces for customers’ diverse requirements. Besides, HM960-QM87 is equipped with 4 SATA 3.0 ports (6GB/s) for RAID 0/1/5/10 and HM960-HM86 supports 2 SATA 3.0 (6GB/s) and 2 SATA 2.0 ports (3GB/s) in order to promote the storage speed.
HM920-QM87 and HM920-HM86 are Type 2 COM Express Basic form factors with the Mobile Intel® QM87/HM86 Express chipsets. They come with 1 Intel® Gigabit LAN controller, 8 USB 2.0 ports, 1 IDE connector, 4-bit input and 4-bit output GPIO connector, 1 PCIe x16 interface, 6 PCIe x1 interfaces, and 4 PCI interfaces for additional expansions. With the Serial ATA interfaces, HM920-QM87 supports 4 SATA 3.0 ports (6GB/s) for RAID 0/1/5/10 and HM920-HM86 supports 2 SATA 3.0 (6GB/s) and 1 SATA 2.0 ports (3GB/s).
In addition, the workstation platforms with the Intel® C226 Express chipset (DL310-C226 and DL631-C226), the desktop platforms with the Intel®Q87 Express chipset (HD310-Q87 and HD631-Q87), and mobile form factors with the Intel® QM87 Express chipset (HM100-QM87, HM920-QM87 and HM960-QM87) offer a cost-saving solution through better manageability and improved security with a new version of the Intel® vPro™ Technology, including Intel® Active Management Technology 9.0 and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology, which enables you to better manage and secure your computers with client isolation, network filtering, security agents and anti-virus protection.
DFI takes pride in its original Design, Reliable Quality and Efficient Service. We also take pride as being one among the industry who has a complete line of board-level products. We have worked with some of the world’s best known companies from Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region with long business partnership with the top 5 vertical market providers in the field of Gaming, Kiosk, and Banking. We are the "power behind the throne" of these tier 1 partners, offering the best quality products and yet at a very competitive price. DFI will continuously have plans to develop new products. We meet the challenges of new technologies and make a conquest in order to design other ideal and remarkable products for market's various demands. Expect to see DFI grow in the embedded business for the years to come.
Established in 1981, DFI® is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technology worldwide. With more than 32 years of experience, DFI®focuses on innovative design and manufacture of leading-edge board and system level products for embedded applications requiring strict revision control and long life availability. DFI uses the latest technology platforms and manufacturing techniques to produce cost-effective products for use in medical diagnostic & imaging, ATM/POS, industrial control, kiosk, security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, and other embedded applications. As an Associate member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance (IEA), DFI works closely with Intel® on development of next-generation standards-based building blocks, platforms and solutions for the communications and embedded market segments.