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EHL171/EHL173|Intel®|Industrial Motherboards|DFI

Home Industrial Motherboards Mini-ITX EHL171/EHL173
  • Intel Atom® Processor X Series
  • 2 DDR4 SODIMM up to 32GB
  • 3 Independent Displays: 1 DP++/VGA, 1 HDMI/ DP++, 1 eDP/LVDS
  • Multiple Expansion: 1 M.2 B Key, 1 M.2 E Key, 1 PCIe x4 (x2 signal)
  • Rich I/O: 2 x 2.5GbE, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, 6 COM, up to 4 USB 2.0
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q1' 36 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)

Status : Launched QUOTE NOW

Wide-temp: -40°C~85°C
Wide Voltage: 9~36V DC-in
4K2K Display
Multiple Expansion
Triple Independent Display
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RoHS Certification
CE Certification
FCC Certification
UKCA Certification

EHL171/EHL173 Related Tags

#Windows 10#IoT#Windows 11#Intel#4K2K Display#Windows#Linux#HDMI#VGA#DP#Multiple Expansion#DDR4#RoHS Certification#CE Certification#FCC Certification#Intel® Atom® Processors Elkhart Lake X Series #2.5G Ethernet#UKCA Certification
Mini-ITX Motherboard Front
Mini-ITX Motherboard Back
Mini-ITX Motherboard Side
Mini-ITX Motherboard I/O
Intel Atom® X Series Processors, BGA 1493
Intel® Atom® x6425E Processor, Quad Core, 1.5M Cache, 2.0GHz (3.0GHz), 12W
Intel® Atom® x6211E Processor, Dual Core, 1.5M Cache, 1.3GHz (3.0GHz), 6W
Intel® Atom® x6413E Processor, Quad Core, 1.5M Cache, 1.5GHz (3.0GHz), 9W
Intel® Celeron® J6413 Processor, Quad Core, 1.5M Cache, 1.8GHz (3.0GHz), 10W
Two 260-pin SODIMM up to 32GB
Dual channel DDR4 up to 3200MHz (in-band ECC support in embedded/industrial SKU)
AMI SPI 256Mbit (supports UEFI boot only)
Intel® UHD Graphics
OpenGL 4.5, DirectX 12, Open CL 1.2, Vulkan 1.1
HW Decode: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, VC1/WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H.265, VP8, VP9
HW Encode: AVC/H.264, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H.265, VP9
1 x DP++ (Colay VGA, MOQ required)
1 x HDMI 2.0 (Colay DP++, MOQ required)
1 x eDP/LVDS (eDP in priority)
HDMI: resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 24Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz
eDP: resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz
VGA: resolution up to 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
LVDS: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
Triple Displays
1 x PCIe x4 (Default: PCIe x1 signal with M.2 B key active/ Opt: PCIe x2 signal with M.2 B key inactive)
1 x M.2 2242/2280/3052 B Key (PCIe x1/SATA/USB2.0)
1 x M.2 2230 E Key (PCIe x1/USB2.0)
1 x Nano SIM socket (connected to M.2 B key)
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC888
-40~85°C: 2 x Intel® I225IT (10/100/1000/2500Mbps) or
-5~65°C: 2 x Intel® I225LM (10/100/1000/2500Mbps)
Rear I/O
2 x 2.5GHz RJ45
2 x USB 3.2 Gen2
2 x USB 3.2 Gen1
1 x HDMI /DP++ (opt., MOQ required)
1 x DP++ /VGA (opt., MOQ required)
1 x Line-out
Internal I/O
2 x RS-232/422/485 (RS-232 w/ power) (2.0mm pitch)
4 x RS-232 (2.0mm pitch)
4 x USB 2.0 (2.0mm pitch) or
2 x USB 2.0 (2.00mm pitch) + 1 x Vertical USB 2.0 (type A) (opt., MOQ required)
1 x eDP LCD Panel Connector (Colay LVDS LCD, auto-detection)
1 x LCD/Inverter Power
1 x S/PDIF
1 x Line-in/Mic-in
2 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s) (one SATA port shared with M.2 B key)
1 x 8-bit DIO
1 x SMBus
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
fTPM (default)
dTPM (option)
Single 12V +/-10% DC (EHL171) (DC-In jack by default)
Wide Range 9~36V (EHL173) (4P vertical type by default)
DC-in Jack
Right Angle Connector (4-pin)
Vertical Type Connector (4-pin)
Idle: Celeron J6413 10W: 12V @ 0.66A (7.92W)
Max: Celeron J6413 10W: 12V @ 1.98A (23.76W)
RTC Battery
CR2032 Coin Cell
OS Support
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 11 22H2
Operating: -5 to 65°C, -40 to 85°C
Storage: -40 to 85°C
Operating: 5 to 90% RH
Storage: 5 to 90% RH
MTBF 349,721 hrs @ 25°C; 236,303 hrs @ 45°C; 164,112 hrs @ 60°C; 82,397 hrs @ 85°C;
Calculation model: Telcordia Issue 4
Environment: GB, GC – Ground Benign, Controlled
Mini-ITX Form Factor 170mm (6.7") x 170mm (6.7")
PCB: 1.6mm
Top Side: TBD
Standards and Certifications
Packing List
Packing List
1 EHL171/EHL173 motherboard
1 COM port cable (Length: 250mm, 1 x COM ports), A81-015011-001G
1 Serial ATA data & power cable w/lock (Length: 300mm), A81-002013-000G
1 Heat sink
-(Height: 32mm) for Wide Temp X series CPU, A71-008157-020G
-(Height: 32mm) for Normal Temp J series CPU, A71-008157-030G
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Ordering Information
  • Model Name Part Number Description
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Intel Atom x6425E processor, 2 SODIMM, 1 DP++, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 2 RS-232, 4 RS-232/422/485, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 USB 2.0, 12V DC, Fanless, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Intel Atom J6413 processor, 2 SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 2 RS-232, 4 RS-232/422/485, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 USB 2.0, 12V DC, Fanless, -5 to 65°C
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Intel Atom x6425E processor, 2 SODIMM, 1 DP++, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 2 RS-232, 4 RS-232/422/485, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 USB 2.0, Vertical Type 9~36V DC, Fanless, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Intel Atom x6211E processor, 2 SODIMM, 2 DP++, 2 LAN, 2 RS-232, 4 RS-232/422/485, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 USB 2.0, Vertical Type 9~36V DC, Fanless, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Intel Atom x6413E processor, 2 SODIMM, 1 DP++, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 2 RS-232, 4 RS-232/422/485, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 USB 2.0, Vertical Type 9~36V DC, Fanless, -40 to 85°C
  • Model Name :
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Intel Atom J6413 processor, 2 SODIMM, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 2 LAN, 2 RS-232, 4 RS-232/422/485, 2 USB 3.2 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen1, 4 USB 2.0, Vertical Type 9~36V DC, Fanless, -5 to 65°C
Optional Items
  • Item Name Part Number Description
  • Item Name :
    USB port cable
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Length: 200mm
  • Item Name :
    COM port cable
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Length: 250mm, 1 x COM port
  • Item Name :
    Serial ATA data & power cable w/lock
    Part Number :
    Description :
    Length: 300mm
  • Item Name :
    I/O shield w/ icon
    Part Number :
    Description :
    DC in, VGA/HDMI, Standard type
    DC in, DP/HDMI, Standard type
    DC in, DP/DP, Standard type
    DC in, VGA/DP, Standard type

Dominate Edge Computing: EHL Series Based on Ultra Low Power Intel® Atom™ x6000 Series

DFI's new-gen EHL Series embedded computing solutions powered by the Intel® Atom™ x6000 series processors are tailored to enhance the management and synergy of IoT devices. The new SoC delivers a 1.7x improvement in single-thread performance and up to 2x performance improvement in graphics than the previous generation. The performance enhancement enables remote industrial controlling devices, Kiosk,medical moniroting devices, or mobile AGV/AMR to quickly respond to edge events and optimize the efficiency of synchronization and collaboration between edge devices through intelligent management for a more comprehensive and seamless system of automation.

Power IoT in Various Scenarios

As IT infrastructures are moving to the edge, they emphasize real-time responsiveness, low power consumption, and environmental resilience of devices more. DFI specially designs the EHL series industrial motherboards, computers on module, and fanless embedded systems based on Intel® Atom™ x6000 processors. Besides having boards in form factors ranging from SBC and Mini-ITX, to COM Express Compact and COM Express Mini, DFI also provides small industrial computers that can easily overcome environmental constraints on IoT device deployment by operating efficiently at -40 to 85°C. From SBC, Mini-ITX, COM Express Compact, COM Express Mini, to small PCs, the EHL series offers more options on computing performance ranging from 4.5W to 12W, and ensures to operate efficiently with the ambient temperature at -40 ~ 85°C to achieve IoT devices management and real-time response in various industrial controls, AGV/robot control, remote medical monitoring, medical display, and transportation management.

Latency Free in Data Transmission

The independent 2.5G LAN provides amazingly faster transfer experience than the generic 1G LAN, and can simultaneously optimize the synergy between edge devices to be more real-time and seamless by the built-in in-band management functions, vPro and AMT. On the other hand, the EHL series also supports broadband wireless transmission 5G and Wifi 6, eliminating the limits that the cables bring for device deployment.

Fast and Diverse Connectivity

The EHL series leverages the high-speed PCIe Gen3 signal to achieve significant optimization in expansion and connection. In addition to DDR4-3200 memory supporting up to 32G, the EHL series also provides PCIe x4 and PCIe x1 slots, M.2 B & E key, nano SIM slots, and various I/Os such as LAN, COM, USB 3.2 Gen2, and SATA that greatly enhance the responsiveness of edge control, expansion, and connectivity.

Triple 4K HDR deliver stunning visuals

The EHL series can connect up to three 4K Ultra HD independent displays at the same time, providing a delicate and fast display of every detail for an unparalleled visual experience in industrial, retail, and shopping mall digital signage applications.

Robust Remote Manageability

The EHL series introduces vPro and AMT, which were supported only on desktop and server models, into the Atom platform to monitor as well as manage remote devices and update their operating systems and software through in-band signaling by Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet. Even when the operating system is down, the out-of-band management function can recover the system and application easily to reduce the downtime.

100% In-house Boards

From design, development, to production, DFI’s motherboards follow the 100% in-house production principle, guaranteeing manufacture quality and information confidentiality. Developed on the basis of these boards and integrated into durable chassis, our embedded systems are also ensured by turnkey services and timely post-sales assistance.

Industrial-grade Long Term Support

Long life cycle support, no risk occurred. With product life cycle support of up to 15 years, DFI guarantees performance, quality, and future repair and replacement.

Working with DFI

DFI’s Customization Services (DCS) comes with full support and industry expertise from a dedicated team to provide you exclusive services in design, production, warranty, repairs, and life cycle management. In order to make the project as easy as possible for you, DFI will closely work with you to learn your design requirements and offer real-time technical support as you develop the solution to reduce your development cost and effort.

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