Axiomtek announced the release of a new PICMG 1.3 form factor CPU board, SHB160, in the second quarter of this year.
The appearance of new boards in the PICMG 1.3 form factor is rare, so special attention should be paid to the new model SHB160. Its key features are:
- Support for Intel Core i Alder Lake CPU generation. The architecture of the new model is built around the LGA1700 socket, computing logic based on R680E/H610E/Q670E chipsets. A Q670E variation is planned for release later, closer to the Q3 quarter. Support for processors up to 125W.
- M.2 slot with support for NVMe storage. M/E key, size 2280, PCIe x4 bus (models based on R680E/Q670E).
- Two 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports. Two independent Intel I225-LM controllers supporting Wake-on-LAN, PXE Boot ROM, TSN, Intel AMT with Intel vPro (model based on R680E), and Intel I225-V with Wake-on-LAN support, PXE Boot ROM.
- Up to 6 USB 3.2 ports are supported. Two USB 3.0 Gen2 ports are available by default from the processor board, internal four USB 3.0 Gen1 ports are available via additional brackets.
- An internal LPT port. Can be used with an additional bracket on the back panel of the cross-platform system.
- Two variations are available for order: one with PCIe x4 and PCIe x1. BIOS firmware with default support for 1xPCIe x16, 1xPCIe x4 (or 4xPCIe x1), 4xPCI expansion slots. Variation available for all chipsets.
The new CPU board SHB160 is a unique novelty for building cross-platform systems with support for a large number of PCIe and PCI expansion slots. It is especially worth highlighting the fact that the form factor, which for the modern IT market seems somewhat strange and even outdated for some reason, is still relevant in the industrial segment and is able to surprise with the support of the most modern technologies.