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* EOL Notice: THE MX280NI IS ON THE PHASE-OUT LIST. BCM is accepting last time buy (LTB) orders through June 14, 2017.  All last time buy orders may be scheduled to ship through June 14, 2018 with a non-cancellable and non-returnable (NCNR) PO. BCM may continue to accept orders for this product on a build to order basis with minimum order quantities. For a replacement product please consider our MX3160N, MX1900J, MX3350 (Apollo Lake still under development. estimated release June 2017). For detail, please read the Official Release [PDF]
MX280NI Thin Mini ITX UL Certified

The MX280NI is a single I/O layer thin mini-ITX motherboard using the Intel® Atom™ N2800 processor and the Intel® NM10 Express Chipset to offer a compact computing design at ultra competitive pricing backed by BCM’s exceptional lifecycle and technology support services.  

The MX280NI “replica motherboard” is now a UL Recognized motherboard. The UL certification creates a seamless transition path for customers looking to move to the low cost MX280NI thin mini-ITX motherboard due to fast diminishing supplies of the original product. OEMs that have built their products on the original motherboard now have a virtually identical replacement in the BCM MX280NI which is aggressively priced to fill the gap with minimum sticker shock including the high cost of recertification.
Product Features
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  • Intel® Atom™ N2800 dual-core 1.86 GHz Processor onboard
  • < 20mm thin mini-ITX (Low Profile)
  • Supports dual display: HDMI, VGA and 18/24-bit Dual-channel LVDS
  • 1 x Half Size Mini-PCIe
  • 1 x Full Size Mini-PCIe shared with mSATA
  • 8 x USB, 2 x COM
  • Fanless Operation
  • Low Profile Design (Thin mini-ITX)
  • Wide Range DC Input
  • UL Certified
BCM MX280NI Atom N2800 CPU onboard

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Product Description
CPU Intel® Atom™ N2800 dual-core 1.86 GHz Processor onboard supports 533 MHz FSB and Hyper-Threading Technology
System Chipset Intel® NM10 Chipset
System Memory Two 204-pin SODIMM support Single Channel DDR3 800/1066 MHz SDRAM 800 MHz up to 4GB (Horizontal Type)
I/O Chip Nuvoton® NCT6776D
Expansion 1 x Half Size Mini-PCIe
1 x Full Size Mini-PCIe (shared with mSATA)
1 x PCIe x1
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 TBA
S3 / S4 Yes
TPM Through TPM Header
Graphics Engine Intel® Integrated Graphic Engine
Display Memory TBA
Display Interfaces VGA: 1920 x 1200
HDMI: 1920 x 1200
LVDS: 18/24 bit Dual-channel  LVDS through Chrontel® CH7511B DP to LVDS, up to 1920x1200
Display Capability Supports Dual Display
Rear Panel I/O
KB/MS ---
Audio 1 x Mic-in and 1 x Line-out
COM (Serial Port) ---
LAN 1 x RJ45
VGA 1 x DB-15
DVI ---
DisplpayPort ---
DC-in 1 x DC-in
Onboard I/O
LVDS 1 x LVDS Connector and 1 x Inverter Header
USB 2 x USB Connectors (4 Ports)
COM (Serial Port) 2 x RS-232 Headers
SATA 1 x SATA II 3.0/Gbs (Blue)
1 x SATA II 3.0/Gbs (Orange, shared with mSATA)
1 x SATA Power Connector
DC-in ---
MIO 1 x LPT Header, 1 x TPM Header, 1 x 4-pin CPU Fan, 1 x 3-pin System Fan, 1 x 8-bit GPIO, 1 x 4-pin Chassis Fan, 1 x Front Audio Header, 1 x SPDIF Header, 1 x AMP Header, 1 x Onboard Buzzer, 1 x Front Panel Header, 1 x ATX Power Input/Output Connector
Audio Codec Realtek® ALC887 HD Audio
LAN1 Intel® 82574L Gigabit Ethernet
LAN2 ---
Mechanical and Environment
Power Type 9 ~ 19V DC-In
Operating Temperature 0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20 ~ 80°C (-4 ~ 176°F)
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
MX280NI Intel® Atom™ N2800 Mini ITX Motherboard
Accessories Included 2 x SATA Power Cable, 2 x I/O Shields
181100000006 500mm length SATAII data cable with latch and 180 deg type
Packaging Note OEM Bulk Packaging
* All product specifications and product images are subject to change without notice. Last update: 1/9/2017

About BCM
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.