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High Reliability Gold Plating Intel Q170 mini-ITX Motherboard

BCM Advanced Research, a global embedded computing solutions provider, an associate member of the Intel® IoT Solutions Alliance and NXP Semiconductor Proven Partner, introduces its MX170QD mini-ITX motherboard built based on the Intel® Skylake platform. The board is equipped with the Intel® Q170 PCH chipset and LGA1151 socket to support the 14nm Intel® Core™ i7, i5, i3 and Celeron processors delivering high computing performance and triple display support via DisplayPort, HDMI and LVDS interfaces.

Gold Plating Pins

The MX170QD is equipped with gold plated pins for its critical connectors such as memory slots, SATA, PCI Express, power, M.2, and USB 3.0 connectors. Additionally, these connectors are locking type. This combination of gold plating and locking ensures superior high speed signal conductivity, wear and corrosion resistance in tough environments, and that critical connections stay connected.

Intel Skylake Q170 mini-ITX motherboard

M.2 and mini-PCIe with mSATA III Support

The MX170QD provides one M.2 and one mini-PCIe expansion interfaces to support full size or half size compact expansion M.2/mini-PCIe modules such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and SSD storage. In addition to the benefit of speeding data transferring rate, these connectors reduce cable management hassle and also enable small enclosure design using the MX170QD motherboard for mobile computing devices or space-constrained applications.

M.2 Socket
Full Size 22 mm x 80 mm
Half Size 22 mm x 42 mm
mini-PCIe Socket
Full Size 30 mm x 50.95 mm
Half Size 30mm x 26.8 mm

Supports Triple Display

The MX170QD supports three independent displays simultaneously via two DisplayPorts, one HDMI and one 18/24-bit LVDS connectors. These high definition graphic interface supports resolution up to 4096×2160 @ 24Hz for DisplayPort and HDMI and 1920x1200 @ 60Hz for LVDS. Max resolution depends on how many displays are active. Please see the table below.

Interface Max Resolution
DisplayPort 4096×2160 @ 24Hz
HDMI 4096×2160 @ 24Hz
LVDS 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
# of Display Max Resolution
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

Other Features

The MX170QD supports Intel® Active Management Technology 10 (Intel® AMT). TPM 2.0 hardware based security feature is optional upon customer's request.


The MX170QD is ideal for applications that require high reliability, higher system and graphics performance, and the ability to process multiple complicated tasks simultaneously. BCM has been working with quite a few clients in medical and retail industry who utilizes our MX170QD in their computing systems such as the photo print kiosk, blood analyzer, neo lighting console system, and point-of-care medical system. Other applications include medical imaging systems, luggage x-ray scanning systems, industrial control and automation, robotics, test & measurement, and digital signal processing. 

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MX170QD (DC Power) Features

MX170QD Intel Skylake Q170 PCH mini-ITX motherboard DC Input

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  • High Reliability Gold Plating Connectors
  • Intel LGA1151 socket supports 14nm Intel 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)
  • 12V, 16 - 24V DC Input (Gold Plated)
  • iAMT 10.0
  • Optional TPM 2.0

Related Products
RX170Q (uATX Platform) Features
RX170Q uses the same Intel Skylake architecture as the MX170QD mini-ITX motherboard except it is built on a bigger form factor, micro ATX or uATX. The board measures 9.6 x 9.6 inches and operated with ATX power.

RX170Q Intel Skylake Q170 PCH uATX motherboard

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  • High Reliability Gold Plating Connectors
  • Intel Skylake Platform supports 6th generation Intel 14nm Core i7/i5/i3 processors
  • Supports 3 Independent Display
  • Video interfaces: 2 x DisplayPort, DVI and LVDS
  • 6 x USB 3.0, 6 x USB 2.0
  • M.2 Expansion Slot (2280 or 2260)
  • 6 x COM Ports
  • Optional TPM 2.0
  • Intel Active Management Technology 10


The MX170QD mini-ITX motherboard is available for shipping. Please contact for pricing and availability.

* All product specifications and product images are subject to change without notice.

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