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Kontron KTQ87/FLEX - Industrial Micro-ATX Mainboard with Intel® Q87

Supports up to Intel® Core™ i7-4xxx Processor, up to 32GB DDR3 SDRAM


Embedded Flex-ATX Motherboard with Intel®Q87 Chipset and 4th Generation Intel® 22nm Dual and Quad Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium and Celeron CPUs

Based on the latest Intel® 4th generation chipset, the Kontron KTQ87/FLEX embedded motherboard with long-term availability offers ...

The embedded motherboard KTQ87/Flex is based on 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors and the Intel Embedded Q87 chipset. The motherboard offers engineers leading-edge embedded processing performance as well as up to 4K graphics in a compact ATX-compliant footprint. It provides a 35 percent increase in graphics performance compared to its predecessors and a higher floating-point performance as well as improved data en- and decryption while the thermal footprint has practically remained the same. With these improvements and with the long-term availability as well as the high-quality design, the Kontron KTQ87/Flex sets a new benchmark for all mid-range to high-performance embedded applications in markets such as industrial automation, medical, gaming and digital signage.

With the Flex form factor engineers can immediately launch into developing system designs based on the broad, ATX-compliant ecosystem. The high-quality design of the Kontron embedded motherboards with features such as solid capacitors (POSCAP) additionally improves application reliability and availability in the field - even in the harshest of environments.

The Kontron KTQ87/Flex embedded Flex motherboard is based on the Intel® Q87 Express chipset and supports up to 32 gigabytes of DDR3 RAM. It can be equipped either with dual-core or quad-core 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors with up to 3.1 GHz (3.9 GHz for Turbo Boost). For application-specific extension cards it offers one PCI Express x16 Gen 3.0 slot, one PCI Express x4 Gen2.0 (in x16 slot) and one PCI Express x1Gen 2.0. Further peripherals can be connected via four SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0/2.0) and eight USB 2.0 ports.

The Kontron- specific embedded feature connector offers up to 160 GPIO, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) minimizing the BOM and design-in efforts for individual I/O functionality. Complementary, Kontron offers the KT Evaluation Breakout Board, which further simplifies and accelerates system designs by providing direct access to features such as system monitoring, case-open sensing, thermal system management and much more via the feature connector. The embedded motherboard supports up to three independent hi-res displays or a 4K display which are connected via DisplayPort++. This enables direct connection of DisplayPort 1.2 panels and HDMI/DVI monitors with adapter cables. Board support one 18/24bit dual link LVDS interface. Besides the hi-res support, it also features hardware acceleration to dynamically improve video quality and it further supports stereoscopic 3D, adding another dimension to applications such as digital signage, gaming and entertainment. Two GbE LAN – one with Intel® AMT 9.0 – allow for extended networking options and out-of-band management, minimizing the need for on-site maintenance. A wide range of storage media can be connected via six SATA interfaces with 1.5/3/6 Gbit/s and RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality . HD audio, two COM ports and a Trusted Platform Module 1.2 for safety-related applications top off the feature set of the new motherboards.

The boards supports Windows 7 and 8, Windows Embedded Standard 7 and 8, VxWorks, as well as several Linux distributions (Red Hat Enterprise, Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise, Red Flag Linux and Wind River Linux, among others).



CPU SpecIntel® Core™ i7 – 4xxx processor series
Intel® Core™ i5 – 4xxx processor series
Intel® Core™ i3 – future gen4 processor series
Intel® Pentium® – future Haswell processor series
Intel® Celeron® – future Haswell processor series
Socket LGA1150, max. 95W TDP
ChipsetIntel® Q87 Express Chipset
Memory4 DIMM Sockets (1.5V), 1GB - 32GB, Single Channel / Dual Channel DDR3-1333 (CL9) and DDR3-1600 (CL11) SDRAM, unbuffered, no ECC
GraphicsIntel ® HD Graphics 4600 integrated
GT1 or GT2 depending on CPU type
3x Display Port (1x shared with optionalLVDS)
Optional 1x 18/24Bit dual Link LVDS interface
Network2x Intel® GB LAN (1x AMT 9.0 support)
• 1x Intel® Clarkville i218LM (i218-LM with AMT 9.0 support)
• 1x Intel® Pearsonville i218AT
Storage6 x SATA (SATA 150/300/600) w. RAID 0,1,5,10 support
Expansion1 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x4
1 x PCIe x1
1 x PCI
USB4x USB 3.0
8x USB 2.0
(4x USB3.0/USB2.0 Rear IO, 8x USB2.0 Internal Header)
Serial2x RS232
Front I/O4x USB 3.0/2.0
3x Display port
2x RJ45 LAN
2x3 mini Audio Jack tower
HD Audio 7.1 channel surround sound
OtherDAC up to 160 GPIO
KT embedded feature port with ADC
Intel® AES security
No Tantalum capacitors on board
Only Japanese brand Solid capacitors rated for 100 °C used on board
Power ManagementACPI 3.0


ElectricalATX/BTX (w. ATX+12V) PSU, 24-pin and 4-pin
MechanicalFlex-ATX: 9" x 7,5" (22,86 cm x 19,05 cm)
Conformal CoatingN/A
SoftwareWin7, WES7 32/64bit, Win8, WES8
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0 to +60°C
It is the customer’s responsibility to provide sufficient airflow around each of the components to keep them within allowed temperature range.
Temperature range (storage): -20°C to 70°C
Lower limit of storage temperature is defined by specification restriction of on-board CR2032 battery. Board with battery has been verified for storage temperature down to -40°C by Kontron
Humidity(operation) 10% - 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
(storage) 5% - 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
VibrationIAW IEC 60068-2-64, Test Fh, Random Vibration. 90 min per axis, 3 axes, at 1.9 grms, with PSD: 10-20 Hz: 0.05 g²/Hz and 20-500 Hz: -3dB/octave.
ShockIAW IEC 60068-2-27, Test Ea, shock, 18 shocks 3 per axis, 6 directions.
Shock pulse 50g, 11ms halfsine.
MTBF464.021 / 329.037 hours @ 40°C / 50°C
Safety/CertificationIEC 60950-1: 2005, 2nd Edition
UL 60950-1
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
Product Category: Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment
Product Category CCN: NWGQ2, NWGQ8
File number: E194252
EMCAll Peripheral interfaces intended for connection to external equipment are ESD/ EMI protected.
EN 61000-4-2:2000 ESD Immunity
EN55022:1998 class B Generic Emission Standard
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

KTQ87/FLEX-ATX Motherboard with Intel®Q87 Chipset and 4th Generation Intel® 22nm Dual and Quad Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium and Celeron CPUs
Accessories1056-0044 Intel Celeron-1820 GT1 TBD 2C 2M LGA1150 35W
1055-5249 Intel Pentium-3420 GT1 3.2GHz, 2C 3MB, 54W, LGA1150
1055-5247 Intel Core i3-4330 GT2 3.5GHz, 3C 4MB, 54W, LGA1150
1054-9757 Intel Core i5-4570S, 3.60 GHz, quad Core, 6MB Cache, 65W, FCLGA1150, Embedded
1054-9752 Intel Core i7-4770S, 3.90 GHz, quad Core, 8MB Cache, 65W, FCLGA1150, Embedded

1054-3706 DDR3, 1GB, 240P, 1600MHZ, PC3-12800 DIMM
1054-3707 DDR3, 2GB, 240P, 1600MHZ, PC3-12800 DIMM
1054-3708 DDR3, 4GB, 240P, 1600MHZ, PC3-12800 DIMM
1052-5601 DDR3, 8GB, 240P, 1600MHZ, PC3-10600 DIMM

1046-6305 Active Cooler for Socket H2 (LGA1155) ZIF Socket CPU
826602 Accessory kit for KTQ87, KTH81
910000005 LVDS Connector for cable

1045-5779 DP to VGA Adapter
1045-5780 DP to DVI Adapter
1045-5781 DP to HDMI Adapter

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