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Kontron pITX-E38 - 2.5" Pico-ITX Motherboard with Intel® Atom™ E38XX

Up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 5V Powered, GBit LAN, SATA & USB3


The pITX-E38 form factor is ideal for compact PC applications. Due to its small size (100 x 72mm) it’s easily integrated into virtually any system with severe space constraints and/or thermal restrictions, where other form factor simply will not fi t the requirements. The compact size of pITX-E38 gives the board a unique advantage over traditional PC based motherboards like the mITX or Flex to become the preferred choice in any compact applications. The industry target for smaller size and lower power plays a bigger role these days. The pITX form factor is becoming more popular due to its increasing performance and substantial range of connectivity options, while still maintaining its compact size and low power consumption. Not only are pITX-E38 compact in size, but it also offers leading edge CPU and GPU performance with the next generation Intel® Atom™ System on Chip (SoC) and a large variety of high-speed interfaces.

The pITX-E38 offers two display outputs delivering high resolution video content to LVDS driven panels or Display Port monitor as well as 3D graphics performance in a low power envelope. Not only does the low power Intel Atom™ Core provide high resolution video playback, 3D graphics and CPU core performance, but it also offers a wide range of standard interfaces. This makes the pITX-E38 board ideal for applications where compact size and standard interfaces like Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, mSATA & mPCIe are desired in a low power environment. Supporting OS bootable high capacity, high speed microSD media cards shrinks the footprint even more as applications do not necessarily require external use of SSD or HDD devices connected to the SATA port. Furthermore, the pITX-E38 board supports high-speed DDR3L memory modules which can be operated over a wide temperature range, with a passively Intel® Atom™ core cooled environment and powered by a single supply of 5Volts. The pITX-E38 supports a wide variety of Embedded and non-Embedded operating systems and 7 years supply longevity.



CPU SpecIntel Bay Trail FCBGA1170 Type 3 27x25mm 0.593 Ball Pitch
Three versions available:
Intel® Atom™ E3845 (4x1.91GHz, 10W)
Intel® Atom™ E3826 (2x1.46GHz, 7W)
Intel® Atom™ E3815 (1x1.46GHz, 5W)

Passive cooler fitted to Intel® Atom™ E3815
Active cooler fitted to Intel® Atom™ E3826 and E3845 variants
Memory1x DDR3L SODIMM socket supporting single-channel unbuffered DDR3L 1066/1333MHz (PC3-8500/PC3-10600)
pITX-E3815/E3826 supports only DDR3-1066MHz
Up to 4GB (Intel specification) however Kontron has qualified 8GB
GraphicsIntel® Gen7 Graphics, OpenGL 3.0, OpenCL 1.2, DX11, H.264, MPEG2, MCV, VC-1, VP8
2x independent graphic outputs
1x DP (DisplayPort) v1.1a, up to 2560x1600
1x LVDS dual channel 24bit, up to 1920x1200. LVDS panels up to 2 pixels per clock, 24 bit colors (VESA/JEIDA). Based on DP to LVDS converter type PTN3460BS.
Network1x RJ45 10/100/100 Mb/s Ethernet (LAN Intel I210 ”Springville”)
Storage1x SATA 2.0
1x mSATA (shared with mPCIe)
Note: microSD card booting not supported
Expansion1x mPCIe® 2.0 port (x1 lane, shared with mSATA)
1x microSD card slot for I/O cards only
USB3x USB 2.0
1x USB2.0/3.0
(2 on front I/O, 2 internal)
Serial2x Serial ports (RS232) (TTL only) on internal 5-pin connector
AudioHD Analog audio interface (Line-In, Line-Out, Mic-In)
Other8x GPIOs
Solid Capacitors with Conductive Polymer rated for 105 °C used on board
Contains exchangeable 3.0V Lithium battery for on-board Real Time Clock and CMOS RAM (7 year life)
Power ManagementACPI 3.0


ElectricalSingle supply 5V DC
+5V single supply via either Vin-Int. (4-pin connector) or Vin-Ext. connector (DC Connector RA 2mm locking type)
E3845: 6.25W CPU idle Windows 7, 11.35W 100% CPU load Windows 7
E3826: 5.65W CPU idle Windows 7, 9.05W 100% CPU load Windows 7
E3815: 4.24W CPU idle Windows 7, 6.6W 100% CPU load Windows 7
MechanicalPico-ITX form factor: 100 x 72 mm ±0.2 mm (complete with all connectors 100 x 80 mm)
Height approx. 46 mm (including heat-sink with fan)
Conformal CoatingN/A
SoftwareWEC7, WES7, WES8, Win7, Win8,
Linux, Linux Yocto
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -25ºC to 75ºC
It is the customer's responsibility to provide sufficient airflow around each of the components to keep them within the allowed temperature range
Temperature range (storage): -20°C to 70°C
Lower limit of storage temperature is defined by specification restriction of on-board BR2032 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.
MTBFBoard: 414.670 / 183.190 hours @ 40°C / 75°C (values are without the active cooler used)
Co0ler: 70000 Hours @ 40°
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
EN55022:2006+A1:2007 class B Generic Emission Standard.
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

Board810602-4500 pITX-E38 E3815
Ultrasmall 2.5" Pico-ITX board with Intel® Atom™ E3815 single core System on Chip (SoC) incl. passive cooler and Battery module

810601-4500 pITX-E38 E3826
Ultrasmall 2.5" Pico-ITX board with Intel® Atom™ E3826 dual core System on Chip (SoC) incl. passive cooler and Battery module

810600-4500 pITX-E38 E3845
Ultrasmall 2.5" Pico-ITX board with Intel® Atom™ E3845 quad core System on Chip (SoC) incl. active cooler and Battery module
DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 1GB E2 DDR3 SDRAM, 204pin, Speed = 800MHz / DDR3L-1600 / 1.35V / PC3-12800, industrial temperature -40°C to +85°C
DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 2GB E2 DDR3 SDRAM, 204pin, Speed = 800MHz / DDR3L-1600 / 1.35V / PC3-12800, industrial temperature -40°C to +85°C
DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 4GB E2 DDR3 SDRAM, 204pin, Speed = 800MHz / DDR3L-1600 / 1.35V / PC3-12800, industrial temperature -40°C to +85°C
DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 8GB E2DDR3 SDRAM, 204pin, Speed = 800MHz / DDR3L-1600 / 1.35V / PC3-12800, industrial temperature -40°C to +85°C

DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 204pin, Speed = 800MHz / DDR3L-1600 / 1.35V / PC3-12800
DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 204pin, Speed = 800MHz / DDR3L-1600 / 1.35V / PC3-12800
DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 204pin, Speed = 800MHz / DDR3L-1600 / 1.35V / PC3-12800

25HK-AB-050A400-D5-1 PSU, 5V, 4A, 2.1mm jack, ideal for pITX boards

03101-0000-00-S4 Universal Accessory-Kit for x86 Pico-ITX
Accessory kit includes:
• 5V 4A AC/DC Adapter
• Power leads
• Two USB cables (KAB-USB-2 - 96054-0000-00-2)
• One SATA cables (KAB-SATA-1 - 96079-0000-00-1)
• One 44 pin IDE cable (KAB-IDE-2MM - 96021-0000-00-0)
• One audio cable (KAB-SOUND-CMP-2 - 96063-0000-00-1)
• One KAB-ADAPT-DSUB-9 (96077-0000-20-0)
• One Power/Reset Push Button Set (60905-0000-00-0)
• One LCD backlight prototpying cable (62038 - KAB-BL-PROTO-10-1)
• 5V AC adapter and UK mains lead

821520 LCD cable for LG.Philips LM150X08
820971 LDI Evaluation Kit contains of: 820975 LDI module, 821521 Evaluation Cable Kit and 1027-3591 LVDS Cable 2x40p conn 405 mm

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