CT-MCL01 MicroATX motherboard Enhanced Power Drives Computing Performance, Reliability, and Security for Industry 4.0 Applications
Premio Inc., an innovating global industrial ODM/OEM edge-to-cloud solutions provider, released its new CT-MCL01 MicroATX industrial motherboard for rugged IoT processing. The announcement marks Premio’s introduction of products supporting 9th Gen Intel® Core™ — codename: Coffee Lake Refresh — processors. The compact, next-generation motherboard carries numerous features that allow system integrators to take advantage of developments in IoT and connectivity technologies for embedded industrial applications.
“This new motherboard helps system integrators easily incorporate a future-ready processing solution into their final configuration of end-user products,” said Dustin Seetoo, Premio’s director of product marketing. “Our CT-MCL01 industrial-grade motherboard was designed to allow machine builders for industrial applications the ability to harness faster processing and connectivity in embedded IoT technologies.”
The CT-MCL01 has a micro-ATX form factor consisting of reliable industrial-grade components with extended product lifecycle support up to 15 years. The industrial motherboard supports Intel® Core™, Celeron, and Pentium processors ranging from 4- to 8-multi-core performance. Its LGA 1151 socket supports Intel’s Q370 chipset to deliver better performance, stronger security and quicker I/O connectivity to expansions and peripherals. Four DIMM slots support DDR4 2666MHz (up to 128GB) for rapid memory frequency speeds
The industrial motherboard contains two M.2 connectors enhancing device connectivity and storage. One connector keyed to the E position can receive a Wi-Fi 6 card for superior network performance. The other, keyed to the M position, serves as a PCIe x4 interface and supports NVMe storage.
The CT-MCL01 boasts rich I/O and expandability options that bring flexibility and heightened performance to industrial applications. The advanced processing power delivers crisp streaming 4K graphic content to multiple UHD devices via three independent display ports (DP, VGA, DVI-D). The industrial motherboard also features a variety of device connectivity ports: six SATA 6Gb/s buses for mass storage devices, six serial COM (RS-232/422/485) connectors for legacy devices, and 13 available USB ports (USB 3.1 Gen 2, and USB 2.0) for high-speed IoT peripherals. The CT-MCL01 motherboard also offers four PCIe Gen3 expansion slots (one PCIe x16, two PCIe x4 and one PCIe x1) to accommodate dedicated acceleration cards for machine learning and high-speed networking. System integrators and machine builders have the flexibility to populate a wide variety of add-in cards for their industrial applications.
An installed trusted platform module (TPM) counters cybersecurity threats faced in modern industrial deployments. The module delivers boot security and platform integrity at the hardware level to TPM 2.0 standards, preventing malware from affecting critical systems. The TPM root key enables encryption for device applications and data, while also providing password protection authentication to only allow trusted parties access to the system.
The CT-MCL01 MicroATX industrial motherboard was purpose-built to serve the ongoing evolution of Industry 4.0 technologies, especially in terms of reliability. The industrial motherboard’s processing strength and versatility serve as the foundation to robust, future-ready hardware addressing changing demands of industrial computing. Embedded applications focused on kiosks, security and surveillance, transportation, and factory automation can leverage this motherboard for next-generation IoT upgrades.