BVM’s new LS-37K 3.5” SBC based on 6th generation Skylake and 7th generation Kaby Lake Released 11 October 2017
Further extending its 3.5” format industrial grade embedded SBC portfolio, BVM has announced the LS-37K, which offers a 30% performance improvement and power reduction over Ivy Bridge based units when using the 6th generation Skylake Core i7/i5/i3 processors, and even higher improvements when based on the latest 7th generation Kaby Lake. The LS-37K also supports the Intel Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processor; all processors are mounted into the new format FCLGA 1151 socket. The LS-37K is aimed at graphics-rich, heavy computing environments where low power consumption is also a primary requirement for fanless operation in kiosks and similar environments. All options run under the Intel C236 chipset, and the LS-37K is the first desktop platform to support a DDR4 DIMM slot with up to 16 GB of memory running at 1866/2133 MHz.
The graphics engine is the Intel® HD Graphics 530 for Skylake versions, the HD 630 for the Kaby Lake or the HD P530 for the Xeon processor. All decode H.265/HEVC video completely in hardware, significantly more efficiently than previous GPUs. The LS-37K provides high-end media and graphics capabilities for videos, 2D/3D graphics and interactive content, with up to three displays using VGA, DVI-I, Display port, HDMI and LVDS interfaces that are independently controllable to provide advanced solutions for imaging, video processing, machine vision and digital signage applications.
Extensive I/O is provided on board. A Gigabit PHY LAN and a Gigabit LAN port, two SATA III ports supporting Raid 0 and 1, a PCIe x16 port, a PCIE Mini card with optional mSATA support, four USB 3.0 and five USB 2.0 ports, five RS232 and a RS232/422/485 serial port are standard. Power is from an external 9 – 30 VDC source.