Functional upgrade for the Intel® Coffee Lake ATX motherboard IMBA-Q370, which has been in the product range of ICP Germany since 2018: the project-based Thunderbolt PCIe x4 plug-in card TB3-40GDP extends the IMBA-Q370 by two Thunderbolt 3 interfaces. Thunderbolt 3 offers transfer rates of up to 40Gbit/s and thus the possibility to transfer data faster than with USB3. The Thunderbolt card can be used to control displays with 4K, Ethernet or PXI measurement acquisition systems. With the integrated USB3.1 functionality the user has additional transfer rates of 10 Gbit/s on both ports available. The compatibility with USB-C is an advantage here, because the USB-C connector can be used on the TB3-40GDP without an additional adapter. The mainboard itself is equipped with the Intel® Q370 chipset and supports CoreTM i9/i7/i5/i3, Celeron® and Pentium® processors of the ninth and eighth generation. The IMBA-Q370 supports up to 64GB DDR4 memory in dual channel operation on the four slots. In addition, the IMBA-Q370 offers two configurable M.2 ports that provide SATA, USB 2.0, PCIe signals. The system is flexibly expandable by one PCIex1, x8, x16 and two PCIe x4 slots as well as two PCI slots. Further interfaces are eight USB 2.0, four USB 3.0, four RS-232, two RS-232/422/485, one LPT port and eight digital I/O. If you don’t want to use Thunderbolt for connecting displays, there are three independent display outputs with a maximum resolution of 4K UHD (4096×2304) available. These include one HDMI, DP++, VGA or internal DisplayPort (iDP) each, which can be converted to different I/O such as LVDS, DVI or DP using an adapter module.
Six SATA 6Gb/s connectors with RAID 0/1/5/10 functionality are used to connect mass storage devices. The system can also be secured by an optional TPM module.
Upon customer request, ICP Germany assembles the IMBA-Q370 with matching RAM and CPU, so that the CPU board can be used directly at the customer’s site.