Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel®Q87Chipset and 4th Generation Intel® 22nm Dual and Quad Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium and Celeron CPUs.
  • 4th Generation Intel® 22nm Dual and Quad Core i7, i5, i3, Pentium & Celeron® CPUs with Intel® Q87 Lynx Point PCH
  • Long term available Embedded mITX motherboard
  • High performance CPU, graphics, and media performance supporting 3 independent displays pipes
  • Graphics APIs DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.x, OpenCL 1.2
  • 3x Display Port for fl exible, high resolution display drive
  • 2x DDR3L/DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16GB DDR3 Memory
  • 2 x Intel Gigabit-LAN
  • 5x serialATA 6Gbit/s
  • AMT 9.0 support
  • 1 x mPCIe, 1 x mSATA
  • TPM 1.2
  • Kontron embedded feature connector with ADC, DAC up to 160 GPIO
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The new embedded Mini-ITX motherboard KTQ87/mITX is based on 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors and the Intel Embedded Q87 chipset. The new 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/mITX 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 Mini-ITX 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/mITX embedded Mini-ITX motherboard is based on the Intel® Q87 Express chipset and supports up to 16 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 Gen 3.0 slot as well as one Mini-PCIe. Further peripherals can be connected via four SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) and ten 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. 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 plus the mSATA (mini-SATA) socket for state-of-the-art, on-board SSD. 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).


Form Factor Mini-ITX
Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.7” x 6.7”

(17,0 cm x 17,0 cm
CPU Supports:

4th Generation Intel® 22nm Dual and Quad Core i7, i5, i3,Pentium & Celeron® CPU

Intel® Core i5-4570S GT2 2.9Ghz, 65W

Intel® Core i7-4770S GT2 3.1Ghz, 65W

Intel® Core i3-4330 GT2 3.5GHz, 54W

Intel® Pentium-3420 GT1 3.2GHz, 54W

Intel® Celeron-G1820TE GT1 2.2GHz, 35W
Chipset Intel® Q87
Main Memory Up to 16 GB DDR3

(max. 2x 8 GB)
Front Side Bus Up to 20 GB/s point-to-point DMI 2.0 interface to PCH

Four lanes in each direction
Graphics Controller Intel ® HD Graphics 4600 integrated

GT1 or GT2 depending on CPU type
Graphics 3x Display Port

(1x PCIe x16)
Ethernet Controller 1x Intel® Clarkville i218LM (with AMT 9.0 support)

1x Intel® Pearsonville i211AT
Ethernet 2x Intel® GB LAN (1x AMT 9.0 support)
Hard Disk 5 x SATA (SATA 150/300/600) w. RAID 0,1,5,10 support

1x mSATA (w. USB, LPC)
Parallel Port n/a
PCI n/a
PCI Express / PCI support 1x PCIe x16
Mini-PCI 1x mini-PCI Express (w. USB)
USB 4x USB 3.0/2.0

6x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 Firewire n/a
Serial 2x RS232
Rear I/O 4x USB 3.0/2.0

3x Display port

2x RJ45 LAN

2x3 mini Audio Jack tower
Audio Controller VT1708S

HD Audio 7.1 channel surround sound
Keyboard n/a
Special Features DAC up to 160 GPIO


KT embedded feature port with ADC

Intel® AES security

ATX power supply only!
BIOS Phoenix
Power Management ACPI 3.0
Operation Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Operating System Win7, WES7 32/64bit, Win8, WES8


Compliance EN 61000-4-2:2000 ESD Immunity

EN55022:1998 class B Generic Emission Standard

IEC 60950-1: 2005, 2nd Edition

UL 60950-1

CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

IEC 60068-2-27

IEC 60068-2-29

IEC 60068-2-64




Datasheet KTQ87/mITX
[ ktq87-mitx.pdf, 1.08 mb, 2016/05/18 ]


KTD-N0882 KTQ87 Users Guide
[ ktd-n0882-j_ktq87---kth81-users-guide.pdf, 4.73 mb, 2016/05/17 ]


BF (Burn Flash). EXE latest version
bf.exe used to upgrade/modify BIOS on MB's and SBC's. Latest version v7.73 dated 2014-08-13. It's recommended to always use the latest version.
[ bfv7.73.zip, 0.76 mb, 2014/09/26 ]

KTQ87 BIOS version 18e
[ ktq8718e.zip, 5.56 mb, 2014/09/25 ]

KTQ87 BIOS version 19
[ ktq8719.zip, 5.58 mb, 2015/01/13 ]

KTQ87 BIOS version 23
[ ktq8723.zip, 5.58 mb, 2015/02/24 ]

Chipset Drivers

KTQ87 Chipset v9.4.0.1017
[ ktq87-chipset-v9.4.0.1017.zip, 5.02 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTQ87 ME v9.0.2.1345
[ ktq87-me-v9.0.2.1345.zip, 58.74 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

[ ktq87-tpm.zip, 74.11 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTQ87 USB3.0 Win7 v2.5.0.19
[ ktq87-usb3.0-win7-v2.5.0.19.zip, 5.23 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Board Support Packages

KTQ87-Linux-BSP-R01.00 (Release Candidate)  [restrictions apply]
[ kontron_linux_bsp_ktq87_mitx_r01.00.zip, 258.9 mb, 2015/08/18 ]

KTQ87_Linux-BSP-R01.00_Release Note (Release Candidate)  [restrictions apply]
[ kontron_linux_bsp_ktq87_mitx_releasenotes_r01.00.pdf, 0.28 mb, 2015/08/18 ]

Ethernet Drivers

KTQ87 LAN v18_3
[ ktq87-lan-v18_3.zip, 171.6 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Sound Drivers

KTQ87 Audio v10500d
[ ktq87-audio-v10500d.zip, 124.78 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Video Drivers

KTQ87 Graphics Win7 32b v15319
[ ktq87-graphics-win7-32b-v15319.zip, 114.41 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTQ87 Graphics Win7 64b v15319
[ ktq87-graphics-win7-64b-v15319.zip, 146.78 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTQ87 Graphics Win8 32b v15319
[ ktq87-graphics-win8-32b-v15319.zip, 114.41 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTQ87 Graphics Win8 64b v15319
[ ktq87-graphics-win8-64b-v15319.zip, 146.78 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Cable Specifications

PN 821035 Cable SATA 500mm
[ 821035-cable-sata-500mm.pdf, 0.16 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

PN 821515 Open End LVDS Cable 572mm
[ 821515-open-end-lvds-cable-572mm.pdf, 0.25 mb, 2014/08/19 ]

PN 821155 Cable LVDS Open-End 1080mm
[ 821155-cable-lvds-open-end-1080mm.pdf, 0.26 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

PN 821017 Cable COM2 100mm 2.54
[ 821017-cable-com2-100mm-2.54.pdf, 0.13 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

PN 821016 Cable COM2 200mm 2.54
[ 821016-cable-com2-200mm-2.54.pdf, 0.18 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

PN 821401 Bracket Dual USB Cable
[ 821401-bracket-dual-usb-cable.pdf, 0.23 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

PN 821042 Cable Front Panel Open-End
[ 821042-cable-front-panel-open-end.pdf, 0.16 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

PN 1052-5885 Cable Feature 44pol 1to1 300mm
[ 1052-5885-cable-feature-44pol-1to1-300mm.pdf, 0.13 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

RAID Drivers

KTQ87 RST Win7-8 v12.5.0.1066
[ ktq87-rst-win7-8-v12.5.0.1066.zip, 15.89 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Mechanical Drawings

KTQ87-mITX 2D Drawing DXF
[ ktq87-mitx-2d-drawing-dxf.zip, 0.37 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

[ ktq87-mitx_io_shield_pnxxxxxxxx.pdf, 0.2 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTQ87-mITX 2D Drawing PDF
[ ktq87-mitx-2d-drawing-pdf.pdf, 0.32 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTQ87-mITX 3D Drawing PDF
[ ktq87-mitx-3d-drawing-pdf.pdf, 3.86 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Tech Spec Sheet

Tech Specs MINI-ITX
[ tech-spec_mini-itx.pdf, 0.52 mb, 2016/02/29 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 0.37 mb, 2015/11/19 ]


KTQ87/mITX Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel®Q87Chipset and 4th Generation Intel® 22nm Dual and Quad Core i7/i5/i3, Pentium and Celeron CPUs. more
Intel Celeron-1820
Intel Celeron-1820 Intel Celeron-1820 GT1 TBD 2C 2M LGA1150 35W  
Intel Pentium-3420
Intel Pentium-3420 Intel Pentium-3420 GT1 3.2GHz, 2C 3MB, 54W, LGA1150  
Intel Core i3-4330
Intel Core i3-4330 Intel Core i3-4330 GT2 3.5GHz, 3C 4MB, 54W, LGA1150  
Intel Core i5-4570S
Intel Core i5-4570S Intel Core i5-4570S, 3.60 GHz, quad Core, 6MB Cache, 65W, FCLGA1150, Embedded  
Intel Core i7-4770S
Intel Core i7-4770S Intel Core i7-4770S, 3.90 GHz, quad Core, 8MB Cache, 65W, FCLGA1150, Embedded  


DDR3-1600 DIMM 2GB
DDR3-1600 DIMM 2GB DDR3, 2GB, 240P, 1600MHZ, PC3-12800 DIMM  
DDR3-1600 DIMM 4GB
DDR3-1600 DIMM 4GB DDR3, 4GB, 240P, 1600MHZ, PC3-12800 DIMM  
DDR3-1600 DIMM 8GB
DDR3-1600 DIMM 8GB DDR3, 8GB, 240p, 1600MHZ, PC3-12800 DIMM  
DDR3-1333 DIMM 1GB ECC DDR3, 1GB, 240P, 1333MHZ, PC3-10600 DIMM  
DDR3-1333 DIMM 2GB
DDR3-1333 DIMM 2GB DDR3, 2GB, 240P, 1333MHZ, PC3-10600 DIMM  
DDR3-1333 DIMM 8GB
DDR3-1333 DIMM 8GB DDR3, 8GB, 240P, 1333MHZ, PC3-10600 DIMM  
DDR3-1333 DIMM 4GB
DDR3-1333 DIMM 4GB DDR3, 4GB, 240P, 1333MHZ, PC3-10600 DIMM  
Active Cooler for KTQ67/ KTQ77 / KTQ87/ KTH81
Active Cooler for KTQ67/ KTQ77 / KTQ87/ KTH81 Active Cooler for Socket H2 (LGA1155) ZIF Socket CPU more
LGA775 Cooler for KT965-, KTQ45- and KTG41-family
LGA775 Cooler for KT965-, KTQ45- and KTG41-family Socket775 Active Cooler for the KTQ45, KTG41& KT965 family of Motherboards more
Cable COM2 100mm Bracket
Cable COM2 100mm Bracket Cable COM2 100mm Bracket more
LDI (Large Display Interface) Evaluation Kit
LDI (Large Display Interface) Evaluation Kit LDI Evaluation Kit contains of: 820975 LDI module, 821521 Evaluation Cable Kit and 1027-3591 LVDS Cable 2x40p conn 405 mm more
Accessory kit for KTQ87, KTH81
Accessory kit for KTQ87, KTH81 2x COM cable (2.54mm, 100mm), 1x Feature 44pol 1 to 1 cable (300mm), 1x Front Panel Open-End cable, 5x SATA cable (500mm), 2x Cable+Bracket (USB, 10poled), SW Man&Driver CD  
LVDS Connector for cable
LVDS Connector for cable LVDS Connector for cable more


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