Ultrasmall 2.5" Pico-ITXboard with TI Cortex A8 ARM Processor,1GB DDR3, 4GB NAND Flash, Linux preloaded to Flash
  • Single core Cortex A8 TI® AM3874 SitaraTM ARM CPU up to 800 MHz
  • Operating -40°C to +85°C (E2)
  • HDMI / 24-bit LVDS (2 independent outputs)
  • 2x RS232, 1x RS232/485, 2xCAN bus, 4x USB, up to 26x GPIOs (TTL), I2C, SPI
  • 2x 10/100 Mbs LAN, 1x SATA or mSATA on mPCIe connector
  • mPCIe slot w. SIM card support & micro SD slot
  • Onboard 1GB DDR3 Memory (up to 2GB optionally)
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With its new low-power embedded motherboard for the extended temperature range, Kontron is accelerating the development of especially robust and energy-saving ARM-based SFF designs. The Kontron motherboard KTAM33874/pITX is equipped with the Ti Sitara™ 3874 processor and provides tablet PC class performance and a comprehensive range of standard and embedded computing interfaces. With its Pico-ITX™ compliance it offers OEMs the possibility to realize cost-efficient SFF embedded appliances based on a standardized form factor. OEMs can now exploit the whole ecosystem which to date has been used for x86 technology. This helps to significantly reduce hardware development costs in comparison to full custom designs and increase long-term availability. If no individual hardware adjustments are required, then the board, which supports Linux, Android and Windows WEC7 is application-ready and can be immediately deployed.

The Kontron Pico-ITX™ board based on the ARM Cortex A8 single-core processor boasts a low TDP (Thermal Design Power) which makes it extremely suitable for compact, fanless applications. It is also the first Kontron motherboard designed from scratch for the extended temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C. It is therefore fit to cope with even the most adverse environmental conditions. Examples of application areas for the new Kontron Pico-ITX™ motherboard are autonomous battery- or solar-powered outdoor systems or mobile or stationary dual-display applications like Box PCs, HMIs and thin clients. The target markets include building and home automation, industrial automation, digital signage and transportation as well as medical and military.

For the KTAM3874/pITX with energy-efficient ARM processor technology Kontron has announced a minimum of 7 years long-term availability. On its 100 x 72 mm sized standard small form factor this highly integrated motherboard offers everything that developers need to realize complete systems: an extensive range of interfaces and on-board Flash memory mean that there is no need for OEMs to source any additional components. A SIM card slot and the low average power consumption of less than 5 watts even facilitate the development of appliances in self-sufficient continuous operation in environments without power supply or network lines.


Form Factor Pico-ITX
Dimensions (H x W x D) 100 x 72 mm
CPU TI® AM3874 SitaraTM up to 800 MHz

ARM® CortexTM-A8
Chipset -
Main Memory 1GB Dual 32bit DDR3-800 memory onboard

(up to 2 GB optional)
Graphics 2 independent graphic outputs

1x HDMI 1.3a, up to 1080p

1x LVDS dual channel 24bit, up to 1080p
Ethernet 2x 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet

with integrated optional switch
Hard Disk 1x microSD card slot

Onboard 4GB eMMC Nand flash (optionally up to 16GB)
SATA 1x SATA 2.0

1x mSATA shared with mPCIe
PCI Express / PCI support 1x mPCIe® 2.0 port (x1 lane)
USB 4x USB 2.0 (2 on front I/O, 2 internal (1x USB client))

1x USB 2.0 on mPCIe connector
Serial 2x RS232

1x RS232/485
Audio Analog audio interface (Line-In, Line-Out, Mic-In)

1 W Speaker interface
I/Os 26x GPIOs

1x I2C

2x CAN Bus


Timer and SPI output shared with GPIO´s

1x SIM-card slot onBoard for mPCIe modem cards
Operating System WEC7

Linux, Android
Operation Temperature -40°C to +85°C (E2)
Power Supply Single supply 5V DC
MTBF System MTBF (hours): 220883

Please find the test environment in the manual
Compliance RoHS
Power Consumption 4.9 W Idle



Datasheet KTAM3874/pITX (Release Candidate) 
[ datasheet_ktam3874-pitx.pdf, 0.97 mb, 2015/12/17 ]


KTAM3874/pITX Software Guide
[ ktd-s0057-h_ktam3874-pitx_softwareguide.pdf, 5.11 mb, 2014/06/05 ]

KTAM3874/pITX Users Guide
[ ktd-s0051-d_ktam3874-pitx_usersguide.pdf, 1.79 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

Board Support Packages

KTAM3874/pITX Linux Root File System Script
[ ktam3874-pitx_linux-rootfs-script_r103.zip, 41.25 mb, 2014/01/10 ]

U-Boot for KTAM3874/pITX
[ ktam3874-pitx_u-boot_r103a.zip, 0.17 mb, 2014/02/11 ]


KEAPI (Kontron Embedded API) package for KTAM3874/pITX
[ ktam3874-pitx_keapi-package.zip, 15.93 mb, 2014/01/10 ]

Mechanical Drawings

KTAM3874-pITX 2D Drawing in pdf v11-09-2013
[ ktam3874-pitx_2d-pdf_130911.zip, 0.43 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTAM3874-pITX 3D Drawing in pdf v11-09-2013
[ ktam3874-pitx_3d-pdf_130911.pdf, 1.72 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTAM3874-pITX 3D Drawing in IGS v11-09-2013
[ ktam3874-pitx_igs_130911.zip, 4.66 mb, 2013/11/27 ]

KTAM3874-pITX 3D Drawing in STP v11-09-2013
[ ktam3874-pitx_stp_130911.zip, 2.09 mb, 2013/11/27 ]


Linux Sourcecode for Software Guide Examples
[ ktam3874-pitx_softwareguide_sourcecode.zip, 0.05 mb, 2014/02/11 ]

Linux Kernel Headers
[ ktam3874-pitx_linux-kernel-headers_r103.zip, 7.19 mb, 2014/01/10 ]

Tech Spec Sheet

Tech Specs PICO-ITX
[ tech-spec_pico-itx.pdf, 0.24 mb, 2016/02/29 ]


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


KTAM3874/pITX Ultrasmall 2.5" Pico-ITXboard with TI Cortex A8 ARM Processor,1GB DDR3, 4GB NAND Flash, Linux preloaded to Flash more


Universal Accessory-Kit ARM Pico-ITX
Universal Accessory-Kit ARM Pico-ITX 1x KAB-AC power 2pin euro cable, 1x KAB-SOUND-CMP-2 cable, 1x AC/DC-Adapter 5V 4A, 1x Power/Reset Push Button Set, 1x KAB-USB-2 cable, 1x KAB-SATA-1 cable, 1x Power Cord US cable, 1x KAB-ADAPT-DSUB-9-2  


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