3.5” SubCompact Board with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Processor SoC



    An expandable 3.5” SubCompact Board with Intel® 7th Generation U Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Processor SoC

    All versions of the GENE-KBU6 are designed with a fanless heatsink that facilitate heat mitigation and airflow, ensuring product quality and longevity. This 3.5" single board is specifically designed for applications such as Robotics and Industrial Automation, and is powered by the latest Intel Kabylake processor, facilitating faster processing time and better image resolution. Field tests have shown that the GENE-KBU6 surpasses the Skylake model by 20%, and provides a 10% improvement in graphics power. It also supports 4K display, DDR4 SO-DIMM and EtherCAT, making it a perfect appliance for Machine Vision applications.

    The GENE-KBU6 features a unique BIO interface built for speedy customization, enabling flexible PoE expansion options, impeccably suited for any industrial or embedded computing applications.


    • Machine Vision
    • Industrial Automation
    • Robotics


    • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Celeron® Processor SoC
    • DDR4 1866/2133, SODIMM x 1
    • DVI, 18/24-bit Dual-Channel LVDS
    • 2 CH Audio
    • SATA 6.0 Gb/s x 1 & mSATA (Share with Half-size Mini-Card and Selective by BIOS)
    • Supports 8-bit Digital I/O, USB 2.0 x 2 , USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4
    • COM x 4 (RS-232 x 1, RS-232/422/485 x 3)
    • Mini-Card Slot x 1 (Full size), TPM, SIM
    • Wide DC Support 9~36V, +12V Only (Optional)
    • 4/5/8-wire Resistive Touch Screen Controller
    • BIO Connector for Daughter Board
    • Solder Design for System Assembly and Thermal

    Specifications [GENE-KBU6]

    Form Factor3.5" SubCompact Board
    CPU7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7600U Processor SoC
    CPU FrequencyUp to 3.9GHz
    Chipset7th Generation Intel® Processor SoC
    Memory TypeDDR4 1866/2133, SODIMM x 1
    Max. Memory CapacityUp to 16GB
    Wake on LANYes
    Watchdog Timer255 Levels
    Power Requirement+9 ~ 36V or +12V
    Power Supply TypeAT/ ATX
    Power Consumption (Typical)Intel® i7-7600U, DDR4 2400MHz 16GB, 1.85A@ +12V
    Dimension (L x W)5.75" x 4" (146mm x 101.7mm)
    Operating Temperature32°F ~ 140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)
    Storage Temperature-40°F ~ 176°F (-40°C ~ 81°C)
    Operating Humidity0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
    MTBF (hours)123,000
    VGA/LCD Controller7th Generation Intel® Processor SoC
    Video OutputDefault: DP+LVDS+DVI-D
    Option: LVDS+DVI-I(include VGA signal)
    Backlight inverter supplyYes
    EthernetIntel® i210/i211, 10/100/1000Base-TX, RJ-45 x 2
    AudioHigh Definition Audio Interface
    USB PortUSB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4, USB 2.0 x 2
    Serial PortRS-232 x 1, RS-232/422/485 x 3
    Parallel Port
    HDD InterfaceSATA 3.0 x 1, +5V SATA power connector x 1
    FDD Interface
    SSDmSATA (Shared with half-size MiniCard and Selected by BIOS)
    Expansion SlotBIO x 1, Mini-Card x 2 and default is mSATA x 1 (Half-size), Mini-Card x 1 (Full-size)
    SIMx 1
    TPMTPM 2.0 x 1
    Touchx 1

    Ordering Information [GENE-KBU6]

    Part NumberGENE-KBU6-A10-0001GENE-KBU6-A10-0002GENE-KBU6-A10-0003
    cpu Intel® i7-7600U Intel® i5-7300U Intel® i3-7100U
    fan/fanless Fanless Fanless Fanless
    lvds 18/24-bit, 2CH 18/24-bit, 2CH 18/24-bit, 2CH
    storage SATA x1,mSATA x 1 SATA x1,mSATA x 1 SATA x1,mSATA x 1
    lan GbE x 2 GbE x 2 GbE x 2
    usb USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4,
    USB 2.0 x 2
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4,
    USB 2.0 x 2
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4,
    USB 2.0 x 2
    rs-232 1 1 1
    rs-232/422/485 3 3 3
    expansion slot MiniCard x 1 (Full-size) MiniCard x 1 (Full-size) MiniCard x 1 (Full-size)
    power 9~36V 9~36V 9~36V
    power temp 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C 0°C ~ 60°C
    others DIO x 8, SIM, Touch Controller, TPM DIO x 8, SIM, Touch Controller, TPM DIO x 8, SIM, Touch Controller, TPM

    Downloads [GENE-KBU6]

    • Datasheet
    • BIOS
    • Driver
    • Manual

    Packing List

    • GENE-KBU6 with Heatspreader

    Optional Accessories

    Part Number Description QTY
    1700050207 (TF)USB CABLE, 1 x 5P Pitch=1.25mm Housinh, 20cm, for PFM-945C 2
    1701090150 (TF)Flat Cable, D-Sub 9(M), 9P Housing, 9P 1.25mm pitch Housing, 15cm 4
    1709100254 (TF)PHONE JACK Cable, 3P AUDIO JACK, 1 x 10P 1.25mm HOUSING(F), 25cm 1
    1702150155 (TF)Power Cable, 15P SATA(F), 2P 2.0mm Housing(PH), 15cm 1
    170220020B (TF)Power Cable, 20P ATX(M), 4P 5.08mm Housing(F), +3P 2.5mm Housing (XH), 20cm 1
    1702002010 (TF)Power CABLE, 1 x 2P Pitch=5.0mm Housing, 10cm, for PFM-945C, (12V only) 1
    GENE-KBU6-FAN01 CPU Cooler, 3P, 5000RPM, A1.0, REV. A1.0 1
    GENE-KBU6-HSK02 Heatsink, 146 x 101.6 x 29mm, Silver, for GENE-KBU6 1
    GENE-KBU6-HSK03 Heatsink for DDR4 SO-DIMM 1

    CPU Support Chart

    CPU Base Frequency/Turbo Boost GHz Core/Thread Last Level Cache TDP Graphic
    i7-7600U 2.8/3.9 2/4 4M 15W GT2 - 620
    i5-7300U 2.6/3.5 2/4 3M 15W GT2 - 620
    i3-7100U 2.4 2/4 3M 15W GT2 - 620
    C-3965U 2.2 2/2 2M 15W GT1 - 610