Micro-ATX Industrial Motherboard with 8th/9th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor, DDR4 DRAM, Multiple Display Ports, Supports iAMT 12.0



    The MAX-C246A embedded server board from AAEON is built to power industrial workstations and embedded networks. The MAX-C246A brings industrial grade computing with support for 8th and 9th Generation Intel® Core™ and Xeon® processors up to 95W (formerly Coffee Lake-S and Coffee Lake Refresh). These processors provide users with the benefits of advanced Intel® technologies, such as support for Intel® Turbo Boost and Intel® Optane™ memory.

    With up to 128 GB of ECC memory, an impressive compliment of I/O ports, and four PCIe 3.0 slots, the MAX-C246A is ready to integrate into any intensive industrial application. Whether you need an industrial cloud server, an embedded data center, or a powerful workstation for AI Edge Computing, the MAX-C246A is the embedded board for your high-performance computing needs.

    Server Grade Processing

    The MAX-C246A supports 8th/9th Gen Intel® Core™ and server-grade Xeon® Processors up to 95W (Coffee Lake/Refresh). Built to power high-performance workstations, data centers, and cloud servers, the MAX-C246A brings the computing power for any intensive industrial application.

    Embedded Network Solution

    The MAX-C246A supports up to 128 GB of ECC memory and features a rich compliment of I/O ports, perfect for easy integration into factory and industrial networks. With an on-board TPM, the MAX-C246A provides secure computing whether as a cloud server, data center, or for Industrial IoT and AIoT applications.

    High-Performance Workstation

    The MAX-C246A features a range of expansion options, including two m.2 slots and four PCIe 3.0 slots, perfect for high-performance workstations to power applications such as CAD and 3D modeling, machine vision controller, and processing-intensive Industrial AI applications.

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    • 8th/9th Generation Intel® Core™ LGA1151 Processor
    • Supports Power 95W max.
    • DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz, max. 128GB
    • Three Independent Displays: HDMI x 2, VGA x 1, DP x 1
    • Dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet, i210AT x 1, i219LM x 1, i219LM Supports iAMT 12.0
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports x 6, USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports x 4, USB 2.0 ports x 3
    • M.2 E-key (PCIe/USB) x 1, M.2 M-key (PCIex4/SATA3) x 1
    • TPM Onboard

    Specifications [MAX-C246A]

    processor8th/9th Generation Intel® (Coffee Lake-S/Coffee Lake-S Refresh) Core™ i9/ i7/ i5 /i3,
    Pentium™ 14nm, Celeron™,
    Xeon™ E-2200/2100,
    LGA 1151 socket Processor, max. TDP 8 Core 95W
    ChipsetIntel® C246 Express Chipset
    MemoryDIMM x 4, DDR4 (2666/2400/2133 MHz, max. 128GB)
    ECC, un-buffered memory
    Dual-channel memory architecture
    I/O ChipsetNCT6793D+ F81216HD
    EthernetIntel® PHY i219LM Gb LAN (supports Intel® AMT 12.0) x 1
    Intel® i210AT Gb LAN x 1
    RJ45 x 2
    AudioRealtek® ALC897 6-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    TPMNuvoton NPCT750 TPM2.0 onboard
    Expansion SlotPCIe 3.0[x16] Slot x 1
    PCIe 3.0[x4] Slot x 2(open edge)
    PCIe 3.0[x1] Slot x 1(open edge)
    M.2 2230 E-key x 1(PCIe/USB)
    M.2 2280 M-key x 1(PCIex4/SATA3)
    BIOS256Mbit Flash ROM, AMI BIOS
    H/W MonitorTemperature Monitor on CPU/System, Voltage Monitor on Vcore/5V/3.3V/12V, Fan Monitor on CPU/Chassis
    Watchdog Timer1~255 steps by software program
    Smart Fan ControlCPU Fan/ Chassis Fan x 2
    Wake On LAN/ PXEYes (WOL / PXE)
    Power StateS3, S4, S5
    Graphics ChipsetIntel® UHD Graphics
    Graphics Multi DisplayHDMI+VGA+DP, HDMI+HDMI+VGA, HDMI+HDMI+DP
    VGAUp to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz (via IT6516B)
    HDMIUp to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, with Digital Audio
    DisplayPortUp to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, with Digital Audio
    Backlight Control
    environmental & power & me
    BatteryLithium battery
    Power Requirement24-pin ATX connector x 1, 8-pin (2x4) ATX 12V Power connector x 1
    Operating Temperature32°F ~140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)
    Storage Temperature-40°F ~185°F (-40°C ~85°C)
    Operating Humidity0%~90%RH, non-condensing
    CertificationCE & FCC Class A
    Form FactorMicro-ATX Form Factor, 9.6"x9.6" (244mmx244mm)
    Weight1.76 lb (0.8 Kg)
    MTBF (hours)264,820
    Rear panel i/o ports
    USBUSB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10 Gbps) x 6,
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (5 Gbps) x 4
    Display I/ODP x 1, VGA x 1, HDMI x 2
    Audio I/OAudio Jack x 3: Line-in, Mic-in, Line-out
    LAN I/OLAN (RJ45) ports x 2
    Serial Port
    PS/2 PortPS/2 combo port (Keyboard & Mouse) x 1
    internal i/o connectors
    StorageSATA 3 (6.0Gb/s) ports x 4, support RAID 0/1/5/10
    M.2 2280 M-key (PCIex4/SATA3) x 1
    USBUSB 2.0 headers support additional 3 USB ports (2x5PIN, p=2.54mm)
    Display I/O
    Audio I/OSpeaker for 2W@4Ω x 1
    Serial PortRS-232 Box headers x 5
    RS-232/422/485 Box header (COM1, Pin9 supports 5V/12V/RI optional) x 1
    PS/2 Port
    Parallel Port
    DIO8-bit Digital I/O interface (In/Out programmable) x 1
    FanCPU Fan connector (4-pin) x 1
    Chassis Fan connector(s) (4-pin) x 2
    OthersChassis Intrusion x 1
    AT/ATX mode select jumper x 1
    Front panel header x 1
    Clear CMOS jumper x 1
    3-pin ME lock header x 1
    Buzzer on-board x 1
    OS supportWindows® 10 64bit, Windows® 11 64bit,
    Linux Ubuntu 64-bit (18.04.1/Kernal4.8.0)

    Ordering Information [MAX-C246A]

    Part NumberMAX-C246A-A21
    cpu LGA 1151
    ram DDR4
    fan/fanless Fan
    display HDMI x 2
    VGA x 1
    DP x 1
    storage SATA3 x 4, M.2
    2280 M-key x 1
    lan Intel®GbE x 2
    usb USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 6
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4
    USB 2.0 x 3
    rs-232 5
    rs-232/422/485 1
    expansion slot PCIe[x16] x 1, PCIe[x4] x 2, PCIe[x1] x 1,
    M.2 2230 E-key x 1, M.2 2280 M-key x 1
    power ATX
    tpm Onboard
    temp 32°F ~140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)

    Downloads [MAX-C246A]

    • Datasheet
    • BIOS
    • Driver
    • Manual

    Packing List

    • 14001-00630100 SATA 6G Cable (7P, 180; 90, 500mm 2 in 1)
    • 14001-00400100 COM Port Cable (9P, 260mm, p=2.54mm w/bracket)
    • I/O Shield
    • MAX-C246A

    Optional Accessories

    Part Number Description
    AP-FNTH1Q370010 CPU Cooler (2-Ball Bearing, 2U, TDP Max. 100W)
    1709100330 USB 2.0 cable (9P, 330MM, p=2.54mm, w/bracket)
    170910020K USB 2.0 cable (9P, 200MM, p=2.54mm, w/o bracket)
    175921156B CPU Cooler (2-Ball, Push-pin Type)
    1759200172 CPU Cooler (2-Ball, Screw with Retention Plate)