Phase Out Notice


    Thin Mini-ITX Embedded Motherboard with 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i Series Processor, 12~24V DC Wide Range Power Input



    Phase Out Notice

    Phase-out Reason(s): Due to: Intel PCH Q87 on the board has been announced to phase out by Intel. We would like to notify you that these product series of EMB-Q87A series are going to EOL.

    Last Buy Date: Jan. 29, 2021

    Following Intel’s Thin Mini-IX based PC system design, the EMB-Q87A Mini-ITX board is only 25.54mm in height and can be equipped with a choice of processors from the 4th generation Intel Core processor family and the Intel Q87 chipset. This board also supports up to three independent displays via LVDS, VGA, HDMI or DP. With flexible I/O design, the EMB- Q87A has four SATA6.0Gb/s ports for operating system and ample storage, along with two Gigabit LAN ports for optimal networking, two COM ports, ten USB ports, one PCI-E2.0〔x4〕 slot, one full-size Mini-Card with optional mSATA slot and one half-size Min- Card slot. By providing a wide power range from 12~24VDC, the EMB-Q87A is ideally suited for a variety of applications and offers unmatchable expansion capabilities.


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    • LGA1150 Socket For 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i Series 22nm Processor
    • LAN1 Supports iAMT9.0
    • DDR3 1333/1600 MHz SODIMM x 2, Up to 16 GB
    • Three Independent Display: LVDS, VGA, HDMI, DP
    • SATA 6.0 Gb/s x 4
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4, USB 2.0 x 6
    • PCI-E2.0[x4] x 1, Full-size Mini-Card with Default mSATA x 1, Halfsize Mini-Card x 1
    • 12V~24V DC Wide Range Voltage Power Input
    • Low Profile

    Specifications [EMB-Q87A]

    processor4th Generation Intel® Core™ i Series 22nm LGA1150 socket Processor, Max. 65W, TDPs
    ChipsetIntel® Q87
    MemoryDDR3 1333/1600 MHz SODIMM x 2, Up to 16GB, Non-ECC, Dual-channel memory architecture(flat type)
    I/O ChipsetNCT6791D
    EthernetIntel® PHY I217LM Gb LAN x 1, Intel® I210AT Gb LAN x 1
    AudioRealtek® ALC887
    TPMInfineon SLB96XX TT 1.2/2.0 (default: 1.2)
    Expansion SlotPCIe [x4] x 1,
    Full-size Mini-Card x 1 (mSATA default) (PCIe+USB optional, selected by Jumper),
    Half-size Mini-Card x 1 (PCIe+USB default, selected by Jumper).
    BIOS128M bit Flash ROM, AMI BIOS
    H/W MonitorTemperature Monitor on CPU/Chassis, Voltage Monitor on VCore™ 5V/12V, Fan Monitor on CPU/Chassis
    Watchdog Timer1~255 steps by software program
    Smart Fan ControlCPU Fan/ Chassis Fan
    Wake On LAN/ PXEYes (WOL/PXE)
    Power StateS3, S4, S5
    Graphics ChipsetIntel® HD Graphics
    VGAUp to 1920 x 1200 @60 Hz
    HDMIUp to 4096 x 2160 @24 Hz ; 3840 x 2160 @60 Hz, with Digital Audio
    DisplayPortUp to 4096 x 2160 @24 Hz ; 3840 x 2160 @60 Hz, with Digital Audio
    LVDSUp to 1920 x 1200 @60 Hz, Dual Channel 18/24-bit
    Backlight ControlVoltage/PWM
    environmental & power & me
    BatteryLithium battery
    Power Requirement12-24V DC (wide rage:12V-5%~ 24V+10%)
    Operating Temperature32°F ~140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)
    Storage Temperature-40°F ~185°F (-40°C ~85°C)
    Operating Humidity0% ~ 90% R/H, non-condensing
    CertificationCE & FCC
    Form FactorMini-ITX: 6.7” x 6.7” (170mm x 170mm)
    Weight1.1 lb (0.5 Kg)
    MTBF (hours)104,363
    Rear i/o ports
    USBUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) x 4
    Display I/OHDMI x 1, DP x 1
    Audio I/OMic-in x 1, Line-out x 1
    LAN I/OLAN (RJ-45) port x 2
    Serial Port
    PS/2 Port
    OthersDC Jack x 1
    internal i/o connectors
    StorageSATA3 (6.0Gb/s) x 4,
    SATA power connector x 1,
    Full Size Mini-Card (mSATA) x 1
    USBUSB 2.0 (2 x 5-pin, 2.00mm) x 3 ports support additional 6 USB
    Display I/OVGA x 1,
    LVDS connector x 1,
    LVDS 3.3V /5V jumper x 1,
    LCD DC / PWM mode jumper x 1,
    LCD backlight connector (inverter) x 1,
    LCD backlight 12V /5V jumper x 1
    Audio I/OAAFP x 1, Speaker x 1, DMIC (optional) x 1
    Serial PortBoxer header for COM (RS-232) x 2
    PS/2 PortPS/2 Keyboard Mouse 6 PIN Connector x 1
    Parallel Port
    DIODigital I/O header x 1
    Fan4-pin CPU Fan connector x 1,
    4-pin Chassis Fan connector x 1
    Power12V AUX Power Connector x 1,
    AT/ATX mode select jumper (optional) x 1
    OthersFront Panel connector x 1,
    Chassis Intrusion x 1,
    CMOS jumper x 1
    OS supportWindows® 7 32/64-bit, Windows® 8.1 32/64-bit, Windows® 10 64-bit, Linux Fedora

    Ordering Information [EMB-Q87A]

    Part NumberEMB-Q87A-B10
    cpu Socket
    ram SODIMM x 2
    fan/fanless Fan
    display VGA, HDMI, DP, LVDS
    storage SATA3 x 4,
    Full size Mini-Card (mSATA)
    lvds Dual Channel 18/24-bit
    lan GbE x 2
    usb USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4,
    USB 2.0 x 6
    rs-232 2
    expansion slot PCIe [x4] x 1,
    Full size Mini- Card x 1,
    Half size Mini-Card x 1
    power 12V~24V DC
    tpm TPM1.2 Onboard
    temp 32°F ~ 140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)

    Downloads [EMB-Q87A]

    • Datasheet
    • BIOS
    • Driver
    • Hi-Manager
    • Manual
    • Mating connector

    Packing List

    • SATA Cable
    • SATA Power Cable
    • I/O Shield
    • EMB-Q87A

    Optional Accessories

    Part Number Description
    1759200172 CPU Cooler (2-Ball, Screw with Retention Plate)
    175921156B CPU Cooler (2-Ball, Push-pin Type)
    1701160201 VGA Cable (200MM, p=2.00mm)
    Cooler-65W-01 CPU Cooler, 1U, 12V, 65W, 4P
    1709100201 USB 2.0 Cable (10P, 200MM, p=2.00mm, w/ bracket)
    1701100206 COM Cable (200MM, p=2.00mm)
    1700060152 PS/2 Cable (6P, 150mm, P=2.0mm)
    1702150300 SATA Power Cable, 4P, 2.54mm
    17592AM901 CPU Cooler, LGA 1155/1156, 1U, 4P, 12V
    125590084A Adapter 12V,84W/N3

    FAQ [EMB-Q87A]

    Where can I download Hi-Manager? Which models are supported?

    Download Hi-Manager

    A complete list of supported models can be found here

    For more information please refer to the following webpage:

    SATA power max support
    EMB-Q87A follow AAEON design guide SATA power max support is 12V/1A and 5V/1A.