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

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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 Factor 3.5″ SubCompact Board
CPU 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7600U Processor SoC
CPU Frequency Up to 3.9GHz
Chipset 7th Generation Intel® Processor SoC
Memory Type DDR4 1866/2133, SODIMM x 1
Max. Memory Capacity Up to 16GB
Wake on LAN Yes
Watchdog Timer 255 Levels
Power Requirement +9 ~ 36V or +12V
Power Supply Type AT/ 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 Temperature 32°F ~ 140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)
Storage Temperature -40°F ~ 176°F (-40°C ~ 81°C)
Operating Humidity 0% ~ 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
MTBF (hours) 123,000
Certification CE/FCC
VGA/LCD Controller 7th Generation Intel® Processor SoC
Video Output Default: DP+LVDS+DVI-D
Option: LVDS+DVI-I(include VGA signal)
Backlight inverter supply Yes
Ethernet Intel® i210/i211, 10/100/1000Base-TX, RJ-45 x 2
Audio High Definition Audio Interface
USB Port USB 3.2 Gen 1 x 4, USB 2.0 x 2
Serial Port RS-232 x 1, RS-232/422/485 x 3
Parallel Port
HDD Interface SATA 3.0 x 1, +5V SATA power connector x 1
FDD Interface
SSD mSATA (Shared with half-size MiniCard and Selected by BIOS)
Expansion Slot BIO x 1, Mini-Card x 2 and default is mSATA x 1 (Half-size), Mini-Card x 1 (Full-size)
DIO 8-bit
SIM x 1
TPM TPM 2.0 x 1
Touch x 1

Ordering Information [GENE-KBU6]

Part Number GENE-KBU6-A10-0001 GENE-KBU6-A10-0002 GENE-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

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


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