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

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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.


  • 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, i211AT 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]

processor 8th/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
Chipset Intel® C246 Express Chipset
Memory DIMM x 4, DDR4 (2666/2400/2133 MHz, max. 128GB)
ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
I/O Chipset NCT6793D+ F81216HD
Ethernet Intel® PHY i219LM Gb LAN (supports Intel® AMT 12.0) x 1
Intel® i211AT Gb LAN x 1, RJ45 x 2
Audio Realtek® ALC887 6-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
TPM Nuvoton NPCT750AABYX TPM2.0 onboard
Expansion Slot PCIe 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)
BIOS 256Mbit Flash ROM, AMI BIOS
H/W Monitor Temperature Monitor on CPU/System, Voltage Monitor on Vcore/5V/3.3V/12V, Fan Monitor on CPU/Chassis
Watchdog Timer 1~255 steps by software program
Smart Fan Control CPU Fan/ Chassis Fan x 2
Wake On LAN/ PXE Yes (WOL / PXE)
Power State S3, S4, S5
Graphics Chipset Intel® UHD Graphics
VGA Up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz (via IT6516B)
HDMI Up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz, with Digital Audio
DisplayPort Up to 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, with Digital Audio
Backlight Control
environmental & power & me
Battery Lithium battery
Power Requirement 24-pin ATX connector x 1, 8-pin (2×4) ATX 12V Power connector x 1
Operating Temperature 32°F ~140°F (0°C ~ 60°C)
Storage Temperature -40°F ~185°F (-40°C ~85°C)
Operating Humidity 0%~90%RH, non-condensing
Certification CE & FCC Class A
Form Factor Micro-ATX Form Factor, 9.6″x9.6″ (244mmx244mm)
Weight 1.76 lb (0.8 Kg)
MTBF (hours) 264,820
Rear panel i/o ports
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (10 Gbps) x 6,
USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (5 Gbps) x 4
Display I/O DP x 1, VGA x 1, HDMI x 2
Audio I/O Audio Jack x 3: Line-in, Mic-in, Line-out
LAN I/O LAN (RJ45) ports x 2
Serial Port
PS/2 Port PS/2 combo port (Keyboard & Mouse) x 1
internal i/o connectors
Storage SATA 3 (6.0Gb/s) ports x 4, support RAID 0/1/5/10
M.2 2280 M-key (PCIex4/SATA3) x 1
USB USB 2.0 headers support additional 3 USB ports (2x5PIN, p=2.54mm)
Display I/O
Audio I/O Speaker for 2W@4Ω x 1
Serial Port RS-232 Boxer headers x 5
RS-232/422/485 Boxer header (COM1, Pin9 supports 5V/12V/RI optional) x 1
PS/2 Port
Parallel Port
DIO 8-bit Digital I/O interface (In/Out programmable) x 1
Fan CPU Fan connector (4-pin) x 1
Chassis Fan connector(s) (4-pin) x 2
Others Chassis Intrusion x 1
AT/ATX mode select jumper x 1
Front panel header x 1
Clear CMOS jumper x 1
OS support Windows® 10 64-bit, Linux Ubuntu 64-bit (18.04.1/Kernal4.8.0)

Ordering Information [MAX-C246A]

Part Number MAX-C246A-A10
cpu LGA 1151 socket
ram DDR4 2666/2400/2133
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)

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)


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