B-Plus PC104Board DX3

Dual Core 1Ghz CPU, up to 2GB soldered DDR3, 5V powered, 1X 10/100 LAN & USB2

Manufacturer: b-plus
B-Plus PC104Board DX3

b-plus offers with its industrial PC/104-Plus PC104Board DX3 the optimal alternative to discontinued LX800 CPU based products.

To reduce costly adaptions and new developments of whole applications and designs, e.g. in industrial machinery, b-plus developed a maintenance-free module, that has similar characteristics. It also offers beneficial new features.

The passive cooled PC104Board DX3 is based on the current DM&P Vortex86 DX3 System on Chip with Dual-Core Processor up to 1 GHz. With the use of up to 2 GByte soldered DDR3 RAM the board offers double RAM size compared to existing boards. B-plus combines a new CPU with existing interfaces according to PC/104-Plus standard and offers a long-term availability of a minimum of 10 years.

The PC/104-Plus board offers full ISA Bus support and an additional PCI interface via PCIe to PCI bridge. Next to these bus interfaces, it offers dual display support via VGA and LVDS, PC/2, LPT, audio, 4 USB 2.0 ports and 2 RS-232 interfaces. Additionally to that, the used x86 architecture offers a simple software adaption, especially for older operating systems.

Expensive Compact Flash as mass storage on older designs can be replaced at the b-plus PC/104-Plus board with cost-effective microSD cards. Therefore there is one microSD card socket as well as an additional onboard interface for external SD cards. For additional mass storage, the PC104Board DX3 offers one SATA 1.5Gpbs interface as well as PATA.

For buffering the real-time clock (RTC) the PC/104-Plus board utilises a maintenance-free gold cap, which can be extended with an external battery. Through this, the operation is more reliable and the service and operation cost is assured. Additionally to that the extended operating temperature range of -20°C up to 70°C enables a failure-free operation even within the high-temperature load. 

For reference, the b-plus PC104Board DX3 shares common pinout and connector type with the discontinued Kontron MOPSlcdLX for the following connectors:

  • COM1, COM2 & LPT1 (vertical headers instead of right-angled connectors)
  • Keyboard/utility header (vertical header instead of  right-angled connector)
  • USB ports
  • VGA port
  • PS/2 mouse port
  • Ethernet
  • IDE (factory option)
  • LVDS


CPU SpecDM&P Vortex86DX3 SoC (System on chip)
Passive CPU cooling
Choice of:
• Dual Core 1GHz Processor, 2x32KB L1 Cache - 512KB L2 Cache
• Dual Core 1GHz Processor, 2x32KB L1 Cache - 512KB L2 Cache
• Single Core 600MHz Processor, 1x32KB L1 Cache - 512KB L2 Cache
ChipsetIntegrated into SoC
Memory1GB or 2GB DDR3-1600 soldered memory
Graphics2D Graphics engine with Dual Display Support
VGA Resolutions up to 1920x1440@60Hz
H.264 1080p Video decode support
1x VGA
1x Single Channel LVDS 18/24bit up to 1280x768
Network10/100 Mbit Fast Ethernet
RDC Semiconductor, Inc. R6040 controller
Storage1x microSD Card socket (appears as IDE device to host operating system)
1x SD pin-header
1x SATA 1.5Gpbs (pin 7 VCC SATA DOM supported - set via jumper)
1x PATA (factory option, alternative to microSD and LPT)
USB4x USB 2.0 Host
Serial2x Serial RS-232
AudioIndustrial HD Audio Codec with Line In/Out and Mic (factory option)
OtherPS/2 Keyboard/Mouse
LPT (SPP/EPP/ECP Mode Support)
CommonConnectors for external RTC battery
1F Goldcap (good for approx. 1 week without being powered) or onboard Li-Battery (external battery input also on keyboard connector)
8x GPIO Feature connector
I²C Master and SPI Master Feature connector
APM Support (Power / Reset Button)


Expansion32 Bit PCI Interface @ 33MHz
Full 8/16 Bit ISA Bus @ 16MHz
Electrical5V only required
Power consumption: 5 - 7W
Mechanical96 x 90 mm (3.77" x 3.55")
Conformal CoatingFactory option
SoftwareWindows 7 SP1 (32Bit)
Windows Embedded Standard 7 – WES7 (32 Bit)
WEC7 / CE 6.0
Embedded Linux (32Bit)
Windows XP/XPe
VxWorks 5.5 / 6.8 / 6.9
TemperatureTemperature range (operation, standard): -20 to +70°C
Temperature range (operation, option): -40 to +70°C
Temperature range (storage): -10° to 85°C
Humidity(operation) 10% - 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
(storage) 5% - 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Warranty1 Year



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