Intel® 3rd-Gen Core™ i7/i5 Fanless Controller with Compact Size and Configurable CPU Power Mode

  • 212 mm x 165 mm x 62 mm very compact size
  • Intel® 3rd-Gen i7/i5 PGA-type processor
  • User-configurable CPU power mode for adaptation to various environments
  • Dual GbE ports and four USB 3.0 ports
  • DVI/VGA + DisplayPort triple independent display outputs
  • Built-in isolated digital I/O with change-of-state (COS) interrupt
  • 8~35V wide-range DC input
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Neousys’ Nuvo-3120 features a very compact 212 mm x 165 mm x 62mm footprint. While other compact fanless controllers adopt low-voltage, BGA-type i7 CPU (17W), Nuvo-3120 supports standard voltage, PGA-type i7/i5 CPU (45W/35W) for flexible CPU selection. An unique feature, configurable CPU power mode, is developed to balance the trade-off between heat-sink size and operating temperature. According to ambient condition, you can configure Nuvo-3120 to operate in maximal performance, reduced performance or extended temperature mode.

Plenty of I/O functions, such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, SATA, COM ports, mini-PCIe and isolation DIO are provided in Nuvo-3120’s compact chassis. It also support triple independent display outputs to benefit image-related applications. Compact yet powerful, Nuvo-3120 meets all your requirements for a embedded platform.

Product Highlights

Nuvo-3120 supports PGA-type CPU to offer greater flexibility of CPU selection. PGA-type processors are with higher CPU power, and therefore introduce higher performance and more heat. To adapt Nuvo-3120 to various environments, we develop an unique function, configurable CPU power mode, to alter CPU power per user’s preference.

By selecting maximal performance, reduced performance or extended temperature mode, you can get adequate performance/temperature preference according to deployment environment. You can refer to the table of CPU benchmark v.s. operating temperature in different CPU power modes. Compared to other embedded controllers using i7-3517UE CPU, Nuvo-3120 offers better flexibility and more computing power without sacrificing thermal reliability.

Nuvo-3120 integrates all general I/O functions in its compact chassis. Not only Gigabit Ethernet, USB3/USB2, SATA and COM ports are included, Nuvo-3120 further supports triple independent display outputs via its DVI/VGA + DP connectors. Inside Nuvo-3120, there are three mini-PCIe/mSATA slots with two SIM sockets for WIFI, 3G/4G, GPS and storage expandability.


Fleet management
Robot vision

Medical Imaging
Factory Plant Automation


System Core
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3610QE (2.3/3.3 GHz, 6 MB cache)
Intel® Core™ i5-3610ME (2.7/3.3 GHz, 3 MB cache)
Intel® Celeron™ 1020E (2.2 GHz, 2 MB cache)
Chipset Intel® HM76 PCH(Nuvo-3120)
Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Controller
Memory 1x 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets, up to 8 GB DDR3 1333/1600 MHz SDRAM
I/O Interface
Ethernet 1x Gigabit Ethernet port by Intel® 82579LM
1x Gigabit Ethernet port by Intel® i210
Video Port 1x DVI-I connector for VGA/DVI output, supporting 2048×1536 (VGA) or 1920×1080 (DVI) resolution
2x DisplayPort, supporting 2560×1600 resolution
USB 4x USB 3.0 ports and 2x USB 2.0 ports
Serial Port 2x software-programmable RS-232/422/485 (COM1 & COM2)
Isolated DIO 4x isolated DI with COS interrupt and 4x isolated DO
Audio 1x mic-in and speaker-out
Storage Interface
SATA HDD 1x Internal SATA port for 2.5” HDD/SSD
mSATA 1x full-size mSATA (SATA/USB/W_DISABLE#) with USIM socket
Expansion Bus
Mini PCI-E 1x full-size mini PCI Express socket with USIM socket
1x half-size mini PCI Express socket
Power Supply
DC Input 8~35V DC input via 3-pin pluggable terminal block
Ignition control Ignition control with user-selectable on/off delay (optional)
Dimension 210 mm (W) x 165 mm (D) x 62 mm (H)
Weight 2.7 Kg (including one 2.5” HDD and DDR3 SODIMM)
Mounting Wall-mounting (Standard) or DIN-Rail mounting (Optional)
Operating Temperature
i7-3610QE 100% CPU loading -25°C ~ 50°C**(Max performance)
-25°C ~ 60°C**(Reduced performance)
-25°C ~ 70°C**(Extended performance)
i5-3610ME 100% CPU loading* -25°C ~ 60°C**(Max performance)
-25°C ~ 70°C**(Reduced performance)
-25°C ~ 70°C**(Extended performance)
Celeron 1020E 100% CPU loading* -25°C ~ 70°C**
Storage Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C
Humidity 10%~90% , non-condensing
Vibration Operating, 5 Grms, 5-500 Hz, 3 Axes(w/ SSD, according to IEC60068-2-64)
Shock Operating, 50 Grms, Half-sine 11 ms Duration (w/ SSD, according to IEC60068-2-27)
EMC CE/FCC Class A, according to EN 55022 & EN 55024

* The 100% CPU loading is applied using Passmark® BurnInTest™ v7.0.
**For sub-zero operating temperature, a wide temperature HDD drive or Solid State Disk (SSD) is required.

Order Information

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  • 60W AC/DC power adapter with 12V, 5A DC output
  • Panel/cable kit for 2x COM ports
  • Panel/cable kit for 1x COM port + 1x LPT port
  • Option of isolated DIO for Nuvo-2400
  • Option of DIN-rail mounting clip for Nuvo-2400

Packing List

  • 1x Nuvo-3120 Unit
  • 1x Accessory Box
  • 1x Driver CD