IBW-6954, Your Best PC/104 Solution to Support Legacy ISA and Windows 10 IoT

April 29, 2021

ICOP Technology Inc., in addition to hardware-based on the unique Vortex86 processor, also integrates mainstream processors from Intel to NXP into its product line. This now enables ICOP to react even more flexibly to various inquiries from worldwide and provide ideal customized solutions accordingly.
IBW-6954 is a new PC/104 solution powered by Intel® Braswell SoC released by ICOP Technology. ICOP Technology presents the IBW-6954 that supports both Windows 10 and the ISA bus. This enables users not only to retrofit outdated projects with modern technology and to extend their life cycle but also to promote new projects with these technologies.



Various processors are available depends on performance requirements

IBW-6954 family can support 3 different performance processors, including Intel® Atom® x5-E8000, Intel® Pentium® N3710 and Intel® Celeron® N3160. All of these 3 CPUs are Quad-cores’ processors and the processor’s frequency is 2.00GHz (Burst) 1.04GHz(x5-E8000), 2.56GHz (Burst) 1.6GHz(N3710), and 2.24GHz (Burst) 1.6GHz(N3610) respectively. IBW-6954 family can offer processor options to let users find the balance between cost and performance.

Extended Reading: Intel® Atom® x5-E8000, Intel® Pentium® N3710, Intel® Celeron® N3160



The Last Solution based on intel Platform support UEFI and Legacy BIOS

Intel will no longer support the Legacy Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) on products launched by Intel from 2020, which means that Intel will not support issues, questions, or debug scenarios on legacy Platform BIOS configuration. The processor adopted by IBW-6954 family is the last Intel platform which can support both UEFI and Legacy BIOS. Thanks to the support of legacy BIOS mode which makes IBW-6954 has the capability of supporting legacy operating systems such as Windows 7 and Windows Embedded Standard 7.
Furthermore, IBW-6954 supports legacy ISA bus which allows customers to extend the life cycle of the legacy system instead of redesigning their system with numerous effort and cost.
The outstanding O.S support of IBW-6954 offers users the opportunity to upgrade the system easily without replacing the existing design; IBW-6954 can run Windows 7, Windows 10, and mainstream Linux distribution, which means customers can use one IBW-6954 to win various projects based on the different operating system.

Extended Reading: Legacy BIOS Boot Support​ Removal for Intel Platforms Technical Advisory



IBW-6954, A PC/104 SBC which is featured with Memory Onboard, up to 3 Display Output, also Support Legacy ISA Bus and Windows 10 IoT System by Intel® Quad-Cores CPU

IBW-6954 family is an embedded PC/104 solution for industrial applications based on the Intel® Quad-core processor. IBW-6954 family is featured with onboard 4GB DDR3L RAM to provide reliable and powerful computing performance; it also provides ISA bus and Mini PCIe slot to optimize its expandability.
The multiple storage interfaces are available on IBW-6954, such as the common SATA interface (SATA 6.0 Gb/s), mSATA, and Micro SD.


IBW-6954 can support up to three display outputs simultaneously with hardware decoding ability of H.265, MPEG2, MVC, VC-1, VP8, WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG, H.264, MVC, and JPEG/MJPEG. The maximum resolution support of VGA, HDMI, and LVDS is 1920X1200, 2560x1600, and 1920x1200.
The compact size of IBW-6954 (116mm x 96mm) and the operating temperature range (0°C to +60°C) allows IBW-6954 can be deployed in harsh and space-limited environments for critical application.

• Memory Onboard

In the market, users equip SO-DIMM memory modules on the motherboard to have system memory; however, ICOP always uses the design of on-board memory on our solution to secure reliability and robustness. The onboard memory design is to weld the memory on PCB directly so that it won't drop easily from PCB even an unexpected external force hits it. This design concept makes the memory especially shock and vibration-proof, which is more suitable to be used in harsh and rough environments and makes ICOP embedded SBC become your most reliable COTS solution.

* Memory remarks: Compared with the memory on the market, most of the memory is only for commercial use; nevertheless, the memory used on ICOP products is all industrial-grade. All of them support a wide temperature range of -40°C to + 85°C operating environments.



Features of IBW-6954:

  • Processor:
    • Intel® Atom® x5-E8000 2.00GHz (Burst) 1.04GHz Quad Core
    • Intel® Pentium® N3710 2.56GHz (Burst) 1.6GHz Quad Core (Option)
    • Intel® Celeron® N3160 2.24GHz (Burst) 1.6GHz Quad Core (Option)
  • BIOS: AMI UEFI BIOS (Supports Legacy mode switchable)
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3L 1600 onboard
  • Storage: SATA, mSATA (option)
  • Display output: HDMI, VGA, LVDS
  • Power: 5VDC @ 660mA



IBW-6954 can maintain the application of project equipment and ensure its life cycle and is the best choice for promoting new projects or replacing project development. If there is any requirement for dedicated service, please contact