K3842-Q µATX

Extended Lifecycle Motherboard supporting Intel® Core™ Processors (12th/13th/14th Gen.)
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  • Latest DDR5 memory technology for best-in-class system performance
  • Latest PCI Express Gen5 Interface Technology
  • Intel® UHD Graphics 7xx driven by Xe Architecture
  • Dual M.2 Key-M SSD & single M.2 Key-E WLAN sockets onboard
  • Powerful USB 3.2 Gen 2/Type-C, 1x COM (RS-232)
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The Extended Lifecycle Motherboard K3842-Q μATX supports the Intel® Core™ i9/i7/i5/i3 processors (12th/13th/14th Gen.) and the Intel® Pentium®/Intel® Celeron® processor series and is equipped with the highly performant Intel® Q670 Chipset. It is designed and approved for 24/7 continuous operation and offers iAMT-based Out-of-Band Management features. The K3842-Q µATX has an integrated TPM 2.0 onboard to support Windows 11. It comes up with an Intel® i219LM LAN. The variant K3842-Q2 offers optionally an additional Intel® i225LM LAN connection.  

Benefits of Kontron motherboards:

  • Highest quality through German engineering and production
  • Strict lifecycle management and reliable product maintenance
  • Comprehensive feature and tool set
  • Excellent technical support
  • Beneficial total-cost-of-ownership


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Processor Intel® Core™ i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 Processor Series (12th/13th/14th Gen.)
Intel® Pentium®/Intel® Celeron® processor series
Chipset Intel® Q670 Chipset
Main Memory 4x DDR5-4800 DIMM Sockets up to 128 Gbyte, Dual Channel, non-ECC
Graphics Controller Intel® UHD Graphics 7xx (depends on installed processor)
Display 4x DPP V1.4a up to 8K
Audio Controller Tempo Semiconductor 92HD91B
Audio 5.1-channel; High Definition Audio Codec
Ethernet 1x Intel® i219LM with 10/100/1000 MBit/s, iAMT features
Optional on K3842-Q2: 1x Intel® i225LM with 10/100/1000/2500 MBit/s
USB 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (rear I/O, Type-A)
1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (rear I/O, Type-C)
4x USB 3.2 Gen1 (rear I/O, Type-A)
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 (by header)
2x USB 2.0 (by header)
1x USB 2.0 (internal Type-A)
Serial 1x RS232 (rear I/O)
Available I/Os -
SATA 4x Serial ATA III 600 Interface (up to 6GBit/s), NCQ, AHCI, RAID 0/1/5/10
Expansion 2x M.2 2230/2242/2280 (Key-M, PCIe/NVME SSD modules), incl. NVME RAID support
1x M.2 2230 ((Key-E, WLAN/Bluetooth modules, incl. CNVi support)
PCIe x16: 1x 16 lanes, Gen5/1x 4 lanes, Gen4
PCIe x1: 1x Gen3, "open slot"/1x Gen3, "closed slot"
Power connector ATX (Multirail) plus 8-pin socket (12 V for CPU)
Input Voltage Multirail
Watchdog Recovery BIOS, System and BIOS Password, Boot Sequence Control,
Serial/USB- Port Access Protection, Write Protection for Flash BIOS,
EraseDisk (BIOS Feature),
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Real Time Clock integrated
Cooling 4x PWM fan (CPU/3 x System)
Operating System Windows 10
Windows 11
Mechanical Dimensions µATX (243.8 x 243.8 mm / 9.6" x 9.6")
Operating Temperature 10°C-50°C
Humidity 5%-85%
Certifications cTÜVus acc. IEC62368-1, CE Class B, UKCA


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BIOS Updates


Datasheet K3842 Q
[ k3842-q_datasheet.pdf, 643.85 KB, Feb.21.2024 ]


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General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]

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Tech Spec Sheet

Motherboard and SMARTCASE™ Tech Specs
[ productoverview_motherboards.pdf, 6.05 MB, Apr.15.2024 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]


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