BC45Q – BCM launches new enterprise class Intel® Q45 ATX industrial motherboard

BCM introduces its latest, full feature, ATX industrial motherboard showcasing the benefits of the Intel® Q45 chipset including 45nm multi-core CPU support, GEN 2 PCIe, DDR3 support, and enterprise class onboard graphics with dual display via DVI and VGA.

BCM is an industry leader specializing in industrial motherboard design and manufacturing since 1990 and an active member of the Intel® Embedded and Communication Alliance.

BCM is proud to announce the launch of our BC45Q industrial ATX motherboard based on the Intel® Q45 Chipset with onboard GMA 4500 for superior graphics support and DDR3 system memory for faster and more secure data transactions.  BCM’s BC45Q is designed with LGA 775 socket and the Intel® Q45 Express Chipset/ICH10DO architecture to support next generation 45nm Multi-Core high performance desktop processors such as the Intel® Core™ 2 Quad, Core™ 2 Duo and is compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors. When the Q45 Chipset couples with the Core™ 2 processor family, the overall system performance is significantly increased through optimized bandwidth up to 1333 MHz FSB. The BC45Q also provides four DIMM slots and support DDR3 800/1066 MHz up to 8 GB system memory optimized for   multitasking environments. The BC45Q also supports Intel® vPro technology for enhanced security, manageability and energy efficiency meeting the requirements of the BC45Q’s target industries including enterprise security systems such as those used in major transportation depots, incoming automated cargo inspections, high pedestrian traffic areas, and border security.   

The BC45Q features the Intel® GMA 4500 onboard graphics delivering an excellent blend of graphics performance and outstanding 3D video rendering required by the target industries for the BC45Q motherboard addressing a key lifecycle concern often tied to third party graphic engines with limited lifecycles. This motherboard supports dual display capabilities via DVI output up to 2048 x 1536 resolutions and VGA up to 2560 x 1600. The BC45Q also offers iAMT 5.0 support enabling IT engineers and technicians to remotely monitor, diagnose, upgrade, and maintain their systems to increase response time and reduce the system down time.

As a flagship industrial product, the BC45Q is feature rich with both current and legacy support required by embedded customer including IDE, Floppy, LPT, two COM ports, twelve USB ports, five SATAII connectors with RAID support, one eSATA port providing 3 Gb/s data speed, built-in AMP and GPIO connectors.  To allow for maximum expandability it has four PCI slots, two PCIe x16 slots (one with x4 performance), and one PCIe x1 slot.

BCM’s BC45Q ATX motherboard is truly a full featured product offering something for all embedded or industrial applications but specifically designed for long-life embedded applications such as:

  • Enterprise class security systems
  • Medical data acquisition systems
  • Industrial controller and automation systems
  • Industrial data acquisition systems
  • Enterprise government, military, or business workstations that are lifecycle sensitive
  • Network security systems
  • Self-Service or Checkout Kiosk

Product specifications at a glance

  • Intel® LGA 775 socket supports Core™ 2 Quad/ Core™ 2 Duo and 45nm Multi-core processors
  • 800/1066/1333 MHz FSB
  • Intel® Q45 GMCH Chipset
  • up to 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
  • Intel® GMA 4500 onboard graphics
  • Dual display via VGA + DVI
  • Realtek® ALC888 5.1 channel HD Audio
  • Dual Gigabit LAN
  • iAMT 5.0 supported
  • 1 PCIe x16, 1 PCIe x4, 1 PCIe x1, 4 PCI
  • Supported OS: WinXP, XPe, Vista, Windows 7, Linux
  • FCC Class A , CE , UL ready
  • ATX Form Factor (12" x 9.6")
  • RoHS Compliant

Since 1990 BCM has specialized in designing and manufacturing long life industrial motherboards and systems especially for the applications which require 3-7 years lifecycle, 24/7 operation, and rigid revision control. Please visit our website at www.bcmcom.com for more information or contact us at BCMSales@bcmcom.com.

About BCM

Established in 1990, BCM Advanced Research has over 19 years experience designing and manufacturing custom and standard long-life motherboards. We offer industrial motherboards in multiple form factors – Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX and customized form factors. We also offer industrial systems and barebones. In addition to the off-the-shelf motherboards, BCM specializes in custom motherboard designs especially for the Medical, Gaming/Slot machine, Lottery machine, POS, ATM, Kiosk, Digital Signage and Industrial Automation industries.

Product Spec (PDF): http://www.bcmcom.com/product_spec/BC45Q.pdf

Catalog name: Embedded Intel Solutions

Company name: BCM Advanced Research

Company Contact:

Anne Yang- Marketing



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