Powerful and sleek integrated displays

Overview

As displays get thinner and power-efficient performance becomes more critical, Intel offers the Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) specification and reference design that can be integrated into the sleekest all-in-one designs. Intel® SDM delivers the same level of intelligence and interoperability as the Open Pluggable Specification, but in our smallest form factor yet that eliminates the housing and advances the thinnest integrated displays.

Intel® SDM comes in two form factor size options—the Intel® SDM Small (Intel® SDM–S) and Intel® SDM Large (Intel® SDM–L). This allows for new and scalable all-in-one designs that benefit from the cost-effective implementation and management of integrated Intel® processor-based media players. Its design omits housing, so it can be fully integrated into visual IoT applications like hospitality screens and bedside terminals that require minimal space with maximum performance. 

Intel® SDM incorporates high-speed PCIe* connectivity with a custom I/O receptacle board that eliminates the need for external I/O. Multiple offerings spanning Intel Atom® to Intel® Core™ processors support both basic and extended features with a connector that is future proofed to support 8K resolution displays and video capture, when available.

Read the Intel® Smart Display Module product brief ›

To inquire about the new Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) specification, please contact your Intel representative.  

Intel® Smart Display Module Benefits

Customer Testimonials

Who is using Intel® SDM today?

Many partners are taking advantage of the features and benefits of Intel® SDM in their digital signage solutions. See what they have to say.

Viewsonic

"The new Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) is helping drive innovation in ViewSonic’s interactive flat panels (IFP) and digital signage lines. Intel® SDM’s small footprint and optimized processing capabilities mean that we can offer our users the smallest, most power-efficient computing engine yet available for large-format displays in the education, corporate and retail digital signage spaces."

— Brian Wei, Director of Commercial Displays and Solutions, ViewSonic Europe

Broadsign

"By offering scalable, future-proofed capabilities, the Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) solves key challenges for digital signage network operators and integrators. The 7th generation Intel® Core™ processors offer high performance, fanless reliability, and plenty of RAM and storage to deliver longer-lasting value than existing integrated solutions. With full support for Windows* and Linux*, our customers never have to be locked into a proprietary ecosystem with limited adoption."

— Bryan Mongeau, Vice President of Technology, BroadSign

Quanta

"The Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) form factor specification allows Quanta to design tiny modules that easily slot into very slim displays. This provides scalable functions and features and enables the creation of digital signage with built-in intelligence that works right out of the box." 

— Terrisa Chung, BU1 VP and GM, Quanta Computer Inc.

 

NEC

“In 2010, NEC, Intel, and Microsoft formed a global strategic alliance and created the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS). Our focus was to deliver an optimized computing platform offering a more streamlined and high-performance standard for digital signage, interactive whiteboards, and mission-critical applications. Today, OPS is integral to NEC’s large-format displays and integration projectors. NEC sees the Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) architecture as a natural evolution and is excited to expand our ability to deliver reliability, performance, standardization, and ease of use on a broader range of display form factors.”

— Richard Ventura, Vice President Business Development and Solutions, NEC Display Solutions of Americas
 

Advantech

“Advantech is working closely with Intel to develop a new generation of modular digital signage solutions and DS-200 is the first one based on the Intel® Smart Display Module architecture. We hope to combine high display computing capabilities and integrated display modules to deliver a new age of digital signage experiences in visual IoT applications, as well as empower multiple vertical markets such as retail, medical, and more.”

— Stephen Huang, Assistant Vice President of Advantech Embedded IoT Group
 

Giada

“As the reference design partner of Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM), Giada is excited to release its Intel® SDM Small (Intel® SDM–S) and Large (Intel® SDM–L) module products to the industry. Giada is also proud to soon release the first Intel® SDM-L 7300 (U) based on the 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor platform. The diverse offering of Giada's Intel® SDM products will help address the various vertical visual solutions markets requirements for all-in-one systems integration.”

— Tony Liu, Marketing Director, Giada

Reference Design

Reference Design

Speed time to market with three Intel® SDM reference designs^ for next-generation commercial All-in-One displays and visual IoT devices. The modules do not come with any enclosure or chassis, as they are meant to be integrated into a display or host system.

Together with the reference designs, Intel provides a peripheral interface board (PIB) that serves as a custom receptacle board for the Intel® SDM modules and can be used for testing the SDM platforms without the need of an SDM display or host system.

In addition, samples are available for evaluation. Interested ODMs can also access reference design files with a signed RDLA. See the specifications below, and talk to your Intel representative for more information.

 

Intel® SDM Reference Design Summary

  • The Intel® SDM–L specification has module dimensions of 175 mm x 100 mm and a thickness of not more than 20 mm.
  • The Intel® SDM–S specification is just a little bigger than a credit card—with module dimensions of 60 mm x 100 mm and a thickness of not more than 20 mm. 

^The Intel® SDM-L (H and U) reference design will be available in Q2’18. The Intel® SDM-S reference design is available now.

Target Platform

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U) Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S Notes
CPU

Intel® Core™ i5-7300U processor

(7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor (U), 15W TDP)

8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor (45W TDP)

Intel® Core i5-7Y57 processor

(7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor (Y), 4.5W TDP)

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PCH - CNL PCH (QM370) - -

Memory

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U)  Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S  Notes
- DDR4 (2133 MT/s) DDR4 (2400 MT/s) LPDDR3 (1866MT/s) Configurable. For Intel® SDM–L, max RAM can go up to 32GB
- SODIMM slot x2 SODIMM slot x2 Memory down Configurable. For Intel® SDM–L, max RAM can go up to 32GB
- 8 GB 8 GB Up to 8 GB Configurable. For Intel® SDM–L, max RAM can go up to 32GB

Storage

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U) Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S Notes
- SSD M.2 2242/2280 SSD M.2 2242/2280 eMMC 5.x Storage size is configurable for M.2 card
- M.2 (M key) M.2 (M key) Storage size is configurable for M.2 card
- 128 GB 128 GB 64 GB Storage size is configurable for M.2 card

Network

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U) Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S Notes
LAN Intel® Ethernet connection I219-LM Intel® Ethernet connection I219-LM Intel® Ethernet connection I219-LM -
Wi-Fi Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (M.2 2230 E key) Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 (M.2 2230 E key) Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (M.2 1216 solder down) -

USB

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U) Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S Notes
SDM connection USB3.1 x 1 USB3.1 x 1 USB 3.0 x 1 -
I/O panel USB 3.1 x4 (type A)
1x type C 
USB 3.1 x4 (type A) USB 3.0 x 2 (type A) USB Type C is good to have (for I/O only, not power)

Display

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U) Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S Notes
SDM connection DP1.2 x1, HDMI2.0 x 1 DP1.2 x1, HDMI2.0 x 1 DP1.2 x 1, HDMI1.4 x 1 -
I/O panel HDMI1.4 x 1 DP++ x 1 (mini DP conn.) - Baseline DP1.2/HDMI1.4

I/O

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U) Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S Notes
I/O Expansion (M.2 slots) 3 2 - -
I/O Panel USB x 4, HDMI1.4 x 1, audio in/out x 1, RJ45 x 1, SMA x 2, power button, reset button USB x 4, DP++ x 1, audio in/out x 1, RJ45 x 1, SMA x 2, power button, reset button USB x 2, RJ45 x 1, SMA x 2, power button, reset button -

Technology

Board Spec Intel® SDM–L (U) Intel® SDM–L (H) Intel® SDM–S Notes
- Intel® vPro™ technology Intel® vPro™ technology Intel® vPro™ technology -