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BluStar FS-8117 - Fanless Industrial Mini System with Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset supporting 2nd Generation Core i3 / i5 / i7 Mobile Processors

Recommended Processors:
2nd generation Intel Core processors (32nm process technology)
- Intel Core i7-2710QE (6M Cache, up to 3.0 GHz); 45W
- Intel Core i5-2510E (3M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz); 35W
- Intel Core i3-2330E (3M Cache, 2.2 GHz); 35W

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Memory * 

Hard Drive(HDD) / Solid State Drive (SSD) * 

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Power Adapter (brick) * 

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The BluStar FS-8117 is a Fanless Industrial Mini System ideal for space critical applications. This embedded hardware platform features 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processors, Intel HM65 express chipset and supports DDR3 1066/1333 SO-DIMM's. The BluStar FS-8117 system also supports a 2.5” SATA hard drive or SSD, Compact Flash slot, HDMI, DVI, 4x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 2 x COM Ports, and HD Audio.
The BluStar FS-8117 provides high reliability for harsh environments, compact size, high performance and is highly suited to a wide range of industrial applications such as Digital Signage, Gaming, Transportation and Surveillance.

Product Manual | Product Drivers

Additional information


2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Mobile Processors

CPU Socket

Socket G2 (rPGA988B)

Memory Slots

2 x 204-pin SO-DIMM

Maximum Memory Supported

16 GB

Memory Standard

DDR3 1066 / 1333 MHz

ECC Memory Supported


Onboard Memory


Dual Channel Memory Support



Intel QM67 Express Chipset (BluStar FS-8117A only ) or HM65 Express Chipset (BluStar FS-8117B only)



Video Chipset

Intel HD Graphics (Based on CPU Type chosen)

Watchdog Timer

Generates a system reset with internal timer for 1min/s ~ 255min/s

Real Time Clock

Chipset integrated RTC with onboard lithium battery

SATA Hard Drive

1 x SATA HDD/SSD bay

Compact Flash Slot

1 x Compact Flash Slot (external access)

Video Memory

Shared with system memory

Audio Chipset

HD Audio

10/100(Fast) LAN

via Gigabit LAN connections

Gigabit LAN Ports

2 x Gigabit Ethernet Controllers


1 x Power on LED, 1 x HDD/SSD activity LED, 1 x WiFi LED

PCI Express Mini-Card (Mini-PCIe)

2 x Mini-PCIe (for optional WiFi or 3G module)

Serial (COM) Port

1 x RS232, 1 x RS232/422/485 port

USB Port

4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 Port

Display Port

1 x Display Port


1 x HDMI


1 x DVI-I


1 x Line In, Line Out, Mic In


via HDMI and Display Port


via HDMI and Display Port

Approximate Weight

2.2 Kg (Net)/4.5 Kg (Gross)


W: 279.75mm (11.01") x D: 153.2mm (6.03") x H: 68.7mm (2.7")

Operating Temperature

0ºC ~ 40 ºC (32 ºF ~ 104 ºF)

Storage Temperature

-20° ~ 80°C (-4°F~176°F)

Product Notes

Certifications:CE, FCC Class A

Relative Humidity

0% ~ 90% (non-condensing)

OS Software Supported

All popular Operating System Software including: Linux, Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8. Not all features are guaranteed to work under every O/S

Global P/N / SKU

SKU# 1708117 / BluStar FS-8117


Cannot be purchased separately

Form Factor

Fanless Industrial Mini System

Power Consumption

System TDP of 48.9Watts with an Intel Core i7-2710QE Processor (6M Cache, 2.10 GHz)


Cannot be purchased separately


1 x S/PDIF

2.5" Bay

1 x 2.5" bay for HDD or SSD


1 x Power On/Off Switch, 1 x Clear CMOS


Aluminum Housing

Additional I/O


Additional Expansion

1 x SIM socket

Antenna Port

2 x Antenna Ports

Power Connector

1 x single prong 19V DC power jack

BluStar FS-8117A: Fanless Industrial Mini System with Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset supporting 2nd Generation Core i3 / i5 / i7 Mobile Processors (supports Intel's AMT Technology) BluStar FS-8117B: Fanless Industrial Mini System with Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset supporting 2nd Generation Core i3 / i5 / i7 Mobile Processors (No Intel AMT support)

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