Moxa Technologies THINKCORE W315 User`s manual

ThinkCore W315/325/345
Hardware User’s Manual
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First Edition, May 2007
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ThinkCore W315/325/W345
Hardware User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ..................................................................................................1-1
Overview.................................................................................................................................. 1-2
Package Checklist .................................................................................................................... 1-2
Product Features ...................................................................................................................... 1-3
Product Hardware Specifications............................................................................................. 1-3
Hardware Block Diagram ........................................................................................................ 1-5
ThinkCore W315 .......................................................................................................... 1-5
ThinkCore W325 .......................................................................................................... 1-6
ThinkCore W345 .......................................................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2
Hardware Introduction.................................................................................2-1
Appearance .............................................................................................................................. 2-2
ThinkCore W315 .......................................................................................................... 2-2
ThinkCore W325 .......................................................................................................... 2-2
ThinkCore W345 .......................................................................................................... 2-3
Dimensions .............................................................................................................................. 2-4
ThinkCore W315 .......................................................................................................... 2-4
ThinkCore W325 .......................................................................................................... 2-4
ThinkCore W345 .......................................................................................................... 2-5
LED Indicators......................................................................................................................... 2-6
Reset Button............................................................................................................................. 2-6
Real Time Clock ...................................................................................................................... 2-7
Chapter 3
Hardware Connection Description .............................................................3-1
Installing the W315/W325/W345 ............................................................................................ 3-2
Wiring Requirements ............................................................................................................... 3-3
Connecting the Power................................................................................................... 3-3
Grounding the Unit....................................................................................................... 3-3
Connecting Data Transmission Cables .................................................................................... 3-4
Connecting to the Network........................................................................................... 3-4
Connecting to a Serial Device ...................................................................................... 3-5
Connecting to the Serial Console Port.......................................................................... 3-5
Connecting an Antenna................................................................................................. 3-5
Installing a SIM Card and SD Card ......................................................................................... 3-5
Installing a SIM Card ................................................................................................... 3-5
Installing an SD Card for Storage Expansion ............................................................... 3-7
USB (W345 only) .................................................................................................................... 3-8
Relay Output (W345 only)....................................................................................................... 3-8
Appendix A FCC Warning Statement ............................................................................. B-1
Appendix B Service Information..................................................................................... B-1
MOXA Internet Services..........................................................................................................B-2
Problem Report Form ..............................................................................................................B-3
Product Return Procedure ........................................................................................................B-4
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Chapter 1
Introduction
The ThinkCore W315/W325/W345 series of wireless RISC-based embedded computers feature a
GSM/GPRS module, RS-232/422/485 serial ports, and an Ethernet port in a small, rugged chassis.
In addition, the W325 and W345 models come with an SD slot, and the W345 also has two USB
2.0 hosts and one relay output channel.
The W300 series embedded computers are ideal for diverse, machine-to-machine embedded
applications. The computers enable the wireless operation of traditionally wired network and serial
devices, and can handle transparent data transfer, numeric computing, protocol conversion, data
processing, and even data encryption. You will find it easier to build embedded systems for
distributed peer-to-peer communication, turn wired devices into wireless devices, and introduce
higher mobility and more intelligence to your system. In this chapter, we cover the various
capabilities of the W300 series embedded computers.
In this chapter, we cover the following topics:
‰
‰
‰
‰
‰
Overview
Package Checklist
Product Features
Product Hardware Specifications
Hardware Block Diagram
¾ ThinkCore W315
¾ ThinkCore W325
¾ ThinkCore W345
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Introduction
Overview
The ThinkCore W315/W325/W345 wireless embedded computers are designed around the MOXA
ART ARM9 32-bit RISC processor. Unlike the X86 CPU, which uses a CISC design, the MOXA
ART ARM9 uses RISC architecture and modern semiconductor technology to provide a powerful
computing engine without generating a significant amount of heat. The processor also integrates
UART and LAN functions to provide exceptional communication performance, but without the
bus bandwidth limitations associated with general ARM-based communication products.
An onboard NOR Flash ROM and SDRAM provide ample storage capacity, and the SD slot gives
applications extra room to expand. The built-in GSM/GPRS function supports the
850/900/1800/1900 MHz frequency bands, providing coding scheme from CS-1 to CS-4. The
backup LAN port not only provides an alternative solution for networking, but also supports
Ethernet clients, allowing any network device to plug in and connect to the GPRS network. The
built-in RS-232/422/485 serial ports support a wide range of serial devices, making this platform
suitable for data acquisition and protocol conversion applications.
The Linux-based operating system comes pre-installed and ready to run, providing an open
platform for software development. Software written for desktop PCs can be ported easily to
W300 series embedded computers by using a common complier, so you do not need to spend a lot
of time modifying existing software code. In addition, the operating system, device drivers, and
user-developed software can all be stored in the built-in flash memory.
Package Checklist
The ThinkCore W300 Series includes the following models:
ThinkCore W315-LX
Mini RISC-based, ready-to-run, wireless embedded computer with GSM/GPRS, one serial port,
LAN, SD, and Linux OS
ThinkCore W325-LX
Mini RISC-based, ready-to-run, wireless embedded computer with GSM/GPRS, two serial ports,
LAN, SD, and Linux OS
ThinkCore W345-LX
RISC-based, ready-to-run, wireless embedded computer with GSM/GPRS, four serial ports, LAN,
SD, USB, relay output, and Linux OS
Each model is shipped with the following items:
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
ThinkCore W300 Series wireless embedded computer
Quick Installation Guide
Document & Software CD
100 cm RJ45-to-RJ45 Ethernet cross-over cable
CBL-4PINDB9F-100: 100 cm 4-pin header to female DB9 console port cable
1 dBi antenna
Universal power adaptor
Product Warranty Statement
Optional Accessories
y 35 mm DIN-rail mounting kit (DK-35A)
NOTE: Please notify your sales representative if any of the above items are missing or damaged.
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Product Features
W315/W325/W345 series embedded comptuers have the following features:
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
y
MOXA ART 32-bit ARM9 RISC industrial communication processor
32 MB on-board RAM (64 MB for W345)
16 MB built-in flash memory
RS-232/422/485 serial ports with software selectable interface
Baudrate between 50 and 921.6Kbps; supports ANY BAUDRATE
10/100M Ethernet for backup networking
Built-in quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS module
GPRS class 10
Coding scheme from CS1 to CS4
SD card slot for storage expansion
Designed to withstand continuous 5G vibration and a 50G shock
LED indicators for status, serial transmission, and wireless signal strength
Ready-to-run Linux platform
Install on a DIN-rail or wall
Fanless design for increased ruggedness
Product Hardware Specifications
System
CPU
RAM
Flash
Storage Expansion
USB
Relay Output
Console port
Button
Other
OS
MOXA ARM9-based 32-bit RISC CPU, 192 MHz
W315: 32 MB
W325: 32 MB
W345: 64 MB
W315: 16 MB
W325: 16 MB
W345: 16 MB
W315: SD slot x 1
W325: SD slot x 1
W345: SD slot x 1
W345:USB2.0 host x 2
Form C, SPDT x 1
Normal switching capacity: 2A@30 VDC
Switching power: 60 W max.
Switching voltage: 220 VDC max.
Switching current: 2 A max.
Operation time: 4 ms @ 20°C
Initial contact resistance: 100 MΩ max.
RS-232 x 1 (TxD, RxD, GND); 4-pin header output, “115200, n, 8, 1”
Reset button x 1; supports “Reset to Factory Default”
RTC, buzzer, Watchdog Timer
Built-in Embedded Linux with MMU support; based on Linux Kemel 2.6
Cellular Communication
Standard Compliance GSM (Global Service for Mobile) and GPRS (General Packet Radio
Service)
Radio Band Selection Quad-band 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz
GPRS Multi-slot Class Class 10
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Coding Schemes
GPRS Terminal Device
Class
CSD Data
Transmission Rate
SMS
SIM Control
Antenna
Introduction
CS1 to CS4
Class B (simultaneous GPRS/CSD connections are not supported)
Up to 14,400 bps
Point-to-point Text(MT/MO) and Cell Broadcast
3V/1.8V Interface
1 dBi antenna, 8.33 cm
Network Communication
LAN
10/100 Mbps RJ45 x 1, auto-sensing
Protection
1.5 KV built-in magnetic isolation protection
Serial Communication
Serial Port
W315: RS-232/422/485, male DB9 x 1
W325: RS-232/422/485, male DB9 x 2
W345: RS-232/422/485, male DB9 x 4
Protection
15 KV built-in ESD protection for all signals
Data bits
5, 6, 7, 8
Stop bit(s)
1, 1.5, 2
Parity
None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Flow Control
RTS/CTS, XON/XOFF, RS-485 ADDC™
Speed
50 bps to 921.6 Kbps; supports ANY BAUDRATE
LEDs
System
GPRS
LAN
Serial
Ready, SD activity (for W325 and W345 only)
Enable, signal strength
10 M/Link, 100 M/Link (RJ45 connector)
TxD, RxD
Power Requirements
Power Input
12 to 48 V
Power Consumption
In GPRS mode:
W315: 1A @ 12 VDC
W325: 1A @ 12 VDC
W345: 1.2A @ 12 VDC with USB devices on each port at max spec
In idle mode:
W315: 240 mA @ 12 VDC
W325: 270 mA @ 12 VDC
W345: 800 mA @ 12 VDC with USB devices on each port at max spec
Mechanical
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
Construction Material
Mounting
(without wall mount ears or antenna)
W315: 77 x 111 x 26 mm
W325: 77 x 111 x 26 mm
W345: 150 x 100 x 38 mm
W315: aluminum, 1 mm
W325: aluminum, 1 mm
W345: aluminum, 1 mm / SECC, 1 mm for rear panel
DIN-rail, wall
Environment
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Operating Temperature -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F), 5 to 95% RH
Storage Temperature
-20 to 80°C (-4 to 176°F), 5 to 95% RH
Regulatory Approvals
EMC
Safety
Other
Warranty
FCC, CE (Class A)
UL, cUL
RoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
5 years
Hardware Block Diagram
ThinkCore W315
Ethernet
GSM/GPRS
LAN
Cellular
PHY
Power
Circuit
RTC
Watchdog
MAC
UART
32MB
RAM
MOXA ART CPU
32-bit ARM9
192 MHz
UART
UART
Serial
Port
Console
Port
RS-232/422/485
RS-232
16MB
Flash
SD
Function
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ThinkCore W325
Ethernet
GSM/GPRS
LAN
Cellular
PHY
Power
Circuit
MAC
32MB
RAM
UART
MOXA ART CPU
32-bit ARM9
192 MHz
RTC
Watchdog
16MB
Flash
UART
UART
UART
Serial
Port 1
Serial
Port 2
Console
Port
RS-232/422/485
RS-232
SD
Function
ThinkCore W345
GSM/GPRS Ethernet
USB 2.0
Host x 2
Cellular
LAN
Relay
Output
PHY
MAC
UART
Power
Circuit
64MB
RAM
MOXA ART CPU
32-bit ARM9
192 MHz
RTC
16MB
Flash
SD
Function
Watchdog
UART
UART
UART
UART
UART
Serial
Port 1
Serial
Port 2
Serial
Port 3
Serial Console
Port 4 Port
RS-232/422/485
RS-232
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Chapter 2
Hardware Introduction
The ThinkCore W300 series embedded computers are compact, well-designed, and built rugged
enough for industrial applications. LED indicators help you monitor performance and identify
trouble spots, multiple serial ports allow you to connect different devices for wireless operation,
and the reliable and stable hardware platform lets you devote your attention to developing your
applications.
In this chapter, we cover the following topics:
‰ Appearance
¾ ThinkCore W315
¾ ThinkCore W325
¾ ThinkCore W345
‰ Dimensions
¾ ThinkCore W315
¾ ThinkCore W325
¾ ThinkCore W345
‰ LED Indicators
‰ Reset Button
‰ Real Time Clock
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Appearance
ThinkCore W315
Wireless
GSM/GPRS
antenna
Ethernet
(10/100BaseTx)
12 to 48 VDC
V
V+
Serial
console port
Wireless Embedded Computer
SD
1. Internal SD Slot for
Storage Expansion
2. Internal SIM Card Slot
(remove cover to access)
RS-232/422/485
P1
Serial Port
(RS-232/422/485)
ThinkCore W325
Wireless
GSM/GPRS
antenna
Ethernet
(10/100BaseTx)
12 to 48 VDC
V
V+
RE SET
LAN
12 -48V
Serial
console port
W325
Wireless Embedded Computer
Re ady
GP RS
TX
P1
RX
TX
P2
SD
RX
RS-232/422/485
P1
P2
Serial Port 1
(RS-232/422/485)
1. Internal SD Slot for
Storage Expansion
2. Internal SIM Card Slot
(remove cover to access)
Serial Port 2
(RS-232/422/485)
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ThinkCore W345
Top View
USB 2.0 Host
Relay Output
1. Internal SD Slot for
Storage Expansion
2. Internal SIM Card Slot
(remove cover to access)
RELAY
LAN
USB
Reset Button
Reset
NO
COM
NC
12-48V
Ethernet
10/100BaseTX
12 to 48 VDC
Wireless GSM/GPRS
antenna connector
Front View
USB 2.0 Host x 2
Wireless
GSM/GPRS
antenna
Ethernet
(10/100BaseTx)
Relay Output
12 to 48 VDC
1. Internal SD Slot for
Storage Expansion
2. Internal SIM Card Slot
(remove cover to access)
W345
Wireless Embedded Computer
Ready
P1 P2 P3 P 4
GPR S
P1 P2 P3 P 4
TX
RX
Serial
console port
Serial Port 1 to 4
(RS-232/422/485)
Bottom View
Serial Port x 4
(RS-232/422/485)
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Dimensions
ThinkCore W315
43 mm (1.69 in)
43 mm (1.69 in)
Wireless Embedded Computer
SD
148.1 mm (5.83 in)
25 mm
(0.98 in)
V+
25 mm
(0.98 in)
111 mm (4.37 in)
V
RS-232/422/485
P1
26 mm
(1.02 in)
77 mm (3.03 in)
88 mm (3.46 in)
100 mm (3.94 in)
ThinkCore W325
V
V+
RE SET
LAN
111 mm (4.37 in)
W325
Wireless Embedded Computer
Re ady
GP RS
TX
P1
RX
TX
P2
SD
RX
RS-232/422/485
P1
P2
26 mm
(1.02 in)
77 mm (3.03 in)
88 mm (3.46 in)
100 mm (3.94 in)
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148.1 mm (5.83 in)
12 -48V
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LAN
USB
RELAY
Reset
NO
COM
NC
38 mm
(1.50 in)
40.5 mm (1.59 in)
150 mm (5.91 in)
161 mm (6.34 in)
173 mm (6.81 in)
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137.1 mm (5.40 in)
25 mm
(0.98 in)
100 mm (3.93 in)
GPR S
35 mm (1.38 in)
12-48V
W345
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LED Indicators
Note that the W315 does not have an SD slot, so it does not have an SD LED.
LED Name
Ready
SD
GPRS
LED Color
LED Function
Power is on and functioning normally
Power is off or a power error exists
SD card is detected
Green
Off
Green
Off
SD card is not detected
ON:
GPRS is ready
Blinking: Conflict with GPRS IP or no response
from DHCP server
GPRS is not ready or function error exists
Number of glowing LEDs indicates signal strength
5: Excellent
4: Very good
3: Good
2: Fair
1: Bad
No signal or GPRS connection failed
10 Mbps Ethernet link
Green
Off
Signal Strength
LAN
TxD
P1-P4
RxD
P1-P4
Green
Off
Orange
Green
Off
Green
Off
100 Mbps Ethernet link
Disconnected or short circuit
Serial ports P1-P4 transmitting data
Serial ports P1-P4 not transmitting data
Serial ports P1-P4 receiving data
Yellow
Serial ports P1-P4 not receiving data
Off
Reset Button
Hold in the reset button for 5 seconds to load the factory default configuration. After loading the
factory defaults, the system will reboot automatically. We recommend that you use this function
only if the software is not working properly. To reset the Linux system software, always use the
software reboot command (“reboot”) to protect the integrity of your data.
The reset button is NOT designed as a hard reboot for the embedded computer.
ATTENTION
Restoring default settings preserves your data
Resetting the embedded computer to factory defaults will NOT format the user directory and will
NOT erase the user’s data. The reset button only loads a configuration file. All files in the /etc
directory will revert to their factory defaults, but all other user data will remain intact in the Flash
ROM.
Please note that if there is a problem with the /etc directory, the embedded computer may be
unable to restore the factory default settings.
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Real Time Clock
The embedded computer’s real-time clock is powered by a lithium battery. We strongly
recommend that you NOT replace the lithium battery on your own. If the battery needs to be
changed, please contact the MOXA RMA service team.
ATTENTION
There is a risk of explosion if the wrong type of battery is used. To avoid this potential danger,
always be sure to use the correct type of battery. Contact the MOXA RMA service team if you
need to replace your battery.
Caution
There is a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used
batteries according to the instructions on the battery.
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Chapter 3
Hardware Connection Description
The ThinkCore W300 series wireless embedded computers support multiple types of connections.
GSM/GPRS, Ethernet, and one or more serial ports are built into every model. In addition, the
computers come with a serial console port for monitoring bootup messages. All models include an
SD storage expansion, USB ports for additional device and storage options, and relay output
connections. With the open-source Linux kernel, you are free to develop custom applications for
remote, wireless operation of your device. In this chapter, learn how to connect the embedded
computer to the network and to various devices.
In this chapter, we cover the following topics:
‰ Installing the W315/W325/W345
‰ Wiring Requirements
¾ Connecting the Power
¾ Grounding the Unit
‰ Connecting Data Transmission Cables
¾ Connecting to the Network
¾ Connecting to a Serial Device
¾ Connecting to a Serial Console Port
¾ Connecting an Antenna
‰ Installing a SIM Card and SD Card
¾ Installing a SIM card
¾ Installing an SD card for Storage Expansion (W325/345)
‰ USB (W345 only)
‰ Relay Output (W345 only)
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Installing the W315/W325/W345
Wall or Cabinet Mounting
The ThinkCore W315/325/345 embedded computers have built-in “ears” for
attaching the embedded computers to a wall or the inside of a cabinet. We suggest
using two screws per ear to attach the W315/325/345 to a wall or cabinet. The
heads of the screws should be less than 6.0 mm in diameter, and the shafts should
be less than 3.5 mm in diameter, as shown by the figure at the right.
6.0 mm
3.5 mm
5
W315
GPRS
GPRS
DIN-Rail Mounting
DIN-rail attachments can be purchased separately to attach the product to a DIN-rail. When
snapping the attachments to the DIN-rail, make sure that the stiff metal springs are at the top.
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Wiring Requirements
This section describes how to connect serial devices to the embedded computer.
You should read and follow these common safety precautions before proceeding with the
installation of any electronic device:
y Use separate paths to route wiring for power and devices. If power wiring and device wiring
paths must cross, make sure the wires are perpendicular at the intersection point.
NOTE: Do not run signal or communication wiring together with power wiring in the same
wire conduit. To avoid interference, wires with different signal characteristics should be routed
separately.
y Use the type of signal transmitted through a wire to determine which wires should be kept
separate. The rule of thumb is that wiring that shares similar electrical characteristics can be
bundled together.
y Keep input wiring and output wiring separate.
y It is advisable to label the wiring to all devices in the system.
ATTENTION
Safety First!
Be sure to disconnect the power cord before installing and/or wiring your W315/325.
Wiring Caution!
Calculate the maximum possible current in each power wire and common wire. Observe all
electrical codes dictating the maximum current allowable for each wire size.
If the current goes above the maximum ratings, the wiring could overheat, causing serious
damage to your equipment.
Temperature Caution!
Be careful when handling the unit. When the unit is plugged in, the internal components generate
heat, and consequently the outer casing may feel hot to the touch.
Connecting the Power
The PC’s power source should be provided by a UL listed class 2 or “Limited Power Source”
(LPS), with external adaptor output rated 12 to 48 VDC, minimum 1.2A. If the power is supplied
properly, the “Ready” LED will glow a solid green after a 25 to 30 second delay.
Grounding the Unit
Grounding and wire routing help limit the effects of noise due to electromagnetic interference
(EMI). Before connecting any devices, run a ground wire from the ground screw to the grounding
surface.
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ATTENTION
This product should be mounted to a well-grounded mounting surface such as a metal panel.
SG
SG: The Shielded Ground (sometimes called
Protected Ground) contact is the left most contact
of the 3-pin power terminal block connector when
viewed from the angle shown here. Connect the
SG wire to an appropriate grounded metal surface.
V-
V+
12-48V
Connecting Data Transmission Cables
This section describes how to connect the W315/325/345 embedded computers to the network,
serial devices, and a serial COM terminal.
Connecting to the Network
Plug your network cable into the embedded computer’s Ethernet port. The other end of the cable
should be plugged into your Ethernet network. When the cable is properly connected, the LEDs on
the embedded computer’s Ethernet port will glow to indicate a valid connection.
The 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN port uses 8-pin RJ45 connectors. The following diagram shows
the pinouts for these ports.
8
1
8
1
The LED indicator in the lower right corner glows a
solid green color when the cable is properly connected
to a 100 Mbps Ethernet network. The LED will flash on
and off when Ethernet packets are being transmitted or
received.
The LED indicator in the lower left corner glows a solid
orange color when the cable is properly connected to a
10 Mbps Ethernet network. The LED will flash on and
off when Ethernet packets are being transmitted or
received.
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Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Signal
ETx+
ETxERx+
----ERx-----
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Connecting to a Serial Device
Use a serial cable to plug your serial device into the embedded computer’s serial port. Serial ports
P1 to P4 have male DB9 connectors and can be configured for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485
communication by software. The pin assignments are shown in the following table:
DB9 Male Port
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
RS-232/422/485 Pinouts
Pin
RS-232
RS-422
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DCD
RxD
TxD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
TxDA(-)
TxDB(+)
RxDB(+)
RxDA(-)
GND
-------
RS-485
(4-wire)
TxDA(-)
TxDB(+)
RxDB(+)
RxDA(-)
GND
-------
RS-485
(2-wire)
----DataB(+)
DataA(-)
GND
-------
Connecting to the Serial Console Port
The serial console port is a 4-pin pin-header RS-232 port. It is designed for serial console
terminals, which are useful for viewing boot up message.
Serial Console Port & Pinouts
Serial Console Cable
Pin Signal
1
TxD
2
RxD
3
NC
4
GND
4
3
2
1
Connecting an Antenna
The ThinkCore W315/325/345 embedded computers come with a 1 dBi antenna for GPRS
communication. Connect the antenna to the SMA connector located on the front panel of the
embedded computer. Connect the antenna to the computer by rotating it in a clockwise direction.
Antenna Connector
GSM/GPRS Antenna
Installing a SIM Card and SD Card
Installing a SIM Card
The ThinkCore W315/325/345 embedded computers have a built-in GSM/GPRS cellular module
to provide long-range communication. SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards are used to
authenticate and identify subscribers when connecting to a network.
The SIM card and SD card slot are located on the right side of the W315/325’s casing, and on the
front panel of the W345.
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W315/W325
Hardware Connection Description
W345
SIM Card/SD Card Slot
SIM Card/SD Card Slot
Follow these steps to install a SIM card:
Step1:
Before you install a SIM card, make sure the embedded computer is powered off.
Step2:
Use a screwdriver to remove the protective cover to access the slot. Note that the SD slot
and SIM card slot for the W315/W325 share the same protective cover.
W315/W325
Step3:
W345
When inserting the SIM card, make sure the chip is facing upwards. Plug the SIM card
directly into the slot.
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W315/325
SIM Card Slot
SD Card Slot
W345
SD Card Slot
SIM Card Slot
Step 4: Power on the embedded computer and tart the operating system.
Step 5: To operate GPRS connection, please refer to the operating system user’s manual for
further detail.
NOTE: To remove the SIM card from the slot, press the SIM card in slightly with your finger, and
then remove your finger to allow the card to spring out partially. You may now grasp the top of the
card with two fingers and pull it out.
Installing an SD Card for Storage Expansion
The ThinkCore W315/W325/W345 provide an SD slot for storage expansion. The SD slot allows
users to plug in a Secure Digital (SD) memory card compliant with SD standard V1.0 for up to 1
GB of additional memory space. The following steps show you how to install SD card.
W315/W325
The SD slot is located on the right side of the W315/W325 casing. To install an SD card, first
remove the protective cover to access the slot, and then plug the SD card directly into the slot.
Step 1: Use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding the SD/SIM card slot’s outer cover.
Step 2: After removing the cover, insert the SD memory card into the slot.
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SIM Card Slot
SD Card Slot
W345
The SD slot is located on the front panel of the W345. To install an SD card, you must first
remove the protective cover to access the slot, and then plug the SD card directly into the slot.
Step 1: Use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding the SD/SIM card slot’s outer cover.
Step 2: After removing the cover, insert the SD memory card into the slot.
SD Card Slot
SIM Card Slot
NOTE: To remove the SD card from the slot, press the SD card in slightly with your finger, and
then remove your finger to allow the card to spring out partially. You may now grasp the top of the
card with two fingers and pull it out.
USB (W345 only)
The ThinkCore W345 includes two USB 2.0 hosts. The hosts can be used for an external flash disk
or hard drive for storing large amounts of data.
RELAY
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The ThinkCore W345 includes a relay output channel. A 3-pin terminal block
is used for the relay output connection. Pinouts as shown in the figure at the
right.
NO
Relay Output (W345 only)
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Appendix A
FCC Warning Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
y R
 eorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
y I ncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver.
y C
 onnect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
y Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION:
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Prohibition of co-location:
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
Safety Information:
To maintain compliance with the FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, when installing and/or operating
this equipment, you should maintain a minimum distance of 20 cm between the transmitter and
your body. Use only the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antennae, modifications, or attachments
could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC regulations. The device includes a GPRS
module. This module has approved by FCC. The FCC ID is 09EQ24PL001
B
Appendix B
Service Information
This appendix shows you how to contact MOXA for information about this and other products,
and how to report problems.
In this appendix, we cover the following topics:
‰ MOXA Internet Services
‰ Problem Report Form
‰ Product Return Procedure
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MOXA Internet Services
Customer satisfaction is our primary concern. To ensure that customers receive the full benefit of
our products, MOXA Internet Services has been set up to provide technical support, driver
updates , product information, and user’s manual updates.
The following services are provided
E-mail for technical support................................support@moxa.com
Website for product information:........................http://www.moxa.com
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Problem Report Form
MOXA ThinkCore W315/325/345 Series
Customer name:
Company:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
Date:
MOXA Product: † ThinkCoreW315 † ThinkCoreW325 † ThinkCoreW345
Serial Number: _________________
Problem Description: Please describe the problem clearly. Include as many details as you can.
This will help us reproduce the problem, and expedite the repair of your product.
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Product Return Procedure
For product repair, exchange, or refund, the customer must:
y Provide evidence of original purchase.
y Obtain a Product Return Agreement (PRA) from the sales representative or dealer.
y Fill out the Problem Report Form (PRF). Include as much detail as possible for a shorter
product repair time.
y Carefully pack the product in an anti-static package, and send it, pre-paid, to the dealer. The
PRA should be visible on the outside of the package, and include a description of the problem,
along with the return address and telephone number of a technical contact.
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