User Manual
ARK-1503
Embedded IPC
Attention!
This package contains a hard-copy user manual in Chinese for China CCC
certification purposes, and there is an English user manual included as a PDF
file on the CD. Please disregard the Chinese hard copy user manual if the
product is not to be sold and/or installed in China.
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Copyright
The documentation and the software included with this product are copyrighted 2014
by Advantech Co., Ltd. All rights are reserved. Advantech Co., Ltd. reserves the right
to make improvements in the products described in this manual at any time without
notice. No part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, translated or transmitted
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Ltd. Information provided in this manual is intended to be accurate and reliable. However, Advantech Co., Ltd. assumes no responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements of the rights of third parties, which may result from its use.
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Edition 2
Printed in Taiwan
June 2014
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Product Warranty (2 years)
Advantech warrants to you, the original purchaser, that each of its products will be
free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to any products which have been repaired or altered by
persons other than repair personnel authorized by Advantech, or which have been
subject to misuse, abuse, accident or improper installation. Advantech assumes no
liability under the terms of this warranty as a consequence of such events.
Because of Advantech’s high quality-control standards and rigorous testing, most of
our customers never need to use our repair service. If an Advantech product is defective, it will be repaired or replaced at no charge during the warranty period. For outof-warranty repairs, you will be billed according to the cost of replacement materials,
service time and freight. Please consult your dealer for more details.
If you think you have a defective product, follow these steps:
1. Collect all the information about the problem encountered. (For example, CPU
speed, Advantech products used, other hardware and software used, etc.) Note
anything abnormal and list any onscreen messages you get when the problem
occurs.
2. Call your dealer and describe the problem. Please have your manual, product,
and any helpful information readily available.
3. If your product is diagnosed as defective, obtain an RMA (return merchandise
authorization) number from your dealer. This allows us to process your return
more quickly.
4. Carefully pack the defective product, a fully-completed Repair and Replacement
Order Card and a photocopy proof of purchase date (such as your sales receipt)
in a shippable container. A product returned without proof of the purchase date
is not eligible for warranty service.
5. Write the RMA number visibly on the outside of the package and ship it prepaid
to your dealer.
Declaration of Conformity
FCC Class A
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in
which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Technical Support and Assistance
1.
2.
Visit the Advantech web site at www.advantech.com/support where you can find
the latest information about the product.
Contact your distributor, sales representative, or Advantech's customer service
center for technical support if you need additional assistance. Please have the
following information ready before you call:
– Product name and serial number
– Description of your peripheral attachments
– Description of your software (operating system, version, application software,
etc.)
– A complete description of the problem
– The exact wording of any error messages
Warnings, Cautions and Notes
Warning! Warnings indicate conditions, which if not observed, can cause personal
injury!
Caution! Cautions are included to help you avoid damaging hardware or losing
data.
Note!
Notes provide optional additional information.
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Safety Instructions
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Read these safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User Manual for later reference.
Disconnect this equipment from any AC outlet before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth. Do not use liquid or spray detergents for cleaning.
For plug-in equipment, the power outlet socket must be located near the equipment and must be easily accessible.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Put this equipment on a reliable surface during installation. Dropping it or letting
it fall may cause damage.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection. Protect the equipment
from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
Make sure the voltage of the power source is correct before connecting the
equipment to the power outlet.
Position the power cord so that people cannot step on it. Do not place anything
over the power cord.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
If the equipment is not used for a long time, disconnect it from the power source
to avoid damage by transient overvoltage.
Never pour any liquid into an opening. This may cause fire or electrical shock.
Never open the equipment. For safety reasons, the equipment should be
opened only by qualified service personnel.
If one of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:
– The power cord or plug is damaged.
– Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
– The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
– The equipment does not work well, or you cannot get it to work according to
the user's manual.
– The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
– The equipment has obvious signs of breakage.
DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE
STORAGE TEMPERATURE MAY GO BELOW -20° C (-4° F) OR ABOVE 60° C
(140° F). THIS COULD DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT. THE EQUIPMENT
SHOULD BE IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT.
CAUTION: DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY
REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR EQUIVALENT TYPE
RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER, DISCARD USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS.
CAUTION: Any unverified component could cause unexpected damage. To
ensure the correct installation, please always use the components (ex. screws)
provided with the accessory box.
CAUTION: The computer is provided with a battery-powered real-time clock circuit. There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace
only with same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacture. Discard
used batteries according to the manufacturers instructions.
CAUTION: Always completely disconnect the power cord from your chassis
whenever you work with the hardware. Do not make connections while the
power is on. Sensitive electronic components can be damaged by sudden
power surges.
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The sound pressure level at the operator's position according to IEC 704-1:1982 is
no more than 70 dB (A).
DISCLAIMER: This set of instructions is given according to IEC 704-1. Advantech
disclaims all responsibility for the accuracy of any statements contained herein.
Packing list
Before installation, please ensure the following items have been shipped:
 1 x ARK-1503 Unit
 1 x Driver CD (Drivers and Manual)
 1 x China RoHS
 1 x Chinese User Manual for CCC
 1 x Warranty Card
Ordering information
Model Number
Description
ARK-1503F-D6A1E
Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz, with DB36 LVDS interface
ARK-1503F-D4A1E
Intel Atom D425 1.8 GHz, with DB36 LVDS interface
ARK-1503P-D6A1E
Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz, with golden finger interface for ITM-5115
Optional accessories
Part Number
Description
1757003062
AC-to-DC Adapter 100-240 V, 60W, 12 V / 5 A
Power Plug, 0 ~ 40°C for Home and Office Use
1702002600
Power Cable 3-pin 180 cm, USA Type
1702002605
Power Cable 3-pin 180 cm, Europe Type
1702031801
Power Cable 3-pin 180 cm, UK Type
1700008921
Power Cable 3-pin 180 cm, PSE Mark
9666K10000E
DIN-Rail mounting kit for ARK-1000 series models
9666K10001E
VESA mounting kit for ARK-1000 series models
WIFI-105E
Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n, Mini PCIe interface WLAN
1700001854
SMA cable 11CM for WIFI-105E WLAN module
1750003222
802.11b/g 5dBi Dipole Antenna for 968EMW0021 WLAN module
1700019110
3 m DB36 LVDS integrated cable for ITM-5115R-LA1E
ITM-5115R-LA1E
15" XGA LED Industrial Monitor with I-Panel Link
ITM-5115R-PA1E
15" XGA LED Ind. T/S Monitor plugged with ARK
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Contents
Chapter
1
General Introduction ...........................1
1.1
1.2
Introduction ............................................................................................... 2
Product Feature ........................................................................................ 2
1.2.1 Key features.................................................................................. 2
1.2.2 General ......................................................................................... 2
1.2.3 Display .......................................................................................... 2
1.2.4 Power consumption ...................................................................... 3
Hardware Specification ............................................................................. 3
Mechanical Specification........................................................................... 4
1.4.1 Dimensions ................................................................................... 4
Figure 1.1 ARK-1503 Mechanical dimension drawing................. 4
1.4.2 Weight........................................................................................... 4
Power Requirement .................................................................................. 4
1.5.1 System power ............................................................................... 4
1.5.2 RTC battery................................................................................... 4
Environmental Specification...................................................................... 5
1.6.1 Operating temperature.................................................................. 5
1.6.2 Relative Humidity .......................................................................... 5
1.6.3 Storage Temperature.................................................................... 5
1.6.4 Vibration loading during operation ................................................ 5
1.6.5 Shock during operation ................................................................. 5
1.6.6 Safety............................................................................................ 5
1.6.7 EMC .............................................................................................. 5
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Chapter
2
Hardware installation ..........................7
2.1
2.2
Introduction ............................................................................................... 8
Jumpers .................................................................................................... 8
2.2.1 Jumper list..................................................................................... 8
Table 2.1: Jumper List ................................................................. 8
2.2.2 Jumper Settings ............................................................................ 8
Table 2.2: J2: COM2 RS-232/422/485 Setting ............................ 8
Table 2.3: J3: AT / ATX Power Setting........................................ 9
Table 2.4: J4: Clear COMS ......................................................... 9
Table 2.5: J5: LVDS Panel Voltage Setting................................. 9
2.2.3 Jumper Description ..................................................................... 10
ARK-1503 I/O.......................................................................................... 11
Figure 2.1 ARK-1503 Front View............................................... 11
Figure 2.2 ARK-1503 Rear View ............................................... 11
ARK-1503 external I/O connectors ......................................................... 11
2.4.1 Power ON/OFF Button................................................................ 11
Figure 2.3 Power ON/OFF Button ............................................. 11
2.4.2 Power Input Connector ............................................................... 11
Figure 2.4 Power Input Connector............................................. 11
2.4.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN) .......................................................... 12
Figure 2.5 Ethernet Connector .................................................. 12
Table 2.6: Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments....................... 12
2.4.4 VGA Connector........................................................................... 12
Figure 2.6 VGA Connector ........................................................ 12
Table 2.7: VGA Connector Pin Assignments............................. 12
2.4.5 USB Connectors ......................................................................... 13
Figure 2.7 USB Connector......................................................... 13
Table 2.8: USB Connector Pin Assignments............................. 13
2.4.6 Audio Connector (ARK-1503F only) ........................................... 13
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Figure 2.8 Line-out Connector................................................... 13
COM Connector.......................................................................... 13
Figure 2.9 COM Port Connector................................................ 13
Table 2.9: COM Connector Pin Assignments............................ 14
2.4.8 DIO Connector (ARK-1503F only) .............................................. 14
Figure 2.10DIO Connector ......................................................... 14
Table 2.10: DIO Connector Pin Assignments.............................. 14
Figure 2.11DIO Cable................................................................. 14
Table 2.11: DIO Cable Pin Assignments..................................... 15
2.4.9 I-Panel Link (ARK-1503F only) ................................................... 15
Table 2.12: I-Panel Link Pin Assignments................................... 15
2.4.10 Golden Finger Interface for ITM Panels (ARK-1503P only)........ 16
Table 2.13: Golden Finger Interface for ITM Panel ..................... 16
Peripheral Installation ............................................................................. 16
2.5.1 Compact Flash Installation ......................................................... 16
Figure 2.12Remove the CF door screws.................................... 16
Figure 2.13Pull the CF tray out................................................... 17
Figure 2.14Remove the dummy CF bracket............................... 17
Figure 2.15Put CF on to the CF tray .......................................... 18
2.5.2 RAM and HDD Installation.......................................................... 19
Figure 2.16Unscrew the screws of bottom cover ....................... 19
Figure 2.17Unscrew the screws of the right HDD bracket.......... 19
Figure 2.18Install the RAM module ............................................ 20
Figure 2.19Unscrew the screws of the left HDD bracket............ 20
Figure 2.20Connect the SATA HDD power and signal cables. .. 21
Figure 2.21Secure HDD ............................................................. 21
2.4.7
2.5
Chapter
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BIOS settings .................................... 23
3.1
Entering Setup ........................................................................................ 24
Figure 3.1 Setup program initial screen..................................... 24
3.1.1 Main Setup.................................................................................. 25
Figure 3.2 Main setup screen .................................................... 25
3.1.2 Advanced BIOS Features Setup................................................. 26
Figure 3.3 Advanced BIOS features setup screen .................... 26
Figure 3.4 CPU Configuration Setting ....................................... 27
Figure 3.5 IDE Configuration ..................................................... 28
Figure 3.6 Super I/O Configuration............................................ 29
Figure 3.7 Hardware health configuration ................................. 30
Figure 3.8 ACPI Settings ........................................................... 31
Figure 3.9 General ACPI Configuration..................................... 31
Figure 3.10Advanced ACPI Configuration.................................. 32
Figure 3.11Chipset ACPI Configuration ..................................... 32
Figure 3.12AHCI Configuration .................................................. 33
Figure 3.13APM Configuration ................................................... 34
Figure 3.14Event Log Configuration........................................... 35
Figure 3.15MPS Configuration ................................................... 35
Figure 3.16Smbios Configuration ............................................... 36
Figure 3.17USB Configuration.................................................... 36
Figure 3.18USB Mass storage Device Configuration ................. 37
3.1.3 Advanced PCI/PnP Settings ....................................................... 38
Figure 3.19PCI/PNP Setup (top) ................................................ 38
3.1.4 Boot Settings .............................................................................. 39
Figure 3.20Boot Setup Utility...................................................... 39
Figure 3.21Boot Setting Configuration ....................................... 39
3.1.5 Security Setup ............................................................................ 40
Figure 3.22Password Configuration ........................................... 40
3.1.6 Advanced Chipset Settings......................................................... 41
Figure 3.23Advanced Chipset Settings ...................................... 41
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Figure 3.24North Bridge Configuration ....................................... 41
Figure 3.25Video function configuration ..................................... 42
Figure 3.26South Bridge Configuration ...................................... 43
Exit Option .................................................................................. 44
Figure 3.27Exit Option ................................................................ 44
Appendix A
WDT & GPIO Sample Code ...............47
A.1
A.2
Watchdog Timer Sample Code ............................................................... 48
GPIO Sample Code ................................................................................ 49
Appendix B
Installation for ITM Panels ................55
B.1
Installation for ARK-1503P Golden Finger Interface for ITM Panels....... 56
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Chapter
1
1
General Introduction
This chapter gives background
information on ARK-1503 series.
1.1 Introduction
ARK-1503 Embedded IPC is an application ready system platform solution. All electronics are protected in a compact, sealed aluminum case for easy integration in the
Customer’s own housing, or as a stand-alone application, where space is limited and
the environment harsh. ARK-1503 is a new model which integrates all display signals
into a 36-pin I-Panel Link connector or a golden finger connector. These integrated
interfaces contain power supply for panels, LVDS signals, Rx/Tx and USB signals for
touch panels. These integrated interface decrease cabling and facilitate the integration between embedded systems and panels.
ARK-1503 meets most application demands by offering 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x GbE
LAN ports, 2 x COM ports, 1 x 8-bit GPIO port and integrated display interface;
packed into a small rugged unit and powered by an Intel Atom D525/D425 1.8GHz
processor. ARK-1503 also comes with 1 x Mini PCIe interface for expansion. The
ARK-1503 Compact Embedded Computer can be equipped with a solid state
onboard CF card, so it easily passes 50 and 5 Grms shock and vibration tests. It also
can be equipped with a 2.5” SATA HDD (9.5mm height). The system is powered by
DC 12V input.
ARK-1000 can be standalone, wall-mounted, DIN-rail mounted or VESA mounted.
ARK-1000 series comes in a footprint of only 230.6 x 133.0 x 44.4 mm (9.08" x 5.24"
x 1.75"). The rugged cast aluminum case not only provides great protection from
EMI, shock/vibration, cold and heat, but also passive cooling for quiet fanless operation.
1.2 Product Feature
1.2.1 Key features
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Extremely compact, sealed construction with fanless operation, supports Intel®
AtomTM D525/D425 processors up to 1.8 GHz
Support integrated LVDS interface, with LVDS / 2*USB / RS-232 signal (compliant with ITM-5115)
Ultra slim type fanless embedded system, which supports both HDD and CF
Easily integrated with panel
1.2.2 General
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Intel® AtomTM D525/D425 processor support up to 1.8 GHz
Integrated LVDS Interface, which integrate LVDS, 2 x USB, Rx/Tx and backlight
control signals
Supports VGA and 24-bit LVDS dual display
Supports 1 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/422/485 and 4 x USB 2.0
Supports 2 x 10/100/1000 LAN
1 x Mini PCIe expansion for wireless module
1.2.3 Display
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Chipset: Intel® Gen 3.5 DX9, MPEG2 Decode in HW
Display Memory: Optimized Shared Memory Architecture up to 224 MB system
memory
VGA: Supports up to 2048 x 1536 @ 60 Hz
LVDS: Single channel 24-bit LVDS up to WXGA 1366 x 768
Dual display: VGA+LVDS
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Typical: 12 W (without supplying power to panel)
Max.: 17 W (without supplying power to panel)
1.3 Hardware Specification
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CPU: Intel® AtomTM D525/D425
System Chipset: Intel® ICH8M
BIOS: AMI 16Mb SPI Flash
System Memory: 1 x 204-pin SODIMM DDR3 1066/1333 MHz, support up to 2
GB
Display:
– VGA: Supports up to 2048 x 1536 @ 60 Hz
– LVDS: Single channel 24-bit LVDS up to WXGA 1366 x 768
HDD: Support 1 x 2.5" SATA HDD (height: 9.5 mm)
SSD: Supports Compact Flash Card TYPE I/II
Watchdog Timer: 255-level timer interval, setup by software
I/O Interface: 1 x RS-232, 1 x RS-232/422/485 (ARK-1503F only; by jumper
setting)
USB: Up to 4 x USB 2.0 compliant ports (2 x USB 2.0 for ARK-1503P)
Ethernet Chipset:
LAN1: Intel 82567V Giga-LAN controller
LAN2: Intel 82583V Giga-LAN controller
– Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps
– Interface: 2 x RJ45 w/ LED
– Standard: Compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE
802.3y, IEEE 802.ab
DIO: 8-bit programmable DIO (ARK-1503F only)
Integrated LVDS Interface: DB36 with LVDS, 2 x USB, Rx, Tx and backlight
control (ARK-1503F only)
Audio: 1 x Line-out (ARK-1503F only)
Expansion: 1 x Mini PCIe
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1.2.4 Power consumption
1.4 Mechanical Specification
1.4.1 Dimensions
230.6 x 133.0 x 44.4 mm (9.08" x 5.24" x 1.75")
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230.60 9.08
84.50 3.33
98.50 3.88
133 5.24
78.50 3.09
R3
0.
12
0.0
8
72.50 2.85
6 0.24
218.60 8.61
200 7.87
R2
44 1.73
44.35 1.75
Unite:mm[inch]
Figure 1.1 ARK-1503 Mechanical dimension drawing
1.4.2 Weight
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1.9 kg (4.18 lbs)
1.5 Power Requirement
1.5.1 System power
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Minimum power input: DC 12V 3A (without supplying power to panel)
1.5.2 RTC battery
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3V/220 mAh
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1.6.1 Operating temperature
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With Industrial Grade CompactFlash disk: -20 ~ 60° C (-4~131° F), when air
flow speed = 0.7 m/sec
With 2.5-inch extended temperature hard disk -20 to 45° C (-4~113° F), when air
flow speed = 0.7 m/sec
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95% @ 40°C (non-condensing)
1.6.3 Storage Temperature
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-40 ~ 85°C (-40 ~ 185°F)
1.6.4 Vibration loading during operation
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With Compact Flash / 2.5" SATA SSD only: 5 Grms, IEC 60068-2-64, random, 5
~ 500 Hz, 1 Oct./min, 1 hr/axis
1.6.5 Shock during operation
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With Compact Flash / 2.5" SATA SSD only: 50 G, IEC 60068-2-27, half sine, 11
ms duration
1.6.6 Safety
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CCC, BSMI, KCC
1.6.7 EMC
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CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI, KCC
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1.6.2 Relative Humidity
Chapter 1
1.6 Environmental Specification
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Chapter
2
2
Hardware installation
This chapter introduces external
IO and the installation of
ARK-1503 Hardware.
2.1 Introduction
The following sections show the internal jumper settings and the external connectors
and pins assignment for applications.
2.2 Jumpers
2.2.1 Jumper list
Table 2.1: Jumper List
J2
COM2 Setting
J3
AT / ATX Power SEL
J4
Clear CMOS
J5
Panel Voltage SEL
2.2.2 Jumper Settings
Table 2.2: J2: COM2 RS-232/422/485 Setting
Part Number
1653003260
Footprint
HD_3x2P_79
Description
PIN HEADER 3*2P 180D(M) 2.0mm SMD SOUARE PIN
Setting
Function
(1-2) (default)
RS232
(3-4)
RS485
(5-6)
RS422
** Suggest to modify jumper by T-Part or CTOS due to complex assembly.
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Part Number
1653002101
Footprint
HD_2x1P_79_D
Description
PIN HEADER 2*1P 180D(M)SQUARE 2.0mm DIP W/O Pb
Setting
Function
(1-2) (default)
AT Power SEL
EMPTY
ATX Power
Part Number
1653003101
Footprint
HD_3x1P_79_D
Description
PIN HEADER 3*1P 180D(M) 2.0mm DIP SQUARE W/O Pb
Setting
Function
(1-2) (default)
Normal
(2-3)
Clear CMOS
Table 2.5: J5: LVDS Panel Voltage Setting
Part Number
1653003101
Footprint
HD_3x1P_79_D
Description
PIN HEADER 3*1P 180D(M) 2.0mm DIP SQUARE W/O Pb
Setting
Function
(1-2)
+5V
(2-3) (default)
+3V
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Table 2.4: J4: Clear COMS
Chapter 2
Table 2.3: J3: AT / ATX Power Setting
2.2.3 Jumper Description
Cards can be configured by setting jumpers. A jumper is a metal bridge used to close
an electric circuit. It consists of two metal pins and a small metal clip (often protected
by a plastic cover) that slides over the pins to connect them. To close a jumper, you
connect the pins with the clip. To open a jumper, you remove the clip. Sometimes a
jumper will have three pins, labeled 1, 2 and 3. In this case you would connect either
pins 1 and 2, or 2 and 3.
The jumper settings are schematically depicted in this manual as follows.
A pair of needle-nose pliers may be helpful when working with jumpers. If you have
any doubts about the best hardware configuration for your application, contact your
local distributor or sales representative before you make any changes.
Generally, you simply need a standard cable to make most connections.
Warning! To avoid damaging the computer, always turn off the power supply
before setting jumpers. Clear CMOS. Before turning on the power supply, set the jumper back to 3.0 V Battery On.
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USB 1
LAN 1 LAN 2
VGA
CF
DC IN
POWER BUTTON
Figure 2.1 ARK-1503 Front View
I-Panel Link
USB
AUDIO OUT COM 2
DIO
I-Panel Link
HDD
POWER
Figure 2.2 ARK-1503 Rear View
2.4 ARK-1503 external I/O connectors
2.4.1 Power ON/OFF Button
ARK-1503 comes with a Power On/Off button, that supports the dual function of Soft
Power -On/Off (Instant off or Delay 4 Second), and Suspend.
Figure 2.3 Power ON/OFF Button
2.4.2 Power Input Connector
ARK-1503 comes with a DC-Jack header that carries 12 VDC external power input.
The power connector can be fixed by a bracket which is in the accessory box. The
bracket can avoid power connector to fall off.
Figure 2.4 Power Input Connector
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COM 1
Chapter 2
2.3 ARK-1503 I/O
2.4.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN)
ARK-1503 provides two RJ45 LAN interface connectors, they are fully compliant with
IEEE 802.3u 10/100/1000 Base-T CSMA/CD standards. LAN1 is equipped with
82567 and LAN2 is equipped with 82583V. The Ethernet ports use standard RJ-45
jack connectors with LED indicators on the front side to show Active/Link status and
Speed status.
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Figure 2.5 Ethernet Connector
Table 2.6: Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
10/100/1000 Mbps Signal Name
1
TX+
2
TX-
3
RX+
4
MDI2+
5
MDI2-
6
RX-
7
MDI3+
8
MDI3-
2.4.4 VGA Connector
The ARK-1503 provides a high resolution VGA interface connected by a D-sub 15pin connector to support a VGA CRT monitor. It supports display resolution of up to
2048 x 1536 @ 60 Hz.
5
10
15
1
6
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Figure 2.6 VGA Connector
Table 2.7: VGA Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
Red
2
Green
3
Blue
4
NC
5
GND
6
GND
7
GND
8
GND
9
NC
10
GND
11
NC
12
DDC Date
13
H-SYNC
14
V-SYNC
15
DDC Clock
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The ARK-1503 provides up to four USB interface connectors, which give complete
Plug & Play and hot swapping for up to 127 external devices. The USB interface is
compliant with USB UHCI, Rev. 2.0. The USB interface supports Plug and Play,
which enables you to connect or disconnect a device whenever you want, without
turning off the computer.
Table 2.8: USB Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
VCC
2
USB_data-
3
USB_data+
4
GND
2.4.6 Audio Connector (ARK-1503F only)
ARK-1503 offers stereo audio ports by a phone jack connector for Line_Out. The
audio chip controller is by ALC892 which is compliant with the Azalea standard.
MIC Line-out
Figure 2.8 Line-out Connector
2.4.7 COM Connector
ARK-1503 provides a maximum of up to two D-sub 9-pin connectors, which offers
RS-232/422/485 serial communication interface ports. Default setting is RS-232, if
you want to use RS-422/485, you can find the jumper installation in Chapter 2.2.2.
The RS-422/485 mode of ARK-1503F COM2 can be supported via replacing the
internal COM 2 cable by using the new cable (Part Number 1700001967), and
adjusting the jumper inside the system. The extra cable (pn.1700001967) has been
stored in the accessory box of the product carton.
ARK-1503P can only support 1 x RS-232.
Figure 2.9 COM Port Connector
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Figure 2.7 USB Connector
Chapter 2
2.4.5 USB Connectors
Table 2.9: COM Connector Pin Assignments
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Pin
Signal Name
Signal Name
Signal Name
1
DCD
Tx-
DATA-
2
RxD
Tx+
DATA+
3
TxD
Rx+
NC
4
DTR
Rx-
NC
5
GND
GND
GND
6
DSR
NC
NC
7
RTS
NC
NC
8
CTS
NC
NC
9
RI
NC
NC
2.4.8 DIO Connector (ARK-1503F only)
ARK-1503 offers an 8-bit DIO connector and one ground pin. Each bit of the DIO can
be set as digital input or output independently. The direction of each bit can be set by
Advantech SUSI utility in Windows XP environment.
Figure 2.10 DIO Connector
Table 2.10: DIO Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal Name
1
DIO bit0
2
DIO bit1
3
DIO bit2
4
DIO bit3
5
DIO bit4
6
DIO bit5
7
DIO bit6
8
DIO bit7
9
GND
To connect with your devices, please use cable P/N: 1700012536 which is D-sub to
10-pin phoenix connector.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
Figure 2.11 DIO Cable
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Table 2.11: DIO Cable Pin Assignments
Cable color
Signal Name
1
Black
DIO bit0
2
Brown
DIO bit5
3
Red
DIO bit1
4
Orange
DIO bit6
5
Yellow
DIO bit2
6
Green
DIO bit7
7
Blue
DIO bit3
8
Purple
GND
9
Grey
DIO bit4
2.4.9 I-Panel Link (ARK-1503F only)
ARK-1503 offers a 36-pin I-Panel Link connector which is an integrated signal for
panel. I-Panel integrates 12V power, LVDS signal, 2 x USB signal and Tx/Rx signal.
A touch panel can easily integrate with ARK-1503 by only one cable.
Table 2.12: I-Panel Link Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
+V12
2
+V12
3
GND
4
LVDSA_D0-
5
LVDSA_D0+
6
LVDSA_D1-
7
LVDSA_D1+
8
LVDSA_D2-
9
LVDSA_D2+
10
LVDSA_D3-
11
LVDSA_D3+
12
LVDSA_CLK-
13
LVDSA_CLK+
14
GND
15
COM_TX
16
COM_RX
17
LVDS Enable pin
18
SYS_ON
19
+V12
20
+V12
21
GND
22
LVDSB_D0-
23
LVDSB_D0+
24
LVDSB_D1-
25
LVDSB_D1+
26
LVDSB_D2-
27
LVDSB_D2+
28
LVDSB_D3-
29
LVDSB_D3+
30
LVDSB_CLK-
31
LVDSB_CLK+
32
GND
33
USB_P0-
34
USB_P0+
35
USB_P1-
36
USB_P1+
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2.4.10 Golden Finger Interface for ITM Panels (ARK-1503P only)
ARK-1503P provides a 164-pin golden finger interface which integrate LVDS/HDMI/
Display Port/UART/USB/Audio signals. This interface is compatible with the panels of
Advantech’s ITM series products.
Table 2.13: Golden Finger Interface for ITM Panel
Pin
Side A
Pin
Side B
1~3
Detect/Power Switch Signal
1~3
SMBus
4~10
DC Power
4~9
DC Power
11~29
LVDS
10~29
LVDS
30~44
HDMI/Display Port
30~43
HDMI/Display Port
45~49
GPIO
44~49
GPIO
50~59
USB 0/1
50~59
USB 2/3
60~64
Audio
60~66
Audio
65~79
UART1
67~75
UART2
80~81
Reserved
76~77
DC Power
82
Detect
78~82
LED Signal
2.5 Peripheral Installation
2.5.1 Compact Flash Installation
1.
Remove the CF door screws
Figure 2.12 Remove the CF door screws
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Pull the CF tray out.
Chapter 2
2.
Hardware installation
Figure 2.13 Pull the CF tray out
3.
Remove the dummy CF bracket.
Figure 2.14 Remove the dummy CF bracket
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Put the CompactFlash onto the CF tray.
Figure 2.15 Put CF on to the CF tray
5.
Push the CF tray back and secure with screws.
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1.
Chapter 2
2.5.2 RAM and HDD Installation
Unscrew the screws of bottom cover.
2.
Unscrew the screws of the right HDD bracket.
Figure 2.17 Unscrew the screws of the right HDD bracket
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Figure 2.16 Unscrew the screws of bottom cover
3.
Install the RAM module into the DDR3 SO-DIMM socket at the bottom side of
the main board.
Figure 2.18 Install the RAM module
4.
Unscrew the screws of the left HDD bracket.
Figure 2.19 Unscrew the screws of the left HDD bracket
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Connect the SATA HDD power and signal cables.
Chapter 2
5.
6.
Put the HDD with bracket back to the bottom of ARK-1503 and secure the
screws.
Figure 2.21 Secure HDD
7.
Replace the bottom cover and secure the screws.
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Figure 2.20 Connect the SATA HDD power and signal cables.
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3
BIOS settings
This chapter introduces how to
set BIOS configuration data.
AMIBIOS has been integrated into many motherboards for over a decade. With the
AMIBIOS Setup program, you can modify BIOS settings and control the various system features. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the ARK-1503 BIOS
setup screens.
AMI's BIOS ROM has a built-in setup program that allows users to modify the basic
system configuration. This information is stored in battery-backed CMOS so it retains
the setup information when the power is turned off.
3.1 Entering Setup
Turn on the computer and check for the “patch" code. If there is a number assigned
to the patch code, it means that the BIOS supports your CPU. If there is no number
assigned to the patch code, please contact an Advantech application engineer to
obtain an up-to-date patch code file. This will ensure that your CPU's system status is
valid. After ensuring that you have a number assigned to the patch code, press
<DEL> and you will immediately be allowed to enter setup.
Figure 3.1 Setup program initial screen
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When you first enter the BIOS Setup Utility, you will enter the Main setup screen. You
can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab. There are two
Main Setup options. They are described in this section. The Main BIOS Setup screen
is shown below.
Chapter 3
3.1.1 Main Setup
BIOS settings
Figure 3.2 Main setup screen
The Main BIOS setup screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the
options that can be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured; options in
blue can. The right frame displays the key legend.
Above the key legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is
selected in the left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it.
3.1.1.1 System Time / System Date
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System Date using the <Arrow> keys. Enter new values through the keyboard. Press the
<Tab> key or the <Arrow> keys to move between fields. The date must be entered in
MM/DD/YY format. The time must be entered in HH:MM:SS format.
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3.1.2 Advanced BIOS Features Setup
Select the Advanced tab from the ARK-1503 setup screen to enter the Advanced
BIOS Setup screen. You can select any of the items in the left frame of the screen,
such as CPU Configuration, to go to the sub menu for that item. You can display an
Advanced BIOS Setup option by highlighting it using the <Arrow> keys. All Advanced
BIOS Setup options are described in this section. The Advanced BIOS Setup
screens are shown below. The sub menus are described on the following pages.
Figure 3.3 Advanced BIOS features setup screen
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3.1.2.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS settings
Figure 3.4 CPU Configuration Setting
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Max CPUID Value Limit
This item allows you to limit CPUID maximum value.
Execute-Disable Bit Capability
This item allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution page protection
technology.
Hyper Threading Technology
This item allows you to enable or disable Intel® Hyper Threading technology.
Intel® SpeedStep® tech
When set to disabled, the CPU runs at its default speed, when set to enabled,
the CPU speed is controlled by the operating system.
Intel® C-STATE tech
This item allows the CPU to save more power under idle mode.
Enhanced C-States
CPU idle set to enhanced C-States, disabled by Intel® C-STATE tech item.
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3.1.2.2 IDE Configuration
Figure 3.5 IDE Configuration
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ATA/IDE Configuration
This item allows you to select Disabled / Compatible / Enhanced.
Legacy IDE Channels
When set to Enhanced mode you can select IDE or AHCI mode. When select
Compatible mode you can select SATA only / SATA pri, PATA sec or PATA only.
Primary/Secondary/Third IDE Master/Slave
BIOS auto detects the presence of IDE device, and displays the status of auto
detection of IDE device.
– Type: Select the type of SATA driver.[Not Installed][Auto][CD/DVD][ARMD]
– LBA/Large Mode: Enables or Disables the LBA mode.
– Block (Multi-Sector Transfer): Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers.
– PIO Mode: Select the PIO mode.
– DMA Mode: Select the DMA mode.
– S.M.A.R.T.: Select the smart monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology.
– 32Bit Data Transfer: Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Hard Disk Write Protect
Disable/Enable device write protection. This will be effective only if the device is
accessed through BIOS.
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
This item allows you to select the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI
device(s).
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3.1.2.3 Super I/O Configuration
BIOS settings
Figure 3.6 Super I/O Configuration
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Serial Port1 / Port2 address
This item allows you to select serial port1 ~ port2 of base addresses.
Serial Port1 / Port2 IRQ
This item allows you to select serial port1 ~ port2 of IRQ.
Parallel Port Address
This item allows you to select parallel of base addresses.
Parallel Port Mode
This item allows you to select parallel of mode.
Parallel Port IRQ
This item allows you to select parallel of IRQ.
Auto Flow Control For SP2
This item allows you to enable or disable auto flow control function.
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3.1.2.4 Hardware Health Configuration
Figure 3.7 Hardware health configuration
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H/W Health Function
This item allows you to control H/W monitoring.
Temperature & Voltage show
CPU/System Temperature
Vcore / +3.3 Vin / +5 Vin / +12 Vin / VBAT
Fan1 Speed show
Display Fan1 Speed RPM.
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3.1.2.5 ACPI Settings
BIOS settings
Figure 3.8 ACPI Settings
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General ACPI Configuration
Figure 3.9 General ACPI Configuration
– Suspend mode
Select the ACPI state used for system suspend.
– Report Video on S3 Resume
This item allows you to invoke VA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
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Advanced ACPI Configuration
Figure 3.10 Advanced ACPI Configuration
– ACPI Version Features
This item allows you to enable RSDP pointers to 64-bit fixed system description tables.
– ACPI APIC support
Include APIC table pointer to RSDT pointer list.
– AMI OEMB table
Include OEMB table pointer to R(x)SDT pointer lists.
– Headless mode
Enable / Disable Headless operation mode through ACPI.
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Chipset ACPI Configuration
Figure 3.11 Chipset ACPI Configuration
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3.1.2.6 AHCI Configuration
Figure 3.12 AHCI Configuration
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Chapter 3
– Energy Lake Feature
Allows you to configure Intel's Energy Lake power management technology.
– APIC ACPI SCI IRQ
Enable/Disable APIC ACPI SCI IRQ.
– USB Device Wakeup From S3
Enable/Disable USB Device Wakeup from S3.
– High Performance Event Timer
Enable/Disable High performance Event timer.
AHCI Port0 / Port1
While entering setup, BIOS auto detects the presence of IDE devices. This displays the status of auto detection of IDE device.
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3.1.2.7 APM Configuration
Figure 3.13 APM Configuration
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Power Management/APM
Enable or disable APM.
Power Button Mode
Power on, off, or enter suspend mode when the power button is pressed. The
following options are also available.
Restore on AC power Loss
Use this to set up the system response after a power failure. The "Off" setting
keeps the system powered off after power failure, the “On” setting boots up the
system after failure, and the "Last State" returns the system to the status just
before power failure.
Video Power Down Mode
Power down video in suspend or standby mode.
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Power down Hard Disk in suspend or standby mode.
Resume On Ring
Enable / Disable RI to generate a wake event.
Resume On RTC Alarm
Enable / Disable RTC to generate a wake event.
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3.1.2.8 Event Log Configuration
BIOS settings
Figure 3.14 Event Log Configuration
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View Event Log
View all unread events on the event Log.
Mark all events as read
Mark all unread events as read.
Clear Event Log
Discard all events in the event Log.
3.1.2.9 MPS Configuration
Figure 3.15 MPS Configuration
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MPS Revision
This item allows you to select MPS reversion.
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3.1.2.10 Smbios Configuration
Figure 3.16 Smbios Configuration
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SMBIOS SMI Support
SMBIOS SMI wrapper support for PnP function 50h-54h.
3.1.2.11 USB Configuration
Figure 3.17 USB Configuration
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Legacy USB Support
Enables support for legacy USB. Auto option disables legacy support if no USB
devices are connected.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
This item allows you to select HiSpeed(480Mbps) or FullSpeed (12Mpbs).
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
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Chapter 3
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This is a workaround for OS without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change should claim by EHCI driver.
Hotplug USB FDD Support
A dummy FDD device is created that will be associated with the hot-plugged
FDD later. Auto option creates this dummy device only if there is no USB FDD
present.
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
BIOS settings
Figure 3.18 USB Mass storage Device Configuration
– USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
Number of sends POST wait for the USB mass storage device after start unit
command.
– Emulation Type
If Auto, USB devices less than 530MB will be emulated as a floppy drive and
the remaining as a hard drive. Force FDD option can be used to force a FDD
formatted drive to boot as FDD (Ex. ZIP drive).
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3.1.3 Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
Select the PCI/PnP tab from the ARK-1503 setup screen to enter the Plug and Play
BIOS Setup screen. You can display a Plug and Play BIOS Setup option by highlighting it using the <Arrow> keys. All Plug and Play BIOS Setup options are described in
this section. The Plug and Play BIOS Setup screen is shown below.
Figure 3.19 PCI/PNP Setup (top)
3.1.3.1 Clear NVRAM
Set this value to force the BIOS to clear the Non-Volatile Random Access Memory
(NVRAM).The Optimal and Fail-Safe default setting is No.
3.1.3.2 Plug & Play O/S
When set to No, BIOS configures all devices in the system. When set to Yes and if
you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system configures the
Plug and Play device not required for boot.
3.1.3.3 PCI Latency Timer
Value in units of PCI clocks for PCI device latency timer register.
3.1.3.4 Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
When set to Yes will assigns IRQ to PCI VGA card if card requests IRQ. When set to
No will not assign IRQ to PCI VGA card even if card requests an IRQ.
3.1.3.5 Palette Snooping
This item is designed to solve problems caused by some non-standard VGA card.
3.1.3.6 PCI IDE BusMaster
When set to enabled BIOS uses PCI busmastering for reading/writing to IDE drives.
3.1.3.7 OffBoard PCI/ISA IDE Card
Some PCI IDE cards may require this to be set to the PCI slot number that is holding
the card. When set to Auto will works for most PCI IDE cards.
3.1.3.8 IRQ3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 10 /11
This item allows you respectively assign an interruptive type for IRQ-3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10,
11.
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3.1.3.10 Reserved Memory Size
This item allows you to reserve the size of memory block for legacy ISA device.
Chapter 3
3.1.3.9 DMA Channel 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7
When set to Available will specify which DMA is available to be used by PCI/PnP
devices. When set to Reserved will specify which DMA will be reserved for use by
legacy ISA devices.
3.1.4 Boot Settings
BIOS settings
Figure 3.20 Boot Setup Utility
3.1.4.1 Boot Setting Configuration
Figure 3.21 Boot Setting Configuration
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Quick Boot
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This item allows BIOS to skip certain tests while booting. This will decrease the
time needed to boot the system.
Quiet Boot
If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS displays normal POST messages. If
Enabled, an OEM Logo is shown instead of POST messages.
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Set display mode for option ROM.
Bootup Num-Lock
Select the Power-on state for Numlock.
PS/2 Mouse Support
Select support for PS/2 Mouse.
Wait For "F1' If Error
Wait for the F1 key to be pressed if an error occurs.
Hit "DEL' Message Display
Displays -Press DEL to run Setup in POST.
Interrupt 19 Capture
This item allows options for ROMs to trap interrupt 19.
Bootsafe function
This item allows you to enable or disable the bootsafe function.
3.1.5 Security Setup
Figure 3.22 Password Configuration
Select Security Setup from the ARK-1503 Setup main BIOS setup menu. All Security
Setup options, such as password protection and virus protection are described in this
section. To access the sub menu for the following items, select the item and press
<Enter>:
3.1.5.1 Change Supervisor / User Password
 Boot Sector Virus protection
The boot sector virus protection will warn if any program tries to write to the boot
sector.
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3.1.6 Advanced Chipset Settings
BIOS settings
Figure 3.23 Advanced Chipset Settings
3.1.6.1 North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Figure 3.24 North Bridge Configuration
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DRAM Frequency
This item allows you to manually change DRAM frequency.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
This item allows you to enables or disable detection by DRAM SPD.
Initiate Graphic Adapter
This item allows you to select which graphics controller to use as the primary
boot device.
Internal Graphics Mode Select
Select the amount of system memory used by the Internal graphics device.
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Video Function Configuration
Figure 3.25 Video function configuration
– DVMT Mode Select
Displays the active system memory mode.
– DVMT/FIXED Memory
Specify the amount of DVMT / FIXED system memory to allocate for video
memory.
– Boot Display Device
Select boot display device at post stage.
– Flat Panel Type
This item allows you to select which panel resolution you want.
– Spread Spectrum Clock
This item allows you to enable or disable the spread spectrum clock.
– Backlight Control1/2 Type
This item allows you to select backlight control type.
– Backlight 1/2 Level
This item allows you to select backlight level.
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3.1.6.2 South Bridge Chipset Configuration
BIOS settings
Figure 3.26 South Bridge Configuration
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USB Functions
Enables or disables, 2/ 4/ 6/ 8/ or 10 x USB Ports.
USB 2.0 Controller
Enables or disables the USB 2.0 controller.
LAN1 Intel 82576V controller
Enables or disables the Intel LAN1 controller.
LAN1 Boot ROM
Enables or disables internal LAN1 boot.
LAN1 Wake Up From S5
Enables or disables LAN1 wake up from S5 function.
LAN2 Intel 82583V controller
Enables or disables the LAN2 controller.
LAN2 Boot ROM
Enables or disables LAN2 boot.
LAN2 Wake Up From S3/S4/S5
Enables or disables LAN2 wake up from S3/S4S5 function.
HDA Controller
Enables or disables the HDA controller.
SMBUS Controller
Enables or disables the SMBUS controller.
SLP_S4# Min. Assertion Width
This item allows you to set a delay of sorts.
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3.1.7 Exit Option
Figure 3.27 Exit Option
3.1.7.1 Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed system configuration, select this option to save your
changes, exit BIOS setup and reboot the computer so the new system configuration
parameters can take effect.
1. Select Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
The following message appears:
Save Configuration Changes and Exit Now?
[Ok] [Cancel]
2. Select Ok or cancel.
3.1.7.2 Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit Setup without making any permanent changes to the system
configuration.
1. Select Exit Discarding Changes from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
The following message appears:
Discard Changes and Exit Setup Now?
[Ok] [Cancel]
2. Select Ok to discard changes and exit. Discard Changes
3. Select Discard Changes from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
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3.1.7.4 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
The ARK-1503 automatically configures all setup options to fail-safe settings when
you select this option. Fail-Safe Defaults are designed for maximum system stability,
but not maximum performance. Select Fail-Safe Defaults if your computer is experiencing system configuration problems.
1. Select Load Fail-Safe Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
The following message appears:
Load Fail-Safe Defaults?
[OK] [Cancel]
2. Select OK to load Fail-Safe defaults.
Chapter 3
3.1.7.3 Load Optimal Defaults
The ARK-1503 automatically configures all setup items to optimal settings when you
select this option. Optimal defaults are designed for maximum system performance,
but may not work best for all computer applications. In particular, do not use the Optimal Defaults if your computer is experiencing system configuration problems. Select
Load Optimal Defaults from the Exit menu and press <Enter>.
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Appendix
A
A
WDT & GPIO Sample
Code
A.1 Watchdog Timer Sample Code
Watchdog function:
;The SCH3114 Runtime base I/O address is A00h
;Setting WatchDog time value location at offset 66h
;If set value "0", it is mean disable WatchDog function.
Superio_GPIO_Port = A00h
mov dx,Superio_GPIO_Port + 66h
mov al,00h
out dx,al
.model small
.486p
.stack 256
.data
SCH3114_IO EQU A00h
.code
org 100h
.STARTup
;====================================================
;47H
;enable WDT function bit [0]=0Ch
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 47h
mov al,0Ch
out dx,al
;====================================================
;65H
;bit [1:0]=Reserved
;bit [6:2]Reserve=00000
;bit [7] WDT time-out Value Units Select
;Minutes=0 (default) Seconds=1
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 65h ;
mov al,080h
out dx,al
;====================================================
;66H
;WDT timer time-out value
;bit[7:0]=0~255
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 66h
mov al,01h
out dx,al
;====================================================
;bit[0] status bit R/W
;WD timeout occurred =1
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A.2 GPIO Sample Code
;====================================================
;
Get Number of GPIO group
;
one group mean 8 gpio pins(one GPIO Chip)
; Input:
;
ax=5E87h
;
bh=00h
; output:
;
ax=5E78
;function success, other value means function fail
;
cl= n group of gpio
;======================================================
;======================================================
;
Get GPIO Config
; Input:
;
ax=5E87h
;
bh=01h
;
cl= n ; n means which group of GPIO you want to get
; output:
;
ax=5E78
;function success, other value means function fail
;
bl= the n group of gpio config
;
bit 0 = gpio 0 , 0 => output pin; 1 => input pin
;
bit 1 = gpio 1 , 0 => output pin; 1 => input pin
;
.....
;
bit 7 = gpio 7 , 0 => output pin; 1 => input pin
;========================================================
;=========================================================;
Set GPIO Config
; Input:
;
ax=5E87h
;
bh=02h
;
cl= n ; n means which group of GPIO you want to set
;
bl= the n group of gpio config
;
bit 0 = gpio 0 , 0 => output pin; 1 => input pin
;
bit 1 = gpio 1 , 0 => output pin; 1 => input pin
;
.....
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;WD timer counting = 0
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 68h
mov al,01h
out dx,al
.exit
END
;
bit 7 = gpio 7 , 0 => output pin; 1 => input pin
; output:
;
ax=5E78
;function success, other value means function fail
;======================================================
;=======================================================;
Get GPIO status
; Input:
;
ax=5E87h
;
bh=03h
;
cl= n ; n means which group of GPIO you want to get
; output:
;
ax=5E78
;function success, other value means function fail
;
bl= the n group of gpio status
;
bit 0 = gpio 0 , 0 => Low; 1 => High
;
bit 1 = gpio 1 , 0 => Low; 1 => High
;
.....
;
bit 7 = gpio 7 , 0 => Low; 1 => High
;=========================================================
;=========================================================
;
Set GPIO status
; Input:
;
ax=5E87h
;
bh=04h
;
cl= n ; n means which group of GPIO you want to set
;
bl= the n group of gpio status
;
bit 0 = gpio 0 , 0 => Low; 1 => High
;
bit 1 = gpio 1 , 0 => Low; 1 => High
;
.....
;
bit 7 = gpio 7 , 0 => Low; 1 => High
; output:
;
ax=5E78
;function success, other value means function fail
;===========================================================
mov ax,5e87h
mov bh,00h
int 15h
cmp ax,5e78h
je
next_test
lea dx, Error_Str1
mov ah,09h
int 21h
jmp Finish_Test
next_test:
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pop cx
push cx
dec cx
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xor ch,ch
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
;1.Set GPIO 0,2,4,6 as output, GPI 1,3,5,7 as input
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,02aah
int 15h
;2. Set GPIO 0,2,4,6 Output Low
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,0400h
int 15h
;3. Check GPI 1,3,5,7 value
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,03FFh
int 15h
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov al,Fail_lenght
mul cl
lea dx, Fail_Str
add dx,ax
cmp bl,00
jne test_result
;4. Set GPIO 0,2,4,6 Output differential
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,0411h
int 15h
;5. Check GPI 1,3,5,7 value
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,03FFh
int 15h
pop
cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
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push cx
dec cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov al,Fail_lenght
mul cl
lea dx, Fail_Str
add dx,ax
cmp bl,33h
jne test_result
cmp al,00h
jne test_fail
;4.Set GPIO 1,3,5,7 as output,GPIO 0,2,4,6 as input
pop cx
push cx
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,0255h
int 15h
;5. Set GPIO 1,3,5,7 Output High
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,04ffh
int 15h
;6. Check GPIO 0,2,4,6 value
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,0300h
int 15h
pop cx
push cx
dec cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov al,Fail_lenght
mul cl
lea dx, Fail_Str
add dx,ax
cmp bl,0ffh
jne test_result
;4. Set GPIO 1,3,5,7 Output differential
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
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pop cx
push cx
dec cx
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push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,0422h
int 15h
;5. Check GPI 0,2,4,6 value
pop cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
push cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov ax,5e87h
mov bx,03FFh
int 15h
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
;save NO. of GPIO chip
mov al,Fail_lenght
mul cl
lea dx, Fail_Str
add dx,ax
cmp bl,33h
jne test_result
pop
push
dec
mov
mul
lea
add
cx
;restore NO. of GPIO chip
cx
;save NO. of GPIO chip
cx
al,Success_lenght
cl
dx, Success1_Str
dx,ax
;Do Second PCA9554 test
;1.Set GPIO 0,2,4,6 as output, GPI 1,3,5,7 as input
test_result:
mov ah,09h
int 21h
pop cx
dec cx
jnz next_test
Finish_Test:
popa
.exit
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Appendix
B
B
Installation for ITM
Panels
B.1 Installation for
ARK-1503P
Golden Finger Interface for ITM Panels
1.
Put ARK-1503P onto the tray at the back of the ITM panel.
2.
Push ARK-1503P to engage the golden finger interfaces of ARK-1503P and
ITM panel.
3.
Secure the four screws to fix the ARK-1503P to the ITM panel. (The screws are
in the accessory box of ITM series products.)
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