User Manual
AIMB-214
Intel® AtomTM N2600/N2800/
D2550/D2700 1.6/1.8/2.13 GHz
Mini-ITX with VGA/HDMI/2LVDS,
6 COMs, Dual LANs, 6 USB, Mini
PCIe
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
in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Advantech Co.,
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.
Acknowledgements
IBM and PC are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Intel® Atom™ N2600/N2800/D2550/D2700 is trademark of Intel Corporation
WinBond is a trademark of Winbond Corporation.
All other product names or trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
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Part No. 2002021400
Edition 1
Printed in Taiwan
Sep 2014
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A Message to the Customer
Advantech Customer Services
Each and every Advantech product is built to the most exacting specifications to
ensure reliable performance in the harsh and demanding conditions typical of industrial environments. Whether your new Advantech equipment is destined for the laboratory or the factory floor, you can be assured that your product will provide the
reliability and ease of operation for which the name Advantech has come to be
known.
Your satisfaction is our primary concern. Here is a guide to Advantech’s customer
services. To ensure you get the full benefit of our services, please follow the instructions below carefully.
Technical Support
We want you to get the maximum performance from your products. So if you run into
technical difficulties, we are here to help. For the most frequently asked questions,
you can easily find answers in your product documentation. These answers are normally a lot more detailed than the ones we can give over the phone.
So please consult this manual first. If you still cannot find the answer, gather all the
information or questions that apply to your problem, and with the product close at
hand, call your dealer. Our dealers are well trained and ready to give you the support
you need to get the most from your Advantech products. In fact, most problems
reported are minor and are able to be easily solved over the phone.
In addition, free technical support is available from Advantech engineers every business day. We are always ready to give advice on application requirements or specific
information on the installation and operation of any of our products.
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Declaration of Conformity
FCC Class B
This device complies with the requirements in part 15 of the FCC rules:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
 This device may not cause harmful interference
 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 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 device in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense. The
user is advised that any equipment changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance would void the compliance to FCC regulations and therefore, the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Caution! There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed.
Do not attempt to recharge, force open, or heat the battery. Replace the
battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
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Memory Compatibility
AIMB-214 Memory Compatibility List
Brand
Size Speed Type
ECC Vendor PN
Memory
Result
SEC K4B1G0846GBCH9
PASS
Transcend 1GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1066 DDR3
TS128MSK64V1U
Transcend 2GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1066 DDR3
SEC HCH9
TS128MSK64V1U K4B1G0846D
(128x8)
PASS
Transcend 4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1066 DDR3
HYNIX
TS7KSN28420-1Y H5TQ2G83BFR
(256x8)
PASS
Apacer
4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1066 DDR3
78.B2GC8.AF1
HYNIX
H5TQ2G83BFR
(256x8)
PASS
Transcend 1GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
TS128MSK64V3U
ELPIDA J1108BFBGPASS
DJ-F
Transcend 2GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
TS256MSK64V3N
HYNIX
H5TQ2G83CFR
PASS
Transcend 4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
HYNIX
TS512MSK64V3N H5TQ2G83BFR
(256x8)
PASS
1GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
Apacer
DDR3 SODIMM
1GB
N
1333 DDR3
78.02GC6.AF0
HYNIX
PASS
H5TQ1G83DFR-H9C
HYNIX
PASS
H5TQ1G83TFR-H9C
Apacer
2GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
78.A2GC9.4200C
ELPIDA J2108BCSEPASS
DJ-F
Apacer
4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
78.B2GC9.AF1
HYNIX
H5TQ2G83BFR
(256x8)
Apacer
4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
78.B2GC9.4210C
ELPIDA J2108BCSEPASS
DJ-F
DSL
4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1333 DDR3
HYNIX
D3SH56082XH15
H5TQ2G83BFR
AA
(256x8)
PASS
DSL
2GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1600 DDR3
SEC 113 HCK0
D3SS56081XH12
K4B2G0846C
AA
(256x8)
PASS
DSL
4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1600 DDR3
SEC 113 HCK0
D3SS56082XH12
K4B2G0846C
AA
(256x8)
PASS
Transcend 2GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1600 DDR3
TS256MSK64V6N
MICRON IVM77
D9PFJ
PASS
Transcend 4GB
DDR3 SODIMM
N
1600 DDR3
TS512MSK64N6N
MICRON IRM72
D9PFJ
PASS
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Ordering Information
Part Number
CPU
DC/SC
GbE
COM
LVDS
TPM
AIMB-214D-S6A1E
Atom D2700
DC2.13GHz
2
6
2,24-bit
Yes
AIMB-214E-S6A1E
Atom D2550
DC1.86GHz
2
6
2,24-bit
Yes
AIMB-214N-S6A1E
Atom N2800
DC1.86GHz
2
6
2,24-bit
No
AIMB-214U-S6A1E
Atom N2600
DC1.6GHz
2
6
2,24-bit
No
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.
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Initial Inspection
Before you begin installing your motherboard, please make sure that the following
materials have been shipped:
 1x AIMB-214 Intel Atom N2600/N2800/D2550/D2700 Mini-ITX motherboard
 2 x SATA HDD cable
 2 x SATA Power cable
 1 x Serial port cable(1 to 4)
 1 x I/O port bracket
 1 x Startup manual
 1 x Driver CD
 1 x Warranty card
 1 x CPU cooler (for Atom D2700/D2550 only)
If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact your distributor or sales representative immediately. We have carefully inspected the AIMB-214 mechanically and
electrically before shipment. It should be free of marks and scratches and in perfect
working order upon receipt. As you unpack the AIMB-214, check it for signs of shipping damage. (For example, damaged box, scratches, dents, etc.) If it is damaged or
it fails to meet the specifications, notify our service department or your local sales
representative immediately. Also notify the carrier. Retain the shipping carton and
packing material for inspection by the carrier. After inspection, we will make arrangements to repair or replace the unit.
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Contents
Chapter
1
General Information ............................1
1.1
1.2
1.3
Introduction ............................................................................................... 2
Features .................................................................................................... 2
Specifications ............................................................................................ 3
1.3.1 System .......................................................................................... 3
1.3.2 Memory ......................................................................................... 3
1.3.3 Input/Output .................................................................................. 3
1.3.4 Graphics........................................................................................ 3
1.3.5 Ethernet LAN ................................................................................ 3
1.3.6 Industrial features ......................................................................... 3
1.3.7 Mechanical and environmental specifications............................... 4
Jumpers and Connectors .......................................................................... 4
Table 1.1: Connectors ................................................................. 4
Board layout: Jumper and Connector Locations ....................................... 6
Figure 1.1 Jumper and Connector Location ................................ 6
Figure 1.2 I/O Connectors ........................................................... 6
AIMB-214 Board Diagram ......................................................................... 7
Figure 1.3 AIMB-214 Board Diagram .......................................... 7
Safety Precautions .................................................................................... 8
Jumper Settings ........................................................................................ 9
1.8.1 How to Set Jumpers...................................................................... 9
1.8.2 CMOS Clear (CMOS1) ................................................................. 9
Table 1.2: CMOS1....................................................................... 9
1.8.3 COM2 RS 232/422/485 Mode Selector (JSETCOM2)................ 10
Table 1.3: COM2 RS 232/422/485 Mode Selector (JSETCOM2) .
10
1.8.4 JLVDS1 and JLVDS3: LCD Power 3.3 V/5 V Selector ............... 10
Table 1.4: JLVDS1 and JLVDS3: LCD Power 3.3 V/5 V Selector.
10
1.8.5 PSON1: ATX, AT Mode Selector ................................................ 11
Table 1.5: PSON1: ATX, AT Mode Selector.............................. 11
1.8.6 JWDT1+JOBS1: Watchdog Reset and OBS Alarm .................... 11
Table 1.6: JWDT1+JOBS1: Watchdog Reset and OBS Alarm.. 11
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
Chapter
2
Connecting Peripherals ....................13
2.1
2.2
Introduction ............................................................................................. 14
USB Ports (LAN1_USB12/LAN2_USB34/USB56).................................. 14
Table 2.1: LAN LED Indicator.................................................... 14
VGA/HDMI Connector (VGA1/HDMI1).................................................... 15
Serial Ports (COM1~COM6) ................................................................... 16
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connector (KBMS1) .................................... 17
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1).......................................................... 17
System FAN Connector (SYSFAN1)....................................................... 18
Front Panel Connectors (JFP3/JFP1+JFP2)........................................... 18
2.8.1 ATX soft power switch (JFP1+JFP2/ PWR_SW) ........................ 19
2.8.2 Reset (JFP1+JFP2/ RESET) ...................................................... 19
2.8.3 HDD LED (JFP1+JFP2/ HDDLED) ............................................. 19
2.8.4 External speaker (JFP1+JFP2/ SPEAKER)................................ 19
2.8.5 Power LED and keyboard lock connector (JFP3 / PWR_LED &
KEY LOCK)................................................................................. 19
Table 2.2: ATX power supply LED status (No support for AT power) ............................................................................. 19
Line In, Line Out, Mic In Connector (AUDIO1)........................................ 20
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
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2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
Serial ATA Interface (SATA1/2) .............................................................. 20
PCI .......................................................................................................... 21
Front Panel Audio Connector (FPAUDIO1) ............................................ 21
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1) .................................................. 22
SPI Flash connector(SPI_CN1) .............................................................. 22
LCD Inverter Connector (INV1/INV2)...................................................... 23
LVDS Connector (LVDS1/LVDS2).......................................................... 24
General purpose I/O Connector (GPIO1) ............................................... 24
3
BIOS Operation ................................. 25
3.1
3.2
Introduction ............................................................................................. 26
BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 26
3.2.1 Main Menu .................................................................................. 27
3.2.2 Advanced BIOS Features ........................................................... 28
3.2.3 Chipset........................................................................................ 42
3.2.4 Boot ............................................................................................ 47
3.2.5 Security....................................................................................... 48
3.2.6 Save & Exit ................................................................................. 49
4
Software Introduction & Service ..... 51
4.1
4.2
Introduction ............................................................................................. 52
Value-Added Software Services ............................................................. 52
4.2.1 Software API............................................................................... 52
4.2.2 Software Utility............................................................................ 54
5
Chipset Software Installation Utility 55
5.1
5.2
Before You Begin.................................................................................... 56
Introduction ............................................................................................. 56
6
VGA Setup ......................................... 57
6.1
6.2
Introduction ............................................................................................. 58
Windows 7 .............................................................................................. 58
7
LAN Configuration ............................ 59
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
Introduction ............................................................................................. 60
Features.................................................................................................. 60
Installation............................................................................................... 60
Windows 7 Driver Setup (Intel 82574L/82583v) ..................................... 60
Appendix A
Programming the Watchdog Timer . 61
A.1
Programming the Watchdog Timer ......................................................... 62
A.1.1 Watchdog Timer Overview ......................................................... 62
A.1.2 Programming the Watchdog Timer............................................. 62
Table A.1: Watchdog Timer Registers....................................... 64
A.1.3 Example Program ....................................................................... 65
Appendix B
I/O Pin Assignments ......................... 69
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
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B.1
B.2
B.3
B.4
B.5
B.6
B.7
B.8
B.9
B.10
B.11
B.12
B.13
B.14
B.15
B.16
B.17
B.18
B.19
B.20
B.21
B.22
B.23
B.24
B.25
B.26
B.27
B.28
USB Header (USB56) ............................................................................. 70
Table B.1: USB Header (USB56)............................................... 70
VGA Connector (VGA1) .......................................................................... 70
Table B.2: VGA Connector (VGA1) ........................................... 70
RS-232 Interface (COM2/4/5/6) .............................................................. 71
Table B.3: RS-232 Interface (COM2/4/5/6)................................ 71
RS-232/422/485 Setting Interface (JSETCOM2) .................................... 72
Table B.4: RS-232/422/485 Setting Interface (JSETCOM2)...... 72
SPI_CN1: SPI Fresh Card Pin Connector............................................... 72
Table B.5: SPI_CN1:SPI Fresh Card Pin Connector ................. 72
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connector (KBMS2) .................................... 73
Table B.6: PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connector (KBMS2) ..... 73
CPU Fan Power Connector (CPU_FAN1) .............................................. 73
Table B.7: CPU Fan Power Connector (CPU_FAN1)................ 73
System Fan Power Connector (SYS_FAN1) .......................................... 73
Table B.8: System Fan Power Connector (SYS_FAN1)............ 73
Power LED & Keyboard Lock Connector (JFP3) .................................... 74
Table B.9: Power LED & Keyboard Lock Connector (JFP3)...... 74
Power switch/HDD LED/SMBus/Speaker (JFP1+JFP2) ......................... 74
Table B.10:Power Switch/HDD LED/SMBus/Speaker
(JFP1+JFP2) ............................................................ 74
USB/LAN ports (LAN1_USB12/LAN2_USB34)....................................... 75
Table B.11:USB Port................................................................... 75
Table B.12:Ethernet 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 Port ............................ 75
Line In, Line Out, Mic In Connector (AUDIO1)........................................ 75
Serial ATA0/1 (SATA1/2) ........................................................................ 75
Table B.13:Serial ATA 0/1 (SATA1/2)......................................... 75
AT/ATX Mode (PSON1) .......................................................................... 76
Table B.14:AT/ATX Mode (PSON1) ........................................... 76
Front Panel Audio connector (FPAUDIO1) ............................................. 76
Table B.15:Front Panel Audio connector (FPAUDIO1)............... 76
GPIO Pin Header (GPIO1)...................................................................... 76
Table B.16:GPIO Pin Header (GPIO1) ....................................... 76
LVDS Connector: LVDS.......................................................................... 77
Table B.17:LVDS1 Connector (LVDS1)...................................... 77
LVDS Power Jumper (JLVDS1 and JLVDS2/JLVDS3 and JLVDS4) ..... 78
Table B.18:LVDS Power Jumper ................................................ 78
LVDS Inverter (INV1/INV2) ..................................................................... 78
Table B.19:LVDS Inverter (INV1/INV2)....................................... 78
ATX 12 V Connector (ATX12V_1) .......................................................... 78
Table B.20:ATX 12 V Connector (ATX12V_1)............................ 78
VCON1.................................................................................................... 79
Table B.21:VCON1 ..................................................................... 79
VCON2.................................................................................................... 79
Table B.22:VCON2 ..................................................................... 79
JSETCOM2 ............................................................................................. 80
Table B.23:JSETCOM2 .............................................................. 80
JSETCOM6 ............................................................................................. 80
Table B.24:JSETCOM6 .............................................................. 80
JVBR1 ..................................................................................................... 81
Table B.25:JVBR1 ...................................................................... 81
JVBR2 ..................................................................................................... 81
Table B.26:JVBR2 ...................................................................... 81
SPDIF_OUT1 .......................................................................................... 81
Table B.27:SPDIF_OUT1 ........................................................... 81
ATX_5V Connector ................................................................................ 82
Table B.28:ATX_5V Connector................................................... 82
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Chapter
1
1
General Information
1.1 Introduction
The AIMB-214 is designed with the Intel® Atom™ N2600/N2800/D2550/D2700 and
the NM10 for industrial applications that require both performance computing and
enhanced power management capabilities. The motherboard has on board CPU
Intel® Atom™ N2600/N2800/D2550/D2700 dual core 1.6/1.86/1.86/2.13 GHz and
DDR3 1066MHz up to 2/4 GB.
The AIMB-214 has rich I/O connectivity with up to six USB 2.0 ports and six COM
ports integrated in a standard 170 x 170 mm form factor. These motherboards also
support dual display for LVDS, HDMI, embedded display port and VGA. AIMB-214
also comes with plenty of connectivity and expansion options. CompactFlash, PCI
bus, six COM ports, eight USB ports, 8-bit GPIO, two SATA III 6 GB/s connectors,
optional TPM security feature, mini SATA and Mini-PCIe expansion slots enable easy
integration, while a dual Intel® chipset, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port is also available to deliver high speed networking.
AIMB-214 is powered by the newest Intel® Atom™ processors which are built on
32nm process technology. The thermal design power rating of the Intel N2600 single
core architecture is only 3.5W, while with the dual core processor is only 8W,
enabling future power reductions, smaller systems and performance improvements.
This is the first Ultra Lower Power mini-ITX board in Advantech. All these features
are packed into a space-saving, power-efficient, and cost-effective Mini-ITX form
factor.
1.2 Features






Supports Intel® Atom™ processor N2600, N2800, D2550 & D2700 dual core
One 204-pin SODIMM up to 4 GB DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM
Supports 1 PCI and 1 Mini-PCIe expansion, 6 serial ports, 6 USB, and Cfast
Lower total cost of ownership with DC12V support, and supports 24-bit LVDS
Onboard TPM 1.2 support (optional)
Supports embedded software APIs and Utilities
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1.3.1 System




1.3.2 Memory

RAM: Up to 2 GB/ 4GB in 1 slot 204-pin SODIMM sockets. Supports single
channel DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM
1.3.3 Input/Output





PCI bus: 1 PCI slot
Serial ports: Six serial ports, one is RS-232/422/485 and five of RS-232 serial
ports
Keyboard and PS/2 mouse connector: Supports one standard PS/2 keyboard, one standard PS/2 mouse (On board 6pin wafer box)
USB port: Supports up to six USB 2.0 ports with transmission rate up to 480
Mbps, 2 on board pin header and 4 external ports
GPIO connector: 8-bit general purpose Input/Output
1.3.4 Graphics





Controller: Embedded Gen3.5+ GFX Core, 480/640-MHz render clock frequency for N2600/N2800/D2550/D2700
Display memory: Dynamically shared system memory up to 224 MB
VGA: Supports resolution up to SXGA 1920 x 1200 pixels, 32-bits, 60Hz refresh
rate
LVDS: Supports 2 x LVDS, LVDS1 is 24-bit dual channel up to 1920 x 1200;
LVDS2 is 18/24-bit single channel up to 1400 x 900
HDMI: Supports up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 MHz
1.3.5 Ethernet LAN


Supports dual 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port (s) via PCI Express x1 bus
which provides 500 MB/s data transmission rate
Controller: LAN1: Intel 82583; LAN2: Intel 82574L/82583lv colay.
1.3.6 Industrial features

Watchdog timer: Can generate a system reset. The watchdog timer is programmable, with each unit equal to one second or one minute (255 levels).
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CPU: Intel® Atom™ N2600/N2800/D2550/D2700
BIOS: Award SPI 16 Mbit BIOS
System chipset: Intel® NM10
SATA hard disk drive interface: Two on-board SATA connectors with data
transmission rate up to 300 MB
CFast interface: Supports compact flash Type II
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1.3 Specifications
1.3.7 Mechanical and environmental specifications







Operating temperature: 0 ~ 60° C (32 ~ 140° F, Depending on CPU)
Storage temperature: -40 ~ 85° C (-40 ~ 185° F)
Humidity: 5 ~ 95% non-condensing
Power supply voltage: +12 V
Power consumption:
AIMB-214U sku +12 V @1.44 A
AIMB-214D sku +12 V @1.77 A
Measure of the maximum current values with system under minimum load
Board size: 170 mm x 170 mm (6.69" x 6.69")
Board weight: 0.365 kg
1.4 Jumpers and Connectors
Connectors on the AIMB-214 motherboard link it to external devices such as hard
disk drives and a keyboard. In addition, the board has a number of jumpers used to
configure your system for your application.
The tables below list the function of each of the board jumpers and connectors. Later
sections in this chapter give instructions on setting jumpers. Chapter 2 gives instructions for connecting external devices to your motherboard.
Table 1.1: Connectors
Label
Function
FPAUD1
Front Panel audio connector
AUDIO1
Audio connector
CMOS1
CMOS clear ( Default 1-2 )
DIMM1
Memory connector channel
CFAST1
CFast Socket
COM3-6
Serial port: COM RS232
CPU_FAN1
CPU FAN connector(3-pin)
GPIO1
GPIO Header
DCIN1
DC IN
ATX12V1
ATX 12V connector
ATX_5V
PS_ON , 5VSB
LVDS1
LVDS1 connector (Internal)
INV1
LVDS1 Inverter Power
JVBR1
LVDS1 Brightness control selector for Analog or Digital
(Default 1-2, Analog)
JLVDS1
LVDS1 voltage jumper (default 1-2, 3.3V)
JLVDS2
LVDS1 12V voltage jumper
VCON1
LVDS1 JEIDA/VESA jumper selection
LVDS2
LVDS2 connector (Internal)
INV2
LVDS2 Inverter Power
JVBR2
LVDS2 Brightness control selector for Analog or Digital (Default 12, Analog)
JLVDS3
LVDS2 voltage jumper (default 1-2, 3.3V)
JLVDS4
LVDS2 12V voltage jumper
VCON2
LVDS2 JEIDA/VESA jumper selection
JFP1+JFP2
Power switch/HDD LED/SMBus/speaker
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Power LED and Keyboard lock
JSETCOM2
RS-232/422/485 Jumper setting
JSETCOM6
COM6 5V/12V Jumper setting
PCI1
PCI connector
KBMS1
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse external connector
KBMS2
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse internal connector
LAN1_USB12
LAN1 / USB port 1, 2
LAN2_USB34
LAN2 / USB port 3, 4
MINI_CARD
Mini PCI express connector
PCI
PCI slot
PSON1
AT(1-2) / ATX(2-3) ( Default 2-3 )
SATA1
Serial ATA data connector 1
SATA2
Serial ATA data connector 2
SATA_PWR1
SATA POWER
SATA_PWR2
SATA POWER
SPI1
SPI connector
SPI_CN1
SPI flash update connector.
SPDIF_OUT1
Digital Audio connector
SYS_FAN1
System FAN connector(3-pin)
USB56
USB port 5, 6 (on board)
HDMI1
HDMI connector
VGA1
VGA connector
COM1
COM PORT CONNECTOR
COM2
COM PORT CONNECTOR
JOBS1+JWDT1
OBS Alarm and Watchdog Reset
BAT1
Battery holder
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JFP3
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Table 1.1: Connectors
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Figure 1.1 Jumper and Connector Location
Figure 1.2 I/O Connectors
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CRT
Chapter 1
1.6 AIMB-214 Board Diagram
VGA
LVDS/eDP
24-bit LVDS
Chrontel 7511
HDMI
LVDS
Intel
D2700/N2600
Channel A
DDR3 1066 MHz
1 Cfast type I/II
JMB362
PCIe x1
2 SATA ports
300 MB/s
PCIe x1
GbE LAN1:
Intel 82574L/82583V colay
PCIe x1
GbE LAN2:
Intel 82583V
NM10
6 USB Ports
USB 2.0
32-bit/33MHz PCI Bus
PCI
Realtek Audio Codec
ALC892
HD Audio
PCIe x1
Mini-PCIe
mSATA
LPC
SPI
BIOS
8-bit GPIO
Super I/O Winbond
W83627DHG-P
Fintek
F81216AD
1 RS-232, 1 RS-232/422/485
4 RS-232
Infineon TPM 1.2
(optional)
Figure 1.3 AIMB-214 Board Diagram
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Direct Media
Interface 20-Gbit/s
bandwidth
LVDS2 18-bit LVDS
1.7 Safety Precautions
Warning! Always completely disconnect the power cord from 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. Only experienced electronics personnel should open the
PC chassis.
Caution! Always ground yourself to remove any static charge before touching the
motherboard. Modern electronic devices are very sensitive to electrostatic discharges. As a safety precaution, use a grounding wrist strap at
all times. Place all electronic components on a static-dissipative surface
or in a static-shielded bag when they are not in the chassis.
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 manufacturer.
Discard used batteries according to manufacturer's instructions.
Caution! There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed.
Do not attempt to recharge, force open, or heat the battery. Replace the
battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
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This section provides instructions on how to configure your motherboard by setting
the jumpers. It also includes the motherboards's default settings and your options for
each jumper.
1.8.1 How to Set Jumpers
1.8.2 CMOS Clear (CMOS1)
The AIMB-214 motherboard contains a jumper that can erase CMOS data and reset
the system BIOS information. Normally this jumper should be set with pins 1-2
closed. If you want to reset the CMOS data, set J1 to 2-3 closed for just a few seconds, and then move the jumper back to 1-2 closed. This procedure will reset the
CMOS to its default setting.
Table 1.2: CMOS1
Function
Jumper Setting
*Keep CMOS data
1-2 closed
Clear CMOS data
2-3 closed
* Default
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You can configure your motherboard to match the needs of your application by setting the jumpers. A jumper is a metal bridge that closes an electrical 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” (or turn ON) a jumper, you connect the pins
with the clip. To “open” (or turn OFF) a jumper, you remove the clip. Sometimes a
jumper consists of a set of three pins, labeled 1, 2, and 3. In this case you connect
either pins 1 and 2, or 2 and 3. A pair of needle-nose pliers may be useful when setting jumpers.
Chapter 1
1.8 Jumper Settings
1.8.3 COM2 RS 232/422/485 Mode Selector (JSETCOM2)
Users can use JSETCOM2 to select among RS 232/422/485 modes for COM2. The
default setting is RS 232.
RS232*
RS422
RS485
Table 1.3: COM2 RS 232/422/485 Mode Selector (JSETCOM2)
Function
Jumper Setting
*RS232
(5-6) + (7-9) + (8-10) + (13-15) + (14-16) closed
RS422
(3-4) + (9-11) + (10-12) + (15-17) + (16-18) closed
RS-485
(1-2) + (9-11) + (10-12) + (15-17) + (16-18) closed
*: Default
1.8.4 JLVDS1 and JLVDS3: LCD Power 3.3 V/5 V Selector
Table 1.4: JLVDS1 and JLVDS3: LCD Power 3.3 V/5 V Selector
Closed Pins
Result
JLVDS1/JLVDS3
1-2*
For 3.3 V LVDS Panel
2-3
For 5 V LVDS Panel
*Default
JLVDS1
for 3.3V LVDS panel
JLVDS1
for 5V LVDS panel
/JLVDS3
/JLVDS3
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1.8.5 PSON1: ATX, AT Mode Selector
Table 1.5: PSON1: ATX, AT Mode Selector
Closed Pins
Result
1-2
AT Mode
2-3*
ATX Mode
*Default
1
ATX Mode
2-3 closed
AT Mode
1-2 closed
1.8.6 JWDT1+JOBS1: Watchdog Reset and OBS Alarm
Table 1.6: JWDT1+JOBS1: Watchdog Reset and OBS Alarm
Closed Pins
Result
2-3*
Watchdog reset
4-5*
OBS alarm
*Default
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Chapter
2
Connecting
Peripherals
2
2.1 Introduction
You can access most of the connectors from the top of the board as it is being
installed in the chassis. If you have a number of cards installed or have a packed
chassis, you may need to partially remove the card to make all the connections.
2.2 USB Ports (LAN1_USB12/LAN2_USB34/USB56)
The AIMB-214 provides up to six USB ports. The USB interface complies with USB
Specification Rev. 2.0 supporting transmission rates of up to 480 Mbps and is fuse
protected. The USB interface can be disabled in the system BIOS setup.
The AIMB-214 is equipped with two high-performance 1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN
adapters, both of which are supported by all major network operating systems. The
RJ-45 jacks on the rear panel provide for convenient LAN connection.
LAN2_USB34 LAN1_USB12
LAN1_USB12 LAN2_USB34
USB56
Table 2.1: LAN LED Indicator
LAN Mode
Lan Indicator
1 Gbps Link on
LED1 Green on
100 Mbps Link on
LED1 Orange on
Active
LED2 Green flash
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AIMB-214 includes VGA and HDMI interface that can drive conventional VGAand
HDMI displays. VGA1 is a standard 15-pin D-SUB connector commonly used forVGA. HDMI connector for HDMI signal output. Pin assignments for VGA are detailed
in Appendix B.
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Chapter 2
2.3 VGA/HDMI Connector (VGA1/HDMI1)
2.4 Serial Ports (COM1~COM6)
COM12
AIMB-214 supports six serial ports. One RS-232/422/485 is for COM3 and COM6;
and five RS-232 are for COM1, COM2, COM4, COM5 and COM6. The user can use
JSETCOM2 to select among RS 232/422/485 modes for COM2. These ports can
connect to serial devices, such as a mouse or a printer, or to a communications network.
The IRQ and address ranges for both ports are fixed. However, if you want to disable
the port or change these parameters later, you can do this in the system BIOS setup.
Different devices implement the RS-232/422/485 standards in different ways. If you
should happen to have problems with a serial device, be sure to check the pin
assignments for the connector.
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5
4
3
2
1
On board 6-pin wafer box connector, supports one standard PS/2 keyboard, one
standard PS/2 mouse.
2.6 CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
1
2
3
If a fan is used, this connector supports cooling fans of 500 mA (6 W) or less.
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Chapter 2
2.5 PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connector (KBMS1)
2.7 System FAN Connector (SYSFAN1)
1
2
3
If a fan is used, this connector supports cooling fans of 500 mA (6 W) or less.
2.8 Front Panel Connectors (JFP3/JFP1+JFP2)
There are several external switches to monitor and control the AIMB-214.
JFP1 & JFP2
JFP3
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12
5
7
8
9
4
4
5
6
3
1
2
3
2
1
If your computer case is equipped with an ATX power supply, you should connect the
power on/off button on your computer case to ((JFP1+JFP2/ PWR_SW)), for convenient power on and off.
2.8.2 Reset (JFP1+JFP2/ RESET)
Many computer cases offer the convenience of a reset button. Connect the wire for
the reset button.
You can connect an LED to connector (JFP2/HDDLED) to indicate when the HDD is
active.
2.8.4 External speaker (JFP1+JFP2/ SPEAKER)
(JFP1+JFP2/ SPEAKER) is a 4-pin connector for an external speaker. If there is no
external speaker, the AIMB-214 provides an onboard buzzer as an alternative. To
enable the buzzer, set pins 7-10 as closed.
2.8.5 Power LED and keyboard lock connector (JFP3 / PWR_LED &
KEY LOCK)
(JFP3 / PWR_LED & KEY LOCK) is a 5-pin connector for the power on LED and Key
Lock function. Refer to Appendix B for detailed information on the pin assignments.
The Power LED cable should be connected to pin 1-3. The key lock button cable
should be connected to pin 4-5.
There are 3 modes for the power supply connection. The first is “ATX power mode”;
the system turns on/off by a momentary power button. The second is “AT Power
Mode”; the system turns on/off via the power supply switch. The third is another “AT
Power Mode” which makes use of the front panel power switch. The power LED status is indicated in the following table:
Table 2.2: ATX power supply LED status (No support for AT power)
Power mode
LED
(ATX Power Mode)
(On/off by
momentary button)
LED
(AT power Mode)
(On/off by switching
power supply)
LED
(AT power Mode)
(On/off by front
panel switch)
PSON1
(on back plane)
jumper setting
pins 2-3 closed
pins 1-2 closed
Connect pins 1 & 2 to
panel switch via cable
System On
On
On
On
System Suspend
Fast flashes
Fast flashes
Fast flashes
System Off
Slow flashes
Off
Off
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2.8.3 HDD LED (JFP1+JFP2/ HDDLED)
Chapter 2
2.8.1 ATX soft power switch (JFP1+JFP2/ PWR_SW)
2.9 Line In, Line Out, Mic In Connector (AUDIO1)
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
2.10 Serial ATA Interface (SATA1/2)
AIMB-214 features a high performance Serial ATA interface (up to 300 MB/s) which
eases cabling to hard drives with long, thin cables.
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Chapter 2
2.11 PCI
2.12 Front Panel Audio Connector (FPAUDIO1)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC’97 (optional) audio standard. Connect this connectorwith the front panel audio I/O module cable.
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The AIMB-214 provides 1 x PCI slot.
2.13 ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
This connector is for an ATX Micro-Fit power supply. The plugs from the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one direction. Determine the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors mate completely.
2.14 SPI Flash connector(SPI_CN1)
The SPI flash card pin header may be used to flash BIOS if the AIMB-214 cannot
power on.
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
Signal Description
Signal
VR
Signal Description
Vadj=0.75 V
(Recommended: 4.7 KΩ, >1/16 W)
LCD backlight ON/OFF control signal
ENBKL
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Note!
Chapter 2
2.15 LCD Inverter Connector (INV1/INV2)
2.16 LVDS Connector (LVDS1/LVDS2)
2.17 General purpose I/O Connector (GPIO1)
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Chapter
3
BIOS Operation
3
3.1 Introduction
AMI BIOS has been integrated into many motherboards, and has been very popular
for over a decade. People sometimes refer to the AMI BIOS setup menu as BIOS,
BIOS setup or CMOS setup.
With the AMI BIOS Setup program, you can modify BIOS settings and control the
special features of your computer. The Setup program uses a number of menus for
making changes and turning special features on or off. This chapter describes the
basic navigation of the AIMB-214 setup screens.
3.2 BIOS Setup
The AIMB-214 Series system has AMI BIOS built in, with a CMOS SETUP utility that
allows users to configure required settings or to activate certain system features.
The CMOS SETUP saves the configuration in the CMOS RAM of the motherboard.
When the power is turned off, the battery on the board supplies the necessary power
to preserve the CMOS RAM.
When the power is turned on, press the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (PowerOn Self Test) to access the CMOS SETUP screen.
Control Keys
< ↑ >< ↓ >< ← >< → >
Move to select item
<Enter>
Select Item
<Esc>
Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Sub Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu
<Page Up/+>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<Page Down/->
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General help, for Setup Sub Menu
<F2>
Item Help
<F5>
Load Previous Values
<F7>
Load Setup Defaults
<F10>
Save all CMOS changes
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Press <Del> to enter AMI BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on
the screen. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or
enter the sub-menu.
Chapter 3
3.2.1 Main Menu
BIOS Operation
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.
3.2.1.1 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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3.2.2 Advanced BIOS Features
Select the Advanced tab from the AIMB-214 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 screen
is shown below. The sub menus are described on the following pages.

Launch PXE OpROM
You can also disable or enable the legacy OpROM for PXE / Storage.
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Chapter 3
3.2.2.1 PCI Subsystem Settings
BIOS Operation




PCI Latency Timer
PCI operation delay to ensure the stability of the action between the device and
the host.
VGA Palette Snoop
This item allows you to enable or disable PCI cards that do not contain their own
VGA color palette to examine the video cards palette and mimic it.
PERR# Generation
This item allows you to enable or disable PCI device to generation PERR#.
SERR# Generation
This item allows you to enable or disable PCI device to generation SERR#.
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3.2.2.2 ACPI Setting





Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
This item allows users to enable or disable BIOS ACPI auto configuration.
Enable Hibernation
Enable or disable Intel processor Hibernation function.
ACPI Sleep State
This item allow user to select ACPI sleep state.
Lock Legacy Resources
This item allows users to lock legacy devices' resources.
S3 Video Report
Enable or disable video repost.
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Chapter 3
3.2.2.3 Trusted Computing
BIOS Operation

Security Device Support
Disable/Enable BIOS to support for security devices.
3.2.2.4 Wake System

Wake system with Fixed Time
Disable/Enable system wake on alarm event.
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3.2.2.5 CPU Configuration



Hyper-Treading
This item allows users to enable or disable Intel Hyper Threading technology.
Execute Disable Bit
This item allows users to enable or disable the No-Execution page protection.
Limit CPUID Maximum
This item allows you to limit CPUID maximum value
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Chapter 3
3.2.2.6 SATA Configuration
BIOS Operation


SATA Controller(s)|
This item allows users to enable or disable the SATA controller(s)
Configure SATA as
This item allows users to select mode of SATA controller(s)
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




Legacy USB support
Enables support for legacy USB. Auto option disables legacy support if no USB
devices are connected.
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OS without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change should claim by EHCI driver.
USB transfer time-out
Time-out value for control, bulk, and interrupt transfers.
Device reset time-out
USB mass storage device starts unit command time-out.
Device power-up delay
Maximum time the device will take before it properly report itself to the host controller.
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Chapter 3
3.2.2.8 Second Super IO Configuration
BIOS Operation

Serial Port Configuration
These items allow users to configure serial port 0, 2, 4, 5, 6.
Serial port 2 (COM3) support auto flow control function.
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3.2.2.9 Serial Port 2~6 Configuration



Serial Port
These items allow users to enable or disable serial port 2(COM3).
Change Settings
These items allow users to change the serial port2 (COM3) setting.
RS485 AUTO FLOW
These items allow users to enable or disable rs485 auto flow control function of
serial port2 (COM3).
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3.2.2.10 Super IO Configuration
BIOS Operation


Serial Port 1,3
These items allow users to set parameters of serial ports 1.
Watchdog mode
These items allow users to select watch dog mode.
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
Digital I/O pin 1~8
These items allow users to set GPIO input or output.
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3.2.2.12 PC Health Status
BIOS Operation



Smart Fan Function
This item displays all CPU/system temperature, fan speed, power management
status.
CPU Warning Temperature
These items allow users to enable or disable CPU warning temperature function.
ACPI Shutdown Temperature
These items allow users to enable or disable ACPI Shutdown temperature function.
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3.2.2.13 Smart Fan Mode Configuration


System Smart Fan Mode
This item allows user to enable or disable system smart fan function.
CPU Smart Fan 0 Mode
This item allows user to enable or disable CPU smart fan function.
3.2.2.14 Console Redirection
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Console Redirection
This item allows user to enable or disable console redirection function.
3.2.2.15 PPM Configuration
Chapter 3

BIOS Operation


CPU C state report
This item allows users to enable or disabled CPU C state report to OS.
Enhanced C state report
This item allows users to enable or disabled Enhanced CPU C state.
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3.2.3 Chipset


Host Bridge
Detail of North Bridge items.
South Bridge
Details of South bridge items.
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Chapter 3
3.2.3.1 Host Bridge / Intel IEGD Configuration
BIOS Operation

Memory Information
Memory Frequency and timing setting information.
3.2.3.2 Memory Frequency and Timing
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MRC Fast Boot
This item allows user to enable or disable MRC fast boot function.
3.2.3.3 Intel IGD Configuration





Primary IGFX Boot Display
This item allows users to select the video device which will be activated during
POST.
Secondary IGFX Boot Display
This item allows users to select which output device will be secondary during
POST.
Active LFP
This item allows users to select the active LFP configuration.
LVDS1 panel type
This item allows users to change the LVDS1 panel resolution.
LVDS2 panel type
This item allows users to change the LVDS1 panel resolution.
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3.2.3.4 SB Configuration
BIOS Operation


Azalia Configuration
Enable or disable SB azalia controller.
Select USB mode
Select USB mode by controllers or ports.
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

Mini PCI Express port
Enable or disable Mini PCI Express port
Automatic ASPM
This item Enables or disables control of active state power management on both
NB and SB side of DMI link.
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Chapter 3
3.2.4 Boot
BIOS Operation







Setup Prompt Timeout
This item allows you to change number of seconds to wait for setup activation
key.
Bootup NumLock State
Select the Power-on state for Numlock.
Quiet Boot
If this option is set to Disabled, the BIOS display normal POST messages. If
Enabled, an OEM Logo is shown instead of POST messages.
GateA20 Active
This item allows you to select upon request or Always.
Option ROM Messages
Sets display mode for option ROM.
Interrupt 19 Capture
This item allows option ROMs to trap interrupt 19.
Boot Option Priorities
Set the system boot order.
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3.2.5 Security
Select Security Setup from the AIMB-214 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>: Change Administrator / User Password.
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Chapter 3
3.2.6 Save & Exit
BIOS Operation




Save Changes and Exit
This item allows you to exit system setup after saving changes.
Discard Changes and Exit
This item allows you to exit system setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes and Reset
This item allows you to reset the system after saving the changes.
Restore Defaults
This item allows you to restore/load default values for all the options.
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Chapter
4
4
Software Introduction
& Service
4.1 Introduction
The mission of Advantech Embedded Software Services is to "Enhance quality of life
with Advantech platforms and Microsoft® Windows® embedded technology." We
enable Windows® Embedded software products on Advantech platforms to more
effectively support the embedded computing community. Customers are freed from
the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors (hardware suppliers, system integrators,
embedded OS distributors) for projects. Our goal is to make Windows® Embedded
Software solutions easily and widely available to the embedded computing community.
4.2 Value-Added Software Services
Software API: An interface that defines the ways by which an application program
may request services from libraries and/or operating systems. Provides not only the
underlying drivers required but also a rich set of user-friendly, intelligent and integrated interfaces, which speeds development, enhances security and offers add-on
value for Advantech platforms. It plays the role of catalyst between developer and
solution, and makes Advantech embedded platforms easier and simpler to adopt and
operate with customer applications.
4.2.1 Software API
4.2.1.1 Control
GPIO
General Purpose Input/Output is a flexible parallel interface
that allows a variety of custom connections. Allows users to
monitor the level of signal input or set the output status to
switch on/off the device. Our API also provide Programmable
GPIO, which allows developers to dynamically set the GPIO
input or output status.
SMBus
SMBus is the System Management Bus defined by Intel Corporation in 1995. It is used in personal computers and servers for low-speed system management communications. The
SMBus API allows a developer to interface a embedded system environment and transfer serial messages using the
SMBus protocols, allowing multiple simultaneous device
control.
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Brightness Control
The Brightness Control API allows a developer to access
embedded devices and easily control brightness.
The Backlight API allows a developer to control the backlight
(screen) on/off in embedded devices.
4.2.1.3 Monitor
Watchdog
A watchdog timer (WDT) is a device that performs a specific
operation after a certain period of time if something goes
wrong and the system does not recover on its own. A watchdog timer can be programmed to perform a warm boot
(restarting the system) after a certain number of seconds.
Hardware Monitor
The Hardware Monitor (HWM) API is a system health supervision API that inspects certain condition indexes, such as
fan speed, temperature and voltage.
4.2.1.4 Power Saving
CPU Speed
Makes use of Intel SpeedStep technology to save power consumption. The system will automatically adjust the CPU
speed depending on the system loading.
System Throttling
Refers to a series of methods for reducing power consumption in computers by lowering the clock frequency. This API
allows the user to adjust the clock from 87.5% to 12.5%.
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Backlight
Chapter 4
4.2.1.2 Display
4.2.2 Software Utility
BIOS Flash
The BIOS Flash utility allows customers to update the
flash ROM BIOS version, or use it to back up current BIOS
by copying it from the flash chip to a file on customers’
disk. The BIOS Flash utility also provides a command line
version and an API for fast implementation into customized applications.
Embedded Security ID
The embedded application is the most important property
of a system integrator. It contains valuable intellectual
property, design knowledge and innovation, but it is easy
to be copied! Embedded Security ID utility which provides
reliable security functions for customers to secure their
application data within embedded BIOS.
Monitoring
The Monitoring is a utility for customer to monitor the system health, like voltage, CPU and system temperature and
fan speed. These items are important to a device, if the
critical errors occur and are not solved immediately, permanent damage may be caused.
Flash Lock
Flash Lock is a mechanism to bind the Board and CF card
(SQFlash) together. User can “Lock” SQFlash via Flash
Lock function and “Unlock” by BIOS while booting. A locked
SQFlash cannot be read by any card reader or boot from
other platforms without a BIOS with “Unlock” feature.
eSOS
The eSOS is a small OS stored in BIOS ROM. It will boot up
in case of a main OS crash. It will diagnose the hardware status, and then send an e-mail to the designated administrator.
The eSOS also provide for remote connection via Telnet
server and FTP server so the administrator can attempt to
rescue the system. Note: This function requires BIOS customization.
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Chapter
5
Chipset Software
Installation Utility
5
5.1 Before You Begin
To facilitate the installation of the enhanced display drivers and utility software, read
the instructions in this chapter carefully. The drivers for the AIMB-214 are located on
the software installation CD. The driver in the folder of the driver CD will guide and
link you to the utilities and drivers under a Windows system. Updates are provided
via Service Packs from Microsoft*.
Note!
The files on the software installation CD are compressed. Do not
attempt to install the drivers by copying the files manually. You must use
the supplied SETUP program to install the drivers.
Before you begin, it is important to note that most display drivers need to have the
relevant software application already installed in the system prior to installing the
enhanced display drivers. In addition, many of the installation procedures assume
that you are familiar with both the relevant software applications and operating system commands. Review the relevant operating system commands and the pertinent
sections of your application software’s user manual before performing the installation.
5.2 Introduction
The Intel® Chipset Software Installation (CSI) utility installs the Windows INF files
that outline to the operating system how the chipset components will be configured.
This is needed for the proper functioning of the following features:
 Core PCI PnP services
 IDE Ultra ATA 100/66/33 and Serial ATA interface support
 USB 1.1/2.0 support (USB 2.0 driver needs to be installed separately for Win98)


Identification of Intel® chipset components in the Device Manager
Integrates superior video features. These include filtered sealing of 720 pixel
DVD content, and MPEG-2 motion compensation for software DVD
Note!
This utility is used for the following versions of Windows, and it has to be
installed before installing all the other drivers:
 Windows 7
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Chapter
6
VGA Setup
6
6.1 Introduction
To benefit from the Intel® Atom N2600/N2800/D2550/D2700 integrated graphics
controller, you need to install the graphic driver.
6.2 Windows 7
Note!
Before installing this driver, make sure the CSI utility has been installed
in your system. See Chapter 5 for information on installing the CSI utility.
Insert the driver CD into your system's CD-ROM drive. You can see the driver folders
items. Navigate to the "Graphic" folder and click "setup.exe" to complete the installation of the drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
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Chapter
7
7
LAN Configuration
7.1 Introduction
The AIMB-214 has dual Gigabit Ethernet LANs via dedicated PCI Express x1 lanes
(Intel 82583V(LAN1)) and 82574L (LAN2)) that offer bandwidth of up to 500 MB/sec,
eliminating the bottleneck of network data flow and incorporating Gigabit Ethernet at
1000 Mbps.
7.2 Features






Integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps transceiver
10/100/1000 Mbps triple-speed MAC
High-speed RISC core with 24-KB cache
On-chip voltage regulation
Wake-on-LAN (WOL) support
PCI Express x1 host interface
7.3 Installation
Note!
Before installing the LAN drivers, make sure the CSI utility has been
installed on your system. See Chapter 5 for information on installing the
CSI utility.
The AIMB-214's Intel 82583V(LAN1) and 82574L (LAN2) Gigabit integrated controllers support all major network operating systems. However, the installation procedure
varies from system to system. Please find and use the section that provides the
driver setup procedure for the operating system you are using.
7.4 Windows 7 Driver Setup (Intel 82574L/82583v)
Insert the driver CD into your system's CD-ROM drive. Select the LAN folder then
navigate to the directory for your OS.
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Appendix
A
A
Programming the
Watchdog Timer
A.1 Programming the Watchdog Timer
The AIMB-214's watchdog timer can be used to monitor system software operation
and take corrective action if the software fails to function within the programmed
period. This section describes the operation of the watchdog timer and how to program it.
A.1.1 Watchdog Timer Overview
The watchdog timer is built into the super I/O controller W83627DHG-P. It provides
the following user-programmable functions:
 Can be enabled and disabled by user program
 Timer can be set from 1 to 255 seconds or 1 to 255 minutes
 Generates an interrupt or resets signal if the software fails to reset the timer
before time-out
A.1.2 Programming the Watchdog Timer
The I/O port address of the watchdog timer is 2E (hex) and 2F (hex). 2E (hex) is the
address port. 2F (hex) is the data port. You must first assign the address of register
by writing an address value into address port 2E (hex), then write/read data to/from
the assigned register through data port 2F (hex).
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Appendix A Programming the Watchdog Timer
Unlock W83627DHG-P
Select register of
watchdog timer
Enable the function of
the watchdog timer
Use the function of
the watchdog timer
Lock W83627DHG-P
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Table A.1: Watchdog Timer Registers
Address of Register (2E) Attribute
Read/Write
Value (2F) &
description
87 (hex)
-----
Write this address to I/O address port 2E (hex)
twice to unlock the W83627DHG-P.
07 (hex)
write
Write 08 (hex) to select register of watchdog timer.
30 (hex)
write
Write 01 (hex) to enable the function of the watchdog timer. Disabled is set as default.
F5 (hex)
write
Set seconds or minutes as units for the timer.
Write 0 to bit 3: set second as counting unit.
[default]
Write 1 to bit 3: set minutes as counting unit.
F6 (hex)
write
0: stop timer [default]
01~FF (hex): The amount of the count, in seconds
or minutes, depends on the value set in register F5
(hex). This number decides how long the watchdog timer waits for strobe before generating an
interrupt or reset signal. Writing a new value to this
register can reset the timer to count with the new
value.
F7 (hex)
read/write
Bit 7:Write 1 to enable mouse to reset the timer, 0
to disable[default]. Bit 6: Write 1 to enable keyboard to reset the timer, 0 to disable.[default]
Bit 5: Write 1 to generate a timeout signal immediately and automatically return to 0. [default=0]
Bit 4: Read status of watchdog timer, 1 means
timer is “timeout”.
AA (hex)
-----
Write this address to I/O port 2E (hex) to lock the
watchdog timer 2.
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1. Enable watchdog timer and set 10 sec. as timeout interval
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov dx,2eh ; Unlock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,87h
Out dx,al
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov al,07h ; Select registers of watchdog timer
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,08h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Enable the function of watchdog timer
Mov al,30h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,01h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Set second as counting unit
Mov al,0f5h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
In al,dx
And al,not 08h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Set timeout interval as 10 seconds and start counting
Mov al,0f6h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,10
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Lock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,0aah
Out dx,al
2. Enable watchdog timer and set 5 minutes as timeout interval
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov dx,2eh ; Unlock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,87h
Out dx,al
Out dx,al
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A.1.3 Example Program
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov al,07h ; Select registers of watchdog timer
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,08h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Enable the function of watchdog timer
Mov al,30h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,01h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Set minute as counting unit
Mov al,0f5h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
In al,dx
Or al,08h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Set timeout interval as 5 minutes and start counting
Mov al,0f6h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,5
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Lock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,0aah
Out dx,al
3. Enable watchdog timer to be reset by mouse
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov dx,2eh ; Unlock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,87h
Out dx,al
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov al,07h ; Select registers of watchdog timer
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,08h
Out dx,al
;-----------------------------------------------------------
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Dec dx ; Enable the function of watchdog timer
Mov al,30h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,01h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Enable watchdog timer to be reset by mouse
Mov al,0f7h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
In al,dx
Or al,80h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Lock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,0aah
Out dx,al
4. Enable watchdog timer to be reset by keyboard
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov dx,2eh ; Unlock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,87h
Out dx,al
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov al,07h ; Select registers of watchdog timer
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,08h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Enable the function of watchdog timer
Mov al,30h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,01h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Enable watchdog timer to be strobed reset by keyboard
Mov al,0f7h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
In al,dx
Or al,40h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Lock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,0aah
Out dx,al
5. Generate a time-out signal without timer counting
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov dx,2eh ; Unlock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,87h
Out dx,al
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Mov al,07h ; Select registers of watchdog timer
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,08h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Enable the function of watchdog timer
Mov al,30h
Out dx,al
Inc dx
Mov al,01h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Generate a time-out signal
Mov al,0f7h
Out dx,al ;Write 1 to bit 5 of F7 register
Inc dx
In al,dx
Or al,20h
Out dx,al
;----------------------------------------------------------Dec dx ; Lock W83627DHG-P
Mov al,0aah
Out dx,al
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Appendix
B
B
I/O Pin Assignments
B.1 USB Header (USB56)
Table B.1: USB Header (USB56)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
USB0_VCC5
2
USB1_VCC5
3
USB0_D-
4
USB1_D-
5
USB0_D+
6
USB1_D+
7
GND
8
GND
9
Key
10
GND
B.2 VGA Connector (VGA1)
5
1
10
6
15
11
Table B.2: VGA Connector (VGA1)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
RED
9
CRT_VCCIN
2
VGA_G
10
GND
3
VGA_B
11
N/C
4
N/C
12
V_SDAT
5
GND
13
H-SYNC
6
GND
14
V-SYNC
7
GND
15
V_SCLK
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Table B.3: RS-232 Interface (COM2/4/5/6)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
DCD_3
2
DSR_3
3
RXD_3
4
RTS_3
5
TXD_3
6
CTS_3
7
DTR_3
8
RRI_3
9
GND_3
10
GND_3
11
DCD_4
12
DSR_4
13
RXD_4
14
RTS_4
15
TXD_4
16
CTS_4
17
DTR_4
18
RRI_4
19
GND_4
20
GND_4
21
DCD_5
22
DSR_5
23
RXD_5
24
RTS_5
25
TXD_5
26
CTS_5
27
DTR_5
28
RRI_5
29
GND_5
30
GND_5
31
DCD_6
32
DSR_6
33
RXD_6
34
RTS_6
35
TXD_6
36
CTS_6
37
DTR_6
38
RRI_6
39
GND_6
40
GND_6
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B.3 RS-232 Interface (COM2/4/5/6)
B.4 RS-232/422/485 Setting Interface (JSETCOM2)
Table B.4: RS-232/422/485 Setting Interface (JSETCOM2)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
UART3_RXD
2
RXD485
3
UART3_RXD
4
RXD422
5
UART3_RXD
6
RXD232
7
DDCD2#
8
TTXD2
9
JDDCD2#
10
JTTXD2
11
TXD485#
12
RXD485P
13
RRXD2
14
DDTR2#
15
JRRXD2
16
JDDTR2#
17
TXD485P
18
RXD485#
B.5 SPI_CN1: SPI Fresh Card Pin Connector
1
2
7
8
Table B.5: SPI_CN1:SPI Fresh Card Pin Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
SPI_CS#
2
SPI_SO
3
SPI_WP0#
4
GND
5
SPI_MOSI
6
SPI_CLK
7
SPI_HOLD0#
8
+V3.3M_SPI
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6
5
4
3
2
1
Table B.6: PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connector (KBMS2)
Pin
Signal
1
O_KB_CLK_L
2
O_KB_DATA_L
3
O_MS_DATA_L
4
GND
5
+PS2VCC
6
O_MS_CLK_L
B.7 CPU Fan Power Connector (CPU_FAN1)
1
2
3
Table B.7: CPU Fan Power Connector (CPU_FAN1)
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
+12 V
3
DETECT
B.8 System Fan Power Connector (SYS_FAN1)
1
2
3
Table B.8: System Fan Power Connector (SYS_FAN1)
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
+12 V
3
DETECT
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B.6 PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Connector (KBMS2)
B.9 Power LED & Keyboard Lock Connector (JFP3)
You can use an LED to indicate when the single board computer is on. Pin 1 of JFP3
supplies the LED's power, and Pin 3 is the ground.
Table B.9: Power LED & Keyboard Lock Connector (JFP3)
Pin
Function
1
LED power
2
NC
3
GND
4
KEYLOCK#
5
GND
B.10 Power switch/HDD LED/SMBus/Speaker
(JFP1+JFP2)
The single board computer has its own buzzer. You can also connect it to the external
speaker on your computer chassis.
Table B.10: Power Switch/HDD LED/SMBus/Speaker (JFP1+JFP2)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+5V
2
HDLED+
3
FRP_PANSWIN#
4
SPK_CN17P2
5
HDD_LED-
6
GND(R1160:100OHM)
7
SPK_CN17P4
8
SMBDATA_R
9
FRP_RST#
10
SPK_CN17P3
11
SMBCLK_R
12
GND
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Table B.11: USB Port
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
VCC
3
Data0+
2
Data0-
4
GND
Table B.12: Ethernet 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 Port
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
XMT+
5
N/C
2
XMT-
6
RCV-
3
RCV+
7
N/C
4
N/C
8
N/C
B.12 Line In, Line Out, Mic In Connector (AUDIO1)
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
B.13 Serial ATA0/1 (SATA1/2)
Table B.13: Serial ATA 0/1 (SATA1/2)
Pin
Signal
Pin
1
GND
2
SATA_TXP1_C
3
SATA_TXN1_C
4
GND
5
SATA_RXN1_C
6
SATA_RXP1_C
7
GND
8
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B.11 USB/LAN ports (LAN1_USB12/LAN2_USB34)
B.14 AT/ATX Mode (PSON1)
Table B.14: AT/ATX Mode (PSON1)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
VCCATX
2
VCCATX
3
GND
1
9
B.15 Front Panel Audio connector (FPAUDIO1)
Table B.15: Front Panel Audio connector (FPAUDIO1)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
MIC2-L_R
2
AGND
3
MIC2-L_R
4
MIC2-R_R
5
N62807151
6
LINE2-R_R
7
MIC2-JD
8
FRONT-IO-SENSE
9
LINE2-L_R
10
LINE2-JD
B.16 GPIO Pin Header (GPIO1)
Table B.16: GPIO Pin Header (GPIO1)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GPIO0
2
GPIO4
3
GPIO1
4
GPIO5
5
GPIO2
6
GPIO6
7
GPIO3
8
GPIO7
9
+5V
10
GND
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Table B.17: LVDS1 Connector (LVDS1)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
VDDSAFE
2
VDDSAFE
3
GND
4
GND
5
VDDSAFE
6
VDDSAFE
7
LVDS_L0_N
8
LVDS_U0_N
9
LVDS_L0_P
10
LVDS_U0_P
11
GND
12
GND
13
LVDS_L1_N
14
LVDS_U1_N
15
LVDS_L1_P
16
LVDS_U1_P
17
GND
18
GND
19
LVDS_L2_N
20
LVDS_U2_N
21
LVDS_L2_P
22
LVDS_U2_P
23
GND
24
GND
25
LVDS_CLKL_N
26
LVDS_CLKU_N
27
LVDS_CLKL_P
28
LVDS_CLKU_P
29
GND
30
GND
31
LVDS_CH7511_DDC_CLK
32
LVDS_CH7511_DDC_DATA
33
GND
34
GND
35
LVDS_L3_N
36
LVDS_U3_N
37
LVDS_L3_P
38
LVDS_U3_P
39
N22140709
40
VCON
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B.17 LVDS Connector: LVDS
B.18 LVDS Power Jumper (JLVDS1 and JLVDS2/
JLVDS3 and JLVDS4)
JLVDS1
/JLVDS3
for 3.3V LVDS panel
JLVDS1
/JLVDS3
for 5V LVDS panel
JLVDS2
/JLVDS4
for 12V LVDS panel
* default setting
Table B.18: LVDS Power Jumper
Pin
Signal
1
VCC3
2
VCC_LCD
3
VCC
B.19 LVDS Inverter (INV1/INV2)
Table B.19: LVDS Inverter (INV1/INV2)
Pin
Signal
1
+12V
2
GND
3
BL_EN
4
BL_CLT
5
+5V
B.20 ATX 12 V Connector (ATX12V_1)
Table B.20: ATX 12 V Connector (ATX12V_1)
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
4
+12V
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1
2
3
Table B.21: VCON1
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+3P3V
2
VCON
3
GND
Default: 2-3
B.22 VCON2
1
2
3
Table B.22: VCON2
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+3P3V
2
VCON1
3
GND
Default: 2-3
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B.21 VCON1
B.23 JSETCOM2
1
Table B.23: JSETCOM2
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
UART3_RXD
2
RXD485
3
UART3_RXD
4
RXD422
5
UART3_RXD
6
RXD232
7
DDCD2#
8
TTXD2
9
JDDCD2#
10
JTTXD2
11
TXD485#
12
RXD485P
13
RRXD2
14
DDTR2#
15
JRRXD2
16
JDDTR2#
17
TXD485P
18
RXD485#
B.24 JSETCOM6
Table B.24: JSETCOM6
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+12V
2
RI6xPOWERxJMP
3
COM6_RI#
4
RI6xPOWERxJMP
5
+5V
6
RI6xPOWERxJMP
Default: 3-4
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1
2
3
Table B.25: JVBR1
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
BL_CLT
2
GND
3
NC
Default:1-2
B.26 JVBR2
1
2
3
Table B.26: JVBR2
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
BL_CLT1
2
GND
Signal
3
Default:1-2
B.27 SPDIF_OUT1
Table B.27: SPDIF_OUT1
Pin
Signal
Pin
1
+5VA_CODEC
2
3
SPDIF_O
4
81
GND
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B.25 JVBR1
B.28 ATX_5V Connector
1
2
3
Table B.28: ATX_5V Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+5VSB_IN
2
GND
3
PS_ON#
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