ActionPC 2600 / 5500 - Product Information Guide

EPSON ActionPC 2600, ActionPC 5500
Memory
4MB RAM (ActionPC 2600) or 8MB RAM
(ActionPC 5500, 4MB on system board);
expandable to 132MB; two SIMM sockets;
SIMMs must be tin-plated, 72-pin, 32-bit,
fast-page mode type with access speed of
70ns or faster
ROM
1MB flash ROM BIOS, video BIOS, and
SETUP code located in flash ROM on
system board; 128KB subsystem BIOS
ROM
Video RAM
512KB or 1 MB DRAM on system board;
expandable to 2MB using additional
512KB, 40-pin, SOJ flat pack video DRAM
chips
Shadow RAM
Supports shadowing of system and video
BIOS ROM into RAM and in SETUP
program
Cache
At least 8KB of internal cache in the
processor; supports 128 or 256KB of
external cache with 32K x 8, 15 or 20ns
SRAM DIP chips and a 32K x 8 tag chip
Math
Math coprocessor built into the processor
on all DX and Intel Pentium OverDrive.
processors
Clock/calendar
Real-time clock, calendar, and CMOS
RAM soldered on system board with
integrated Lithium battery
(SPEED)
light
hard disk drive
/
(HDD) light
WER
button
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diskette drive
AC outlet
/
coprocessor
keyboard
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mouse serial 1
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serial2
printer
‘VGA
monitor
Controllers
PCI Chipset
Provides postwrite buffers, memory and
control for the PCI bus, and the
two-channel PCI IDE interface; integrated
PCI bridge translates CPU bus cycles to
PCI bus cycles and CPU-to-PCI memory
write cycles to PCI burst cycles
Video
Trident 9440AGI high-performance PCI
local bus GUI accelerator controller
supports resolutions up to 1024 x 768
in 256 colors with 1MB of DRAM;
1280 x 1024 in 256 colors with 2MB of
DRAM
Diskette
Controller on system board supports up
to two diskette drives or one diskette and
one tape drive
Hard disk
Two PCI, ATA-2 compatible two-channel,
PCI local bus IDE interfaces on system
board support up to four IDE devices (two
on each channel); CD-ROM drives cannot
be connected to the same channel as hard
disk drives; BIOS provides hard disk
auto-detection and enhanced IDE
functions, and supports PIO modes 0-4
Computer Specifications
CPU and Memory
32-bit CPU
Upgradable 486-class processor
Green PC
energy saver
Energy Star compliant, low-power doze,
sleep, and suspend modes for the CPU,
hard disk drive, and video signals sent by
the computer to the monitor; select
time-out periods in SETUP; in a standard
configuration of one hard disk drive and
one diskette drive, system consumes less
than 30 Watts in sleep mode
System speed
Fast and slow system clock speeds
available; fast is the speed of the processor
and slow is 8 MHz; from MS-DOS, speed
selectable by keyboard command
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Interfaces
Monitor
Energy Star compliant video interface
built into system board for fixed or
multifrequency monitor; 15-pin, D-shell
connector
Parallel
One standard, multimode parallel
interface built into system board; supports
&bit unidirectional, 16-bit bidirectional,
and EPP/ECP (Enhanced Parallel
Port/Extended Capability Port) modes;
25-pin, D-shell connector; operation
controllable by SETUP program and
jumpers
Serial
Keyboard
Detachable, two-position height; 101,102,
or 104 sculpted keys; countrydependent
main typewriter keyboard;
numeric/cursor control keypad; four-key
cursor control keypad; 12 function keys
Mouse
Detachable, two-button, PS/2 compatible
SETUP
Program
Stored in ROM; accessible by pressing Del
during boot
System security
Password available for system boot or for
access to SETUP program
Virus protection Detects when an attempt is made to write
to the boot sector of a hard disk drive or to
format a cylinder, head, or sector of a hard
disk drive
Two high-speed RS-232C, programmable,
asynchronous interfaces built into system
board; 16C550 compatible; 9-pin, D-shell
connectors
Physical Characteristics
Keyboard
PS/2 compatible keyboard interface built
into system board; 6-pin, mini DIN
connector
Mouse
PS/2”’ compatible mouse interface built
into system board; 6-pin, mini DIN
connector
Option slots
Connector card with three 16-bit ISA
compatible (8.33 MHz bus speed) and one
32-bit PCI compatible (25/33 MHz bus
speed) I/O expansion slots; three slots are
available-the 32-bit slot and one 16-bit slot
are shared
Type
150 Watt, UL/TUV/CSA listed, fan-cooled
Input ranges
115 VAC or 230 VAC; switch-selectable
Maximum
output
+5 VDC at 18 Amps, -5 VDC at 0.3 Amp
+12 VDC at 4 Amps, -12 VDC at 0.3 Amp
Speaker
Internal
Frequency
47 to 63 Hz
Mass Storage
Internal mount:
One 3.5-inch wide, one-inch high drive
Externally accessible mounts:
Cables
Two to system board, five to mass
storage devices
1 Dimension
Width
Depth
Height
Weight
Output voltage (VDC) I+5 Volts I-5Volts
1 14 Amps IO.3 Amp
For all slots
3.5-inch diskette drive, 720KB, 1.44MB, or
2.88MB storage capacity; 5.25-inch diskette
drive, 360KB or 1.2MB storage capacity;
or combination 3.5-inch/5.25-inch or
combination 3.5-inch/PCMCIA diskette
drive
Hard disk drive
types
5.25-inch or 3.5-inch form factor hard disk
drive(s), up to half-height size; maximum
of two drives
Other devices
Half-height tape drive, CD-ROM drive,
optical drive, PC card reader, or other
storage device; 5.25-inch or 3.5-inch with
mounting frames
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Power Supply
Option slot power limits
Two 5.25-inch wide, half-height drives
Diskette drive
types
1 Measurement
14.8 inches (370 mm)
16.5 inches (412 mm)
4.8 inches (120 mm)
16.7 lb (7.5 kg) with one diskette drive, without
1 keyboard
1 +I2 volts I-12 volts
13.6 Amps IO.3 Amp
Environmental Requirements
Condition
Temperature
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Altitude
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1 Operating range
141°t0950F
(5° to 35° C)
20% to 60%
-330 to 9,900 ft
(-100 to 3,000 m)
1 Storage range
l-4’to140°F
(-20° to 60° C)
10% to 95%
-330 to 39,600 ft
(-100 to 12,000 m)
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System Board Components
The diagram below illustrates the components on the ActionPC 2600/ActionPC 5500 board.
The table following it describes these components.
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CPU type jumper settings
System board components
CPU type
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Intel or
AMD
3-4
1-2
2-3
Intel
3-4.
5-6
1-2
2-3
3-4
3-4
1-2
2-3
1-2
2-3
1-2
11-2
12-3
Open 1 Open 12-3
JP1
Jumper Settings
Miscellaneous jumper settings
1-2
11-2
12-3
11-2
CPU voltage jumper settings
* Default setting
Parallel port ECP mode DRQ jumper settings
Function
DRQ1 (DAK#1)
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JP31
1-2
2-3*
JP30
1-2
2-3*
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CPU clock jumper settings
Default setting
CPU clock speed
25 MHz
33 MHz
Cache jumper settings
cache size
0KB
128KB
256KB
JP36*
2-3
1-2
Open
JP17-18*
JP15-16*
CPU voltage
Open
1-2
3.3V
1-2
3.45V
Open
Open
1-2
5.0V
Default setting depends on installed processor
JP19
1-2
2-3
1-2
JP20
1-2
1-2
2-3
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JP21
1-2
1-2
2-3
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Default setting
JP24
2-3
1-2’
JP25
2-3
1-2*
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SIMM Installation
External Cache
By installing SIMMs, you can increase the amount of
memory up to 132MB
You can install 128KB or 256KB of external cache with
32K x 8 15ns or 20ns, SRAM DIP chips and one 32K x 8 15ns
tag chip.
There are two SIMM sockets on the system board, and each
can contain one memory module. You can install 1MB, 2MB,
4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, and 64MB SIMMs. The sockets are
labeled on the system board.
The following table shows the recommended SIMM
configurations. Do not install SIMMs in any other
configuration.
SIMM configurations
You must install cache in one of the configurations in the
table below (each bank contains four cache memory sockets).
Cache memory configurations
BANK 0
U8, 9, 10,11
32K x 8, 28-pin
32K x 8, 28-pin
BANK 1
U12,13,14,15
None
32K x 8, 28-pin
Tag SRAM
U18
32K x 8, 28-pin
32K x 8, 28-pin
Total cache
128KB
256KB
Processor Upgrades
The computer’s processor can be upgraded by replacing the
existing processor with a faster one. The following table lists
supported processors and voltages.
Supported processors
64MB
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I64MB
I4MB
I132MB
Hard Disk Drive Types
If you install SlMMs In both Bank 1 and Bank 2, SIMM types must match.
Use only tin-plated, 32-bit, 72-pin, fast-page mode SIMMs
that operate at an access speed of 70ns or faster. Be sure all
the SIMMs operate at the same speed.
Your computer comes with a hard disk auto-detection
feature. To use it, select DetectMaster or DetectSlave
from the Utility window in the SETUP program. The system
detects the type of hard disk drive and records the drive’s
parameters.
Video Memory
You can increase the video memory to 2MB by installing
additional 512KB, 40-pin, SOJ flat pack video DRAM chips.
Video resolutions and colors
Memory
Resolution requirements color
640x480
1MB
16
1MB
256
1MB
65K
1MB
16.8M (True
Color)
800x600
1MB
16
1MB
256
1MB
65K
16
1024x768 1MB
1MB
256
1280x1024 1MB
16
2MB
256
*Non-Interlaced and interlaced
**Interfaced
Refresh
rates (Hz) Remarks
60
8 bits/pixel*
60/70/87
8 bits/pixel
60/72/75/87 16 bits/pixel
60
24 bits/pixel
60/75
60/75
56/60
60/70/75/87
60/70/75/87
60/87
43.5
8 bits/pixel
8 bits/pixel
16 bits/pixel
8bits/pixel*
8 bits/pixel*
4 bit planes”
8 bits/pixel*
Hard Disk Drive Information
The following table lists parameters for hard disk drives
qualified for use in the computer.
Hard disk drive parameters
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Weatom O&
Parameters
Formatted
capacity (MB)
Size, width x
height (in)
Weight (lb)
Cylinders
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Hard disk drive parameters (continued)
Hardware Interrupts
IRQ no.
1 Function
1 Timer output 0
IRQ0
IRQ1 1 Keyboard
1 Cascade to IRQ9
IRQ2
IRQ7
IRQ8
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ12
IRQ13
IRQ14
1 IRQ15
Parallel port 1 (LPT1)
Real-time clock
Available
Available
Available
PS/2 mouse
Math coprocessor
Primary IDE controller
1 Secondary IDE controller
System Memory Map
IDE hard disk drive jumper settings
Address range
FE0000h-FFFFFFh
100000h-FDFFFFh
OEOOOOh-OFFFFFh
OC8000h-0DFFFFh
I OCOOOOh-OC7FFFh
OAOOOOh -0BFFFFh
OOOOOOh-09FFFFh
Function
Shadowed system ROM BIOS
System extended memory (128MB maximum)
System ROM or adapter ROM
l/O
I Shadowed video ROM BIOS
I Graphics display buffer
I840KB base memory
System l/O Address Map
DMA Assignments
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0F8 -0FF
Assigned device
DMA controller 1,8237
Interrupt controller 1,8259
Reserved
Timer, 8254
Keyboard controller, 8242PE
Real-time dock NMI (non-maskable interrupt)
( DMA page register, 74LS612
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Interrupt controller 2,8259
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DMA controller 2,8237
Clear math coprocessor
1 Reset math coprocessor
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2F8-- 2FF
300-31F
360-363
368-36B
378 - 37F
380-38F
ISerial port 2
1 Prototype card
Available
Available
Parallel printer port 1
Available
Hex address
000-01F
020-03F
022-024
040-05F
060-06F
070 - 07F
\080-09F
0A0-0BF
0C0-0DF
OF0
LOFl
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System Z/O address map (continued)
VGA port connector pin assignments (VCN1)
Power (SPEED) LED connector pin assignments (CN4)
Pin
1
2
Signal
Pull up 220
LED Turbo
Pin
3
Signal
Ground
HDD LED connector pin assignments (CN3)
Pin ( Signal
1
1 LED power (pull up 220)
IPIll I S i g n a l
12
[ HDD active
Power supply connector pin assignments (CN6)
Connector Pin Assignments
Parallel port connector pin assignments (CN13)
1 Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
I Signal
NC
+5 VDC
+12 VDC
-12 VDC
1 Ground
I Ground
lPin 1 S i g n a l
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
-5 VDC
10
+5 VDC
111
1+5VDC
112
[ +5 VDC
Diskette drive connector pin assignments (CN10)
** Active low Iogic
Keyboard and mouse connector pin assignments (CN9 and CN8)
Pin
1
2
3
Signal
Data
Reserved
Ground
Pin
4
5
6
Signal
+5 VDC
Clock
Reserved
*Active low logic
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Option card riser board connector pin assignments
Pin I Signal
1
lvcc
2
Vcc
3
INTA*
4
INTC
5
PCIRST
121
IAD
1 Pin 1 Signal
151 1 IOCHK*
52 SD7
53 SD6
54 SD5
55 SD4
7 1 ISA10
1 Pin
101
102
103
104
105
1 Signal
1VCC
INTB*
INTD
REQ#2
Not used
1121 IAD
1 Pin
151
152
153
154
155
ISA option slot connector pin assignments
1 Signal
I RSTDRV
Vcc
IRQ9
-5V
DRQ2
1 Pin I Signal
I Pin 1 Signal
I Pin I Signal
I Pin 1 Signal
15
16
17
18
119
40
41
42
43
144
65
66
67
68
169
90
91
92
93
I94
SA16
SA15
SA14
SA13
ISA12
+12VDC
Ground
SMEMW*
SMEMR*
IlOW’
SA22
SA21
SA20
SA19
ISA16
I171 1 IRQ6
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Active low logic
PCI option slot connector pin assignments
134
IPAR
43 jAD2
44 IADO
I93 ISO9
194 lSDl0
11341AD14
I164 1 IRQ11
1143 IVCC
11441NC
1193 IDRQ6
1194 1 DAK#7
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Active low logic
DACK5*
DR EQ5
DACK6*
DR EQ6
1 DACK7*
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SIMM socket connector pin assignments
Installing Hard Disk Drives
If you are installing a drive that cannot use the embedded
IDE interface (such as an ESDI drive), it is recommended
that you use a 16-bit, AT-type hard disk controller. If you
install a non-IDE hard disk drive and controller card, you
must use SETUP to disable the built-in IDE hard disk
drive interface.
When installing a hard disk drive, use the autodetection
feature in SETUP to select the correct type for the drive. If
this feature does not produce a match for the drive, you
can define your own drive type by selecting type 47 from
the Master Disk option on the Standard options
window. You can then enter the drive’s parameters
yourself.
Software Problems
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Active low logic
Tested Operating Environments
The following operating environments have been tested for
compatibility with the system.
Microsoft MS-DOS 3.3 and later
Novell NetWare 3.12 and 4.02
Novell Personal NetWare
IBM OS/2 version 3.0 (Warp)
SC0 Open Desktop
Microsoft Windows 3.1 and later
Microsoft Windows for WorkGroups
Microsoft Windows NT version 3.5 and later
Microsoft Windows 95
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Certified as workstation; tested as file server
Your system has also received Novell’s “Yes, NetWare tested
and approved” certification as a workstation. As new
environments become available, these also will be tested.
Cl When installing a copy-protected software package, first
try the installation at high speed. If this does not work
properly, select low speed by pressing Ctrl Alt - (on the
numeric keypad). Try loading the program at low speed
and then switching to high speed, if possible.
Ll When running a software package that uses a key disk as
its copy-protection method, try loading it at high speed. If
this does not work, load it at low speed.
Installing Option Cards
If you are installing a video adapter card, make sure you
disable the built-in VGA controller by setting jumper VJP1
to 1-2.
Upgrading the Processor
When you replace the processor, you need to check the
settings of several jumpers, as listed on page 4.
Booting Sequence
If you cannot boot the computer from the hard disk, make
sure the booting sequence in SETUP is set to A: , C : . Then
boot the computer from a system diskette in drive A.
Password
Installation/Support Tips
Installing Diskette Drives
Cl Make sure that the drive type has been correctly selected
in the SETUP program.
Ll Make sure that you enable the diskette drive controller in
the SETUP program.
If you forget your password, you must discharge your
CMOS memory as follows:
1. Turn off the computer and remove the cover.
2. Disable the password by setting jumper JP28 on the system
board to 1-2.
3. Turn the computer on, leave it on for a few seconds, then
turn it off again.
4. Set jumper JP28 back to 2-3 to select the system board
battery.
5. Turn on the computer and run SETUP to enter a new
password, if desired, and the system configuration.
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Information Reference List
Engineering Change Notices
None.
Technical Information Bulletins
None.
Product Support Bulletins
None.
Related Documentation
TM-APC26/55
EPSON ActionPC 2600,
ActionPC 5500 Service Manual
PL-APC26/55
EPSON ActionPC 2600,
ActionPC 5500 Parts Price List
400521400
EPSON ActionPC 2600,
ACtionPC 5500 User’s Guide
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