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CD9A3 Series
COM Express Mini
User’s Manual
A25500308
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
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installation. 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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
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Notice:
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Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and
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COM Express Specification Reference
PICMG® COM Express ModuleTM Base Specification.
http://www.picmg.org/
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Table of Contents
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ............................................................................. 25
Main .......................................................................................................... 25
Advanced ................................................................................................... 26
Chipset ...................................................................................................... 30
Boot........................................................................................................... 33
Security...................................................................................................... 33
Save & Exit ................................................................................................ 34
Copyright........................................................................................................... ..2
Trademarks ........................................................................................................ 2
Updating the BIOS .................................................................................... 34
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B ..................................................... 2
Chapter 5 - Supported Software
About this Manual .......................................................................................... 4
Appendix A - nLite and AHCI Installation Guide ........................... 47
Warranty
.......................................................... 35
nLite ............................................................................................................... 47
AHCI .............................................................................................................. 51
............................................................................................................ 4
Static Electricity Precautions...................................................................... 4
Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code................................................ 53
Safety Measures .............................................................................................. 4
Appendix C - System Error Message ................................................... 54
About the Package ......................................................................................... 5
Appendix D - Troubleshooting ................................................................ 55
Chapter 1 - Introduction ............................................................................. 6
Appendix E - BIOS Status Code ............................................................ 57
Specifications ................................................................................................ 6
Features ........................................................................................................ 7
Chapter 2 - Concept ....................................................................... 8
COM Express Module Standards.............................................................. 8
Specification Comparison Table ............................................................... 9
Chapter 3 - Hardware Installation.............................................. 10
Board Layout ............................................................................................... 10
Block Diagram ............................................................................................. 10
Mechanical Diagram .................................................................................. 11
System Memory .......................................................................................... 12
Connectors ................................................................................................... 13
CPU Fan Connector ..................................................................................... 13
COM Express Connectors ............................................................................ 14
COM Express Connectors Signal Discription .................................................. 16
Standby Power LED................................................................................... 21
Cooling Option ............................................................................................ 21
Installing CD9A3 Series onto a Carrier Board ................................... 22
Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup ............................................................... 24
Overview
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About this Manual
Static Electricity Precautions
An electronic file of this manual is included in the CD. To view the user’s manual in the CD,
insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Main Board Utility CD) will appear.
Click “User’s Manual” on the main menu.
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components or devices even
before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer
components without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag until you are
ready to install it.
Warranty
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the product,
inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration of components and
product specifications.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts
or connections.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or
out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or authorized service
agency for all such work.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by
wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system
chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis before plugging the power
cord.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or damaged,
please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One CD9A3 board
One DVD
One QR (Quick Reference)
Optional Items
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COM100-B carrier board kit
Heat sink
Heat sink with fan
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed
above. This may differ in accordance with the sales region or models in which it was sold. For
more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer or
sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the following
internal components.
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Storage devices such as hard disk drive, CD-ROM, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at
least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Specifications
Processor
Chipset
• CD9A3-25B20:
- Intel® AtomTM D2550, 1.86GHz, 2x 512K L2, 10W TDP, dual-core
- Cooling option: heatsink with cooling fan
• CD9A3-28B20:
- Intel® AtomTM N2800, 1.86GHz, 2x 512K L2, 6.5W TDP, dual-core
- Cooling option: heatsink (fanless solution)
• CD9A3-26B20:
- Intel® AtomTM N2600, 1.6GHz, 2x 512K L2, 3.5W TDP, dual-core
- Cooling option: heatsink (fanless solution)
• Intel® NM10 Express chipset
System Memory • 2GB DDR3 onboad
Graphics
• Intel® GMA 3650 (Intel® AtomTM D2550/N2800)
Intel® GMA 3600 (Intel® AtomTM N2600)
• Display outputs:
- 1 LVDS
- 1 DDI: HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort
• Display resolution:
- LVDS display resolution up to 1440x900, 18/24bit (Intel® AtomTM D2550)
- LVDS display resolution up to 1366x768, 18bit (Intel® AtomTM N2800/
N2600)
- HDMI/DVI resolution up to 1920x1200
- DisplayPort resolution up to 1600x1200
• Supports Hardware H.264/AVC, MPEG-2 video decoder, VC-1, DirectX 9, 1080p
decoder
Audio
• Supports High Definition Audio interface
LAN
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Serial ATA
• Supports 2 Serial ATA interfaces
• SATA 2.0 with data transfer rate up to 3Gb/s
• Integrated Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) controller
SSD
(Optional)
• 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB
• Write: 30MB/sec (max), Read: 70MB/sec (max)
• SATA to SSD onboard
Watchdog
Timer
(optional)
• Watchdog timeout programmable via software from 1 to 256 seconds
Expansion
Interfaces
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Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Supports
Damage Free
Intelligence
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Monitors CPU temperature
Monitors CPU fan speed
Monitors Vcore/VCCRTC/DDR3 voltages
Watchdog timer function
BIOS
• 16Mbit SPI BIOS
OS Support
• Windows XP Professional x86 & SP3 (32-bit)
• Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & SP1 (32-bit)
Temperature
• Operating: 0oC to 60oC
• Storage: -40oC to 85oC
Humidity
• 10% to 90%
Power
• 4.75~20V, 5VSB, VCC_RTC (ATX mode)
4.75~20V, VCC_RTC (AT mode)
PCB
• Dimensions
- COM Express® Mini
- 84mm (3.30") x 55mm (2.16")
• Compliance
- PICMG COM Express® R2.1, Type 10
8 USB 2.0 ports
3 PCIe x1 interfaces
LPC interface
SMBus interface
I2C interface
2 serial interfaces (TX/RX)
8-bit Digital I/O
Intel® I210AT Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Supports wire management
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Features
• Watchdog Timer
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set
time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so
that your system will continue to operate.
• DDR3
DDR3 delivers increased system bandwidth and improved performance. The advantages of
DDR3 are its higher bandwidth and its increase in performance at a lower power than DDR2.
• Graphics
The integrated Intel® HD graphics engine delivers an excellent blend of graphics performance
and features to meet business needs. It provides excellent video and 3D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility needed for today’s and tomorrow’s business applications. Supports LVDS and DDI (HDMI,
DVI and DisplayPort) for up to 2 independent displays.
• Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of
up to 3Gb/s (SATA 2.0), it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard parallel
ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s.
• Gigabit LAN
The Intel® I210AT Gigabit LAN controller supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
• USB
The system board supports USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports. USB 1.1 supports 12Mb/second bandwidth while USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/second bandwidth providing a marked improvement in
device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible
external Plug and Play peripherals.
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Chapter 2
Chapter 2 - Concept
COM Express Module Standards
The figure below shows the dimensions of the different types of COM Express modules.
CD9A3 Series is a COM Express Mini. The dimension is 84mm x 55mm.
Common for all Form Factors
Extended only
Basic only
Compact only
Compact and Basic only
Mini only
106.00
Extended
Compact
91.00
Basic
70.00
51.00
Mini
18.00
6.00
0.00
4.00
151.00
121.00
91.00
80.00
74.20
16.50
4.00
0.00
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Specification Comparison Table
The table below shows the COM Express standard specifications and the corresponding specifications supported on the CD9A3 Series module.
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 10
Connector
Feature
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
System I/O
A-B
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 6
DFI CD9A3 Sries
Type 10
Connector
Feature
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
Power Management
A-B
A-B
PCI Express Lanes 0 - 5
1/4
3
A-B
Thermal Protection
0/1
A-B
LVDS Channel A
0/1
1
A-B
Battery Low Alarm
0/1
A-B
LVDS Channel B
NA
NA
A-B
Suspend/Wake Signals
0/3
A-B
eDP on LVDS CH A pins
0/1
0
A-B
Power Button Support
1/1
A-B
VGA Port
NA
NA
A-B
Power Good
1/1
A-B
TV-Out
NA
NA
A-B
VCC_5V_SBY Contacts
4/4
A-B
DDI 0
0/1
1
A-B5
Sleep Input
0/1
A-B5
A-B
Serial Ports 1 - 2
0/2
2
A-B5
Lid Input
0/1
CAN interface on SER1
0/1
0
Fan Control Signals
0/2
A-B
SATA / SAS Ports
1/2
2
A-B5
A-B
Trusted Platform Modules
0/1
A-B
AC’97 / HDA Digital Interface
0/1
1
A-B
A-B
USB 2.0 Ports
4/8
8
A-B
VCC_12V Contacts
12 / 12
A-B
USB Client
0/1
0
A-B
USB 3.0 Ports
0/2
0
A-B
LAN Port 0
1/1
1
A-B
Express Card Support
0/2
2
A-B
LPC Bus
1/1
1
A-B
SPI
1/2
1
A-B
0/1
0
General Purpose I/O
8/8
8
A-B
SMBus
1/1
1
A-B
I2C
1/1
1
A-B
Watchdog Timer
0/1
1
A-B
Speaker Out
1/1
1
A-B
External BIOS ROM Support
0/2
1
A-B
Reset Functions
1/1
1
1
1
3
1
1
4
1
1
2
0
Power
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COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 10
Connector
System Management
SDIO (muxed on GPIO)
A-B6
DFI CD9A3 Series
Type 10
Feature
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
System I/O
C-D
C-D6
Note:
• 5 Indicates 12V-tolerant features on former VCC_12V signals.
• 6 Cells in the connected columns spanning rows provide a rough approximation of
features sharing connector pins.
PCI Express Lanes 16 - 31
NA
PCI Express Graphics (PEG)
NA
Muxed SDVO Channels 1 - 2
NA
PCI Express Lanes 6 - 15
NA
PCI Bus - 32 Bit
NA
PATA Port
NA
LAN Ports 1 - 2
NA
DDIs 1 - 3
NA
C-D6
C-D
USB 3.0 Ports
NA
C-D
VCC_12V Contacts
NA
DFI CD9A3 Series
Type 10
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Power
NA
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Chapter 3
Chapter 3 - Hardware Installation
Block Diagram
Board Layout
ICS 9VRS4339BKLFT
DDR3
DDR3
DDR3
Processor
VR12/IMVP7
DDR3
IT8518
VG
CORE
LVDS
(24 bit, Single Channel)
Standby Power LED
Intel Atom
COM Express Type 10 Board to Board Connector
Intel
Intel
NM10
NM10
D2550/ N2800/
N2600
CPU fan
1
SSD
(optional)
SPI Flash
BIOS
Top View
DDR3
DDR3
DDR3
DDR3
Intel
WGI210AT
B110
B1
Memory
Controller
CK505
DDR3 8x
total 2GB
DDR3 800/1066MHz
non-ECC
Single Channel
DMI 4x/2x
(Direct Media
Interface)
PCIe x1 3x
MDI
GLAN
PCIe x1
USB 2.0
2 0 8x
LPC
8
bit
8-bit
DIO
SMBus
WDT
EC
IT8518VG
SYS Fan
Intel® NM10
Express Chipset
Serial p
port 2x
I2C
Backup EEPROM
HDA Link
SPI
COM Express connector
A1
A110
Intel® Atom™
D2550/N2800/N2600
Graphics
CORE
DDI
CORE
SPI Flash
SATA 2.0 2x
Bottom View
SSD (optional)
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Mechanical Diagram
Bottom View
CD9A3 Series Module with Heat Sink
Ø2.70(*4 pcs)
5.80
0.00
63.50
CD9A3 Series Module
2.00
0.00
51.00
47.00
51.00
47.00
43.50
40.00
85.00
4.50
2.00
76.00
0.00
4.00
80.00
76.00
6.50
0.00
4.00
0.00
4.00
60.00
47.00
Top View
Heatsink
Module PCB
Module PCB
The height of the
highest parts 3.50
8.00
Bottom View
2.00
0.00
5.80
0.00
63.50
Carrier Board
Side View of the Module with Heat Sink and Carrier Board
43.50
40.00
4.50
76.00
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60.00
47.00
2.00
85.00
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Important:
System
Memory
Electrostatic
discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk drives, add-in
boards, and other components. Perform installation procedures at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If
a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
System Memory
The system board is equipped with eight DDR3 memory chips onboard.
Important:
When the Standby Power LED lit red, it indicates that there is power on the board.
Power-off the PC then unplug the power cord prior to installing any devices. Failure to
do so will cause severe damage to the board and components.
DDR3
Standby
Power LED
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Connectors
COM Express Connectors
CPU Fan Connector
The COM Express connectors are used to interface the CD9A3 COM Express board to a carrier
board. Connect the COM Express connectors (lcoated on the solder side of the board) to the
COM Express connectors on the carrier board.
Refer to the “Installing CD9A3 Series onto a Carrier Board” section for more information.
Sense
Power
Ground
1
3
Connect the CPU fan’s cable connector to the CPU fan connector on the board. The cooling fan
will provide adequate airflow throughout the chassis to prevent overheating the CPU and board
components.
COM Express Connectors
BIOS Setting
“Module Board H/W Monitor” submenu in the Advanced menu of the BIOS will display the current speed of the cooling fan. Refer to chapter 3 of the manual for more information.
Refer to the following pages for the pin functions of these connectors.
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COM Express Connectors
Row A
Row A
Row B
Row B
A1
GND (FIXED)
B1
GND (FIXED)
A31
GND (FIXED)
A2
GBE0_MDI3-
B2
GBE0_ACT#
A32
A3
GBE0_MDI3+
B3
LPC_FRAME#
A4
GBE0_LINK100#
B4
A5
A6
Row A
Row B
GND (FIXED)
A56
RSVD
B56
AC/HDA _BITCLK B32
SPKR
A57
GND
B57
GPO2
A33
AC/HDA _SDOUT B33
I2C_CK
A58
PCIE_TX3+
B58
PCIE_RX3+
LPC_AD0
A34
BIOS_DIS0#
B34
I2C_DAT
A59
PCIE_TX3-
B59
PCIE_RX3-
GBE0_LINK1000# B5
LPC_AD1
A35
THRMTRIP#
B35
THRM#
A60
GND (FIXED)
B60
GND (FIXED)
GBE0_MDI2-
B6
LPC_AD2
A36
USB6-
B36
USB7-
A61
PCIE_TX2+
B61
PCIE_RX2+
A7
GBE0_MDI2+
B7
LPC_AD3
A37
USB6+
B37
USB7+
A62
PCIE_TX2-
B62
PCIE_RX2-
A8
GBE0_LINK#
B8
LPC_DRQ0#
A38
USB_6_7_OC#
B38
USB_4_5_OC#
A63
GPI1
B63
GPO3
A39
USB4-
B39
USB5-
A64
PCIE_TX1+
B64
PCIE_RX1+
USB5+
A65
PCIE_TX1-
B65
PCIE_RX1-
A9
GBE0_MDI1-
B9
LPC_DRQ1#
A10
GBE0_MDI1+
B10
LPC_CLK
A40
USB4+
B31
B40
RSVD
A11
GND (FIXED)
B11
GND (FIXED)
A41
GND (FIXED)
B41
GND (FIXED)
A66
GND
B66
WAKE0#
A12
GBE0_MDI0-
B12
PWRBTN#
A42
USB2-
B42
USB3-
A67
GPI2
B67
WAKE1#
A13
GBE0_MDI0+
B13
SMB_CK
A43
USB2+
B43
USB3+
A68
PCIE_TX0+
B68
PCIE_RX0+
A14
GBE0_CTREF
B14
SMB_DAT
A44
USB_2_3_OC#
B44
USB_0_1_OC#
A69
PCIE_TX0-
B69
PCIE_RX0-
A15
SUS_S3#
B15
SMB_ALERT#
A45
USB0-
B45
USB1-
A70
GND(FIXED)
B70
GND (FIXED)
A16
SATA0_TX+
B16
SATA1_TX+
A46
USB0+
B46
USB1+
A71
LVDS_A0+
B71
DDI0_PAIR0+
A17
SATA0_TX-
B17
SATA1_TX-
A47
VCC_RTC
B47
EXCD1_PERST#
A72
LVDS_A0-
B72
DDI0_PAIR0-
A18
SUS_S4#
B18
SUS_STAT#
A48
EXCD0_PERST#
B48
EXCD1_CPPE#
A73
LVDS_A1+
B73
DDI0_PAIR1+
A19
SATA0_RX+
B19
SATA1_RX+
A49
EXCD0_CPPE#
B49
SYS_RESET#
A74
LVDS_A1-
B74
DDI0_PAIR1-
A20
SATA0_RX-
B20
SATA1_RX-
A50
LPC_SERIRQ
B50
CB_RESET#
A75
LVDS_A2+
B75
DDI0_PAIR2+
A21
GND (FIXED)
B21
GND (FIXED)
A51
GND (FIXED)
B51
GND (FIXED)
A76
LVDS_A2-
B76
DDI0_PAIR2-
A22
USB_SSRX0-
B22
USB_SSTX0-
A52
RSVD
B52
RSVD
A77
LVDS_VDD_EN
B77
DDI0_PAIR4+
A23
USB_SSRX0+
B23
USB_SSTX0+
A53
RSVD
B53
RSVD
A78
LVDS_A3+
B78
DDI0_PAIR4-
A24
SUS_S5#
B24
PWR_OK
A54
GPI0
B54
GPO1
A79
LVDS_A3-
B79
LVDS_BKLT_EN
A25
USB_SSRX1-
B25
USB-SSTX1-
A55
RSVD
B55
RSVD
A80
GND (FIXED)
B80
GND (FIXED)
A26
USB_SSRX1+
B26
USB-SSTX1+
A81
LVDS_A_CK+
B81
DDI0_PAIR3+
A27
BATLOW#
B27
WDT
A82
LVDS_A_CK-
B82
DDI0_PAIR3-
A28
(S)ATA_ACT#
B28
AC/HDA _SDIN2
A83
LVDS_I2C_CK
B83
LVDS_BKLT_CTRL
A29
AC/HDA_SYNC
B29
AC/HDA _SDIN1
A84
LVDS_I2C_DAT
B84
VCC_5V_SBY
A30
AC/HDA _RST#
B30
AC/HDA _SDIN0
A85
GPI3
B85
VCC_5V_SBY
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RX0+
B23
USB_SSTX0+
A78
LVDS_A3+
B78
DDI0_PAIR4-
#
B24
PWR_OK
A79
LVDS_A3-
B79
LVDS_BKLT_EN
RX1-
B25
USB-SSTX1-
A80
GND (FIXED)
B80
GND (FIXED)
RX1+
W#
B26
USB-SSTX1+
A81
LVDS_A_CK+
B81
DDI0_PAIR3+
B27
WDT
A82
LVDS_A_CK-
B82
DDI0_PAIR3LVDS_BKLT_CTRL
ACT#
B28
AC/HDA _SDIN2 A83
LVDS_I2C_CK
B83
_SYNC
B29
AC/HDA _SDIN1 A84
LVDS_I2C_DAT
B84
VCC_5V_SBY
_RST#
B30 B
Row
AC/HDA _SDIN0 Row
A85 A
GPI3
B85 B
Row
VCC_5V_SBY
XED)
RSVD
VCC_5V_SBY
B1
B31
GND (FIXED)
A56
A86
RSVD
RSVD
B56
B86
MDI3_BITCLK B2
B32
GBE0_ACT#
SPKR
A57
A87
GND
eDP_HPD
B57
B87
GPO2
VCC_5V_SBY
MDI3+
_SDOUT B3
B33
LPC_FRAME#
I2C_CK
A58
A88
PCIE_TX3+
PCIE_CLK_REF+
B58
B88
PCIE_RX3+
BIOS_DIS1#
B4
B34
LPC_AD0
I2C_DAT
A59
A89
PCIE_TX3PCIE0_CK_REF-
B59
B89
PCIE_RX3DD0_HPD
INK1000# B5
RIP#
B35
INK100#
S0#
LPC_AD1
THRM#
A60
A90
GND (FIXED)
B60
B90
GND (FIXED)
MDI2-
B6
B36
LPC_AD2
USB7-
A61
A91
PCIE_TX2+
SPI_POWER
B61
B91
PCIE_RX2+
DDI0_PAIR5+
MDI2+
B7
B37
LPC_AD3
USB7+
A62
A92
PCIE_TX2SPI_MISO
B62
B92
PCIE_RX2DDI0_PAIR5-
B8
B38
LPC_DRQ0#
USB_4_5_OC#
A63
A93
GPI1
GPO0
B63
B93
GPO3
DDI0_PAIR6+
MDI1-
INK#
7_OC#
B9
B39
LPC_DRQ1#
USB5-
A64
A94
PCIE_TX1+
SPI_CLK
B64
B94
PCIE_RX1+
DDI0_PAIR6-
MDI1+
B10
B40
LPC_CLK
USB5+
A65
A95
PCIE_TX1SPI_MOSI
B65
B95
PCIE_RX1DDI0_DDC_AUX_SEL
XED)
B11
B41
GND (FIXED)
A66
A96
GND
TPM_PP
B66
B96
WAKE0#
USB_HOST_PRSNT
MDI0-
B12
B42
PWRBTN#
USB3-
A67
A97
GPI2
TYPE10#
B67
B97
WAKE1#
SPI_CS#
MDI0+
B13
B43
SMB_CK
USB3+
A68
A98
PCIE_TX0+
SER0_TX
B68
B98
PCIE_RX0+
DDI0_CTRLCLK_AUX+
TREF
3_OC#
B14
B44
SMB_DAT
USB_0_1_OC#
A69
A99
PCIE_TX0SER0_RX
B69
B99
PCIE_RX0DDI0_CTRLCLK_AUX-
#
B15
B45
SMB_ALERT#
USB1-
A70
A100
GND(FIXED)
GND (FIXED)
B70
B100
GND (FIXED)
TX+
B16
B46
SATA1_TX+
USB1+
A71
A101
LVDS_A0+
SER1_TX
B71
B101
DDI0_PAIR0+
FAN_PWMOUT
TXC
B17
B47
SATA1_TXEXCD1_PERST# A72
A102
LVDS_A0SER1_RX
B72
B102
DDI0_PAIR0FAN_TACHIN
DDI0_PAIR1+
SLEEP#
#PERST#
B18
B48
SUS_STAT#
EXCD1_CPPE#
A73
A103
LVDS_A1+
LID#
B73
B103
RX+
CPPE#
B19
B49
SATA1_RX+
SYS_RESET#
A74
A104
LVDS_A1VCC_12V
B74
B104
DDI0_PAIR1VCC_12V
RXRIRQ
B20
B50
SATA1_RXCB_RESET#
A75
A105
LVDS_A2+
VCC_12V
B75
B105
DDI0_PAIR2+
VCC_12V
XED)
XED)
B21
B51
GND
GND(FIXED)
(FIXED)
A76
A106
LVDS_A2VCC_12V
B76
B106
DDI0_PAIR2VCC_12V
RX0-
B22
B52
USB_SSTX0RSVD
A77
A107
LVDS_VDD_EN
VCC_12V
B77
B107
DDI0_PAIR4+
VCC_12V
RX0+
B23
B53
USB_SSTX0+
RSVD
A78
A108
LVDS_A3+
VCC_12V
B78
B108
DDI0_PAIR4VCC_12V
#
B24
B54
PWR_OK
GPO1
A79
A109
LVDS_A3VCC_12V
B79
B109
LVDS_BKLT_EN
VCC_12V
RX1-
B25
B55
USB-SSTX1RSVD
A80
A110
GND (FIXED)
B80
B110
GND (FIXED)
RX1+
B26
USB-SSTX1+
A81
LVDS_A_CK+
B81
DDI0_PAIR3+
A82
W#
B27
WDT
LVDS_A_CK-
B82
DDI0_PAIR3-
ACT#
B28
AC/HDA _SDIN2 A83
LVDS_I2C_CK
B83
LVDS_BKLT_CTRL
_SYNC
B29
AC/HDA _SDIN1 A84
LVDS_I2C_DAT
B84
VCC_5V_SBY
_RST#
B30
AC/HDA _SDIN0 A85
GPI3
B85
VCC_5V_SBY
XED)
B31
VCC_5V_SBY
GND (FIXED)
A86
RSVD
B86
_BITCLK B32
SPKR
A87
eDP_HPD
B87
VCC_5V_SBY
_SDOUT B33
I2C_CK
A88
PCIE_CLK_REF+
B88
BIOS_DIS1#
S0#
I2C_DAT
A89
PCIE0_CK_REF-
B89
DD0_HPD
RIP#
7_OC#
B34
B35
THRM#
A90
GND (FIXED)
B90
GND (FIXED)
B36
USB7-
A91
SPI_POWER
B91
DDI0_PAIR5+
B37
USB7+
A92
SPI_MISO
B92
DDI0_PAIR5-
B38
USB_4_5_OC#
A93
GPO0
B93
DDI0_PAIR6+
B39
USB5Chapter
A94
SPI_CLK
B94
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COM Express Connectors Signal Description
Pin Types
I
Input to the Module
O
Output from the Module
I/O Bi-directional input / output signal
OD Open drain output
AC97/HDA Signals Descriptions
Signal
AC/HAD_RST#
AC/HDA_SYNC
AC/HDA_BITCLK
AC/HDA_SDOUT
AC/HDA_SDIN2
AC/HDA_SDIN1
AC/HDA_SDIN0
Pin#
A30
A29
A32
A33
B28
B29
B30
Gigabit Ethernet Signals Descriptions
Signal
GBE0_MDI0+
GBE0_MDI0GBE0_MDI1+
GBE0_MDI1GBE0_MDI2+
GBE0_MDI2GBE0_MDI3+
GBE0_MDI3-
Pin#
A13
A12
A10
A9
A7
A6
A3
A2
Pin Type
O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O CMOS
I/O CMOS
I/O CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
CD9A3 Series
Pin Type
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
CD9A3 Series
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Carrier Board
to CODEC pin 11 RESET#
to CODEC pin 10 SYNC
to CODEC pin 6 BIT_CLK
to CODEC pin 5 SDATA_OUT
33 ƻ in series to CODEC2 pin 8 SDATA_IN
33 ƻ in series to CODEC1 pin 8 SDATA_IN
33 ƻ in series to CODEC0 pin 8 SDATA_IN
Carrier Board
Connect to Magnetics Module MDI0+/Connect to Magnetics Module MDI1+/Connect to Magnetics Module MDI2+/Connect to Magnetics Module MDI3+/-
Description
Reset output to CODEC, active low.
Sample-synchronization signal to the CODEC(s).
Serial data clock generated by the external CODEC(s).
Serial TDM data output to the CODEC.
Serial TDM data inputs from up to 3 CODECs.
Description
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0: Media Dependent Interface Differential
Pairs 0,1,2,3. The MDI can operate in 1000, 100 and 10 Mbit / sec
modes. Some pairs are unused in some modes, per the following:
1000BASE-T 100BASE-TX 10BASE-T
MDI[0]+/B1_DA+/TX+/TX+/MDI[1]+/B1_DB+/RX+/RX+/MDI[2]+/B1_DC+/MDI[3]+/B1_DD+/-
GBE0_ACT#
B2
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 150ȟ to 3.3VSB
GBE0_LINK#
A8
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
NC
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 link indicator, active low.
GBE0_LINK100#
A4
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 150ȟ to 3.3VSB
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 100 Mbit / sec link indicator, active low.
GBE0_LINK1000#
A5
OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 150ȟ to 3.3VSB
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 1000 Mbit / sec link indicator, active low.
Pin#
A16
A17
A19
A20
B16
B17
B19
B20
Pin Type
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
SATA Signals Descriptions
Signal
SATA0_TX+
SATA0_TXSATA0_RX+
SATA0_RXSATA1_TX+
SATA1_TXSATA1_RX+
SATA1_RXATA_ACT#
A28
PCI Express Lanes Signals Descriptions
Signal
PCIE_TX0+
PCIE_TX0PCIE_RX0+
PCIE_RX0PCIE_TX1+
PCIE_TX1PCIE_RX1+
PCIE_RX1PCIE_TX2+
PCIE_TX2PCIE_RX2+
PCIE_RX2PCIE_TX3+
PCIE_TX3PCIE_RX3+
PCIE_RX3PCIE0_CK_REF+
PCIE0_CK_REF-
Pin#
A68
A69
B68
B69
A64
A65
B64
B65
A61
A62
B61
B62
A58
A59
B58
B59
A88
A89
I/O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
PCIE
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
CD9A3 Series
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
Coupling capacitor
PU 10K to 3.3V
CD9A3 Series
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
NA
NA
NA
NA
Carrier Board
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 activity indicator, active low.
Description
Connect to SATA0 Conn TX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 0 transmit differential pair.
Connect to SATA0 Conn RX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 0 receive differential pair.
Connect to SATA1 Conn TX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 1 transmit differential pair.
Connect to SATA1 Conn RX pin
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 1 receive differential pair.
Connect to LED and recommend current limit
resistor 220ƻ to 3.3V
ATA (parallel and serial) or SAS activity indicator, active low.
Carrier Board
Description
Connect to PCIE device or slot
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 0
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap 0.1uF
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 0
Connect to PCIE device or slot
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 1
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap 0.1uF
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 1
Connect to PCIE device or slot
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 2
Device - Connect AC Coupling cap 0.1uF
Slot - Connect to PCIE Conn pin
NA
NA
NA
NA
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 2
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 3 (NA for CD9A3)
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 3 (NA for CD9A3)
Connect to PCIE device, PCIe CLK Buffer or slot Reference clock output for all PCI Express and PCI Express Graphics lanes.
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ExpressCard Signals Descriptions
Signal
EXCD0_CPPE#
EXCD1_CPPE#
EXCD0_PERST#
EXCD1_PERST#
DDI Signals Descriptions
Pin#
A49
B48
A48
B47
Signal
DDI1_PAIR0+/DP0_LANE0+
DDI1_PAIR0-/DP0_LANE0DDI1_PAIR1+/DP0_LANE1+
DDI1_PAIR1-/DP0_LANE1DDI1_PAIR2+/DP0_LANE2+
DDI1_PAIR2-/DP0_LANE2DDI1_PAIR3+/DP0_LANE3+
DDI1_PAIR3-/DP0_LANE3-
Pin#
B71
B72
B73
B74
B75
B76
B81
B82
DDI1_PAIR4+
B77
DDI1_PAIR4DDI1_PAIR5+
DDI1_PAIR5DDI1_PAIR6+
DDI1_PAIR6-
B78
B91
B92
B93
B94
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I CMOS
3.3V /3.3V
O CMOS
3.3V /3.3V
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
B98
DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX-/DP0_AUX-
B99
DDI1_HPD/DP0_HPD
B89
AC coupled on Module
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL
I/O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
CD9A3 Series
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
Connect
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
PD 49.9K to GND
(S/W IC between Rpu/PCH)
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 1M to GND
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CD9A3 Series
USB0+
A46
USB0-
A45
B46
USB1-
B45
USB2+
A43
USB2-
A42
USB3+
B43
USB3-
B42
USB4+
A40
USB4-
A39
USB5+
B40
USB5-
B39
USB6+
A37
USB6-
A36
USB7+
B37
USB7-
B36
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
AC
Carrier Board
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Coupling Capacitors
Description
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
0.1uF
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Connect to DP AUX+
PU 2.2K to 3.3V, PD 49.9K to
Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK
GND
PU 100K to 3.3V
Connect to DP AUXPU 2.2K to 3.3V/PU 100K to 3.3V Connect to HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA
PD 1M to GND
PD 1M and Connect to device Hot Plug Detect
I CMOS
USB1+
Description
PCI ExpressCard: PCI Express capable card request, active low, one per card
PCI ExpressCard: reset, active low, one per card
B95
USB Signals Descriptions
Carrier Board
NA
I/O PCIE
DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+/DP0_AUX+
CD9A3 Series
PU 10k to 3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3V
PU 100K to 3.3V for DDC(HDMI/DVI)
Carrier Board
DDI 1 Pair 0 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B red output differential pair
DDI 1 Pair 1 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B green output differential pair
DDI 1 Pair 2 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B blue output differential pair
DDI 1 Pair 3 differential pairs/Serial Digital Video B clock output differential pair.
NA for CD9A3
NA for CD9A3
NA for CD9A3
DP AUX+ function if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DP AUX- function if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DDI Hot-Plug Detect
Selects the function of DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+ and DDI1_CTRLDATA_AUX-.
This pin shall have a 1M pull-down to
logic ground on the Module. If this input is floating the AUX pair is
used for the DP AUX+/- signals. If pulled-high the AUX pair
contains the CRTLCLK and CTRLDATA signals
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DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL shall be pulled to 3.3V on the Carrier with a 100K Ohm
resistor to configure the DDI[n]_AUX pair as the DDC channel.
Carrier DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL should be connected to pin 13 of the DisplayPort
Description
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 1
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 2
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 3
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 4
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 5
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 6
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Connect 90ಳ @100MHz Common Choke in series
and ESD suppressors to GND to USB connector
USB differential pairs 7, USB7 may be configured as a USB client or as a host, or both, at the
Module designer's discretion.
USB differential pairs 0
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USB Signals Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CD9A3 Series
USB_0_1_OC#
B44
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB_2_3_OC#
A44
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB over-current sense, USB channels 2 and 3. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB_4_5_OC#
B38
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB over-current sense, USB channels 4 and 5. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB_6_7_OC#
A38
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3.3VSB
Connect to Overcurrent of USB Power Switch
USB over-current sense, USB channels 6 and 7. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB_SSTX0+
USB_SSTX0USB_SSRX0+
USB_SSRX0USB_SSTX1+
USB_SSTX1USB_SSRX1+
USB_SSRX1-
D4
D3
C4
C3
D7
D6
C7
C6
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Modul
USB_HOST_PRSNT
B96
LVDS Signals Descriptions
Signal
LVDS_A0+
LVDS_A0LVDS_A1+
LVDS_A1LVDS_A2+
LVDS_A2LVDS_A3+
LVDS_A3LVDS_A_CK+
LVDS_A_CK-
Pin#
A71
A72
A73
A74
A75
A76
A78
A79
A81
A82
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Modul
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
NA
CD9A3 Series
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
Carrier Board
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.(NA for CD9A3)
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.(NA for CD9A3)
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.(NA for CD9A3)
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.(NA for CD9A3)
Module USB client may detect the presence of a USB host. A high value(NA for CD9A3)
indicates that a host is present.
Carrier Board
Connect to LVDS connector
LVDS Channel A differential pairs
Connect to LVDS connector
Connect to LVDS connector
Connect to LVDS connector
LVDS Channel A differential clock
LVDS_BKLT_CTRL
B83
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
LVDS_I2C_CK
LVDS_I2C_DAT
A83
A84
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V / 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
Pin#
B4
B5
B6
B7
B3
B8
B9
A50
B10
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CD9A3 Series
Carrier Board
I/O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
LVDS_VDD_EN
A77
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
LVDS_BKLT_EN
B79
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
LPC Signals Descriptions
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I/O CMOS
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
Description
Connect to LVDS connector
Connect to enable control of LVDS panel power
circuit
Connect to enable control of LVDS panel backlight
power circuit.
Connect to brightness control of LVDS panel
backlight power circuit.
Connect to DDC clock of LVDS panel
Connect to DDC data of LVDS panel
Signal
LPC_AD0
LPC_AD1
LPC_AD2
LPC_AD3
LPC_FRAME#
LPC_DRQ0#
LPC_DRQ1#
LPC_SERIRQ
LPC_CLK
Description
USB over-current sense, USB channels 0 and 1. A pull-up for this line
shall be present on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB
current monitor on the Carrier Board may drive this line low. Do not
pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
LVDS panel power enable
LVDS panel backlight enable
LVDS panel backlight brightness control
I2C clock output for LVDS display use
I2C data line for LVDS display use
Description
LPC multiplexed address, command and data bus
Connect to LPC device
LPC frame indicates the start of an LPC cycle
LPC serial DMA request
PU 10K to 3.3V
LPC serial interrupt
LPC clock output - 33MHz nominal
ȟ
ȟ
ȟ
ȟ
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SPI Signals Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
SPI_CS#
B97
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SPI_MISO
A92
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SPI_MOSI
A95
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SPI_CLK
A94
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SPI_POWER
A91
O
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
BIOS_DIS0#
A34
BIOS_DIS1#
B88
Serial Interface Signals Descriptions
I CMOS
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
SER0_TX
A98
O CMOS
SER0_RX
A99
I CMOS
SER1_TX
A101
O CMOS
SER1_RX
A102
I CMOS
Miscellaneous Signal Descriptions
Signal
I2C_CK
I2C_DAT
Pin#
B33
B34
CD9A3 Series
Carrier Board
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device CS# pin
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device SO pin
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device SI pin
Connect a series resistor 33ȟ
Board SPI Device SCK pin
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V Suspend/3.3V
I/O OD CMOS 3.3V Suspend/3.3V
to Carrier
to Carrier
to Carrier
Chip select for Carrier Board SPI - may be sourced from chipset SPI0 or SPI1
Data in to Module from Carrier SPI
Data out from Module to Carrier SPI
Clock from Module to Carrier SPI
Power supply for Carrier Board SPI – sourced from Module – nominally
3.3V. The Module shall provide a minimum of 100mA on SPI_POWER.
Carriers shall use less than 100mA of SPI_POWER. SPI_POWER
shall only be used to power SPI devices on the Carrier
Selection straps to determine the BIOS boot device.
The Carrier should only float these or pull them low, please refer to
COM Express Module Base Specification Revision 2.1 for strapping options of BIOS disable signals.
NA
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
5V / 12V(design 3.3v~5V
tolerant)
5V / 12V(design 3.3v~5V
tolerant)
5V / 12V(design 3.3v~5V
tolerant)
5V / 12V(design 3.3v~5V
tolerant)
Description
to Carrier
CD9A3 Series
Carrier Board
PD 4.7K
PU 47K to 3.3V
Description
General purpose serial port 0 transmitter
General purpose serial port 0 receiver
PD 4.7K
PU 47K to 3.3V
General purpose serial port 1 transmitter
General purpose serial port 1 receiver
CD9A3 Series
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
Carrier Board
Description
General purpose I2C port clock output
General purpose I2C port data I/O line
Output for audio enunciator - the "speaker" in PC-AT systems.
This port provides the PC beep signal and is mostly intended for
debugging purposes.
SPKR
B32
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
WDT
B27
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
FAN_PWNOUT
B101
O OD CMOS
3.3V / 12V
Fan speed control. Uses the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technique to control the fan's RPM.
FAN_TACHIN
B102
I OD CMOS
3.3V / 12V
TPM_PP
A96
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
Fan tachometer input for a fan with a two pulse output.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Physical Presence pin. Active high.
TPM chip has an internal pull down. This signal is used to indicate
Physical Presence to the TPM.
(NC for CD9A3)
Power and System Management Signals Descriptions
Output indicating that a watchdog time-out event has occurred.
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
CD9A3 Series
PWRBTN#
B12
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
SYS_RESET#
B49
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
CB_RESET#
B50
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PWR_OK
B24
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
SUS_STAT#
B18
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SUS_S3#
A15
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Carrier Board
PU 10K to 3.3V
Description
A falling edge creates a power button event. Power button events can
be used to bring a system out of S5 soft off and other suspend states,
as well as powering the system down.
Reset button input. Active low request for Module to reset and reboot.
May be falling edge sensitive. For situations when SYS_RESET# is
not able to reestablish control of the system, PWR_OK or a power
cycle may be used.
Reset output from Module to Carrier Board. Active low. Issued by
Module chipset and may result from a low SYS_RESET# input, a low
PWR_OK input, a VCC_12V power input that falls below the minimum
specification, a watchdog timeout, or may be initiated by the Module
software.
Power OK from main power supply. A high value indicates that the
power is good. This signal can be used to hold off Module startup to
allow Carrier based FPGAs or other configurable devices time to be
programmed.
Indicates imminent suspend operation; used to notify LPC devices.
Indicates system is in Suspend to RAM state. Active low output. An
inverted copy of SUS_S3# on the Carrier Board may be used to
enable the non-standby power on a typical ATX supply.
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Power and System Management Signals Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
SUS_S4#
A18
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
CD9A3 Series
Carrier Board
Description
Indicates system is in Suspend to Disk state. Active low output.
SUS_S5#
A24
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
WAKE0#
B66
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
PCI Express wake up signal.
WAKE1#
B67
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
General purpose wake up signal. May be used to implement wake-up
on PS2 keyboard or mouse activity.
BATLOW#
A27
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/ 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
LID#
A103
I OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/12V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
SLEEP#
B103
I OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/12V
PU 10K to 3.3VSB
THRM#
THRMTRIP#
SMB_CK
SMB_DAT
B35
A35
B13
B14
I CMOS
O CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
PU 2.2K to 3.3VSB
SMB_ALERT#
B15
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
Pin#
A93
B54
B57
B63
A54
A63
A67
A85
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
PU 100K to 3V3
Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
GPIO Signals Descriptions
Signal
GPO0
GPO1
GPO2
GPO3
GPI0
GPI1
GPI2
GPI3
Power and GND Signal Descriptions
Signal
/ 3.3V
/ 3.3V
Suspend/3.3V
Suspend/3.3V
Indicates system is in Soft Off state.
Indicates that external battery is low.
This port provides a battery-low signal to the Module for orderly
transitioning to power saving or power cut-off ACPI modes.
LID switch. Low active signal used by the ACPI operating system for a LID switch.
Sleep button. Low active signal used by the ACPI operating system to bring the
system to sleep state or to wake it up again.
Input from off-Module temp sensor indicating an over-temp situation.
Active low output indicating that the CPU has entered thermal shutdown.
System Management Bus bidirectional clock line.
System Management Bus bidirectional data line.
System Management Bus Alert – active low input can be used to
generate an SMI# (System Management Interrupt) or to wake the system.
CD9A3 Series
Carrier Board
Description
General purpose output pins.
PU
PU
PU
PU
100K
100K
100K
100K
to
to
to
to
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
General purpose input pins.
VCC_12V
Pin#
A104~A109
B104~B109
Power
4.75V – 20.0V
4.75V – 20.0V
Primary power input: +12V nominal. All available VCC_12V pins on the connector(s) shall be used.
The module supplies a wide range of power from 4.75V to 20.0V.
VCC_5V_SBY
B84~B87
Power
4.75V - 5.25V
4.75V - 5.25V
Standby power input: +5.0V nominal. If VCC5_SBY is used, all
available VCC_5V_SBY pins on the connector(s) shall be used. Only
used for standby and suspend functions. May be left unconnected if
these functions are not used in the system design.
VCC_RTC
A47
Power
A1, A11, A21, A31, A41,
A51, A57, A60, A66, A70,
A80, A90, A100, A110, B1,
Power
B11, B21 ,B31, B41, B51,
B60, B70, B80, B90, B100,
B110
2.0V - 3.3V
2.0V - 3.3V
GND
CD9A3 Series
Carrier Board
Description
Real-time clock circuit-power input. Nominally +3.0V.
Ground - DC power and signal and AC signal return path.
All available GND connector pins shall be used and tied to Carrier
Board GND plane.
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Standby Power LED
Cooling Option
Heat Sink with Cooling Fan
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
Standby
Power LED
Top View of the Heat Sink
This LED will light when the system is in the standby mode.
1
2
Bottom View of the Heat Sink
• “1” and “3” denote the locations of the thermal pads designed to contact
the corresponding components that are on CD9A3 Series.
Important:
Remove the plastic covering from the thermal pads prior to mounting the heat sink
onto CD9A3 Series.
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Installing CD9A3 Series onto a Carrier Board
3. While supporting the mounting screw at the bottom, from the top side of the board, fasten
a bolt into the screw.
Important:
The carrier board (COM100-B) used in this section is for reference purpose only and
may not resemble your carrier board. These illustrations are mainly to guide you on
how to install CD9A3 Series onto the carrier board of your choice.
• To download COM100-B datasheet and manual
1. Now install the module and heatsink assembly onto the carrier board. The photo below
shows the locations of the mounting holes on carrier board.
Bolts
Mounting hole
4. The photo below shows the solder side of the board with the screws already fixed in place.
2. Insert the provided mounting screws into the mounting holes - from the bottom through
the top of the carrier board.
Mounting screw
Mounting screws
5. The photo below shows the component side of the board with the bolts already fixed in
place.
Bolts
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6. Grasping CD9A3 Series by its edges, position it on top of the carrier board with its
mounting holes aligned with the bolts on the carrier board. This will also align the COM
Express connectors of the two boards to each other.
8. Use the provided mounting screws to secure CD9A3 Series with heat sink to the carrier
board and then connect the cooling fan’s cable to the fan connector on CD9A3 Series.
The photo below shows the locations of the long mounting screws.
COM Express connectors
on CD9A3 Series
Long screws
9. And then connect the cooling fan’s cable to the fan connector on CD9A3 Series.
COM Express connectors
on the carrier board
7. Press CD9A3 Series down firmly until it is completely seated on the COM Express
connectors of the carrier board.
Fan connector
CD9A3 Series
Carrier board
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Chapter 4
Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup
Legends
Overview
KEYs
Function
Right and Left Arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to select a
menu.
Up and Down Arrows
Moves the highlight up or down between
submenus or fields.
<Esc>
Exits to the BIOS setup utility
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values or
options of the hightlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scolls backward through the values or
options of the hightlighted field.
Default Configuration
<F1>
Displays general help
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults
settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected and configured without
requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you may need to change depending on
your system configuration.
<F2>
Displays previous values
<F3>
Optimized defaults
<F4>
Saves and resets the setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted
submenu
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU
and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board.
The BIOS allows you to configure the system and save the configuration in a battery-backed
CMOS so that the data retains even when the power is off. In general, the information stored
in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been
made such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need
to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board;
therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear the same as the actual
one. These screens are for reference purpose only.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of each setup screen.
Scroll Bar
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you power up the
system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory count begins. After the
memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen. If the message
disappears before you respond, restart the system or press the “Reset” button. You may also
restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there are more
available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through all
the available fields.
Submenu
When ““ appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu which contains
additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to
that field and press <Enter>.
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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Intel RC Version
This section displays Intel Reference Code Version.
Main
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Advanced
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Intel RC Version
Main
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Advanced
Chipset
Save & Exit
Boot
Security
INTEL CEDARVIEN
INTEL MRC
INTEL NM10
INTEL P-UINT
INTEL IGFX VBIOS
INTEL ACPI
INTEL IFFS
Intel Referece Code
Version.
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliancy
Project Version
Build Date and Time
 Intel RC Version
American Megatrends
4.6.5.1
UEFI 2.3; PI 1.2
1APJK 0.12
04/09/2013 13:16:57
System Language
[English]
System Date
System Time
[Tue 01/01/2013]
[00:11:11]
Access Level
Administraor
0.9.0-1
1.00
1.6.0
012
1071
0.9.0-1
N/A


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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System Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from January to December. Date displays
the date, from 1 to 31. Year displays the year, from 1980 to 2099.
System Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24-hour
military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Hour displays hours from 00 to
23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
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Advanced
PCI Subsystem Settings
This section configures PCI subsystem settings.
The Advanced menu allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are
defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance
of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
PCI Bus Driver Version
V 2.05.01
PCI Option ROM Handling
PCI ROM Priority
[EFI Compatible ROM]
In case of mutiple option
ROMs (Legacy and EFI
Compatible), specifies
what PCI Option ROM
to launch.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Main
Advanced
Chipset
Legacy OpROM Support
Launch PXE OpROM
Launch Storage OpROM

PCI
Boot
Security
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Save & Exit


Enable or disable boot
option for legacy network
devices.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Subsystem Settings

ACPI Settings

PC Health Status

CPU Configuration

IDE
Configuration
Configuration
Configuration

WatchDog Configuration

USB

PPM
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Launch Storage OpROM
Enable or disable boot option for legancy mass storage devices with Option ROM.
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ACPI Settings
PC Health Status
This section is used to configure the ACPI Settings.
This section displays hardware health monitor.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Enables or disables BIOS
ACPI Auto Configuration.
ACPI Settings
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
[Disabled]
ACPI Sleep State
[S1 (CPU Stop Clock) ]
PCI Express Wake
Resume by USB
Resume by Ring
Resume by RTC Alarm
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
System Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU FAN Speed
System FAN Speed
VCore
VBAT
+1.5 DDR3
+1.05V
EC Version


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
+41 C
: N/A
: N/A
: +1.041 V
: +0.979 V
: +1.501 V
: +1.085 V
2013.03.05.01
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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ACPI Sleep State
Selects the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the Suspend button
is pressed.
S1(POS)
Enables the Power On Suspend function.
S3(STR)
Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
PCI Express Wake
Enable resume by PCI Express.
Resume by USB
When Enabled, this system uses the USB signal to carry out a wakeup event.
Resume by Ring
Enable this field to use the Ring signal to wake up the system.
Resume by RTC Alarm
When Enabled, the system uses the RTC to generate a wakeup event.
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CPU Configuration
IDE Configuration
This section is used to configure the CPU. It will also display the detected CPU information.
This section is used to configure IDE functions.
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Advanced
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Processor Type
EMT64
Processor Speed
System Bus Speed
Ratio Status
Actual Ratio
Processor Stepping
Microcode Revision
L1 Cache RAM
L2 Cache RAM
Processor Core
Hyper-Threading
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU
Supported
1865 MHz
533 MHz
14
14
30661
269
2x56 k
2x512 k
Dual
Supported
Execute Disable Bit
Limit CUPID Maximum
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
SATA Port 0
SATA Port1
XP can pevent certain
classes of malicious
buffer overflow attacks
when combined with a
supporting OS (Windows
Server 2003 SP1,
Windows XP SP2, SuSE
Linux 9.2, RedHat Enterprise 3 update 3.)
Not present
GLS85LS1004A C (4.0GB)
SATA Controller(s)
[Enabled]
Configure SATA as
[IDE]
SATA Ports (0-3) devices
names if present and
enabled.


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Hyper-threading
Configure SATA as
Enable this field for Windows XP and Linux which are optimized for Hyper-Threading
technology. Select disabled for other OSes not optimized for Hyper-Threading technology. When disabled, only one thread per enabled core is enabled.
This field is used to select a configuration for SATA controller.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Execute Disable Bit
SATA Port 0
SATA Port1
XD can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined
with a supporting OS (Windows server 2003 SP1, Windows XP SP2, SuSE Lunix 9.2
RedHat Enterprise 3 Update 3.)
Limit CUPID Maximum
SATA Controller(s)
[Enabled]
Configure SATA as
Port0 Speed Limit
Port1 Speed Limit
[AHCI]
[No Limit]
[No Limit]
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
SATA Port
The CPUID instruction of some newer CPUs will return a value greater than 3.
The default is Disabled because this problem does not exist in the Windows series
operating systems. If you are using an operating system other than Windows, this
problem may occur. To avoid this problem, enable this field to limit the return value
to 3 or less than 3.
Not present
GLS85LS1004A C (4.0GB)
0
0 Hot Plug
1
1 Hot Plug
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Select a configuration for
SATA controller.
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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USB Configuration
PPM Configuration
This section is used to configure USB parameters.
This section is used to configure PPM parameters.
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Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
Port 60/64 Emulation
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Advanced
Enables Legacy USB
support. AUTO option
disables legacy support if
no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB
devices available only for
EFI applications.
Enable/Disable Intel
SpeedStep
PPM Configuration
EIST
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
[Disabled]


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Legacy USB Support
EIST
Enabled
Enables legacy USB.
This field is used to enable or disable the Intel Enhanced SpeedStep Technology.
Auto
Disables support for legacy when no USB devices are connected.
Disabled
Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications.
EHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes that does not support EHCI hand-off. The EHCI
ownership change should be claimed by the EHCI driver.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Enables I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This should be enabled for the
complete keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware OSes.
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Chipset
WatchDog Configuration
Configures relevant chipset functions.
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Advanced
WatchDog function
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable IT8518
WatchDog Timer.
Main
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Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security Save & Exit
Host Bridge
South Bridge
Host Bridge Parameters
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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This field is used to enable or disable the Watchdog timer function.
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Memory Frequency and Timing
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Chipset
Memory Frequency and
 Intel IGD Configuration
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Chipset
Config memory frequency
and timing settings.
Timing
[Enabled]
MRC Fast Boot
*********Memory Information********
Memory Frequency
Total Memory
DIMM#1
Enable or Disable MRC
fast boot.
Memory Frequency and Timing
1067MHz(DDR3)
2048 MB
2048 MB
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
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Chipset
Intel IGD Configuration
IGFX-Boot Type
LCD Panel Type
[VBIOS Default]
[1024x768 24bits]
Select the video device
which will be activated
during post. This has no
effect if external graphics
present.
LCD Panel Type
VBIOS Default
640x480 18bits
800x600 18bits
1024x768 18bits
1366x768 18bits
1024x768 24bits
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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This field is used to select the video device.
LCD Panel Type
This field is used to select LCD panel used by internal graphics device via selecting
the appropriate setup time.
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South Bridge
TPT Devices
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Chipset
TPT
Devices
SLP_S4 Assertion Width
[1-2 Seconds]
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Chipset
Enable/ disable Intel(R)
IO Controller Hub (TPT)
devices.
Azalia Controller
[HD Audio]
Select USB Mode
UHCI #1 (ports 0 and 1)
UHCI #2 (ports 2 and 3)
UHCI #3 (ports 4 and 5)
UHCI #4 (ports 6 and 7)
USB 2.0 (EHCI) support
[By controllers]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
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
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Azalia Controller.
 Select Screen

Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Select USB Mode
SLP_S4 Assertion Width
By controllers or ports.
Select a minimun assertion width of SLP_S4# signal.
UHCI #1~4
Control the USB UHCI (USB1.1) fuctions. Disable from highest to lowest controller.
USB 2.0 (EHCI)
Enable or disable USB 2.0 (EHCI) support.
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Boot
Security
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Main
Save & Exit
Boot Configuration
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Quiet Boot
[Disabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.65
Option ROM Messages
[Force BIOS]
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
[SATA SM: GLS85LS1....]
Hard Driver BBS Priorities
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Security
Password Description
Number of seconds to
wait for setup activation
key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
If ONLY the Administrator’s password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is only
asked for when entering Setup.
If ONLY the User’s password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will have
Administrator rights.
The password length must be
in the following range:
Minimum length
3
Maximum length
20
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Administrator Password
User Password
HDD Security Configuration
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Save & Exit
Set Administrator
Password.
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
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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Setup Prompt Timeout
Administrator Password
Selects the number of seconds to wait for the setup activation key. 65535(0xFFFF)
denotes indefinite waiting.
Sets the administrator password.
Bootup NumLock State
User Password
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By default,
the system boots up with NumLock on wherein the function of the numeric keypad
is the number keys. When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the
arrow keys.
Sets the user password.
Quiet Boot
Enables or disables the quiet boot function.
Option ROM Messages
Set display mode for option ROM.
Boot Option #1
Set the system boot order.
Hard Driver BBS Priorities
Set the order of the legacy devices in this group.
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Save & Exit
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility, AFUDOS.EXE.
Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files.
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Main
Advanced
Chipset
Boot
Save Changes and Reset
Discard Changes and Reset
Security
Save & Exit
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
To execute the utility, type:
A:> AFUDOS BIOS_File_Name /b /p /n
then press <Enter>.
Save Options
Restore Defaults
Save as User Defaults
Restore User Defaults
Boot Override
SATA SM: GLS85LS1004A CS 04GB
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
C:\CD9A3\BIOS\afudos~1 cd9a3r34.09a /b /p /n
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|
|
AMI Firmware Update Utility(APTIO) v2.27
|
|
Copyright (C)2009 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+


Select Screen
Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Optimized Defaults
F4: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
Reading file ..............................
Erasing flash .............................
Writing flash .............................
Erasing flash ..........................
Writing NVRAM .................
Verifying NVRAM .................
Verifying NVRAM .................
Erasing BootBlock ....................
Writing BootBlock ....................
Verifying BootBlock .................
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Save Changes and Reset
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
done
C:\CD9A3\BIOS>
To save the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will
appear. Select Yes to reset the system after saving all changes made.
Discard Changes and Reset
After finishing BIOS update, please turn off the AC power. Wait about 10 seconds and then
turn on the AC power again.
To discard the changes, select this field and then press <Enter>. A dialog box will
appear. Select Yes to reset the system setup without saving any changes.
Restore Defaults
To restore and load the optimized default values, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore the default values of all the
setup options.
Save as User Defaults
To save changes done so far as user default, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to save values as user default.
Restore User Defaults
To restore user default to all the setup options, select this field and then press
<Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Select Yes to restore user default.
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Chapter 5 - Supported Software
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (For Windows XP)
The CD that came with the system board contains drivers, utilities and software applications
required to enhance the performance of the system board.
Note:
Before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, make sure you have updated your
Windows XP operating system to Service Pack 3.
Insert the CD into a CD-ROM drive. The autorun screen (Mainboard Utility CD) will appear. If
after inserting the CD, “Autorun” did not automatically start (which is, the Mainboard Utility
CD screen did not appear), please go directly to the root directory of the CD and double-click
“Setup”.
To install the driver, click “Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5” on the main menu.
Auto Run Pages (for Windows XP)
1. Read the license agreement carefully.
Click “I have read and accept the terms of the License Agree
ment” then click Install.
2. Setup is now installing the
driver.
Auto Run Pages (for Windows 7)
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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
3. Click Exit.
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating Windows INF files so that
the Intel chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, click “Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility” on the main menu.
1.Setup is now ready to install
the utility. Click Next.
2.Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0C (For Windows XP)
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation tips then
click Next.
To install the utility, click “Microsoft DirectX 9.0C Driver” on the main menu.
1. Click “I accept the
agreement” then click Next.
4. After completing installation,
click Finish to exit setup.
2. To start installation, click
Next.
3. Click Finish. Reboot the
system for DirectX to take
effect.
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Intel HD Graphics Drivers (For Windows XP)
4. Setup is now installing the driver.
To install the driver, click “Intel HD Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the graphics driver. Select
“Installs driver and application files“ and click Next.
5. Click “Yes” to restart this computer
now.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
2. Read the license agreement.
Then, select “I agree“ and click
Install.
3. Click “Continue Anyway“ to start
the installation.
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3. Go through the readme document for system requirements
and installation tips then click
Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel HD Graphics Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the graphics driver. Click
Next.
4. Setup is now installing the
driver. Click Next to continue.
By default, the “Automatically run WinSAT and enable the Windows Aero desktop theme” is
enabled. With this enabled, after installing the graphics driver and the system rebooted, the
screen will turn blank for 1 to 2 minutes (while WinSAT is running) before the Windows 7/
Windows 8 desktop appears. The “blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the
graphics performance.
We recommend that you skip this process by disabling this function then click Next.
2. Read the license agreement
then click Yes.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart this
computer now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
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Intel LAN Drivers
4. Click Install to begin the
installation.
To install the driver, click “Intel LAN Drivers” on the main menu.
1. Setup is ready to install the driver.
Click Next.
5. After completing installation,
click Finish.
2. Click “I accept the terms in the
license agreement” then click
“Next”.
Note:
If the CD does not contain the LAN driver for Windows XP, please follow the steps
listed below to install the i210AT LAN driver.
3. Select the program features you
want installed then click Next.
Install the i210AT LAN driver for
Windows XP by manually.
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Audio Drivers (For COM100-B Carrier Board)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
To install the driver, click “Audio Drivers (for COM100-B Carrier Board)” on the main menu.
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology is a utility that allows you to monitor the current status
of the SATA drives. It enables enhanced performance and power management for the storage
subsystem.
1. Setup is now ready to install the
audio driver. Click Next.
To install the driver, click “Intel Rapid Storage Technology” on the main menu.
2. Follow the remainder of the steps
on the screen; clicking “Next”
each time you finish a step.
1. Setup is now ready to install
the utility. Click Next.
3. Click “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” then click Finish.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
2. Read the warning then click
Yes.
Note:
The integrated Intel® High-definition Display Audio driver does not support Windows
XP. When the Windows XP runs, there will be a warning message with yellow mark
on the device manager.
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6. Click “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” then click Finish.
3. Read the license agreement then
click Yes.
Restarting the system will allow the
new software installation to take
effect.
7. Run the Intel Matrix Storage
Console utility to view the hard
drives’ configuration.
4. Go through the readme document
for system requirements and installation tips then click Next.
5. Setup is now installing the utility.
Click Next to continue.
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F6 Floppy
DFI Utility
This is used to create a floppy driver diskette needed when you install Windows® XP using
the F6 installation method. This will allow you to install the operating system onto a hard drive
when in AHCI mode.
DFI Utility provides information about the board, HW Health, Watchdog and DIO. To access
the utility, click “DFI Utility” on the main menu.
1.Insert a blank floppy diskette.
1. Setup is ready to install the DFI
Utility drifer. Click Next.
2.Locate for the drivers in the CD then copy them to the floppy diskette. The CD includes
drivers for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The path to the drivers are shown
below.
32-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy32
64-bit
CD Drive:\AHCI_RAID\F6FLOPPY\f6flpy64
2. Click “I accept the terms in the
license agreement” and then click
Next.
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The DFI Utility icon will appear on the desktop. Double-click the icon to open the utility.
3. Enter “User Name” and “Organization” information and then click
Next.
4. Click Install to begin the installation.
Information
5. After completing installation,
click Finish.
HW Health
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WatchDog
Backlight
DIO
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3
To install the reader, click “Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.3” on the main menu.
1. Click Next to install or click
Change Destination Folder to
select another folder.
2. Click Install to begin installation.
3. Click Finish to exit installation.
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Appendix A
Appendix A - NLITE and AHCI Installation Guide
4. Insert the XP installation disc
into an optical drive.
nLite
5. Launch nLite. The Welcome
screen will appear. Click
Next.
nLite is an application program that allows you to customize your XP installation disc by
integrating the RAID/AHCI drivers into the disc. By using nLite, the F6 function key usually
required during installation is no longer needed.
Note:
The installation steps below are based on nLite version 1.4.9. Installation procedures
may slightly vary if you’re using another version of the program.
1. Download the program from nLite’s offical website.
http://www.nliteos.com/download.html
2. Install nLite.
Important:
Due to it’s coding with Visual.Net, you may need to first install .NET Framework prior
to installing nLite.
6. Click Next to temporarily
save the Windows installation files to the designated
default folder.
If you want to save them in
another folder, click Browse,
select the folder and then click
Next.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files from Intel’s website. The drivers you choose will
depend on the operating system and chipset used by your computer.
The downloaded driver files
should include iaahci.cat,
iaAHCI.inf, iastor.cat, iaStor.
inf, IaStor.sys, license.txt and
TXTSETUP.OEM.
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7. Click Next.
9. Click Insert and then select
Multiple driver folder to
select the drivers you will
integrate. Click Next.
8. In the Task Selection dialog
box, click Drivers and
Bootable ISO. Click Next.
10. Select only the drivers appropriate for the Windows
version that you are using
and then click OK.
Integrating 64-bit drivers into
32-bit Windows or vice versa
will cause file load errors and
failed installation.
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11. If you are uncertain of the
southbridge chip used on
your motherboard, select all
RAID/AHCI controllers and
then click OK.
13. The program is currently
integrating the drivers and
applying changes to the
installation.
14. When the program is finished applying the changes,
click Next.
12. Click Next.
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15. To create an image, select the
Create Image mode under the
General section and then click
Next.
17. You have finished customizing
the Windows XP installation disc.
Click Finish.
Enter the BIOS utility to configure
the SATA controller to RAID/AHCI.
You can now install Windows XP.
16. Or you can choose to burn it
directly to a disc by selecting
the Direct Burn mode under
the General section.
Select the optical device and all
other necessary settings and then
click Next.
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AHCI
5. In the Hardware Update Wizard
dialog box, select “No, not this
time” then click Next.
The installation steps below will guide you in configuring your SATA drive to AHCI
mode.
1. Enter the BIOS utility and configure the SATA controller to IDE mode.
2. Install Windows XP but do not press F6.
3. Download relevant RAID/AHCI driver files supported by the motherboard chipset from Intel’s website.
Transfer the downloaded driver
files to C:\AHCI.
6. Select “Install from a list or
specific location (Advanced)” and
then click Next.
4. Open Device Manager and
right click on one of the
Intel Serial ATA Storage Controllers, then select Update
Driver.
7. Select “Don’t search. I will choose
the driver to install” and then click
Next.
If the controller you selected
did not work, try selecting
another one.
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8. Click “Have Disk”.
11. A warning message appeared
because the selected SATA
controller did not match your
hardware device.
Ignore the warning and click Yes to
proceed.
12. Click Finish.
9. Select C:\AHCI\iaAHCI.inf
and then click Open.
13. The system’s settings have
been changed. Windows XP
requires that you restart the
computer. Click Yes.
14. Enter the BIOS utility and
modify the SATA controller
from IDE to AHCI. By doing
so, Windows will work normally
with the SATA controller that is
in AHCI mode.
10. Select the appropriate AHCI
Controller of your hardware
device and then click Next.
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Appendix B - Watchdog Sample Code
#include <stdio.h>
//-------------------------------------------------------------#define EC_EnablePort 0x66
#define EC_DataPort 0x62
//-------------------------------------------------------------void WriteEC(char,int);
void SetWDTime(int,int);
int GetWDTime(void);
//-------------------------------------------------------------main()
{
unsigned int countdown;
unsigned int input,count_h,count_l;
int GetWDTime(void)
{
int sum,data_h,data_l;
//Select EC Read Type
outportb(EC_EnablePort,0x80);
delay(5);
//Get Remaining Count High Byte
outportb(EC_DataPort,0xF6);
delay(5);
data_h=inportb(EC_DataPort);
delay(5);
//Select EC Read Type
outportb(EC_EnablePort,0x80);
delay(5);
//Get Remaining Count Low Byte
outportb(EC_DataPort,0xF7);
delay(5);
data_l=inportb(EC_DataPort);
delay(5);
printf("Input WD Time: ");
scanf("%d",&input);
printf("\n");
count_h=input>>8;
count_l=input&0x00FF;
SetWDTime(count_h,count_l);
data_h<<=8;
data_h&=0xFF00;
sum=data_h|data_l;
return sum;
while(1)
{
countdown = GetWDTime();
delay(100);
printf("\rTime Remaining: %d ",countdown);
}
}
//-------------------------------------------------------------void WriteEC(char EC_Addr, int data)
{
//Select EC Write Type
outportb(EC_EnablePort,0x81);
delay(5);
outportb(EC_DataPort,EC_Addr);
delay(5);
outportb(EC_DataPort,data);
delay(5);
}
//--------------------------------------------------------------
}
//-------------------------------------------------------------void SetWDTime(int count_H,int count_L)
{
//Set Count
WriteEC(0xB7,count_H); //High Byte
WriteEC(0xB8,count_L); //Low Byte
//Enable Watch Dog Timer
WriteEC(0xB4,0x02);
}
//--------------------------------------------------------------
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Appendix C - System Error Message
When the BIOS encounters an error that requires the user to correct something, either a beep
code will sound or a message will be displayed in a box in the middle of the screen and the
message, PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE, CTRL-ALT-ESC or DEL TO ENTER SETUP, will be shown in
the information box at the bottom. Enter Setup to correct the error.
Error Messages
One or more of the following messages may be displayed if the BIOS detects an error during
the POST. This list indicates the error messages for all Awards BIOSes:
CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED
The CMOS battery is no longer functional. It should be replaced.
Important:
Danger of explosion if battery incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect. This can indicate that CMOS has become corrupt. This error
may have been caused by a weak battery. Check the battery and replace if necessary.
DISPLAY SWITCH IS SET INCORRECTLY
The display switch on the motherboard can be set to either monochrome or color. This indicates the switch is set to a different setting than indicated in Setup. Determine which setting
is correct, either turn off the system and change the jumper or enter Setup and change the
VIDEO selection.
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Appendix D - Troubleshooting
The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
Troubleshooting Checklist
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating a magnetic
field around the display.
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may encounter
with your personal computer. To efficiently troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has multiple
causes.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while using your
system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need to be turned off.
Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause screen wavering.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
Power Supply
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices are connected is working. Test the
outlet by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
4. The monitor is turned on.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the other end
properly plugged into the back of the system.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the correct type of
voltage you are using.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a new one if
necessary.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the monitor and the
other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the system’s
display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
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Appendix D
Hard Drive
System Board
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the add-in card is
loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up the system.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in the BIOS.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable (first) hard drive
is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard
drive must have an active/bootable partition.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
Excessively long formatting period.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS defaults.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled
characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work, either the cable or the serial
device has a problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to the onboard I/O
or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
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Appendix E
Appendix E - BIOS Status Code
PEI Status Codes
Status Code Ranges
Standard Status Codes
SEC Status Codes
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PEI Beep Codes
DXE Status Codes
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OEM-Reserved Status Code Ranges
DXE Beep Codes
ACPI/ASL Status Codes
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