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Magnum N270
3.5 inch MiniBoard
User Guide
Document Reference: Product User Guide
Document Issue: 1.2
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Magnum N270
Table Of Contents
Contents
Copyright ............................................................................................................................................................ 3
Limitations of Liability ....................................................................................................................................... 3
Trademarks ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
Regulatory Statements ........................................................................................................................................ 4
Safety Warning for North America .................................................................................................................... 4
Manual Organisation .......................................................................................................................................... 5
Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 6
Specification ....................................................................................................................................................... 7
General Precautions ............................................................................................................................................ 9
PS/2 Devices ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
Electro-Static Discharges.................................................................................................................................... 9
On-Board Battery ............................................................................................................................................... 9
BIOS & CMOS Memory .................................................................................................................................. 10
Electromagnetic Compatibility ......................................................................................................................... 10
Quick Start ........................................................................................................................................................ 11
External Connections ........................................................................................................................................ 12
Internal Connections ......................................................................................................................................... 12
Jumpers ............................................................................................................................................................. 13
CMOS Clear ................................................................................................................................................. 13
JAT Power .................................................................................................................................................... 13
2nd Serial Port................................................................................................................................................ 14
VLCD ........................................................................................................................................................... 14
Connectors ........................................................................................................................................................ 15
Front Panel (Utility) Connector .................................................................................................................... 15
Power Connector .......................................................................................................................................... 15
Serial Port COM2 ......................................................................................................................................... 16
GPIO Interface .............................................................................................................................................. 16
USB .............................................................................................................................................................. 16
Infra Red (IR) ............................................................................................................................................... 16
Audio ............................................................................................................................................................ 17
TV-Out Interface .......................................................................................................................................... 17
DVI Connector ............................................................................................................................................. 17
LVDS Connector .......................................................................................................................................... 18
Fan Connectors ............................................................................................................................................. 19
Outline Drawing ............................................................................................................................................... 20
Installing Operating Systems ................................................................................................................................ 21
Software Watchdog .............................................................................................................................................. 22
BIOS Setup ........................................................................................................................................................... 23
Main Menu ................................................................................................................................................... 23
CMOS Features ............................................................................................................................................ 24
Advanced BIOS Features ............................................................................................................................. 25
Advanced Chipset Features .......................................................................................................................... 26
Integrated Peripherals ................................................................................................................................... 27
Power Management Setup ............................................................................................................................ 29
PnP/PCI Configurations................................................................................................................................ 30
PC Health Status ........................................................................................................................................... 30
Maintenance...................................................................................................................................................... 31
Replacing the Battery ................................................................................................................................... 31
Fuses ............................................................................................................................................................. 31
Amendment History ......................................................................................................................................... 32
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Magnum N270
Introduction
Copyright
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or
transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded or otherwise, without
the prior permission, in writing, from the publisher. For permission in the UK please contact Blue Chip
Technology.
Information offered in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. Blue Chip Technology
accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies. The information contained herein is subject to change without
notice. There are no express or implied licences granted herein to any intellectual property rights of Blue Chip
Technology Ltd.
Limitations of Liability
In no event shall Blue Chip Technology be held liable for any loss, expenses or damages of any kind
whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, arising from the design or use of this product
or the support materials supplied with this product. If this product proves to be defective, Blue Chip
Technology is only obliged to replace or refund the purchase price at Blue Chip Technology's discretion
according to their Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Trademarks
All trademarks and registered names acknowledged.
IBM, PC, AT and PS/2 are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
All Intel processors are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
MSDOS and WINDOWS are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.
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Magnum N270
Introduction
Regulatory Statements
CE
This product meets the essential protection requirements of the European EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and its
amending Directives, and the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, and is eligible to bear the CE mark.
Warning
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
FCC
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
WARNING:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
Safety Warning for North America
If the power lead (cord) is not supplied with the computer, select a power lead according to your local electrical
regulations. In the USA use a 'UL listed' lead. In Canada use a CSA approved or 'cUL listed' lead.
Si le cordon secteur n'est pas livré avec l'ordinateur, utiliser un cordon secteur en accord avec votre code
electrique nationale. En l'Etat Unis utiliser un cordon secteur 'UL listed'. En Canada utiliser un cordon secteur
certifié CSA, ou 'cUL listed'.
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Magnum N270
User Guide Organisation
Manual Organisation
This manual describes in detail the Magnum N270 3.5 inch Miniboard.
We have tried to include as much information as possible but we have not duplicated information that is
provided in the standard IBM Technical References, unless it proved to be necessary to aid in the understanding
of the product.
The manual is sectioned as follows:
Introduction;
Overview, listing the unit's features and specification;
Installation, including what software to install
Layout, showing where the various connectors are located, and their pin-out details;
How to upgrade the system;
Bios Setup
Maintenance details
We strongly recommend that you study this manual carefully before attempting to interface with the Magnum
N270 or change the standard configurations. Whilst all the necessary information is available in this manual we
would recommend that unless you are confident, you contact your supplier for guidance. IT IS
PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THE SECTION 'PRECAUTIONS' BEFORE
HANDLING ANY COMPONENTS INSIDE THE UNIT.
If you have any suggestions or find any errors concerning this manual and want to inform us of these, please
contact our Technical Services department with the relevant details.
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Magnum N270
Product Summary
Introduction
The MAGNUM N270 is a powerful Intel ATOM based motherboard ideal for multimedia applications. Based
on the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950, the Magnum N270 provides high performance onboard
graphics, 18-bit Dual channel LVDS interface, DVI and HDTV and 5.1 channels AC97 Audio
All this functionality in a 146.5 x 101 mm footprint, makes the Magnum N270 an excellent candidate for rugged
and compact applications including digital signage, kiosks/POI, thin clients, digital surveillance and industrial
control.
The Magnum N270 3.5 inch single board computer uses the ultra low-power Intel® Atom™ N270 1.6GHz CPU
and the latest Intel® 945GSE+ICH7M chipset. It’s built on 45nm process technology with Hyper-Threading
and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® support to reduce average system power consumption without compromising
on performance.
This 3.5-inch embedded platform comes with advanced connectivity and expansion interfaces including two
COM ports (RS-232), four Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN port, Compact Flash™, GPIO and Mini PCI
expansion.
Memory options allow up to 2GB of ultra fast 1066/800/667 MHz unbuffered ECC/ non-ECC DDR2 SDRAM.
The on-board GMA950 graphics supports Microsoft® DirectX 10.0, dual VGA out (RGB and DVI) and TVOut.
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Magnum N270
Specification
Specification
CPU:
Intel Atom N270
Chipset:
Intel 945GSE and ICH7M
Graphics Controller:
Integrated GMA950
RGB, DVI and TV-Out
Maximum resolution of 2048x1536 for VGA output
Picture rotation 0, 90, 180, 270 degrees
BIOS:
8Mb Flash EEPROM with LAN Boot, PnP, ACPI, DMI
Memory:
Dual Channel memory Architecture
1 x 200-pin SODIMM socket supporting up to 2GB of unbuffered
non-ECC 1066/800/667 MHz DDR2 memory modules
LAN
Intel 82574L, supporting 10/100/1Gb rates
Audio:
Realtek ALC655
Expansion:
Mini PCI
Storage:
Two SATA II Ports
One Compact Flash Type II socket
One 44-pin IDE port
External I/O:
Single PS/2 Connector. Keyboard and Mouse via splitter cable
DB15 Female VGA connector
Digital DVI-D connector
40 Pin LVDS Connector
10 Pin TV-Out
One RS-232/422/495 serial port and One RS232
RJ-45 10/100/1Gb Base-T Ethernet LAN connector
One 12-pin Digital I/O connector with 8-bit programmable I/O
interface
4 x USB 2.0 connectors
5.1 channel surround audio with Line-In, Line-Out and MIC-in
Watchdog:
Programmable timer, 1 second to 255 minutes
System Management:
CPU & System temperature monitoring
Voltage monitoring of CPU Core, DRAM, NB, +3.3V, 12.0V
Power:
DC 9-24V input with onboard 4 pin header
Typical Power Consumption: 22W based on 320Gb HDD, 1Gb RAM
with XP professional running High CPU loading
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Magnum N270
Specification
Environmental Conditions:
Operating temperature range +0°C 1 to +60°C in free air
Storage temperature range -20°C to +85°C
Dimensions:
146.5 x 101 mm
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Magnum N270
Precautions
General Precautions
Your Single Board Computer is susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges. In order to avoid damage,
you should work at an anti-static bench and observe normal anti-static precautions. Wear an anti-static wrist
strap connected to an earth point before opening any packaging.
Where a wrist strap is not available, discharge any static charge you may have built-up by touching an earth
point. Avoid any further movement that could build up another static charge. Touch an earth point from time to
time to avoid further build-up, and remove the items from their anti-static bags only when required
PS/2 Devices
It is important that PS/2 devices (mouse and keyboard) are not connected or disconnected with the unit powered
on. Damage or data corruption may occur if this precaution is not observed.
Electro-Static Discharges
If you are going to handle the unit, it is important to realise that the devices on the cards within this unit can be
damaged by static electricity, so take anti-static precautions. Bear in mind that the damage caused by static
electricity may vary from total destruction to partial damage, which may not be immediately obvious. This
could have an effect on the product's reliability and warranty. Ideally you should work at an anti-static bench
and wear an approved wrist strap or if that is not possible, touch a suitable ground to discharge any static build
up before touching the electronics. This should be repeated if the handling continues for any length of time.
If it is necessary to remove a board or electronic assembly, place it into an anti-static bag. This will prevent any
static electricity build up damaging the board. Metallised bags are preferred. Do not use black anti-static bags
for any item containing a battery because these tend to be conductive and will discharge the battery.
On-Board Battery
The processor board is fitted with a Lithium battery. Great care should be taken with this type of battery. If the
battery is mistreated in any way there is a very real possibility of fire, explosion, and personal harm. Under NO
circumstances should it be short-circuited, exposed to temperatures in excess of 100 °C or burnt, immersed in
water, recharged or disassembled.
Expired batteries remain hazardous and must be disposed of in a safe manner, according to local regulations.
Le panneau de processeur est équipé d’une batterie de lithium. Le grand soin devrait être pris avec ce type de
batterie. Si la batterie est mistreated il y a de dans de toute façon un possibility très vrai du feu, d’expolosion et
de mal personnel. Dans au cunes circonstances il est sous peu circuité, exposé aux températures au dessus de
100 degrés de centrigrade ou brûlé, immergé dans l’eau, rechargée ou dissassambled.
Les batteries expirées restent dazaedous et doivent être reejetées d’une façon sûre, selon des règlements locaux.
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Magnum N270
Precautions
BIOS & CMOS Memory
Please be aware that with personal computer products, it is possible to create configurations within the CMOS
memory that make booting impossible. If this should happen, clear the CMOS settings; (see the description of
the Jumper Settings for details).
Electromagnetic Compatibility
This product meets the requirements of the European EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and is eligible to bear the
CE mark.
It has been assessed operating in a Blue Chip Technology Industrial PC. However, because the board can be
installed in a variety of computers, certain conditions have to be applied to ensure that the compatibility is
maintained. Subject to those conditions, it meets the requirements for an industrial environment (Class A
product).
The board must be installed in a computer system chassis that provides screening suitable for an
industrial environment.
Any recommendations made by the computer system manufacturer/supplier must be complied with
regarding earthing and the installation of boards.
Connector bodies on the computer board and associated cables must be securely connected to the
enclosure.
The external cabling to boards causes most EMC problems. It is recommended that screened cable is
used as much as possible and that the screen of the cable connects to the metal end bracket of the board
or the enclosure and hence to earth. It is recommended that round, screened cables with a braided wire
screen are used in preference to those with a foil screen and drain wire. Use metal connector shells that
connect around the full circumference of the cable screen: they are far superior to those that earth the
screen by a simple “pig-tail”.
The keyboard and mouse will play an important part in the compatibility of the processor card since
they are ports into the board. Similarly, they will affect the compatibility of the complete system. Fully
compatible peripherals must be used otherwise the complete system could be degraded. PS/2 keyboards
and mice in particular can prove susceptible in high noise environments; under these circumstances it
may be beneficial to add a ferrite clamp on the leads as close as possible to the connector. A suitable
type is the Chomerics type H8FE-1004-AS.
USB cables should be high quality screened types.
Ensure that the screens of any external cables are bonded to a good RF earth at the remote end of the
cable.
Failure to observe these recommendations may invalidate the EMC compliance.
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Magnum N270
Quick Start
Quick Start
The following sections explain how to install your Magnum N270 computer board.
First ensure that you are familiar with the contents of the section "Precautions". It contains important
information to avoid damage to the board.
Mount the computer board in a suitable chassis.
Note: it is important to ensure that the on-board connectors are attached to a suitable plate before attaching
external cables to prevent damage to the connectors
The following pictures show the Magnum N270 mounted in the Blue Chip technology Vario A1 chassis
Connect the display to the VGA connector, and connect any other signals, e.g. LAN. Connect a PS/2 mouse and
keyboard to the unit. Connect the power lead to a suitable AC power source.
Press the 'Power On' button and check that the unit boots up.
The section "Software Configuration" contains details for the common operating systems.
Set up the required video display parameters.
If PS/2 mouse and keyboard are to be used and removed for normal operation, shut down the computer and
switch off the power before removing them.
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Magnum N270
Installation
External Connections
Figure 1: External Connections
Internal Connections
Figure 2: Internal Connectors
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Magnum N270
Installation
Jumpers
The processor board used in the MAGNUM N270 PC is largely free of selection jumpers. Most settings are
controlled from the BIOS, and stored in the CMOS memory.
Figure 3: Jumper Locations
Only the following jumpers are significant.
CMOS Clear
To clear the CMOS memory, first switch off the PC power, then locate the 3-pin header labelled ‘CLRTC’ on
the processor board which is beside the battery connector. Remove the link shorting pins 1 and 2, and place it on
pins 2 and 3 for about 5 - 10 seconds. Remove the link and replace it in its original position. The CMOS has
now been cleared and the BIOS will be reset to the default settings.
Having no link fitted is an invalid option.
Figure 4: CMOS Jumper
JAT Power
The JAT jumper determines AT (automatic power ON when power applied) or ATX (power on by front panel
switch) operation
JAT
Mode
Open
ATX Mode
Short
AT mode
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Magnum N270
Installation
2nd Serial Port
The second serial port can be configured as RS232, RS422 or RS485 via jumpers SP1 and
SP2.
Figure 5: Serial Port 2
SP1 and SP2 can be configured by connected the pins as follows
RS232
SP1
Pins 1-2
SP2
Pins1-3
Pins 2-4
Pins 7-9
Pins 8-10
RS422
Pins 5-6
Pins3-5
Pins 4-6
Pins 9-11
Pins 10-12
RS485
Pins 3-4
Pins3-5
Pins 4-6
Pins 9-11
Pins 10-12
VLCD
If used, the LVDS panel Voltage can be set here.
Pin
1
2
3
Description
VCC (5V)
LCDVCC
VCC3(3.3)
For example, for 5V panel operation, short PINs 1 and 2
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Magnum N270
Installation
Connectors
Front Panel (Utility) Connector
The front panel connector is wired as follows
Pin
Signal
IDE LED
1
HDLED+
3
HDLEDReset
5
Reset+
7
Reset9
n/c
Power Button
11
PWRBT+
13
PWRBT-
Pin
Signal
Power LED
2
PWRLED+
4
n/c
6
PWRLEDSpeaker
8
SPK+
10
n/c
12
n/c
14
SPK-
Figure 6: Front Panel
Power Connector
Figure 7: Power Connector
Power to the Magnum N270 is via the 4 way plug shown as DC_IN above.
Pin
1
2
3
4
Note: DC Input Range is 9V~24V
DC_IN Pin Description
Ground
Ground
+DC IN
+DC IN
The Magnum N270 provides on-board voltage regulation to provide +12V and +5V for items such as System
Fans and power to IDE/SATA HDD’s. This is via the DC_OUT Connector.
Pin
DC_OUT Pin Description
1
+12V (max current 3A)
2
Ground
3
Ground
4
+5V (max current 3A)
Please note the current limitation on these lines. If greater current is required, then and additional source of +5V
and +12V should be used
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Magnum N270
Installation
Serial Port COM2
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Description
DCD / 422TX- / 485TXD / 422RX+
GND
RTS
RI
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Description
RXD / 422TX+ / 485+
DTR / 422RXDSR
CTS
N/C
Figure 8: COM2
Note: Connector Type: 10-pin (5 x 2) 1.27mm x 2.54mm-pitch header
GPIO Interface
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
Description
Ground
GP0
GP1
GP2
GP3
VCC
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
12
Description
Ground
GP4
GP5
GP6
GP7
+12V
Figure 9: DIO
Note Connector Type 12-pin (6 x 2) 2.0mm-pitch header
USB
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Description
VCC
Data0Data0+
Ground
Ground
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Description
VCC
Data1Data1+
Ground
N/C
Figure 10: USB
Note Connector Type: 10-pin (5 x 2) 2.54mm-pitch header
Infra Red (IR)
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Description
VCC
N/C
IRRX
Ground
IRTX
Figure 11: IR
Note Connector type: 5-pin (5 x 1) 2.54mm-pitch header
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Magnum N270
Installation
Audio
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Description
LIN_L
LIN_R
MIC 2
N/C
FRONR
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Description
Ground
MIC 2
Ground
FRONTL
Ground
Figure 12: Audio
Note Connector Type: 10-pin (5 x 2) 2.0mm-pitch header
TV-Out Interface
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Description
GND
DACB2
GND
DACB3
N/C
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Description
DACB1
N/C
GND
N/C
N/C
Figure 13: HDTV
Note Connector Type: 10-pin (5 x 2) 2.54mm-pitch header
DVI Connector
Figure 14: DVI
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
Description
TX1+
Ground
TXC+
Ground
N/C
TX2+
Ground
TX0+
N/C
DDCDATA
GND
N/C
N/C
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
Description
TX1Ground
TXC_
PVDD
N/C
TX2Ground
TX0HPDET
DDCCLK
N/C
N/C
N/C
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Magnum N270
Installation
Note Connector Type: 26-pin (13 x 2) 2.00mm-pitch header
LVDS Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
CN_INV Description
+12V
GND
GND
GND
ENABKL
Figure 16: LVDS
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
Description
LCDVCC
GND
BTX0BTX0+
GND
BTX1BTX1+
GND
BTX2BTX2+
GND
N/C
N/C
GND
BCLKBCLK+
GND
N/C
N/C
N/C
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
Description
LCDVCC
GND
ATX0ATX0+
GND
ATX1ATX1+
GND
ATX2ATX2+
GND
ACLKACLK+
GND
N/C
N/C
GND
N/C
N/C
N/C
To use the LVDS connector you need the following components:
1.
2.
3.
4.
A panel with LVDS interface
An inverter for the panel’s backlight power
A LCD cable and Inverter cable
The BIOS setup correctly to support your Panel Type
Because every panel has its own pin assignment and connector type, a standard cable is not available, however,
check with Blue Chip technology Sales who may be able to supply a suitable Panel with pre-assembled cable.
The Magnum N270 can support a TTL type display via a custom interface module. Please contact Blue Chip
technology Sales for further details.
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Magnum N270
Installation
To support the chosen Panel, the correct LCD Type must be set in BIOS, as below
Figure 18: LCD Type
The LCD type can be set according to the table below
Single Channel
Type
Format
1
640 x 480
2
800 x 480
3
800 x 600
4
1024 x600
5
1024 x 768
6
1280 x 600
7
1280 x 768
8
1280 x 800
Type
9
Dual Channel
Format
1280 x 768
Fan Connectors
Pin
1
2
3
4
Description
Ground
+12V
Fan Speed Detect
Fan Control
Figure 19: CPU FAN
Pin
1
2
3
Description
Ground
+12V
Fan Speed Detect
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Magnum N270
Installation
Outline Drawing
Figure 7: outline dimensions
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Magnum N270
Software Configuration
Installing Operating Systems
Your MAGNUM N270 Small Form-Factor PC may have been supplied complete with a software operating
system, in which case the appropriate drivers will have been loaded.
If it has been supplied without an operating system, one must be loaded following the instructions supplied with
the software. It is then necessary to add driver programs for the specific hardware of the motherboard and any
additional expansion cards. The manner in which the drivers are loaded will vary depending upon the actual
operating system used. Details follow for Microsoft XP.
Note: The Magnum N270 is used in the Blue Chip Technology Vario A1 product, so the drivers can be found in
the directory structure for this product
Microsoft XP
To install the drivers for Windows XP, you can either follow the guided install from the Blue Chip Technology
Support CD or manually install in order as follows.
To install, go to the following directory on the Support CD
Drivers\Signage\Vario A1
Chipset
This update must be applied before installing any other drivers
Run 1_infinst.exe
Video
Run 2_video.exe
LAN
Run 3_lan.exe
Audio Drivers
Run 4_audio.exe
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Magnum N270
Software Configuration
Software Watchdog
The Magnum N270 has a built in Watchdog Timer. The Watchdog Timer (WDT) is a special hardware device
that monitors the computer system during normal operation. The WDT has a clock circuit that counts down
from a set number to zero. If a monitored item occurs before that timer reaches zero, the WDT resets and counts
down again. If for some reason the monitored item doesn’t occur before the timer reaches zero, the WDT
performs an action, such as a diagnostic operation (rebooting the computer) or generate an NMI. which can reset
the computer in cases where the System hangs or it stops working.
The timer can be initiated in BIOS or by software when the system boots. To initiate the Timer in BIOS
navigate to the Integrated Peripherals page
The Watchdog can be controlled by software program in the following manner
Address Port: 2Eh
87h
87h
07h
30h
F5h
F6h
Watchdog Configuration
Description
Unlock WDT
“
Select Logic Device
Activate WDT
Set Second or minute: N=00h (second) N=08h (minute)
Set base timer as below
Watchdog counts down
Reset Timer
If Timer not reset, then WDT Timeout
Disable WDT
Data Port: 2Fh
08h
01h
N
M
F6h
M
30
00
M=
00h
01h
02h
......
FFh
N=00h
Time out Disable
Time out occurs after 1 second
Time out occurs after 2 seconds
......
Time out occurs after 255 seconds
M=08h
Time out Disable
Time out occurs after 1 minute
Time out occurs after 2 minutes
......
Time out occurs after 255 minutes
Example (C):
The following example sets up the watchdog time to 5 minutes.
1. outportb(0x2e,0x87);
2. outportb(0x2e,0x87);
3. outportb(0x2e,0x07);
4. outportb(0x2f,0x08);
5. outportb(0x2e,0x30);
6. outportb(0x2f,0x01);
7. outportb(0x2e,0xF5);
8. outportb(0x2f,0x08);
9. outportb(0x2e,0xF6);
10. outportb(0x2f,0x05);
...
xx. outportb(0x2e,0xF6);
yy. outportb(0x2f,0x05);
...
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Magnum N270
BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup
To enter the BIOS Setup pages, press <DEL> during Power-On-Self-Test (POST).
If you have made any changes to the BIOS Setup which you think may be causing you problems, then when you
enter the BIOS Setup pages select LOAD Optimal Defaults to load the default BIOS settings.
If your BIOS needs to be updated for any reason, please check the Blue Chip Technology Website
www.bluechiptechnology.co.uk to see if there is a later BIOS, or alternatively contact Technical Support
Please note that, the motherboard and BIOS used in the Magnum N270, has more options and functionality than
is supported by the chassis
Main Menu
The main menu allows you to select from a list of setup functions together with two exit choices. Use the arrow
keys to select a specific item and press <Enter> to go to the sub-menu. Each item in the main menu is explained
below:
Standard CMOS Feature
This page displays the basic system configuration, such as system date, time and drive information. They all can
be viewed or set up through this menu.
Advanced BIOS Features
The advanced system features can be set up through this menu, including boot up settings and nboot device
Priority.
Advanced Chipset Features
The menu offers settings to control BIOS cache options as well as VGA settings, display type and TV Format.
Integrated Peripherals
All onboard peripherals can be set up through this menu. There are IDE devices, Super I/O devices such as
Serial I/O and other USB devices... etc.
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BIOS Setup
Power Management Setup
All the items related with power saving function features can be set up through this menu.
PnP/PCI Configurations
This menu offers options to assign resources.
PC Health Status
This setup enables you to read temperatures and voltages of your CPU/System.
Frequency/Voltage Control
This menu is used for enabling Spread Specturm.
Load Fail-Safe/Optimal Defaults
These settings can be loaded through these two menu options.
Save & Exit Setup
Save setting values to CMOS and exit.
Exit Without Saving
Do not change anything and exit the setup.
CMOS Features
This sub-menu is used to set up the standard BIOS features, such as the date, time, drive and so on. Use the
arrow up/down keys to select an item, then use the <+> or <-> keys to change the setting.
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BIOS Setup
Advanced BIOS Features
The important settings in this page are quick and quiet boot, as well as the Boot Order
When Enabled, Quick Power On Self Test allows BIOS to skip certain tests during POST to speed boot time
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BIOS Setup
Advanced Chipset Features
Options include being able to set the video memory size (the portion of Physical memory reserved for Video)
For instance, if the unit has 512MB of Physical RAM fitted, and the DVMT memory size is set to 224MB, then
this will leave only 288MB of Physical memory left for use by the operating system
The only Sub-menu is
This menu allows the on –board Ethernet port to be enabled or disabled
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BIOS Setup
Integrated Peripherals
This Menu allows access to sub-menus to setup Drive options, control USB settings, Serial Port addressing
The menu also provides the ability to enable/disable PXE boot and the on-board Watchdog timer
The USB Device settings page provides configuration options for USB2 as well as legacy USB devices
The Important setting in the Super IO page is Power On After power Fail. When set to ON, the unit will always
turn on when power is applied to the unit
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BIOS Setup
The Watch Dog Timer Select option allows setting a time out period
The Onchip IDE Page provides options for how the IDE ports are configured. These will be configured at time
of manufacture and the user should not need to change any of these settings
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BIOS Setup
Power Management Setup
This menu allows various options for controlling the power conditions of the Magnum N270.
Wake On LAN functionality can be turned on by Enabling the Wake-up By PCI Card setting
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BIOS Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
As there are no expansion options on the Magnum N270, there is no need to change of these settings
PC Health Status
This menu displays temperature and voltage details which can be used to identify if the unit is operating out of
specification.
The Warning Temperature can be set to provide warning information if the CPU temperature exceeds the set
value. The Shut Down temperature, in conjunction with an ACPI OS, can be used to automatically shut down
the system if the CPU temperature is exceeded.
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Maintenance
Maintenance
After a period of several years, it may be necessary to replace the battery on the processor board, if it cannot
maintain the CMOS memory whilst the AC power is disconnected.
Replacing the Battery
The processor board includes a small 3V lithium battery (type CR-2032) to retain the BIOS settings in the
CMOS memory. Before attempting to replace the battery, please read the precautions detailed in the
introductory section. Remember that even discharged batteries can present a real personnel hazard if mistreated.
Do NOT under any circumstances try to remove the battery with metallic tools (pliers, tweezers etc.). They will
short out the battery with possible disastrous results.
Replace the battery by one of the same type, and that the clip is fully engaged. When the battery has been
replaced, the BIOS settings will revert to their default settings. Reset them as necessary to suit your application.
Fuses
There are no user-serviceable or replaceable fuses within the unit.
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History
Amendment History
Issue Level
Issue Date
Author
Amendment Details
1.0
11/06/2010
LW
1.1
07/09/2010
TMCK
1.2
20/09/2010
TMCK
First Release
New common BCT layout and Updated Reference to
ensuring connectors are suitably supported
Corrected Rev B LVDS layout
Contact Details
Blue Chip Technology Ltd.
Chowley Oak
Tattenhall
Chester
CH3 9EX
U.K.
Telephone: +44 (0)1829 772000
Facsimile: +44 (0)1829 772001
www.bluechiptechnology.co.uk
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Technical Support
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