User Manual
ARK-1124
Fanless Embedded Box PC
Attention!
Please note:
This package contains a hard-copy user manual in Chinese for China CCC certification purposes, and there is an English user manual included as a PDF file on the
website. Please disregard the Chinese hard copy user manual if the product is not to
be sold and/or installed in China.
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Copyright
The documentation and the software included with this product are copyrighted 2017
by Advantech Co., Ltd. All rights are reserved. Advantech Co., Ltd. reserves the right
to make improvements in the products described in this manual at any time without
notice.
No part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, translated or transmitted in any
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Information provided in this manual is intended to be accurate and reliable. However,
Advantech Co., Ltd. assumes no responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements
of the rights of third parties, which may result from its use.
Acknowledgements
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November 2017
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Product Warranty (2 years)
Advantech warrants to you, the original purchaser, that each of its products will be
free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to any products which have been repaired or altered by
persons other than repair personnel authorized by Advantech, or which have been
subject to misuse, abuse, accident or improper installation. Advantech assumes no
liability under the terms of this warranty as a consequence of such events.
Because of Advantech’s high quality-control standards and rigorous testing, most of
our customers never need to use our repair service. If an Advantech product is defective, it will be repaired or replaced at no charge during the warranty period. For outof-warranty repairs, you will be billed according to the cost of replacement materials,
service time and freight. Please consult your dealer for more details.
If you think you have a defective product, follow these steps:
1. Collect all the information about the problem encountered. (For example, CPU
speed, Advantech products used, other hardware and software used, etc.) Note
anything abnormal and list any onscreen messages you get when the problem
occurs.
2. Call your dealer and describe the problem. Please have your manual, product,
and any helpful information readily available.
3. If your product is diagnosed as defective, obtain an RMA (return merchandise
authorization) number from your dealer. This allows us to process your return
more quickly.
4. Carefully pack the defective product, a fully-completed Repair and Replacement
Order Card and a photocopy proof of purchase date (such as your sales receipt)
in a shippable container. A product returned without proof of the purchase date
is not eligible for warranty service.
5. Write the RMA number visibly on the outside of the package and ship it prepaid
to your dealer.
Declaration of Conformity
FCC Class B
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, 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:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and 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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Technical Support and Assistance
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2.
Visit the Advantech web site at www.advantech.com/support where you can find
the latest information about the product.
Contact your distributor, sales representative, or Advantech's customer service
center for technical support if you need additional assistance. Please have the
following information ready before you call:
– Product name and serial number
– Description of your peripheral attachments
– Description of your software (operating system, version, application software,
etc.)
– A complete description of the problem
– The exact wording of any error messages
Warnings, Cautions and Notes
Warning! Warnings indicate conditions, which if not observed, can cause personal
injury!
Caution! Cautions are included to help you avoid damaging hardware or losing
data.
There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed.
Do not attempt to recharge, force open, or heat the battery. Replace the
battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
Note!
Notes provide optional additional information.
Packing List
Before installation, please ensure the following items have been shipped:
 1 x ARK-1124 unit
 1 x Registration and 2 years warranty card
 1 x China RoHS
 1 x 12V Power Adaptor
 1 x Utility CD
 1 x Simplified Chinese manual
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Ordering Information
Model Number
Description
ARK-1124C-S1A1E
Intel Atom N3350 DC 1.1GHz w/VGA, four COM, one GbE LAN
ARK-1124U-S1A1E
Intel Atom N3350 DC 1.1GHz w/VGA, four USB3.0, dual GbE LAN
ARK-1124H-S6A1E
Intel Atom E3940 QC 1.6GHz w/dual HDMI , four USB 3.0, dual GbE
LAN
Optional Accessories
For ARK-1124
Part Number
Description
MOS-2220-Z1101E
High Speed COM module, 1-Ch, USB I/F
MOS-1120Y-0201E
Isolated RS-232, 2-Ch, DB9, PCIe I/F
MOS-1120Y-1401E
Non-Isolated RS-232, DB37, 4-Ch, PCIe I/F
MOS-1121Y-0201E
Isolated RS-422/485, 2-Ch, DB9, PCIe I/F
MOS-1121Y-1401E
Non-Isolated RS-422/485, DB37, 4-Ch, PCIe I/F
MOS-2120-Z1101E
Giga LAN Ethernet module, 1-Ch, PCIe I/F
MOS-2220-X1101E
Parallel LPT module, 1-Ch, USB I/F
MOS-1130Y-0201E
Isolated CANBus, 2-Ch, DB9, PCIe I/F
MOS-2230-Z1201E
CANBus module, 2-Ch, USB I/F
MOS-1110Y-0101E
Isolated 16 DI/8 DO, 1-Ch, DB37, PCIe I/F
MOS-2110Z-1201E
USB module, 2-Ch, PCIe Interface I/F
AMO-1101
2nd Layer, iDoor Expansion Kit
AMO-P011
12V-24V Power Module kit
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Safety Instructions
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Please read these safety instructions carefully.
Please keep this User’s Manual for later reference.
Please disconnect this equipment from AC outlet before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth. Don’t use liquid or sprayed detergent for cleaning. Use moisture sheet or
clothe for cleaning.
For pluggable equipment, the socket-outlet shall near the equipment and shall
be easily accessible.
Please keep this equipment from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a reliable surface when install. A drop or fall could cause
injury.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protecting the
equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
Make sure the voltage of the power source when connecting the equipment to
the power outlet.
Place the power cord such a way that people cannot step on it. Do not place
anything over the power cord.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
If the equipment is not used for long time, disconnect the equipment from mains
to avoid being damaged by transient over-voltage.
Never pour any liquid into ventilation openings; this could cause fire or electrical
shock.
Never open the equipment. For safety reasons, only qualified service personnel
should open the equipment.
If one of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:
The power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment does not work well, or you cannot get it to work according to
the user's manual.
The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
The equipment has obvious signs of breakage.
Do not leave this equipment in an environment where the storage temperature
may go below -40° C (-40° F) or above 85° C (185° F). This could damage the
equipment. the equipment should be in a controlled environment.
Caution: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with
the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer, discard used
batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
The sound pressure level at the operator's position according to IEC 704-1:1982
is no more than 70 dB (A).
RESTRICTED ACCESS AREA: The equipment should only be installed in a
Restricted Access Area.
DISCLAIMER: This set of instructions is given according to IEC 704-1. Advantech disclaims all responsibility for the accuracy of any statements contained
herein.
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Contents
Chapter
1
General Introduction ...........................1
1.1
1.2
Introduction ............................................................................................... 2
Product Features....................................................................................... 3
1.2.1 General ......................................................................................... 3
1.2.2 Display .......................................................................................... 3
1.2.3 Ethernet ........................................................................................ 3
Chipset ...................................................................................................... 4
1.3.1 Functional Specification ................................................................ 4
1.3.2 WISE-PaSS/RMM......................................................................... 5
Mechanical Specifications......................................................................... 5
1.4.1 ARK-1124C Dimensions ............................................................... 5
Figure 1.1 ARK-1124C Mechanical dimension drawing .............. 5
1.4.2 ARK-1124U Dimensions ............................................................... 6
Figure 1.2 ARK-1124U Dimensions............................................. 6
1.4.3 ARK-1124H Dimensions ............................................................... 6
Figure 1.3 ARK-1124H Dimensions............................................. 6
1.4.4 Weight........................................................................................... 7
Power Requirement .................................................................................. 7
1.5.1 System Power............................................................................... 7
1.5.2 RTC Battery .................................................................................. 7
Environment Specification......................................................................... 8
1.6.1 Operating Temperature................................................................. 8
1.6.2 Relative Humidity .......................................................................... 8
1.6.3 Storage Temperature.................................................................... 8
1.6.4 Vibration during Operation ............................................................ 8
1.6.5 Shock during Operation ................................................................ 8
1.6.6 Safety............................................................................................ 8
1.6.7 EMC .............................................................................................. 8
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Chapter
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H/W Installation....................................9
2.1
2.2
Introduction ............................................................................................. 10
Jumpers .................................................................................................. 10
2.2.1 Jumper Description ..................................................................... 10
2.2.2 Jumper List ................................................................................. 11
Table 2.1: Jumper setting .......................................................... 11
2.2.3 Jumper Location ......................................................................... 11
Figure 2.1 Jumper Layout.......................................................... 11
2.2.4 Jumper Setting............................................................................ 11
ARK-1124 I/O Introduction ...................................................................... 12
Figure 2.2 ARK-1124C Front View ............................................ 12
Figure 2.3 ARK-1124C Rear View............................................. 12
Figure 2.4 ARK-1124U Front View ............................................ 12
Figure 2.5 ARK-1124U Rear View............................................. 13
Figure 2.6 ARK-1124H Front View ............................................ 13
Figure 2.7 ARK-1124H Rear View............................................. 13
ARK-1124H External I/O ......................................................................... 14
2.4.1 Power On/Off Button................................................................... 14
Figure 2.8 Power On/Off Button ................................................ 14
2.4.2 Power Input Connector ............................................................... 14
Figure 2.9 Power Input Connector............................................. 14
2.4.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN) .......................................................... 14
Figure 2.10Ethernet Connector (LAN) ........................................ 14
Table 2.2: Ethernet Connector (LAN)Pin Definition................... 14
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USB 3.0 Connector..................................................................... 15
Figure 2.11USB Connector ........................................................ 15
Table 2.3: USB Connector Pin Definition .................................. 15
2.4.5 Audio Connector ......................................................................... 16
Figure 2.12Audio Connector....................................................... 16
Table 2.4: Audio Connector Pin Definition ................................ 16
2.4.6 COM Connector.......................................................................... 16
Figure 2.13COM Connector ....................................................... 16
Table 2.5: COM Connector Pin Definition ................................. 16
2.4.7 HDMI Connector ......................................................................... 17
Figure 2.14HDMI Connector....................................................... 17
Table 2.6: HDMI Connector Pin Definition ................................ 17
2.4.8 HDD LED Indicators ................................................................... 17
Figure 2.15HDD LED Indicators ................................................. 17
2.4.9 Antenna Hole .............................................................................. 18
Figure 2.16Antenna Hole............................................................ 18
ARK-1124U External I/O Connector ....................................................... 18
2.5.1 Power On/Off Button................................................................... 18
Figure 2.17Power On/Off Button ................................................ 18
2.5.2 Power Input Connector ............................................................... 18
Figure 2.18Power Input Connector............................................. 18
2.5.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN) .......................................................... 18
Figure 2.19Ethernet Connector (LAN)........................................ 18
Table 2.7: Ethernet Connector (LAN)Pin Definition................... 18
2.5.4 USB Connector........................................................................... 19
Figure 2.20USB Connector ........................................................ 19
Table 2.8: USB Connector Pin Definition .................................. 19
2.5.5 Audio Connector ......................................................................... 20
Figure 2.21Audio Connector....................................................... 20
Table 2.9: Audio Connector Pin Definition ................................ 20
2.5.6 COM Connector.......................................................................... 20
Figure 2.22COM Connector ....................................................... 20
Table 2.10: COM Connector Pin Definition ................................. 20
2.5.7 VGA Connector........................................................................... 21
Figure 2.23VGA Connector ........................................................ 21
Table 2.11: VGA Connector Pin Definition .................................. 21
2.5.8 HDD LED Indicators ................................................................... 21
Figure 2.24HDD LED Indicators ................................................. 21
2.5.9 Antenna Hole .............................................................................. 22
Figure 2.25Antenna Hole............................................................ 22
ARK-1124C External I/O Connector ....................................................... 22
2.6.1 Power On/Off Button................................................................... 22
Figure 2.26Power On/Off Button ................................................ 22
2.6.2 Power Input Connector ............................................................... 22
Figure 2.27Power Input Connector............................................. 22
2.6.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN) .......................................................... 22
Figure 2.28Ethernet Connector (LAN)........................................ 22
Table 2.12: Ethernet Connector (LAN)Pin Definition................... 22
2.6.4 USB Connector........................................................................... 23
Figure 2.29USB Connector ........................................................ 23
Table 2.13: USB Connector Pin Definition .................................. 23
2.6.5 Audio Connector ......................................................................... 24
Figure 2.30Audio Connector....................................................... 24
Table 2.14: Audio Connector Pin Definition ................................ 24
2.6.6 COM Connector.......................................................................... 24
Figure 2.31COM Connector ....................................................... 24
Table 2.15: COM Connector Pin Definition ................................. 24
2.6.7 VGA Connector........................................................................... 25
Figure 2.32VGA Connector ........................................................ 25
Table 2.16: VGA Connector Pin Definition .................................. 25
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HDD LED Indicator ..................................................................... 25
Figure 2.33HDD LED Indicators ................................................. 25
2.6.9 Antenna Hole .............................................................................. 26
Figure 2.34Antenna Hole............................................................ 26
Installation ............................................................................................... 26
2.7.1 HDD/SSD Installation.................................................................. 26
2.7.2 RAM Installation.......................................................................... 28
2.7.3 M.2 Module Installation ............................................................... 29
2.7.4 mSATA Installation: .................................................................... 30
2.7.5 iDoor Module (AMO-1101) Installation (Option).......................... 31
2.7.6 Power Module (AMO-P011) Installation (Option)........................ 33
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BIOS Settings.....................................35
3.1
BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 36
Figure 3.1 Setup program initial screen..................................... 36
Entering Setup ........................................................................................ 37
3.2.1 Main Setup.................................................................................. 37
Figure 3.2 Main setup screen .................................................... 37
3.2.2 Advanced BIOS Features Setup................................................. 38
Figure 3.3 Advanced BIOS features setup screen .................... 38
Figure 3.4 Driver Health Status screen...................................... 39
Figure 3.5 ACPI Setting ............................................................. 39
Figure 3.6 First Serial Port Configuration(SCH3114) ................ 40
Figure 3.7 Second Serial Port Configuration(SCH3106) ........... 42
Figure 3.8 Serial Port Settings (Port3)....................................... 42
Figure 3.9 Intel Fast Flash Standby........................................... 46
Figure 3.10CPU Power Management Settings........................... 47
Figure 3.11Network Configuration Settings ................................ 48
Figure 3.12CSM Configuration Settings ..................................... 49
Figure 3.13Security Configuration Settings ................................ 51
Figure 3.14RC ACPI Settings ..................................................... 52
3.2.3 Chipset Configuration ................................................................. 53
Figure 3.15Chipset Configuration ............................................... 53
Figure 3.16North Bridge Configuration ....................................... 54
Figure 3.17South Bridge Configuration ...................................... 54
Figure 3.18Uncore Configuration................................................ 55
Figure 3.19South Cluster Configuration ..................................... 56
Figure 3.20HD-Audio Configuration Settings.............................. 57
Figure 3.21PCI Express Configuration (ARK-1124C)................. 58
Figure 3.22PCI Express Configuration (ARK-1124U/ARK-1124H)
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Figure 3.23PCI Express Configuration Settings ......................... 60
Figure 3.24SATA Drives Settings ............................................... 61
Figure 3.25USB Configuration Settings...................................... 62
Figure 3.26Miscellaneous Configuration Settings ...................... 63
3.2.4 Security ....................................................................................... 64
Figure 3.27Security Settings....................................................... 64
3.2.5 Boot............................................................................................. 65
3.2.6 Save & Exit ................................................................................. 66
Figure 3.28Save & Exit ............................................................... 66
3.2
Appendix A
Watchdog Timer Sample Code.........67
A.1
Watchdog Timer Sample Code ............................................................... 68
Appendix B
SUSI API Introduction .......................71
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SUSI API Introduction ............................................................................. 72
B.1.1 The Watchdog API...................................................................... 72
B.1.2 The Hardware Monitor API ......................................................... 72
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Chapter
1
1
General Introduction
This chapter gives background
information on ARK-1124 series.
1.1 Introduction
ARK-1124 is a palm-sized, modular and multifunctional fanless embedded system. A
fully modular design, ARK-1124 supports easy I/O switching with optional iDoor modules and power board expansions, which let customer change system configuration
by demand. ARK-1124 is a design ready platform which is targeted in market like
Machine Automation, Equipment Integration, KIOSK, and Edge Computing.
Palm Size & Multifunctional Design
ARK-1124 powers by Intel® Celeron® N3350 /Atom™ E3940 processor to offer high
performance in low power consumption. And its palm size dimension let user install in
space limited environment.
ARK-1124 provides a selection of I/O ports for different application by model. ARK1124C supports up to 4 COM port which is suitable for automation ; ARK-1124U
offers 4 USB 3.0 , 2 GbE LAN , and 1 x M.2 for wireless module which is suitable for
data gateway; ARK-1124H provides 2 x 4K2K HDMI display and 4 USB 3.0, which is
suitable for kiosk or digital signage.
For ARK-1124, the default power input is 12V DC in, and supports an optional wide
range 12~24V power module with wide temperature operation of -20 to 60C.
ARK-1124 passes worldwide certification including CE/FCC, CB, UL, CCC and
BSMI.
Multiple Display Support
ARK-1124 supports up to two display types: VGA and HDMI. In ARK-1124H, system
offers two 4K2K HDMI displays, which support dual independent displays. In ARK1124C and ARK-1124U, system provides one VGA display up to 2048 x 1280
@60Hz. The graphic engine is DirectX 11.3, OpenGL 4.4, and OpenCL 2.1 Full AVC/
VC1/MPEG2 HW Decode.
Flexible I/O Selection – iDoor and ARK Plus module
ARK-1124 offers flexible I/O design, with ARK plus module, user can extend I/O or
power module based on demands.
User can install iDoor on ARK plus module to extend I/O like COM, USB, LAN, CANBus, etc. And also can use ARK plus module to add 12-24V power module to extend
power input range.
Built in Intelligent Management Tools - WISE-PaSS/RMM
Advantech WISE-PaSS/RMM provides a valuable suite of programmable APIs such
as multi-level watchdog, hardware monitor, system restore, and other user-friendly
interface. WISE-PaSS/RMM makes the whole system more reliable and more intelligent. ARK-1124 provides easy remote management so users can monitor, configure,
and control a large number of terminals to make maintenance and system recovery
simpler.
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1.2.1 General
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1.2.2 Display
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Controller: Intel® HD Graphics 500
Resolution:
– ARK-1124C/ARK-1124U: 1 x VGA, support up to 2048 x 1280 @ 60Hz
– ARK-1124H: 2 x HDMI 1.4b, support up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
Dual Display: ARK-1124H Only, HDMI + HDMI
1.2.3 Ethernet
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Chipset:
– LAN1 Intel i210
– LAN2 Intel i210
Speed: 1000 Mbps
Interface: 2 x RJ45
Standard: Compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3y,
IEEE 802.ab.
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CPU:
– Intel® Celeron® N3350 DC SoC 1.1GHz boost up to 2.4 GHz
– Intel Atom™ E3940 QC SoC 1.6GHz boost up to 1.8GHz
BIOS: AMI UEFI 64Mbit
System Memory: 1x DDR3L 1866MHz up to 8 GB
Watchdog Timer: Single chip Watchdog 255-level interval timer, setup by software
Series Port:
– ARK-1124C: 4 x RS-232/422/485
– ARK-1124U: 2 x RS-232/422/485
– ARK-1124H: 1 x RS-232/422/485
USB:
– ARK-1124C: 2 x USB 3.0
– ARK-1124U/ARK-1124H: 4 x USB 3.0
Audio: High Definition Audio (HD), Line out, Line-in
Storage:
– ARK-1124C/ARK-1124H: 1 x mSATA and 1 x high capacity 2.5”SATA HDD
(up to 9.5mm height)
– ARK-1124U: 1 x high capacity 2.5”SATA HDD (up to 9.5mm height)
Expansion Interface:
– Supports 1 x Full Size MiniPCIe with SIM holder on board
– Supports 1 x M.2 (E-Key) in ARK-1124U and ARK-1124H
– Supports 1 x ARK Plus expansion (by 2nd layer)
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1.2 Product Features
1.3 Chipset
1.3.1 Functional Specification
1.3.1.1 Processor
Processor
Intel® Celeron® N3350 DC SoC 1.1GHz boost up to 2.4 GHz
Intel Atom™ E3940 QC SoC 1.6GHz boost up to 1.8GHz
Memory
Supports DDR3L 1866MHz up to 8GB
1 x 204-pin SODIMM socket type
1.3.1.2 Chipset
Internal Graphics Features
Video Accelerator
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DirectX 11.3, OpenGL 4.4
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Display Ports VGA, HDMI (HDMI 1.4a)
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H/W accelerated video decode
Video decoder: AVC/VC1/MPEG2 HW Decode
Supports DVD, Blu-ray, and HD video
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Supports several optional sections of Serial ATA II: Extensions to
Serial ATA 1.0 Specification, Revision 1.0
Supports SATA transfers to 300 Mbytes/sec.
Support mSATA socket (ARK-1124C/ARK-1124H)
USB Interface
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USB host interface with support up to 4 USB 3.0 ports
All ports are High-Speed, Full-Speed, and Low-Speed capable
Supports legacy keyboard/mouse software
BIOS
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UEFI 64Mbit
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SATA Interface
1.3.1.3 Others
Serial ports
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ARK-1124C support 4x RS-232/422/485 , support auto-flow control.
ARK-1124U support 2xRS-232/422/485 , support auto-flow control.
ARK-1124H support 1xRS-232/422/485 , support auto-flow control.
COM connector: D-SUB CON. 9P
Ethernet
LAN1 Intel i210, LAN2 Intel i210
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Compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3y,
IEEE 802.ab.
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Supports 10/100/1000 Mbps.
LAN Connectors: Phone Jack RJ45 8P 90D(F)
Audio
Audio Codec: Realtek ALC888S:
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Compliant with HD Audio specifications
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Supports 16/20/24-bit DAC and 16/20/24-bit ADC resolution
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Supports: Line-out, Line-in
Audio Connectors: Ear Phone Jack * 2
Battery backup 
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4
Supported
Watchdog timer
Multi Level WDT
Programmable 1-255 sec / min
Hardware monitor
CPU Temperature / input Current / input Voltage
Power saving
Deep sleep S5 mode
System information
Running HR / Boot record
General Introduction
Sequence control
1.4 Mechanical Specifications
1.4.1 ARK-1124C Dimensions
133[5.24] x 46.4 [1.83] x 94.2 [3.71] Unit: mm [Inch]
Figure 1.1 ARK-1124C Mechanical dimension drawing
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133[5.24] x 46.4 [1.83] x 94.2 [3.71] Unit: mm [Inch]
Figure 1.2 ARK-1124U Dimensions
1.4.3 ARK-1124H Dimensions
133[5.24] x 46.4 [1.83] x 94.2 [3.71]
Unit: mm [Inch]
Figure 1.3 ARK-1124H Dimensions
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1.4.4 Weight
0.7kg (1.55lb)
1.5 Power Requirement
1.5.1 System Power
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General Introduction
Minimum power input:
– ARK-1124C: DC 12V, 3A
– ARK-1124U/ARK-1124H: DC 12V, 5A
1.5.2 RTC Battery
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Lithium 3 V/210 mAH
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1.6.1 Operating Temperature


With Industrial Grade SSD/mSATA: -20 ~ 60° C (-4~140° F), with air flow,
speed=0.7 m/sec
With 2.5-inch hard disk 0 to 45° C (32~113° F), with air flow, speed=0.7 m/sec
1.6.2 Relative Humidity

95% @ 40° C (non-condensing)
1.6.3 Storage Temperature

-40 ~ 85° C (-40 ~ 185° F)
1.6.4 Vibration during Operation

When the system is equipped with SSD/mSATA: 3Grms, IEC 60068-2-64, random, 5 ~ 500 Hz, 1hr/axis, x,y,z 3 axes.
1.6.5 Shock during Operation

When the system is equipped with SSD/mSATA: 30G, IEC 60068-2-27, half
sine, 11 ms duration.
1.6.6 Safety

UL, CB, CCC, BSMI
1.6.7 EMC

CE, FCC, CCC, BSMI
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2
H/W Installation
This chapter introduces external
IO and the installation of ARK1124 hardware.
2.1 Introduction
The following sections show the internal jumpers settings and the external connector
pin assignments for application.
2.2 Jumpers
2.2.1 Jumper Description
You may configure ARK-1124 to match the needs of your application by setting jumpers. A jumper is a metal bridge used to close an electric circuit. It consists of two
metal pins and a small metal clip (often protected by a plastic cover) that slides over
the pins to connect them. To close a jumper, you connect the pins with the clip. To
open a jumper, you remove the clip. Sometimes a jumper will have three pins,
labeled 1, 2 and 3. In this case you would connect either pins 1 and 2, or 2 and 3.
open
closed
closed 2-3
The jumper settings are schematically depicted in this manual as follows.
1
2
open
1
2
closed
closed 2-3
A pair of needle-nose pliers may be helpful when working with jumpers. If you have
any doubts about the best hardware configuration for your application, contact your
local distributor or sales representative before you make any changes. Generally, you
simply need a standard cable to make most connections.
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2.2.2 Jumper List
Table 2.1: Jumper setting
J1
Auto Power On Setting
2.2.3 Jumper Location
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Figure 2.1 Jumper Layout
2.2.4 Jumper Setting
On the Motherboard
J1
Auto Power On Setting
Part Number
1653003260
Footprint
HD_3x2P_79
Description
PIN HEADER 3x2P 2.0mm 180D(M) SMD SOURCE PIN
Setting
Function
NL
Power On by power button (default)
(1-2)
+5V
(3-4)
+3.3V
(5-6)
AT Mode
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2.3 ARK-1124 I/O Introduction
ARK-1124C
Figure 2.2 ARK-1124C Front View
Figure 2.3 ARK-1124C Rear View
ARK-1124U
Figure 2.4 ARK-1124U Front View
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Figure 2.5 ARK-1124U Rear View
ARK-1124H
Figure 2.6 ARK-1124H Front View
Figure 2.7 ARK-1124H Rear View
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2.4 ARK-1124H External I/O
2.4.1 Power On/Off Button
ARK-1124H has a Power On/Off button with LED indicators on the front side that
show On status (Green LED) and Off/Suspend status (Orange LED). The Power button supports dual functions: Soft Power -On/Off (Instant off or Delay 4 Seconds then
off) and Suspend.
Figure 2.8 Power On/Off Button
2.4.2 Power Input Connector
ARK-1124H comes with a DC-Jack header that carries 12 VDC external power input.
Figure 2.9 Power Input Connector
2.4.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN)
ARK-1124H is equipped with two Ethernet controllers that are fully compliant with
IEEE 802.3u 10/100/1000 Mbps CSMA/CD standards. LAN1, LAN2 are all equipped
with i210 Ethernet controller. The Ethernet port provides a standard RJ-45 jack connector with LED indicators on the front side to show its Active/Link status (Green
LED) and Speed status (Yellow LED).
Figure 2.10 Ethernet Connector (LAN)
Table 2.2: Ethernet Connector (LAN)Pin Definition
Pin
10/100/1000 Mbps Signal Name
1
BI_DA+(GHz)
2
BI_DA-(GHz)
3
BI_DB+(GHz)
4
BI_DC+(GHz)
5
BI_DC-(GHz)
6
BI_DB-(GHz)
7
BI_DD+(GHz)
8
BI_DD-(GHz)
H3
GND
H4
GND
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ARK-1124H supports four USB3.0 interfaces, which provide complete Plug & Play
and hot swapping for up to 127 external devices. The USB interface complies with
USB UHCI, Rev. 3.0.
Please refer to Table. 2.3 for its pin assignments. USB 3.0 connectors contain legacy
pins to interface to USB 2.0 devices, and a new set of pins for USB 3.0 connectivity
(both sets reside in the same connector).
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Figure 2.11 USB Connector
Table 2.3: USB Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
+5V
2
D-_0
3
D+_0
4
GND
5
USB0_SSRX-
6
USB0_SSRX+
7
GND
8
USB0_SSTX-
9
USB0_SSTX+
10
+5V
11
D-_1
12
D+_1
13
GND
14
USB1_SSRX-
15
USB1_SSRX+
16
GND
17
USB1_SSTX-
18
USB1_SSTX+
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2.4.5 Audio Connector
ARK-1124H offers stereo audio ports by two phone jack connectors of Line Out, Lin
In. The audio chip is controlled by ALC888S, and it’s compliant with Azalea standard.
Figure 2.12 Audio Connector
Table 2.4: Audio Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
Line-out
2
Line-in
2.4.6 COM Connector
ARK-1124H provides one D-sub 9-pin connectors, which offers RS232/422/485 serial
communication interface ports. Default setting is RS-232, if you want to use RS-422/
485, you can find the BIOS manual to change setting.
Figure 2.13 COM Connector
Table 2.5: COM Connector Pin Definition
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Pin
Signal Name
1
DCD
Tx-
DATA-
2
RxD
Tx+
DATA+
3
TxD
Rx+
NC
4
DTR
Rx-
NC
5
GND
GND
GND
6
DSR
NC
NC
7
RTS
NC
NC
8
CTS
NC
NC
9
RI
NC
NC
NC represents “No Connection”.
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ARK-1124H offers two integrated 19-pin receptacle connector HDMI 1.4a interface.
The HDMI link supports resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30 Hz.
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Figure 2.14 HDMI Connector
Table 2.6: HDMI Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
HDMI_TX2+
2
GND
3
HDMI_TX2-
4
HDMI_TX1+
5
GND
6
HDMI_TX1-
7
HDMI_TX0+
8
GND
9
HDMI_TX0-
10
HDMI_CLK+
11
GND
12
HDMI_CLK-
13
NC
14
NC
15
HDMI_DCLK
16
HDMI_DDAT
17
GND
18
+V5_HDMI-HPD
19
DDP0_HPD
NC represents “No Connection”.
2.4.8 HDD LED Indicators
ARK-1124H provides one LED on the front panel that indicates HDD and compact
flash disk status.
Figure 2.15 HDD LED Indicators
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2.4.9 Antenna Hole
ARK-1124H reserves four antenna hole for wireless antenna installation. Each of
antenna hole mark “ANT” to let antenna hold easy to be recognized.
Figure 2.16 Antenna Hole
2.5 ARK-1124U External I/O Connector
2.5.1 Power On/Off Button
ARK-1124U has a Power On/Off button with LED indicators on the front side that
show On status (Green LED) and Off/Suspend status (Orange LED). The Power button supports dual functions: Soft Power -On/Off (Instant off or Delay 4 Seconds then
off) and Suspend.
Figure 2.17 Power On/Off Button
2.5.2 Power Input Connector
ARK-1124U comes with a DC-Jack header that carries 12 VDC external power input
Figure 2.18 Power Input Connector
2.5.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN)
ARK-1124U is equipped with two Ethernet controllers that are fully compliant with
IEEE 802.3u 10/100/1000 Mbps CSMA/CD standards. LAN1, LAN2 are all equipped
with i210 Ethernet controller. The Ethernet port provides a standard RJ-45 jack connector with LED indicators on the front side to show its Active/Link status (Green
LED) and Speed status (Yellow LED).
Figure 2.19 Ethernet Connector (LAN)
Table 2.7: Ethernet Connector (LAN)Pin Definition
Pin
10/100/1000 Mbps Signal Name
1
BI_DA+(GHz)
2
BI_DA-(GHz)
3
BI_DB+(GHz)
4
BI_DC+(GHz)
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5
BI_DC-(GHz)
6
BI_DB-(GHz)
7
BI_DD+(GHz)
8
BI_DD-(GHz)
H3
GND
H4
GND
ARK-1124U supports four USB3.0 interfaces, which provide complete Plug & Play
and hot swapping for up to 127 external devices. The USB interface complies with
USB UHCI, Rev. 3.0.
Please refer to Table. 2.8 for its pin assignments. USB 3.0 connectors contain legacy
pins to interface to USB 2.0 devices, and a new set of pins for USB 3.0 connectivity
(both sets reside in the same connector).
Figure 2.20 USB Connector
Table 2.8: USB Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
+5V
2
D-_0
3
D+_0
4
GND
5
USB0_SSRX-
6
USB0_SSRX+
7
GND
8
USB0_SSTX-
9
USB0_SSTX+
10
+5V
11
D-_1
12
D+_1
13
GND
14
USB1_SSRX-
15
USB1_SSRX+
16
GND
17
USB1_SSTX-
18
USB1_SSTX+
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2.5.4 USB Connector
2.5.5 Audio Connector
ARK-1124U offers stereo audio ports by two phone jack connectors of Line Out, Lin
In. The audio chip is controlled by ALC888S, and it’s compliant with Azalea standard.
Figure 2.21 Audio Connector
Table 2.9: Audio Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
Line-out
2
Line-in
2.5.6 COM Connector
ARK-1124U provides two D-sub 9-pin connectors, which offers RS232/422/485 serial
communication interface ports. Default setting is RS-232, if you want to use RS-422/
485, you can find the BIOS manual to change setting.
Figure 2.22 COM Connector
Table 2.10: COM Connector Pin Definition
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Pin
Signal Name
1
DCD
Tx-
DATA-
2
RxD
Tx+
DATA+
3
TxD
Rx+
NC
4
DTR
Rx-
NC
5
GND
GND
GND
6
DSR
NC
NC
7
RTS
NC
NC
8
CTS
NC
NC
9
RI
NC
NC
NC represents “No Connection”.
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ARK-1124U The ARK-1124U provides a high resolution VGA interface connected by
a D-sub 15- pin connector to support a VGA CRT monitor. It supports display resolutions of up to 2048 x 1280 @ 60Hz.
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Figure 2.23 VGA Connector
Table 2.11: VGA Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
VGA_z_R
2
VGA_z_G
3
VGA_z_B
4
VGA_z_SPC
5
GND
6
GND_RGB
7
GND_RGB
8
GND_RGB
9
+V5
10
GND
11
VGA_z_SPD
12
VGA_z_DDAT
13
VGA_z_HS
14
VGA_z_VS
15
VGA_z_DCLK
16
NC
17
NC
18
GND_IO
19
GND_IO
NC represents “No Connection”.
2.5.8 HDD LED Indicators
ARK-1124U provides one LED on the front panel that indicates HDD and compact
flash disk status.
Figure 2.24 HDD LED Indicators
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2.5.9 Antenna Hole
ARK-1124U reserves four antenna holes for wireless antenna installation. Each of
antenna hole mark “ANT” to let antenna hold easy to be recognized.
Figure 2.25 Antenna Hole
2.6 ARK-1124C External I/O Connector
2.6.1 Power On/Off Button
ARK-1124C has a Power On/Off button with LED indicators on the front side that
show On status (Green LED) and Off/Suspend status (Orange LED). The Power button supports dual functions: Soft Power -On/Off (Instant off or Delay 4 Seconds then
off) and Suspend.
Figure 2.26 Power On/Off Button
2.6.2 Power Input Connector
ARK-1124C comes with a DC-Jack header that carries 12 VDC external power input
Figure 2.27 Power Input Connector
2.6.3 Ethernet Connector (LAN)
ARK-1124C is equipped with one Ethernet controllers that are fully compliant with
IEEE 802.3u 10/100/1000 Mbps CSMA/CD standards. LAN1 is equipped with i210
Ethernet controller. The Ethernet port provides a standard RJ-45 jack connector with
LED indicators on the front side to show its Active/Link status (Green LED) and
Speed status (Yellow LED).
Figure 2.28 Ethernet Connector (LAN)
Table 2.12: Ethernet Connector (LAN)Pin Definition
Pin
10/100/1000 Mbps Signal Name
1
BI_DA+(GHz)
2
BI_DA-(GHz)
3
BI_DB+(GHz)
4
BI_DC+(GHz)
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Table 2.12: Ethernet Connector (LAN)Pin Definition
5
BI_DC-(GHz)
6
BI_DB-(GHz)
7
BI_DD+(GHz)
8
BI_DD-(GHz)
H3
GND
H4
GND
ARK-1124C supports two USB3.0 interface, which provide complete Plug & Play and
hot swapping for up to 127 external devices. The USB interface complies with USB
UHCI, Rev. 3.0.
Please refer to Table. 2.13 for its pin assignments. USB 3.0 connectors contain legacy pins to interface to USB 2.0 devices, and a new set of pins for USB 3.0 connectivity (both sets reside in the same connector).
Figure 2.29 USB Connector
Table 2.13: USB Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
+5V
2
D-_0
3
D+_0
4
GND
5
USB0_SSRX-
6
USB0_SSRX+
7
GND
8
USB0_SSTX-
9
USB0_SSTX+
10
+5V
11
D-_1
12
D+_1
13
GND
14
USB1_SSRX-
15
USB1_SSRX+
16
GND
17
USB1_SSTX-
18
USB1_SSTX+
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2.6.4 USB Connector
2.6.5 Audio Connector
ARK-1124C offers stereo audio ports by two phone jack connectors of Line_Out,
Lin_In. The audio chip is controlled by ALC888S, and it’s compliant with Azalea standard.
Figure 2.30 Audio Connector
Table 2.14: Audio Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
Line-out
2
Line-in
2.6.6 COM Connector
ARK-1124C provides four D-sub 9-pin connectors, which offers RS232/422/485
serial communication interface ports. Default setting is RS-232, if you want to use
RS-422/ 485, you can find the BIOS manual to change setting.
Figure 2.31 COM Connector
Table 2.15: COM Connector Pin Definition
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Pin
Signal Name
1
DCD
Tx-
DATA-
2
RxD
Tx+
DATA+
3
TxD
Rx+
NC
4
DTR
Rx-
NC
5
GND
GND
GND
6
DSR
NC
NC
7
RTS
NC
NC
8
CTS
NC
NC
9
RI
NC
NC
NC represents “No Connection”.
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The ARK-1124C provides a high resolution VGA interface connected by a D-sub 15pin connector to support a VGA CRT monitor. It supports display resolutions of up to
2048 x 1280 @ 60Hz.
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Figure 2.32 VGA Connector
Table 2.16: VGA Connector Pin Definition
Pin
Signal Name
1
VGA_z_R
2
VGA_z_G
3
VGA_z_B
4
VGA_z_SPC
5
GND
6
GND_RGB
7
GND_RGB
8
GND_RGB
9
+V5
10
GND
11
VGA_z_SPD
12
VGA_z_DDAT
13
VGA_z_HS
14
VGA_z_VS
15
VGA_z_DCLK
16
NC
17
NC
18
GND_IO
19
GND_IO
NC represents “No Connection”.
2.6.8 HDD LED Indicator
ARK-1124C provides one LED on the front panel that indicates HDD and compact
flash disk status.
Figure 2.33 HDD LED Indicators
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2.6.9 Antenna Hole
ARK-1124C reserves three antenna hole for wireless antenna installation. Each of
antenna hole mark “ANT” to let antenna hold easy to be recognized.
Figure 2.34 Antenna Hole
2.7 Installation
2.7.1 HDD/SSD Installation
1.
Remove the four screws on right and left side of ARK-1124.
2.
Remove the bottom cover.
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Remove the four snap rivets from the bottom cover.
4.
Secure 2.5" SATA HDD onto the bottom cover. The screws are in the accessory
box.
5.
Connect SATA signal and power cable to the 2.5" SATA HDD.
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6.
Replace the bottom cover and fasten the four screws back onto the system.
2.7.2 RAM Installation
1.
Unscrew the 4 screws on the top cover. (Please use the tool in the accessory
box.)
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Replace the top cover and screw four screws back.
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Remove the top cover and install the memory into the memory socket.
2.7.3 M.2 Module Installation
** Below installation is for ARK-1124H only. For ARK-1124U, we suggest to install by
CTOS due to complex installation.
1. Remove the four screws on right and left side of ARK-1124.
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Remove the bottom cover.
3.
Install M.2 module in M.2 slot and secure module.
4.
Replace the bottom cover and fasten the four screws back onto the system.
2.7.4 mSATA Installation:
For ARK-1124 series, we suggest to install mSATA by CTOS due to complex installation.
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Remove the four screws on both sides of ARK-1124.
2.
3.
Remove the bottom cover.
Install iDoor module on miniPCIe slot.
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Screw I/O plate of iDoor module on ARK Plus module (AMO-1101).
5.
Stack ARK plus module with system, and screw two screws each rear side.
6.
7.
Recover bottom cover, and screw two screws each rear side.
Finished.
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Screw power module with ARK Plus module (AMO-1101)
2.
Remove the four screws on both sides of ARK-1124.
3.
4.
Remove the bottom cover.
Connect power cable between power module and M/B.
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6.
7.
Stack ARK plus module with system, and screw two screws each rear side.
Recover bottom cover, and screw two screws each rear side.
Stick black Mylar on 12V DC print, and put DC jack cover on the hold in original
DC jack position.
8.
Finished.
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3
BIOS Settings
3
3.1 BIOS Setup
With the AMIBIOS setup program, you can modify BIOS settings and control the various system features. This chapter describes the basic navigation of the ARK-1124
BIOS setup screens.
Figure 3.1 Setup program initial screen
AMI's BIOS ROM has a built-in Setup program that allows users to modify the basic
system configuration. This information is stored in flash ROM so it retains the Setup
information when the power is turned off.
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Turn on the computer and then press <F2> or <DEL> to enter Setup menu.
3.2.1 Main Setup
Figure 3.2 Main setup screen
The Main BIOS setup screen has two main frames. The left frame displays all the
options that can be configured. Grayed-out options cannot be configured; options in
blue can. The right frame displays the key legend.
Above the key legend is an area reserved for a text message. When an option is
selected in the left frame, it is highlighted in white. Often a text message will accompany it.
 System date / System time
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or
System Date using the <Arrow> keys. Enter new values through the keyboard.
Press the <Tab> key or the <Arrow> keys to move between fields. The date
must be entered in MM/DD/YY format. The time must be entered in HH:MM:SS
format.
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When users first enter the BIOS Setup Utility, users will enter the Main setup screen.
Users can always return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab. There
are two Main Setup options. They are described in this section. The Main BIOS
Setup screen is shown below.
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3.2 Entering Setup
3.2.2 Advanced BIOS Features Setup
Select the Advanced tab from the ARK-1124 setup screen to enter the Advanced
BIOS Setup screen. You can select any of the items in the left frame of the screen,
such as CPU Configuration, to go to the sub menu for that item. You can display an
Advanced BIOS Setup option by highlighting it using the <Arrow> keys. All Advanced
BIOS Setup options are described in this section. The Advanced BIOS Setup
screens are shown below. The sub menus are described on the following pages.
Figure 3.3 Advanced BIOS features setup screen
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3.2.2.1 Driver Health
BIOS Settings
Figure 3.4 Driver Health Status screen
Provides Health Status for the Drivers/Controllers.
3.2.2.2 ACPI Settings
Figure 3.5 ACPI Setting
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
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
This item allows users to enable or disable BIOS ACPI auto configuration.
Enable Hibernation
This item allows users to enable or disable hibernation.
ACPI Sleep State
This item allows users to set the ACPI sleep state.
Lock Legacy Resources
This item allows users to lock legacy device resources.
3.2.2.3 Super I/O Configuration

First Super I/O Configuration (SCH3114)
Figure 3.6 First Serial Port Configuration(SCH3114)
– Serial Port 1 Configuration
Set Parameters of Serial Port 1 (COMA).
– Serial Port 2 Configuration
Set Parameters of Serial Port 2 (COMB).
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– Serial Port
Enable or Disable Serial Port (COM).
– Change Settings
Select an optimal settings for Super IO Device.
– Choose Serial Port Mode
Change the Serial Port Mode.
– RS485 AUTO FLOW
Enable or Disable RS485 AUTO FLOW
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Second Super I/O Configuration (SCH3106)
Figure 3.7 Second Serial Port Configuration(SCH3106)
– Serial Port 3 Configuration
Set Parameters of Serial Port 3 (COMA2).
– Serial Port 4 Configuration
Set Parameters of Serial Port 4 (COMB2).
Figure 3.8 Serial Port Settings (Port3)
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– Serial Port
Enable or Disable Serial Port (COM).
– Change Settings
Select an optimal settings for Super IO Device.
– Choose Serial Port Mode
Change the Serial Port Mode.
– RS485 AUTO FLOW
Enable or Disable RS485 AUTO FLOW
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BIOS Settings
3.2.2.4 Hardware Monitor
Pc Health Status
This page displays all the information about system Temperature/Voltage.
Watch Dog Timer
Enabled or Disabled Watch Dog Timer function (Start before boot to OS and
must stop by self).
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
Wake system with Fixed Time
Enable or disable System wake on alarm event. Selecting FixedTime, system
will wake on the hr:min:sec specified. Selecting DynamicTime, System will wake
on the current time + Increase minute(s).
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3.2.2.6 Serial Port Console Redirection
BIOS Settings



Console Redirection
This item allows users to enable or disable console redirection for Microsoft
Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS).
Legacy Console Redirection
This item allows users to configuration Legacy Serial Redirection Port
Console Redirection
This item allows users to configuration console redirection detail settings.
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Figure 3.9 Intel Fast Flash Standby
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CPU Configuration
Socket specific CPU Information.
CPU Power Management
CPU Power Management options.
Active Processor Cores
Number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When enabled, a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided
by Vanderpool Technology.
Monitor Mwait
Enable/Disable Monitor Mwait.
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BIOS Settings
Figure 3.10 CPU Power Management Settings
– EIST
Enable/Disable Intel SpeedStep.
– Turbo mode
Turbo Mode.
– C-States
Enable/Disable C States.
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Figure 3.11 Network Configuration Settings
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Network Stack
Enable/Disable UEFI Network Stack.
Ipv4 PXE Support
Enable Ipv4 PXE Boot Support. If disabled IPV4 PXE boot option will not be created.
Ipv4 HTTP Support
Enable Ipv4 HTTP Boot Support. If disabled IPV4 HTTP boot option will not be
created.
PXE boot wait time
Wait time to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot.
Media detect count
Number of times presence of media will be checked.
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3.2.2.9 CSM Configuration
BIOS Settings
Figure 3.12 CSM Configuration Settings
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CSM Support
Enable/Disable CSM Support.
GateA20 Active
UPON REQUEST - GA20 can be disabled using BIOS services. ALWAYS - do
not allow disabling GA20; this option is useful when any RT code is executed
above 1 MB.
INT19 Trap Response
BIOS reaction on INT19 trapping by Option ROM: IMMEDIATE - execute the
trap right away; POSTPONED - execute the trap during legacy boot.
Boot option filter
This option controls Legacy/UEFI ROMs priority.
Network
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE OpROM.
Storage
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Storage OpROM.
Video
Controls the execution of UEFI and Legacy Video OpROM.
Other PCI devices
Determines OpROM execution policy for devices other than Network, Storage,or Video.
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Legacy USB Support
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.
XHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OS without XHCI hand-off support. The XHCI ownership change should be claimed by XHCI driver.
EHCI Hand-Off
This is a workaround for OS without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change should claim by EHCI driver.
USB Mass Storage Driver Support
Enable/Disable USB Mass Storage Driver Support.
Device reset time-out
USB mass storage device start unit command time-out.
Device power-up delay
Maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to the Host
Controller. 'Auto' uses default value: for a Root port it is 100 ms, for a Hub port
the delay is taken from Hub descriptor.
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3.2.2.11 Security Configuration
BIOS Settings
Figure 3.13 Security Configuration Settings
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TXE EOP Message
Send EOP message before entering OS
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Figure 3.14 RC ACPI Settings
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Native PCIE Enable
Bit - PCIe Native * control\n 0 - ~ Hot Plug\n 1 - SHPC Native Hot Plug control\n
2 - ~ Power Management Events\n 3 - PCIe Advanced Error Reporting control\n
4 - PCIe Capability Structure control\n 5 - Latency Tolerance Reporting control.
Native ASPM
On enable, Vista will control the ASPM support for the device. If disabled, the
BIOS will.
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3.2.3 Chipset Configuration
BIOS Settings
Figure 3.15 Chipset Configuration
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North Bridge
Details for North Bridge items.
South Bridge
Details for South Bridge items.
Uncore Configuration
Detail for Uncore items.
South Cluster Configuration
Detail for South Cluster items
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3.2.3.1 North Bridge
Figure 3.16 North Bridge Configuration
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Max TOLUD
Maximum value of TOLUD.
3.2.3.2 South Bridge
Figure 3.17 South Bridge Configuration
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Serial IRQ Mode
Configure Serial IRQ Mode.
SMBus Support
Enable/Disable SMBus Support.
OS Selection
Select the target OS.
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3.2.3.3 Uncore Configuration
BIOS Settings
Figure 3.18 Uncore Configuration
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Integrated Graphics Device
Enable: Enable Integrated Graphics Device (IGD) when selected as the Primary
Video Adaptor. Disable: Always disable IGD.
Primary Display
Select which of IGD/PCI Graphics device should be Primary Display.
RC6(Render Standby)
Check to enable render standby support.
GTT Size
Select the GTT Size.
Aperture Size
Select the Aperture Size.
DVMT Pre-Allocated
Select DVMT 4.0 Pre-Allocated (UMA) Graphics Memory size used by the Internal Graphics Device.
DVMT Total Gfx Mem
Select DVMT5.0 Total Graphic Memory size used by the Internal Graphics
Device.
GT PM Support
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Enable/Disable GT PM Support.
PAVP Enable
Enable/Disable PAVP.
3.2.3.4 South Cluster Configuration
Figure 3.19 South Cluster Configuration
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HD-Audio Configuration
HD-Audio Configuration Settings.
PCI Express Configuration
PCI Express Configuration Settings.
SATA Drives
Press <Enter> to select the SATA Device Configuration Setup options.
USB Configuration
USB Configuration Settings.
Miscellaneous Configuration
Enable/Disable Misc. Features.
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HD-Audio Configuration Settings
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BIOS Settings
Figure 3.20 HD-Audio Configuration Settings
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HD-Audio Support
Enable/Disable HD-Audio Support.
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PCI Express Configuration
Figure 3.21 PCI Express Configuration (ARK-1124C)
– Compliance Mode
Compliance Mode Enable/Disable.
– PCIE Wake
Enable or disable PCIE to wake the system from S5.
– Onboard LAN1 Controller
Select to Enable or Disable Onboard LAN1 Controller
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BIOS Settings
Figure 3.22 PCI Express Configuration (ARK-1124U/ARK-1124H)
– Compliance Mode
Compliance Mode Enable/Disable.
– PCIE Wake
Enable or disable PCIE to wake the system from S5.
– Onboard LAN1 Controller
Select to Enable or Disable Onboard LAN1 Controller
– Onboard LAN2 Controller
Select to Enable or Disable Onboard LAN2 Controller
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PCI Express Configuration Settings
Figure 3.23 PCI Express Configuration Settings
– PCI Express Root Port 5
Control the PCI Express Root Port.
AUTO: To disable unused root port automatically for the most optimum power
savings.
Enable: Enable PCIe root port.
Disable: Disable PCIe root port.
– ASPM
PCI Express Active State Power Management settings.
– PCIe Speed
Configure PCIe Speed.
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SATA Drives
Chapter 3
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BIOS Settings
Figure 3.24 SATA Drives Settings
– Chipset SATA
Enables or Disables the Chipset SATA Controller. The Chipset SATA controller supports the 2 black internal SATA ports (up to 3Gb/s supported per port).
– Aggressive LPM Support
Enable PCH to aggressively enter link power state.
– Port 1
Enable or Disable SATA Port.
– SATA Device Type
Identify the SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
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USB Configuration
Figure 3.25 USB Configuration Settings
– xHCI Mode
Once disabled, XHCI controller would be function disabled, none of the USB
devices are detectable and usable during boot and in OS. Do not disable it
unless for debug purpose.
– USB Port Disable Override
Selectively Enable/Disable the corresponding USB port from reporting a
Device Connection to the controller.
– XHCI Disable Compliance Mode
Options to disable XHCI Link Compliance Mode. Default is FALSE to not disable Compliance Mode. Set TRUE to disable Compliance Mode.
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Miscellaneous Configuration
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BIOS Settings
Figure 3.26 Miscellaneous Configuration Settings
– High Precision Timer
Enable or Disable the High Precision Event Timer.
– 8254 Clock Gating
Enable or Disable 8254 Clock Gating.
– Restore AC Power Loss
Specify what state to go to when power is re-applied after a power failure (G3
state).
Power On: System will boot directly as soon as power applied.
Power Off: System keeps in power-off state until power button is pressed.
Last State: System will act as like last power states.
– BIOS Lock
Enable/Disable the SC BIOS Lock Enable feature. Required to be enabled to
ensure SMM protection of flash.
– RTC Lock
Enable will lock bytes 38h-3Fh in the lower/upper 128-byte bank of RTC
RAM.
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3.2.4 Security
Figure 3.27 Security Settings
Select Security Setup from the ARK-1124 Setup main BIOS setup menu. All Security
Setup options, such as password protection is described in this section. To access
the sub menu for the following items, select the item and press <Enter>:
 Change Administrator / User Password
Select this option and press <ENTER> to access the sub menu, and then type
in the password.
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3.2.5 Boot
BIOS Settings
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Setup Prompt Timeout
Number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. 65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Bootup NumLock State
Select the keyboard NumLock state.
Quiet Boot
Enables or disables Quiet Boot option.
Boot Option #1
Sets the system boot order.
Fast Boot
Enable or Disable FastBoot features. Most probes are skipped to reduce time
cost during boot.
New Boot Option Policy
Controls the placement of newly detected UEFI boot options.
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Figure 3.28 Save & Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
This item allows you to exit system setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes and Exit
This item allows you to exit system setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes and Reset
This item allows you to reset the system after saving the changes.
Discard Changes and Reset
This item allows you to rest system setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes
This item allows you to save changes done so far to any of the options.
Discard Changes
This item allows you to discard changes done so far to any of the options.
Restore Defaults
This item allows you to restore/load default values for all the options.
Save as User Defaults
This item allows you to save the changes done so far as user defaults.
Restore User Defaults
This item allows you to restore the user defaults to all the options.
Boot Override
Boot device select can override your boot priority.
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Appendix
A
Watchdog Timer
Sample Code
A
A.1 Watchdog Timer Sample Code
Watchdog function:
The SCH3114 Runtime base I/O address is A00h
Setting WatchDog time value location at offset 66h
If set value "0", it is mean disable WatchDog function.
Superio_GPIO_Port = A00h
mov dx,Superio_GPIO_Port + 66h
mov al,00h
out dx,al
.model small
.486p
.stack 256
.data
SCH3114_IO EQU A00h
.code
org 100h
.STARTup
;====================================================
;47H
;enable WDT function bit [0]=0Ch
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 47h
mov al,0Ch
out dx,al
;====================================================
;65H
;bit [1:0]=Reserved
;bit [6:2]Reserve=00000
;bit [7] WDT time-out Value Units Select
;Minutes=0 (default) Seconds=1
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 65h;
mov al,080h
out dx,al
;====================================================
;66H
;WDT timer time-out value
;bit[7:0]=0~255
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 66h
mov al,01h
out dx,al
;====================================================
;bit[0] status bit R/W
;WD timeout occurred =1;WD timer counting = 0
;====================================================
mov dx,SCH3114_IO + 68h
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mov al,01h
out dx,al
.exit
END
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Appendix
B
B
SUSI API Introduction
B.1 SUSI API Introduction
To make hardware easier and more convenient to access for programmers, Advantech has released a suite of API (Application Programming Interface) in the form of a
program library. The program Library is called Secured and Unified Smart Interface
or SUSI for short.
SUSI provides a uniform API for application programmers to access the hardware
functions in different Operating Systems and on different Advantech hardware platforms.
Application programmers can invoke the functions exported by SUSI instead of calling the drivers directly. The benefit of using SUSI is portability. The same set of APIs
is defined for different Advantech hardware platforms. Also, the same API set is
implemented in different Operating Systems. This user's manual describes some
sample programs and the API in SUSI. The hardware functions currently supported
by SUSI can be grouped into a few categories including Watchdog and Hardware
Monitor. Each category of API in SUSI is briefly described below.
B.1.1 The Watchdog API
A watchdog timer (abbreviated as WDT) is a hardware device which triggers an
action, e.g. rebooting the system, if the system does not reset the timer within a specific period of time. The WDT API in SUSI provides developers with functions such as
starting the timer, resetting the timer, and setting the timeout value if the hardware
requires customized timeout values.
B.1.2 The Hardware Monitor API
The hardware monitor (abbreviated as HWM) is a system health supervision capability achieved by placing certain I/O chips along with sensors for inspecting the target
of interests for certain condition indexes, such as temperature and voltage etc.
However, due to the inaccuracy among many commercially available hardware monitoring chips, Advantech has developed a unique scheme for hardware monitoring achieved by using a dedicated micro-processor with algorithms specifically designed
for providing accurate, real-time and reliable data content; helping protect your system in a more reliable manner.
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