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Dfi AL968 Manual
AL968
COM Express Compact Module
User’s Manual
A46530952
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Copyright
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B
This publication contains information that is protected by copyright. No part of it may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any transformation/adaptation without
the prior written permission from the copyright holders.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
This publication is provided for informational purposes only. The manufacturer makes no
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or changes.
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will always provide the most updated information.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio TV technician for help.
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Notice:
Trademarks
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Product names or trademarks appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and
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COM Express Specification Reference
PICMG® COM Express ModuleTM Base Specification.
http://www.picmg.org/
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Table of Contents
COM Express Connectors Signal Discription .................................................. 15
Cooling Option ............................................................................................ 25
Heat Sink ................................................................................................... 25
Installing AL968 onto a Carrier Board ................................................. 25
Installing the COM Express Debug Card ............................................. 26
Copyright....................................................................................................... ..2
Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup .......................................................28
Trademarks.................................................................................................... 2
Overview....................................................................................................... 28
AMI BIOS Setup Utility ............................................................................. 29
COM Express Specification Reference ................................... 2
Main .......................................................................................................... 29
Advanced ................................................................................................... 29
Security...................................................................................................... 36
Boot........................................................................................................... 37
Exit ............................................................................................................ 38
FCC and DOC Statement on Class B...................................... 2
Warranty .......................................................................................................... 4
Updating the BIOS .................................................................................... 38
Notice: BIOS SPI ROM ............................................................................. 39
Static Electricity Precautions .......................................................... 4
Safety Measures ....................................................................................... 4
Chapter 5 - Supported Software.............................................. 40
About the Package ................................................................................. 5
Appendix A - Troubleshooting .................................................... 47
Optional Items ........................................................................................... 5
Appendix B - System Error Message.................................... 49
Before Using the System Board ................................................. 5
Chapter 1 - Introduction ................................................................... 6
Specifications ................................................................................................ 6
Features .......................................................................................................... 7
Chapter 2 - Concept ................................................................ 8
COM Express Module Standards.............................................................. 8
Specification Comparison Table ............................................................... 9
Chapter 3 - Hardware Installation .................................. 10
Board Layout ............................................................................................... 10
Block Diagram ............................................................................................. 10
Mechanical Diagram .................................................................................. 11
System Memory .......................................................................................... 12
Connectors ................................................................................................... 13
COM Express Connectors ............................................................................ 13
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Warranty
Static Electricity Precautions
1. Warranty does not cover damages or failures that arised from misuse of the product, inability to use the product, unauthorized replacement or alteration of components and product specifications.
It is quite easy to inadvertently damage your PC, system board, components or devices even
before installing them in your system unit. Static electrical discharge can damage computer
components without causing any signs of physical damage. You must take extra care in handling them to ensure against electrostatic build-up.
2. The warranty is void if the product has been subjected to physical abuse, improper installation, modification, accidents or unauthorized repair of the product.
1. To prevent electrostatic build-up, leave the system board in its anti-static bag until you are
ready to install it.
3. Unless otherwise instructed in this user’s manual, the user may not, under any circumstances, attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs on the product, whether in or
out of warranty. It must be returned to the purchase point, factory or authorized service
agency for all such work.
2. Wear an antistatic wrist strap.
3. Do all preparation work on a static-free surface.
4. Hold the device only by its edges. Be careful not to touch any of the components, contacts
or connections.
4. We will not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequencial damages to the
product that has been modified or altered.
5. Avoid touching the pins or contacts on all modules and connectors. Hold modules or connectors by their ends.
Important:
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drive and other components. Perform the upgrade instruction procedures described at an ESD workstation only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by
wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system
chassis throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
Safety Measures
To avoid damage to the system:
• Use the correct AC input voltage range.
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
• Unplug the power cord before removing the system chassis cover for installation or servicing. After installation or servicing, cover the system chassis before plugging the power
cord.
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About the Package
The package contains the following items. If any of these items are missing or damaged,
please contact your dealer or sales representative for assistance.
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One AL968 board
One Heat sink (Height: 22.6mm)
Optional Items
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COM332-B carrier board kit
Heat spreader (Height: 11mm)
The board and accessories in the package may not come similar to the information listed
above. This may differ in accordance with the sales region or models in which it was sold. For
more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer or
sales representative.
Before Using the System Board
Before using the system board, prepare basic system components.
If you are installing the system board in a new system, you will need at least the following
internal components.
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Memory module
Storage devices such as hard disk drive, etc.
You will also need external system peripherals you intend to use which will normally include at
least a keyboard, a mouse and a video display monitor.
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Specifications
SYSTEM
GRAPHICS
Processor
Intel Atom® Processor E3900 Series, BGA 1296
Intel Atom® x7-E3950 Processor, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz (2.0GHz), 12W
Intel Atom® x5-E3940 Processor, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.6GHz (1.8GHz), 9.5W
Intel Atom® x5-E3930 Processor, Dual Core, 2M Cache, 1.3GHz (1.8GHz), 6.5W
Intel® Pentium® Processor N4200, Quad Core, 2M Cache, 1.1GHz (2.5GHz), 6W
Intel® Celeron® Processor N3350, Dual Core, 2M Cache, 1.1GHz (2.4GHz), 6W
Memory
Two 204-pin SODIMM up to 8GB
Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz
BIOS
AMI SPI 128Mbit (supports UEFI boot only)
Controller
Intel HD Graphics
Feature
OpenGL 5.0, DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.1
HW Decode: AVC/H.264, MPEG2, VC1, WMV9, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H.265, VP8, VP9, MVC
HW Encode: AVC/H.264, JPEG/MJPEG, HEVC/H.265, VP8, VP9, MVC
Display
1 x VGA/DDI (DDI available upon request)
1 x LVDS/eDP (eDP available upon request)
1 x DDI
VGA: resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
LVDS: dual channel 24-bit, resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
eDP: resolution up to 3840x2160 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 3840x2160 @ 30Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096x2160 @ 60Hz
Triple
Display
EXPANSION Interface
eMMC
WATCHDOG
TIMER
Output &
Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
SECURITY
TPM
Available Upon Request
POWER
Type
12V, 5VSB, VCC_RTC (ATX mode)
12V, VCC_RTC (AT mode)
Consumption
Typical: E3950: 12V @ 0.3551A (4.2612W)
Max.: E3950: 12V @ 1.9213A (23.0556W)
OS SUPPORT
(UEFI ONLY)
Windows
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit
Linux
Ubuntu 15.10 (Intel® graphic driver available)
ENVIRONMENT
Temperature
Operating: 0 to 60°C/-40 to 85°C
Storage: -40 to 85°C
Humidity
Operating: 10 to 90% RH
Storage: 10 to 90% RH
MTBF
707,110 hrs @ 25°C; 416,227 hrs @ 45°C; 263,460 hrs @ 60°C
Calculation model: Telcordia Issue 2
Environment: GB, GC – Ground Benign, Controlled
Dimensions
COM Express® Compact
95mm (3.74") x 95mm (3.74")
Compliance
PICMG COM Express® R2.1, Type 6
Certifications
CE, FCC
®
MECHANICAL
STANDARDS AND
CERTIFICATIONS
VGA + LVDS + DDI
DDI + eDP + DDI (available upon request)
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1
1
1
1
1
2
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PCIe x1 (Gen 2)
SDIO (available upon request)
LPC
I2C
SMBus
SPI
UART (TX/RX)
1 x 8GB/16GB/32GB eMMC (available upon request)
AUDIO
Interface
HD Audio
ETHERNET
Controller
1 x Intel® I211AT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps) (0°C to 60°C) or
1 x Intel® I210IT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps) (-40°C to 85°C)
I/O
USB
4 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0
SATA
2 x SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gb/s)
DIO
1 x 8-bit DIO
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Features
• Watchdog Timer
The Watchdog Timer function allows your application to regularly “clear” the system at the set
time interval. If the system hangs or fails to function, it will reset at the set time interval so
that your system will continue to operate.
• DDR3L
DDR3L requires less voltage than DDR3 SDRAM interface.
• Graphics
The integrated Intel® HD graphics engine delivers an excellent blend of graphics performance
and features to meet business needs. It provides excellent video and 3D graphics with outstanding graphics responsiveness. These enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility needed for today’s and tomorrow’s business applications. It supports 1 x VGA/DDI (DDI
available upon request), 1 x LVDS/eDP (eDP available upon request) and 1 x DDI interfaces for
triple display outputs.
• Serial ATA
Serial ATA is a storage interface that is compliant with SATA 1.0a specification. With speed of
up to 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), it improves hard drive performance faster than the standard parallel
ATA whose data transfer rate is 100MB/s. The bandwidth of the SATA 3.0 will be limited by
carrier board design.
• Gigabit LAN
The Intel® I211AT Gigabit LAN controller (0°C to 60°C) or Intel® I210IT Gigabit LAN controller
(-40°C to 85°C) supports up to 1Gbps data transmission.
• USB
The system board supports the new USB 3.0. It is capable of running at a maximum transmission speed of up to 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s) and is faster than USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s, or 60 MB/s)
and USB 1.1 (12Mb/s). USB 3.0 reduces the time required for data transmission, reduces
power consumption, and is backward compatible with USB 2.0. It is a marked improvement in
device transfer speeds between your computer and a wide range of simultaneously accessible
external Plug and Play peripherals.
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Chapter 2
Chapter 2 - Concept
COM Express Module Standards
The figure below shows the dimensions of the different types of COM Express modules.
AL968 is a COM Express Compact module. The dimension is 95mm (3.74”) x 95mm (3.74”).
Common for all Form Factors
Extended only
Basic only
Compact only
Compact and Basic only
Mini only
106.00
Extended
Compact
91.00
Basic
70.00
51.00
Mini
18.00
6.00
0.00
4.00
151.00
121.00
91.00
80.00
74.20
16.50
4.00
0.00
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Specification Comparison Table
The table below shows the COM Express standard specifications and the corresponding specifications supported on the AL968 module.
Module Pin-out - Required and Optional Features A-B Connector. PICMG® COM.0 Revision 2.1
Connector
Feature
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 6
DFI AL968
Type 6
Connector
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
System I/O
A-B
Feature
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 6
DFI AL968
Type 6
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
Power Management
A-B
A-B
PCI Express Lanes 0 - 5
1/6
4
A-B
Thermal Protection
0/1
1
A-B
LVDS Channel A
0/1
0 / 1 (Option : eDP or LVDS)
A-B
LVDS Channel B
0/1
1
A-B
Battery Low Alarm
0/1
1
A-B
eDP on LVDS CH A pins
0/1
0 / 1 (Option : eDP or LVDS)
A-B
Suspend/Wake Signals
0/3
1
A-B
VGA Port
0/1
0
A-B
Power Button Support
1/1
1
A-B
Power Good
1/1
1
A-B
VCC_5V_SBY Contacts
4/4
4
5
Sleep Input
0/1
1
5
A-B
Lid Input
0/1
1
A-B5
A-B
Fan Control Signals
0/2
2
Trusted Platform Modules
0/1
A-B
TV-Out
NA
NA
A-B
DDI 0
NA
NA
A-B5
A-B
Serial Ports 1 - 2
0/2
2
CAN interface on SER1
0/1
0
A-B
SATA / SAS Ports
1/4
1/2 (Option : SATA or USB3.0)
A-B
AC’97 / HDA Digital Interface
0/1
1
A-B
USB 2.0 Ports
4/8
8
A-B
A-B
USB Client
0/1
0
A-B
USB 3.0 Ports
NA
NA
A-B
A-B
LAN Port 0
1/1
1
A-B
A-B
Express Card Support
1/2
2
A-B
LPC Bus
1/1
1
A-B
SPI
1/2
A-B
1 (Option)
Power
VCC_12V Contacts
12 / 12
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Module Pin-out - Required and Optional Features C-D Connector. PICMG® COM.0 Revision 2.1
1
System Management
Connector
Feature
COM Express Module Base
Specification Type 6
DFI AL968
Type 6
SDIO (muxed on GPIO)
0/1
0/1 (Option : SDIO or DIO)
General Purpose I/O
8/8
8 (Option : SDIO or DIO)
A-B
SMBus
1/1
1
A-B
I2C
1/1
1
A-B
Watchdog Timer
0/1
1
A-B
Speaker Out
1/1
1
Muxed SDVO Channels 1 - 2
NA
NA
A-B
External BIOS ROM Support
0/2
1
PCI Express Lanes 6 - 15
0/2
0
A-B
Reset Functions
1/1
1
PCI Bus - 32 Bit
NA
NA
PATA Port
NA
NA
NA
A-B6
(No IDE or PCI, add DDI+ USB3)
Min / Max
System I/O
C-D
C-D6
C-D6
• 5 Indicates 12V-tolerant features on former VCC_12V signals.
• 6 Cells in the connected columns spanning rows provide a rough approximation of features
sharing connector pins.
PCI Express Lanes 16 - 31
0 / 16
0
PCI Express Graphics (PEG)
0/1
0
LAN Ports 1 - 2
NA
DDIs 1 - 3
0/3
DDI0 (Option : DDI0 or VGA)
USB 3.0 Ports
0/4
3/4 (Option : SATA or USB3.0)
VCC_12V Contacts
12 / 12
C-D
C-D
Power
12
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Chapter 3 - Hardware Installation
Block Diagram
Board Layout
DDR3L_1 SODIMM
VGA
PTN3355
LVDS
TPM
(optional)
PTN3460
eDP/DDI
/
TPM 1.2/2.0
(Option)
LPC Bus
IT8528E
Intel Atom
Serial Port 0,1
Top View
Channel A
SLP/LID
WDT
E3900 Series
Fan PWM/
TACH_IN
I2C Bus
eMMC
(optional)
PTN3355
Embedded
Controller
IT8528E
Channel B
EEPROM
SPI Flash BIOS
Intel
I211AT
or I210IT
DDR3L 1600MHz
SODIMM
Intel Atom® Processor
E3900 Series
8-bit
8
-bit DIO
TCA6408A
C 6 08
C/D
A/B
PTN3460
DDR3L 1600MHz
SODIMM
SMBus
DDI Port 1
4x PCIe x1 (1 x4/2 x2/1 x2, 2 x1/4 x1)
MDI
DDR3L_2 SODIMM
®
Intel GLAN
I
T
I211AT/I210IT
PCIe x1
e.MMC 5.0
MMC
8x USB 2.0
HDA
SPI Bus
SPI Flash
4x USB 3.0
2x SATA
A 3.0
Bottom View
SATA 3.0 port 1 is optional with USB 3.0 port 5
D110
D1
COM Express Connector
C110
B110
C1
B1
COM Express Connector
A110
A1
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Mechanical Diagram
AL968 Module
91
95
AL968 Module with Heat Sink
80
95
4
4
Top View
4
0
4
91
95
87
95
0
76
15
17
7
Bottom View
Side View of the Module with Heat Sink and Carrier Board
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Important:
System
Memory
Electrostatic
discharge (ESD) can damage your board, processor, disk drives, add-in
boards, and other components. Perform installation procedures at an ESD workstation
only. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the system chassis. If
a wrist strap is unavailable, establish and maintain contact with the system chassis
throughout any procedures requiring ESD protection.
DDR3L
System Memory
The system board is equipped with up to 8GB DDR3L system memory onboard supporting
1600MHz, dual channel memory interface.
DDR3L
Bottom View
Top View
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Connectors
COM Express Connectors
The COM Express connectors are used to interface the AL968 COM Express board to a carrier
board. Connect the COM Express connectors (located on the solder side of the board) to the
COM Express connectors on the carrier board.
Refer to the “Installing AL968 onto a Carrier Board” section for more information.
COM Express Connectors
Refer to the following pages for the pin functions of these connectors.
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COM Express Connectors
Row A
A1
GND (FIXED)
A2
GBE0_MDI3A3
GBE0_MDI3+
A4
GBE0_LINK100#
A5
GBE0_LINK1000#
A6
GBE0_MDI2A7
GBE0_MDI2+
A8
GBE0_LINK#
A9
GBE0_MDI1A10
GBE0_MDI1+
A11
GND (FIXED)
A12
GBE0_MDI0A13
GBE0_MDI0+
A14
NA
A15
SUS_S3#
Row B
B1
GND (FIXED)
B2
GBE0_ACT#
B3
LPC_FRAME#
B4
LPC_AD0
B5
LPC_AD1
B6
LPC_AD2
B7
LPC_AD3
B8
NA
B9
NA
B10
LPC_CLK
B11
GND (FIXED)
B12
PWRBTN#
B13
SMB_CK
B14
SMB_DAT
B15
SMB_ALERT#
Row A
A56
NA
A57
GND
A58
PCIE_TX3+
A59
PCIE_TX3A60
GND (FIXED)
A61
PCIE_TX2+
A62
PCIE_TX2A63
GPI1
A64
PCIE_TX1+
A65
PCIE_TX1A66
GND
A67
GPI2
A68
PCIE_TX0+
A69
PCIE_TX0A70
GND (FIXED)
Row B
B56
NA
B57
GPO2
B58
PCIE_RX3+
B59
PCIE_RX3B60
GND (FIXED)
B61
PCIE_RX2+
B62
PCIE_RX2B63
GPO3
B64
PCIE_RX1+
B65
PCIE_RX1B66
WAKE0#
B67
WAKE1#
B68
PCIE_RX0+
B69
PCIE_RX0B70
GND (FIXED)
Row C
C1
GND (FIXED)
C2
GND
C3
USB_SSRX0C4
USB_SSRX0+
C5
GND
C6
USB_SSRX1C7
USB_SSRX1+
C8
GND
C9
USB_SSRX2C10 USB_SSRX2+
C11 GND (FIXED)
C12 USB_SSRX3C13 USB_SSRX3+
C14 GND
C15 NA
Row D
D1
GND (FIXED)
D2
GND
D3
USB_SSTX0D4
USB_SSTX0+
D5
GND
D6
USB_SSTX1D7
USB_SSTX1+
D8
GND
D9
USB_SSTX2D10 USB_SSTX2+
D11 GND (FIXED)
D12 USB_SSTX3D13 USB_SSTX3+
D14 GND
D15 DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+
Row C
C56 NA
C57 Type 1 #
C58 NA
C59 NA
C60 GND (FIXED)
C61 NA
C62 NA
C63 RSVD
C64 RSVD
C65 NA
C66 NA
C67 RSVD
C68 NA
C69 NA
C70 GND (FIXED)
Row D
D56 NA
D57 Type 2 #
D58 NA
D59 NA
D60 GND (FIXED)
D61 NA
D62 NA
D63 RSVD
D64 RSVD
D65 NA
D66 NA
D67 GND
D68 NA
D69 NA
D70 GND (FIXED)
A16
A17
A18
A19
A20
A21
A22
A23
A24
A25
A26
A27
A28
A29
A30
A31
A32
A33
A34
A35
A36
A37
A38
A39
A40
A41
A42
A43
A44
A45
A46
A47
A48
A49
A50
A51
A52
A53
A54
A55
B16
B17
B18
B19
B20
B21
B22
B23
B24
B25
B26
B27
B28
B29
B30
B31
B32
B33
B34
B35
B36
B37
B38
B39
B40
B41
B42
B43
B44
B45
B46
B47
B48
B49
B50
B51
B52
B53
B54
B55
A71
A72
A73
A74
A75
A76
A77
A78
A79
A80
A81
A82
A83
A84
A85
A86
A87
A88
A89
A90
A91
A92
A93
A94
A95
A96
A97
A98
A99
A100
A101
A102
A103
A104
A105
A106
A107
A108
A109
A110
B71
B72
B73
B74
B75
B76
B77
B78
B79
B80
B81
B82
B83
B84
B85
B86
B87
B88
B89
B90
B91
B92
B93
B94
B95
B96
B97
B98
B99
B100
B101
B102
B103
B104
B105
B106
B107
B108
B109
B110
C16
C17
C18
C19
C20
C21
C22
C23
C24
C25
C26
C27
C28
C29
C30
C31
C32
C33
C34
C35
C36
C37
C38
C39
C40
C41
C42
C43
C44
C45
C46
C47
C48
C49
C50
C51
C52
C53
C54
C55
D16
D17
D18
D19
D20
D21
D22
D23
D24
D25
D26
D27
D28
D29
D30
D31
D32
D33
D34
D35
D36
D37
D38
D39
D40
D41
D42
D43
D44
D45
D46
D47
D48
D49
D50
D51
D52
D53
D54
D55
C71
C72
C73
C74
C75
C76
C77
C78
C79
C80
C81
C82
C83
C84
C85
C86
C87
C88
C89
C90
C91
C92
C93
C94
C95
C96
C97
C98
C99
C100
C101
C102
C103
C104
C105
C106
C107
C108
C109
C110
D71
D72
D73
D74
D75
D76
D77
D78
D79
D80
D81
D82
D83
D84
D85
D86
D87
D88
D89
D90
D91
D92
D93
D94
D95
D96
D97
D98
D99
D100
D101
D102
D103
D104
D105
D106
D107
D108
D109
D110
SATA0_TX+
SATA0_TXSUS_S4#
SATA0_RX+
SATA0_RXGND (FIXED)
NA
NA
SUS_S5#
NA
NA
BATLOW#
(S)ATA_ACT#
AC/HDA_SYNC
AC/HDA _RST#
GND (FIXED)
AC/HDA _BITCLK
AC/HDA _SDOUT
BIOS_DIS0#
THRMTRIP#
USB6USB6+
USB_6_7_OC#
USB4USB4+
GND (FIXED)
USB2USB2+
USB_2_3_OC#
USB0USB0+
VCC_RTC
NA
NA
LPC_SERIRQ
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
GPI0
NA
SATA1_TX+
SATA1_TXSUS_STAT#
SATA1_RX+
SATA1_RXGND (FIXED)
NA
NA
PWR_OK
NA
NA
WDT
NA
NA
AC/HDA _SDIN0
GND (FIXED)
SPKR
I2C_CK
I2C_DAT
THRM#
USB7USB7+
USB_4_5_OC#
USB5USB5+
GND (FIXED)
USB3USB3+
USB_0_1_OC#
USB1USB1+
NA
NA
SYS_RESET#
CB_RESET#
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
GPO1
NA
LVDS_A0+/eDP_TX2+*
LVDS_A0-/eDP_TX2-*
LVDS_A1+/eDP_TX1+*
LVDS_A1-/eDP_TX1- *
LVDS_A2+/eDP_TX0+*
LVDS_A2-/eDP_TX0-*
LVDS/eDP_VDD_EN*
LVDS_A3+
LVDS_A3GND (FIXED)
LVDS_A_CK+/eDP_TX3+*
LVDS_A_CK-/eDP_TX3-*
LVDS_I2C_CK/eDP_AUX+*
LVDS_I2C_DAT/eDP_AUX-*
GPI3
RSVD
RSVD/eDP_HPD*
PCIE_CK_REF+
PCIE_CK_REFGND (FIXED)
SPI_POWER
SPI_MISO
GPO0
SPI_CLK
SPI_MOSI
TPM_PP
NA
SER0_TX
SER0_RX
GND (FIXED)
SER1_TX
SER1_RX
LID#
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
GND (FIXED)
LVDS_B0+
LVDS_B0LVDS_B1+
LVDS_B1LVDS_B2+
LVDS_B2LVDS_B3+
LVDS_B3LVDS/eDP_BKLT_EN*
GND (FIXED)
LVDS_B_CK+
LVDS_B_CKLVDS/eDP_BKLT_CTRL*
VCC_5V_SBY
VCC_5V_SBY
VCC_5V_SBY
VCC_5V_SBY
BIOS_DIS1#
VGA_RED
GND (FIXED)
VGA_GRN
VGA_BLU
VGA_HSYNC
VGA_VSYNC
VGA_I2C_CK
VGA_I2C_DAT
SPI_CS#
RSVD
RSVD
GND (FIXED)
FAN_PWMOUT
FAN_TACHIN
SLEEP#
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
GND (FIXED)
NA
RSVD
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
DDI1_HPD
NA
NA
RSVD
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
DDI2_CTRLCLK_AUX+
DDI2_CTRLDATA_AUXDDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL
RSVD
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
NA
RSVD
NA
NA
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
Type 0 #
NA
DDI1_CTRLDATA_AUXRSVD
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
RSVD
RSVD
DDI1_PAIR0+
DDI1_PAIR0RSVD
DDI1_PAIR1+
DDI1_PAIR1GND (FIXED)
DDI1_PAIR2+
DDI1_PAIR2DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL
RSVD
DDI1_PAIR3+
DDI1_PAIR3RSVD
DDI2_PAIR0+
DDI2_PAIR0GND (FIXED)
DDI2_PAIR1+
DDI2_PAIR1DDI2_HPD
RSVD
DDI2_PAIR2+
DDI2_PAIR2RSVD
DDI2_PAIR3+
DDI2_PAIR3GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
PEG_LANE_RV#
NA
NA
NA
GND
NA
NA
GND
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
RSVD
GND
NA
NA
GND
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
GND
NA
NA
GND
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
GND
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
GND
NA
NA
GND
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
RSVD
GND
NA
NA
GND
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
GND
NA
NA
GND
RSVD
NA
NA
GND (FIXED)
NA
NA
GND
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
VCC_12V
GND (FIXED)
* : LVDS (default) eDP (optional)
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COM Express Connectors Signal Description
Pin Types
I
Input to the Module
O
Output from the Module
I/O Bi-directional input / output signal
OD Open drain output
AC97/HDA Signals and Descriptions
Signal
AC/HDA_RST#
AC/HDA_SYNC
AC/HDA_BITCLK
AC/HDA_SDOUT
AC/HDA_SDIN2
AC/HDA_SDIN1
AC/HDA_SDIN0
Pin#
A30
A29
A32
A33
B28
B29
B30
Description
Reset output to CODEC, active low.
Sample-synchronization signal to the CODEC(s).
Serial data clock generated by the external CODEC(s).
Serial TDM data output to the CODEC.
Serial TDM data inputs from up to 1 CODECs.
Module Pin Type
O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O CMOS
I/O CMOS
I/O CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
AL968
Module Pin Type
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
I/O Analog
OD CMOS
OD CMOS
OD CMOS
OD CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V max Suspend
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
AL968
Description
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0: Media Dependent Interface Differential
Pairs 0,1,2,3. The MDI can operate in 1000, 100 and 10 Mbit / sec
modes. Some pairs are unused in some modes, per the following:
1000BASE-T 100BASE-TX 10BASE-T
MDI[0]+/B1_DA+/TX+/TX+/MDI[1]+/B1_DB+/RX+/RX+/MDI[2]+/B1_DC+/MDI[3]+/B1_DD+/Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 activity indicator, active low.
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 link indicator, active low.
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 100 Mbit / sec link indicator, active low.
Gigabit Ethernet Controller 0 1000 Mbit / sec link indicator, active low.
Module Pin Type
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
O SATA
O SATA
I SATA
I SATA
I/O CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
AC coupled on Module
3.3V / 3.3V
AL968
Description
NA
NA
Gigabit Ethernet Signals and Descriptions
Signal
GBE0_MDI0+
GBE0_MDI0GBE0_MDI1+
GBE0_MDI1GBE0_MDI2+
GBE0_MDI2GBE0_MDI3+
GBE0_MDI3GBE0_ACT#
GBE0_LINK#
GBE0_LINK100#
GBE0_LINK1000#
Pin#
A13
A12
A10
A9
A7
A6
A3
A2
B2
A8
A4
A5
SATA Signals and Descriptions
Signal
SATA0_TX+
SATA0_TXSATA0_RX+
SATA0_RXSATA1_TX+
SATA1_TXSATA1_RX+
SATA1_RXSATA2_TX+
SATA2_TXSATA2_RX+
SATA2_RXSATA3_TX+
SATA3_TXSATA3_RX+
SATA3_RX(S)ATA_ACT#
Pin#
A16
A17
A19
A20
B16
B17
B19
B20
A22
A23
A25
A26
B22
B23
B25
B26
A28
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 0 transmit differential pair.
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 0 receive differential pair.
Default:
Default:
Default:
Default:
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
3.0; Option:
3.0; Option:
3.0; Option:
3.0; Option:
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
PU 10K to 3.3V
USB3.0
USB3.0
USB3.0
USB3.0
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 1 transmit differential pair.
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 1 receive differential pair.
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 2 transmit differential pair.
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 2 receive differential pair.
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 3 transmit differential pair.
Serial ATA or SAS Channel 3 receive differential pair.
ATA (parallel and serial) or SAS activity indicator, active low.
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PCI Express Lanes Signals and Descriptions
Signal
PCIE_TX0+
PCIE_TX0PCIE_RX0+
PCIE_RX0PCIE_TX1+
PCIE_TX1PCIE_RX1+
PCIE_RX1PCIE_TX2+
PCIE_TX2PCIE_RX2+
PCIE_RX2PCIE_TX3+
PCIE_TX3PCIE_RX3+
PCIE_RX3PCIE_TX4+
PCIE_TX4PCIE_RX4+
PCIE_RX4PCIE_TX5+
PCIE_TX5PCIE_RX5+
PCIE_RX5PCIE_TX6+
PCIE_TX6PCIE_RX6+
PCIE_RX6PCIE_TX7+
PCIE_TX7PCIE_RX7+
PCIE_RX7PCIE_CK_REF+
PCIE_CK_REF-
Pin#
A68
A69
B68
B69
A64
A65
B64
B65
A61
A62
B61
B62
A58
A59
B58
B59
A55
A56
B55
B56
A52
A53
B52
B53
D19
D20
C19
C20
D22
D23
C22
C23
A88
A89
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 0
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 0
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 1
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 1
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 2
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 2
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 3
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
PCIE
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
AL968
Description
Module Pin Type
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 3
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 4
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 4
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 5
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 5
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 6
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 6
PCI Express Differential Transmit Pairs 7
PCI Express Differential Receive Pairs 7
Reference clock output for all PCI Express and PCI Express Graphics lanes.
PEG Signals and Descriptions
Signal
PEG_TX0+
PEG_TX0PEG_RX0+
PEG_RX0PEG_TX1+
PEG_TX1PEG_RX1+
PEG_RX1PEG_TX2+
PEG_TX2PEG_RX2+
PEG_RX2-
Pin#
D52
D53
C52
C53
D55
D56
C55
C56
D58
D59
C58
C59
AL968
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Description
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 0
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 0
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 1
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 1
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 2
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 2
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PEG_TX3+
PEG_TX3PEG_RX3+
PEG_RX3PEG_TX4+
PEG_TX4PEG_RX4+
PEG_RX4PEG_TX5+
PEG_TX5PEG_RX5+
PEG_RX5PEG_TX6+
PEG_TX6PEG_RX6+
PEG_RX6PEG_TX7+
PEG_TX7PEG_RX7+
PEG_RX7PEG_TX8+
PEG_TX8PEG_RX8+
PEG_RX8PEG_TX9+
PEG_TX9PEG_RX9+
PEG_RX9PEG_TX10+
PEG_TX10PEG_RX10+
PEG_RX10PEG_TX11+
PEG_TX11PEG_RX11+
PEG_RX11PEG_TX12+
PEG_TX12PEG_RX12+
PEG_RX12PEG_TX13+
PEG_TX13PEG_RX13+
PEG_RX13-
D61
D62
C61
C62
D65
D66
C65
C66
D68
D69
C68
C69
D71
D72
C71
C72
D74
D75
C74
C75
D78
D79
C78
C79
D81
D82
C81
C82
D85
D86
C85
C86
D88
D89
C88
C89
D91
D92
C91
C92
D94
D95
C94
C95
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 3
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 3
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 4
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 4
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 5
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 5
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 6
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 6
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 7
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 7
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 8
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 8
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 9
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 9
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 10
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 10
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 11
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 11
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 12
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 12
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 13
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 13
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PEG_TX14+
PEG_TX14PEG_RX14+
PEG_RX14PEG_TX15+
PEG_TX15PEG_RX15+
PEG_RX15-
D98
D99
C98
C99
D101
D102
C101
C102
PEG_LANE_RV#
D54
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Module
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
PU 10K to 3.3V
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 14
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 14
PCI Express Graphics transmit differential pairs 15
PCI Express Graphics receive differential pairs 15
PCI Express Graphics lane reversal input strap. Pull low on the Carrier board to reverse
lane order.Be aware that the SDVO lines that share this interface do not necessarily
reverse order if this strap is low.
ExpressCard Signals and Descriptions
Signal
EXCD0_CPPE#
EXCD1_CPPE#
EXCD0_PERST#
EXCD1_PERST#
Pin#
A49
B48
A48
B47
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I CMOS
3.3V /3.3V
O CMOS
3.3V /3.3V
AL968
NA
NA
NA
NA
Description
AL968
Description
PCI ExpressCard: PCI Express capable card request, active low, one per card
PCI ExpressCard: reset, active low, one per card
DDI Signals and Descriptions
Signal
DDI1_PAIR0+
DDI1_PAIR0DDI1_PAIR1+
DDI1_PAIR1DDI1_PAIR2+
DDI1_PAIR2DDI1_PAIR3+
DDI1_PAIR3-
Pin#
D26
D27
D29
D30
D32
D33
D36
D37
DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+
D15
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 1 Pair 0 differential pairs
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 1 Pair 1 differential pairs
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 1 Pair 2 differential pairs
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 1 Pair 3 differential pairs
AC coupled on Module
3.3V / 3.3V
AC coupled on Module
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
PD 100K to GND
PU 100K to 3.3V
PU 100K to 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
DP AUX+ function if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DP AUX- function if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA if DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DDI Hot-Plug Detect
Selects the function of DDI1_CTRLCLK_AUX+ and DDI1_CTRLDATA_AUX-.
DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL shall be pulled to 3.3V on the Carrier with a 100K Ohm resistor
to configure the DDI[n]_AUX pair as the DDC channel. Carrier DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL
should be connected to pin 13 of the DisplayPort
DDI1_CTRLDATA_AUX-
D16
DDI1_HPD
C24
I/O PCIE
I/O OD CMOS
I/O PCIE
I/O OD CMOS
I CMOS
DDI1_DDC_AUX_SEL
D34
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
DDI2_PAIR0+
DDI2_PAIR0DDI2_PAIR1+
DDI2_PAIR1DDI2_PAIR2+
DDI2_PAIR2DDI2_PAIR3+
DDI2_PAIR3-
D39
D40
D42
D43
D46
D47
D49
D50
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 2 Pair 0 differential pairs
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 2 Pair 1 differential pairs
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 2 Pair 2 differential pairs
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI 2 Pair 3 differential pairs
PD 1M to GND
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D44
I/O PCIE
I/O OD CMOS
I/O PCIE
I/O OD CMOS
I CMOS
AC coupled on Module
3.3V / 3.3V
AC coupled on Module
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL
C34
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
DDI3_PAIR0+
DDI3_PAIR0DDI3_PAIR1+
DDI3_PAIR1DDI3_PAIR2+
DDI3_PAIR2DDI3_PAIR3+
DDI3_PAIR3-
C39
C40
C42
C43
C46
C47
C49
C50
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
O PCIE
AC coupled off Module
DDI2_CTRLCLK_AUX+
C32
DDI2_CTRLDATA_AUX-
C33
DDI2_HPD
to
to
to
to
to
AC coupled off Module
AC coupled on Module
3.3V / 3.3V
AC coupled on Module
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
NA
DDI3_CTRLDATA_AUX-
C37
C44
DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL
C38
I CMOS
GND
GND
3.3V
3.3V
GND
PD 1M to GND
O PCIE
DDI3_HPD
C36
100K
100K
100K
100K
100K
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
I/O PCIE
I/O OD CMOS
I/O PCIE
I/O OD CMOS
I CMOS
DDI3_CTRLCLK_AUX+
PD
PD
PU
PU
PD
DP AUX+ function if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DP AUX- function if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA if DDI2_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DDI Hot-Plug Detect
Selects the function of DDI2_CTRLCLK_AUX+ and DDI2_CTRLDATA_AUX-.
DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL shall be pulled to 3.3V on the Carrier with a 100K Ohm resistor
to configure the DDI[n]_AUX pair as the DDC channel. Carrier DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL
should be connected to pin 13 of the DisplayPort
DDI 3 Pair 0 differential pairs
DDI 3 Pair 1 differential pairs
DDI 3 Pair 2 differential pairs
DDI 3 Pair 3 differential pairs
DP AUX+ function if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLCLK if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DP AUX- function if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is no connect
HDMI/DVI I2C CTRLDATA if DDI3_DDC_AUX_SEL is pulled high
DDI Hot-Plug Detect
Selects the function of DDI3_CTRLCLK_AUX+ and DDI3_CTRLDATA_AUX-.
DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL shall be pulled to 3.3V on the Carrier with a 100K Ohm resistor
to configure the DDI[n]_AUX pair as the DDC channel. Carrier DDI[n]_DDC_AUX_SEL
should be connected to pin 13 of the DisplayPort
USB Signals and Descriptions
Signal
USB0+
USB0USB1+
USB1USB2+
USB2USB3+
USB3USB4+
USB4USB5+
USB5USB6+
USB6USB7+
USB7-
Pin#
A46
A45
B46
B45
A43
A42
B43
B42
A40
A39
B40
B39
A37
A36
B37
B36
USB_0_1_OC#
USB_2_3_OC#
AL968
Description
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 0
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 1
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 2
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 3
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 4
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 5
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 6
I/O USB
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
USB differential pairs 7
B44
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3V3SB
A44
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3V3SB
USB over-current sense, USB channels 0 and 1. A pull-up for this line shall be present
on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB current monitor on the Carrier Board
may drive this line low. Do not pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB over-current sense, USB channels 2 and 3. A pull-up for this line shall be present
on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB current monitor on the Carrier Board
may drive this line low. Do not pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
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USB_4_5_OC#
B38
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3V3SB
USB_6_7_OC#
A38
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10k to 3V3SB
USB_SSTX0+
USB_SSTX0USB_SSRX0+
USB_SSRX0USB_SSTX1+
USB_SSTX1USB_SSRX1+
USB_SSRX1USB_SSTX2+
USB_SSTX2USB_SSRX2+
USB_SSRX2USB_SSTX3+
USB_SSTX3USB_SSRX3+
USB_SSRX3-
D4
D3
C4
C3
D7
D6
C7
C6
D10
D9
C10
C9
D13
D12
C13
C12
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Modul
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Modul
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Modul
O PCIE
AC coupled on Module
I PCIE
AC coupled off Modul
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
O LVDS
LVDS
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
USB over-current sense, USB channels 4 and 5. A pull-up for this line shall be present
on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB current monitor on the Carrier Board
may drive this line low. Do not pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
USB over-current sense, USB channels 6 and 7. A pull-up for this line shall be present
on the Module. An open drain driver from a USB current monitor on the Carrier Board
may drive this line low. Do not pull this line high on the Carrier Board.
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
AC Coupling capacitor
AC Coupling capacitor
Additional transmit signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
Additional receive signal differential pairs for the SuperSpeed USB data path.
LVDS/eDP Signals and Descriptions
Signal
LVDS_A0+/eDP_TX2+
LVDS_A0-/eDP_TX2LVDS_A1+/eDP_TX1+
LVDS_A1-/eDP_TX1LVDS_A2+/eDP_TX0+
LVDS_A2-/eDP_TX0LVDS_A3+
LVDS_A3LVDS_A_CK+/eDP_TX3+
LVDS_A_CK-/eDP_TX3LVDS_B0+
LVDS_B0LVDS_B1+
LVDS_B1LVDS_B2+
LVDS_B2LVDS_B3+
LVDS_B3LVDS_B_CK+
LVDS_B_CKLVDS_VDD_EN/eDP_VDD_EN
LVDS/eDP_BKLT_EN
LVDS/eDP_BKLT_CTRL
LVDS_I2C_CK/eDP_AUX+
LVDS_I2C_DAT/eDP_AUX-
Pin#
A71
A72
A73
A74
A75
A76
A78
A79
A81
A82
B71
B72
B73
B74
B75
B76
B77
B78
B81
B82
A77
B79
B83
A83
A84
O LVDS
LVDS
O CMOS
O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
/
/
/
/
/
AL968: LVDS (default)/eDP (optional) Description
LVDS Channel A differential pairs
Ther LVDS flat panel differential pairs (LVDS_A[0:3]+/-, LVDS_B[0:3]+/-.
LVDS_A_CK+/-, LVDS_B_CK+/-) shall have 100ƻ terminations across the pairs at the
destination. These terminations may be on the Carrier Board if the Carrier Board
implements a LVDS deserializer on-board.
LVDS Channel A differential clock
LVDS Channel B differential pairs
Ther LVDS flat panel differential pairs (LVDS_A[0:3]+/-, LVDS_B[0:3]+/-.
LVDS_A_CK+/-, LVDS_B_CK+/-) shall have 100ƻ terminations across the pairs at the
destination. These terminations may be on the Carrier Board if the Carrier Board
implements a LVDS deserializer on-board.
LVDS Channel B differential clock
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
PD 100K to GND
PD 100K to GND
PD 100K to GND
PU 4.7K to 3.3V
PU 4.7K to 3.3V
LVDS panel power enable
LVDS panel backlight enable
LVDS panel backlight brightness control
I2C clock output for LVDS display use
I2C data line for LVDS display use
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LPC Signals and Descriptions
Signal
LPC_AD0
LPC_AD1
LPC_AD2
LPC_AD3
LPC_FRAME#
LPC_DRQ0#
LPC_DRQ1#
LPC_SERIRQ
LPC_CLK
Pin#
B4
B5
B6
B7
B3
B8
B9
A50
B10
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
I/O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I/O CMOS
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
AL968
Description
LPC multiplexed address, command and data bus
LPC frame indicates the start of an LPC cycle
NC
NC
LPC serial DMA request
LPC serial interrupt
LPC clock output - 24MHz nominal
SPI Signals and Descriptions
Signal
SPI_CS#
SPI_MISO
SPI_MOSI
SPI_CLK
Pin#
B97
A92
A95
A94
Module Pin Type
O CMOS
I CMOS
O CMOS
O CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SPI_POWER
A91
O
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
BIOS_DIS0#
A34
PU 10K to 3.3V
I CMOS
BIOS_DIS1#
AL968
PU 47K to 3.3V
NA
B88
PU 10K to 3.3V
Description
Chip select for Carrier Board SPI - may be sourced from chipset SPI0 or SPI1
Data in to Module from Carrier SPI
Data out from Module to Carrier SPI
Clock from Module to Carrier SPI
Power supply for Carrier Board SPI – sourced from Module – nominally 3.3V. The
Module shall provide a minimum of 100mA on SPI_POWER. Carriers shall use less than
100mA of SPI_POWER. SPI_POWER shall only be used to power SPI devices on the
Carrier
Selection straps to determine the BIOS boot device.
The Carrier should only float these or pull them low, please refer to
COM Express Module Base Specification Revision 2.1 for strapping options of BIOS
disable signals.
JP6 (BIOS_DIS1#)
2-3 L
2-3 L
1-2 H
1-2 H
JP5 (BIOS_DIS0#)
2-3 L
1-2 H
2-3 L
1-2 H
Boot from
SPI0 on Module (Default)
SPI0 on Carrier
Carrier LPC_FWH
Module SPI
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VGA Signals and Descriptions
Signal
VGA_RED
VGA_GRN
VGA_BLU
VGA_HSYNC
VGA_VSYNC
VGA_I2C_CK
VGA_I2C_DAT
Pin#
B89
B91
B92
B93
B94
B95
B96
Module Pin Type
O Analog
O Analog
O Analog
O CMOS
O CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
Analog
Analog
Analog
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
AL968
PD 150 to GND
PD 150 to GND
PD 150 to GND
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
AL968
Description
Red for monitor. Analog output
Green for monitor. Analog output
Blue for monitor. Analog output
Horizontal sync output to VGA monitor
Vertical sync output to VGA monitor
DDC clock line (I2C port dedicated to identify VGA monitor capabilities)
DDC data line.
Serial Interface Signals and Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
SER0_TX
A98
O CMOS
3.3V/5V
SER0_RX
A99
I CMOS
3.3V/5V
SER1_TX
A101
O CMOS
3.3V/5V
SER1_RX
A102
I CMOS
3.3V/5V
PU 10K to 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
Description
General purpose serial port 0 transmitter
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from VCC_12V)
General purpose serial port 0 receiver
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from VCC_12V)
General purpose serial port 1 transmitter
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from VCC_12V)
General purpose serial port 1 receiver
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from VCC_12V)
Miscellaneous Signals and Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
SPKR
B32
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
AL968
WDT
B27
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
FAN_PWMOUT
B101
O OD CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PD 100K to GND
FAN_TACHIN
B102
I OD CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
PU 47K to 3.3V
TPM_PP
A96
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
Description
Output for audio enunciator - the "speaker" in PC-AT systems. This port provides the PC
beep signal and is mostly intended for debugging purposes.
Output indicating that a watchdog time-out event has occurred.
Fan speed control. Uses the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technique to control the
fan's RPM.
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from
VCC_12V)
Fan tachometer input for a fan with a two pulse output.
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from
VCC_12V)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Physical Presence pin. Active high. TPM chip has an
internal pull down. This signal is used to indicate Physical Presence to the TPM.
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Power and System Management Signals and Descriptions
Signal
Pin#
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
AL968
PWRBTN#
B12
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
SYS_RESET#
B49
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 3.3K to 3.3V
CB_RESET#
B50
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PWR_OK
B24
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
SUS_STAT#
B18
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
SUS_S3#
A15
O CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PD 100K to GND
SUS_S4#
SUS_S5#
WAKE0#
A18
A24
B66
O CMOS
O CMOS
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PD 100K to GND
PD 100K to GND
PU 1K to 3.3V
WAKE1#
B67
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 1K to 3.3V
BATLOW#
A27
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/ 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
LID#
A103
I OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/12V
PU 47K to 3.3V
SLEEP#
B103
I OD CMOS
3.3V Suspend/12V
PU 4.7K to 3.3V
Module Pin Type
I CMOS
O CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V / 3.3V
3.3V / 3.3V
AL968
PU 1K to 3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
Description
A falling edge creates a power button event. Power button events can be used to bring
a system out of S5 soft off and other suspend states, as well as powering the system
Reset button input. Active low request for Module to reset and reboot. May be falling
edge sensitive. For situations when SYS_RESET# is not able to reestablish control of the
system, PWR_OK or a power cycle may be used.
Reset output from Module to Carrier Board. Active low. Issued by Module chipset and
may result from a low SYS_RESET# input, a low PWR_OK input, a VCC_12V power
input that falls below the minimum specification, a watchdog timeout, or may be
initiated by the Module software.
Power OK from main power supply. A high value indicates that the power is good. This
signal can be used to hold off Module startup to allow Carrier based FPGAs or other
configurable devices time to be programmed.
Indicates imminent suspend operation; used to notify LPC devices.
Indicates system is in Suspend to RAM state. Active low output. An inverted copy of
SUS_S3# on the Carrier Board may be used to enable the non-standby power on a
typical ATX supply.
Indicates system is in Suspend to Disk state. Active low output.
Indicates system is in Soft Off state.
PCI Express wake up signal.
General purpose wake up signal. May be used to implement wake-up on PS2 keyboard
or mouse activity.
Indicates that external battery is low. This port provides a battery-low signal to the
Module for orderly transitioning to power saving or power cut-off ACPI modes.
LID switch. Low active signal used by the ACPI operating system for a LID switch.
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from
VCC_12V)
Sleep button. Low active signal used by the ACPI operating system to bring the
system to sleep state or to wake it up again.
(Recommend add Protecting Logic Level Signals on Pins Reclaimed from
VCC_12V)
Thermal Protection Signals and Descriptions
Signal
THRM#
THRMTRIP#
Pin#
B35
A35
Description
Input from off-Module temp sensor indicating an over-temp situation.
Active low output indicating that the CPU has entered thermal shutdown.
SM Bus Signals and Descriptions
Signal
SMB_CK
SMB_DAT
Pin#
B13
B14
Module Pin Type
I/O OD CMOS
I/O OD CMOS
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
AL968
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
PU 2.2K to 3.3V
SMB_ALERT#
B15
I CMOS
3.3V Suspend/3.3V
PU 10K to 3.3V
Description
System Management Bus bidirectional clock line.
System Management Bus bidirectional data line.
System Management Bus Alert – active low input can be used to generate an SMI#
(System Management Interrupt) or to wake the system.
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GPIO Signals and Descriptions
Signal
GPO0
GPO1
GPO2
GPO3
GPI0
GPI1
GPI2
GPI3
Pin#
A93
B54
B57
B63
A54
A63
A67
A85
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
O CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
I CMOS
3.3V / 3.3V
Module Pin Type
Pwr Rail /Tolerance
AL968
Description
General purpose output pins.
Upon a hardware reset, these outputs should be low.
PU
PU
PU
PU
47K
47K
47K
47K
to
to
to
to
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
3.3V
General purpose input pins.
Pulled high internally on the Module.
Power and GND Signals and Descriptions
Signal
VCC_12V
VCC_5V_SBY
Pin#
A104~A109
B104~B109
C104~C109
D104~D109
AL968
Primary power input: +12V nominal. All available VCC_12V pins on the connector(s)
shall be used.
Power
B84~B87
Power
VCC_RTC
A47
Power
GND
A1, A11, A21, A31,
A41, A51, A57, A60,
A66, A70, A80, A90,
A100, A110, B1, B11,
B21 ,B31, B41, B51,
B60, B70, B80, B90,
B100, B110, C1, C2,
C5, C8, C11, C14,
C21, C31, C41, C51,
C60, C70, C73, C76, Power
C80, C84, C87, C90,
C93, C96, C100,
C103, C110, D1, D2,
D5, D8, D11, D14,
D21, D31, D41, D51,
D60, D67, D70, D73,
D76, D80, D84, D87,
D90, D93, D96,
D100, D103, D110
Description
Standby power input: +5.0V nominal. If VCC5_SBY is used, all available VCC_5V_SBY
pins on the connector(s) shall be used. Only used for standby and suspend functions.
May be left unconnected if these functions are not used in the system design.
Real-time clock circuit-power input. Nominally +3.0V.
Ground - DC power and signal and AC signal return path.
All available GND connector pins shall be used and tied to Carrier
Board GND plane.
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Cooling Option
Installing AL968 onto a Carrier Board
Heat Sink
Important:
The carrier board (COM332-B) used in this section is for reference purpose only and
may not resemble your carrier board. These illustrations are mainly to guide you on
how to install AL968 onto the carrier board of your choice.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
1. Grasp AL968 by its edges and position it on top of the carrier board with the mounting
holes of AL968 aligning with the standoffs on the carrier board. This will also align the
COM Express connectors of the two boards to each other.
Top View of the Heat Sink
Mounting holes
COM Express connectors
on AL968
1
1
Mounting standoffs
Bottom View of the Heat Sink
COM Express connectors
on the carrier board
• “1” denotes the location of the thermal pad/paste designed to contact the corresponding components that are on AL968.
Important:
Remove the plastic covering from the thermal pads prior to mounting the heat sink
onto AL968.
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Installing the COM Express Debug Card
2. Press AL968 down firmly to seat it in the COM Express connectors of the carrier board.
Verify that AL968 is firmly seated in the COM Express connectors of the carrier board.
Note:
The system board used in the following illustrations may not resemble the actual
board. These illustrations are for reference only.
Pressing points
1. COMe-LINK1 is the COM Express debug card designed for COM Express Compact modules
to debug and display signals and codes of COM Express modules.
COMe-LINK1
COMe-DEBUG Connector
Note:
The above illustration shows the pressing points of the module onto the carrier board.
Be careful when pressing the module, it may damage the socket.
COM Express
Connectors
3. Use the provided mounting screws to secure AL968 with heat sink to the carrier board.
Top view
Mounting screws
COM Express
Connectors
Bottom view
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2. Connect the COMe-DEBUG card to COMe-LINK1 via a cable.
4. Use the provided screws to fix the COMe-LINK1 debug card onto the carrier board.
COMe-DEBUG
Screws
Code Review
Control
80 Port Display
COMe-LINK1
LPC
COMe-LINK1/2
Connector
COM Express
Type Display
Carrier Board
COM Express
Signal Display
COM Express
Power Display
COMe-DEBUG
Power/Reset/
Sleep/LID control
5. Then use the instructions from the previous section to install module and heat sink on the
top of the COMe-LINK1 debug card.
Cable
COMe-DEBUG
COMe-LINK1
module
COMe-LINK1
Carrier Board
Side View of the Module, Debug Card and Carrier Board
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Chapter 4 - BIOS Setup
Legends
Overview
KEYs
Function
Right and Left Arrows
Moves the highlight left or right to select a
menu.
Up and Down Arrows
Moves the highlight up or down between
submenus or fields.
<Esc>
Exits to the BIOS setup utility
+ (plus key)
Scrolls forward through the values or
options of the hightlighted field.
- (minus key)
Scolls backward through the values or
options of the hightlighted field.
<F1>
Displays general help
<F2>
Displays previous values
Default Configuration
<F9>
Optimized defaults
Most of the configuration settings are either predefined according to the Load Optimal Defaults
settings which are stored in the BIOS or are automatically detected and configured without
requiring any actions. There are a few settings that you may need to change depending on
your system configuration.
<F10>
Saves and reset the setup program.
<Enter>
Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted
submenu
The BIOS is a program that takes care of the basic level of communication between the CPU
and peripherals. It contains codes for various advanced features found in this system board.
The BIOS allows you to configure the system and save the configuration in a battery-backed
CMOS so that the data retains even when the power is off. In general, the information stored
in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM will stay unchanged unless a configuration change has been
made such as a hard drive replaced or a device added.
It is possible that the CMOS battery will fail causing CMOS data loss. If this happens, you need
to install a new CMOS battery and reconfigure the BIOS settings.
Note:
The BIOS is constantly updated to improve the performance of the system board;
therefore the BIOS screens in this chapter may not appear the same as the actual
one. These screens are for reference purpose only.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
Scroll Bar
The BIOS Setup Utility can only be operated from the keyboard and all commands are keyboard commands. The commands are available at the right side of each setup screen.
When a scroll bar appears to the right of the setup screen, it indicates that there are more
available fields not shown on the screen. Use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through all
the available fields.
The BIOS Setup Utility does not require an operating system to run. After you power up the
system, the BIOS message appears on the screen and the memory count begins. After the
memory test, the message “Press DEL to run setup” will appear on the screen. If the message
disappears before you respond, restart the system or press the “Reset” button. You may also
restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.
Submenu
When “” appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu which contains
additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to
that field and press <Enter>.
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AMI BIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Main
The Advanced menu allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are
defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance
of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.
The Main menu is the first screen that you will see when you enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Main
Important:
Setting incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2018 American Megatrends, Inc.
Advanced
Boot
Security
Save & Exit
Project Name
BIOS Version
EC Version
AL968
B182.06A
2017.05.18 v0.4
Set the Time. Use Tab
to switch between Time
elements.
Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor E3940 @ 1.60GHz
CPU Speed
CPI ID
L1 Data Cache
L2 Instruction Cache
L2 RAM
L3 Cache
Number of Processors
BXT SOC
Microcode Revision
1600 MHz
506C9
24 kB x 4
32 kB x 4
1024 kB x 2
Not Present
4
B1
2C
Total Memory
System Memory Speed
SODIMM 0
SODIMM 1
4096 MB
1600 MHz
4096 MB
Not Present
TXE FW Version
3.1.50.2222
System Time
System Date
[00:03:13]
[Sun 02/06/2018]
Main
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Boot
Save & Exit
Advanced
ACPI Configuration

CPU Configuration
System ACPI Parameters.

Video Configuration

Audio Configuration

SATA Configuration

PCI Express Configuration

Console Redirection
 Select Screen
 Select Item

PC Health Status

WatchDog Configuration

IT8528 Super IO Configuration
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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System Time
The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24-hour
military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Hour displays hours from 00 to
23. Minute displays minutes from 00 to 59. Second displays seconds from 00 to 59.
System Date
The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>. Day displays a day, from
Sunday to Saturday. Month displays the month, from 01 to 12. Date displays the date,
from 01 to 31. Year displays the year, from 2005 to 2099.
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ACPI Configuration
CPU Configuration
This section is used to configure ACPI settings.
This section is used to configure the CPU.
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[Disabled]
[Always On]
Wake On LAN
After G3
EIST
Turbo Mode
C-States
Enable or Disable the
Wake on Lan
 Select Screen
 Select Item
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enable/Disable Intel
SpeedStep
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Wake On LAN
EIST
Enable or Disable this field to use the LAN signal to wake up the system.
This field is used to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology,
which helps optimize the balance between system’s power consumption and performance. After it is enabled in the BIOS, you can enable the EIST feature using the
operating system’s power management.
After G3
This field is to specify what state the system should be in when power is re-applied
after a power failure (G3, the mechanical-off, state).
Always On
Turbo Mode
The system is in working state.
This field is used to enable or disable processor turbo mode (requires that EMTTM
is enabled too), which allows the processor core to automatically run faster than the
base frequency when the processor’s power, temperature, and specification are within
the limits of TDP.
Always Off The system is in soft-off state, except for trickle current to devices such
as the power button.
BGRT Logo
C-States
Enable or disable the display of an operating system logo or image during boot using
the BGRT (Boot Graphics Resource Table) mechanism. This field only appears when
Quiet Boot field of Boot menu is set to enabled.
Enable or disable CPU Power Management. It allows CPU to go to C States when it’s
not 100% utilized.
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Video Configuration
Audio Configuration
This section configures the video settings.
This section configures the audio settings.
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[Enabled]
Audio Controller
Primary Display
Integrated Graphics Device
PTN3460 Function
LCD Panel Type
LCD Panel Color Depth
[IGD]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[1024x768]
[24 Bit]

Select which of IGD/
PCIe Graphics device
should be Primary
Display
Enable/Disable HD-Audio
Support
 Select Screen
 Select Item
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Audio Controller
Primary Display
Control the detection of the high-definition audio device.
Select either IGD or PCIe Graphics device to be the primary display.
Disabled
HD Audio will be disabled.
Enabled
HD Audio will be enabled.
Integrated Graphics Device
Enable or disable the integrated graphics device (IGD). When enabled, the integrated
graphics device is selected as the primary video adaptor.
PTN3460 Function
Enable or disable PTN3460 LCD features.
LCD Panel Type
Select the type of LCD panel connected to the system’s LCD connector: 800x480,
800x600, 1024x768, 1366x768, 1280x1024 or 1920x1080. Please check the specifications of your LCD monitor.
LCD Panel Color Depth
Select the LCD panel color depth: 18 Bit, 24 Bit, 36 Bit or 48 Bit.
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SATA Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
This section configures the SATA controller.
This section configues settings relevant to PCI Express devices.
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SATA Controller
SATA Mode Selection
SATA Interface Speed
[Enabled]
[AHCI]
[Gen3]
SATA Port 0
Port 0
Hot Plug
[Not Installed]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
SATA Port 1
Port 1
Hot Plug
[Not Installed]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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
PCI
Express
Express
Express

PCI Express

PCI Express
Enables or Disables
the Chipset SATA
Controller.

PCI

PCI
Root
Root
Root
Root
Root
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
1
3
4
5
6
Contol the PCI Express
Root Port.
Enable: Enable PCIe
root port
Disable: Disable PCIe
root port
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 Select Item
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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SATA Controller
This field is used to enable or disable the Serial ATA controller.
SATA Mode Selection
The mode selection determines how the SATA controller(s) operates.
AHCI Mode
This option allows the Serial ATA controller(s) to use AHCI (Advanced Host Controller
Interface).
SATA Interface Speed
Select Serial ATA controller(s) speed from Gen1 (1.5 Gbit/s), Gen2 (3 Gbit/s), or Gen 3
(6 Gbit/s).
SATA Port 0 and 1/Hot Plug
Enable or disable the Serial ATA port and its hot plug function.
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Console Redirection
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Advanced
PCI Express Root Port 3
Hot Plug
PCIe Speed
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
This section configures settings relevant to console redirection.
Contol the PCI Express
Root Port.
Enable: Enable PCIe
root port
Disable: Disable PCIe
root port
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 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Console Redirection Enable or Disable
COM1
Console Redirection

Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM2
Console Redirection
Redirection Settings
[Disabled]

Console
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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This field is used to enable or disable the PCI express root port.
Hot Plug
Console Redirection
Enable or disable the hot plug function of the PCI Express root port.
This field is used to enable or disable the console redirection function. When console redirection is set to enabled, console redirection settings are available like below
screen.
PCIe Speed
Select the speed of the PCI Express root port: Auto, Gen1 or Gen2.
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COM1
Console Redirection

Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]
COM2
Console Redirection
Redirection Settings
[Enabled]

Console
The settings specify how
the host computer and the
remote computer (which
the user is using) will exchange data. Both computers should have the same
or compatible settings.
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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COM1
Console Redirection Settings
Terminal Type
Bits per second
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
[VT100+]
[115200]
[8]
[None]
[1]
This section only displays the hardware health monitor.
Emulation: ANSI:
Extended ASCII char set.
VT100: ASCII char set.
VT100+: Extends VT100
to support color, function
keys, etc. VT-UTF8: Uses
UTF8 encoding to map
Unicode chars onto 1 or
more bytes.
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CPU Temperature
System FAN Speed
VCore
VBAT
V_SM
VGFX
1.0v
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
+37 C
0 RPM
+0.920 V
+3.272 V
+1.363 V
+0.938 V
+1.052 V
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Terminal Type
Select terminal type: VT100, VT100+, VT-UTF8 or ANSI.
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Bits per second
Select serial port transmission speed: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600 or 115200.
Data Bits
Select data bits: 7 bits or 8 bits.
Parity
Select parity bits: none, even or odd.
Stop Bits
Select stop bits: 1 bit or 2 bits.
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WatchDog Configuration
IT8528 Super IO Configuration
This section is used to configure WatchDog parameters.
This section configures the system super I/O chip parameters.
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WatchDog1 function
[Disabled]
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Advanced
Enable/Disable WatchDog Timer.
Super IO Chip
Port 1 Configuration
Port 2 Configuration

Serial

Serial
IT8528
Set Parameters of Serial
Port 1 (COMA)
 Select Screen
 Select Item
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Reset
ESC: Exit
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WatchDog1 function
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This field is used to enable or disable the Watchdog timer function. When enabled,
WatchDog1 Timer is available for setting.
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port
Device Settings
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WatchDog1 function
WatchDog1 Timer
[Enabled]
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Enable or Disable Serial
Port (COM)
[Enabled]
IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;
Set WatchDog1 Timer
(Sec).
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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This field is used to enable or disable the serial port (COM).
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WatchDog1 Timer
This field is used to set WatchDog time in seconds. Input any value between 1 to 255
seconds.
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Security
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Security
Main
TPM20 Device Found
Vendor: INTC
Firmware Version: 3.1
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Save & Exit
Security
Boot
Advanced
Set Supervisor Password
Computing
Trusted
Security Device Support
Pending operation
Set Setup Supervisor
Password.
[Enabled]
[None]
Enables or Disables
BIOS support for security
device. O.S. will not show
Security Device. TCG
EFI protocol and INT1A
interface will not be
available.
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Security Device Support
Enables or Disables the BIOS support for the security device. O.S. will not show the
security device. TCG EFI protocol and TNT1A interface will not be available.
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Set Supervisor Password
Pending operation
Set the supervisor password.
Schedule an operation for the security device.
Trusted Computing
Note:
Your computer will reboot during restarting in order to change the security
device state.
This section configures settings relevant to Trusted Computing innovations.
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Boot
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Main
Setup Prompt Timeout
NumLock
Quiet Boot
Network Stack
Ipv4 PXE Support
Ipv6 PXE Support
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Advanced
Security
Setup Prompt Timeout
NumLock
Quiet Boot
Network Stack
Boot
1
[On]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Advanced
Save & Exit
Number of seconds to
wait for setup activation
key.
65535(0xFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Security
Boot
Save & Exit
1
[On]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enable/Disable UEFI
Network Stack
Boot Option Priorities
Driver Option Priorities
Boot Option Priorities
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Driver Option Priorities
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Ipv4 PXE Support
Setup Prompt Timeout
When enabled, Ipv4 PXE boot supports. When disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will not
be created.
Select the number of seconds to wait for the setup activation key. 65535 (0xFFFF)
denotes indefinite waiting.
Ipv6 PXE Support
NumLock
When enabled, Ipv6 PXE boot supports. When disabled, Ipv6 PXE boot option will not
be created.
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By default, the
system boots up with NumLock on wherein the function of the numeric keypad is the
number keys. When set to Off, the function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.
Note:
AL968 only supports UEFI boot, no Legacy boot.
Quiet Boot
This allows you to enable or disable quiet boot option. If Quiet Boot is set to enabled,
BGRT logo field will appear in the ACPI Configuration submenu.
Network Stack
This section is used to enable or disable UEFI network stack. When Network Stack is
set to enabled, it will display Ipv4 PXE Support and Ipv6 PXE Support.
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Updating the BIOS
Save & Exit
Main
To update the BIOS, you will need the new BIOS file and a flash utility. Please contact technical support or your sales representative for the files. For updating AMI BIOS in UEFI mode,
you may refer to the how-to-video at https://www.dfi.com/Knowledge/Video/5 .
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Save & Exit
Security
Advanced
Boot
Exit Saving Changes
Load Optimal Defaults
Discard Changes
Reset the system after
saving the changes.
 Select Screen
 Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F9: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Exit Saving Changes
Select this field and then press <Enter> to exit the system setup and save your
changes.
Load Optimal Defaults
Select this field and then press <Enter> to load optimal defaults.
Discard Changes
Select this field and then press <Enter> to exit the system setup without saving your
changes.
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Notice: BIOS SPI ROM
1. The Intel® Management Engine has already been integrated into this system board. Due to
the safety concerns, the BIOS (SPI ROM) chip cannot be removed from this system board
and used on another system board of the same model.
2. The BIOS (SPI ROM) on this system board must be the original equipment from the factory
and cannot be used to replace one which has been utilized on other system boards.
3. If you do not follow the methods above, the Intel® Management Engine will not be
updated and will cease to be effective.
Note:
a. You can take advantage of flash tools to update the default configuration of the
BIOS (SPI ROM) to the latest version anytime.
b. When the BIOS IC needs to be replaced, you have to populate it properly onto the
system board after the EEPROM programmer has been burned and follow the
technical person's instructions to confirm that the MAC address should be burned
or not.
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Chapter 5 - Supported Software
3. Go through the readme
document for more installation tips then click “Install”.
Install drivers, utilities and software applications that are required to facilitate and enhance the
performance of the system board. You may acquire the software from your sales representatives, from an optional DVD included in the shipment, or from the website download page at
https://www.dfi.com/DownloadCenter.
Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
The Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility is used for updating Windows® INF files so that
the Intel chipset can be recognized and configured properly in the system.
To install the utility, download “AL968 Chipset Driver” zip file at our website.
4. The step displays the
installing status in the progress.
1. Setup is ready to install the
utility. Click “Next”.
2. Read the license agreement
then click “Accept”.
5. After completing installation, click “Restart Now” to
exit setup.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Intel Graphics Drivers
3. Go through the readme
document for system requirements and installation
tips then click “Next”.
To install the driver, download “AL968 Graphics Driver” zip file at our website.
1. Setup is now ready to
install the graphics driver.
Click “Next”.
4. Setup is now installing
the driver. Click “Next” to
continue.
By default, the “Automatically run WinSAT and enable the Windows Aero desktop theme” is
enabled. With this enabled, after installing the graphics driver and the system rebooted, the
screen will turn blank for 1 to 2 minutes (while WinSAT is running) before the Windows 10
desktop appears. The “blank screen” period is the time Windows is testing the graphics performance.
We recommend that you skip this process by disabling this function then click “Next”.
2. Read the license agreement
then click “Yes”.
5. Click “Yes, I want to restart
this computer now” then
click “Finish”.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
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Audio Drivers
Intel LAN Drivers
To install the driver, download “AL968 Audio Driver” zip file at our website.
To install the driver, download “AL968 LAN Driver” zip file at our website.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next”.
1. Setup is ready to install the
driver. Click “Next”.
2. Click “Yes, I want to restart
my computer now” then
click “Finish”.
2. Click “I accept the terms
in the license agreement”
then click “Next”.
Restarting the system will
allow the new software
installation to take effect.
3. Select the program features
you want installed then
click “Next”.
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4. Click “Install” to begin the
installation.
6. After completing installation, click “Finish”.
5. The step displays the
installing status in the progress.
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Intel Trusted Execution Engine Driver
3. The step displays the
installing status in the
progress.
To install the driver, download “AL968 TXE Driver” zip file at our website.
1. Tick “I accept the terms
in the License Agreement”
and then click “Next”.
4. Click “Finish” when the
installation is complete.
2. The step shows the components which will be installed. Then, Click “Next”.
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IO Driver
3. Read the file information then
click “Next”.
To install the driver, download “AL968 SIO Driver” zip file at our website.
1. Setup is ready to install the driver.
Click “Next”.
4. Setup is ready to install the driver.
Click “Next”.
2. Read the license agreement carefully.
Click “I accept the terms in the License Agreement” then click “Next”.
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5. Setup is now installing the
driver.
6. Click “Finish”.
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Appendix A
Appendix A - Troubleshooting
The picture seems to be constantly moving.
1. The monitor has lost its vertical sync. Adjust the monitor’s vertical sync.
Troubleshooting Checklist
2. Move away any objects, such as another monitor or fan, that may be creating a magnetic
field around the display.
This chapter of the manual is designed to help you with problems that you may encounter
with your personal computer. To efficiently troubleshoot your system, treat each problem individually. This is to ensure an accurate diagnosis of the problem in case a problem has multiple
causes.
3. Make sure your video card’s output frequencies are supported by this monitor.
The screen seems to be constantly wavering.
Some of the most common things to check when you encounter problems while using your
system are listed below.
1. The power switch of each peripheral device is turned on.
1. If the monitor is close to another monitor, the adjacent monitor may need to be turned off.
Fluorescent lights adjacent to the monitor may also cause screen wavering.
2. All cables and power cords are tightly connected.
Power Supply
3. The electrical outlet to which your peripheral devices connected is working. Test the outlet
by plugging in a lamp or other electrical device.
When the computer is turned on, nothing happens.
4. The monitor is turned on.
1. Check that one end of the AC power cord is plugged into a live outlet and the other end
properly plugged into the back of the system.
5. The display’s brightness and contrast controls are adjusted properly.
2. Make sure that the voltage selection switch on the back panel is set for the correct type of
voltage you are using.
6. All add-in boards in the expansion slots are seated securely.
3. The power cord may have a “short” or “open”. Inspect the cord and install a new one if
necessary.
7. Any add-in board you have installed is designed for your system and is set up correctly.
Monitor/Display
If the display screen remains dark after the system is turned on:
1. Make sure that the monitor’s power switch is on.
2. Check that one end of the monitor’s power cord is properly attached to the monitor and the
other end is plugged into a working AC outlet. If necessary, try another outlet.
3. Check that the video input cable is properly attached to the monitor and the system’s
display adapter.
4. Adjust the brightness of the display by turning the monitor’s brightness control knob.
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Appendix A
Hard Drive
System Board
Hard disk failure.
1. Make sure the add-in card is seated securely in the expansion slot. If the add-in card is
loose, power off the system, re-install the card and power up the system.
1. Make sure the correct drive type for the hard disk drive has been entered in the BIOS.
2. Check the jumper settings to ensure that the jumpers are properly set.
2. If the system is configured with two hard drives, make sure the bootable (first) hard drive
is configured as Master and the second hard drive is configured as Slave. The master hard
drive must have an active/bootable partition.
3. Verify that all memory modules are seated securely into the memory sockets.
4. Make sure the memory modules are in the correct locations.
Excessively long formatting period.
5. If the board fails to function, place the board on a flat surface and seat all socketed components. Gently press each component into the socket.
If your hard drive takes an excessively long period of time to format, it is likely a cable connection problem. However, if your hard drive has a large capacity, it will take a longer time to
format.
6. If you made changes to the BIOS settings, re-enter setup and load the BIOS defaults.
Serial Port
The serial device (modem, printer) doesn’t output anything or is outputting garbled
characters.
1. Make sure that the serial device’s power is turned on and that the device is on-line.
2. Verify that the device is plugged into the correct serial port on the rear of the computer.
3. Verify that the attached serial device works by attaching it to a serial port that is working and configured correctly. If the serial device does not work, either the cable or the serial
device has a problem. If the serial device works, the problem may be due to the onboard I/O
or the address setting.
4. Make sure the COM settings and I/O address are configured correctly.
Keyboard
Nothing happens when a key on the keyboard was pressed.
1. Make sure the keyboard is properly connected.
2. Make sure there are no objects resting on the keyboard and that no keys are pressed during the booting process.
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Appendix B - System Error Message
DXE Phase Codes
Standard Status Codes
PEI Status Codes
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őńŊġŃŶŴġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŪŴġŴŵŢųŵŦťġ ġ
ıŹĺĴġ ġ
őńŊġŃŶŴġʼnŰŵġőŭŶŨġńŰůŵųŰŭŭŦųġŊůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġ
ıŹĺĵġ ġ
őńŊġŃŶŴġņůŶŮŦųŢŵŪŰůġ ġ
őńŊġŃŶŴġœŦŲŶŦŴŵġœŦŴŰŶųŤŦŴġ ġ
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őųŦĮŮŦŮŰųźġńőŖġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŪŴġŴŵŢųŵŦťġ
ıŹĺĶġ ġ
ıŹIJĶġ ġ
őųŦĮŮŦŮŰųźġŏŰųŵũġŃųŪťŨŦġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŪŴġŴŵŢųŵŦťġ
ıŹĺķġ ġ
őńŊġŃŶŴġłŴŴŪŨůġœŦŴŰŶųŤŦŴġ ġ
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őųŦĮŮŦŮŰųźġŔŰŶŵũġŃųŪťŨŦġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŪŴġŴŵŢųŵŦťġ
ıŹĺĺġ ġ
ŔŶűŦųġŊŐġŊůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġ ġ
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ŐņŎġűųŦĮŮŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŤŰťŦŴġ ġ
ıŹĺłġ ġ
ŖŔŃġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŪŴġŴŵŢųŵŦťġ
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ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůįġŔŦųŪŢŭġőųŦŴŦůŤŦġŅŦŵŦŤŵġĩŔőŅĪġťŢŵŢġųŦŢťŪůŨġ
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ŖŔŃġœŦŴŦŵġ ġ
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ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůįġŎŦŮŰųźġűųŦŴŦůŤŦġťŦŵŦŤŵŪŰůġ ġ
ıŹĺńġ ġ
ŖŔŃġŅŦŵŦŤŵġ ġ
ıŹijŅġ ġ
ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůįġőųŰŨųŢŮŮŪůŨġŮŦŮŰųźġŵŪŮŪůŨġŪůŧŰųŮŢŵŪŰůġ ġ ġ
ıŹĺŅġ ġ
ŖŔŃġņůŢţŭŦġ ġ
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ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůįġńŰůŧŪŨŶųŪůŨġŮŦŮŰųźġ ġ
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ŊŅņġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŪŴġŴŵŢųŵŦťġ
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ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġĩŰŵũŦųĪįġ ġ
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ŊŅņġœŦŴŦŵġ ġ
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ŊŅņġŅŦŵŦŤŵġ ġ
ıŹłĴġ ġ
ŊŅņġņůŢţŭŦġ ġ
ıŹłņġ ġ
ōŦŨŢŤźġŃŰŰŵġŦŷŦůŵġ
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ŖŔŃġũŰŵġűŭŶŨġ
PEI Error Codes
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ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŦųųŰųįġŊůŷŢŭŪťġŮŦŮŰųźġŵźűŦġŰųġŪůŤŰŮűŢŵŪţŭŦġŮŦŮŰųźġŴűŦŦťġ ġ
ıŹĶIJġ ġ
ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŦųųŰųįġŔőŅġųŦŢťŪůŨġũŢŴġŧŢŪŭŦťġ ġ
ıŹĶijġ ġ
ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŦųųŰųįġŊůŷŢŭŪťġŮŦŮŰųźġŴŪŻŦġŰųġŮŦŮŰųźġŮŰťŶŭŦŴġťŰġůŰŵġŮŢŵŤũįġ
ıŹĶĴġ ġ
ŎŦŮŰųźġŪůŪŵŪŢŭŪŻŢŵŪŰůġŦųųŰųįġŏŰġŶŴŢţŭŦġŮŦŮŰųźġťŦŵŦŤŵŦťġ ġ
ıŹŃķġ ġ
ńŭŦŢůĮŶűġŰŧġŏŗœłŎġ ġ
ıŹŃĸġ ġ
ńŰůŧŪŨŶųŢŵŪŰůġœŦŴŦŵġĩųŦŴŦŵġŰŧġŏŗœłŎġŴŦŵŵŪůŨŴĪġ
DXE Error Codes
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ŏŰġńŰůŴŰŭŦġŐŶŵűŶŵġŅŦŷŪŤŦŴġŢųŦġŧŰŶůťġ
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ŏŰġńŰůŴŰŭŦġŊůűŶŵġŅŦŷŪŤŦŴġŢųŦġŧŰŶůťġ ġ
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ŊůŷŢŭŪťġűŢŴŴŸŰųťġ ġ
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ACPI Checkpoints
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ŔźŴŵŦŮġŪŴġŦůŵŦųŪůŨġŔĴġŴŭŦŦűġŴŵŢŵŦġ
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ŔźŴŵŦŮġŪŴġŦůŵŦųŪůŨġŔĵġŴŭŦŦűġŴŵŢŵŦġ
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ŔźŴŵŦŮġŪŴġŦůŵŦųŪůŨġŔĶġŴŭŦŦűġŴŵŢŵŦġ
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ŔźŴŵŦŮġŪŴġŸŢŬŪůŨġŶűġŧųŰŮġŵũŦġŔĴġŴŭŦŦűġŴŵŢŵŦġ
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ŔźŴŵŦŮġŪŴġŸŢŬŪůŨġŶűġŧųŰŮġŵũŦġŔĵġŴŭŦŦűġŴŵŢŵŦġ
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ŔźŴŵŦŮġũŢŴġŵųŢůŴŪŵŪŰůŦťġŪůŵŰġłńőŊġŮŰťŦįġŊůŵŦųųŶűŵġŤŰůŵųŰŭŭŦųġŪŴġŪůġőŊńġŮŰťŦįġ ġ
ıŹłłġ ġ
ŔźŴŵŦŮġũŢŴġŵųŢůŴŪŵŪŰůŦťġŪůŵŰġłńőŊġŮŰťŦįġŊůŵŦųųŶűŵġŤŰůŵųŰŭŭŦųġŪŴġŪůġłőŊńġŮŰťŦįġ
Beep Code
ġ ķġ ġ ţŦŦűŴġ ġ ŇŭŢŴũġŶűťŢŵŦġŪŴġŧŢŪŭŦťġ ġ
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