NANO-945GSE User Manual
NANO-945GSE EPIC Motherboard
NANO-945GSE EPIC Motherboard
IEI Technology Corp.
MODEL:
NANO-945GSE
45 nm Intel® Atom™ Processor EPIC SBC Supports
2 GB DDR2 Memory, VGA, Dual LVDS, Dual PCIe GbE,
CF Type II, Dual SATA, PCI-104 and PCIe Mini
User Manual
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Rev. 1.01 – 11 March, 2009
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Revision
Date
11 March, 2009
Version
1.01
Changes
Added LVDS2 connector pinouts
Changed model name
25 September, 2008
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Initial release
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Copyright
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improve reliability, design and function and does not represent a commitment on the part
of the manufacturer.
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owners.
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Manual Conventions
WARNING!
Warnings appear where overlooked details may cause damage to the equipment or result
in personal injury. Warnings should be taken seriously. Warnings are easy to recognize.
The word “warning” is written as “WARNING,” both capitalized and bold and is followed by
text. The text is the warning message. A warning message is shown below:
WARNING:
This is an example of a warning message. Failure to adhere to warning
messages may result in permanent damage to the NANO-945GSE or
personal injury to the user. Please take warning messages seriously.
CAUTION!
Cautionary messages should also be heeded to help reduce the chance of losing data or
damaging the NANO-945GSE. Cautions are easy to recognize. The word “caution” is
written as “CAUTION,” both capitalized and bold and is followed. The italicized text is the
cautionary message. A caution message is shown below:
CAUTION:
This is an example of a caution message. Failure to adhere to cautions
messages may result in permanent damage to the NANO-945GSE.
Please take caution messages seriously.
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NOTE:
These messages inform the reader of essential but non-critical information. These
messages should be read carefully as any directions or instructions contained therein can
help avoid making mistakes. Notes are easy to recognize. The word “note” is written as
“NOTE,” both capitalized and bold and is followed by text. The text is the cautionary
message. A note message is shown below:
NOTE:
This is an example of a note message. Notes should always be read.
Notes contain critical information about the NANO-945GSE. Please
take note messages seriously.
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Packing List
NOTE:
If any of the components listed in the checklist below are missing,
please do not proceed with the installation. Contact the IEI reseller or
vendor you purchased the NANO-945GSE from or contact an IEI sales
representative directly. To contact an IEI sales representative, please
send an email to [email protected]
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The items listed below should all be included in the NANO-945GSE package.
1 x NANO-945GSE Single Board Computer
2 x RS-232 cable (P/N: 32200-000049-RS)
2 x SATA Cable (P/N: 32000-062800-RS)
1 x KB/MS Cable (P/N: 32000-000138-RS)
1 x Power Cable (P/N: 32100-087100-RS)
1 x Mini Jumper
1 x Utility CD
1 x QIG (Quick Installation Guide)
Images of the above items are shown in Chapter 3.
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Table of Contents
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INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................... 1
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1.1 OVERVIEW.................................................................................................................. 2
1.1.1 NANO-945GSE Introduction ............................................................................. 2
1.2 NANO-945GSE OVERVIEW ...................................................................................... 2
1.2.1 NANO-945GSE Overview Photo ....................................................................... 2
1.2.2 NANO-945GSE Peripheral Connectors and Jumpers....................................... 4
1.2.3 Technical Specifications..................................................................................... 5
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DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................. 8
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2.1 DIMENSIONS ............................................................................................................... 9
2.1.1 Board Dimensions.............................................................................................. 9
2.1.2 External Interface Panel Dimensions .............................................................. 10
2.2 DATA FLOW .............................................................................................................. 10
2.3 EMBEDDED NANO-945GSE PROCESSOR .................................................................11
2.3.1 Overview ........................................................................................................... 11
2.3.2 Features ........................................................................................................... 12
2.3.3 Front Side Bus (FSB) ....................................................................................... 13
2.4 INTEL 945GSE NORTHBRIDGE CHIPSET ................................................................... 14
2.4.1 Intel® 945GSE Overview................................................................................. 14
2.4.2 Intel® 945GSE DDR2 Controller.................................................................... 14
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2.4.3 Intel® 945GSE Graphics ................................................................................. 15
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2.4.3.1 Analog CRT Graphics Mode..................................................................... 15
2.4.3.2 LVDS Interface ......................................................................................... 16
2.4.3.3 TV Out Interface ....................................................................................... 17
2.4.3.4 Chrontel CH7308B SDVO / LVDS Support............................................. 17
2.5 INTEL® ICH7-M SOUTHBRIDGE CHIPSET ................................................................. 18
2.5.1 Intel® ICH7-M Overview ................................................................................. 18
2.5.2 Intel® ICH7-M Audio Controllers.................................................................... 19
2.5.2.1 Intel® ICH7-M Audio Codec ’97 Controller............................................. 19
2.5.2.2 Intel® ICH7-M High Definition (HD) Audio Controller .......................... 20
2.5.3 Intel® ICH7-M IDE Interface........................................................................... 20
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2.5.4 Intel® ICH7-M Low Pin Count (LPC) Interface .............................................. 21
2.5.5 Intel® ICH7-M PCI Interface........................................................................... 21
2.5.6 Intel® ICH7-M PCIe Bus ................................................................................. 22
2.5.6.1 PCIe GbE Ethernet.................................................................................... 22
2.5.6.2 PCIe Mini Expansion Slot ........................................................................ 24
2.5.7 Intel® ICH7-M Real Time Clock ...................................................................... 25
2.5.8 Intel® ICH7-M SATA Controller ...................................................................... 25
2.5.9 Intel® ICH7-M USB Controller........................................................................ 26
2.6 LPC BUS COMPONENTS ........................................................................................... 27
2.6.1 LPC Bus Overview........................................................................................... 27
2.6.2 BIOS Chipset.................................................................................................... 27
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2.6.3 iTE IT8718F Super I/O chipset........................................................................ 28
2.6.3.1 Super I/O LPC Interface ........................................................................... 29
2.6.3.2 Super I/O 16C550 UARTs ........................................................................ 29
2.6.3.3 Super I/O Digital Input/Output ................................................................. 29
2.6.3.4 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor ................................................... 29
2.6.3.5 Super I/O Fan Speed Controller................................................................ 29
2.6.3.6 Super I/O Keyboard/Mouse Controller..................................................... 30
2.6.3.7 Super I/O Parallel Port .............................................................................. 30
2.6.4 Fintek F81216DG LPC Serial Port Chipset.................................................... 30
2.7 ENVIRONMENTAL AND POWER SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................... 31
2.7.1 System Monitoring ........................................................................................... 31
2.7.2 Operating Temperature and Temperature Control........................................... 31
2.7.3 Power Consumption......................................................................................... 32
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3.1 ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................................... 34
3.2 UNPACKING .............................................................................................................. 34
3.2.1 Unpacking Precautions.................................................................................... 34
3.3 UNPACKING CHECKLIST ........................................................................................... 35
3.3.1 Package Contents............................................................................................. 35
3.3.2 Optional Items.................................................................................................. 36
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CONNECTORS ...................................................................................................... 38
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4.1 PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTORS..................................................................... 39
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4.1.1 NANO-945GSE Layout .................................................................................... 39
4.2 PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTORS..................................................................... 40
4.2.1 External Interface Panel Connectors............................................................... 41
4.3 INTERNAL PERIPHERAL CONNECTORS ...................................................................... 42
4.3.1 5V Power Connector........................................................................................ 42
4.3.2 AT Power Connector........................................................................................ 43
4.3.3 ATX Power Supply Enable Connector ............................................................. 44
4.3.4 Audio Connector (9-pin) .................................................................................. 45
4.3.5 Backlight Inverter Connector .......................................................................... 46
4.3.6 CompactFlash® Socket.................................................................................... 47
4.3.7 Digital Input/Output (DIO) Connector............................................................ 49
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4.3.8 Fan Connector (+12V, 3-pin) .......................................................................... 50
4.3.9 Front Panel Connector (8-pin) ........................................................................ 51
4.3.10 IDE Connector(44-pin).................................................................................. 52
4.3.11 Infrared Interface Connector (5-pin) ............................................................. 54
4.3.12 Keyboard/Mouse Connector .......................................................................... 55
4.3.13 LVDS LCD Connector ................................................................................... 56
4.3.14 Parallel Port Connector ................................................................................ 58
4.3.15 PCIe Mini Card Slot ...................................................................................... 59
4.3.16 PCI-104 Slot................................................................................................... 60
4.3.17 SATA Drive Connectors ................................................................................. 63
4.3.18 Serial Port Connectors (COM 3 and COM4) ................................................ 64
4.3.19 Serial Port Connector (COM 2)(RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485)....................... 65
4.3.20 TV Out Connector .......................................................................................... 66
4.3.21 USB Connectors (Internal) ............................................................................ 66
4.4 EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTOR PANEL ......................................... 67
4.4.1 Keyboard/Mouse Connector ............................................................................ 68
4.4.2 LAN Connectors............................................................................................... 69
4.4.3 Serial Port Connector (COM1) ....................................................................... 70
4.4.4 USB Connectors............................................................................................... 71
4.4.5 VGA Connector ................................................................................................ 71
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INSTALLATION .................................................................................................... 73
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5.1 ANTI-STATIC PRECAUTIONS ...................................................................................... 74
5.2 INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS .............................................................................. 75
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5.2.1 Installation Notices .......................................................................................... 75
5.2.2 Installation Checklist ....................................................................................... 76
5.3 UNPACKING .............................................................................................................. 77
5.4 SO-DIMM AND CF CARD INSTALLATION ................................................................ 77
5.4.1 SO-DIMM Installation ..................................................................................... 77
5.4.2 CF Card Installation........................................................................................ 78
5.5 JUMPER SETTINGS .................................................................................................... 79
5.5.1 AT Power Select Jumper Settings..................................................................... 80
5.5.2 CF Card Setup ................................................................................................. 81
5.5.3 Clear CMOS Jumper........................................................................................ 82
5.5.4 COM 2 Function Select Jumper....................................................................... 83
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5.5.5 LVDS1 Panel Resolution Jumper..................................................................... 84
5.5.6 LVDS Voltage Selection.................................................................................... 86
5.5.7 PCI-104 Voltage Setup ..................................................................................... 87
5.6 CHASSIS INSTALLATION ............................................................................................ 88
5.6.1 Airflow.............................................................................................................. 88
5.6.2 Motherboard Installation................................................................................. 89
5.7 INTERNAL PERIPHERAL DEVICE CONNECTIONS ........................................................ 89
5.7.1 Peripheral Device Cables ................................................................................ 89
5.7.2 AT Power Connection ...................................................................................... 90
5.7.3 5.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation .................................................................. 92
5.7.4 7.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation .................................................................. 94
5.7.5 ATA Flat Cable Connection ............................................................................. 95
5.7.6 SATA Drive Connection ................................................................................... 96
5.7.7 Single RS-232 Cable (w/o Bracket) ................................................................. 98
5.7.8 USB Cable (Dual Port without Bracket) ......................................................... 99
5.7.9 Parallel Port Cable without Bracket ............................................................. 100
5.7.10 Dual RS-422/485 Cables.............................................................................. 102
5.8 EXTERNAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE CONNECTION ................................................. 103
5.8.1 LAN Connection (Single Connector) ............................................................. 104
5.8.2 PS/2 Y-Cable Connection............................................................................... 104
5.8.3 Serial Device Connection .............................................................................. 105
5.8.4 USB Connection (Dual Connector) ............................................................... 106
5.8.5 VGA Monitor Connection .............................................................................. 107
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BIOS SCREENS.................................................................................................... 109
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6.1 INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................110
6.1.1 Starting Setup.................................................................................................. 110
6.1.2 Using Setup ..................................................................................................... 110
6.1.3 Getting Help.................................................................................................... 111
6.1.4 Unable to Reboot After Configuration Changes............................................. 111
6.1.5 BIOS Menu Bar............................................................................................... 111
6.2 MAIN.......................................................................................................................112
6.3 ADVANCED ..............................................................................................................113
6.3.1 CPU Configuration......................................................................................... 114
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6.3.2 IDE Configuration .......................................................................................... 115
6.3.2.1 IDE Master, IDE Slave ............................................................................117
6.3.3 Super IO Configuration ................................................................................. 123
6.3.4 Hardware Health Configuration.................................................................... 127
6.3.5 Power Configuration...................................................................................... 131
6.3.5.1 ACPI configuration ................................................................................. 132
6.3.5.2 APM Configuration................................................................................. 133
6.3.6 Remote Configuration .................................................................................... 136
6.3.7 USB Configuration......................................................................................... 140
6.4 PCI/PNP................................................................................................................. 142
6.5 BOOT...................................................................................................................... 145
6.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration........................................................................... 145
6.5.2 Boot Device Priority ...................................................................................... 148
6.6 SECURITY ............................................................................................................... 149
6.7 CHIPSET ................................................................................................................. 150
6.7.1 North Bridge Chipset Configuration ............................................................. 151
6.7.2 SouthBridge Configuration............................................................................ 154
6.8 EXIT ....................................................................................................................... 155
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7.1 AVAILABLE SOFTWARE DRIVERS ............................................................................ 158
7.2 STARTING THE DRIVER PROGRAM .......................................................................... 158
7.3 CHIPSET DRIVER INSTALLATION ............................................................................. 160
7.4 VGA DRIVER INSTALLATION .................................................................................. 165
7.5 LAN DRIVER INSTALLATION .................................................................................. 170
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7.6 AUDIO DRIVER INSTALLATION ............................................................................... 172
7.6.1 HD Audio Installation.................................................................................... 173
7.6.2 AC’97 Driver Installation .............................................................................. 176
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TERMINOLOGY ................................................................................................. 184
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C.1 DIO INTERFACE INTRODUCTION ............................................................................ 190
C.2 DIO CONNECTOR PINOUTS .................................................................................... 190
C.3 ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE SAMPLES ........................................................................... 191
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C.3.1 Enable the DIO Input Function..................................................................... 191
C.3.2 Enable the DIO Output Function .................................................................. 191
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WATCHDOG TIMER............................................................................................ 192
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ADDRESS MAPPING ......................................................................................... 195
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E.1 I/O ADDRESS MAP ............................................................................................... 196
E.2 IRQ ADDRESS MAP.............................................................................................. 198
E.3 MEMORY ADDRESS MAP ...................................................................................... 199
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F.1 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DISCLOSURE TABLE FOR IPB PRODUCTS CERTIFIED AS ROHS
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List of Figures
Figure 1-1: NANO-945GSE ...........................................................................................2
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Figure 1-2: NANO-945GSE Overview [Front View] ....................................................3
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Figure 1-3: NANO-945GSE Overview [Solder Side] ...................................................4
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Figure 2-1: NANO-945GSE Dimensions (mm) ..........................................................10
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Figure 2-2: External Interface Panel Dimensions (mm)...........................................10
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Figure 2-3: Data Flow Block Diagram........................................................................11
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Figure 2-4: Embedded Processor Covered by Heat Sink........................................12
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Figure 2-5: Front Side Bus .........................................................................................13
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Figure 2-6: DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket ...........................................................................14
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Figure 2-7: VGA Connector ........................................................................................16
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Figure 2-8: Chrontel SDVO-to-LVDS DAC Chipset ..................................................18
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Figure 2-9: IDE Connector..........................................................................................20
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Figure 2-10: PCI-104 Connector.................................................................................22
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Figure 2-11: Realtek PCI GbE Controllers ................................................................23
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Figure 2-12: PCIe Mini Slot.........................................................................................25
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Figure 2-13: SATA Connectors ..................................................................................26
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Figure 2-14: Onboard USB Implementation .............................................................27
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Figure 2-15: Super I/O .................................................................................................28
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Figure 4-1: Connector and Jumper Locations [Front Side] ....................................39
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Figure 4-2: Connector and Jumper Locations [Solder Side]..................................40
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Figure 4-3: 5V Power Connector Pinouts .................................................................43
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Figure 4-4: AT Power Connector Location ...............................................................44
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Figure 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Location...................................45
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Figure 4-6: Audio Connector Location (9-pin) .........................................................46
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Figure 4-7: Panel Backlight Connector Pinout Locations.......................................47
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Figure 4-8: CF Card Socket Location ........................................................................48
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Figure 4-9: DIO Connector Connector Locations ....................................................49
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Figure 4-10: +12V Fan Connector Location..............................................................51
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Figure 4-11: Front Panel Connector Pinout Locations (8-pin) ...............................52
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Figure 4-12: Secondary IDE Device Connector Locations......................................53
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Figure 4-13: Infrared Connector Pinout Locations ..................................................54
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Figure 4-14: Keyboard/Mouse Connector Location.................................................55
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Figure 4-15: LVDS LCD Connector Pinout Locations .............................................56
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Figure 4-16: Parallel Port Connector Location.........................................................58
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Figure 4-17: PCIe Mini Card Slot Location ...............................................................59
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Figure 4-18: PCI-104 Slot Location............................................................................61
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Figure 4-19: SATA Drive Connector Locations........................................................63
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Figure 4-20: COM Connector Pinout Locations .......................................................64
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Figure 4-21: RS-232/422/485 Serial Port Connector Location ................................65
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Figure 4-22: TV Connector Pinout Locations...........................................................66
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Figure 4-23: USB Connector Pinout Locations........................................................67
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Figure 4-24: NANO-945GSE External Peripheral Interface Connector ..................68
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Figure 4-25: PS/2 Pinout and Configuration.............................................................68
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Figure 4-26: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector ....................................................................69
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Figure 4-27: COM1 Pinout Locations ........................................................................70
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Figure 4-28: VGA Connector ......................................................................................72
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Figure 5-1: SO-DIMM Installation...............................................................................77
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Figure 5-2: CF Card Installation.................................................................................79
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Figure 5-3: Jumper Locations....................................................................................79
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Figure 5-4: AT Power Select Jumper Location ........................................................81
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Figure 5-5: CF Card Setup Jumper Location............................................................82
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Figure 5-6: Clear CMOS Jumper ................................................................................83
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Figure 5-7: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Location .............................................84
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Figure 5-8:LVDS Panel Resolution Jumper Pinout Locations ...............................85
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Figure 5-9: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Pinout Locations..............................87
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Figure 5-10: PCI-104 Voltage Setup Jumper Pinout Locations ..............................88
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Figure 5-11: Power Cable to Motherboard Connection...........................................91
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Figure 5-12: Connect Power Cable to Power Supply ..............................................92
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Figure 5-13: 5.1 Channel Audio Kit............................................................................93
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Figure 5-14: 7.1 Channel Audio Kit............................................................................95
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Figure 5-15: IDE Cable Connection ...........................................................................96
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Figure 5-16: SATA Drive Cable Connection .............................................................97
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Figure 5-17: SATA Power Drive Connection ............................................................98
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Figure 5-18: Single RS-232 Cable Installation..........................................................99
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Figure 5-19: Dual USB Cable Connection.............................................................. 100
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Figure 5-20: LPT Cable Connection ....................................................................... 101
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Figure 5-21: Connect the LPT Device..................................................................... 102
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Figure 5-22: Dual Serial Port Connector Cable Connection ................................ 103
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Figure 5-23: LAN Connection.................................................................................. 104
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Figure 5-24: PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector..................................................... 105
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Figure 5-25: Serial Device Connector .................................................................... 106
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Figure 5-26: USB Connector ................................................................................... 107
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Figure 5-27: VGA Connector ................................................................................... 108
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Figure 7-1: Start Up Screen..................................................................................... 159
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Figure 7-2: Select Operating System ..................................................................... 159
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Figure 7-3: Drivers.................................................................................................... 160
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Figure 7-4: Chipset Driver Screen .......................................................................... 161
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Figure 7-5: Chipset Driver Welcome Screen ......................................................... 161
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Figure 7-6: Chipset Driver License Agreement..................................................... 162
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Figure 7-7: Chipset Driver Read Me File ................................................................ 163
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Figure 7-8: Chipset Driver Setup Operations ........................................................ 164
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Figure 7-9: Chipset Driver Installation Finish Screen .......................................... 165
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Figure 7-10: VGA Driver Read Me File.................................................................... 166
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Figure 7-11: VGA Driver Setup Files Extracted..................................................... 166
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Figure 7-12: VGA Driver Welcome Screen............................................................. 167
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Figure 7-13: VGA Driver License Agreement ........................................................ 168
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Figure 7-14: VGA Driver Read Me File.................................................................... 168
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Figure 7-15: VGA Driver Setup Operations ........................................................... 169
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Figure 7-16: VGA Driver Installation Finish Screen.............................................. 169
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Figure 7-17: LAN Driver Welcome Screen ............................................................. 170
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Figure 7-18: LAN Driver Welcome Screen ............................................................. 171
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Figure 7-19: LAN Driver Installation ....................................................................... 171
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Figure 7-20: LAN Driver Installation Complete ..................................................... 172
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Figure 7-21: Audio Driver Options.......................................................................... 173
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Figure 7-22: Extract HD Audio Driver Installation Files ....................................... 174
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Figure 7-23: HD Audio Driver Welcome Screen .................................................... 175
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Figure 7-24: System Update.................................................................................... 176
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Figure 7-25: AC’97 Driver Installation File Extraction .......................................... 177
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Figure 7-26: AC’97 Driver Installation Welcome Screen ...................................... 177
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Figure 7-27: AC’97 Driver Installation Verification............................................. 178
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Figure 7-28: AC’97 Driver Installation .................................................................... 178
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Figure 7-29: AC’97 Driver Installation Complete................................................... 179
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List of Tables
Table 1-1: Technical Specifications ............................................................................7
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Table 2-1: Supported HDD Specifications ................................................................21
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Table 2-2: Power Consumption .................................................................................32
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Table 4-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors..............................................................41
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Table 4-2: Rear Panel Connectors.............................................................................42
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Table 4-3: 5V Power Connector Pinouts ...................................................................43
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Table 4-4: AT Power Connector Pinouts ..................................................................44
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Table 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Pinouts ......................................45
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Table 4-6: Audio Connector Pinouts (9-pin).............................................................46
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Table 4-7: Panel Backlight Connector Pinouts ........................................................47
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Table 4-8: CF Card Socket Pinouts ...........................................................................49
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Table 4-9: DIO Connector Connector Pinouts..........................................................50
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Table 4-10: +12V Fan Connector Pinouts .................................................................51
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Table 4-11: Front Panel Connector Pinouts (8-pin) .................................................52
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Table 4-12: Secondary IDE Connector Pinouts........................................................54
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Table 4-13: Infrared Connector Pinouts....................................................................55
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Table 4-14: Keyboard/Mouse Connector Pinouts ....................................................56
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Table 4-15: LVDS LCD Port Connector Pinouts (LVDS1)........................................57
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Table 4-16: LVDS LCD Port Connector Pinouts (LVDS2)........................................57
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Table 4-17: Parallel Port Connector Pinouts ............................................................59
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Table 4-18: PCIe Mini Card Slot Pinouts ...................................................................60
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Table 4-19: PCI-104 Slot Connector Pinouts ............................................................62
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Table 4-20: SATA Drive Connector Pinouts .............................................................63
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Table 4-21: COM Connector Pinouts.........................................................................64
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Table 4-22: RS-232/RS-485 Serial Port Connector Pinouts.....................................65
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Table 4-23: TV Port Connector Pinouts ....................................................................66
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Table 4-24: USB Port Connector Pinouts .................................................................67
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Table 4-25: Keyboard Connector Pinouts ................................................................68
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Table 4-26: LAN Pinouts.............................................................................................69
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Table 4-27: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector LEDs............................................................70
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Table 4-28: RS-232 Serial Port (COM 1) Pinouts ......................................................70
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Table 4-29: USB Port Pinouts ....................................................................................71
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Table 4-30: VGA Connector Pinouts .........................................................................72
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Table 5-1: Jumpers......................................................................................................80
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Table 5-2: AT Power Select Jumper Settings...........................................................81
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Table 5-3: CF Card Setup Jumper Settings ..............................................................82
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Table 5-4: Clear CMOS Jumper Settings ..................................................................83
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Table 5-5: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Settings................................................84
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Table 5-6: LVDS Panel Resolution Jumper Settings ...............................................85
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Table 5-7: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Settings ..............................................86
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Table 5-8: PCI-104 Voltage Setup Jumper Settings.................................................87
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Table 5-9: IEI Provided Cables...................................................................................89
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Table 6-1: BIOS Navigation Keys............................................................................ 111
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List of BIOS Menus
Menu 1: Main............................................................................................................. 112
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Menu 2: Advanced.................................................................................................... 114
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Menu 3: CPU Configuration .................................................................................... 115
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Menu 4: IDE Configuration ...................................................................................... 116
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Menu 5: IDE Master and IDE Slave Configuration ................................................ 118
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Menu 6: Super IO Configuration ............................................................................. 123
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Menu 7: Hardware Health Configuration ............................................................... 128
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Menu 8: Power Configuration ................................................................................. 132
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Menu 9: ACPI Configuration ................................................................................... 133
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Menu 10:Advanced Power Management Configuration....................................... 134
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Menu 11: Remote Access Configuration [Advanced] .......................................... 137
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Menu 12: USB Configuration .................................................................................. 141
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Menu 13: PCI/PnP Configuration ............................................................................ 143
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Menu 14: Boot........................................................................................................... 145
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Menu 15: Boot Settings Configuration................................................................... 146
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Menu 16: Boot Device Priority Settings ................................................................. 148
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Menu 17: Security..................................................................................................... 149
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Menu 18: Chipset...................................................................................................... 150
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Menu 19:North Bridge Chipset Configuration....................................................... 151
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Menu 20:SouthBridge Chipset Configuration ....................................................... 154
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Menu 21:Exit ............................................................................................................. 155
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Chapter
1
1 Introduction
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1.1 Overview
Figure 1-1: NANO-945GSE
1.1.1 NANO-945GSE Introduction
The NANO-945GSE EPIC motherboards are embedded 45 nm Intel® Atom™ processor
platforms. The Intel® Atom™ processor N270 embedded on the NANO-945GSE has a
1.60 GHz clock speed, a 533 MHz FSB and a 512 KB L2 cache. The NANO-945GSE also
supports one 200-pin 533 MHz 2.0 GB (max.) DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM. The standard
model
comes
with
a
single
18-bit
dual-channel
LVDS
connector
and
the
NANO-945GSELVDS model comes with an additional 24-bit dual channel LVDS
connector. The NANO-945GSE also comes with two PCI Express (PCIe) Gigabit Ethernet
(GbE) connectors, a PCI-104 expansion slot and a PCIe mini slot on the solder side.
1.2 NANO-945GSE Overview
1.2.1 NANO-945GSE Overview Photo
The NANO-945GSE has a wide variety of peripheral interface connectors. Figure 1-2 is a
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Figure 1-2: NANO-945GSE Overview [Front View]
Figure 1-3 shows the rear side of the NANO-945GSE.
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Figure 1-3: NANO-945GSE Overview [Solder Side]
1.2.2 NANO-945GSE Peripheral Connectors and Jumpers
The NANO-945GSE has the following connectors on-board:
1 x +12V power source connector
1 x 5V power connector
1 x Audio connector
1 x ATX power control connector
2 x Backlight inverter connectors
1 x CompactFlash® socket
1 x Digital input/output (DIO) connector
1 x Fan connector
1 x Front panel connector
1 x IDE disk drive connectors (44-pin)
1 x Infrared interface (IrDA) connector
1 x Keyboard connector
2 x LVDS connectors
1 x Parallel port connector
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1 x PCI-104 slot
1 x PCIe Mini Card slot
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) drive connectors
2 x RS-232 serial port connectors
1 x RS-232/422/485 serial port connector
1 x TV Out connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports four USB 2.0 devices)
The NANO-945GSE has the following external peripheral interface connectors on the
board rear panel.
2 x Ethernet connectors
1 x PS/2 connector
1 x Serial port connector
2 x USB connectors
1 x VGA connector
The NANO-945GSE has the following on-board jumpers:
AT Power Mode Setting
Clear CMOS
CF card setup
LVDS1 Voltage Selection
LVDS1 and LVDS2 Panel Resolution Selection
LVDS2 Voltage Selection
COM2 Port Mode setting
PC104+ VIO Selector
1.2.3 Technical Specifications
NANO-945GSE technical specifications are listed in Table 1-1. See Chapter 2 for details.
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Specification
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Form Factor
EPIC
System CPU
45 nm 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ N270
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Front Side Bus (FSB)
533 MHz
Northbridge: Intel® 945GSE
System Chipset
Southbridge: Intel® ICH7-M
One 200-pin SO-DIMM socket supports one 533 MHz 2.0
Memory
GB (max.) DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM
CompactFlash®
One CompactFlash® Type II socket
Super I/O
ITE IT8718
Intel® Generation 3.5 integrated GFX core (133 MHz)
HDTV with 1080i maximum resolution supported
Dual LVDS support
Display
18-bit dual channel LVDS integrated in Intel® 945GSE
NANO-945GSELVDS2: 18/24-bit dual-channel supported
with CH7308
BIOS
AMI BIOS label
5.1 channel audio kit with Realtek ALC655 AC'97 codec
Audio
7.1 channel HD audio kit with Realtek ALC883 codec
supports dual audio streams
LAN
Two Realtek RTL8111CP GbE controllers
Three RS-232 serial ports
COM
One RS-232/422/485 serial port
Six USB 2.0 devices supported:
USB2.0
Four by onboard pin-headers
Two by external connectors
One 44-pin IDE connector connects to two Ultra
Hard Drives
ATA33/66/100 devices
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SATA
Two 1.5 Gbps SATA drives supported
Keyboard/mouse
One external PS/2 connector
Parallel Port
One 26-pin parallel port connector
One PCI-104 expansion slot (PCI bus)
Expansion
One PCIe mini card (PCIe bus)
One 8-bit digital input/output connector; 4-bit input/4-bit
Digital I/O
output through the ITE IT8718 super I/O
Software programmable 1-255 sec. through the ITE IT8718
Watchdog Timer
super I/O
One infrare connector through the ITE IT8718 super I/O.
Infrared
Supports:
Serial Infrared (SIR)
Amplitude Shift Keyed IR (ASKIR)
Power Supply
Power Consumption
ATX and AT power supported
12V @ 1.53 A
(1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ one 2.0 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM)
Temperature
0ºC – 60ºC (32ºF - 140ºF)
Humidity (operating)
5%~95% non-condensing
Dimensions (LxW)
115mm x 165mm
Weight (GW/NW)
700g/350g
Table 1-1: Technical Specifications
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Chapter
2
2 Detailed Specifications
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2.1 Dimensions
2.1.1 Board Dimensions
The dimensions of the board are listed below:
Length:
165 mm
Width:
115 mm
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Figure 2-1: NANO-945GSE Dimensions (mm)
2.1.2 External Interface Panel Dimensions
External peripheral interface connector panel dimensions are shown in Figure 2-2.
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Figure 2-2: External Interface Panel Dimensions (mm)
2.2 Data Flow
Figure 2-3 shows the data flow between the two on-board chipsets and other components
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Figure 2-3: Data Flow Block Diagram
2.3 Embedded NANO-945GSE Processor
2.3.1 Overview
The NANO-945GSE comes with an embedded 45 nm 1.60 GHz Intel® Atom™ processor
N270. The processor supports a 533 MHz FSB and has a 1.6 GHz 512 KB L2 cache. The
low power processor has a maximum power of 2.5 W. The processor is covered with a
heat sink and is shown in Figure 2-4 below.
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Figure 2-4: Embedded Processor Covered by Heat Sink
2.3.2 Features
Some of the features of the Intel® Atom™ processor N270 are listed below
On-die, primary 32-kB instructions cache and 24-kB write-back data cache
533-MHz source-synchronous front side bus (FSB)
2-Threads support
On-die 512-kB, 8-way L2 cache
Support for IA 32-bit architecture
Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions-2 and -3 (Intel® SSE2 and Intel® SSE3)
support and Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extension 3 (SSSE3) support
Micro-FCBGA8 packaging technologies
Thermal management support via Intel® Thermal Monitor 1 and Intel Thermal
Monitor 2
FSB Lane Reversal for flexible routing
Supports C0/C1(e)/C2(e)/C4(e)
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L2 Dynamic Cache Sizing
Advanced power management features including Enhanced Intel
SpeedStep® Technology
Execute Disable Bit support for enhanced security
2.3.3 Front Side Bus (FSB)
The Intel® Atom™ processor on the NANO-945GSE is interfaced to the Intel 945GSE
Northbridge through a 533 MHz front side bus (FSB). The FSB is shown in Figure 2-5
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Figure 2-5: Front Side Bus
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2.4 Intel 945GSE Northbridge Chipset
2.4.1 Intel® 945GSE Overview
The Intel 945GSE Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) supports the embedded
Intel® Atom™ N270 processor. The Intel 945GSE is interfaced to the processor through a
533 MHz FSB.
2.4.2 Intel® 945GSE DDR2 Controller
There is one 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM socket on the NANO-945GSE. The socket supports
DDR2 SO-DIMM with the following specifications:
Maximum Memory supported 2 GB (1 GB per rank)
Support for DDR2 at 400 MHz and 533 MHz
No support for Dual-Channel Interleaved mode of operation
Enhanced Addressing support (Swap only)
The SO-DIMM socket is shown in Figure 2-6 below.
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2.4.3 Intel® 945GSE Graphics
The Intel® 945GSE supports CRT, LVDS, TV-OUT and SDVO. The SDVO bus is
interfaced through a Chrontel SDVO-to-LVDS transmitter to a second LVDS connector.
The internal graphics engine has the following features:
Intel® Gen 3.5 Integrated Graphics Engine
250-MHz core render clock and 200 MHz core display clock at 1.05-V core
voltage
Supports TV-Out, LVDS, CRT and SDVO
Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT 3.0)
Intel® Display Power Saving Technology 2.0 (Intel® DPST 2.0)
Intel® Smart 2D Display Technology (Intel® S2DDT)
Intel® Automatic Display Brightness
Video Capture via x1 concurrent PCIe port
Concurrent operation of x1 PCIe and SDVO
4x pixel rate HWMC
Microsoft DirectX* 9.1 operating system
Intermediate Z in Classic Rendering
Internal Graphics Display Device States: D0, D1, D3
Graphics Display Adapter States: D0, D3.
2.4.3.1 Analog CRT Graphics Mode
The analog CRT bus is interfaced to an external DB-15 interface connector. The
connector is shown below.
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Figure 2-7: VGA Connector
Some of the features of the CRT include:
Integrated 400-MHz RAMDAC
Analog Monitor Support up to QXGA
Support for CRT Hot Plug
2.4.3.2 LVDS Interface
The LVDS interface is connected directly to one of the LVDS connectors on the board.
Some of the features of the LVDS interface include:
Panel support up to UXGA (1600 x 1200)
25-MHz to 112-MHz single-/dual-channel; @18 bpp
o
TFT panel type supported
Pixel Dithering for 18-bit TFT panel to emulate 24-bpp true color displays
Panel Fitting. Panning, and Center Mode Supported
CPIS 1.5 compliant
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Spread spectrum clocking supported
Panel Power Sequencing support
Integrated PWM interface for LCD backlight inverter control
2.4.3.3 TV Out Interface
The TV Out interface has the following features.
Three integrated 10-bit DACS
Overscaling
NTSC/PAL
Component, S-Video and Composite Output interfaces
HDTV support
o
480p/720p/1080i/1080p
2.4.3.4 Chrontel CH7308B SDVO / LVDS Support
A 30-pin LVDS crimp connector is connected to the Chrontel CH7308B chipset, which is
connected to the Intel® 945GSE through one of the SDVO ports. Some of the features of
the transmitter include.
18/24-bit outputs
Up to 140 megapixels per second
The Chrontel SDVO-to-LVDS transmitter is shown in Figure 2-8.
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Figure 2-8: Chrontel SDVO-to-LVDS DAC Chipset
2.5 Intel® ICH7-M Southbridge Chipset
2.5.1 Intel® ICH7-M Overview
The Intel® ICH7-M southbridge chipset is connected to the Intel® 945GSE northbridge
GMCH through the chip-to-chip Direct Media Interface (DMI). Some of the features of the
Intel® ICH7-M are listed below.
Complies with PCI Express Base Specification, Revision 1.0a
Complies with PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.3 and supports 33MHz
PCI operations
Supports ACPI Power Management Logic
Contains:
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o
Interrupt controller
Timer functions
Integrated SATA host controller with DMA operations interfaced to four SATA
connectors on the NANO-945GSE
Integrated IDE controller supports Ultra ATA 100/66/33
Supports the four USB 2.0 devices on the NANO-945GSE with four UHCI
controllers and one EHCI controller
Complies with System Management Bus (SMBus) Specification, Version 2.0
Supports Audio Codec ’97 (AC’97) Revision 2.3
Supports Intel® High Definition Audio
Contains Low Pin Count (LPC) interface
Supports Firmware Hub (FWH) interface
Serial peripheral interface support
2.5.2 Intel® ICH7-M Audio Controllers
The Intel® ICH7-M has the following to audio controllers.
AC’97 controller
HD Audio controller
The controllers share the same pins and only one can be activated at a time. The
controllers are interfaced to the NANO-945GSE audio connector which is in turn
connected to an option audio kit with either an AC’97 codec or an HD Audio codec.
2.5.2.1 Intel® ICH7-M Audio Codec ’97 Controller
The Audio Codec ’97 (AC’97) controller integrated into the ICH7-M complies with AC’97
Component Specification, Version 2.3. The AC’97 controller is connected to the onboard
audio connector. The audio connector is connected to an optional 5.1 channel audio kit
with an embedded AC’97 audio codec. The AC’97 controller supports up to six PCM audio
output channels. Complete surround sound requires six-channel audio consisting of:
Front left
Front right
Back left
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Back right
Center
Subwoofer
2.5.2.2 Intel® ICH7-M High Definition (HD) Audio Controller
The Intel® HD Audio controller on the Intel® ICH7-M shares pins with the AC’97 controller.
Only one controller can be used at a time. Intel® HD Audio controller is interfaced through
the Intel® High Definition Audio serial link to the audio connector which is in turn
connected to an optional 7.1 channel audio kit with an HD audio codec.
2.5.3 Intel® ICH7-M IDE Interface
The integrated IDE interface on the ICH7-M southbridge supports two IDE hard disks and
ATAPI devices. The IDE connector is shown in Figure 2-9 below.
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Figure 2-9: IDE Connector
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PIO IDE transfers up to 16MB/s and Ultra ATA transfers of 100MB/s. The integrated IDE
interface is able to support the following IDE HDDs:
Ultra ATA/100, with data transfer rates up to 100MB/s
Ultra ATA/66, with data transfer rates up to 66MB/s
Specification
Ultra
Ultra
ATA/100
ATA/66
IDE devices
2
2
PIO Mode
0–4
0–4
PIO Max Transfer Rate
16.6 MB/s
16.6 MB/s
DMA/UDMA designation
UDMA 3 - 4
UDMA 3 – 4
DMA/UDMA Max
100MB/s
66MB/s
5V
5V
Transfer
Controller Interface
Table 2-1: Supported HDD Specifications
2.5.4 Intel® ICH7-M Low Pin Count (LPC) Interface
The ICH7-M LPC interface complies with the LPC 1.1 specifications. The LPC bus from
the ICH7-M is connected to the following components:
BIOS chipset
Super I/O chipset
2.5.5 Intel® ICH7-M PCI Interface
The PCI interface on the ICH7-M is compliant with the PCI Revision 2.3 implementation.
Some of the features of the PCI interface are listed below.
PCI Revision 2.3 compliant
33MHz
5V tolerant PCI signals (except PME#)
Integrated PCI arbiter supports up to seven PCI bus masters
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The PCI bus is connected to a PCI-104 connector as shown in Figure 2-10.
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Figure 2-10: PCI-104 Connector
2.5.6 Intel® ICH7-M PCIe Bus
The Intel® ICH7-M southbridge chipset has four PCIe lanes. Two of the four PCIe lanes
are interfaced to PCIe GbE controller. A third PCIe lane is interfaced to a PCIe mini
socket.
2.5.6.1 PCIe GbE Ethernet
Two PCIe lanes are connected to two Realtek RTL8111C PCIe GbE controllers shown in
Figure 2-11 below.
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Figure 2-11: Realtek PCI GbE Controllers
The Realtek RTL8111C PCIe GbE controllers combine a triple-speed IEEE 802.3
compliant Media Access Controller (MAC) with a triple-speed Ethernet transceiver, 32-bit
PCIe bus controller, and embedded memory. With state-of-the-art DSP technology and
mixed-mode signal technology, they offer high-speed transmission over CAT 5 UTP cable
or CAT 3 UTP (10Mbps only) cable. Functions such as Crossover Detection &
Auto-Correction, polarity correction, adaptive equalization, cross-talk cancellation, echo
cancellation, timing recovery, and error correction are implemented to provide robust
transmission and reception capability at high speeds.
Some of the features of the Realtek RTL8111CP PCIe GbE controllers are listed below.
Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver
Auto-Negotiation with Next Page capability
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Supports PCI Express™ 1.1
Supports pair swap/polarity/skew correction
Crossover Detection & & Auto-Correction
Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support
Microsoft® NDIS5, NDIS6 Checksum Offload (IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP) and
Segmentation Task-offload (Large send and Giant send) support
Supports Full Duplex flow control (IEEE 802.3x)
Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding
Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
Serial EEPROM
Transmit/Receive on-chip buffer support
Supports power down/link down power saving
Supports PCI MSI (Message Signaled Interrupt) and MSI-X
Supports Receive-Side Scaling (RSS)
2.5.6.2 PCIe Mini Expansion Slot
One PCIe x1 port in combination with a USB port on the ICH7-M is interfaced directly to a
PCIe mini expansion slot. This enables the addition of PICe mini expansion devices. The
PCIe mini slot is shown in Figure 2-12.
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Figure 2-12: PCIe Mini Slot
2.5.7 Intel® ICH7-M Real Time Clock
256 bytes of battery backed RAM is provided by the Motorola MC146818A real time clock
(RTC) integrated into the ICH7-M. The RTC operates on a 3V battery and 32.768KHz
crystal. The RTC keeps track of the time and stores system data even when the system is
turned off.
2.5.8 Intel® ICH7-M SATA Controller
The integrated SATA controller on the ICH7-M southbridge supports up to four SATA
drives with independent DMA operations. Two SATA controllers are connected to two
SATA connectors on the NANO-945GSE. The SATA connectors are shown in Figure
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Figure 2-13: SATA Connectors
SATA controller specifications are listed below.
Supports four SATA drives
Supports 3Gb/s data transfer speeds
Supports Serial ATA Specification, Revision 1.0a
2.5.9 Intel® ICH7-M USB Controller
Up to six high-speed, full-speed or low-speed USB devices are supported by the ICH7-M
on the NANO-945GSE. High-speed USB 2.0, with data transfers of up to 480MB/s, is
enabled with the ICH7-M integrated Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) compliant
host controller. USB full-speed and low-speed signaling is supported by the ICH7-M
integrated Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) controllers.
The six USB ports implemented on the NANO-945GSE are connected to two internal
connectors and one external connector. See Figure 2-14.
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Figure 2-14: Onboard USB Implementation
2.6 LPC Bus Components
2.6.1 LPC Bus Overview
The LPC bus is connected to components listed below:
BIOS chipset
Super I/O chipset
LPC Serial Port Chipset
2.6.2 BIOS Chipset
The BIOS chipset has a licensed copy of AMI BIOS installed on the chipset. Some of the
BIOS features are listed below:
AMI Flash BIOS
SMIBIOS (DMI) compliant
Console redirection function support
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PXE (Pre-boot Execution Environment) support
USB booting support
2.6.3 iTE IT8718F Super I/O chipset
The iTE IT8718F Super I/O chipset is connected to the ICH7-M southbridge through the
LPC bus.
Figure 2-15: Super I/O
The iTE IT8718F is an LPC interface-based Super I/O device that comes with
Environment Controller integration. Some of the features of the iTE IT8718F chipset are
listed below:
ACPI and LANDesk Compliant
Enhanced Hardware Monitor
Fan Speed Controller
Two 16C550 UARTs for serial port control
One IEEE 1284 Parallel Port
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Keyboard Controller
Watchdog Timer
Some of the Super I/O features are described in more detail below:
2.6.3.1 Super I/O LPC Interface
The LPC interface on the Super I/O complies with the Intel® Low Pin Count Specification
Rev. 1.0. The LPC interface supports both LDRQ# and SERIRQ protocols as well as PCI
PME# interfaces.
2.6.3.2 Super I/O 16C550 UARTs
The onboard Super I/O has two integrated 16C550 UARTs that can support the following:
Two standard serial ports (COM1 and COM2)
IrDa 1.0 and ASKIR protocols
Another chipset connected to the LPC bus provided connectivity to another two serial port
connectors (COM3 and COM4).
2.6.3.3 Super I/O Digital Input/Output
The input mode supports switch debouncing or programmable external IRQ routing. The
output mode supports two sets of programmable LED blinking periods.
2.6.3.4 Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor
The Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor monitors three thermal inputs, VBAT
internally, and eight voltage monitor inputs. These hardware parameters are reported in
the BIOS and can be read from the BIOS Hardware Health Configuration menu.
2.6.3.5 Super I/O Fan Speed Controller
The Super I/O fan speed controller enables the system to monitor the speed of the fan.
One of the pins on the fan connector is reserved for fan speed detection and interfaced to
the fan speed controller on the Super I/O. The fan speed is then reported in the BIOS.
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2.6.3.6 Super I/O Keyboard/Mouse Controller
The Super I/O keyboard/mouse controller can execute the 8042 instruction set. Some of
the keyboard controller features are listed below:
The 8042 instruction is compatible with a PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse
Gate A20 and Keyboard reset output
Supports multiple keyboard power on events
Supports mouse double-click and/or mouse move power on events
2.6.3.7 Super I/O Parallel Port
The multi-mode high-performance parallel port supports the bi-directional Standard
Parallel Port (SPP), the Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and the Extended Capabilities Port
(ECP) modes.
2.6.4 Fintek F81216DG LPC Serial Port Chipset
The Fintek F81216DG chipset enables the addition of four additional UART serial ports
(COM3 and COM4). UART includes 16-byte send/receive FIFO. The Fintek serial port
chipset is interfaced to the Southbridge chipset through the LPC bus. Some of the features
of the Fintek chipset are listed below:
Supports LPC interface
Totally provides 4 UART (16550 asynchronous) ports
o
o
3 x Pure UART
1 x UART+IR
One Watch dog timer with WDTOUT# signal
One Frequency input 24/48MHz
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2.7 Environmental and Power Specifications
2.7.1 System Monitoring
Two thermal inputs on the NANO-945GSE Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor
monitor the following temperatures:
System temperature
CPU temperature
Eight voltage inputs on the NANO-945GSE Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor
monitor the following voltages:
CPU Core
+1.05V
+3.3V
+12V
+1.5V
+1.8V
+5VSB
VBAT
The NANO-945GSE Super I/O Enhanced Hardware Monitor also monitors the following
fan speeds:
CPU Fan speed
The values for the above environmental parameters are all recorded in the BIOS
Hardware Health Configuration menu.
2.7.2 Operating Temperature and Temperature Control
The maximum and minimum operating temperatures for the NANO-945GSE are listed
below.
Minimum Operating Temperature: 0ºC (32°F)
Maximum Operating Temperature: 60°C (140°F)
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A heat sink must be installed on the CPU. Thermal paste must be smeared on the lower
side of the heat sink before it is mounted on the CPU. Heat sinks are also mounted on the
northbridge and southbridge chipsets to ensure the operating temperature of these chips
remain low.
2.7.3 Power Consumption
Table 2-2 shows the power consumption parameters for the NANO-945GSE running with
762H804
a 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom™ with 2.0 GB DDR2 memory.
Voltage
Current
+12V
1.53A
Table 2-2: Power Consumption
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Chapter
3
3 Unpacking
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3.1 Anti-static Precautions
WARNING!
Failure to take ESD precautions during the installation of the
NANO-945GSE
may
result
in
permanent
damage
to
the
NANO-945GSE and severe injury to the user.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious damage to electronic components,
including the NANO-945GSE. Dry climates are especially susceptible to ESD. It is
therefore critical that whenever the NANO-945GSE, or any other electrical component is
handled, the following anti-static precautions are strictly adhered to.
Wear an anti-static wristband: - Wearing a simple anti-static wristband can
help to prevent ESD from damaging the board.
Self-grounding:- Before handling the board touch any grounded conducting
material. During the time the board is handled, frequently touch any
conducting materials that are connected to the ground.
Use an anti-static pad: When configuring the NANO-945GSE, place it on an
antic-static pad. This reduces the possibility of ESD damaging the
NANO-945GSE.
Only handle the edges of the PCB:- When handling the PCB, hold the PCB
by the edges.
3.2 Unpacking
3.2.1 Unpacking Precautions
When the NANO-945GSE is unpacked, please do the following:
Follow the anti-static precautions outlined in Section 3.1.
763H805
Make sure the packing box is facing upwards so the NANO-945GSE does not
fall out of the box.
Make sure all the components shown in Section 3.3 are present.
764H80
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3.3 Unpacking Checklist
NOTE:
If any of the components listed in the checklist below are missing, do
not proceed with the installation. Contact the IEI reseller or vendor the
NANO-945GSE was purchased from or contact an IEI sales
representative directly by sending an email to [email protected]
326H50
3.3.1 Package Contents
The NANO-945GSE is shipped with the following components:
Quantity
Item and Part Number
1
NANO-945GSE
2
SATA cable
Image
(P/N: 32000-062800-RS)
1
KB/MS PS/2 Y-cable
(P/N: 32000-000138-RS)
1
AT 12V Cable
(P/N: 32100-087100-RS)
2
1 COM (wo bracket)
(P/N: 32200-000049-RS)
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1
Mini jumper pack (2.0mm)
(P/N:33100-000033-RS)
1
Utility CD
1
Quick Installation Guide
3.3.2 Optional Items
The NANO-945GSE is shipped with the following components:
Item and Part Number
Dual USB cable (wo bracket)
(P/N: 32000-044300-RS)
LPT cable (wo bracket)
(P/N: 32200-015100-RS)
RS-232/422/485 cable
(P/N: 32200-026500-RS)
ATX cable
(P/N: 32100-043403)
HDTV output cable
(P/N: 32000-083701-RS)
HDD cable
(P/N: 32200-000009-RS)
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IDE-cable
(P/N: 32200-008800)
SATA power cable
(P/N: 32100-088600-RS)
Audio kit_ 5.1 Channel
(P/N: AC-KIT08R-R10)
Audio kit_ 7.1 Channel
(P/N: AC-KIT-883HD-R10)
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Chapter
4
4 Connectors
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4.1 Peripheral Interface Connectors
4.1.1 NANO-945GSE Layout
Figure 4-1 shows the on-board peripheral connectors, rear panel peripheral connectors
768H0
and on-board jumpers.
Figure 4-1: Connector and Jumper Locations [Front Side]
Figure 4-2 shows the solder side of the NANO-945GSE.
80H
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Figure 4-2: Connector and Jumper Locations [Solder Side]
4.2 Peripheral Interface Connectors
Table 4-1 shows a list of the peripheral interface connectors on the NANO-945GSE.
769H80
Detailed descriptions of these connectors can be found below.
Connector
Type
Label
+12V power source connector
4-pin ATX
CN1 and CN2
5V power connector
2-pin wafer
CN3
Audio connector
9-pin header
J_AUDIO1
ATX power control connector
3-pin wafer
ATXCTL1
Backlight inverter connectors
5-pin wafer
INVERTER2
Backlight inverter connectors
5-pin wafer
INVERTER1
CompactFlash® socket
50-pin CF socket
CF1
Digital input/output (DIO) connector
10-pin header
DIO1
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Fan connector
3-pin wafer
CPU_FAN1
Front panel connector
8-pin header
F_PANEL1
IDE disk drive connectors (44-pin)
44-pin box header
IDE1
Infrared interface (IrDA) connector
5-pin header
IR1
Keyboard connector
6-pin wafer
KB1
LVDS connector
30-pin crimp
LVDS2
LVDS connector
30-pin crimp
LVDS1
Parallel port connector
26-pin header
LPT1
PCI-104 slot
120-pin socket
PC104_PLUS1
PCIe Mini Card slot
PCIe Mini Slot
CN4
Serial ATA (SATA) drive connectors
7-pin SATA
SATA1
Serial ATA (SATA) drive connectors
7-pin SATA
SATA2
RS-232 serial port connector
10-pin header
COM3
RS-232 serial port connector
10-pin header
COM4
RS-232/422/485 serial port connector
14-pin header
COM2
TV Out connector
6-pin header
TV1
USB 2.0 connector
8-pin header
USB01
USB 2.0 connector
8-pin header
USB23
Table 4-1: Peripheral Interface Connectors
4.2.1 External Interface Panel Connectors
Table 4-2 lists the rear panel connectors on the NANO-945GSE. Detailed descriptions of
70H81
these connectors can be found in Section 4.4 on page 67.
71H8
72H81
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Connector
Type
Label
Ethernet connector
RJ-45
LAN1
Ethernet connector
RJ-45
LAN2
Keyboard/mouse
PS/2
KB_MS1
RS-232 serial port connector
Male DB-9
COM1
Dual USB port
USB port
USB
VGA port connector
15-pin female
VGA1
Table 4-2: Rear Panel Connectors
4.3 Internal Peripheral Connectors
Internal peripheral connectors are found on the motherboard and are only accessible
when the motherboard is outside of the chassis. This section has complete descriptions of
all the internal, peripheral connectors on the NANO-945GSE.
4.3.1 5V Power Connector
CN Label:
CN3
CN Type:
2-pin wafer (1x3)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-3
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-3
813H
814H
The 5V Power Connector provides +5V power output.
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Figure 4-3: 5V Power Connector Pinouts
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
2
GND
Table 4-3: 5V Power Connector Pinouts
4.3.2 AT Power Connector
CN Label:
CN1 & CN2
CN Type:
4-pin AT power connector (1x4)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-4
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-4
815H
816H
The 4-pin +12V AT power connector is connected directly to an AT power supply.
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Figure 4-4: AT Power Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
4
+12V
Table 4-4: AT Power Connector Pinouts
4.3.3 ATX Power Supply Enable Connector
CN Label:
ATXCTL1
CN Type:
3-pin wafer (1x3)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-5
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-5
817H
81H
The ATX power supply enable connector enables the NANO-945GSE to be connected to
an ATX power supply. In default mode, the NANO-945GSE can only us an AT power
supply. To enable an ATX power supply the AT Power Select jumper must also be
configured. Please refer to Chapter 3 for more details.
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Figure 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
PS-ON
3
+5V Standby
Table 4-5: ATX Power Supply Enable Connector Pinouts
4.3.4 Audio Connector (9-pin)
CN Label:
J_AUDIO1
CN Type:
9-pin header (2x5)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-6
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-6
819H
820H
The 9-pin audio connector is connected to external audio devices including speakers and
microphones for the input and output of audio signals to and from the system.
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Figure 4-6: Audio Connector Location (9-pin)
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
SYNC
2
BITCLK
3
SDOUT
4
PCBEEP
5
SDIN
6
RST#
7
VCC
8
GND
9
+12V
Table 4-6: Audio Connector Pinouts (9-pin)
4.3.5 Backlight Inverter Connector
CN Label:
INVERTER1 and INVERTER2
CN Type:
5-pin wafer (1x5)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-7
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-7
821H
82H
The backlight inverter connectors provide the backlights on the LCD display connected to
the NANO-945GSE with +12V of power.
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Figure 4-7: Panel Backlight Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
LCD Backlight Control
2
GROUND
3
+12V
4
GROUND
5
BACKLIGHT Enable
Table 4-7: Panel Backlight Connector Pinouts
4.3.6 CompactFlash® Socket
CN Label:
CF1 (solder side)
CN Type:
50-pin header (2x25)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-8
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-8
823H
824H
A CF Type I or Type II memory card is inserted to the CF socket on the solder side of the
NANO-945GSE.
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Figure 4-8: CF Card Socket Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GROUND
26
VCC-IN CHECK1
2
DATA 3
27
DATA 11
3
DATA 4
28
DATA 12
4
DATA 5
29
DATA 13
5
DATA 6
30
DATA 14
6
DATA 7
31
DATA 15
7
HDC_CS0#
32
HDC_CS1
8
N/C
33
N/C
9
GROUND
34
IOR#
10
N/C
35
IOW#
11
N/C
36
VCC_COM
12
N/C
37
IRQ15
13
VCC_COM
38
VCC_COM
14
N/C
39
CSEL
15
N/C
40
N/C
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PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
16
N/C
41
HDD_RESET
17
N/C
42
IORDY
18
SA2
43
SDREQ
19
SA1
44
SDACK#
20
SA0
45
HDD_ACTIVE#
21
DATA 0
46
66DET
22
DATA 1
47
DATA 8
23
DATA 2
48
DATA 9
24
N/C
49
DATA 10
25
VCC-IN CHECK2
50
GROUND
Table 4-8: CF Card Socket Pinouts
4.3.7 Digital Input/Output (DIO) Connector
CN Label:
DIO1
CN Type:
10-pin header (2x5)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-9
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-9
825H
826H
The digital input/output connector is managed through a Super I/O chip. The DIO
connector pins are user programmable.
Figure 4-9: DIO Connector Connector Locations
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PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
VCC
3
Output 3
4
Output 2
5
Output 1
6
Output 0
7
Input 3
8
Input 2
9
Input 1
10
Input 0
Table 4-9: DIO Connector Connector Pinouts
4.3.8 Fan Connector (+12V, 3-pin)
CN Label:
CPU_FAN1
CN Type:
3-pin header
CN Location:
See Figure 4-10
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-10
7H82
78H2
The cooling fan connector provides a 12V, 500mA current to the cooling fan. The
connector has a "rotation" pin to get rotation signals from fans and notify the system so the
system BIOS can recognize the fan speed. Please note that only specified fans can issue
the rotation signals.
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Figure 4-10: +12V Fan Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
+12V
3
Fan Speed Detect
Table 4-10: +12V Fan Connector Pinouts
4.3.9 Front Panel Connector (8-pin)
CN Label:
F_PANEL1
CN Type:
8-pin header (2x4)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-11
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-11
829H
830H
The front panel connector connects to external switches and indicators to monitor and
controls the motherboard. These indicators and switches include:
Power button
Reset
Power LED
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„
HDD LED
Figure 4-11: Front Panel Connector Pinout Locations (8-pin)
FUNCTION
PIN
DESCRIPTION
FUNCTION
PIN
DESCRIPTION
Power
1
PWR_BTN
Power LED
2
VCC5
Button
3
GND
4
GND
HDD LED
5
HDD_LED+
6
SYSRST-
7
HDD_LED-
8
GND
Reset
Table 4-11: Front Panel Connector Pinouts (8-pin)
4.3.10 IDE Connector (44-pin)
CN Label:
IDE1
CN Type:
44-pin header (2x22)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-12
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-12
785H
786H
One 44-pin IDE device connector on the NANO-945GSE supports connectivity to two hard
disk drives.
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Figure 4-12: Secondary IDE Device Connector Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
RESET#
2
GROUND
3
DATA 7
4
DATA 8
5
DATA 6
6
DATA 9
7
DATA 5
8
DATA 10
9
DATA 4
10
DATA 11
11
DATA 3
12
DATA 12
13
DATA 2
14
DATA 13
15
DATA 1
16
DATA 14
17
DATA 0
18
DATA 15
19
GROUND
20
N/C
21
IDE DRQ
22
GROUND
23
IOW#
24
GROUND
25
IOR#
26
GROUND
27
IDE CHRDY
28
GROUND
29
IDE DACK
30
GROUND–DEFAULT
31
INTERRUPT
32
N/C
33
SA1
34
N/C
35
SA0
36
SA2
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37
HDC CS0#
38
HDC CS1#
39
HDD ACTIVE#
40
GROUND
41
VCC
42
VCC
43
GROUND
44
N/C
Table 4-12: Secondary IDE Connector Pinouts
4.3.11 Infrared Interface Connector (5-pin)
CN Label:
IR1
CN Type:
5-pin header (1x5)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-13
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-13
78H3
78H34
The infrared interface connector supports both Serial Infrared (SIR) and Amplitude Shift
Key Infrared (ASKIR) interfaces.
Figure 4-13: Infrared Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
2
NC
3
IR-RX
4
GND
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5
IR-TX
Table 4-13: Infrared Connector Pinouts
4.3.12 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
CN Label:
KB1
CN Type:
6-pin header (1x6)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-14
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-14
835H
836H
The keyboard and mouse connector can be connected to a standard PS/2 cable or PS/2
Y-cable to add keyboard and mouse functionality to the system.
Figure 4-14: Keyboard/Mouse Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
+5V KB DATA
2
MS DATA
3
MS CLK
4
KB DATA
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PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
5
KB CLK
6
GROUND
Table 4-14: Keyboard/Mouse Connector Pinouts
4.3.13 LVDS LCD Connector
CN Label:
LVDS1 and LVDS2
CN Type:
30-pin crimp (2x10)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-15
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-15 and Figure 4-16
789H3
790H83
The 30-pin LVDS LCD connectors can be connected to single channel or dual channel,
24-bit or 36-bit LVDS panel.
Figure 4-15: LVDS LCD Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GND1
2
GND2
3
A_Y0
4
A_Y0#
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5
A_Y1
6
A_Y1#
7
A_Y2
8
A_Y2#
9
A_CK
10
A_CK#
11
NC
12
NC
13
GND3
14
GND4
15
B_Y0
16
B_Y0#
17
B_Y1
18
B_Y1#
19
B_Y2
20
B_Y2#
21
B_CK
22
B_CK#
23
NC
24
NC
25
GND5
26
GND6
27
VCC_LCD
28
VCC_LCD
29
VCC_LCD
30
VCC_LCD
Table 4-15: LVDS LCD Port Connector Pinouts (LVDS1)
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
GND1
2
GND2
3
A_Y0
4
A_Y0#
5
A_Y1
6
A_Y1#
7
A_Y2
8
A_Y2#
9
A_CK
10
A_CK#
11
A_Y3
12
A_Y3#
13
GND3
14
GND4
15
B_Y0
16
B_Y0#
17
B_Y1
18
B_Y1#
19
B_Y2
20
B_Y2#
21
B_CK
22
B_CK#
23
B_Y3
24
B_Y3#
25
GND5
26
GND6
27
VCC_LCD
28
VCC_LCD
29
VCC_LCD
30
VCC_LCD
Table 4-16: LVDS LCD Port Connector Pinouts (LVDS2)
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4.3.14 Parallel Port Connector
CN Label:
LPT1
CN Type:
26-pin header
CN Location:
See Figure 4-16
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-17
839H
840H
The 26-pin parallel port connector connects to a parallel port connector interface or some
other parallel port device such as a printer.
Figure 4-16: Parallel Port Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
STROBE#
2
DATA 0
3
DATA 1
4
DATA 2
5
DATA 3
6
DATA 4
7
DATA 5
8
DATA 6
9
DATA 7
10
ACKNOWLEDGE
11
BUSY
12
PAPER EMPTY
13
PRINTER SELECT
14
AUTO FORM FEED #
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PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
15
ERROR#
16
INITIALIZE
17
PRINTER SELECT LN#
18
GROUND
19
GROUND
20
GROUND
21
GROUND
22
GROUND
23
GROUND
24
GROUND
25
GROUND
26
NC
Table 4-17: Parallel Port Connector Pinouts
4.3.15 PCIe Mini Card Slot
CN Label:
CN4
CN Type:
52-pin Mini PCIe Card Slot
CN Location:
See Figure 4-17
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-18
791H84
842H
The PCIe mini card slot enables a PCIe mini card expansion module to be connected to
the board. Cards supported include among others wireless LAN (WLAN) cards.
Figure 4-17: PCIe Mini Card Slot Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
PCIE_WAKE#
2
VCC3
3
N/C
4
GND
5
N/C
6
1.5V
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7
CLKREQ#
8
LFRAME#
9
GND
10
LAD3
11
CLK-
12
LAD2
13
CLK+
14
LAD1
15
GND
16
LAD0
17
PCIRST#
18
GND
19
LPC
20
VCC3
21
GND
22
PCIRST#
23
PERN2
24
3VDual
25
PERP2
26
GND
27
GND
28
1.5V
29
GND
30
SMBCLK
31
PETN2
32
SMBDATA
33
PETP2
34
GND
35
GND
36
USBD-
37
N/C
38
USBD+
39
N/C
40
GND
41
N/C
42
N/C
43
N/C
44
RF_LINK#
45
N/C
46
BLUELED#
47
N/C
48
1.5V
49
N/C
50
GND
51
N/C
52
VCC3
Table 4-18: PCIe Mini Card Slot Pinouts
4.3.16 PCI-104 Slot
CN Label:
PC104_PLUS1
CN Type:
120-pin PCI-104 slot
CN Location:
See Figure 4-18
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-19
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The PCI-104 slot enables a PCI-104 compatible expansion module to be connected to the
board.
Figure 4-18: PCI-104 Slot Location
Pin No.
Column A
Column B
Column C
Column D
1
GND/5V
TBD1
5V
AD00
2
VI/O1
AD02
AD01
+5V
3
AD05
GND
AD04
AD03
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Pin No.
Column A
Column B
Column C
Column D
4
C/BE0#
AD07
GND
AD06
5
GND
AD09
AD08
GND
6
AD11
VI/O2
AD10
M66EN
7
AD14
AD13
GND
AD12
8
+3.3V
C/BE1#
AD15
+3.3V
9
SERR#
GND
SB0#
PAR
10
GND
PERR#
+3.3V
SDONE
11
STOP#
+3.3V
LOCK#
GND
12
+3.3V
TRDY#
GND
DEVSEL#
13
FRAME#
GND
IRDY#
+3.3V
14
GND
AD16
+3.3V
C/BE2#
15
AD18
+3.3V
AD17
GND
16
AD21
AD20
GND
AD19
17
+3.3V
AD23
AD22
+3.3V
18
IDSEL0
GND
IDSEL1
IDSEL2
19
AD24
C/BE3#
VI/O1
IDSEL3
20
GND
AD26
AD25
GND
21
AD29
+5V
AD28
AD27
22
+5V
AD30
GND
AD31
23
REQ0#
GND
REQ1#
VI/O2
24
GND
REQ2#
+5V
GNT0#
25
GNT1#
VI/O3
GNT2#
GND
26
+5V
CLK0
GND
CLK1
27
CLK2
+5V
CLK3
GND
28
GND
INTD#
+5V
RST#
29
+12V
INTA#
INTB#
INTC#
30
-12V
TBD2
TBD
GND/3.3V
Table 4-19: PCI-104 Slot Connector Pinouts
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4.3.17 SATA Drive Connectors
CN Label:
SATA1, SATA2
CN Type:
7-pin SATA drive connectors
CN Location:
See Figure 4-19
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-20
793H845
794H86
The four SATA drive connectors are each connected to a first generation SATA drive. First
generation SATA drives transfer data at speeds as high as 150Mb/s. The SATA drives can
be configured in a RAID configuration.
Figure 4-19: SATA Drive Connector Locations
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
TX+
3
TX-
4
GND
5
RX-
6
RX+
7
GND
Table 4-20: SATA Drive Connector Pinouts
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4.3.18 Serial Port Connectors (COM 3 and COM4)
CN Label:
COM3 and COM4
CN Type:
10-pin header (2x5)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-20
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-21
795H84
796H84
The 10-pin serial port connector provides a second RS-232 serial communications
channel. The COM serial port connectors can be connected to external RS-232 serial port
devices.
Figure 4-20: COM Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
Data Carrier Direct (DCD)
2
Data Set Ready (DSR)
3
Receive Data (RXD)
4
Request To Send (RTS)
5
Transmit Data (TXD)
6
Clear To Send (CTS)
7
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
8
Ring Indicator (RI)
9
Ground (GND)
10
N/C
Table 4-21: COM Connector Pinouts
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4.3.19 Serial Port Connector (COM 2)(RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485)
CN Label:
COM2
CN Type:
14-pin header (2x7)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-21
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-22
849H
850H
The 14-pin serial port connector connects to the COM2 serial communications channels.
COM2 is a multi function channel. In default mode COM2 is an RS-232 serial
communication channel but, with the COM2 function select jumper, can be configured as
either an RS-422 or RS-485 serial communications channel.
Figure 4-21: RS-232/422/485 Serial Port Connector Location
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
PIN NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
NDCD
2
NDSR2
3
NRX
4
NRTS2
5
NTX
6
NCTS2
7
NDTR
8
NRI2
9
GND
10
GND
11
TXD485+
12
TXD485-
13
RXD485+
14
RXD485-
Table 4-22: RS-232/RS-485 Serial Port Connector Pinouts
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4.3.20 TV Out Connector
CN Label:
TV1
CN Type:
6-pin header (2x3)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-22
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-23
79H851
80H52
The 2x3 pin TV out connector connects to a TV output by using an S-Video or RCA
connector. The TV out connector makes displaying media data on a television easier.
Figure 4-22: TV Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
GND
2
IOY
3
GND
4
IOC
5
GND
6
IOCOMP
Table 4-23: TV Port Connector Pinouts
4.3.21 USB Connectors (Internal)
CN Label:
USB01 and USB23
CN Type:
8-pin header (2x4)
CN Location:
See Figure 4-23
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-24
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The 2x4 USB pin connectors each provide connectivity to two USB 1.1 or two USB 2.0
ports. Each USB connector can support two USB devices. Additional external USB ports
are found on the rear panel. The USB ports are used for I/O bus expansion.
Figure 4-23: USB Connector Pinout Locations
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
2
GND
3
DATA-
4
DATA+
5
DATA+
6
DATA-
7
GND
8
VCC
Table 4-24: USB Port Connector Pinouts
4.4 External Peripheral Interface Connector Panel
Figure 4-24 shows the NANO-945GSE external peripheral interface connector (EPIC)
803H5
panel. The NANO-945GSE EPIC panel consists of the following:
2 x RJ-45 LAN connectors
1 x PS/2 connectors
1 x Serial port connectors
2 x USB connectors
1 x VGA connector
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Figure 4-24: NANO-945GSE External Peripheral Interface Connector
4.4.1 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
CN Label:
KB/MS
CN Type:
PS/2
CN Location:
See Figure 4-24 (labeled 1)
CN Pinouts:
See Figure 4-25, Table 4-25
856H
857H
85H
The NANO-945GSE keyboard and mouse connector is a standard PS/2 connector.
Figure 4-25: PS/2 Pinout and Configuration
PIN
DESCRIPTION
1
KB DATA
2
MS DATA
3
GND
4
VCC
5
KB CLOCK
6
MS CLOCK
Table 4-25: Keyboard Connector Pinouts
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4.4.2 LAN Connectors
CN Label:
LAN1 and LAN2
CN Type:
RJ-45
CN Location:
See Figure 4-24
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-26
80H59
809H6
The NANO-945GSE is equipped with two built-in RJ-45 Ethernet controllers. The
controllers can connect to the LAN through two RJ-45 LAN connectors. There are two
LEDs on the connector indicating the status of LAN. The pin assignments are listed in the
following table:
PIN
DESCRIPTION
PIN
DESCRIPTION
1
MDIA3-
5
MDIA1+
2
MDIA3+
6
MDIA2+
3
MDIA2-
7
MDIA0-
4
MDIA1-
8
MDIA0+
Table 4-26: LAN Pinouts
Figure 4-26: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector
The RJ-45 Ethernet connector has two status LEDs, one green and one yellow. The green
LED indicates activity on the port and the yellow LED indicates the port is linked. See
Table 4-27.
810H6
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DESCRIPTION
STATUS
GREEN
STATUS
Activity
YELLOW
DESCRIPTION
Linked
Table 4-27: RJ-45 Ethernet Connector LEDs
4.4.3 Serial Port Connector (COM1)
CN Label:
COM1
CN Type:
DB-9 connectors
CN Location:
See Figure 4-24 (see 2)
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-28 and Figure 4-27
81H62
812H63
813H64
The 9-pin DB-9 serial port connectors are connected to RS-232 serial communications
devices.
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
DCD
6
DSR
2
RX
7
RTS
3
TX
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
RI
5
GND
Table 4-28: RS-232 Serial Port (COM 1) Pinouts
Figure 4-27: COM1 Pinout Locations
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4.4.4 USB Connectors
CN Label:
USB
CN Type:
Dual USB port
CN Location:
See Figure 4-24
CN Pinouts:
See Table 4-29
814H65
815H6
The NANO-945GSE has two external USB 2.0 ports. The ports connect to both USB 2.0
and USB 1.1 devices.
PIN NO. DESCRIPTION PIN NO. DESCRIPTION
1
VCC
5
VCC
2
DATA-
6
DATA-
3
DATA+
7
DATA+
4
GND
8
GND
Table 4-29: USB Port Pinouts
4.4.5 VGA Connector
CN Label:
VGA1
CN Type:
15-pin Female
CN Location:
See Figure 4-24
CN Pinouts:
See Figure 4-28 and Table 4-30
816H7
817H6
81H69
The NANO-945GSE has a single 15-pin female connector for connectivity to standard
display devices.
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Figure 4-28: VGA Connector
PIN
DESCRIPTION
PIN
1
RED
2
GREEN
3
BLUE
4
NC
5
GND
6
CRT_PLUG-
7
GND
8
GND
9
VCC
10
GND
11
NC
12
DDC DAT
13
HSYNC
14
VSYNC
15
DDCCLK
Table 4-30: VGA Connector Pinouts
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Chapter
5
5 Installation
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5.1 Anti-static Precautions
WARNING:
Failure to take ESD precautions during the installation of the
NANO-945GSE
may
result
in
permanent
damage
to
the
NANO-945GSE and severe injury to the user.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious damage to electronic components,
including the NANO-945GSE. Dry climates are especially susceptible to ESD. It is
therefore critical that whenever the NANO-945GSE, or any other electrical component is
handled, the following anti-static precautions are strictly adhered to.
Wear an anti-static wristband: - Wearing a simple anti-static wristband can
help to prevent ESD from damaging the board.
Self-grounding:- Before handling the board touch any grounded conducting
material. During the time the board is handled, frequently touch any
conducting materials that are connected to the ground.
Use an anti-static pad: When configuring the NANO-945GSE, place it on an
antic-static pad. This reduces the possibility of ESD damaging the
NANO-945GSE.
Only handle the edges of the PCB:-: When handling the PCB, hold the PCB
by the edges.
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5.2 Installation Considerations
NOTE:
The following installation notices and installation considerations should
be read and understood before the NANO-945GSE is installed. All
installation notices pertaining to the installation of the NANO-945GSE
should be strictly adhered to. Failing to adhere to these precautions
may lead to severe damage of the NANO-945GSE and injury to the
person installing the motherboard.
5.2.1 Installation Notices
WARNING:
The installation instructions described in this manual should be carefully
followed
in
order
to
prevent
damage
to
the
NANO-945GSE,
NANO-945GSE components and injury to the user.
Before and during the installation please DO the following:
Read the user manual:
o
The user manual provides a complete description of the NANO-945GSE
installation instructions and configuration options.
Wear an electrostatic discharge cuff (ESD):
o
Electronic components are easily damaged by ESD. Wearing an ESD cuff
removes ESD from the body and helps prevent ESD damage.
Place the NANO-945GSE on an antistatic pad:
o
When installing or configuring the motherboard, place it on an antistatic
pad. This helps to prevent potential ESD damage.
Turn all power to the NANO-945GSE off:
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o
When working with the NANO-945GSE, make sure that it is disconnected
from all power supplies and that no electricity is being fed into the system.
Before and during the installation of the NANO-945GSE DO NOT:
Remove any of the stickers on the PCB board. These stickers are required for
warranty validation.
Use the product before verifying all the cables and power connectors are
properly connected.
Allow screws to come in contact with the PCB circuit, connector pins, or its
components.
5.2.2 Installation Checklist
The following checklist is provided to ensure the NANO-945GSE is properly installed.
All the items in the packing list are present
A compatible memory module is properly inserted into the slot
The CF Type I or CF Type II card is properly installed into the CF socket
The jumpers have been properly configured
The NANO-945GSE is inserted into a chassis with adequate ventilation
The correct power supply is being used
The following devices are properly connected
o
o
o
o
o
Primary and secondary IDE device
SATA drives
Power supply
USB cable
Serial port cable
The following external peripheral devices are properly connected to the
chassis:
o
o
o
o
o
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VGA screen
Keyboard
Mouse
RS-232 serial communications device
USB devices
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5.3 Unpacking
When the NANO-945GSE is unpacked, please check all the unpacking list items listed in
Chapter 3 are indeed present. If any of the unpacking list items are not available please
contact the NANO-945GSE vendor reseller/vendor where the NANO-945GSE was
purchased or contact an IEI sales representative.
5.4 SO-DIMM and CF Card Installation
5.4.1 SO-DIMM Installation
WARNING:
Using incorrectly specified SO-DIMM may cause permanently damage
the NANO-945GSE. Please make sure the purchased SO-DIMM
complies with the memory specifications of the NANO-945GSE.
SO-DIMM specifications compliant with the NANO-945GSE are listed
in Chapter 2.
To install a SO-DIMM into a SO-DIMM socket, please follow the steps below and refer to
Figure 5-1.
870H
Figure 5-1: SO-DIMM Installation
Step 1: Locate the SO-DIMM socket. Place the NANO-945GSE on an anti-static pad
with the solder side facing up.
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Step 2: Align the SO-DIMM with the socket. The SO-DIMM must be oriented in such a
way that the notch in the middle of the SO-DIMM must be aligned with the
plastic bridge in the socket.
Step 3: Insert the SO-DIMM. Push the SO-DIMM chip into the socket at an angle. (See
Figure 5-1)
871H
Step 4: Open the SO-DIMM socket arms. Gently pull the arms of the SO-DIMM socket
out and push the rear of the SO-DIMM down. (See Figure 5-1)
872H
Step 5: Secure the SO-DIMM. Release the arms on the SO-DIMM socket. They clip into
place and secure the SO-DIMM in the socket.Step 0:
5.4.2 CF Card Installation
NOTE:
The NANO-945GSE can support both CF Type I cards and CF Type II
cards. For the complete specifications of the supported CF cards
please refer to Chapter 2.
To install the a CF card (Type 1 or Type 2) onto the NANO-945GSE, please follow the
steps below:
Step 1: Locate the CF card socket. Place the NANO-945GSE on an anti-static pad
with the solder side facing up. Locate the CF card.
Step 2: Align the CF card. Make sure the CF card is properly aligned with the CF
socket.
Step 3: Insert the CF card. Gently insert the CF card into the socket making sure the
socket pins are properly inserted into the socket. See Figure 5-2. Step 0:
873H
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Figure 5-2: CF Card Installation
5.5 Jumper Settings
NOTE:
A jumper is a metal bridge used to close an
electrical circuit. It consists of two or three metal
pins and a small metal clip (often protected by a
plastic cover) that slides over the pins to connect
them. To CLOSE/SHORT a jumper means
connecting the pins of the jumper with the plastic
clip and to OPEN a jumper means removing the
plastic clip from a jumper.
Figure 5-3: Jumper Locations
Before the NANO-945GSE is installed in the system, the jumpers must be set in
accordance with the desired configuration. The jumpers on the NANO-945GSE are listed
in Table 5-1.
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Description
Label
Type
AT Power Mode Setting
ATXCTL1
2-pin header
CF Card Setting
JCF1
2-pin header
Clear CMOS
J_CMOS1
3-pin header
COM2 Mode Setting
JP1
6-pin header
LVDS1 Panel Resolution
J_LCD_TYPE1
8-pin header
LVDS1 Voltage Select
J_VLVDS1
3-pin header
LVDS2 Voltage Select
J_VLVDS2
3-pin header
PCI-104 VIO Select
JP2
3-pin header
Table 5-1: Jumpers
5.5.1 AT Power Select Jumper Settings
NOTE:
The AT Power Select Jumper is the same as the ATX Enable
connector.
Jumper Label:
ATXCTl1
Jumper Type:
3-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-2
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-4
875H
876H
The AT Power Select jumper specifies the systems power mode as AT or ATX. Use a
jumper cap to short pin 1 - pin 2 on the ATXCTL1 connector to enable the AT Power mode
on the system. In the ATX mode use the PS_ON- and 5VSB cable. AT Power Select
jumper settings are shown in Table 5-2.
87H
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AT Power Select
Description
Short 1 – 2
Use AT power
Open
Use ATX power
Default
Table 5-2: AT Power Select Jumper Settings
The location of the AT Power Select jumper is shown in Figure 5-4 below.
87H
Figure 5-4: AT Power Select Jumper Location
5.5.2 CF Card Setup
Jumper Label:
JCF1
Jumper Type:
2-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-3
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-5
879H
80H
The CF Card Setup jumper sets the CF Type I card or CF Type II cards as either the slave
device or the master device. CF Card Setup jumper settings are shown in Table 5-3.
81H
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CF Card Setup
Description
Open
Slave
Closed
Master
Default
Table 5-3: CF Card Setup Jumper Settings
The CF Card Setup jumper location is shown in Figure 5-5.
82H
Figure 5-5: CF Card Setup Jumper Location
5.5.3 Clear CMOS Jumper
Jumper Label:
J_CMOS1
Jumper Type:
3-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-4
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-6
830H
831H4
If the NANO-945GSE fails to boot due to improper BIOS settings, the clear CMOS jumper
clears the CMOS data and resets the system BIOS information. To do this, use the jumper
cap to close pins 2 and 3 for a few seconds then reinstall the jumper clip back to pins 1
and 2.
If the “CMOS Settings Wrong” message is displayed during the boot up process, the fault
may be corrected by pressing the F1 to enter the CMOS Setup menu. Do one of the
following:
Enter the correct CMOS setting
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Load Optimal Defaults
Load Failsafe Defaults.
After having done one of the above, save the changes and exit the CMOS Setup menu.
The clear CMOS jumper settings are shown in Table 5-4.
832H5
AT Power Select
Description
Short 1 - 2
Keep CMOS Setup
Short 2 - 3
Clear CMOS Setup
Default
Table 5-4: Clear CMOS Jumper Settings
The location of the clear CMOS jumper is shown in Figure 5-6 below.
83H6
Figure 5-6: Clear CMOS Jumper
5.5.4 COM 2 Function Select Jumper
Jumper Label:
JP1
Jumper Type:
6-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-5
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-7
87H
8H
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The COM 2 Function Select jumper sets the communication protocol used by the second
serial communications port (COM 2) as RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485. The COM 2 Function
Select settings are shown in Table 5-5.
89H
COM 2 Function Select
Description
Short 1-2
RS-232
Short 3-4
RS-422
Short 5-6
RS-485
Default
Table 5-5: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Settings
The COM 2 Function Select jumper location is shown in Figure 5-7.
890H
Figure 5-7: COM 2 Function Select Jumper Location
5.5.5 LVDS1 Panel Resolution Jumper
Jumper Label:
J_LCD_TYPE1
Jumper Type:
8-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-6
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-8
891H
892H
The LVDS1 Panel Resolution jumper allows the resolution of the LVDS screens
connected to the LVDS1 connector to be configured. The LVDS1 Panel Resolution jumper
settings are shown in Table 5-6.
893H
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DESCRIPTION (LVDS1)
Pin 1-2
Pin 3-4
LVDS1
OFF
OFF
800 x 600 (18-bit)
ON
OFF
024 x 768 (18-bit)
OFF
ON
1280 x 1024 (36-bit)
ON
ON
1400 x 1050 (36-bit)
DESCRIPTION (LVDS2)
Pin 5-6
Pin 7-8
LVDS2
OFF
OFF
1024 X 768 (18-bit)
ON
OFF
1024 X 768 (24-bit)
OFF
ON
1280X1024 (36-bit)
ON
ON
1280X1024 (48-bit)
Table 5-6: LVDS Panel Resolution Jumper Settings
The LVDS Panel Resolution jumper location. is shown in Figure 5-8.
894H
Figure 5-8:LVDS Panel Resolution Jumper Pinout Locations
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5.5.6 LVDS Voltage Selection
WARNING:
Permanent damage to the screen and NANO-945GSE may occur if the
wrong voltage is selected with this jumper. Please refer to the user
guide that cam with the monitor to select the correct voltage.
Jumper Label:
J_VLVDS1 and J_VLVDS2
Jumper Type:
3-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-7
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-9
895H
896H
The LVDS Voltage Selection jumpers allow the LVDS screen voltages to be set.
J_VLVDS1 sets the voltage connected to LVDS1 and J_VLVDS2 sets the voltage for the
screen connected to LVDS2. The LVDS Voltage Selection jumper settings are shown in
Table 5-7.
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LCD Voltage Select
Description
Short 1-2
+3.3V LVDS
Short 2-3
+5V LVDS
Default
Table 5-7: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Settings
The LVDS Voltage Selection jumper location. is shown in Figure 5-9.
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Figure 5-9: LVDS Voltage Selection Jumper Pinout Locations
5.5.7 PCI-104 Voltage Setup
Jumper Label:
JP2
Jumper Type:
3-pin header
Jumper Settings:
See Table 5-7
Jumper Location:
See Figure 5-9
The PCI-104 Voltage Setup jumper settings are shown in Table 5-7.
CAUTION:
The default for this jumper is “All Open” meaning the user must select
the voltage to be used.
PCI-104 Voltage Setup
Description
Short 1-2
+5V
Short 2-3
+3.3V
Table 5-8: PCI-104 Voltage Setup Jumper Settings
The PCI-104 Voltage Setup jumper location. is shown in Figure 5-9.
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Figure 5-10: PCI-104 Voltage Setup Jumper Pinout Locations
5.6 Chassis Installation
5.6.1 Airflow
WARNING:
Airflow is critical to the cooling of the CPU and other onboard
components. The chassis in which the NANO-945GSE must have air
vents to allow cool air to move into the system and hot air to move out.
The NANO-945GSE must be installed in a chassis with ventilation holes on the sides
allowing airflow to travel through the heat sink surface. In a system with an individual
power supply unit, the cooling fan of a power supply can also help generate airflow
through the board surface.
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NOTE:
IEI has a wide range of backplanes available. Please contact your
NANO-945GSE vendor, reseller or an IEI sales representative at
[email protected] or visit the IEI website (http://www.ieiworld.com.tw)
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to find out more about the available chassis.
5.6.2 Motherboard Installation
To install the NANO-945GSE motherboard into the chassis please refer to the reference
material that came with the chassis.
5.7 Internal Peripheral Device Connections
5.7.1 Peripheral Device Cables
The cables listed in Table 5-9 are shipped with the NANO-945GSE.
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Quantity
Type
1
Keyboard and Mouse cable
2
SATA drive cable
1
Power cable
1
RS-232 cable
Table 5-9: IEI Provided Cables
Some optional items that can be purchased separately and installed on the
NANO-945GSE include:
Dual port USB cable
Parallel port cable
RS-232/422/485 cable
ATX power cable
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HDTV out cable
44-pin 2.5” IDE cable
44-pin 2.5”/3.5” IDE cable
SATA power cable
5.1 channel audio kit
7.1 channel audio kit
5.7.2 AT Power Connection
Follow the instructions below to connect the NANO-945GSE to an AT power supply.
WARNING:
Disconnect the power supply power cord from its AC power source to
prevent a sudden power surge to the NANO-945GSE.
Step 1: Locate the power cable. The power cable is shown in the packing list in
Chapter 3.
Step 2: Connect the Power Cable to the Motherboard. Connect the 4-pin (2x2) Molex
type power cable connector to the AT power connector on the motherboard. See
Figure 5-11.
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Figure 5-11: Power Cable to Motherboard Connection
Step 3: Connect Power Cable to Power Supply. Connect one of the 4-pin (1x4) Molex
type power cable connectors to an AT power supply. See Figure 5-12. Step 0:
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Figure 5-12: Connect Power Cable to Power Supply
5.7.3 5.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation
NOTE:
This is an optional item that must be ordered separately. For further
information please contact the nearest NOVA-9452 distributor, reseller
or vendor or contact an iEi sales representative directly. Send any
queries to [email protected]
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The optional 5.1 channel audio kit connects to the 10-pin audio connector on the
NOVA-9452. The audio kit consists of three audio jacks. One audio jack, Mic In, connects
to a microphone. The remaining two audio jacks, Line-In and Line-Out, connect to two
speakers. To install the audio kit, please refer to the steps below:
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Step 1: Connect the audio kit cable. The audio kit is shipped with a cable that
connects the audio kit to the NOVA-9452. Connect the cable to the connector on
the back of the audio kit. Make sure the pins are properly aligned (i.e. pin 1
connects to pin 1).
Step 2: Locate the audio connector. The location of the 10-pin audio connector is
shown in Chapter 3.
Step 3: Align pin 1. Align pin 1 on the on-board connector with pin 1 on the audio kit
cable connector. Pin 1 on the audio kit cable connector is indicated with a white
dot. See image below.
Figure 5-13: 5.1 Channel Audio Kit
Step 4: Mount the audio kit onto the chassis. Once the audio kit is connected to the
NOVA-9452, secure the audio kit bracket to the system chassis.
Step 5: Connect the audio devices. Connect one speaker to the line-in audio jack, one
speaker to the line-out audio jack and a microphone to the mic-in audio jack.
Step 6: Install the driver. If the 5.1 channel audio kit is used, the ALC655 Realtek
codec driver must be installed. Refer to Chapter 7 for driver installation
instructions.Step 0:
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5.7.4 7.1 Channel Audio Kit Installation
NOTE:
This is an optional item that must be ordered separately. For further
information please contact the nearest NOVA-9452 distributor, reseller
or vendor or contact an iEi sales representative directly. Send any
queries to [email protected]
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The optional 7.1 channel audio kit connects to the 10-pin audio connector on the
NOVA-9452. The audio kit consists of five audio jacks. One audio jack, Mic In, connects to
a microphone. The remaining four audio jacks, Line-In, Front-Out, Rear-Out, and Center
Subwoofer, connect to speakers. To install the audio kit, please refer to the steps below:
Step 1: Connect the audio kit cable. The audio kit is shipped with a cable that
connects the audio kit to the NOVA-9452. Connect the cable to the connector on
the back of the audio kit. Make sure the pins are properly aligned (i.e. pin 1
connects to pin 1).
Step 2: Locate the audio connector. The location of the 10-pin audio connector is
shown in Chapter 3.
Step 3: Align pin 1. Align pin 1 on the on-board connector with pin 1 on the audio kit
cable connector. Pin 1 on the audio kit cable connector is indicated with a white
dot. See Figure 5-14.
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Figure 5-14: 7.1 Channel Audio Kit
Step 4: Mount the audio kit onto the chassis. Once the audio kit is connected to the
NOVA-9452, secure the audio kit bracket to the system chassis.
Step 5: Connect the audio devices. Connect one speaker to the line-in audio jack, one
speaker to the line-out audio jack and a microphone to the mic-in audio jack.
Step 6: Install the driver. If the 7.1 channel audio kit is used, the ALC883 Realtek
codec driver must be installed. Refer to Chapter 7 for driver installation
instructions.Step 0:
5.7.5 ATA Flat Cable Connection
The ATA 66/100 flat cable connects to the NANO-945GSE to one or two IDE devices. To
connect an IDE HDD to the NANO-945GSE please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the IDE connector. The location/s of the IDE device connector/s is/are
shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the connector. Connect the IDE cable connector to the onboard
connector. See Figure 5-15. A key on the front of the cable connector ensures it
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can only be inserted in one direction.
Figure 5-15: IDE Cable Connection
Step 3: Connect the cable to an IDE device. Connect the two connectors on the other
side of the cable to one or two IDE devices. Make sure that pin 1 on the cable
corresponds to pin 1 on the connector. Step 0:
5.7.6 SATA Drive Connection
The NANO-945GSE is shipped with two SATA drive cables and one SATA drive power
cable. To connect the SATA drives to the connectors, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the connectors. The locations of the SATA drive connectors are shown
in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the cable connector. Press the clip on the connector at the end of the
SATA cable and insert the cable connector into the onboard SATA drive
connector. See Figure 5-16.
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Figure 5-16: SATA Drive Cable Connection
Step 3: Connect the cable to the SATA disk. Connect the connector on the other end
of the cable to the connector at the back of the SATA drive. See Figure 5-17.
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Step 4: Connect the SATA power cable. Connect the SATA power connector to the
back of the SATA drive. See Figure 5-17. Step 0:
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Figure 5-17: SATA Power Drive Connection
5.7.7 Single RS-232 Cable (w/o Bracket)
The single RS-232 cable consists of one serial port connector attached to a serial
communications cable that is then attached to a D-sub 9 male connector. To install the
single RS-232 cable, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the connector. The location of the RS-232 connector is shown in
Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the cable connector. Insert the connector into the serial port box header.
See Figure 5-18. A key on the front of the cable connectors ensures the
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Figure 5-18: Single RS-232 Cable Installation
Step 3: Secure the bracket. The single RS-232 connector has two retention screws
that must be secured to a chassis or bracket.
Step 4: Connect the serial device. Once the single RS-232 connector is connected to
a chassis or bracket, a serial communications device can be connected to the
system. Step 0:
5.7.8 USB Cable (Dual Port without Bracket)
The NANO-945GSE is shipped with a dual port USB 2.0 cable. To connect the USB cable
connector, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Locate the connectors. The locations of the USB connectors are shown in
Chapter 3.
WARNING:
If the USB pins are not properly aligned, the USB device can burn out.
Step 2: Align the connectors. The cable has two connectors. Correctly align pin 1on
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each cable connector with pin 1 on the NANO-945GSE USB connector.
Step 3: Insert the cable connectors. Once the cable connectors are properly aligned
with the USB connectors on the NANO-945GSE, connect the cable connectors
to the on-board connectors. See Figure 5-19.
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Figure 5-19: Dual USB Cable Connection
Step 4: Attach the USB connectors to the chassis. The USB 2.0 connectors each of
two retention screw holes. To secure the connectors to the chassis please refer
to the installation instructions that came with the chassis.Step 0:
5.7.9 Parallel Port Cable without Bracket
The optional parallel port (LPT) cable respectively connects the on-board LPT 26-pin box
header to an external LPT device (like a printer). The cable comprises a 26-pin female
header, to be connected to the on-board LPT box-header, on one side and on the other
side a standard external LPT connector. To connect the LPT cable, please follow the
steps below.
Step 1: Locate the connector. The LPT connector location is shown in Chapter 4.
Step 2: Align the connectors. Correctly align pin 1 on the cable connector with pin 1 on
the PCIE-9452 LPT box-header connector. See Figure 5-20.
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Step 3: Insert the cable connectors. Once the cable connector is properly aligned with
the 26-pin box-header connector on the PCIE-9452, connect the cable
connector to the on-board connector. See Figure 5-20.
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Figure 5-20: LPT Cable Connection
Step 4: Attach the LPT connector to the chassis. To secure the LPT interface
connector to the chassis please refer to the installation instructions that came
with the chassis.
Step 5: Connect LPT device. Once the LPT interface connector is connected to the
chassis, the LPT device can be connected to the LPT interface connector. See
Figure 5-21Step 0:\
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Figure 5-21: Connect the LPT Device
5.7.10 Dual RS-422/485 Cables
The NANO-945GSE is shipped with one RS-422/485 dual serial port connector cable. The
dual serial port connector cable connects the serial port connectors on the cable to the
RS-422/485 serial port connectors on the NANO-945GSE. Follow the steps below to
connect the dual serial port connector cable.
Step 1: Locate the serial port connector. The location of the RS-422/485 serial port
connector is shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the connectors. Correctly align pin 1 on the cable connector with pin 1 on
the NANO-945GSE COM2 serial port connector.
Step 3: Insert the cable connectors. Once the cable connector is properly aligned with
the COM2 serial port connector on the NANO-945GSE, connect the cable
connector to the on-board connectors. See Figure 5-22.
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Figure 5-22: Dual Serial Port Connector Cable Connection
Step 4: Attach DB-9 serial port connectors to the chassis. The dual DB-9 serial port
connectors can be inserted into dual preformed holes in the chassis. Once,
inserted the DB-9 connectors should be secured to the chassis with retention
screws.Step 0:
5.8 External Peripheral Interface Connection
The following external peripheral devices can be connected to the external peripheral
interface connectors.
RJ-45 Ethernet cable connectors
PS/2 devices
Serial port devices
USB devices
VGA monitors
To install these devices, connect the corresponding cable connector from the actual
device to the corresponding NANO-945GSE external peripheral interface connector
making sure the pins are properly aligned.
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5.8.1 LAN Connection (Single Connector)
There are two external RJ-45 LAN connectors. The RJ-45 connectors enable connection
to an external network. To connect a LAN cable with an RJ-45 connector, please follow
the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the RJ-45 connectors. The locations of the USB connectors are shown
in Chapter 4.
Step 2: Align the connectors. Align the RJ-45 connector on the LAN cable with one of
the RJ-45 connectors on the NANO-945GSE. See Figure 5-23.
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Figure 5-23: LAN Connection
Step 3: Insert the LAN cable RJ-45 connector. Once aligned, gently insert the LAN
cable RJ-45 connector into the onboard RJ-45 connector. Step 0:
5.8.2 PS/2 Y-Cable Connection
The NANO-945GSE has a PS/2 connector on the external peripheral interface panel. The
dual PS/2 connector is connected to the PS/2 Y-cable that came with the NANO-945GSE.
One of the PS/2 cables is connected to a keyboard and the other to a mouse to the system.
Follow the steps below to connect a keyboard and mouse to the NANO-945GSE.
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Step 1: Locate the dual PS/2 connector. The location of the PS/2 connector is shown
in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the keyboard/mouse connector. Insert the PS/2 connector on the end
of the PS/2 y-cable into the external PS/2 connector. See Figure 5-24.
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Figure 5-24: PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector
Step 3: Connect the keyboard and mouse. Connect the keyboard and mouse to the
appropriate connector. The keyboard and mouse connectors can be
distinguished from each other by looking at the small graphic at the top of the
connector. Step 0:
5.8.3 Serial Device Connection
The NANO-945GSE has a single female DB-9 connector on the external peripheral
interface panel for a serial device. Follow the steps below to connect a serial device to the
NANO-945GSE.
Step 1: Locate the DB-9 connector. The location of the DB-9 connector is shown in
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Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert the serial connector. Insert the DB-9 connector of a serial device into
the DB-9 connector on the external peripheral interface. See Figure 5-25.
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Figure 5-25: Serial Device Connector
Step 3: Secure the connector. Secure the serial device connector to the external
interface by tightening the two retention screws on either side of the connector.
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5.8.4 USB Connection (Dual Connector)
The external USB Series "A" receptacle connectors provide easier and quicker access to
external USB devices. Follow the steps below to connect USB devices to the
NANO-945GSE.
Step 1: Locate the USB Series "A" receptacle connectors. The location of the USB
Series "A" receptacle connectors are shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Insert a USB Series "A" plug. Insert the USB Series "A" plug of a device into
the USB Series "A" receptacle on the external peripheral interface. See Figure
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5-26.Step 0:
Figure 5-26: USB Connector
5.8.5 VGA Monitor Connection
The NANO-945GSE has a single female DB-15 connector on the external peripheral
interface panel. The DB-15 connector is connected to a CRT or VGA monitor. To connect
a monitor to the NANO-945GSE, please follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Locate the female DB-15 connector. The location of the female DB-15
connector is shown in Chapter 3.
Step 2: Align the VGA connector. Align the male DB-15 connector on the VGA screen
cable with the female DB-15 connector on the external peripheral interface.
Step 3: Insert the VGA connector. Once the connectors are properly aligned with the
insert the male connector from the VGA screen into the female connector on the
NANO-945GSE. See Figure 5-27.
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Figure 5-27: VGA Connector
Step 4: Secure the connector. Secure the DB-15 VGA connector from the VGA
monitor to the external interface by tightening the two retention screws on either
side of the connector. Step 0:
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Chapter
6
6 BIOS Screens
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6.1 Introduction
A licensed copy of AMI BIOS is preprogrammed into the ROM BIOS. The BIOS setup
program allows users to modify the basic system configuration. This chapter describes
how to access the BIOS setup program and the configuration options that may be
changed.
6.1.1 Starting Setup
The AMI BIOS is activated when the computer is turned on. The setup program can be
activated in one of two ways.
1. Press the DELETE key as soon as the system is turned on or
2. Press the DELETE key when the “Press Del to enter SETUP”
message appears on the screen. 0.
If the message disappears before the DELETE key is pressed, restart the computer and try
again.
6.1.2 Using Setup
Use the arrow keys to highlight items, press ENTER to select, use the PageUp and
PageDown keys to change entries, press F1 for help and press ESC to quit. Navigation
keys are shown in.
Key
Function
Up arrow
Move to previous item
Down arrow
Move to next item
Left arrow
Move to the item on the left hand side
Right arrow
Move to the item on the right hand side
Esc key
Main Menu – Quit and not save changes into CMOS
Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu -Exit current page and return to Main Menu
Page Up key
Increase the numeric value or make changes
Page Dn key
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
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F1 key
General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option
Page Setup Menu
F2 /F3 key
Change color from total 16 colors. F2 to select color
forward.
F10 key
Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
Table 6-1: BIOS Navigation Keys
6.1.3 Getting Help
When F1 is pressed a small help window describing the appropriate keys to use and the
possible selections for the highlighted item appears. To exit the Help Window press ESC or
the F1 key again.
6.1.4 Unable to Reboot After Configuration Changes
If the computer cannot boot after changes to the system configuration is made, CMOS
defaults. Use the jumper described in Chapter 5.
6.1.5 BIOS Menu Bar
The menu bar on top of the BIOS screen has the following main items:
Main Changes the basic system configuration.
Advanced Changes the advanced system settings.
PCIPnP Changes the advanced PCI/PnP Settings
Boot Changes the system boot configuration.
Security Sets User and Supervisor Passwords.
Chipset Changes the chipset settings.
Power Changes power management settings.
Exit Selects exit options and loads default settings
The following sections completely describe the configuration options found in the menu
items at the top of the BIOS screen and listed above.
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6.2 Main
The Main BIOS menu (BIOS Menu 1) appears when the BIOS Setup program is entered.
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The Main menu gives an overview of the basic system information.
BIOS Menu 1: Main
System Overview
The System Overview lists a brief summary of different system components. The fields in
System Overview cannot be changed. The items shown in the system overview include:
AMI BIOS: Displays auto-detected BIOS information
o
o
o
Version:
Current BIOS version
Build Date: Date the current BIOS version was made
ID:
Installed BIOS ID
Processor: Displays auto-detected CPU specifications
o
o
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Type: Names the currently installed processor
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Count: The number of CPUs on the motherboard
System Memory: Displays the auto-detected system memory.
o
Size:
Lists memory size
The System Overview field also has two user configurable fields:
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Use the System Time option to set the system time. Manually enter the hours, minutes
and seconds.
System Date [xx/xx/xx]
Use the System Date option to set the system date. Manually enter the day, month and
year.
6.3 Advanced
Use the Advanced menu (BIOS Menu 2) to configure the CPU and peripheral devices
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through the following sub-menus:
WARNING:
Setting the wrong values in the sections below may cause the system
to malfunction. Make sure that the settings made are compatible with
the hardware.
CPU Configuration (see Section 6.3.1)
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IDE Configuration (see Section 6.3.2)
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SuperIO Configuration (see Section 6.3.3)
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Hardware Health Configuration (see Section 6.3.4)
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Power Configuration (see Section 6.3.5)
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Remote Access Configuration (see Section 6.3.5.2)
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USB Configuration (see Section 6.3.7)
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BIOS Menu 2: Advanced
6.3.1 CPU Configuration
Use the CPU Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 3) to view detailed CPU specifications
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and configure the CPU.
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BIOS Menu 3: CPU Configuration
The CPU Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 3) lists the following CPU details:
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Manufacturer: Lists the name of the CPU manufacturer
Brand String: Lists the brand name of the CPU being used
Frequency: Lists the CPU processing speed
FSB Speed: Lists the FSB speed
Cache L1: Lists the CPU L1 cache size
Cache L2: Lists the CPU L2 cache size
6.3.2 IDE Configuration
Use the IDE Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 4) to change and/or set the configuration
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BIOS Menu 4: IDE Configuration
ATA/IDE Configurations [Compatible]
Use the ATA/IDE Configurations option to configure the ATA/IDE controller.
Disabled
Disables the on-board ATA/IDE controller.
Compatible
Configures the on-board ATA/IDE controller to be in
compatible mode. In this mode, a SATA channel will
replace one of the IDE channels. This mode supports up
to 4 storage devices.
Enhanced
DEFAULT
Configures the on-board ATA/IDE controller to be in
Enhanced mode. In this mode, IDE channels and SATA
channels are separated. This mode supports up to 6
storage devices. Some legacy OS do not support this
mode.
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Legacy IDE Channels [PATA Pri, SATA Sec]
Only the SATA drives are enabled.
SATA Only
SATA Pri, PATA Sec
DEFAULT
The IDE drives are enabled on the Primary
IDE channel. The SATA drives are enabled on
the Secondary IDE channel.
The IDE drives are enabled on the primary
PATA Only
and secondary IDE channels. SATA drives
are disabled.
IDE Master and IDE Slave
When entering setup, BIOS auto detects the presence of IDE devices. BIOS displays the
status of the auto detected IDE devices. The following IDE devices are detected and are
shown in the IDE Configuration menu:
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
The IDE Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 4) allows changes to the configurations for the
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IDE devices installed in the system. If an IDE device is detected, and one of the above
listed four BIOS configuration options are selected, the IDE configuration options shown in
Section 6.3.2.1 appear.
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6.3.2.1 IDE Master, IDE Slave
Use the IDE Master and IDE Slave configuration menu to view both primary and
secondary IDE device details and configure the IDE devices connected to the system.
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BIOS Menu 5: IDE Master and IDE Slave Configuration
Auto-Detected Drive Parameters
The “grayed-out” items in the left frame are IDE disk drive parameters automatically
detected from the firmware of the selected IDE disk drive. The drive parameters are listed
as follows:
Device: Lists the device type (e.g. hard disk, CD-ROM etc.)
Type: Indicates the type of devices a user can manually select
Vendor: Lists the device manufacturer
Size: List the storage capacity of the device.
LBA Mode: Indicates whether the LBA (Logical Block Addressing) is a
method of addressing data on a disk drive is supported or not.
Block Mode: Block mode boosts IDE drive performance by increasing the
amount of data transferred. Only 512 bytes of data can be transferred per
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interrupt if block mode is not used. Block mode allows transfers of up to 64 KB
per interrupt.
PIO Mode: Indicates the PIO mode of the installed device.
Async DMA: Indicates the highest Asynchronous DMA Mode that is
supported.
Ultra DMA: Indicates the highest Synchronous DMA Mode that is supported.
S.M.A.R.T.: Indicates whether or not the Self-Monitoring Analysis and
Reporting Technology protocol is supported.
32Bit Data Transfer: Enables 32-bit data transfer.
Type [Auto]
Use the Type BIOS option select the type of device the AMIBIOS attempts to boot from
after the Power-On Self-Test (POST) is complete.
BIOS is prevented from searching for an IDE disk
Not Installed
drive on the specified channel.
Auto
DEFAULT
The BIOS auto detects the IDE disk drive type
attached to the specified channel. This setting should
be used if an IDE hard disk drive is attached to the
specified channel.
CD/DVD
The CD/DVD option specifies that an IDE CD-ROM
drive is attached to the specified IDE channel. The
BIOS does not attempt to search for other types of
IDE disk drives on the specified channel.
ARMD
This option specifies an ATAPI Removable Media
Device. These include, but are not limited to:
ZIP
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LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Use the LBA/Large Mode option to disable or enable BIOS to auto detects LBA (Logical
Block Addressing). LBA is a method of addressing data on a disk drive. In LBA mode, the
maximum drive capacity is 137 GB.
BIOS is prevented from using the LBA mode control on
Disabled
the specified channel.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects the LBA mode control on the specified
channel.
Block (Multi Sector Transfer) [Auto]
Use the Block (Multi Sector Transfer) to disable or enable BIOS to auto detect if the
device supports multi-sector transfers.
BIOS is prevented from using Multi-Sector Transfer on the
Disabled
specified channel. The data to and from the device occurs
one sector at a time.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects Multi-Sector Transfer support on the
drive on the specified channel. If supported the data
transfer to and from the device occurs multiple sectors at
a time.
PIO Mode [Auto]
Use the PIO Mode option to select the IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) mode program timing
cycles between the IDE drive and the programmable IDE controller. As the PIO mode
increases, the cycle time decreases.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects the PIO mode. Use this value if the IDE disk
drive support cannot be determined.
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0
PIO mode 0 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 3.3MBps
1
PIO mode 1 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 5.2MBps
2
PIO mode 2 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 8.3MBps
3
PIO mode 3 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 11.1MBps
4
PIO mode 4 selected with a maximum transfer rate of 16.6MBps
(This setting generally works with all hard disk drives
manufactured after 1999. For other disk drives, such as IDE
CD-ROM drives, check the specifications of the drive.)
DMA Mode [Auto]
Use the DMA Mode BIOS selection to adjust the DMA mode options.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects the DMA mode. Use this value if the IDE
disk drive support cannot be determined.
SWDMA0
Single Word DMA mode 0 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 2.1MBps
SWDMA1
Single Word DMA mode 1 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 4.2MBps
SWDMA2
Single Word DMA mode 2 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 8.3MBps
MWDMA0
Multi Word DMA mode 0 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 4.2MBps
MWDMA1
Multi Word DMA mode 1 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 13.3MBps
MWDMA2
Multi Word DMA mode 2 selected with a maximum data
transfer rate of 16.6MBps
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Ultra DMA mode 0 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA1
rate of 16.6MBps
Ultra DMA mode 1 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA1
rate of 25MBps
Ultra DMA mode 2 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA2
rate of 33.3MBps
Ultra DMA mode 3 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA3
rate of 44MBps (To use this mode, it is required that an
80-conductor ATA cable is used.)
Ultra DMA mode 4 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA4
rate of 66.6MBps (To use this mode, it is required that an
80-conductor ATA cable is used.)
Ultra DMA mode 5 selected with a maximum data transfer
UDMA5
rate of 99.9MBps (To use this mode, it is required that an
80-conductor ATA cable is used.)
S.M.A.R.T [Auto]
Use the S.M.A.R.T option to auto-detect, disable or enable Self-Monitoring Analysis and
Reporting Technology (SMART) on the drive on the specified channel. S.M.A.R.T predicts
impending drive failures. The S.M.A.R.T BIOS option enables or disables this function.
Auto
DEFAULT
BIOS auto detects HDD SMART support.
Disabled
Prevents BIOS from using the HDD SMART feature.
Enabled
Allows BIOS to use the HDD SMART feature
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Use the 32Bit Data Transfer BIOS option to enables or disable 32-bit data transfers.
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Prevents the BIOS from using 32-bit data transfers.
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Allows BIOS to use 32-bit data transfers on supported
hard disk drives.
6.3.3 Super IO Configuration
Use the Super IO Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 6) to set or change the
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configurations for the FDD controllers, parallel ports and serial ports.
BIOS Menu 6: Super IO Configuration
Parallel Port Address [Disabled]
Use the Parallel Port Address option to select the parallel port base address.
Disabled
378
DEFAULT
No base address is assigned to the Parallel Port
Parallel Port I/O port address is 378
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278
Parallel Port I/O port address is 278
3BC
Parallel Port I/O port address is 3BC
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Use the Parallel Port Mode option to select the mode the parallel port operates in.
Normal
DEFAULT
The normal parallel port mode is the standard mode
for parallel port operation.
The parallel port operates in the enhanced parallel
EPP
port mode (EPP). The EPP mode supports
bi-directional communication between the system
and the parallel port device and the transmission
rates between the two are much faster than the
Normal mode.
ECP+EPP
The
parallel
port
operates
in
the
extended
capabilities port (ECP) mode. The ECP mode
supports bi-directional communication between the
system and the parallel port device and the
transmission rates between the two are much faster
than the Normal mode
The parallel port is also be compatible with EPP
devices described above
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Use the Parallel Port IRQ selection to set the parallel port interrupt address.
IRQ5 is assigned as the parallel port interrupt address
IRQ5
IRQ7
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IRQ7 is assigned as the parallel port interrupt address
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Use the Serial Port1 Address option to select the Serial Port 1 base address.
No base address is assigned to Serial Port 1
Disabled
3F8/IRQ4
DEFAULT
Serial Port 1 I/O port address is 3F8 and the interrupt
address is IRQ4
Serial Port 1 I/O port address is 3E8 and the interrupt
3E8/IRQ4
address is IRQ4
Serial Port 1 I/O port address is 2E8 and the interrupt
2E8/IRQ3
address is IRQ3
Serial Port1 Mode [Normal]
Use the Serial Port1 Mode option to select the transmitting and receiving mode for the
first serial port.
Normal
DEFAULT
Serial Port 1 mode is normal
IrDA
Serial Port 1 mode is IrDA
ASK IR
Serial Port 1 mode is ASK IR
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Use the Serial Port2 Address option to select the Serial Port 2 base address.
No base address is assigned to Serial Port 2
Disabled
2F8/IRQ3
DEFAULT
Serial Port 2 I/O port address is 3F8 and the interrupt
address is IRQ3
3E8/IRQ4
Serial Port 2 I/O port address is 3E8 and the interrupt
address is IRQ4
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Serial Port 2 I/O port address is 2E8 and the interrupt
2E8/IRQ3
address is IRQ3
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Use the Serial Port2 Mode option to select the Serial Port2 operational mode.
Normal
Serial Port 2 mode is normal
DEFAULT
IrDA
Serial Port 2 mode is IrDA
ASK IR
Serial Port 2 mode is ASK IR
Serial Port3 Address [3E8]
Use the Serial Port3 Address option to select the base addresses for serial port 3
No base address is assigned to serial port 3
Disabled
3E8
DEFAULT
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 3E8
2E8
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2E8
2F0
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2F0
2E0
Serial port 3 I/O port address is 2E0
Serial Port3 IRQ [11]
Use the Serial Port3 IRQ option to select the interrupt address for serial port 3.
Serial port 3 IRQ address is 10
10
11
DEFAULT
Serial port 3 IRQ address is 11
Serial Port4 Address [2E8]
Use the Serial Port4 IRQ option to select the interrupt address for serial port 4.
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Disabled
No base address is assigned to serial port 3
3E8
Serial port 4 I/O port address is 3E8
2E8
DEFAULT
Serial port 4 I/O port address is 2E8
2F0
Serial port 4 I/O port address is 2F0
2E0
Serial port 4 I/O port address is 2E0
Serial Port4 IRQ [10]
Use the Serial Port4 IRQ option to select the interrupt address for serial port 4.
10
11
DEFAULT
Serial port 4 IRQ address is 10
Serial port 4 IRQ address is 11
6.3.4 Hardware Health Configuration
The Hardware Health Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 7) shows the operating
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temperature, fan speeds and system voltages.
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BIOS Menu 7: Hardware Health Configuration
CPU FAN Mode Setting [Full On Mode]
Use the CPU FAN Mode Setting option to configure the second fan.
Full On Mode
DEFAULT
Automatic mode
Fan is on all the time
Fan is off when the temperature is low
enough. Parameters must be set by the
user.
PWM Manual mode
Pulse width modulation set manually
When the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is in the Automatic Mode, the following
parameters can be set.
CPU Temp. Limit of OFF
CPU Temp. Limit of Start
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CPU Fan Start PWM
Slope PWM 1
When the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is in the PWM Manual Mode, the following
parameters can be set.
CPU Fan PWM control
CPU Temp. Limit of OFF [000]
WARNING:
Setting this value too high may cause the fan to stop when the CPU is
at a high temperature and therefore cause the system to be damaged.
The CPU Temp. Limit of OFF option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting
option is set to Automatic Mode. Use the CPU Temp. Limit of OFF option to select the
CPU temperature at which the cooling fan should automatically turn off. To select a value,
select the CPU Temp. Limit of OFF option and enter a decimal number between 000 and
127. The temperature range is specified below.
Minimum Value: 0°C
Maximum Value: 127°C
CPU Temp. Limit of Start [020]
WARNING:
Setting this value too high may cause the fan to start only when the
CPU is at a high temperature and therefore cause the system to be
damaged.
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The CPU Temp. Limit of Start option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting
option is set to Automatic Mode. Use the CPU Temp. Limit of Start option to select the
CPU temperature at which the cooling fan should automatically turn on. When the fan
starts, it rotates using the starting pulse width modulation (PWM) specified in the Fan 3
Start PWM option below. To select a value, select the CPU Temp. Limit of Start option
and enter a decimal number between 000 and 127. The temperature range is specified
below.
Minimum Value: 0°C
Maximum Value: 127°C
CPU Fan Start PWM [070]
The Fan 3 Start PWM option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is set
to Automatic Mode. Use the Fan 3 Start PWM option to select the PWM mode the fan
starts to rotate with after the temperature specified in the Temperature 3 Limit of Start is
exceeded. The Super I/O chipset supports 128 PWM modes. To select a value, select the
Fan 3 Start PWM option and enter a decimal number between 000 and 127. The
temperature range is specified below.
PWM Minimum Mode: 0
PWM Maximum Mode: 127
Slope PWM [0.5 PWM]
The Slope PWM 1 option can only be set if the CPU FAN Mode Setting option is set to
Automatic Mode. Use the Slope PWM 1 option to select the linear rate at which the PWM
mode increases with respect to an increase in temperature. A list of available options is
shown below:
0 PWM
1 PWM
2 PWM
4 PWM
8 PWM
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16 PWM
32 PWM
64 PWM
The following system parameters and values are shown. The system parameters that are
monitored are:
System Temperatures: The following system temperatures are monitored
o
o
CPU Temperature
System Temperature
Fan Speeds: The CPU cooling fan speed is monitored.
o
CPU Fan Speed
Voltages: The following system voltages are monitored
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
CPU Core
+1.05V
+3.30V
+12.0 V
+1.5V
+1.8V
5VSB
VBAT
6.3.5 Power Configuration
The Power Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 8) configures the Advanced Configuration
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and Power Interface (ACPI) and Power Management (APM) options.
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BIOS Menu 8: Power Configuration
6.3.5.1 ACPI configuration
The ACPI Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 9) configures the Advanced Configuration
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and Power Interface (ACPI).
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BIOS Menu 9: ACPI Configuration
Suspend Mode [S1(POS)]
Use the Suspend Mode BIOS option to specify the sleep state the system enters when it
is not being used.
S1 (POS)
DEFAULT
System appears off. The CPU is stopped; RAM is
refreshed; the system is running in a low power mode.
S3 (STR)
System appears off. The CPU has no power; RAM is in
slow refresh; the power supply is in a reduced power
mode.
6.3.5.2 APM Configuration
The APM Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 10) allows the advanced power
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management options to be configured.
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BIOS Menu 10:Advanced Power Management Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
Use the Restore on AC Power Loss BIOS option to specify what state the system
returns to if there is a sudden loss of power to the system.
Power Off
The system remains turned off
Power On
The system turns on
Last State
The system returns to its previous state. If it was on, it
DEFAULT
turns itself on. If it was off, it remains off.
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Use the Power Button Mode BIOS to specify how the power button functions.
On/Off
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When the power button is pressed the system is either
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turned on or off
When the power button is pressed the system goes into
Suspend
suspend mode
Resume on Keyboard/Mouse [Disabled]
Use the Resume on Keyboard/Mouse BIOS option to enable activity on either the
keyboard or mouse to rouse the system from a suspend or standby state. That is, the
system is roused when the mouse is moved or a button on the keyboard is pressed.
Disabled
(Default)
Wake event not generated by activity on the
keyboard or mouse
Wake event generated by activity on the keyboard or
Enabled
mouse
Resume on Ring [Disabled]
Use the Resume on Ring BIOS option to enable activity on the RI (ring in) modem line to
rouse the system from a suspend or standby state. That is, the system will be roused by
an incoming call on a modem.
Disabled
DEFAULT
Wake event not generated by an incoming call
Wake event generated by an incoming call
Enabled
Resume on PCI-Express WAKE# [Enabled]
Use the Resume PCI-Express WAKE# BIOS option to enable activity on the
PCI-Express WAKE# signal to rouse the system from a suspend or standby state.
Wake event not generated by PCI-Express WAKE#
Disabled
signal activity
Enabled
DEFAULT
Wake event generated by PCI-Express WAKE# signal
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activity
Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Use the Resume On RTC Alarm option to specify the time the system should be roused
from a suspended state.
Disabled
DEFAULT
The real time clock (RTC) cannot generate a wake
event
Enabled
If selected, the following appears with values that
can be selected:
RTC Alarm Date (Days)
System Time
After setting the alarm, the computer turns itself on
from a suspend state when the alarm goes off.
6.3.6 Remote Configuration
Use the Remote Access Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 11) to configure remote
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access parameters. The Remote Access Configuration is an AMIBIOS feature and
allows a remote host running a terminal program to display and configure the BIOS
settings.
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BIOS Menu 11: Remote Access Configuration [Advanced]
Remote Access [Disabled]
Use the Remote Access option to enable or disable access to the remote functionalities
of the system.
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Remote access is disabled.
Remote access configuration options shown below
appear:
Serial Port Number
Serial Port Mode
Flow Control
Redirection after BIOS POST
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Terminal Type
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
These configuration options are discussed below.
Serial Port Number [COM1]
Use the Serial Port Number option allows to select the serial port used for remote
access.
COM1
DEFAULT
System is remotely accessed through COM1
System is remotely accessed through COM2
COM2
NOTE: Make sure the selected COM port is enabled through the Super I/O configuration
menu.
Base Address, IRQ [2F8h,3]
The Base Address, IRQ option cannot be configured and only shows the interrupt
address of the serial port listed above.
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n,1]
Use the Serial Port Mode option to select baud rate through which the console redirection
is made. The following configuration options are available
115200 8,n,1 DEFAULT
57600 8,n,1
38400 8,n,1
19200 8,n,1
09600 8,n,1
NOTE:
Identical baud rate setting musts be set on the host (a management
computer running a terminal software) and the slave
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Flow Control [None]
Use the Flow Control option to report the flow control method for the console redirection
application.
None
DEFAULT
No control flow,
Hardware
Hardware is set as the console redirection
Software
Software is set as the console redirection
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Use the Redirection After BIOS POST option to specify when console redirection should
occur.
Disabled
The console is not redirected after POST
Boot Loader
Redirection is active during POST and during Boot
Loader
Always
DEFAULT
Redirection is always active (Some OSes may not
work if set to Always)
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Use the Terminal Type BIOS option to specify the remote terminal type.
ANSI
DEFAULT
The target terminal type is ANSI
VT100
The target terminal type is VT100
VT-UTF8
The target terminal type is VT-UTF8
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Use the VT-UFT8 Combo Key Support option to enable additional keys that are not
provided by VT100 for the PC 101 keyboard.
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The VT100 Terminal Definition is the standard convention used to configure and conduct
emergency management tasks with UNIX-based servers. VT100 does not support all keys
on the standard PC 101-key layout, however. The VT-UTF8 convention makes available
additional keys that are not provided by VT100 for the PC 101 keyboard.
Disabled
Disables the VT-UTF8 terminal keys
DEFAULT
Enables the VT-UTF8 combination key. Support for
Enabled
ANSI/VT100 terminals
Sredir Memory Display Delay [Disabled]
Use the Sredir Memory Display Delay option to select the delay before memory
information is displayed. Configuration options are listed below
No Delay
DEFAULT
Delay 1 sec
Delay 2 sec
Delay 4 sec
6.3.7 USB Configuration
Use the USB Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 12) to read USB configuration
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information and configure the USB settings.
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BIOS Menu 12: USB Configuration
USB Functions [Enabled]
Use the USB Function option to enable or disable the USB controllers.
USB controllers are enabled
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
USB controllers are disabled
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
The USB 2.0 Controller BIOS option enables or disables the USB 2.0 controller
USB function disabled
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
USB function enabled
USB2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
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The USB2.0 Controller Mode BIOS option sets the speed of the USB2.0 controller.
The controller is capable of operating at full speed
FullSpeed
12 Mb/s
HiSpeed
DEFAULT
The controller is capable of operating at high speed
480 Mb/s
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Use the Legacy USB Support BIOS option to enable USB mouse and USB keyboard
support.
Normally if this option is not enabled, any attached USB mouse or USB keyboard does not
become available until a USB compatible operating system is fully booted with all USB
drivers loaded. When this option is enabled, any attached USB mouse or USB keyboard
can control the system even when there is no USB driver loaded onto the system.
Legacy USB support disabled
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Legacy USB support enabled
Legacy USB support disabled if no USB devices are
Auto
connected
6.4 PCI/PnP
Use the PCI/PnP menu (BIOS Menu 13) to configure advanced PCI and PnP settings.
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WARNING:
Setting wrong values for the BIOS selections in the PCIPnP BIOS
menu may cause the system to malfunction.
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BIOS Menu 13: PCI/PnP Configuration
IRQ# [Available]
Use the IRQ# address to specify what IRQs can be assigned to a particular peripheral
device.
Available
DEFAULT
The specified IRQ is available to be used by
PCI/PnP devices
Reserved
The specified IRQ is reserved for use by Legacy ISA
devices
Available IRQ addresses are:
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
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IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ 11
IRQ 14
IRQ 15
DMA Channel# [Available]
Use the DMA Channel# option to assign a specific DMA channel to a particular PCI/PnP
device.
Available
DEFAULT
The specified DMA is available to be used by
PCI/PnP devices
The specified DMA is reserved for use by Legacy
Reserved
ISA devices
Available DMA Channels are:
DM Channel 0
DM Channel 1
DM Channel 3
DM Channel 5
DM Channel 6
DM Channel 7
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled]
Use the Reserved Memory Size BIOS option to specify the amount of memory that
should be reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Disabled
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DEFAULT
No memory block reserved for legacy ISA devices
16K
16KB reserved for legacy ISA devices
32K
32KB reserved for legacy ISA devices
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54KB reserved for legacy ISA devices
64K
6.5 Boot
Use the Boot menu (BIOS Menu 14) to configure system boot options.
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BIOS Menu 14: Boot
6.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration
Use the Boot Settings Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 14) to configure advanced system
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boot options.
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BIOS Menu 15: Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Use the Quick Boot BIOS option to make the computer speed up the boot process.
No POST procedures are skipped
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Some POST procedures are skipped to decrease
the system boot time
Quiet Boot [Disabled]
Use the Quiet Boot BIOS option to select the screen display when the system boots.
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Normal POST messages displayed
OEM Logo displayed instead of POST messages
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
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The AddOn ROM Display Mode option allows add-on ROM (read-only memory)
messages to be displayed.
Force BIOS
DEFAULT
Allows the computer system to force a third party
BIOS to display during system boot.
Allows the computer system to display the
Keep Current
information during system boot.
Bootup Num-Lock [Off]
The Bootup Num-Lock BIOS option allows the Number Lock setting to be modified
during boot up.
Off
DEFAULT
Does not enable the keyboard Number Lock automatically. To
use the 10-keys on the keyboard, press the Number Lock key
located on the upper left-hand corner of the 10-key pad. The
Number Lock LED on the keyboard lights up when the Number
Lock is engaged.
On
Allows the Number Lock on the keyboard to be enabled
automatically when the computer system boots up. This allows
the immediate use of the 10-key numeric keypad located on
the right side of the keyboard. To confirm this, the Number
Lock LED light on the keyboard is lit.
Boot From LAN Support [Disabled]
The BOOT From LAN Support option enables the system to be booted from a remote
system.
Disabled
DEFAULT
Cannot be booted from a remote system through the
LAN
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Enabled
DEFAULT
Can be booted from a remote system through the
LAN
6.5.2 Boot Device Priority
Use the Boot Device Priority menu (BIOS Menu 16) to specify the boot sequence from
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the available devices. The following options are available:
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
BIOS Menu 16: Boot Device Priority Settings
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6.6 Security
Use the Security menu (BIOS Menu 17) to set system and user passwords.
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BIOS Menu 17: Security
Change Supervisor Password
Use the Change Supervisor Password to set or change a supervisor password. The
default for this option is Not Installed. If a supervisor password must be installed, select
this field and enter the password. After the password has been added, Install appears
next to Change Supervisor Password.
Change User Password
Use the Change User Password to set or change a user password. The default for this
option is Not Installed. If a user password must be installed, select this field and enter the
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password. After the password has been added, Install appears next to Change User
Password.
6.7 Chipset
Use the Chipset menu (BIOS Menu 18) to access the NorthBridge and SouthBridge
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configuration menus
WARNING!
Setting the wrong values for the Chipset BIOS selections in the Chipset BIOS
menu may cause the system to malfunction.
BIOS Menu 18: Chipset
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6.7.1 North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Use the North Bridge Chipset Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 18) to configure the
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Northbridge chipset settings.
BIOS Menu 19:North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Hole [Disabled]
The Memory Hole reserves the memory space between 15MB and 16MB for ISA
expansion cards that require a specified area of memory to work properly. If an older ISA
expansion card is used, please refer to the documentation that came with the card to see if
it is necessary to reserve the space.
Disabled
Enabled
DEFAULT
Memory is not reserved for ISA expansion cards
Memory is reserved for ISA expansion cards
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enable, 8MB]
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The Internal Graphic Mode Select option determines the amount of system memory that
can be used by the Internal graphics device.
Disable
1MB of memory used by internal graphics device
Enable, 1MB
Enable, 8MB
DEFAULT
8MB of memory used by internal graphics device
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode]
Use the DVMT Mode Select option to select the Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology
(DVMT) operating mode.
A fixed portion of graphics memory is reserved as
Fixed Mode
graphics memory.
DVMT Mode
DEFAULT
Graphics
memory
is
dynamically
allocated
according to the system and graphics needs.
A fixed portion of graphics memory is reserved as
Combo Mode
graphics memory. If more memory is needed,
graphics
memory
is
dynamically
allocated
according to the system and graphics needs.
DVMT/FIXED Memory
Use the DVMT/FIXED Memory option to specify the maximum amount of memory that
can be allocated as graphics memory. This option can only be configured for if DVMT
Mode or Fixed Mode is selected in the DVMT Mode Select option. If Combo Mode is
selected, the maximum amount of graphics memory is 128MB. Configuration options are
listed below.
64MB
128MB
Maximum DVMT
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Boot Display Device [CRT]
The Boot Display Device BIOS option selects the display device the system uses when it
boots. The available options are listed below:
Auto
DEFAULT
CRT
TV
LFP
LFP1
LVDS Panel Type
Use the LVDS Panel Type to determine the LCD panel resolution. Configuration options
are listed below:
640 x 480 18b
800 x 480 18b
800 x 600 18b
1024 x 768 18b
1280 x 1024 36b
1400 x 1050 36b
1440 x 900 36b
1600 x 1200 36b
by H/W
LCD Brightness Control
Use the LCD Brightness Control option to specify the brightness of the LCD panel as a
percentage. Default setting is 100%
TV Standard
The TV Standard option specifies the TV type connected to the system.
VBIOS-Default
NTSC
DEFAULT
TV type is set to VBIOS-Default
TV type is set to NTSC
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PAL
TV type is set to PAL
SECAM
TV type is set to SECAM
SMPTE240M
TV type is set to SMPTE240M
ITU-R television
TV type is set to ITU-R television
SMPTE260M
TV type is set to SMPTE260M
SMPTE295M
TV type is set to SMPTE295M
SMPTE296M
TV type is set to SMPTE296M
EIA-770.2
TV type is set to EIA-770.2
EIA-770.3
TV type is set to EIA-770.3
6.7.2 SouthBridge Configuration
The SouthBridge Configuration menu (BIOS Menu 20) the southbridge chipset to be
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configured.
BIOS Menu 20:SouthBridge Chipset Configuration
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Audio Controller [All Disabled]
The Audio Controller option enables or disables the audio controller.
Azalia
Audio controller configured as Azalia
AC’97 Audio Only
The on-board AC’97 audio controller is enabled.
All Disabled
DEFAULT
The on-board audio controller is disabled.
6.8 Exit
Use the Exit menu (BIOS Menu 21) to load default BIOS values, optimal failsafe values
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and to save configuration changes.
BIOS Menu 21:Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
Use the Save Changes and Exit option to save the changes made to the BIOS options
and to exit the BIOS configuration setup program.
Discard Changes and Exit
Use the Discard Changes and Exit option to exit the BIOS configuration setup program
without saving the changes made to the system.
Discard Changes
Use the Discard Changes option to discard the changes and remain in the BIOS
configuration setup program.
Load Optimal Defaults
Use the Load Optimal Defaults option to load the optimal default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. F9 key can be used for this operation.
Load Failsafe Defaults
Use the Load Failsafe Defaults option to load failsafe default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. F8 key can be used for this operation.
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Chapter
7
7 Software Drivers
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7.1 Available Software Drivers
NOTE:
The content of the CD may vary throughout the life cycle of the product
and is subject to change without prior notice. Visit the IEI website or
contact technical support for the latest updates.
The following drivers can be installed on the system:
Chipset
VGA
LAN
Audio
Installation instructions are given below.
7.2 Starting the Driver Program
To access the driver installation programs, please do the following.
Step 1: Insert the CD-ROM that came with the system into a CD-ROM drive attached to
the system.
Step 2: The screen in Figure 7-1 appears.
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Figure 7-1: Start Up Screen
Step 3: Click NANO-945GSE.
Step 4: The screen in appears.
Figure 7-2: Select Operating System
Step 5: Select the operating system installed on the NANO-945GSE system. This
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manual describes the installation for a Windows XP operating system.
Step 6: The list of drivers in Figure 7-3 appears.Step 0:
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Figure 7-3: Drivers
7.3 Chipset Driver Installation
To install the chipset driver, please do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list shown in Figure 7-3. (See Section 7.2)
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Step 2: Click “1-Chipset Driver”
Step 3: The setup files are extracted as shown in Figure 7-4.
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Figure 7-4: Chipset Driver Screen
Step 4: When the setup files are completely extracted the Welcome Screen in Figure
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7-5 appears.
Figure 7-5: Chipset Driver Welcome Screen
Step 5: Click Next to continue.
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Step 6: The license agreement in Figure 7-6 appears.
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Step 7: Read the License Agreement.
Step 8: Click the Yes icon to continue.
Figure 7-6: Chipset Driver License Agreement
Step 9: The Read Me file in Figure 7-7 appears.
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Step 10: Click Next to continue.
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Figure 7-7: Chipset Driver Read Me File
Step 11: Setup Operations are performed as shown in Figure 7-8.
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Figure 7-8: Chipset Driver Setup Operations
Step 12: Once the Setup Operations are complete, click the Next icon to continue.
Step 13: The Finish screen appears.
Step 14: Select “Yes, I want to restart the computer now” and click the Finish icon.
See Figure 7-9.Step 0:
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Figure 7-9: Chipset Driver Installation Finish Screen
7.4 VGA Driver Installation
To install the VGA driver, please do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list shown in Figure 7-3. (See Section 7.2)
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Step 2: Click “2-VGA”
Step 3: The VGA Read Me file in Figure 7-10 appears.
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Step 4: Click Next to continue.
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Figure 7-10: VGA Driver Read Me File
Step 5: The installation files are extracted. See Figure 7-11.
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Figure 7-11: VGA Driver Setup Files Extracted
Step 6: The Welcome Screen in Figure 7-12 appears.
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Figure 7-12: VGA Driver Welcome Screen
Step 7: Click Next to continue.
Step 8: The license agreement in Figure 7-13 appears.
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Step 9: Read the License Agreement.
Step 10: Click the Yes icon to continue.
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Figure 7-13: VGA Driver License Agreement
Step 11: The Read Me file in Figure 7-14 appears.
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Step 12: Click Next to continue.
Figure 7-14: VGA Driver Read Me File
Step 13: Setup Operations are performed as shown in Figure 7-15.
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Figure 7-15: VGA Driver Setup Operations
Step 14: Once the Setup Operations are complete, click the Next icon to continue.
Step 15: The Finish screen appears.
Step 16: Select “Yes, I want to restart the computer now” and click the Finish icon.
See Figure 7-16.Step 0:
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Figure 7-16: VGA Driver Installation Finish Screen
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7.5 LAN Driver Installation
To install the chipset driver, please do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list shown in Figure 7-3. (See Section 7.2)
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Step 2: Click “3-LAN”
Step 3: The Welcome screen in Figure 7-17 appears.
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Figure 7-17: LAN Driver Welcome Screen
Step 4: Click Next to continue.
Step 5: The Ready to Install screen in Figure 7-18 appears.
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Step 6: Click Next to proceed with the installation.
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Figure 7-18: LAN Driver Welcome Screen
Step 7: The program begins to install.
Step 8: The installation progress can be monitored in the progress bar shown in Figure
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7-19.
Figure 7-19: LAN Driver Installation
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Step 9: When the driver installation is complete, the screen in Figure 7-20 appears.
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Step 0:
Figure 7-20: LAN Driver Installation Complete
7.6 Audio Driver Installation
To install the chipset driver, please do the following.
Step 1: Access the driver list shown in Figure 7-3. (See Section 7.2)
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Step 2: Click “4-Audio”
Step 3: The screen in Figure 7-21 appears.Step 0:
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Figure 7-21: Audio Driver Options
7.6.1 HD Audio Installation
To install the HD Audio driver, please do the following:
Step 1: Select “1-HDAudio” in Figure 7-21.
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Step 2: Installation files are extracted as shown in Figure 7-22.
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Figure 7-22: Extract HD Audio Driver Installation Files
Step 3: The Welcome screen in Figure 7-23 appears.
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Figure 7-23: HD Audio Driver Welcome Screen
Step 4: Click Next to continue.
Step 5: The system updates. See Figure 7-24.
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Figure 7-24: System Update
Step 6: Follow the installation instructions until the HD Audio driver installation is
complete.Step 0:
7.6.2 AC’97 Driver Installation
To install the AC’97 audio driver, please do the following:
Step 1: Select “2-AC’97” in Figure 7-21
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Step 2: The installation files are extracted as shown in Figure 7-25.
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Figure 7-25: AC’97 Driver Installation File Extraction
Step 3: The AC’97 Driver Installation screen in Figure 7-26 appears.
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Step 4: Click Next to continue.
Figure 7-26: AC’97 Driver Installation Welcome Screen
Step 5: The Verification window in Figure 7-27 may appear.
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Step 6: Click “Continue Anyway.”
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Figure 7-27: AC’97 Driver Installation Verification
Step 7: The driver installation begins. See Figure 7-28.
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Figure 7-28: AC’97 Driver Installation
Step 8: When the driver is installed, the driver installation finish screen in Figure 7-29
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appears.
Step 9: Select “Yes, I wish to restart my computer now” And click Finish
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Figure 7-29: AC’97 Driver Installation Complete
Step 10: The system reboots.Step 0:
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Appendix
A
A BIOS Menu Options
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System Overview......................................................................................... 112
System Time [xx:xx:xx] .............................................................................. 113
System Date [xx/xx/xx] ............................................................................... 113
ATA/IDE Configurations [Compatible] ...................................................... 116
Legacy IDE Channels [PATA Pri, SATA Sec] ........................................... 117
IDE Master and IDE Slave........................................................................... 117
Auto-Detected Drive Parameters ............................................................... 118
Type [Auto] .................................................................................................. 119
ZIP................................................................................................................. 119
LS-120........................................................................................................... 119
LBA/Large Mode [Auto] .............................................................................. 120
Block (Multi Sector Transfer) [Auto] ......................................................... 120
PIO Mode [Auto] .......................................................................................... 120
DMA Mode [Auto] ........................................................................................ 121
S.M.A.R.T [Auto] .......................................................................................... 122
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled].................................................................... 122
Parallel Port Address [Disabled] ............................................................... 123
Parallel Port Mode [Normal] ....................................................................... 124
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7] .............................................................................. 124
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]................................................................ 125
Serial Port1 Mode [Normal] ........................................................................ 125
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]................................................................ 125
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal] ........................................................................ 126
Serial Port3 Address [3E8] ......................................................................... 126
Serial Port3 IRQ [11] ................................................................................... 126
Serial Port4 Address [2E8] ......................................................................... 126
Serial Port4 IRQ [10] ................................................................................... 127
CPU FAN Mode Setting [Full On Mode] .................................................... 128
CPU Temp. Limit of OFF [000] ................................................................... 129
CPU Temp. Limit of Start [020] .................................................................. 129
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38H
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91H
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93H
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10H
10H
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103H
104H
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108H
109H
10H
10H
102H
103H
104H
105H
106H
107H
108H
109H
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CPU Fan Start PWM [070]........................................................................... 130
Slope PWM [0.5 PWM].............................................................................. 130
Suspend Mode [S1(POS)]........................................................................... 133
Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State] ................................................... 134
Power Button Mode [On/Off]...................................................................... 134
Resume on Keyboard/Mouse [Disabled] .................................................. 135
Resume on Ring [Disabled] ....................................................................... 135
Resume on PCI-Express WAKE# [Enabled] ............................................. 135
Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled] ............................................................ 136
RTC Alarm Date (Days)............................................................................... 136
System Time ................................................................................................ 136
Remote Access [Disabled] ......................................................................... 137
Serial Port Number...................................................................................... 137
Serial Port Mode .......................................................................................... 137
Flow Control ................................................................................................ 137
Redirection after BIOS POST ..................................................................... 137
Terminal Type .............................................................................................. 138
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support.................................................................... 138
Serial Port Number [COM1]........................................................................ 138
Base Address, IRQ [2F8h,3] ....................................................................... 138
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n,1] ................................................................. 138
Flow Control [None] .................................................................................... 139
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always] .................................................... 139
Terminal Type [ANSI].................................................................................. 139
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled] ................................................. 139
Sredir Memory Display Delay [Disabled] .................................................. 140
USB Functions [Enabled] ........................................................................... 141
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled] ..................................................................... 141
USB2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed] ........................................................... 141
Legacy USB Support [Enabled] ................................................................. 142
IRQ# [Available] ........................................................................................ 143
385H
386H
387H
38H
389H
390H
391H
392H
39H
394H
395H
396H
397H
398H
39H
40H
401H
402H
403H
40H
405H
406H
407H
408H
409H
410H
41H
412H
413H
41H
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102H
102H
1023H
1024H
1025H
1026H
1027H
1028H
1029H
103H
103H
1032H
103H
1034H
1035H
1036H
1037H
1038H
1039H
104H
104H
1042H
1043H
104H
1045H
1046H
1047H
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DMA Channel# [Available].......................................................................... 144
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled]............................................................. 144
Quick Boot [Enabled].................................................................................. 146
Quiet Boot [Disabled] ................................................................................. 146
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] ................................................. 146
Bootup Num-Lock [Off] .............................................................................. 147
Boot From LAN Support [Disabled] .......................................................... 147
Change Supervisor Password ................................................................... 149
Change User Password .............................................................................. 149
Memory Hole [Disabled] ............................................................................. 151
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enable, 8MB].......................................... 151
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode] .............................................................. 152
DVMT/FIXED Memory.................................................................................. 152
Boot Display Device [CRT]......................................................................... 153
LVDS Panel Type......................................................................................... 153
LCD Brightness Control ............................................................................. 153
TV Standard ................................................................................................. 153
Audio Controller [All Disabled].................................................................. 155
Save Changes and Exit............................................................................... 156
Discard Changes and Exit.......................................................................... 156
Discard Changes ......................................................................................... 156
Load Optimal Defaults ................................................................................ 156
Load Failsafe Defaults ................................................................................ 156
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Appendix
B
B Terminology
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AC ’97
Audio Codec 97 (AC’97) refers to a codec standard developed by
Intel® in 1997.
ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is an OS-directed
configuration, power management, and thermal management interface.
AHCI
Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is a SATA Host controller
register-level interface.
ATA
The Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) interface connects
storage devices including hard disks and CD-ROM drives to a
computer.
APM
The Advanced Power Management (APM) application program
interface (API) enables the inclusion of power management in the
BIOS.
ARMD
An ATAPI Removable Media Device (ARMD) is any ATAPI device that
supports removable media, besides CD and DVD drives.
ASKIR
Amplitude Shift Keyed Infrared (ASKIR) is a form of modulation that
represents a digital signal by varying the amplitude (“volume”) of the
signal. A low amplitude signal represents a binary 0, while a high
amplitude signal represents a binary 1.
BIOS
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is firmware that is first run when
the computer is turned on and can be configured by the end user
CODEC
The Compressor-Decompressor (CODEC) encodes and decodes
digital audio data on the system.
CMOS
Complimentary metal-oxide-conductor is a type of integrated circuit
used in chips like static RAM and microprocessors.
COM
COM is used to refer to serial ports. Serial ports offer serial
communication to expansion devices. The serial port on a personal
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computer is usually a male DE-9 connector.
DAC
The Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) converts digital signals to
analog signals.
DDR
Double Data Rate refers to a data bus transferring data on both the
rising and falling edges of the clock signal.
DMA
Direct Memory Access (DMA) enables some peripheral devices to
bypass the system processor and communicate directly with the
system memory.
DIMM
Dual Inline Memory Modules are a type of RAM that offer a 64-bit data
bus and have separate electrical contacts on each side of the module.
EHCI
The Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) specification is a
register-level interface description for USB 2.0 Host Controllers.
FSB
The Front Side Bus (FSB) is the bi-directional communication channel
between the processor and the Northbridge chipset.
GbE
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is an Ethernet version that transfers data at 1.0
Gbps and complies with the IEEE 802.3-2005 standard.
418H39
GPIO
General purpose input
IrDA
Infrared Data Association (IrDA) specify infrared data transmission
protocols used to enable electronic devices to wirelessly communicate
with each other.
L1 Cache
The Level 1 Cache (L1 Cache) is a small memory cache built into the
system processor.
L2 Cache
The Level 2 Cache (L2 Cache) is an external processor memory cache.
LVDS
Low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) is a dual-wire, high-speed
differential electrical signaling system commonly used to connect LCD
displays to a computer.
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MAC
The Media Access Control (MAC) protocol enables several terminals or
network nodes to communicate in a LAN, or other multipoint networks.
PCIe
PCI Express (PCIe) is a communications bus that uses dual data lines
for full-duplex (two-way) serial (point-to-point) communications between
the SBC components and/or expansion cards and the SBC chipsets.
Each line has a 2.5 Gbps data transmission rate and a 250 MBps
sustained data transfer rate.
POST
The Power-on Self Test (POST) is the pre-boot actions the system
performs when the system is turned-on.
QVGA
Quarter Video Graphics Array (QVGA) refers to a display with a
resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.
RAID
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) refers to redundantly
backing up data on multiple disks to ensure that if one disk fails, the
data is not lost and can be restored from the remaining disks in the
array.
RAM
Random Access Memory (RAM) is a form of storage used in computer.
RAM is volatile memory, so it loses its data when power is lost. RAM
has very fast data transfer rates compared to other storage like hard
drives.
SATA
Serial ATA (SATA) is a serial communications bus designed for data
transfers between storage devices and the computer chipsets. The
SATA bus has transfer speeds up to 1.5 Gbps and the SATA II bus has
data transfer speeds of up to 3.0 Gbps.
S.M.A.R.T
Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) refers
to automatic status checking technology implemented on hard disk
drives.
UART
Universal Asynchronous Receiver-transmitter (UART) is responsible for
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asynchronous communications on the system and manages the
system’s serial communication (COM) ports.
UHCI
The Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) specification is a
register-level interface description for USB 1.1 Host Controllers.
USB
The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an external bus standard for
interfacing devices. USB 1.1 supports 12Mbps data transfer rates, while
USB 2.0 supports 480Mbps data transfer rates.
VGA
The Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a graphics display system
developed by IBM.
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Appendix
C
C DIO Interface
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C.1 DIO Interface Introduction
The DIO connector on the NANO-945GSE is interfaced to GPIO ports on the ITE IT8718
Super I/O chipset. The DIO has both 4-bit digital inputs and 4-bit digital outputs. The digital
inputs and digital outputs are generally control signals that control the on/off circuit of
external devices or TTL devices. Data can be read or written to the selected address to
enable the DIO functions.
NOTE:
For further information, please refer to the datasheet for the ITE IT8718
Super I/O chipset.
C.2 DIO Connector Pinouts
The following table describes how the DIO connector pins are connected to the Super I/O
GPIO port.
Pin
Description
Super I/O Pin
Super I/O Pin Description
1
Ground
N/A
N/A
2
VCC
N/A
N/A
3
Output 3
GP23
General Purpose I/O Port 2 Bit 3
4
Output 2
GP22
General Purpose I/O Port 2 Bit 2
5
Output 1
GP21
General Purpose I/O Port 2 Bit 1
6
Output 0
GP20
General Purpose I/O Port 2 Bit 0
7
Input 3
GP33
General Purpose I/O 33
8
Input 2
GP32
General Purpose I/O 32
9
Input 1
GP31
General Purpose I/O 31
10
Input 0
GP30
General Purpose I/O 30
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C.3 Assembly Language Samples
C.3.1 Enable the DIO Input Function
The BIOS interrupt call INT 15H controls the digital I/O. An assembly program to enable
digital I/O input functions is listed below.
MOV
AX, 6F08H
Sets the digital port as input
INT
15H
Initiates the INT 15H BIOS call
C.3.2 Enable the DIO Output Function
The BIOS interrupt call INT 15H controls the digital I/O. An assembly program to enable
digital I/O output functions is listed below.
MOV
AX, 6F09H
MOV
BL, 09H
INT
15H
Sets the digital port as output
Initiates the INT 15H BIOS call
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Appendix
D
D Watchdog Timer
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NOTE:
The following discussion applies to DOS environment. IEI support is
contacted or the IEI website visited for specific drivers for more
sophisticated operating systems, e.g., Windows and Linux.
The Watchdog Timer is provided to ensure that standalone systems can always recover
from catastrophic conditions that cause the CPU to crash. This condition may have
occurred by external EMI or a software bug. When the CPU stops working correctly,
Watchdog Timer either performs a hardware reset (cold boot) or a Non-Maskable Interrupt
(NMI) to bring the system back to a known state.
A BIOS function call (INT 15H) is used to control the Watchdog Timer:
INT 15H:
AH – 6FH Sub-function:
AL – 2:
Sets the Watchdog Timer’s period.
BL:
Time-out value (Its unit-second is dependent on the item “Watchdog
Timer unit select” in CMOS setup).
Table D-1: AH-6FH Sub-function
Call sub-function 2 to set the time-out period of Watchdog Timer first. If the time-out value
is not zero, the Watchdog Timer starts counting down. While the timer value reaches zero,
the system resets. To ensure that this reset condition does not occur, calling sub-function
2 must periodically refresh the Watchdog Timer. However, the Watchdog timer is disabled
if the time-out value is set to zero.
A tolerance of at least 10% must be maintained to avoid unknown routines within the
operating system (DOS), such as disk I/O that can be very time-consuming.
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NOTE:
When exiting a program it is necessary to disable the Watchdog Timer,
otherwise the system resets.
Example program:
; INITIAL TIMER PERIOD COUNTER
;
W_LOOP:
MOV
AX, 6F02H
MOV
BL, 30
INT
;setting the time-out value
;time-out value is 48 seconds
15H
;
; ADD THE APPLICATION PROGRAM HERE
;
CMP
EXIT_AP, 1
JNE
W_LOOP
; EXIT ;
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;No, restart the application
MOV
AX, 6F02H
;disable Watchdog Timer
MOV
BL, 0
;
INT
;
;is the application over?
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Appendix
E
E Address Mapping
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E.1 I/O Address Map
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Table E-1: IO Address Map
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E.2 IRQ Address Map
Table E-2: IRQ Address Map
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E.3 Memory Address Map
Table E-3: Memory Address Map
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Appendix
F
F Hazardous Materials
Disclosure
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F.1 Hazardous Material Disclosure Table for IPB Products
Certified as RoHS Compliant Under 2002/95/EC Without Mercury
The details provided in this appendix are to ensure that the product is compliant with the
Peoples Republic of China (China) RoHS standards. The table below acknowledges the
presences of small quantities of certain materials in the product, and is applicable to China
RoHS only.
A label will be placed on each product to indicate the estimated “Environmentally Friendly
Use Period” (EFUP). This is an estimate of the number of years that these substances
would “not leak out or undergo abrupt change.” This product may contain replaceable
sub-assemblies/components which have a shorter EFUP such as batteries and lamps.
These components will be separately marked.
Please refer to the table on the next page.
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Part Name
Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements
Lead
Mercury
Cadmium
Hexavalent
Polybrominated
Polybrominated
(Pb)
(Hg)
(Cd)
Chromium
Biphenyls
Diphenyl Ethers
(CR(VI))
(PBB)
(PBDE)
Housing
X
O
O
O
O
X
Display
X
O
O
O
O
X
Printed Circuit
X
O
O
O
O
X
X
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
X
Fan Assembly
X
O
O
O
O
X
Power Supply
X
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
O
O
O
Board
Metal
Fasteners
Cable
Assembly
Assemblies
Battery
O
O: This toxic or hazardous substance is contained in all of the homogeneous materials for the part is below
the limit requirement in SJ/T11363-2006
X: This toxic or hazardous substance is contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials for this part
is above the limit requirement in SJ/T11363-2006
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NANO-945GSE EPIC Motherboard
此附件旨在确保本产品符合中国 RoHS 标准。以下表格标示此产品中某有毒物质的含量符
合中国 RoHS 标准规定的限量要求。
本产品上会附有”环境友好使用期限”的标签,此期限是估算这些物质”不会有泄漏或突变”的
年限。本产品可能包含有较短的环境友好使用期限的可替换元件,像是电池或灯管,这些
元件将会单独标示出来。
部件名称
有毒有害物质或元素
铅
汞
镉
六价铬
多溴联苯
多溴二苯醚
(Pb)
(Hg)
(Cd)
(CR(VI))
(PBB)
(PBDE)
壳体
X
O
O
O
O
X
显示
X
O
O
O
O
X
印刷电路板
X
O
O
O
O
X
金属螺帽
X
O
O
O
O
O
电缆组装
X
O
O
O
O
X
风扇组装
X
O
O
O
O
X
电力供应组装
X
O
O
O
O
X
电池
O
O
O
O
O
O
O: 表示该有毒有害物质在该部件所有物质材料中的含量均在 SJ/T11363-2006 标准规定的限量要求以下。
X: 表示该有毒有害物质至少在该部件的某一均质材料中的含量超出 SJ/T11363-2006 标准规定的限量要求。
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