EP100 User's Manual VA1_03-19-2012

EP100
AMD Embedded G-Series Processor
EPIC Board
User’s Manual
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ESD Precautions
Computer boards have integrated circuits sensitive to static electricity. To prevent chipsets
from electrostatic discharge damage, please take care of the following jobs with precautions:

Do not remove boards or integrated circuits from their anti-static packaging until you are
ready to install them.

Before holding the board or integrated circuit, touch an unpainted portion of the system
unit chassis for a few seconds. It discharges static electricity from your body.

Wear a wrist-grounding strap, available from most electronic component stores, when
handling boards and components.
Trademarks Acknowledgments
Axiomtek is a trademark of Axiomtek Co., Ltd.
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AMI is trademark of American Megatrend Inc.
IBM, PC/AT, PS/2, VGA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
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AMD is trademark of AMD Corporation, Inc.
Other brand names and trademarks are the properties and registered brands of their
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Table of Contents
Disclaimers ...................................................................................................... ii
ESD Precautions............................................................................................. iii
Chapter 1
Introduction ............................................. 1
1.1
Features ............................................................................................... 1
1.2
Specifications ...................................................................................... 2
1.3
Utilities Supported .............................................................................. 3
Chapter 2
Board and Pin Assignments .................... 5
2.1
Board Dimensions and Fixing Holes ................................................. 5
2.2
Board Layout ....................................................................................... 8
2.3
Jumper Settings ................................................................................ 10
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.3.6
2.3.7
2.3.8
2.3.9
2.3.10
2.4
Connectors ........................................................................................ 14
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.4.3
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
2.4.9
2.4.10
2.4.11
2.4.12
2.4.13
2.4.14
2.4.15
2.4.16
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Audio Output Selection (JP1) ..................................................................... 11
COM3 Data/Power Selection (JP2) ............................................................ 11
COM4 Data/Power Selection (JP3) ............................................................ 11
COM2 Data/Power Selection (JP4) ............................................................ 11
COM1 Data/Power Selection (JP6) ........................................................... 12
COM1 RS-232/422/485 Mode Setting (JP7, JP8, JP9) ............................ 12
LVDS Voltage Selection (JP10 and JP12) ................................................ 12
Auto Power On (JP11)............................................................................... 13
LVDS Brightness Control Mode Setting (JP14) ........................................ 13
Restore BIOS Optimal Defaults (JP16) ..................................................... 13
Power Connector (ATX1) .......................................................................... 15
Power Output Connector (CN1 and CN5) ................................................. 15
Audio Connector (CN2) ............................................................................. 15
COM3 and COM4 Connector (CN3) ......................................................... 16
COM1 and COM2 Connector (COM1 and CN6) ....................................... 16
PCI-Express Mini Card Socket (CN7 and SCN1) ..................................... 17
Digital I/O Port Connector (CN8) ............................................................... 18
Inverter Connector (CN9) .......................................................................... 19
USB Port 4 and 5 (CN10) .......................................................................... 19
LVDS Connector (CN13) ........................................................................... 20
SMBus Connector (CN14) ........................................................................ 22
CPU Fan Connector (CN15) ..................................................................... 22
Front Panel Connector (CN16) ................................................................. 22
COM1 Connector (CN17A) ....................................................................... 23
VGA Connector (CN17B) .......................................................................... 23
DisplayPort Connector (CN18 and CN19) ................................................ 24
2.4.17
2.4.18
2.4.19
2.4.20
2.4.21
2.4.22
VGA Connector (CN20) ............................................................................. 24
SIM Card Slot (SCN2) ............................................................................... 25
Serial ATA Connectors (SATA1 and SATA2) ............................................. 25
USB Stacks (USB1 and USB2) ................................................................. 26
CFast™ Socket (SCF1) ............................................................................ 26
Ethernet Ports (LAN1) ............................................................................... 27
Chapter 3
Hardware Description ........................... 29
3.1
APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) ................................................. 29
3.2
BIOS ................................................................................................... 29
3.3
System Memory ................................................................................. 29
3.4
I/O Port Address Map ........................................................................ 30
3.5
Interrupt Controller (IRQ) Map ......................................................... 32
3.6
Memory Map ...................................................................................... 33
Chapter 4
AMI BIOS Setup Utility .......................... 35
4.1
Starting ............................................................................................... 35
4.2
Navigation Keys ................................................................................ 35
4.3
Main Menu.......................................................................................... 36
4.4
Advanced Menu ................................................................................. 37
4.5
Chipset Menu ..................................................................................... 44
4.6
Boot Menu .......................................................................................... 51
4.7
Security Menu .................................................................................... 52
4.8
Save & Exit Menu .............................................................................. 53
Appendix A
Watchdog Timer ................................... 55
About Watchdog Timer ................................................................................ 55
How to Use Watchdog Timer....................................................................... 55
Sample Program .......................................................................................... 56
Appendix B
Digital I/O ............................................. 59
About Digital I/O ........................................................................................... 59
Digital I/O Programming .............................................................................. 59
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Chapter 1
Introduction
The EP100, an EPIC board, supports AMD G-Series APU T56N/T40R. The board integrates
the FCH A50M and delivers outstanding system performance through high-bandwidth
interfaces, multiple I/O functions for interactive applications and various embedded computing
solutions.
There is one 204-pin unbuffered SO-DIMM socket for single channel DDR3-1066/1333MHz
memory (only T56N can be up to DDR3-1333MHz), maximum memory capacity up to 4GB. It
also features two Gigabit/Fast Ethernet ports, two serial ATA channels for total two Serial ATA
hard drives at maximum transfer rate up to 600MB/sec, six USB 2.0 high speed compliant, and
built-in HD audio codec that can achieve the best stability and reliability for industrial
applications. Additionally, it provides you with unique embedded features, such as 4 serial
ports and EPIC form factor that applies an extensive array of PC peripherals.
1.1
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Features
AMD G-Series APU dual core T56N (1.65GHz) and single core T40R (1.0GHz)
AMD FCH A50M chipset
1 DDR3 SO-DIMM supports up to 4GB memory capacity
6 USB 2.0 ports
4 COM ports
+12V only DC-in supported
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DirectX 11 support
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Specifications
CPU
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AMD G-Series APU dual core T56N 1.65GHz.
AMD G-Series APU single core T40R 1.0GHz.
Thermal Solution
With AMD G-Series APU dual core T56N 1.65GHz is fan solution
With AMD G-Series APU single core T40R 1.0GHz is fanless solution
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System Chipset
AMD FCH A50M.
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BIOS
American Megatrends Inc. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS.
16Mbit SPI Flash, DMI, Plug and Play.
RPL/PXE Ethernet Boot ROM.
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System Memory
One 204-pin unbuffered DDR3 SO-DIMM socket.
Maximum to 4GB DDR3 1066MHz memory for T40R.
Maximum to 4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory for T56N.
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Onboard Multi I/O
Controller: Nuvoton W83627UHG.
Serial Ports: One port for RS-232/422/485 and three ports for RS-232.
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Serial ATA
Two SATA-600 connectors.
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CFast™ Socket
One CFast™ Socket.
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USB Interface
Six USB ports with fuse protection and complies with USB Spec. Rev. 2.0.
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Display
A standard type 15-pin D-Sub connector as VGA connector.
Dual DisplayPorts.
One 40-pin connector for 18/24-bit single/dual channel LVDS and one 8-pin inverter
connector. LVDS resolution is up to 1920x1080 in 24-bit dual channel.
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Watchdog Timer
1~255 seconds or minutes; up to 255 levels.
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Ethernet
Two ports with Realtek RTL8111E for Gigabit/Fast Ethernet.
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Audio
HD audio compliant (with speaker/line-out and line-in/MIC-in) with Realtek ALC662.
Speaker/line-out and line-in/MIC-in via box header connector.
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Expansion Interface
Two PCI-Express Mini Card sockets, complying with PCI-Express Mini Card Spec.
V1.2, one of which is with a SIM Card socket.
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Power Management
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface).
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Form Factor
EPIC form factor.
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Note:
1.3
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All specifications and images are subject to change without notice.
Utilities Supported
Chipset and graphic driver
Ethernet driver (RTL8111E)
Audio driver
AHCI driver
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Introduction
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Chapter 2
Board and Pin Assignments
2.1
Board Dimensions and Fixing Holes
Top Side
Board and Pin Assignments
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Bottom Side
Side View
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Slim Type
Board and Pin Assignments
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2.2
Board Layout
Top Side
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Bottom Side
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2.3
Jumper Settings
Jumper is a small component consisting of jumper clip and jumper pins. Install jumper clip on 2
jumper pins to close. And remove jumper clip from 2 jumper pins to open. Below illustration
shows how to set up jumper.
Properly configure jumper settings on the EP100 to meet your application purpose. Below you
can find a summary table of all jumpers and onboard default settings.
Note: Once the default jumper setting needs to be changed, it is suggested to be
set under power-off.
Jumper
Description
Jumper Setting
JP1
Audio Output Selection
Default: Line-out
1-3, 2-4 close
JP2
COM3 Data/Power Selection
Default: RS-232 Data
JP3
COM4 Data/Power Selection
Default: RS-232 Data
JP4
COM2 Data/Power Selection
Default: RS-232 Data
JP6
COM1 Data/Power Selection
Default: RS-232 Data
JP7
JP8
JP9
JP10
JP11
JP12
JP14
JP16
10
COM1 RS-232/422/485 Mode Setting
Default: RS-232
LVDS Voltage Selection for +3.3V or +5V
Default: +3.3V
Auto Power On
Default: Disable
LVDS Voltage Selection for +12V
Default: Disable
LVDS Brightness Control Mode Setting
Default: Voltage Mode
Restore BIOS Optimal Defaults
Default: Normal Operation
CN3 Pin 1: DCD
CN3 Pin 8: RI
CN3 Pin 11: DCD
CN3 Pin 18: RI
CN6 Pin 1: DCD
3-5 close
4-6 close
3-5 close
4-6 close
3-5 close
CN6 Pin 8: RI
CN17A Pin 1: DCD
COM1 Pin 1: DCD
CN17A Pin 9: RI
COM1 Pin 8: RI
4-6 close
3-5 close
4-6 close
3-5, 4-6 close
3-5, 4-6 close
1-2 close
1-2 close
1-2 close
1-2 open
3-4 close
1-2 close
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2.3.1
Audio Output Selection (JP1)
JP1 is to select line out or speaker out as source of audio output on audio connector
CN2. When speaker out is used, it delivers 1W/channel continuous at 8 Ohm loads.
Function
Setting
Line out (Default)
Speaker out
1-3, 2-4 close
3-5, 4-6 close
2.3.2
COM3 Data/Power Selection (JP2)
The COM3 port has +5V level power capability on DCD and +12V level on RI by setting
this jumper.
Function
Setting
Power: Set CN3 pin 1 to +5V level
Data: Set CN3 pin 1 to DCD (Default)
Power: Set CN3 pin 8 to +12V level
Data: Set CN3 pin 8 to RI (Default)
1-3 close
3-5 close
2-4 close
4-6 close
2.3.3
COM4 Data/Power Selection (JP3)
The COM4 port has +5V level power capability on DCD and +12V level on RI by setting
this jumper.
Function
Setting
Power: Set CN3 pin 11 to +5V level
Data: Set CN3 pin 11 to DCD (Default)
Power: Set CN3 pin 18 to +12V level
Data: Set CN3 pin 18 to RI (Default)
1-3 close
3-5 close
2-4 close
4-6 close
2.3.4
COM2 Data/Power Selection (JP4)
The COM2 port has +5V level power capability on DCD and +12V level on RI by setting
this jumper.
Function
Setting
Power: Set CN6 pin 1 to +5V level
Data: Set CN6 pin 1 to DCD (Default)
Power: Set CN6 pin 8 to +12V level
Data: Set CN6 pin 8 to RI (Default)
1-3 close
3-5 close
2-4 close
4-6 close
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2.3.5
COM1 Data/Power Selection (JP6)
The COM1 port has +5V level power capability on DCD and +12V level on RI by setting
this jumper. When COM1 is set to +5V or +12V level, please make sure the
communication mode is RS-232 (see section 2.3.6).
Function
Setting
Power: Set CN17A/COM 1 pin 1 to +5V
level
Data: Set CN17A/COM1 pin 1 to DCD
(Default)
Power: Set CN17A/COM1 pin 9 to +12V
level
Data: Set CN17A /COM 1 pin 9 to RI
(Default)
2.3.6
1-3 close
3-5 close
2-4 close
4-6 close
COM1 RS-232/422/485 Mode Setting (JP7, JP8, JP9)
Use these jumpers to set COM1 port to operate as RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
communication mode. When these jumpers are set to operate as RS-422 or RS485,
please make sure COM1 is on data mode (see section 2.3.5)
Function
Setting
RS-232 mode
(Default)
RS-422 mode
RS-485 mode
2.3.7
JP7 3-5, 4-6 close
JP8 3-5, 4-6 close
JP9 1-2 close
JP7 1-3, 2-4 close
JP8 1-3, 2-4 close
JP9 3-4 close
JP7 1-3, 2-4 close
JP8 1-3, 2-4 close
JP9 5-6 close
LVDS Voltage Selection (JP10 and JP12)
The board supports voltage selection for flat panel displays. JP10 is used to set LVDS
connector (CN13) pin 1~6 VCCM to +3.3V or +5V voltage level. JP12 is used to set
LVDS connector (CN13) pin 1~6 VCCM to +12V voltage level.
12
Function
Setting
+3.3V level (Default)
+5V level
JP10 1-2 close
JP10 2-3 close
+12V level
JP12 1-2 close
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2.3.8
Auto Power On (JP11)
If JP11 is enabled for power input, the system will be automatically power on without
pressing soft power button. If JP11 is disabled for power input, it is necessary to
manually press soft power button to power on the system.
Function
Setting
Disable auto power on (Default)
Enable auto power on
1-2 close
1-2 open
Note:
2.3.9
This function is similar to the feature of power on after power failure, which is
controlled by hardware circuitry instead of BIOS.
LVDS Brightness Control Mode Setting (JP14)
The JP14 enables you to select PWM or voltage control mode for inverter connector
(CN9) pin 8. These two control modes are for adjusting LVDS brightness.
Function
Setting
PWM mode
Voltage mode (Default)
1-2 close
3-4 close
2.3.10
Restore BIOS Optimal Defaults (JP16)
Put jumper clip to pin 2-3 for a few seconds then move it back to pin 1-2. Doing this
procedure can restore BIOS optimal defaults.
Function
Setting
Normal (Default)
Restore BIOS optimal defaults
1-2 close
2-3 close
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2.4
Connectors
Signals go to other parts of the system through connectors. Loose or improper connection
might cause problems, please make sure all connectors are properly and firmly connected.
Here is a summary table which shows all connectors on the hardware.
Connector
Description
ATX1
Power Connector
CN1
Power Output Connector
CN2
Audio Connector
CN3
COM3 and COM4 Connector
CN5
Power Output Connector
CN6
COM2 Connector
CN7
PCI-Express Mini Card Connector
CN8
Digital I/O Port Connector
CN9
Inverter Connector
CN10
USB Port 4 and 5
CN13
LVDS Connector
CN14
SMBus Connector
CN15
CPU Fan Connector
CN16
Front Panel Connector
CN17
COM1 Connector and VGA Connector
CN18
DisplayPort 0
CN19
DisplayPort 1
CN20
VGA Connector (Slim type only)
COM1
COM1 Connector (Slim type only)
SCN1
PCI-Express Mini Card Connector
SCN2
SIM Card Slot
SATA1
Serial ATA1 Connector
SATA2
Serial ATA2 Connector
USB1
USB Port 0 and 1
USB2
USB Port 2 and 3
SCF1
CFast
SDIMM1
DDRIII SO-DIMM Connector
LAN1
Ethernet Port 1 and Port 2
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TM
Socket
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2.4.1
Power Connector (ATX1)
The ATX1 is a 4-pin power supply interface. External power supply plug fits into ATX1 in
only one orientation. Properly press down power supply plug until it completely and
firmly fits into this connector. Loose connection may cause system instability.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
GND
GND
+12V
+12V
2.4.2
Power Output Connector (CN1 and CN5)
Use CN1 and CN5 for interfacing to SATA 2.5" HDD power supply.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
+12V level
GND
GND
+5V level
2.4.3
Audio Connector (CN2)
Pin 7 and pin 9 of connector CN2 can be set to different audio source by setting JP1
(see section 2.3.1).
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
MIC_IN
LINE_IN_L
LINE_IN_R
AUDIO_OUT_L
AUDIO_OUT_R
2
4
6
8
10
GND
GND
GND
GND
N.C.
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2.4.4
COM3 and COM4 Connector (CN3)
Both COM 3 and COM 4 ports have +5V level power capability on DCD and 12V level on
RI by setting JP2 and JP3, respectively (see section 2.3.2 and 2.3.3). The pin
assignments are listed on the following table.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
DCD3
RXD3
TXD3
DTR3
GND
DCD4
RXD4
TXD4
DTR4
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
DSR3
RTS3
CTS3
RI3
N.C.
DSR4
RTS4
CTS4
RI4
N.C.
2.4.5
COM1 and COM2 Connector (COM1 and CN6)
Both COM 1 and CN6 have +5V level power capability on DCD and 12V level on RI by
setting JP6 and JP4, respectively (see section 2.3.5 and 2.3.4). The pin assignments are
listed on the following table.
Note: COM1 connector is only in slim type I/O.
COM1
Pin Signal
1
3
5
7
9
CN6
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
16
Pin
Signal
DCD1
RXD1
TXD1
DTR1
GND
2
4
6
8
10
DSR1
RTS1
CTS1
RI1
N.C.
Signal
Pin
Signal
DCD2
RXD2
TXD2
DTR2
GND
2
4
6
8
10
DSR2
RTS2
CTS2
RI2
N.C.
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2.4.6
PCI-Express Mini Card Socket (CN7 and SCN1)
Both CN7 and SCN1 are PCI-Express Mini Card sockets which support PCI-Express x1
link and USB 2.0 link. A PCI-Express Mini Card can be applied to either PCI-Express or
USB 2.0. It complies with PCI-Express Mini Card Spec. V1.2.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
45
47
49
51
WAKE#
No use
No use
CLKREQ#
GND
REFCLKREFCLK+
GND
No use
No use
GND
PE_RXN3
PE_RXP3
GND
GND
PE_TXN3
PE_TXP3
GND
GND
+3.3VSB
+3.3VSB
GND
No use
No use
No use
No use
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
+3.3VSB
GND
+1.5V
No use
No use
No use
No use
No use
GND
W_DISABLE#
PERST#
+3.3VSB
GND
+1.5V
SMB_CLK
SMB_DATA
GND
USB_D8USB_D8+
GND
LED_WWAN#
LED_WLAN#
LED_WPAN#
+1.5V
GND
+3.3VSB
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CN7
51
17
1
52
18
2
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Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
41
43
45
47
49
51
WAKE#
No use
No use
CLKREQ#
GND
REFCLKREFCLK+
GND
No use
No use
GND
PE_RXN3
PE_RXP3
GND
GND
PE_TXN3
PE_TXP3
GND
GND
+3.3VSB
+3.3VSB
GND
No use
No use
No use
No use
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
42
44
46
48
50
52
+3.3VSB
GND
+1.5V
PWR
I/O
CLK
RST
VPP
GND
W_DISABLE#
PERST#
+3.3VSB
GND
+1.5V
SMB_CLK
SMB_DATA
GND
USB_D8USB_D8+
GND
LED_WWAN#
LED_WLAN#
LED_WPAN#
+1.5V
GND
+3.3VSB
2.4.7
SCN1
Digital I/O Port Connector (CN8)
The board is equipped with an 8-channel (3 inputs and 5 outputs) digital I/O connector
that meets requirements for a system customary automation control. The digital I/O can
be configured to control cash drawers and sense warning signals from an Uninterrupted
Power System (UPS), or perform store security control. You may use software
programming to control these digital signals. The software application method is
provided in Appendix B.
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Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
Digital Input 0
Digital Input 1
Digital Input 2
GND
GND
2
4
6
8
10
Digital Output 0
Digital Output 1
Digital Output 2
Digital Output 3
Digital Output 4
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2.4.8
Inverter Connector (CN9)
The CN9 is a DF13-8S-1.25C 8-pin connector for inverter. We strongly recommend you
to use the matching DF13-8S-1.25C connector to avoid malfunction.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VBL1 (+12V level)
VBL1 (+12V level)
VBL2 (+5V level)
VBL_ENABLE
GND
GND
GND
VBL Brightness Control
2.4.9
USB Port 4 and 5 (CN10)
The 2x5 pin wafer (CN10) is Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector which carries USB
port 4 and USB port 5. It is for installing versatile USB interface peripherals. The CN10 is
designed with +5V level standby power which can provide power when system is in
suspend mode.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
USB Port 4
USB VCC (+5V level
standby power)
USB #4_DUSB #4_D+
GND
GND
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Pin
2
4
6
8
10
USB Port 5
USB VCC (+5V level
standby power)
USB #5_DUSB #5_D+
GND
GND
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LVDS Connector (CN13)
This board has a 40-pin connector CN13 for LVDS LCD interface. It is strongly
recommended to use the matching JST SHDR-40VS-B 40-pin connector for LVDS
interface. Pin 1~6 VCCM can be set to +3.3V level or +5V level or +12V level by setting
JP10 or JP12 (see section 2.3.7).
18-bit single channel
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Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
Channel A D0Channel A D0+
GND
Channel A D1Channel A D1+
GND
Channel A D2Channel A D2+
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
Channel A CLKChannel A CLK+
GND
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18-bit dual channel
24-bit single channel
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
Channel B CLKChannel B CLK+
GND
Channel A D0Channel A D0+
GND
Channel A D1Channel A D1+
GND
Channel A D2Channel A D2+
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
Channel B D0Channel B D0+
GND
Channel B D1Channel B D1+
GND
Channel B D2Channel B D2+
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
Channel A CLKChannel A CLK+
GND
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
Channel A D0Channel A D0+
GND
Channel A D1Channel A D1+
GND
Channel A D2Channel A D2+
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
N.C.
N.C.
GND
Channel A D3Channel A D3+
GND
Channel A CLKChannel A CLK+
GND
24-bit dual channel
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
27
29
31
33
35
37
39
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
Channel B D3Channel B D3+
GND
Channel B CLKChannel B CLK+
GND
Channel A D0Channel A D0+
GND
Channel A D1Channel A D1+
GND
Channel A D2Channel A D2+
GND
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
38
40
VCCM
VCCM
VCCM
N.C.
GND
Channel B D0Channel B D0+
GND
Channel B D1Channel B D1+
GND
Channel B D2Channel B D2+
GND
Channel A D3Channel A D3+
GND
Channel A CLKChannel A CLK+
GND
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2.4.11
SMBus Connector (CN14)
This connector is for SMBus interface support. The SMBus (System Management Bus)
is a simple 2-wire bus for the purpose of lightweight communication. Most commonly it is
used for communication with the power source related applications such as on/off
instructions.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
CLK
DATA
GND
2.4.12
CPU Fan Connector (CN15)
The CN15 is a CPU fan interface. You can find fan speed on BIOS Setup Utility if CPU
fan is installed. For further information, see BIOS Setup Utility: Advanced\H/W
Monitor\PC Health Status.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
GND
+12V level
Fan speed feedback
2.4.13
Front Panel Connector (CN16)
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
PWRLED+
EXT SPKN.C.
Buzzer
PWRLEDN.C.
N.C.
EXT SPK+
PWRSWPWRSW+
HW RSTHW RST+
HDDLEDHDDLED+
Power LED
Pin 1 connects anode(+) of LED and pin 5 connects cathode(-) of LED. The power LED
lights up when the system is powered on.
External Speaker and Internal Buzzer
Pin 2, 4, 6 and 8 connect the case-mounted speaker unit or internal buzzer. While
connecting the CPU board to an internal buzzer, please set pin 2 and 4 closed; while
connecting to an external speaker, you need to set pins 2 and 4 opened and connect the
speaker cable to pin 8(+) and pin 2(-).
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Power On/Off Button
Pin 9 and 10 connect the power button on front panel to the CPU board, which allows
users to turn on or off power supply.
System Reset Switch
Pin 11 and 12 connect the case-mounted reset switch that reboots your computer
without turning off the power switch. It is a better way to reboot your system for a longer
life of system power supply.
HDD Activity LED
This connection is linked to hard drive activity LED on the control panel. LED flashes
when HDD is being accessed. Pin 13 and 14 connect the hard disk drive to the front
panel HDD LED, pin 13 is assigned as cathode(-) and pin 14 is assigned as anode(+).
2.4.14
COM1 Connector (CN17A)
The COM1 is a high rise 9-pin D-Sub connector. This connector is equipped with +5V
level power capability on DCD and +12V level on RI by setting JP6 (see section 2.3.5).
The pin assignment of RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 is listed on the following table. If you
need COM1 port to support RS-422 or RS-485 mode, please refer to section 2.3.6.
Pin
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
TXTX+
RX+
RXNo use
No use
No use
No use
No use
DataData+
N.C
N.C.
No use
No use
No use
No use
No use
2.4.15
CN17A
CN17B (see section below)
VGA Connector (CN17B)
The CN17B is a standard type 15-pin D-Sub connector which is commonly used for VGA
monitor. This VGA interface configuration can be configured via software utility.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
Red
Blue
GND
GND
VCC
N.C.
Horizontal
Sync
DDC CLK
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
Green
N.C.
DETECT
GND
GND
DDC DATA
Vertical
Sync
13
15
Board and Pin Assignments
CN17A (see section above)
CN17B
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2.4.16
DisplayPort Connector (CN18 and CN19)
Two DisplayPort interfaces are available through connectors CN18 (DisplayPort 0) and
CN19 (DisplayPort 1).
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
DPB_LANE0
GND
DPB_LANE0#
DPB_LANE1
GND
DPB_LANE1#
DPB_LANE2
GND
DPB_LANE2#
DPB_LANE3
GND
DPB_LANE3#
Detect Pin
GND
DPB_AUX
GND
DPB_AUX#
DPB_HPDE
GND
+3.3V
2.4.17
1
20
VGA Connector (CN20)
The CN20 is a standard slim type 15-pin D-Sub connector which is commonly used for
CRT VGA monitor. This VGA interface configuration can be configured via software
utility.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
Red
Blue
GND
GND
VCC
N.C.
Horizontal Sync
DDC CLK
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
Green
N.C.
DETECT
GND
GND
DDC DATA
Vertical Sync
Note: CN20 connector is only in slim type I/O.
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2.4.18
SIM Card Slot (SCN2)
SCN2 is on the bottom side of the EP100 for Inserting SIM Card. In order to work
properly, the SIM Card must be used together with Mini Card which is inserted to socket
SCN1. It is mainly used in 3G wireless network application.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PWR
RST
CLK
NC
GND
VPP
I/O
NC
2.4.19
Serial ATA Connectors (SATA1 and SATA2)
These Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (Serial ATA or SATA) connectors are for
high-speed SATA interface ports. They are computer bus interfaces for connecting to
devices such as hard disk drives. The EP100 has two Serial ATA connectors; SATA1 and
SATA2.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
GND
SATA_TX+
SATA_TXGND
SATA_RXSATA_RX+
GND
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2.4.20
USB Stacks (USB1 and USB2)
The board features Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors, compliant with USB 2.0
(480Mbps) that can be adapted to any USB peripheral, such as monitor, keyboard and
mouse.
The stack labeled USB1 carries USB port 0 and USB port 1, while the stack labeled
USB2 carries USB port 2 and USB port 3.
Pin
USB Port 0
2
3
4
USB VCC (+5V
level)
USB #0_DUSB #0_D+
GND
Pin
USB Port 2
1
1
2
3
4
USB VCC (+5V
level)
USB #2_DUSB #2_D+
GND
2.4.21
Pin
USB Port 1
6
7
8
USB VCC (+5V
level)
USB #1_DUSB #1_D+
GND
Pin
USB Port 3
5
5
6
7
8
USB VCC (+5V
level)
USB #3_DUSB #3_D+
GND
USB1
5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4
USB2
5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4
CFast™ Socket (SCF1)
TM
TM
The board is equipped with a CFast socket on the bottom side to support a CFast
card which is based on the Serial ATA bus. The socket is specially designed to avoid
TM
TM
incorrect installation of the CFast card. When installing or removing the CFast card,
TM
please make sure the system power is off. The CFast card by default identifies itself as
C: or D: drive in your PC system.
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Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
GND
SATA_TX+
SATA_TXGND
SATA_RXSATA_RX+
GND
N.C
GND
N.C
N.C
N.C
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
N.C
GND
N.C
CFAST_LED#
N.C
N.C
N.C
+3.3V Level
+3.3V Level
GND
GND
N.C
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2.4.22
Ethernet Ports (LAN1)
The LAN1 has dual RJ-45 ethernet connectors. Connection can be established by
plugging one end of the ethernet cable into this RJ-45 connector and the other end
(phone jack) to a 1000/100/10-Base-T hub.
Pin
L1
L2
L3
L4
A
B
Signal
Pin
MDI0+
L5
MDI0L6
MDI1+
L7
MDI1L8
Active LED (Yellow)
100 LAN LED (Green)
(Orange)
Board and Pin Assignments
Signal
MDI2+
MDI2MDI3+
MDI3/ 1000 LAN LED
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Chapter 3
Hardware Description
3.1
APU (Accelerated Processing Unit)
The EP100 supports AMD G-Series APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) T56N/T40R, which
®
®
enables your system to operate under Windows XP, Windows 7 and Linux environments.
The system performance depends on the APU.
3.2
BIOS
The EP100 uses AMI Plug and Play BIOS with a single 16Mbit SPI Flash.
3.3
System Memory
The EP100 supports one 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM sockets for a maximum memory of 4GB
DDR3 SDRAMs. The memory module comes in sizes of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB.
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3.4
I/O Port Address Map
The AMD G-Series APU communicates via I/O ports. Total 1KB port addresses are available
for assigning to other devices via I/O expansion cards.
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3.5
Interrupt Controller (IRQ) Map
The EP100 is 100% PC compatible control board which consists of 20 interrupt request lines.
Four out of 20 can be programmable. The mapping list of the 20 interrupt request lines is
shown as the following table.
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3.6
Memory Map
The memory mapping list is shown as follows:
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Chapter 4
AMI BIOS Setup Utility
The AMI UEFI BIOS provides users with a built-in setup program to modify basic system
configuration. All configured parameters are stored in a 16MB flash chip to save the setup
information whenever the power is turned off. This chapter provides users with detailed
description about how to set up basic system configuration through the AMI BIOS setup utility.
4.1
Starting
To enter the setup screens, follow the steps below:
1.
2.
Turn on the computer and press the <Del> key immediately.
After you press the <Del> key, the main BIOS setup menu displays. You can access the
other setup screens from the main BIOS setup menu, such as the Advanced and Chipset
menus.
Note:
If your computer can not boot after making and saving system changes with Setup,
you can restore BIOS optimal defaults by setting JP16 (see section 2.3.10) .
It is strongly recommended that you should avoid changing the chipset’s defaults. Both AMI
and your system manufacturer have carefully set up these defaults that provide the best
performance and reliability.
4.2
Navigation Keys
The BIOS setup/utility uses a key-based navigation system called hot keys. Most of the BIOS
setup utility hot keys can be used at any time during the setup navigation process. These keys
include <F1>, <F2>, <Enter>, <ESC>, <Arrow> keys, and so on.
Note: Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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Hot Keys
Description
 Left/Right
The Left and Right <Arrow> keys allow you to select a setup screen.
 Up/Down
The Up and Down <Arrow> keys allow you to select a setup screen or
sub-screen.
+ Plus/Minus
The Plus and Minus <Arrow> keys allow you to change the field value of a
particular setup item.
Tab
The <Tab> key allows you to select setup fields.
F1
The <F1> key allows you to display the General Help screen.
F2
The <F2> key allows you to Load Previous Values.
F3
The <F3> key allows you to Load Optimized Defaults.
F4
The <F4> key allows you to save any changes you have made and exit
Setup. Press the <F4> key to save your changes.
Esc
The <Esc> key allows you to discard any changes you have made and exit
the Setup. Press the <Esc> key to exit the setup without saving your
changes.
Enter
The <Enter> key allows you to display or change the setup option listed for a
particular setup item. The <Enter> key can also allow you to display the
setup sub- screens.
4.3
Main Menu
When you first enter the setup utility, you will enter the Main setup screen. You can always
return to the Main setup screen by selecting the Main tab. System Time/Date can be set up as
described below. The Main BIOS setup screen is shown below.
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
System Language
Use this item to choose the system default language.

System Date/Time
Use this option to change the system time and date. Highlight System Time or System
Date using the <Arrow> keys. Enter new values through the keyboard. Press the <Tab>
key or the <Arrow> keys to move between fields. The date must be entered in MM/DD/YY
format. The time is entered in HH:MM:SS format.
4.4

Advanced Menu
Launch PXE OpROM
Use this item to enable or disable the boot ROM function of the onboard LAN chip when
the system boots up.
The Advanced menu also allows users to set configuration of the CPU and other system
devices. You can select any of the items in the left frame of the screen to go to the sub menus:
►
►
►
►
►
►
ACPI Settings
CPU Configuration
IDE Configuration
USB Configuration
W83627UHG Super IO Configuration
H/W Monitor
For items marked with “”, please press <Enter> for more options.
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
ACPI Settings
You can use this screen to select options for the ACPI configuration, and change the value
of the selected option. A description of the selected item appears on the right side of the
screen.
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
Use this item to enable or disable BIOS ACPI auto configuration.
ACPI Sleep State
Allow you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) sleep state.
Here are the options for your selection; Suspend Disabled and S3 (Suspend to RAM). The
S3 (Suspend to RAM) option selects the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter
when SUSPEND button is pressed.
S3 Video Repost
Enable or disable S3 video repost.
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
CPU Configuration
This screen shows the CPU Configuration.

Node 0 Information
View memory information related to Node 0.
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IDE Configuration
In the IDE Configuration menu, you can see the currently installed hardware in the SATA
ports. During system boot up, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA
devices.
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
USB Configuration
You can use this screen to select options for the USB Configuration, and change the value
of the selected option. A description of the selected item appears on the right side of the
screen.
Legacy USB Support
Use this item to enable or disable support for USB device on legacy operating system. The
default setting is Enabled. Auto option disables legacy support if no USB devices are
connected. Disable option will keep USB devices available only for EFI applications.
USB transfer time-out
The time-out value for control, bulk and interrupt transfers.
Device reset time-out
USB mass storage device start unit command time-out.
Device power-up delay
Maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to the host controller.
Auto option uses default value: for a root port it is 100ms, for a hub port the delay is taken
from hub descriptor.
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
W83627UHG Super IO Configuration
You can use this screen to select options for the Super IO Configuration, and change the
value of the selected option. A description of the selected item appears on the right side of
the screen. For items marked with “”, please press <Enter> for more options.
W83627UHG Serial Port 1~4 Configuration
The configuration of serial port 1~4 are set <Enable> as default.
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
H/W Monitor
This screen monitors hardware health status.
This screen displays the temperature of system and CPU, cooling fan speed in RPM and
system voltages (VCORE, +12V, +5V and +3.3V).
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4.5
Chipset Menu
The Chipset menu allows users to change the advanced chipset settings. You can select any
of the items in the left frame of the screen to go to the sub menus:
► North Bridge
► North Bridge LVDS Config Select
► South Bridge
For items marked with “”, please press <Enter> for more options.
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
North Bridge Configuration
This screen allows users to configure parameters of North Bridge chipset.

Memory Configuration
All of options are set Auto as default.
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
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Node 0 Information
This item is to provide user with the information of current using DDR3 SDRAMs.
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
North Bridge LVDS Config Select
DP0 Output Mode
Use this item to enable LVDS or Display Port0.
DP1 Output Mode
Use this item to choose Display Port1 output or disable mode.
LVDS Panel Config Select
Use this item to select configuration for LVDS panel if DP0 Output Mode is enabled, see
screen below.
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
South Bridge
This screen allows users to configure South Bridge chipset. For items marked with “”,
please press <Enter> for more options.
► SB SATA Configuration
► SB USB Configuration
► SB HD Azalia Configuration
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
SB SATA Configuration
Use this item to select options for SATA configuration.
OnChip SATA Channel
Use this item to enable or disable SATA channel.
OnChip SATA Type
Here are the options: Native IDE and AHCI.
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
SB USB Configuration
Use this item to enable or disable all of USB devices.

SB HD Azalia Configuration
This item allows you to enable or disable HD audio Azalia device.
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4.6
Boot Menu
The Boot menu allows users to change boot options of the system.

Setup Prompt Timeout
Number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. 65535(0xFFFF) means indefinite
waiting.

Bootup NumLock State
Use this item to select the power-on state for the NumLock.

Quiet Boot
Enable or disable quiet boot option.

Boot Option Priorities
Set the system boot priority order.
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4.7
Security Menu
The Security menu allows users to change the security settings for the system.

Administrator Password
This item indicates whether an administrator password has been set (installed or
uninstalled).

User Password
This item indicates whether an user password has been set (installed or uninstalled).
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Save & Exit Menu
The Save & Exit menu allows users to load your system configuration with optimal or fail-safe
default values.

Save Changes and Exit
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave
Setup and return to Main Menu. Select Save Changes and Exit from the Save & Exit menu
and press <Enter>. Select Yes to save changes and exit.

Discard Changes and Exit
Select this option to quit Setup without making any permanent changes to the system
configuration and return to Main Menu. Select Discard Changes and Exit from the Save &
Exit menu and press <Enter>. Select Yes to discard changes and exit.

Save Changes and Reset
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to leave
Setup and reboot the computer so the new system configuration parameters can take
effect. Select Save Changes and Reset from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Select Yes to save changes and reset.

Discard Changes and Reset
Select this option to quit Setup without making any permanent changes to the system
configuration and reboot the computer. Select Discard Changes and Reset from the Save
& Exit menu and press <Enter>. Select Yes to discard changes and reset.

Save Changes
When you have completed the system configuration changes, select this option to save
changes. Select Save Changes from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>. Select Yes
to save changes.
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
Discard Changes
Select this option to quit Setup without making any permanent changes to the system
configuration. Select Discard Changes from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.
Select Yes to discard changes.

Restore Defaults
It automatically sets all Setup options to a complete set of default settings when you select
this option. Select Restore Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.

Save as User Defaults
Select this option to save system configuration changes done so far as User Defaults.
Select Save as User Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.

Restore User Defaults
It automatically sets all Setup options to a complete set of User Defaults when you select
this option. Select Restore User Defaults from the Save & Exit menu and press <Enter>.
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Appendix A
Watchdog Timer
About Watchdog Timer
Software stability is major issue in most application. Some embedded systems are not
watched by human for 24 hours. It is usually too slow to wait for someone to reboot when
computer hangs. The systems need to be able to reset automatically when things go wrong.
The watchdog timer gives us solution.
The watchdog timer is a counter that triggers a system reset when it counts down to zero from
a preset value. The software starts counter with an initial value and must reset it periodically. If
the counter ever reaches zero which means the software has crashed, the system will reboot.
How to Use Watchdog Timer
The I/O port base addresses of watchdog timer are 2E (hex) and 2F (hex). The 2E (hex) and
2F (hex) are address and data port respectively.
Assume that program A is put in a loop that must execute at least once every 10ms. Initialize
watchdog timer with a value bigger than 10ms. If the software has no problems; watchdog
timer will never expire because software will always restart the counter before it reaches zero.
Begin
Next
Enable and Initialize
Watchdog Timer
Next
Program “A”
Next
Disable Watchdog
Timer
Next
Watchdog Timer
Begin
Next
Enable and Initialize
Watchdog Timer
Next
Program “A”
Next
Reset Watchdog
Timer
Next
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Sample Program
Assembly sample code :
;Enable
mov
mov
out
out
WDT:
dx,2Eh
al,87
dx,al
dx,al
;Select
mov
mov
out
mov
mov
out
Logic device:
dx,2Eh
al,07h
dx,al
dx,2Fh
al,08h
dx,al
;Un-lock super I/O
;Activate WDT:
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,30h
out
dx,al
mov
dx,2Fh
mov
al,01h
out
dx,al
;Set Second or Minute :
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,0F5h
out
dx,al
mov
dx,2Fh
mov
out
al,Nh
dx,al
;N=00h or 08h(see below
Note)
;Set base timer :
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,0F6h
out
dx,al
mov
dx,2Fh
mov
al,Mh
;M=00h,01h,...FFh (hex),Value=0 to 255
out
;(see below
dx,al
;Disable WDT:
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,30h
out
dx,al
mov
dx,2Fh
mov
al,00h
out
dx,al
Note)
;Can be disabled at any time
Note:
If N=00h, the time base is set to second.
M = time value
00: Time-out Disable
01: Time-out occurs after 1 second
02: Time-out occurs after 2 seconds
03: Time-out occurs after 3 seconds
.
.
FFh: Time-out occurs after 255 seconds
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If N=08h, the time base is set to minute.
M = time value
00: Time-out Disable
01: Time-out occurs after 1 minute
02: Time-out occurs after 2 minutes
03: Time-out occurs after 3 minutes
.
.
FFh: Time-out occurs after 255 minutes
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Appendix B
Digital I/O
About Digital I/O
The onboard digital I/O has 8 bits (DIO0~7). Each bit can be set to function as input or output
by software programming. In default, all pins are pulled high with +5V level (according to main
power). The BIOS default settings are 3 inputs and 5 outputs where all of these pins are set to
1.
CN8
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
9
DI0 (Bit0)
DI1 (Bit1)
DI2 (Bit2)
GND
GND
2
4
6
8
10
DO0 (Bit 3)
DO1 (Bit 4)
DO2 (Bit 5)
DO3 (Bit 6)
DO4 (Bit 7)
Digital I/O Programming
Assembly sample code :
Set functionality:
;Start set DIO program:
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,87h
;Un-lock super I/O
out
dx,al
out
dx,al
mov
mov
out
mov
mov
out
dx,2Eh
al,07h
dx,al
dx,2Fh
al,08h
dx,al
mov
mov
out
mov
mov
out
dx,2Eh
al,30h
dx,al
dx,2Fh
al,02h
dx,al
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;Programming DIO as in/out.
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,0E0h
out
dx,al
mov
dx,2Fh
mov
al,Nh
;If N=07h, DIO is programmed as 3 inputs
out
dx,al
;and 5 outputs (see below
Note1)
Digital Input:
;Read digital input data.
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,0E1h
out
dx,al
mov
dx,2Fh
;If N=07h, bit0~2 represent DIO0~2,
in
dx, al
;bit0~2 are DIO pin 0~2 state (1 High, 0 Low)
;(see below
Note2)
Digital Output:
; Set DIO digital output pins value.
mov
dx,2Eh
mov
al,0E1h
out
dx,al
mov
dx,2Fh
mov
al,M
;If N=07h, bit3~7 represent DIO3~7,
out
dx,al
;set output value M
;bit3~7 are DIO pin 3~7 state (1 High, 0 Low)
;if M=FFh, all DIO pins are high
;(see below
Note3)
Note1:
The N has 8 bits. Every bit’s value is either 1 or 0.
" 1" means that the bit is programmed to input.
" 0" means that the bit is programmed to output.
Ex:
1. N=00h=00000000b
DIO7
DIO6
Output
Output
2.
3.
4.
DIO5
Output
DIO4
Output
DIO3
Output
DIO2
Output
DIO1
Output
DIO0
Output
N=02h=00000010b
DIO7
DIO6
Output
Output
DIO5
Output
DIO4
Output
DIO3
Output
DIO2
Output
DIO1
Input
DIO0
Output
N=07h=00000111b
DIO7
DIO6
Output
Output
DIO5
Output
DIO4
Output
DIO3
Output
DIO2
Input
DIO1
Input
DIO0
Input
N=F2h=11110010b
DIO7
DIO6
Input
Input
DIO5
Input
DIO4
Input
DIO3
Output
DIO2
Output
DIO1
Input
DIO0
Output
DIO5
Output
DIO4
Output
DIO3
Output
DIO2
Input
DIO1
Input
DIO0
Input
Note2:
If N=07h
DIO7
Output
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1.
2.
When DIO0~2 are connected to external device, the device sets DIO0~2 to high
DIO7
DIO6
DIO5
DIO4
DIO3
DIO2
DIO1
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
1
1
When DIO0~2 are connected to external device, the device sets DIO0 to low and DIO1~2 to high
DIO7
DIO6
DIO5
DIO4
DIO3
DIO2
DIO1
DIO0
Output
Output
Output
Output
Output
1
1
0
Note3:
If N=07h
DIO7
Output
1.
2.
DIO0
1
DIO5
Output
DIO4
Output
DIO3
Output
DIO2
Input
DIO1
Input
DIO0
Input
When M=FFh
DIO7
DIO6
1
1
DIO5
1
DIO4
1
DIO3
1
DIO2
1
DIO1
1
DIO0
1
When M=D7h
DIO7
DIO6
1
1
DIO5
0
DIO4
1
DIO3
0
DIO2
1
DIO1
1
DIO0
1
Digital I/O
DIO6
Output
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