IBM PCI Eden400, CFC2, PCI-6871, LCD-LVDS-LAN User Manual

3.57 Mb

PCI-6871

PCI Eden400 Half-sized SBC

with SODIMM/VGA

LCD/LVDS/LAN and CFC2

Users’ Manual

Copyright

This document is copyrighted, © 2002. All rights are reserved. The original manufacturer reserves the right to make improvements to the products described in this manual at any time without notice.

No part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, translated or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the original manufacturer. Information provided in this manual is intended to be accurate and reliable. However, the original manufacturer assumes no responsibility for its use, nor for any infringements upon the rights of third parties that may result from such use.

Acknowledgements

Award is a trademark of Award Software International, Inc. VIA is a trademark of VIA Technologies, Inc.

IBM, PC/AT, PS/2 and VGA are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

Intel and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Microsoft Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. RTL is a trademark of Realtek Semi-Conductor Co., Ltd.

ESS is a trademark of ESS Technology, Inc.

UMC is a trademark of United Microelectronics Corporation. SMI is a trademark of Silicon Motion, Inc.

Creative is a trademark of Creative Technology LTD.

All other product names or trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

For more information on this and other EMAC products, please visit our website at: http://www.emacinc.com

For technical support and service, please visit our support website at: http://www.emacinc.com/support/

This manual is for the PCI-6871.

Part No. 2006687110 1st Edition, Dec, 2002

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Packing List

Before you begin installing your card, please make sure that the following materials have been shipped:

1 ea. PCI-6871 all-in-one single board computer

1 ea. startup manual

CD-ROM or disks for utility, drivers, and manual (in PDF format)

1 ea. power cable p/n: 1703080101

1 ea. PS/2 KB/M cable p/n: 1700060202

1 ea. Printer cable p/n:1700260250

1 ea. FDD cable p/n:1701340603

1 ea. EIDE cable p/n:1701400452

If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact your distributor or sales representative immediately.

Model No. List

Description

PPCI-6871F-J0A1 PCI Eden400 Half-sized SBC with SODIMM/VGA LCD/LVDS/LAN and CFC2

Additional Information and Assistance

1.Visit the manufacturer's web site at www.emacinc.com where you can find the latest information about the product.

2.Contact your distributor, sales representative, or customer

service center for technical support if you need additional assistance. Please have the following information ready before you call:

Product name and serial number

Description of your peripheral attachments

Description of your software (operating system, version, application software, etc.)

A complete description of the problem

The exact wording of any error messages

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Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1

General Information ........................................

1

1.1

Introduction .......................................................................

2

1.2

Features .............................................................................

3

1.3

Specifications ....................................................................

3

 

1.3.1

Standard SBC Functions.................................................

3

 

1.3.2

VGA/LCD/LVDS Interface............................................

4

 

1.3.3 LVDS: Supports 2 Channel LVDS interface................

4

 

1.3.4 PCI bus Ethernet interface ..............................................

4

 

1.3.5

Mechanical and Environmental ......................................

4

1.4

Board layout: dimensions..................................................

5

Chapter 2

Installation ........................................................

7

2.1

Jumpers..............................................................................

8

2.2

Connectors.........................................................................

8

2.3

Locating jumpers.............................................................

10

2.4

Locating Connectors .......................................................

11

2.5

Setting Jumpers ...............................................................

12

2.6

Clear CMOS (JP1) ..........................................................

13

2.7

Installing system memory (SODIMMs)..........................

14

 

2.7.1

Installing SODIMMs ....................................................

14

2.8

IDE, CDROM hard drive connector (CN1, CN7)...........

15

 

2.8.1 Connecting the hard drive.............................................

16

2.9

Solid State Disk...............................................................

16

 

2.9.1

CompactFlash (CN28) ..................................................

16

2.10

Floppy drive connector (CN6) ........................................

16

 

2.10.1 Connecting the floppy drive .........................................

17

2.11

Parallel port connector (CN2) .........................................

17

2.12

Keyboard and PS/2 mouse connector (CN25) ................

17

2.13

Power & HDD LED, Reset (CN13, CN8) ......................

18

 

2.13.1 Power & HDD LED (CN13) ........................................

18

 

2.13.2

Reset switch (CN8).......................................................

18

2.14

Power connectors (CN11, FAN1) ...................................

18

 

2.14.1

Main power connector, +5 V, +12 V (CN11)..............

18

 

2.14.2 CPU Fan power supply connector (FAN1)...................

18

2.15

ATX power control connector (CN3, CN5)....................

19

 

2.15.1 ATX feature (CN3) and soft power switch (CN5) .......

19

2.16

IR connector (CN9).........................................................

20

2.17

Audio interfaces (CN10) .................................................

20

2.18

COM port connector (CN19, CN20)...............................

20

 

2.18.1 COM2 RS-232/422/485 setting (JP3)...........................

20

2.19

VGA/LCD/LVDS interface connections ........................

20

 

2.19.1 CRT display connector (CN12) ....................................

21

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2.19.2

Flat panel display connector (CN18) ............................

21

 

 

2.19.3

Extension flat panel connector (CN17) ........................

21

 

 

2.19.4

LVDS LCD panel connector (CN21) ...........................

21

 

 

2.19.5

Panel type selection (S1)...............................................

22

 

2.20

Ethernet configuration.....................................................

22

 

 

2.20.1

100Base-T connector (CN15).......................................

23

 

 

2.20.2

Network boot ................................................................

23

 

 

2.20.3

LAN controller power select (JP2) ...............................

23

 

2.21

Watchdog timer configuration ........................................

23

 

 

2.21.1

Watchdog timer action (JP4) ........................................

23

 

2.22

USB connectors (CN4, CN23) ........................................

24

Chapter

3

Software Configuration .................................

25

 

3.1

Introduction .....................................................................

26

 

3.2

Connections to Three Standard LCDs.............................

27

 

 

3.2.1

Connections to (640 x 480 TFT color LCD) ...............

27

 

 

3.2.2

Connections to (1024 x 768 TFT color LCD) .............

28

 

 

3.2.3

Connections to (800 x 600 TFT color LCD) ...............

29

 

3.3

Ethernet software configuration ......................................

30

Chapter

4

Award BIOS Setup.........................................

33

 

4.1

System test and initialization...........................................

34

 

 

4.1.1

System configuration verification.................................

34

 

4.2

Award BIOS setup ..........................................................

35

 

 

4.2.1

Entering setup ..............................................................

35

 

 

4.2.2

Standard CMOS Features setup....................................

36

 

 

4.2.3

Advanced BIOS Features setup ....................................

37

 

 

4.2.4

Advanced Chipset Features setup .................................

38

 

 

4.2.5

Integrated Peripherals ...................................................

39

 

 

4.2.6

Power Management Setup ............................................

39

 

 

4.2.7

PnP/PCI Configurations................................................

40

 

 

4.2.8

PC Health Status ...........................................................

40

 

 

4.2.9

Frequency/Voltage Control...........................................

41

 

 

4.2.10

Load Optimized Defaults..............................................

42

 

 

4.2.11

Set Password.................................................................

42

 

 

4.2.12

Save & Exit Setup.........................................................

43

 

 

4.2.13

Exit Without Saving......................................................

44

Chapter

5

PCI SVGA Setup ............................................

45

 

5.1

Introduction .....................................................................

46

 

 

5.1.1

Chipset ..........................................................................

46

 

 

5.1.2

Display memory............................................................

46

 

 

5.1.3

Display types.................................................................

46

 

 

5.1.4

Dual/Simultaneous Display ..........................................

47

 

5.2

Installation of the SVGA Driver .....................................

48

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5.2.1 Installation for Windows 95 .........................................

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5.2.2 Installation for Windows 98/Me ...................................

52

 

 

5.2.3 Installation for Windows NT ........................................

57

 

 

5.2.4 Installation for Windows 2000 .....................................

62

 

 

5.2.5 Installation for Windows XP ........................................

67

 

5.3

Further Information.........................................................

73

Chapter

6

Audio Setup.....................................................

75

 

6.1

Introduction .....................................................................

76

 

6.2

DOS utilities....................................................................

76

 

 

6.2.1 VIA Sound Blaster Pro compatible set up program .....

76

 

 

6.2.2 VIA Sound Blaster Installation.....................................

76

 

6.3

Driver installation............................................................

77

 

 

6.3.1

Before you begin...........................................................

77

 

 

6.3.2

Windows 95/98 drivers.................................................

77

 

 

6.3.3

Windows NT drivers.....................................................

85

 

 

6.3.4

Windows 2000 Drivers .................................................

88

Chapter

7

PCI Bus Ethernet Interface...........................

93

 

7.1

Introduction .....................................................................

94

 

7.2

Installation of Ethernet driver .........................................

94

 

 

7.2.1 Installation for MS-DOS and Windows 3.1..................

94

 

 

7.2.2 Installation for Windows 98 .........................................

95

 

 

7.2.3 Installation for Windows 2000 .....................................

98

 

 

7.2.4 Installation for Windows NT ......................................

103

 

7.3

Further information .......................................................

109

Appendix A

Programming the Watchdog Timer ...........

111

 

A.1

Supported Input Timing Modes ....................................

112

Appendix

B

Installing PC/104 Modules ..........................

115

Appendix C

Pin Assignments ...........................................

121

 

C.1

CPU Fan Power Connector (FAN 1).............................

122

 

C.2

Ethernet 10/100Base-T Connector (CN15)...................

122

 

C.3

Audio Connector (CN10) ..............................................

123

 

C.4

Main Power Connector (CN11) ....................................

124

 

C.5

Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector (CN25) .............

125

 

C.6

Floppy Disk Drive Connector (CN6) ............................

126

 

C.7

IDE Hard Drive Connector (CN1, CN7) ......................

127

 

C.8

Parallel Port Connector (CN2) ......................................

128

 

C.9

HDD, PWR LED CON & WDT output (CN13)...........

129

C.10

Reset Button Connector (CN8) .....................................

129

C.11

USB Connector (CN20, CN28).....................................

130

C.12

LCD Inverter Backlight Connector (CN27)..................

130

C.13

IR Connector (CN9) ......................................................

131

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C.14

CRT Display Connector (CN12)...................................

131

C.15

Flat Panel Connector (CN18)........................................

132

C.16

Extended Flat Panel Display Connector (CN17) ..........

133

C.17

LCD Signal Mapping ....................................................

134

C.18

LVDS Connector (CN21)..............................................

135

C.19

COM Port Connector (CN19, CN20)............................

136

C.20

CompactFlash Card Connector (CN28) ........................

137

C.21

ATX Power Feature Connector (CN3)..........................

138

C.22

LCD Backlight Connector (CN24) ...............................

138

C.23

External Keyboard Connector (CN26)..........................

139

Appendix D

System Assignments .....................................

141

D.1

System I/O Ports............................................................

142

D.2

1st MB memory map.....................................................

143

D.3

DMA channel assignments............................................

143

D.4

Interrupt assignments ....................................................

144

Appendix E

Optional Extras for the PCI-6871...............

145

E.1

Optional USB cable (CN20) .........................................

146

E.2

ATX Power Control Cable............................................

146

E.3

Audio module................................................................

146

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CHAPTER

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General Information

This chapter gives background information on the PCI-6871.

Sections include:

Introduction

Features

Specifications

Board layout and dimensions

1Chapter 1 General Information

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Introduction

The new PCI-6871 is a half-sized CPU card with onboard VIA Eden400 C3 EBGA fanless CPU. The VIA Eden processor uses advanced 0.13µ CMOS technology with 128KB L1 cache memory and 64KB L2 cache memory on die. This board with Eden400 CPU can operate without a fan at temperatures up to 60° C (140° F) and typically consumes under 14 Watts while supporting numerous peripherals. This SBC includes a 4X AGP controller, a PCI Ethernet interface, and 36-bit TTL interface. Its design is based on the half-sized CPU card and supports PCI bus expansion. Other on-board features include an FDD, LPT, 4 USBs, and 2 serial ports. PCI-6871 supports AC97 audio with the addition of the optional PCM-231A-00A1 audio module. This product uses a VIA VT8606 "TwisterT" chip with Integrated Savage4 2D/3D/Video Accelerator and supports 4X AGP VGA/LCD interface and up to 32 MB frame buffer using system memory. The PCI-6871 supports one 10/100Mbps Ethernet connection with an onboard RJ-45 connector, and is effective for use as a firewall, VPN, or other communication device.

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1.2Features

Embedded low power VIA Eden C3 EGBA 400MHz processor

Half-sized CPU card with PCI golden finger

Fanless operation at 60° C.

1 onboard RJ-45 connector supports 10/100Base-T Ethernet

4X AGP graphics for high performance applications

Supports PC/104

Supports wake on LAN

Supports wake on Modem

Supports LCD backlight turn-off function

1.3Specifications

1.3.1Standard SBC Functions

CPU: VIA C3 fanless EBGA 400MHz processor

System chipset: VIA VT8606 "TwisterT" +VT82C686B

BIOS: Award 256 KB Flash memory

System memory: Two 144-pin SODIMM sockets (on the backside) accept 32 MB up to 512MBx2 (total 1024MB) SDRAM

2nd cache memory: 64KB on the C3 fanless EBGA 400MHz processor

FDD interface: Supports up to two FDDs

Serial ports: Two serial ports:

COM1: RS-232 COM2: RS-232/422/485

Parallel port: Parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode

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Keyboard/mouse connector: Supports standard PC/AT keyboard and a PS/2 mouse

Power management: Supports power saving modes including Normal/Standby/Suspend modes. APM 1.2 compliant

Watchdog timer: 62 level timer intervals

USB: Four universal serial bus ports

PC/104 expansion: PC/104 connector for ISA control board

Solid State Disk: Supports one 50-pin socket for CFC type I/II

1.3.2VGA/LCD/LVDS Interface

Chipset: VIA TwisterT chip with integrated Savage4 2D/3D/Video Accelerator

Frame buffer: Supports 8/16/32 MB frame buffer with system memory

Interface: 4X AGP VGA/LCD interface, Support for 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 36 bit TFT and optional 16or 24-bit DSTN panel

Display mode: CRT Modes: 1280 x 1024@32bpp (60Hz), 1024 x 768

@32bpp (85 Hz); LCD/Simultaneous Modes: 1280 x 1024 @16bpp (60 Hz), 1024 x 768 @16bpp (60Hz)

1.3.3LVDS: Supports 2 Channel (2 x 18 bit) LVDS interface

Chipset: VIA VT8606T (TwisterT)

1.3.4PCI bus Ethernet interface

Chipset: REALTEK RTL8139 Ethernet controller

Ethernet interface: IEEE 802.3U compatible 100/10Base-T interface. Includes software drivers and boot ROM

Wake-on-LAN: Supports wake-on-LAN function with ATX power control

1.3.5Mechanical and Environmental

Dimensions (L x W): 185 x 122 mm (7.28” x 4.80”)

Power supply voltage: +5 V ±5%, +12V ±5%

Power requirements:

Max: 10.33A @ +5V,205mA@+12V

(with 128 MB SDRAM,VIA C3-400MHz CPU) Typical: 2.37A @ +5V,34.02mA@+12V

(with 256 MB SDRAM,VIA C3-400MHz CPU)

Operating temperature: 0 ~ 60°C (32 ~ 140°F)

Weight: 0.27 kg (weight of total package)

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1.4 Board layout: dimensions

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Figure 1.1: Board layout: dimensions (component side)

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Figure 1.2: Board layout: dimensions (solder side)

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CHAPTER

2

Installation

This chapter explains the setup procedures of PCI-6871 hardware, including instructions on setting jumpers and connecting peripherals, switches and indicators. Be sure to read all safety precautions before you begin the installation procedure.

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Chapter 2 Installation

2.1 Jumpers

The PCI-6871 has a number of jumpers that allow you to configure your system to suit your application. The table below lists the functions of the various jumpers.

Table 2.1: Jumpers

Label

Function

 

 

JP1

CMOS clear

 

 

JP2

LAN power select

 

 

JP3

RS-232/422/485 select

 

 

JP4

Watch-Dog output selct

 

 

S1

Panel type select

 

 

2.2 Connectors

On-board connectors link the PCI-6871 to external devices such as hard disk drives, a keyboard, or floppy drives. The table below lists the function of each of the board’s connectors.

Table 2.2: Connectors

Label

Function

 

 

CN1

Primary IDE

 

 

CN2

LPT

 

 

CN3

ATX Power feature connector

 

 

CN4

USB1,2

 

 

CN5

PWR_SW

 

 

CN6

Floppy

 

 

CN7

Secondary IDE

 

 

CN8

Reset

 

 

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Table 2.2: Connectors

CN9

IR CON

CN10

Audio I/F

 

 

CN11

MAIN PWR CON

 

 

CN12

D-SUB VGA

 

 

CN13

HDD, PWR LED CON & WDT Output

 

 

CN14

DIO CON

 

 

CN15

LAN RJ45 CON

 

 

CN16

PC104

 

 

CN17

LCD CON2 (10*2)

 

 

CN18

LCD CON1 (20*2)

 

 

CN19

COM1

 

 

CN20

COM2

 

 

CN21

LVDS CON

 

 

CN23

USB3,4

 

 

CN24

LCD backlight

 

 

CN25

PS/2 KB/MS

 

 

CN26

EXT_KB

 

 

CN27

LCD INV PWR

 

 

CN28

CF CON

 

 

FAN1

CPU fan power

 

 

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2.3 Locating jumpers

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Figure 2.1: Jumper locations

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2.4 Locating Connectors

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Figure 2.2: Connectors (component side)

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2.5 Setting Jumpers

You may configure your card to match the needs of your application by setting jumpers. A jumper is a metal bridge used to close an electric circuit. It consists of two metal pins and a small metal clip (often protected by a plastic cover) that slides over the pins to connect them. To “close” a jumper, you connect the pins with the clip. To “open” a jumper, you remove the clip. Sometimes a jumper will have three pins, labeled 1, 2 and 3. In this case you would connect either pins 1 and 2, or 2 and 3.

open

closed

closed 2-3

The jumper settings are schematically depicted in this manual as follows:.

open

closed

closed 2-3

A pair of needle-nose pliers may be helpful when working with jumpers.

If you have any doubts about the best hardware configuration for your application, contact your local distributor or sales representative before you make any changes.

Generally, you simply need a standard cable to make most connections.

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2.6 Clear CMOS (JP1)

Warning! To avoid damaging the computer, always turn off the power supply before setting “Clear CMOS.” Before turning on the power supply, set the jumper back to “3.0 V Battery On.”

This jumper is used to erase CMOS data and reset system BIOS information.

The procedure for clearing CMOS is:

1.Turn off the system.

2.Short pin 2 and pin 3.

3.Return jumper to pins 1 and 2.

4.Turn on the system. The BIOS is now reset to its default setting

Table 2.3: CMOS clear (JP1)

*3.0 V Battery on

Clear CMOS

 

 

* default setting

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2.7 Installing system memory (SODIMMs)

You can install anywhere from 32 to 512 MB of SDRAM into your PCI-6871 Series card. The card provides two 144-pin SODIMM sockets. Each socket accepts 32/64/128/256/512 MB 3.3 V power level SODIMMs. If only one SODIMM module is installed, it may be installed in either SODIMM socket on the solder side of the PCI-6871 Series card.

Note:

PCI-6871 Series cards only support SDRAM SODIMM

 

modules. EDO SODIMM is not supported.

2.7.1 Installing SODIMMs

Note:

The modules can only fit into a socket one way. The gold

 

pins must point down into the SODIMM socket.

The procedure for installing SODIMMs appears below. Please follow these steps carefully.

1.Make sure that all power supplies to the system are switched off.

2.Install the SODIMM card. Install the SODIMM so that its gold pins point down into the SODIMM socket.

3.Slip the SODIMM into the socket at a 45 degree angle and carefully fit the bottom of the card against the connectors.

4.Gently push the SODIMM into a perpendicular position until the clips on the ends of the SODIMM sockets snap into place.

5.Check to ensure that the SODIMM is correctly seated and all connector contacts touch. The SODIMM should not move around in its socket.

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Important: Only use standard form SODIMM memory modules (as shown in the diagram below). Standardized dimensions ensure a proper fit. Check with your memory supplier about the SODIMM modules you will use.

Figure 2.3: SODIMM module

2.8 IDE, CDROM hard drive connector (CN1, CN7)

The PCI-6871 provides 2 IDE channels which you can attach up to four Enhanced Integrated Device Electronics hard disk drives or CDROM to the PCI-6871’s internal controller. The PCI-6871's IDE controller uses a PCI interface. This advanced IDE controller supports faster data transfer, PID mode 3, mode 4 and UDMA/100. The secondary channel supports UDMA/33 only.

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2.8.1 Connecting the hard drive

Connecting drives is done in a daisy-chain fashion. It requires one of two cables (not included in this package), depending on the drive size. 1.8" and 2.5" drives need a 1 x 44-pin to 2 x 44-pin flat-cable connector. 3.5" drives use a 1 x 44-pin to 2 x 40-pin connector.

Wire number 1 on the cable is red or blue, and the other wires are gray.

1.Connect one end of the cable to CN1 or CN7. Make sure that the red (or blue) wire corresponds to pin 1 on the connector, which is labeled on the board (on the right side).

2.Plug the other end of the cable into the Enhanced IDE hard drive, with pin 1 on the cable corresponding to pin 1 on the hard drive. (See your hard drive’s documentation for the location of the connector.)

If desired, connect a second drive as described above.

Unlike floppy drives, IDE hard drives can connect to either end of the cable. If you install two drives, you will need to set one as the master and one as the slave by using jumpers on the drives. If you install only one drive, set it as the master.

2.9 Solid State Disk

The PCI-6871 provides a 50-pin socket for CompactFlash card type I/II.

2.9.1 CompactFlash (CN28)

The CompactFlash card shares a secondary IDE channel which can be enabled/disabled via the BIOS settings.

2.10 Floppy drive connector (CN6)

You can attach up to two floppy drives to the PCI-6871’s on-board controller. You can use any combination of 5.25” (360 KB and 1.2 MB) and/ or 3.5” (720 KB, 1.44 MB, and 2.88 MB) drives.

A 34-pin daisy-chain drive connector cable is required for a dual-drive system. On one end of the cable is a 34-pin flat-cable connector. On the other end are two sets of floppy disk drive connectors. Each set consists of a 34-pin flat-cable connector (usually used for 3.5” drives) and a printed-circuit board connector (usually used for 5.25” drives).

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2.10.1 Connecting the floppy drive

1.Plug the 34-pin flat-cable connector into CN6. Make sure that the red wire corresponds to pin one on the connector.

2.Attach the appropriate connector on the other end of the cable to the floppy drive(s). You can use only one connector in the set. The set on the end (after the twist in the cable) connects to the A: drive. The set in the middle connects to the B: drive.

3.If you are connecting a 5.25” floppy drive, line up the slot in the printed circuit board with the blocked-off part of the cable connec-

tor.

If you are connecting a 3.5” floppy drive, you may have trouble determining which pin is number one. Look for a number printed on the circuit board indicating pin number one. In addition, the connector on the floppy drive may have a slot. When the slot is up, pin number one should be on the right. Check the documentation that came with the drive for more information.

If you desire, connect the B: drive to the connectors in the middle of the cable as described above.

In case you need to make your own cable, you can find the pin assignments for the board’s connector in Appendix C.

2.11 Parallel port connector (CN2)

Normally, the parallel port is used to connect the card to a printer. The PCI-6871 includes a multi-mode (ECP/EPP/SPP) parallel port accessed via CN2 and a 26-pin flat-cable connector. You will need an adapter cable if you use a traditional DB-25 connector. The adapter cable has a 26-pin connector on one end, and a DB-25 connector on the other.

The parallel port is designated as LPT1, and can be disabled or changed to LPT2 or LPT3 in the system BIOS setup.

The parallel port interrupt channel is designated to be IRQ7. You can select ECP/EPP DMA channel via BIOS setup.

2.12 Keyboard and PS/2 mouse connector (CN25)

The PCI-6871 board provides a keyboard connector that supports both a keyboard and a PS/2 style mouse. In most cases, especially in embedded applications, a keyboard is not used. If the keyboard is not present, the

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standard PC/AT BIOS will report an error or fail during power-on selftest (POST) after a reset. The PCI-6871’s BIOS standard setup menu allows you to select “All, But Keyboard” under the “Halt On” selection. This allows no-keyboard operation in embedded system applications, without the system halting under POST.

2.13 Power & HDD LED, Reset Button Connector

(CN13, CN8)

Next, you may want to install external switches to monitor and control the PCI-6871. These features are optional: install them only if you need them. The front panel connector (CN13) is an 8-pin male, dual in-line header. It provides connections for a speaker, hard disk access indicator, watchdog output, and an input switch for resetting the card.

2.13.1 Power & HDD LED (CN13)

The HDD LED indicator for hard disk access is an active low signal (24 mA sink rate). Power supply activity LED indicator.

2.13.2 Reset switch (CN8)

If you install a reset switch, it should be an open single pole switch. Momentarily pressing the switch will activate a reset. The switch should be rated for 10 mA, 5 V.

2.14Power connectors (CN11, FAN1)

2.14.1Main power connector, +5 V, +12 V (CN11)

Supplies main power to the PCI-6871 (+5 V), and to devices that require +12 V.

2.14.2CPU Fan power supply connector (FAN1)

Provides power supply to CPU cooling fan. Only present when +5 V and +12 V power is supplied to the board.

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2.15ATX power control connector (CN3, CN5)

2.15.1ATX feature connector (CN3) and soft power switch connector (CN5)

The PCI-6871 can support an advanced soft power switch function, if an ATX power supply is used. To enable the soft power switch function:

1.Get the specially designed ATX-to-EBX power cable (PCI-6871 optional item, part no. 1703200100)

2.Connect the 3-pin plug of the cable to CN3 (ATX feature connector).

3.Connect the power on/off button to CN5. (A momentary type of button should be used.)

Important Make sure that the ATX power supply can take at least a 10 mA load on the 5 V standby lead (5VSB). If not, you may have difficulty powering on your system.

to CN3 ATX

features connector

ATX power supply

to main power

connector CN11

20-pin female connector

Figure 2.4: Wiring for ATX soft power switch function

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2.16 IR connector (CN9)

This connector supports the optional wireless infrared transmitting and receiving module. This module mounts on the system case. You must configure the setting through BIOS setup.

2.17 Audio interfaces (CN10)

The Audio link is a 10 pin connector; the PCI-6871 can support AC97 Audio with the addition of optional PCM-231A-00A1.

2.18 COM port connector (CN19, CN20)

The PCI-6871 provides two serial ports (COM1:RS-232; COM2: RS232/422/485) in one COM port connector. The COM port connector is a 40-pin, dual-inline, male header. It provides connections for serial devices (a mouse, etc.) or a communication network. You can find the pin assignments for the COM port connector in Appendix C.

2.18.1 COM2 RS-232/422/485 setting (JP3)

COM2 can be configured to operate in RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 mode. This is done via JP3

JP3: COM2 RS-232/422/485 select

PINS

RS-232*

RS-422

RS-485

 

 

 

 

1-2

Closed

Open

Open

 

 

 

 

3-4

Open

Closed

Open

 

 

 

 

5-6

Open

Open

Closed

 

 

 

 

2.19 VGA/LCD/LVDS interface connections

The PCI-6871’s PCI SVGA interface can drive conventional CRT displays and is capable of driving a wide range of flat panel displays, including passive LCD and active LCD displays. The board has three connectors to support these displays: one for standard CRT VGA monitors, one for flat panel displays, and one for LVDS type LCD panels.

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2.19.1 CRT display connector (CN12)

CN12 is a standard 15-pin D-SUB connector commonly used for VGA. The pin assignments for CRT display connector CN12 are detailed in Appendix C.

2.19.2 Flat panel display connector (CN18)

CN18 consists of a 40-pin connector which can support a 24-bit LCD panel. It is Hirose’s product no. DF13A-40DP-1.25 V

The PCI-6871 provides a bias control signal on CN18 that can be used to control the LCD bias voltage. It is recommended that the LCD bias voltage not be applied to the panel until the logic supply voltage (+5 V or +3.3 V) and panel video signals are stable. Under normal operation, the control signal (ENAVEE) is active high. When the PCI-6871’s power is applied, the control signal is low until just after the relevant flat panel signals are present. CN18 can connect up to 24 bit TFT LCD.

2.19.3 Extension flat panel connector (CN17)

CN17 consists of a 20-pin connector which is Hirose’s product no. DF13A-20DP-1.25V. The PCI-6871 supports a 36-bit LCD panel which must be connected to both the CN18 (40-pin) and the CN17 (20-pin). The pin assignments for both CN18and the CN17 can be found in Appendix C

2.19.4 LVDS LCD panel connector (CN21)

The PCI-6871 uses the VIA TwisterT chip that supports 2 channel (2 x 18 bit) LVDS LCD panel displays. Users can connect to either an 18-bit or 36-bit LVDS LCD with CN21.

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2.19.5 Panel type selection (S1)

S1 is an 8 segment DIP switch for DSTN/TFT panel type and resolution functions.

Table 2.4: S1 Panel Type select

SW

SW

SW

SW

 

 

 

1-1

1-2

1-3

1-4

Panel Type & Resolution

ON

ON

ON

ON

TFT

640x480**

18bit (H. V. Freq)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

ON

ON

OFF

TFT

648x480

18bit (Synthetic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

ON

OFF

ON

TFT

648x480**

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

ON

OFF

OFF

TFT

648x480**

LVDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

OFF

ON

ON

DSTN

648x480**

18bit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

TFT

800x600**

18bit (H. V. Freq)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

OFF

OFF

ON

TFT

800x600*

18bit (Synthetic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

TFT

800x600

LVDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

ON

ON

ON

TFT

800x600**

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

ON

ON

OFF

DSTN

800x600**

18bit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

TFT

1024x768**

36bit (H. V. Freq)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

TFT

1024x768

36bit (Synthetic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

OFF

ON

ON

TFT

1024x768**

LVDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

TFT

1024x768**

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

DSTN

1024x768**

18bit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

DSTN

1024x768**

24bit

* Default setting

**will support in the future

2.20Ethernet configuration

The PCI-6871 is equipped with a high performance 32-bit PCI-bus Ethernet interface which is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3U 10/100Mbps CSMA/CD standards. It is supported by all major network operating systems.

The medium type can be configured via the RSET8139.EXE program included on the utility disk. (See Chapter 3 for detailed information.)

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2.20.1100Base-T connector (CN15)

CN15 is an RJ-45 connector with LED..

2.20.2Network boot

The Network Boot feature can be utilized by incorporating the Boot ROM image files for the appropriate network operating system. The Boot ROM BIOS files are included in the system BIOS, which is on the utility CD disc.

2.20.3 LAN controller power select (JP2)

Table 2.5: LAN controller power select (JP2)

3.3 V*

Standby 3.3V

 

 

* default setting

Note: PCI-6871 supports Wake-on-LAN. For Wake-on LAN, J6 has to be set to the Standby 3.3 V position

2.21 Watchdog timer configuration

An on-board watchdog timer reduces the chance of disruptions which EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) interference can cause. This is an invaluable protective device for standalone or unmanned applications. Setup involves one jumper and running the control software (refer to Appendix A).

2.21.1 Watchdog timer action (JP4)

When the watchdog timer activates (CPU processing has come to a halt), it can reset the system or generate an interrupt on IRQ11. This can be set via setting JP4 as shown below:

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Table 2.6: Watchdog timer action (JP4)

*System reset

IRQ 11

 

 

*default setting

2.22USB connectors (CN4, CN23)

The PCI-6871 board provides up to four USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports, with USB3 and USB4 optional. This gives complete Plug and Play, and hot attach/detach for up to 127 external devices. The USB interfaces comply with USB specification Rev. 1.1, and are fuse protected.

The USB interface is accessed through two 5 x 2-pin flat-cable connectors, CN4 (USB1, 2); and CN23 (USB3, 4). You will need an adapter cable if you use a standard USB connector. The adapter cable has a 5 x 2- pin connector on one end and a USB connector on the other.

The USB interfaces can be disabled in the system BIOS setup.

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CHAPTER

3

Software Configuration

This chapter details the software configuration information. It shows you how to configure the card to match your application requirements. The AWARD System BIOS is covered in Chapter 4.

Sections include:

Introduction

Connections for standard LCDs

Ethernet interface configuration.

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3.1 Introduction

The PCI-6871 system BIOS and custom drivers are located in a 256 Kbyte, Flash ROM device, designated U18. A single Flash chip holds the system BIOS, VGA BIOS and network Boot ROM image. The display can be configured via CMOS settings. This method minimizes the number of chips and difficulty of configuration. To set different types of LCD panels, please choose “panel type” from the “integrated peripherals” menu in CMOS setup.

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3.2 Connections to Three Standard LCDs

The following tables illustrate typical LCD connection pinouts for the PCI-6871.

3.2.1 Connections to Toshiba LTM10C209A (640 x 480 TFT color LCD)

Table 3.1: Connections to Toshiba LTM10C209A

LTM10C209A

PCI-6871 CN18

Pin

Name

Pin

Name

 

 

 

 

1

GND

3

GND

 

 

 

 

2

CLK

35

SHFCLK

 

 

 

 

3

GND

34

GND

 

 

 

 

4

R0

27

P18

 

 

 

 

5

R1

28

P19

 

 

 

 

6

R2

29

P20

 

 

 

 

7

GND

33

GND

 

 

 

 

8

R3

30

P21

 

 

 

 

9

R4

31

P22

 

 

 

 

10

R5

32

P23

 

 

 

 

11

GND

34

GND

 

 

 

 

12

G0

19

P10

 

 

 

 

13

G1

20

P11

 

 

 

 

14

G2

21

P12

 

 

 

 

15

GND

8

GND

 

 

 

 

16

G3

22

P13

 

 

 

 

17

G4

23

P14

 

 

 

 

18

G5

24

P15

 

 

 

 

19

GND

8

GND

 

 

 

 

20

ENAB

37

M/DE

 

 

 

 

21

GND

4

GND

 

 

 

 

22

B0

11

P2

 

 

 

 

23

B1

12

P3

 

 

 

 

24

B2

13

P4

 

 

 

 

25

GND

4

GND

 

 

 

 

26

B3

14

P5

 

 

 

 

27

B4

15

P6

 

 

 

 

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B5

16

P7

29

GND

3

GND

 

 

 

 

30

VDD

1

+5 V

 

 

 

 

31

VDD

2

+5 V

3.2.2 Connections to Toshiba LTM15C151A (1024 x 768 TFT color LCD)

Table 3.2: Connections to Toshiba LTM15C151A

LTM15C151A

PCI-6871 CN18

 

Pin

Name

Pin

Name

 

 

 

 

CN1-1

GND

CN 11-33

GND

 

 

 

 

CN1-2

NCLK

CN 11-35

LDSCLK1

 

 

 

 

CN1-3

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN1-4

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN1-5

GND

CN 11-3

GND

 

 

 

 

CN1-6

OR0

CN 11-9

PD0

 

 

 

 

CN1-7

OR1

CN 11-11

PD2

 

 

 

 

CN1-8

OR2

CN 11-13

PD4

 

 

 

 

CN1-9

OR3

CN 11-15

PD6

 

 

 

 

CN1-10

OR4

CN 11-17

PD8

 

 

 

 

CN1-11

OR5

CN 11-19

PD10

 

 

 

 

CN1-12

GND

CN 11-3

GND

 

 

 

 

CN1-13

OG0

CN 11-21

PD12

 

 

 

 

CN1-14

OG1

CN 11-23

PD14

 

 

 

 

CN1-15

OG2

CN 11-25

PD16

 

 

 

 

CN1-16

OG3

CN 11-27

PD18

 

 

 

 

CN1-17

OG4

CN 11-29

PD20

 

 

 

 

CN1-18

OG5

CN 11-31

PD22

 

 

 

 

CN1-19

GND

CN 10-1

GND

 

 

 

 

CN1-20

OB0

CN 10-3

PD24

 

 

 

 

CN1-21

OB1

CN 10-5

PD26

 

 

 

 

CN1-22

OB2

CN 10-7

PD28

 

 

 

 

CN1-23

OB3

CN 10-9

PD30

 

 

 

 

CN1-24

OB4

CN 10-11

PD32

 

 

 

 

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Table 3.2: Connections to Toshiba LTM15C151A

CN1-25

OB5

CN 10-13

PD34

CN1-26

ENAB

CN 11-37

M/DE

 

 

 

 

CN1-27

GND

CN 11-34

GND

 

 

 

 

CN1-28

VDD

CN 11-1

+5V

 

 

 

 

CN1-29

VDD

CN 11-2

+5V

 

 

 

 

CN1-30

GND

CN 11-8

GND

3.2.3 Connections to Toshiba LTM12C275A (800 x 600 TFT color LCD)

Table 3.3: Connections to Toshiba LTM12C275A

LTM12C275A

PCI-6871 CN18

Pin

Name

Pin

Name

 

 

 

 

1

GND

3

GND

 

 

 

 

2

NCLK

35

SHFCLK

 

 

 

 

3

NC

-

NC

 

 

 

 

4

NC

-

NC

 

 

 

 

5

GND

4

GND

 

 

 

 

6

R0

27

P18

 

 

 

 

7

R1

28

P19

 

 

 

 

8

R2

29

P20

 

 

 

 

9

R3

30

P21

 

 

 

 

10

R4

31

P22

 

 

 

 

11

R5

32

P23

 

 

 

 

12

GND

8

GND

 

 

 

 

13

G0

19

P10

 

 

 

 

14

G1

20

P11

 

 

 

 

15

G2

21

P12

 

 

 

 

16

G3

22

P13

 

 

 

 

17

G4

23

P14

 

 

 

 

18

G5

24

P15

 

 

 

 

19

GND

33

GND

 

 

 

 

20

B0

11

P2

 

 

 

 

21

B1

12

P3

 

 

 

 

22

B2

13

P4

 

 

 

 

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B3

14

P5

24

B4

15

P6

 

 

 

 

25

B5

16

P7

 

 

 

 

26

ENAB

37

M/DE

 

 

 

 

27

GND

34

GND

 

 

 

 

28

VCC

5

+5 V

 

 

 

 

29

VCC

6

+5 V

 

 

 

 

30

GND

39

GND

 

 

 

 

3.3 Ethernet software configuration

The PCI-6871’s on-board Ethernet interface supports all major network operating systems. To configure the medium type, to view the current configuration, or to run diagnostics, do the following:

1.Power the PCI-6871 on. Make sure that the RSET8139.EXE file is located in the working drive.

2.At the prompt, type RSET8139.EXE and press <Enter>. The Ethernet configuration program will then be displayed.

3.This simple screen shows all the available options for the Ethernet interface. Just highlight the option you wish to change by using the Up and Down keys. To change a selected item, press <Enter>, and a screen will appear with the available options. Highlight your option and press <Enter>. Each highlighted option has a helpful message guide displayed at the bottom of the screen for additional information.

4.After you have made your selections and are sure this is the config-

uration you want, press ESC. A prompt will appear asking if you want to save the configuration. Press Y if you want to save.

The Ethernet Setup Menu also offers three very useful diagnostic functions. These are:

1.Run EEPROM Test.

2.Run Diagnostics on Board.

3.Run Diagnostics on Network.

Each option has its own display screen that shows the format and result of any diagnostic tests undertaken.

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Note

For Ethernet installation, please see Chapter 7

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CHAPTER

4

Award BIOS Setup

This chapter describes how to set BIOS configuration data.

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Chapter 4 Award BIOS Setup

4.1 System test and initialization

These routines test and initialize board hardware. If the routines encounter an error during the tests, you will either hear a few short beeps or see an error message on the screen. There are two kinds of errors: fatal and non-fatal. The system can usually continue the boot up sequence with non-fatal errors. Non-fatal error messages usually appear on the screen along with the following instructions:

press <F1> to RESUME

Write down the message and press the F1 key to continue the bootup sequence.

4.1.1 System configuration verification

These routines check the current system configuration against the values stored in the board’s CMOS memory. If they do not match, the program outputs an error message. You will then need to run the BIOS setup program to set the configuration information in memory.

There are three situations in which you will need to change the CMOS settings:

1.You are starting your system for the first time

2.You have changed the hardware attached to your system

3.The CMOS memory has lost power and the configuration informa-

tion has been erased.

The PCI-6871 Series' CMOS memory has an integral lithium battery backup. The battery backup should last ten years in normal service, but when it finally runs down, you will need to replace the complete unit.

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4.2 Award BIOS setup

Award’s BIOS ROM has a built-in Setup program that allows users to modify the basic system configuration. This type of information is stored in battery-backed CMOS RAM so that it retains the Setup information when the power is turned off.

4.2.1 Entering setup

Power on the computer and press <Del> immediately. This will allow you to enter Setup.

Figure 4.1: BIOS setup program initial screen

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4.2.2 Standard CMOS Features setup

When you choose the Standard CMOS Features option from the Initial Setup Screen menu, the screen shown below is displayed. This standard Setup Menu allows users to configure system components such as date, time, hard disk drive, floppy drive and display. Once a field is highlighted, on-line help information is displayed in the left bottom of the Menu screen.

Figure 4.2: CMOS Features setup

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4.2.3 Advanced BIOS Features setup

By choosing the Advanced BIOS Features Setup option from the Initial Setup Screen menu, the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer’s default values for the PCI-6871 Series.

Figure 4.3: Advanced BIOS Features setup

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4.2.4 Advanced Chipset Features setup

By choosing the Advanced Chipset Features option from the Initial Setup Screen menu, the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer’s default values for the PCI-6871 Series.

Figure 4.4: Advanced Chipset Features setup

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4.2.5 Integrated Peripherals

Choosing the Integrated Peripherals option from the Initial Setup Screen menu should produce the screen below. Here we see the manufacturer’s default values for the PCI-6871 Series.

Figure 4.5: Integrated Peripherals

4.2.6 Power Management Setup

By choosing the Power Management Setup option from the Initial Setup Screen menu, the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer’s default values for the PCI-6871 Series.

Figure 4.6: Power Management Setup

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4.2.7 PnP/PCI Configurations

By choosing the PnP/PCI Configurations option from the Initial Setup Screen menu, the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer’s default values for the PCI-6871 Series.

Figure 4.7: PnP/PCI Configurations

4.2.8 PC Health Status

The PC Health Status option displays information such as CPU and motherboard temperatures, fan speeds, and core voltage.

Figure 4.8: PC Health Status

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4.2.9 Frequency/Voltage Control

By choosing the Frequency/Voltage Control option from the Initial Setup Screen menu, the screen below is displayed. This sample screen contains the manufacturer’s default values for the PCI-6871

Figure 4.9: Frequency/Voltage Control

Caution Incorrect settings in Frequency/Voltage Control may damage the system CPU, video adapter, or other hardware.

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4.2.10 Load Optimized Defaults

Load Optimized Defaults loads the default system values directly from ROM. If the stored record created by the Setup program should ever become corrupted (and therefore unusable), these defaults will load automatically when you turn the PCI-6871 Series system on.

Figure 4.10: Load BIOS defaults screen

4.2.11 Set Password

Note

To enable this feature, you should first go to the

 

Advanced BIOS Features menu, choose the

 

Security Option, and select either Setup or

 

System, depending on which aspect you want

 

password protected. Setup requires a pass-

 

word only to enter Setup. System requires the

 

password either to enter Setup or to boot the

 

system.

 

A password may be at most 8 characters long.

To Establish Password

1.Choose the Set Password option from the CMOS Setup Utility main menu and press <Enter>.

2.When you see “Enter Password,” enter the desired password and press <Enter>.

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3.At the “Confirm Password” prompt, retype the desired password, then press <Enter>.

4.Select Save to CMOS and EXIT, type <Y>, then <Enter>.

To Change Password

1.Choose the Set Password option from the CMOS Setup Utility main menu and press <Enter>.

2.When you see “Enter Password,” enter the existing password and press <Enter>.

3.You will see “Confirm Password.” Type it again, and press <Enter>.

4.Select Set Password again, and at the “Enter Password” prompt, enter the new password and press <Enter>.

5.At the “Confirm Password” prompt, retype the new password, and press <Enter>.

6.Select Save to CMOS and EXIT, type <Y>, then <Enter>.

To Disable Password

1.Choose the Set Password option from the CMOS Setup Utility main menu and press <Enter>.

2.When you see “Enter Password,” enter the existing password and press <Enter>.

3.You will see “Confirm Password.” Type it again, and press <Enter>.

4.Select Set Password again, and at the “Enter Password” prompt, don’t enter anything; just press <Enter>.

5.At the “Confirm Password” prompt, again don’t type in anything; just press <Enter>.

6.Select Save to CMOS and EXIT, type <Y>, then <Enter>.

4.2.12 Save & Exit Setup

If you select this option and press <Y> then <Enter>, the values entered in the setup utilities will be recorded in the chipset’s CMOS memory. The microprocessor will check this every time you turn your system on and use the settings to configure the system. This record is required for the system to operate.

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4.2.13 Exit Without Saving

Selecting this option and pressing <Enter> lets you exit the Setup program without recording any new values or changing old ones.

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CHAPTER

PCI SVGA Setup

5

Introduction

Installation of SVGA drivers -for Windows 95/98/Me -for Windows NT/2000/XP

Further information

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Chapter 5 PCI SVGA Setup

5.1 Introduction

The PCI-6871 has an onboard AGP flat panel/VGA interface. The specifications and features are described as follows:

5.1.1 Chipset

The PCI-6871 uses a VIA TwisterT chipset from VIA Technology Inc. for its AGP/SVGA controller. It supports many popular LCD, and LVDS LCD displays and conventional analog CRT monitors. The VIA8606T VGA BIOS supports color TFT and DSTN LCD flat panel displays. In addition, it also supports interlaced and non-interlaced analog monitors (color and monochrome VGA) in high-resolution modes while

maintaining complete IBM VGA compatibility. Digital monitors (i.e. MDA, CGA, and EGA) are NOT supported. Multiple frequency (multisync) monitors are handled as if they were analog monitors.

5.1.2 Display memory

The TwisterT chip can support 8/16/32MB frame buffer shared with system memory; the VGA controller can drive CRT displays or color panel displays with resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 at 16 M colors.

5.1.3 Display types

CRT and panel displays can be used simultaneously. The PCI-6871 can be set in one of three configurations: on a CRT, on a flat panel display, or on both simultaneously. The system is initially set to simultaneous display mode. If you want to enable the CRT display only or the flat panel display only, please contact VIA Technology Inc., or our sales representative for detailed information.

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5.1.4 Dual/Simultaneous Display

The PCI-6871 uses a VIA Twister VT8606T LCD controller that is capable of providing simultaneous dual view display of the same content on a flat panel and CRT.

To set up dual view (simultaneus mode) under Windows 9x, Windows ME, Windows NT/2000/XP, follow these steps:

Step 1. Open the Control panel, and select “Display”, “Settings”. Step 2. Select " CRT+LCD " or " CRT+TV " for dual view

Step 3. Click “OK”.

Figure 5.1: Selecting Display Settings

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5.2 Installation of the SVGA Driver

Complete the following steps to install the SVGA driver. Follow the procedures in the flow chart that apply to the operating system that you are using within your PCI-6871.

Notes:

1. The windows illustrations in this chapter are

 

intended as examples only. Please follow the

 

listed steps, and pay attention to the instruc-

 

tions which appear on your screen.

 

2. For convenience, the CD-ROM drive is des-

 

ignated as "D" throughout this chapter.

5.2.1 Installation for Windows 95

Step 1. Select "Start", "Settings", "Control Panel", "Display", "Settings”, and "Advanced Properties".

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Step 2. Choose the "Adapter" tab, then press the "Change..." button.

Step 3. Press the "Have Disk" button.

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Step 4. Type in the path:

D:\slotPC\6871\VGA\Win9x_Me

D:\slotPC\6871\VGA\Win9x_Me

Step 5. Select the highlighted item, and click the "OK" button.

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Step 6. "S3 GraphicsTwister" appears under the adapter tab. Click the "Apply" button, then the "OK" button.

Step 7. Press “Yes” to reboot.

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5.2.2 Installation for Windows 98/Me

Step 1. Select "Start", "Settings", "Control Panel", "Display", and "Settings," then press the "Advanced..." button.

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Step 2. Select “Adapter,” then “Change.”

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Step 3. Press “Next,” then “Display a list....”

Step 4. Press the “Have disk...” button.

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Step 5. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. Type in the path

D:\slotPC\6871\VGA\Win9x_Me

Then press “OK”

D:\slotPC\6871\VGA\Win9x_Me

Step 6. Select the highlighted item, then click “OK.”

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Step 7. "S3 Graphics Twister"appears under the adapter tab. Click the "Apply" button.

Step 8. Press “Yes” to reboot.

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5.2.3

Installation for Windows NT

Note:

Service Pack X (X = 3, 4, 5, 6,...) must be

 

installed first, before you install the Windows

 

NT VGA driver.

Step 1. Select "Start", "Settings", "Control Panel" and double click the "Display" icon.

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Step 2. Choose the "Settings" tab, and press the "Display Type" button.

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Step 3. Press the "Change..." button.

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Step 4. Click the "Have Disk..." button.

Step 5. Type the path:

D:\slotPC\VGA\WinNT

Press the "OK" button.

D:\slotPC\VGA\WinNT

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Step 6. Select the highlighted item, and click the "OK" button.

Step 7. Press "Yes" to proceed.

Step 8. Press "OK" to reboot.

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5.2.4 Installation for Windows 2000

Step 1. Select "System", "Settings", "Control Panel" and double click the "system" icon.

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Step 2. Choose the "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)” button.

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Step 3. Choose the "Drive" button, press “Update Driver...” button.

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Step 4. Choose "Display a list of..." , then press “Next” button.

Step 5. Choose “Display adapters”, press “Next” button.

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Step 6. Click the “Have Disk” button.

Step 7. Type the path D:\slotPC\6871\VGA\Win2000 press the “OK” button.

D:\slotPC\VGA\Win2000

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Step 8. Press “Finish" to reboot.

5.2.5 Installation for Windows XP

Step 1. Select "System", "Settings", "Control Panel" and double click the "system" icon.

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Step 2. Choose “Hardware” and “Device Manager”, press “OK” button.

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Step 3. Choose “Video Controller (VGA Compatible), press “OK” button.

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Step 4. Choose "Driver”, “Update Driver”, press “OK” button.

Step 5. Choose “Install from a list.....” , press “Next”.

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Step 6. Choose “Don’t search. I will....”, press “Next” button.

Step 7. Choose “Display adapters”, press “Next” button.

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Step 8. Type the path D:\slotPC\6871\VGA\WinXP then press “OK” button.

D:\slotPC\6871\VGA\Win2000

Step 9. Choose “S3 Graphics Twister + S3 Hotkey” then press “Next” button.

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Step 10. Press “Finish" to reboot.

5.3 Further Information

For further information about the AGP/VGA installation in your PCI6871, including driver updates, troubleshooting guides and FAQ lists, visit the following web resources:

VIA website:

www.via.com.tw

manufacturers website: www.emacinc.com

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CHAPTER

6

Audio Setup

The PCI-6871 is equipped with an audio interface that records and plays back CD-quality audio. This chapter provides instructions for installing the software drivers included on the audio driver diskettes.

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Chapter 6 Audio Setup

6.1 Introduction

The PCI-6871 supports AC97 audio through the optional audio module PCM-231A-00A1.

6.2DOS utilities

6.2.1VIA Sound Blaster Pro compatible set up program

Please "Enable" the Sound Blaster setting in the BIOS before playing Sound Blaster compatible DOS games. To enable the settings in the BIOS:

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS -> Onboard Legacy Audio

-> Sound Blaster (Disable -> Enable)

Chipset Feature Setup

->On Chip Sound (Disable-> Enable)

The Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound chip is integrated into the VIA PCI audio device in order to have Sound Blaster compatible DOS games running on the system.

If you want to play Sound Blaster compatible DOS games under the real mode MS-DOS or the "Restart in MS-DOS" from Win9x, then you should run this setup program to enable OPL3 MIDI music. Otherwise, the sound effects will be heard, but not the music. If you want to play legacy games in a Windows DOS Box, then you don't need to install this program.

6.2.2 VIA Sound Blaster Installation

Follow these steps to enable the Sound Blaster Pro compatible functions.

Step 1. Enable the Sound Blaster first on the BIOS setting of the "Onboard Legacy Audio" and "On-Chip Sound".

Step 2. Run the "Install.exe". A:> INSTALL

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Step 3. The program will copy the relative files into the directory which you assign. Next, the program will insert the following new line into the AUTOEXEC.BAT and copy the original AUTOEXEC.BAT to AUTOEXEC.VIA.

C: \VIAUDIO\VIAUDIO.COM

Step 4. Reboot the system when the installation is complete.

Step 5. Uninstall by deleting the new line from the AUTOEXEC.BAT.

6.3 Driver installation

6.3.1 Before you begin

Please read the instructions in this chapter carefully before you attempt installation. The audio drivers for the PCI-6871 board are located on the audio driver CD. Run the supplied SETUP program to install the drivers; don’t copy the files manually.

Note:

The files on the software installation diskette

 

are compressed. Do not attempt to install the

 

drivers by copying the files manually. You must

 

use the supplied SETUP program to install the

 

drivers.

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Step 1. Click "Start" and select "Settings". Click "Control Panel" and double-click "Add New Hardware".

Step 2. In the Add New Hardware Wizard window, click "Next".

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Step 3. In the following Add New Hardware Wizard window, click "Next" for Windows to search for Plug and Play devices.

Step 4. In the following Add New Hardware Wizard window, select "No, the device isn't in the list."and click "Next".

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Step 5. In the following Add New Hardware Wizard window, select "No, I want to select..." and click "Next".

Step 6. In the following Add New Hardware Wizard window, select "Sound, video and game controllers" and click "Next".

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Step 7. In the following Add New Hardware Wizard window, click "Have Disk...".

Step 8. In the Install From Disk window, click "Browse".

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Step 9. In the Open window, select "D:\slotPC\6871\Audio\98se_Me_2k_xp\WIN95_98.

Step 10. In the Install From Disk window, click" OK".

\6871\Audio\98se_Me_2K_XP\WIN95_98

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Step 11. In the Select Device window, select "VIA PCI Audio Controller (WDM)" and click "OK".

Step 12. In the Add New Hardware Wizard window, click "Next".

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Step 13. The Copying Files... window will appear.

Step 14. In the Add New Hardware Wizard window, click "Finish". Then reboot the system.

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6.3.3 Windows NT drivers

Step 1. Click "Start" and select "Settings". Click "Control Panel" and double-click "Multimedia".

Step 2. In the Multimedia Properties window, select the "Devices" tab. Then select the "Audio Devices" item, and click "Add...".

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Step 3. In the Add window, select the "Unlisted..." item and click "OK".

Step 4. When the Install Driver window appears, insert the utility disc into the CD-ROM drive. Type: D:\slotPC\6871\Audio\WinNT\ Then click "OK".

D:\slotPC\6871\Audio\WinNT

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Step 5. In the Add Unlisted or Updated Driver window, select the "VIA PCI Audio controller" item. Then click "OK".

Step 6. In the System Setting Change window, click "Restart Now".

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6.3.4 Windows 2000 Drivers

Step 1. Select “System”, “Setting”, “Control Panel” and double click “system” icon.

Step 2. Choose “Multimedia Audio Controller” button.

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Step 3. Choose “Driver button, press “Update Driver” button.

Step 4. Choose “Sound, video and game controllers”, press “Next”

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Step 5. Click the “Have Disk...” button

Step 6. Type the path D:\slotPC\6871\Audio\98se_Me_2k_xp\Win2000 press the “ok” button.

Step 7. Click “Have Disk” button

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Step 8. Press “Next” button

Step 9. Press “Finish” to reboot

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