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Revision history

Revision history
Revision

Date

Description

Author

27/May/2013

Initial release

Chaitanya SVNNS

25/July/2013

Updated the internal headers


section according to the changes

Pramod Krishnan T

Approval Record
Function

Position

Name

Date

Checked By

Project Engineer

Pramod Krishnan T

25/July/2013

Reviewed By

Project Engineer

Pramod Krishnan T

25/July/2013

Approved By

Project Manager

Jithu Tharoor

25/July/2013

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Preface

Preface
The purpose of this document is to provide the information about board layout, component installation,
and regulatory requirements for the Inforce Single Board Computer IFC946Xboard.

Intended Audience
Thisdocument is intended for technically qualified personnel. It is not intended for general audiences.

Intended Use
All Inforce boards are evaluated as Information Technology Equipment (I.T.E.) for use in personal
computers (PC) for installation in homes, offices, schools, computer rooms, and similar locations. The
suitability of this product for other PC or embedded non-PC applications or other environments, such as
medical, industrial, alarm systems, test equipment, etc. may not be supported without further evaluation
by Inforce Computing.

Document Organization
The chapters in this document are arranged as follows:

1. Introduction
2. Board Features
3. Installing System Components
4. Board usage
5. Company contact information

Conventions
The following conventions are used in this document:
CAUTION
Cautions warn the user about how to prevent damage to hardware or loss of data.
NOTE
Notes call attention to important information.

Note
This document is subject to change without notice.

Support Information
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Terminology

Terminology
The table below gives descriptions to some common terms used inthis document.
Term

Description

BLDK

Boot Loader Development Kit

GB

Gigabyte (1,073,741,824 bytes)

GHz

Gigahertz (one billion hertz)

GPIO

General Purpose Input/Output

GPU

Graphics Processing Units

HDA

High Definition Audio

KB

Kilobyte (1024 bytes)

LAN

Local Area Network

LPC

Low Pin Count

LVDS

Low voltage Differential Signaling

MB

Megabyte (1,048,576 bytes)

Mbit

Megabit (1,048,576 bits)

MHz

Megahertz (one million hertz)

OS

Operating System

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect

SATA

Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

I2C

Inter Integrated Circuit

LED

Light Emitting Diode

RS

Recommended Standard

RTC

Real Time Clock

SDIO

Secured Data Input/output

UART

Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter

USB

Universal Serial Bus

VGA

Video Graphics Array

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Table of Content

Table of Content
1.

INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................. 1

2.

BOARD FEATURES ....................................................................................................................... 2


2.1 BOARD COMPONENTS ............................................................................................................... 3
2.1.1 FORM FACTOR ..................................................................................................................... 4
2.1.2 PROCESSOR ........................................................................................................................ 4
2.1.3 SYSTEM MEMORY ................................................................................................................ 4
2.1.4 CHIPSET ............................................................................................................................... 5
2.1.5 INTERNAL GRAPHICS .......................................................................................................... 5
2.1.6 DISPLAY ................................................................................................................................ 5
2.1.7 AUDIO.................................................................................................................................... 5
2.1.8 EXPANSION CAPABILITIES .................................................................................................. 5
2.1.9 STORAGE.............................................................................................................................. 5
2.1.10 PERIPHERAL INTERFACES................................................................................................ 5
2.1.11 WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY ................................................................................................ 5
2.1.12 BOOTLOADER .................................................................................................................... 5
2.1.13 WIRED NETWORK SUPPORT............................................................................................. 5
2.1.14 POWER ............................................................................................................................... 6
2.1.15 POWER MANAGEMENT ...................................................................................................... 6
2.1.16 ENVIRONMENT ................................................................................................................... 6
2.1.17 OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT ....................................................................................... 6

3.

INSTALLING BOARD COMPONENTS ........................................................................................... 7


3.1 BEFORE YOU BEGIN ................................................................................................................... 7
3.2 INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS ................................................................................................... 7
3.3 PREVENT POWER SUPPLY OVERLOAD .................................................................................... 8
3.4 OBSERVE SAFETY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS ........................................................ 8
3.5 INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BOARD ................................................................................ 8
3.6 CONNECTING SATA DRIVES ...................................................................................................... 9
3.7 CONNECTING TO THE INTERNAL HEADERS AND CONNECTORS ......................................... 10
3.8 INTERNAL CONNECTORS AND HEADERS ............................................................................... 11
3.9 FRONT PANEL HEADER ............................................................................................................ 16
3.10 POWER SUPPLY CONNECTORS ............................................................................................ 18
3.11 REPLACING THE RTC BATTERY............................................................................................. 19

4.

BOARD USAGE ........................................................................................................................... 20


4.1 BOARD POWER UP ................................................................................................................... 20
4.2 LED INDICATION ........................................................................................................................ 20

5.

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Table of Figure

Table of Figure
Figure 1: Board IFC946X Components(TOP) ............................................................................. 3
Figure 2: Board IFC946X Components (BOTTOM) .................................................................... 4
Figure 3: IFC946X Mounting Screw Holes ................................................................................. 8
Figure 4: Connecting the SATA Data and Power Cables ........................................................... 9
Figure 5: Connecting the SATA Data and Power Cables to Board ............................................. 9
Figure 6: Internal Headers and Connectors (TOP) ....................................................................10
Figure 7: Internal Headers and Connectors (BOT) ....................................................................10
Figure 8: Connection Diagram for Front Panel Header..............................................................17
Figure 9: Removing the Battery.................................................................................................19

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Table of Table

Table of Table
Table 1: Board Features ............................................................................................................ 2
Table 2: Internal Connectors and Headers ................................................................................11
Table 3: Mini PCIe Connecter ...................................................................................................11
Table 4: VGA Connector Pinout ................................................................................................12
Table 5: Gig Eth Connector Pin Out ..........................................................................................12
Table 6: SATA Connector Pinout ..............................................................................................13
Table 7: SATAPower Connector Pinout ....................................................................................13
Table 8: USB Connector Pinout ................................................................................................13
Table 9: LVDS Connector .........................................................................................................14
Table 10: LVDS Backlight Header .............................................................................................14
Table 11: Front panel Header ...................................................................................................14
Table 12: AUDIO Header ..........................................................................................................15
Table 13: Speaker Header ........................................................................................................15
Table 14: UART Header............................................................................................................15
Table 15: UART Header (8-wire) ...............................................................................................15
Table 16: GPIO Header ............................................................................................................15
Table 17: FAN Header ..............................................................................................................16
Table 18: RTC Header ..............................................................................................................16
Table 19: Front Panel Header ...................................................................................................16
Table 23: States for a One-Color Power LED ............................................................................17
Table 24: Battery Connector .....................................................................................................18
Table 25: LED Functionality ......................................................................................................20

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Introduction

1. INTRODUCTION
The Inforce IFC946X delivers unprecedented embedded computer features in an extremely power
efficient, low-profile Pico-ITX platform. Powered by the Intel Atom Processor E6xx, the IFC946X is
packed with crucial features that solve todays design challenges for connectivity, user interface, storage
and size. These features make the platform ideal for demanding applications including point-of-sale
terminals, digital signage, kiosks and other all-in-one (AIO) system solutions that require reliable
operation in difficult environments.

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2. BOARD FEATURES
This chapter briefly describes the main features of Inforce Single Board Computer IFC946X.
The board features are summarized in the below Table 1

Table 1: Board Features


Form Factor

Pico-ITX (100 millimeters[3.9 inches] x 72 millimeters [2.8 inches])

Processor

Soldered-down Intel Atom Processor E6xx, , 600MHz - 1.6 GHz

Main Memory
Chipset
Internal Graphics
Display
Audio
Expansion
Capabilities
Storage
Peripheral
Interfaces

Onboard 1GB DDR2, 800 MHz system memory

Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T


On Chip GPU up to 400MHz
 VGA
 LVDS
Intel High Definition Audio:
 Speaker header
 Buzzer
 1x MiniPCIe slot
 1 SATA port (1.5 Gb/s)
 mSATA
2x USB 2.0 connector(dual stacked)

Boot Loader

Preinstalled BLDK2

LAN Support

Gigabit Ethernet

Power Input

+5V / DC

Power
Management

Environment

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 Wake on PCI Express and LAN






Operating Temperature: -5 C to 70 C
o
o
Storage Temperature: -20 C to 80 C
Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
RoHS compliant
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2.1 BOARD COMPONENTS


The location of the major components on Inforce Single Board Computer IFC946X is displayed as shown
in the Figure 1.

Figure 1: Board IFC946X Components(TOP)

Label

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Label

Description

DDR2 SDRAM(U2&U3)
SDRAM

FAN Header(P11)

AUDIO header(P2)

USB Connector(J7)

SPEAKER headers(J1&J2)

GigE PHY(U16)

Front Panel header(P1)


header

GigE Connector(J6)

SATA Connector(J4)

VGA Connector(J9)

SATA PWR header(J3)

VGA Controller(U22)

GPIO Header(P10)

Power Jack(J8)

PCH(U7)

LVDS Backlight Header(P4)

UART Header(P49)

LVDS Connector(JP1)
(JP1)

CPLD(U18)

Processor(U10)

UART header(P3)

SPI Flash(U5)

RTC header(J5)

Clock Chip(U9)

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Figure 2: Board IFC946X Components(BOTTOM)

Label

Description

Label

Description

AA

AUDIO CODEC(U29)

AC

Buzzer(BUZ1)

AB

DDR2 SDRAM(U27&U28)

AD

MiniPCIe Connector(J11)

2.1.1 FORM FACTOR


IFC946X is Pico-ITX (Pico-ITX (100 millimetre [3.9 inches] x 72 millimetres [2.8 inches])form factor board

2.1.2 PROCESSOR
IFC946X includes a Tunnel Creek - Intel Atom E6xx and can support SKUs 600MHz, 1GHz 1.3GHz and
1.6 GHz. processor. The processor is soldered to the Board and is not field-upgradeable..
NOTE
The board is designed to be passively cooled in a properly ventilated chassis. Chassis venting
locations are recommended above the processor heatsink area for maximum heat dissipation
effectiveness. The final colling requirement of the board will depend on the In-system temperatures
and accordingly a cooling solution has to be designed.

2.1.3 SYSTEM MEMORY


IFC946X Board can support either 512 MB or 1 GB of DDR2 800 MHz memory. The system memory is
soldered on the board directly and hence cannot be field upgraded.

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2.1.4 CHIPSET
IFC946X Board has Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T

2.1.5 INTERNAL GRAPHICS


IFC946XBoard supports on chip GPU up to 400 MHz

2.1.6 DISPLAY
IFC946XBoard has both VGA connector and LVDS connector for flat panels and touch screens.
 The VGA port supports analog displays. The maximum supported resolution is 1920 x1080p
 The LVDS port supports digital displays. The maximum supported resolution is 1920 x1080p

2.1.7 AUDIO
IFC946X Board has Intel High Definition Audio Front and rear panel microphone/headphone header and
internal Buzzer
NOTE
Microphone/Headphone header can be configured, at either front panel or rear panel.

2.1.8 EXPANSION CAPABILITIES


IFC946XBoard supports one mini PCI express slot.

2.1.9 STORAGE
IFC946XBoard supports:
 One SATA ports 1.5 GB/s per slot.

2.1.10 PERIPHERAL INTERFACES


IFC946XBoard has following peripheral interfaces.
 2x USB 2.0 connector

2.1.11 WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY


IFC946XBoard has one Mini PCI express slot and USB2.0 interface which can support standard Wireless
cards for providing wireless connectivity with the board.

2.1.12 BOOTLOADER
IFC946XBoard comes with preloaded BLDK2.
For more details on the other bootloaders contact Tech support.

2.1.13 WIRED NETWORK SUPPORT


IFC946XBoard has the following wired network interfaces.

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Gigabit Ethernet

NOTE
WoL features have not been tested in the initial versions and are planned in the next releases.

2.1.14 POWER
IFC946XBoard works from
 +5V DC adapter input.

2.1.15 POWER MANAGEMENT


IFC946XBoard has following power management.
 Support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
 Wake on PCI Express and LAN

2.1.16 ENVIRONMENT
IFC964X Board should work on following environment.
 Operating Temperature: -5OC to 70OC
 Storage Temperature: -20 to 80 C
 Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
 ROHS compliant
 UL Certification (Planned in future releases)
NOTE
Emission Certifications can be done on request depending on the system requirements. Contact
techsupport/Sales teams for more details.

2.1.17 OPERATING SYSTEM SUPPORT


The board has been validated against the following Linux distributions:
 Fedora 14

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3. INSTALLING BOARD COMPONENTS


This chapter tells you how to:
 Connect SATA drives
 Connect internal headers
 Connect Front Panel header
 Connect Power Adapter
 Replace the battery

3.1 BEFORE YOU BEGIN


CAUTION
The procedures in this chapter assume familiarity with the general terminology associated with
personal computers and with the safety practices and regulatory compliance required for using and
modifying electronic equipment.
Disconnect the Development kit from its power source and from any telecommunications links,
networks, or modems before performing any of the procedures described in this chapter. Failure to
disconnect power, telecommunications links, networks, or modems before you open the
Development kit or perform any procedures can result in personal injury or equipment damage.
Some circuitry on the board can continue to operate even though the front panel power button is
off.
Follow these guidelines before you begin installing the IFC946X Board:




Always follow the steps in each procedure in the correct order.


Set up a log to record information about your Development kit, such as model, serial
numbers, installed options, and configuration information.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage components. Perform the procedures described in
this chapter only at an ESD workstation using an antistatic wrist strap and a conductive foam
pad. If such a station is not available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an
antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a grounded surface.

3.2 INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS


When you install and test the Inforce Board, observe all warnings and cautions in the installation
instructions.
To avoid injury, be careful of:
 Sharp pins on connectors or headers
 Sharp pins on printed circuit assemblies
 Rough edges and sharp corners on the chassis
 Hot components (such as voltage regulators and heat sinks)
 Damage to wires that could cause a short circuit
Observe all warnings and cautions and contact qualified technical personnel, if required.
Use only the proper power supply.

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3.3 PREVENT POWER SUPPLY OVERLOAD


Use only the power adapter provided with the Development Kit.

3.4 OBSERVE SAFETY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS


Read and adhere to the instructions in this section and the instructions supplied with the chassis and
associated modules. If you do not follow these instructions and the instructions provided by chassis and
module suppliers, you increase safety risk and the possibility of noncompliance with regional laws and
regulations.

3.5 INSTALLING AND REMOVING THE BOARD


CAUTION
Only qualified technical personnel should do this procedure. Disconnect the computer from its
power source before performing the procedures described here. Failure to disconnect the power
before you open the computer can result in personal injury or equipment damage.

Refer to your chassis manual for instructions on installing and removing the Board.

Figure 3: IFC946X Mounting Screw Holes

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3.6 CONNECTING SATA DRIVES


DRIV
IFC964X supports four SATA drives through four SATA connectors.
To connect a SATA drive to the Board:
1. Observe the precautions in
inBefore You Begin.
2. Attach one end of the SATA data cable to a SATA connector on the board Figure 4.
3. Attach the other end of the SATA data cable and SATA Power Cable to the board as shown in
the.Figure 5

Figure 4: Connecting the SATA Data and Power Cables

Figure 5: Connecting the SATA Data and Power Cables to Board

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3.7 CONNECTING TO THE INTERNAL HEADERS AND


CONNECTORS
Before connecting cables to the internal headers or connectors, observe the precautions in Before You
Begin. Figure 6 and Figure 7shows
shows the location of the boards internal connectors and headers;
Table 2 describes the internal connectors and headers identified in below Figure 5.
5

Figure 6:
6 Internal Headers and Connectors (TOP)

Figure 7: Internal Headers and Connectors(BOT)

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Table 2: Internal Connectors and Headers


Label
A

Description
AUDIO header(P2)

Label

Description

FAN Header(P11)

SPEAKER headers(J1&J2)

USB Connector(J7)

Front Panel header(P1)

GigE Connector(J6)

SATA Connector(J4)

VGA Connector(J9)

SATA PWR header(J3)

Power Jack(J8)

GPIO Header(P10)

LVDS Backlight Header(P4)

UART Header(P49)

LVDS Connector(JP1)

UART header(P3)

MiniPCIe Connector(J11)

RTC header(J5)

3.8 INTERNAL CONNECTORS AND HEADERS


Table 3 through Table 18list the signal names for the internal connectors and headers.

Table 3: Mini PCIe Connecter


Pin No

Pin Name

Description

Pin No

Pin Name

Description

WAKE#

PCIE_WAKE_N

+3.3Vaux_2

RSVD1

No Connect

GND4

Ground

RSVD2

No Connect

+1.5V_6

1.5V Supply

CLKREQ#

MINIPCIE_CLKREQ_N

RSVD13

No Connect

GND9

Ground

10

RSVD14

No Connect

11

REFCLK-

MINIPCIE_CLK_N

12

RSVD15

No Connect

13

REFCLK+

MINIPCIE_CLK_P

14

RSVD16

No Connect

15

GND15

Ground

16

RSVD17

No Connect

17

RSVD3

No Connect

18

GND18

Ground

19

RSVD4

No Connect

20

W_DISABLE#

W_DISABLE#

21

GND21

Ground

22

PERST#

CB_RESET_N

23

PER_N0

CONN_RX_N

24

+3.3Vaux_24

3.3V Supply

25

PER_P0

CONN_RX_P

26

GND26

Ground

27

GND27

Ground

28

+1.5V_28

1.5V Supply

29

GND29

Ground

30

SMB_CLK

SMB_CLK_BUF

31

PET_N0

CONN_TX_N

32

SMB_DATA

SMB_DATA_BUF

33

PET_P0

CONN_TX_P

34

GND34

Ground

35

GND35

Ground

36

USB_D-

USB_P5_N

37

GND37

Ground

38

USB_D+

USB_P5_P

39

+3.3Vaux_39

3.3V Supply

40

GND40

Ground

41

+3.3Vaux_41

3.3V Supply

42

LED_WWAN#

No Connect

43

GND_43

Ground

44

LED_WLAN#

No Connect

45

RSVD9

No Connect

46

LED_WPAN#

No Connect

47

RSVD10

No Connect

48

+1.5V_48

1.5V Supply

49

RSVD11

No Connect

50

GND50

Ground

51

RSVD12

No Connect

52

+3.3Vaux_52

3.3V Supply

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53

GNDM1

Ground

54

GNDM2

Ground

55

EXP1

No Connect

56

EXP2

No Connect

Table 4: VGA Connector Pinout


Pin No

Description

MONRED

MONGREEN

MONBLUE

NC

GND

AGND

AGND

AGND

5V_VGA

10

GND

11

NC

12

MONSDA

13

MONHSYNC

14

MONVSYNC

15

MONSCL

G1

GND

G2

GND

Table 5: Gig Eth Connector Pin Out


Pin
No

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Pin Name

Description

Pin No

Pin Name

Description

GBE_MDI0_P

GBE_MDI0_N

GBE_MDI1_P

GBE_MDI1_N

GND

GND

GBE_MDI2_P

GBE_MDI2_N

GBE_MDI3_P

10

10

GBE_MDI3_N

11

GLEDA

GLEDA

12

GLEDK

GLEDK

13

YLEDA

YLEDA

14

YLEDK

YLEDK

15

SH1

SHIELD GND

16

SH2

SHIELD GND

17

SH3

NC

18

SH4

NC

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Table 6: SATA Connector Pinout


Pin No

Pin Name

Description

GND1

GND

TX_P

SATA0_TX_P

TX_N

SATA0_TX_N

GND2

GND

RX_N

SATA0_RX_N

RX_P

SATA0_RX_P

GND3

GND

G1

G1

G2

G2

Table 7: SATAPower Connector Pinout


Pin

Signal Name

+5 VDC

Ground

Table 8: USB Connector Pinout


Pin No

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Pin Name

Description

UT1

5V_SUPPLY

UT2

USB_P3_N

UT3

USB_P3_P

UT4

GND

UB1

5V_SUPPLY

UB2

USB_P1_N

UB3

USB_P1_P

UB4

GND

MH1

GND

10

MH2

GND

11

MH3

GND

12

MH4

GND

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Table 9: LVDS Connector


Pin No

Pin Name

Description

Pin
No

Pin Name

Description

NC

No Connect

NC

No Connect

LCD_VCC

3.3V

GND

Ground

LVDS_CLK_N

Clock Signal +

LVDS_CLK_P

Clock Signal -

LCD_VCC

3.3V

GND

Ground

LVDS_DATA0_N

DATA0-

10

LVDS_DATA0_P

DATA0+

11

LVDS_DATA1_N

DATA1-

12

LVDS_DATA1_P

DATA1+

13

LVDS_DATA2_N

DATA2-

14

LVDS_DATA2_P

DATA2+

15

LVDS_DATA3_N

DATA3-

16

LVDS_DATA3_P

DATA3+

17

LVDS_DDC_DAT

DDC DATA

18

LVDS_DDC_CLK

DDC CLOCK

19

IOH_GPIO1

GPIO

20

IOH_GPIO2

GPIO

21

IO_I2C_DATA

I2C Data

22

IO_I2C_CLK

I2C Clock

23

NC

No Connect

24

NC

No Connect

25

NC

No Connect

26

NC

No Connect

27

V3P3_S

3.3V

28

NC

No Connect

29

NC

No Connect

30

NC

No Connect

M1

NC

Mechanical Pin

M3

NC

Mechanical Pin

M2

NC

Mechanical Pin

M4

NC

Mechanical Pin

Table 10: LVDS Backlight Header


Pin No

Pin Name

Description

V5PS

5V Supply

GND

Ground

LVDS_BKLTEN

Backlight Enable

LVDS_BKLTCTL

Backlight Control

Table 11: Front panel Header

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Pin

Pin

No

Name

Description

Pin

Pin

No

Name

Description

V5 SUPPLY

GPIO_GREEN_BLNK

HDD_LED

GPIO_YELLOW_BLNK

GND

PWRBTN_N

CB_SYS_RESET_N

GND

V5 SUPPLY

10

10

NC

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Table 12: AUDIO Header


Pin
No

Pin
Name

Description

Pin
No

Pin
Name

Description

MIC1_L

AGND

MIC1_R

PRESENCE#

FR_HP_OUTR

MIC1_JD

AGND

NC

FR_HP_OUTL

10

10

HP_JD

Table 13: Speaker Header


Pin No

Pin Name

Description

SPK_OUT_L_P

SPK_OUT_L_N

Pin No

Pin Name

Description

SPK_OUT_R_P

SPK_OUT_R_N

Table 14: UART Header


Pin

Pin

Description

Pin

Pin

No

Name

Description

No

Name

3.3V Supply

GND

UART1_IOH_TXD

UART1_IOH_RXD

Table 15: UART Header(8-wire)


Pin

Pin

No

Name

Description

Pin

Pin

No

Name

Description

UART0_IOH_DCD_N

UART0_IOH_RXD

UART0_IOH_TXD

UART0_IOH_DTR_N

GND

UART0_IOH_DSR_N

UART0_IOH_RTS_N

UART0_IOH_CTS_N

UART0_IOH_RI_N

10

10

NC

Table 16: GPIO Header

001708 Rev. B

Pin No

Pin Name

Description

Pin
No

Pin Name

Description

VCC

IOH_GPIO7

IOH_GPIO8

IOH_GPIO9

IOH_GPIO10

GND

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Table 17: FAN Header


Pin No

Pin Name

Description

NC

5V Supply

GND

Table 18: RTC Header


Pin No

Pin Name

Description

GND

VCC

NOTE
The pinouts are subjected to change in the subsequent revision of the board.

3.9 FRONT PANEL HEADER


This section describes the functions of the front panel header. Table 13lists the signal names of the front
panel header Figure 6 is a connection diagram for the front panel header.

Table 19: Front Panel Header


Pin

Signal

In/
Out

Description

Pin

Signal

Hard Drive Activity LED

Description

Power LED

HD_PWR

Out

Hard disk LED


pull-up to +5 V

HDR_BLNK_GR
N

Out

Front panel
green LED

HDA#

Out

Hard disk active


LED

HDR_BLNK_YE
L

Out

Front panel
yellow LED

Reset Switch
5

Ground

FP_RESET#

In

On/Off Switch

Ground

FPBUT_IN

Reset switch

Ground

Power
9

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In/
Out

+5V

In

Power switch
Ground

Not Connected
Power

10

N/C

Not connected

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Figure 8: Connection Diagram for Front Panel Header

Hard Drive Activity LED Pins


Pins 1 and 3 can be connected to an LED to provide a visual indicator that data is being read from or
written to a hard drive. Proper LED function requires one of the following:
 A SATA hard drive connected to an onboard SATA connector
 Intel Z-U130 USB Solid State Drive (or compatible device) connected to one of the front
panel USB headers
Reset Switch Pins
Pins 5 and 7 can be connected to a momentary single pole, single throw (SPST) type switch that is
normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and runs the POST.
Power/Sleep LED Pins
Pins 2 and 4 can be connected to a one- or two-color LED Table 14 shows the possible states for a onecolor power LED.

Table 20: States for a One-Color Power LED


LED State

Description

Off

Power off/hibernate (S5/S4)

Steady Green

Running/Away (S0)

Power Switch Pins


Pins 6 and 8 can be connected to a front panel momentary-contact power switch. The switch must pull
the SW_ON# pin to ground for at least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. (The time
requirement is due to internal debounce circuitry on the board.) At least two seconds must pass before
the power supply will recognize another on/off signal.

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3.10 POWER SUPPLY CONNECTORS




External Power Supply the board can be powered with a 5 V external powers supply
though a DC connector on the IO back panel. The rear 5 VDC jack accepts plugs with an
inner diameter (ID) of 2.5 mm and an outer diameter (OD) of 5.5 mm, where the inner contact
is 5 V and the shell is GND.
Internal Power Supply the board can alternatively be powered via a Li-Ion dual cell battery
through a battery connector are shown in Table 15.

Table 21: Battery Connector


Pin

Signal Name

VBAT

Ground

NOTE
Use of an external 5 VDC power supply is preferred. Battery is supported only in selected variants.

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3.11 REPLACING THE RTC BATTERY


A coin-cell battery powers the IFC964XBoards real-time clock and CMOS memory. When the board is
not plugged into a wall socket, the RTC battery has an estimated life of three years. When the board is
plugged in, the standby current from the power supply extends the life of the battery.
When the voltage drops below a certain level, settings stored in CMOS RAM (for example, the date and
time) might not be accurate. Replace the RTC battery with an equivalent one. Figure 6 shows the location
of the battery.
CAUTION
Risk of explosion if the battery is replaced with an incorrect type Batteries should be recycled
where possible. Disposal of used batteries must be in accordance with local environmental
regulations.

To replace the battery, follow these steps:


1. Observe the precautions in Before You Begin
2. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the board. Disconnect the boards power chord from
the AC power source (wall outlet or power adapter).Or disconnect the battery if connected to the
internal Li-Ion battery header.
3. Locate the RTC battery on the board (seeFigure 9).
4. Remove the batteryassembly from the Board battery connector (seeFigure 9).
5. Replace the batteryassemblyin the board with a new similar battery.

Figure 9: Removing the Battery

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4. BOARD USAGE
4.1 BOARD POWER UP
The board can be powered up by connecting 5V/3A power supply to the DC jack. If Auto power on is not
enabled, the Power button (S inFigure 1) has to be pressed, for switching on the system.
The board can be reset using the Reset button (R inFigure 1).

4.2 LED INDICATION


Table 22: LED Functionality
LED
D1

001708 Rev. B

LED Name
Power OK

Color
Green

Function
Indicates that all power rails
in the board are OK.

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5. CONTACT INFORMATION
USA (Corporate Headquarters)
Inforce Computing Inc.
48820 Kato Road, # 600B
Fremont, California 94538 USA.
Phone: +1 510 683 9999
Fax: +1 510 683 9909
INDIA - KOCHI
Inforce Computing (India) Private Ltd.
60/2477, 3rd Floor
M.G. Road, Kochi - 682 016,
Kerala, India.
Phone: +91-484-3057100
INDIA - BENGALURU
Inforce Computing (India) Private Ltd.
# 24, 3rd Floor, 1st cross,
Magrath Road, Bengaluru - 560 025
Karnataka, India.
Phone: +91-80-25566699

For technical assistance refer:

http://www.inforcecomputing.com/techweb

For technical support contact:

techsupport@inforcecomputing.com

For sales contact:

sales@inforcecomputing.com

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