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10ZiG 58xx thin client 1-Zig 58xx and Dell FX170

This 10ZiG thin client is a neat unit. The label on the bottom of the unit identifies it as a 58xx. The seller had wiped the flash memory so I do not know which model in the range it actually was. Although similar in style, it is larger than the Clientron U700/U800 based thin clients that preceded it - as shown in the photo with the U800 based Dell FX170.

I'm not too sure when the series was released, but I found press releases for the 5818v (April 2013) and the 5848c (April 2014). (The 10ZiG website is one of those very much founded in the present. There's very little there about past products. Google has also failed to find me any sort of datasheet on the 58xx series).

There is some information about the current 58xxq series - the 'q' indicating a quad core processor - but very little about the dual core 58xx series that preceded it.

Specifications

My summary:
Processor
   Type
   Speed
Intel Atom D2550 (Dual Core)
1.8GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
16GB
2GB (max 4GB?)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
GMA3650
1920x1200 ?-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
   Video
10/100/1000
5 x USB2.0(?)
0
0
1
2 x DVI
Power
   Plug
   Input
   Off
   Running
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
?W (datasheet)
0W
9W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)198 x 42 x 140

Thanks to the dearth of information on the 58xx I'm uncertain about exact model numbers and full specifications. However, using the 'wayback machine', I tracked down mention of:

ModelOSRAM (std/max)Storage
5872vLinux1GB/4GB1GB/2GB
5817vWES72GB/4GB16GB/64GB
5818vWE82GB/4GB16GB/64GB

Power Supply

The unit requires a 12V supply and uses a conventional 5.5mm/2.1mm coax connector. The 'D' version of the CPU does not include Intel's speed step technology and so the power consumption doesn't really change with workload.

CPU

Having booted Tinycore, /proc/cpuinfo shows:

vendor_id:GenuineIntel
cpu family:6
model:54
model name:Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D2550 @ 1.86GHz
stepping:1
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts nonstop_tsc aperfmperf eagerfpu pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm movbe lahf_lm dtherm arat

PCI

The Linux lspci command shows:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx DRAM Controller (rev 04)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)

Expansion

10ZiG 58xx Circuit Board As usual, clicking on the photo (right) will take you to a larger scale photos of the circuit board.

The case is fairly compact in size so there is little space to fit anything internally.

Flash: The Flash memory is replaceable. It's a DOM plugged into a 22-pin SATA connector connector. The disassembly instructions show you how to access it. The NM10 datasheet tells me it is a SATA II port. The actual 16GB SATA DOM is an Innodisk SATA Slim 3MG-P.

RAM: The RAM is a conventional DDR3 SODIMM plugged into a socket fitted on the top of the board. The fitted 204-pin SODIMM was a 2GB Aplus Technology part A+NDD31066-2G. This is a DDR3 1066MHz PC3-8500 part. I also tried out a 4GB PC3L part (4GB 1Rx8 PC3L-12800S-11-12-B4) from Nanya that worked, so both types are supported.

USB: There are two USB sockets on the front panel, two on the rear, and one in a concealed panel on the top of the unit. In the absence of a datasheet I don't know if any of them are to the USB 3.0 standard, but the Linux lsusb command only produces mention of 2.0 and 1.1 root hubs.

Mini PCI: There is an internal mini PCI socket where you could fit a wireless card. You can see from the photos below that it's not the easiest to access.

SATA: There is another on-board SATA socket with a power socket next to it. The pin furthest from the SATA socket carries +5V.

Other: If you remove the front panel you'll find a connector (CN10) behind the Mini PCI socket. I have no idea what it is for. Similarly there is a strip line connector (J4) on the edge of the board.

10ZiG 58xx USB compartment
The USB compartment on the top of the thin client.

10ZiG 58xx mini pcie connector
The Mini PCIe connector. This at the top and partially under the side panel. Anything inserted here mounts above the backup battery.

10ZiG 58xx mini pcie connector
A view looking vertically down on to the board where the mini-PCIE connector is. The connector J4 can be seen to the right just behind the USB connector.

 


Any comments? email me. Added August 2017