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Axel AX3000 M75C: Hardware 


 


 

 



Axel AX300 M75C

Overview

The Axel AX3000 M75C pops up from eBay from time-to-time. It is a small and light unit in a slim metal case which has obviously been designed by an engineer - just two sheets of bent metal! The thin client is based on the ST Microelectronics Atlas chip. The data sheet describes this as "X86 Core PC Compatible System-on-Chip for Terminals". Although the unit I have was manufactured in October 2008, the Atlas Datasheet I found is dated July 2002. It was in the obsolete products section of on the ST Microelectronics website. The CPU's part number is STPCI2HEYCE which breaks down as:

ST PrefixST Microelectronics
PC Product FamilyPC Compatible
I2 Product IDAtlas
H Core speed133MHz
E Memory speed100MHz
Y Package516 Overmoulded BGA
C Temperature RangeCommercial

The CPU has no heatsink and does get quite hot.

Specifications

The basic specs are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
ST Atlas
133MHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
?MB
128MB
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
Atlas
1024 x 768 24-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100
2 x USB1.1
2
1
Kybd & mouse
Power
   Off
   Running
0 W
9-12W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)30 x 270 x 216

Power Supply

board

The AX3000/M75C has an internal power supply. It requires a clover-leaf style mains connector.

Expansion

Neither the Flash memory nor the RAM in the M75C can be changed. The circuit board carries two 64MB RAM chips so there would appear to be 128MB of onboard RAM. With the flash there is a socketed chip (I haven't removed the label) which is usually the 'BIOS' chip. Other than that there is a 4Mbit flash memory chip. I have no idea how the firmware and non-volatile storage is spread between these.

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Any comments? email me.    Last update July 2010