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Igel One (L100)

The label on the side of this unit identifies it as an Igel L100. It is also known as the Igel One. As it runs Igel's Universal Desktop software I guess the Igel L100 could also be taken to be UD (series 1).

This model was launched in September 2009 and reached End-Of-Life at the end of 2010, with End-Of-Maintenance point being at the end of 2013.

There is no date of manufacture on my Igel One, but from the serial number (which begins 1209) and the date stamp on some of the plastic mouldings I assume it was manufactured at the end of 2009.

The Igel One is quite small and very light.

Specifications

The basic specs for Igel L100 are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
Via Eden
400MHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
1GB
512MB (max 1GB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
Via CN700
1920 x 1440 ?-bit colour
Ports
   Video
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
VGA
10/100
2 x USB2.0 rear
none
none
Kybd
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Running
9W/2W (data sheet)
Coax 5.5mm/2.5mm
0W
11W
Dimensions
W x H x D5.5cm x 17.4cm x 14.2cm

Power Supply

The IGEL L100 uses an external 12V power supply. The connector is a standard 5.5mm/2.5mm coaxial plug.

Disassembly

Looking at the rear panel you need to remove the four screws - two at the bottom and two at the top. You also need to remove the two threaded pillars either side of the VGA socket. After that you can remove the back panel and then the various other bits of the cover can be removed.

CPU

For those to whom it matters here is some detail from Linux's /proc/cpuinfo

vendor_id:CentaurHauls
cpu family:6
model:13
model name:VIA Eden Processor 400MHz
stepping:0
flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 tm nx up pni est tm2 xtpr rng rng_en ace ace_en ace2 ace2_en phe phe_en pmm pmm_en

PCI bus

Herewith the output from the Linux lspci command:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/P4M800 Pro/P4M800 CE/VN800 [S3 UniChrome Pro] (rev 01)

Expansion

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Flash: Unusually the 1GB flash memory can not be replaced. It's a single package SSD (SST85LD1001k) that also includes the IDE controller. It's soldered to the board close to the USB sockets.

RAM: There is a single 200-pin DDR2 SODIMM socket for the RAM. The 512MB ASint SODIMM supplied with the unit is labelled: DDRII 512MB-667 SSX264M8-J6EE.

Battery: The backup battery is a conventional CR2032 but, as you can see in the photograph, is not fitted in a socket but is wired into the board via a plug and socket.

Case: The centre of each cover has a plastic plug covering a hole - see the photo at the top of the page. The one on the right-hand-side (looking from the front) includes a threaded insert. I assume this can be used in some way to mount the unit. The photos below show the plug in place and removed.

Igel One cover

 


Any comments? email me. Added February 2016