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Igel H700C Thin Client

In the photo above I've included an Igel M300C to illustrate that the UD5 series is noticeably larger than the UD3 series. The H700C is the core of Igel's UD5 (Generation 2) line of thin clients.

There is nothing on the hardware that indicates the date of manufacture but the Universal Desktop line was launched in January 2009

Specifications

The basic specs are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
Via C7 LP
1.5GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
1GB
512MB (max 2GB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
Via Chrome 9
1920 x 1200 32-bit colour
Ports
   Video
   Network
   USB

   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
1 x DVI-I & 1 x DVI-D
10/100/1000
2 x USB2.0 front
4 x USB2.0 rear
2
none
Kybd
Power
   Supply
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
12V 4A (label)
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
1W
15W
21W
Dimensions
W x H x D5.8cm x 23.0cm x 21.5cm (without stand)

The H700C runs either Igel Linux(LX) or Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard (ES).

Power Supply

The IGEL H700C uses an external 12V supply with a conventional 5.5mm/2.1mm coaxial type connector. Although the label on the H700C gives the figures 12V 4A/48W (max) I find that the H700C actually runs with a modest power consumption of 15~21W. Naturally this will rise if you fit a PCI card or add other hardware.

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 C7 Processor 1500MHz
stepping:0
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 tm nx pni est tm2 xtpr rng rng_en ace ace_en ace2 ace2_en phe phe_en pmm pmm_en

PCI

The Linux lspci command produces:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 I/O APIC Interrupt Controller
00:00.6 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Security Device
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (rev 80)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 PCI to PCI Bridge Controller (rev 80)
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b0)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b0)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b0)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b0)
00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 90)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237S PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/8251 Ultra VLINK Controller
00:13.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge
00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC] (rev 01)
04:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
80:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller (rev 10)

Expansion

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Flash: The flash memory is easily replaceable. It is a Compact Flash card. There is also a 44-pin IDE connector adjacent to the Compact Flash socket that you can see in the top left of the photo. On the top corner of the board is a link J6 that switches the Compact Flash socket between being the master or the slave on the IDE interface.

RAM: The RAM is a single DDR2 SO-DIMM. The datasheet lists this as a DDR2-667 and gives the maximum size as 2GB. The 512MB part fitted to my H700C is actually a DDR2 533 part.

PCI: There is a PCI socket on the board plus right-angled riser so that a PCI expansion card can fitted within the H700C's case.

Parallel Port: Apparently a parallel port is available within the foot of the case. There is a 44-pin connector (bottom right in the photo) that provides the connector for this expansion.

USB: One thing of note with the USB ports. I found two of the sockets on the rear to be quite close to the plastic case. I couldn't plug my pen drive into either of these sockets as it was too wide.

 


Any comments? email me.    Last update February 2015