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Chip PC Technologies EX-PC

This Chip PC Technologies thin client is a small and neat unit. It is very clearly marked EX-PC on the side panel and elsewhere carries the model number XPD4741. However, their website in May 2014 shows the EX-PC as a totally different beast based on an AMD dual-core processor. (Don't you hate it when they change the hardware but not the name?). Their website is totally anchored in the present - even using their search engine and the term XPD4741 returns " did not match any entries", but using Google you can find some datasheets that they're holding.

The XPD4741 is a rebadged Clientron U800 series thin client which is also marketed as the 10ZiG RBT-616V).

Specifications

My summary:
Processor
   Type
   Speed
Intel Atom N270
1.6GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
2GB
1GB (max 2GB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
   Socket
Intel 945GSE
1920x1200 32-bit colour
DVI
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
4 x USB2.0
0
0
kybd
Power
   Plug
   Input
   Off
   Running
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
12V 12W (datasheet)
0
9W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)156 x 36 x 122

This runs Windows Embedded Standard (XPe SP3) 2009

Power Supply

The unit requires a 12V supply and uses a conventional 5.5mm/2.1mm coax connector.

CPU

Having booted Tinycore, /proc/cpuinfo shows:

vendor_id:GenuineIntel
cpu family:6
model:28
model name:Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.6GHz
stepping:2
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 xtpr pdcm movbe lahf_lm dtherm

PCI

Running the lspci command shows:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
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)
00:1d.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 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (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 03)

Expansion

XPD4741 internal view As usual, clicking on the photo (right) will take you to a larger scale photo of the circuit board.

It 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 standard 44-pin IDE connector.

RAM: The RAM is a single DDR2 SO-DIMM. The Clientron datasheet for the U800 says that it supports: "DDR2 400/533 from 256MB to 2GB"

Wireless: The datasheet does mention "Optional WLAN module" but I'm not sure where and how this is fitted.

 


Any comments? email me. Added May 2014    Last update February 2016