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Cisco vcx-6215

This thin client comes from Cisco but it looks very much like that it is in reality a rebadged Wyse 7000 series thin client aka "The Z series" However the difference is more than having 'cisco' moulded into the plastic. The Wyse data sheets all mention "AMD Radeon HD 6320" for the graphics in their version, but the graphics in this unit, according to the Cisco datasheet and the output from lspci, is a Radeon 6310. So maybe we have a slightly dumbed-down version here? However we do have a mystery as the CPU clearly identifies itself as an AMD-G-T56N Processor. An AMD G series APU datasheet clearly shows the graphics in a T56N being a Radeon 6320. The single core T52R is the one that has the integrated Radeon 6310 graphics. Whatever the various bits of literature imply, we apparently have a dual core processor with integrated Radeon 6310 graphics.

Specifications

Processor
   Type
   Speed
Dual core AMD G-T56N
1.6GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
4GB
2GB
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
    DisplayPort
    DVI-I
    Dual display
Radeon HD6310

2560 x 1600 at 32 bits per pixel (bpp)
1920 x 1200 at 32 bpp
1920 x 1200 at 32 bpp
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
4 x USB2.0, 2 x USB3.0
0
0
0
Power
   Supply
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
19V 3.42A (Label)
5.5mm/2.5mm coax
1W
14W
16W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)200 x 47 x 225 (Excluding Stand)

The embedded operating system is SUSE Linux Enterprise.

CPU

Some details from /proc/cpuinfo.

vendor_id   : AuthenticAMD
cpu family  : 20
model       : 1
model name  : AMD G-T56N Processor
stepping    : 0
microcode   : 0x5000028
cpu MHz     : 1600.000
cpu cores   : 2
flags       : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36
              clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm
              constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni monitor ssse3 cx16
              popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse
              3dnowprefetch ibs skinit wdt arat hw_pstate npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
              pausefilter

PCI

The output of Linux's lspci:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc AMD Radeon HD 6310 GraphicsATI
00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Wrestler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6250/6310]
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:15.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:16.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express
                                                         Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
05:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 03)

Power Supply

The unit requires a 19V supply. The label on the bottom is marked "19V 3.42A". The plug on the power supply is a conventional 5.5mm x 2.5mm coax plug so be careful not to plug in into any 12V supply thin clients!

Expansion

Cisco VXC-6215 circuit board Flash: The Flash memory (bottom middle in the photograph) is easily replaceable. It's a DOM plugged into a standard SATA connector (combined data and power). There is also an adjacent SATA data socket. (More detail in the photo below).

RAM: Unusually The RAM is a standard DDR3 240-pin DIMM (I'm so used to seeing SODIMMs). The one fitted is manufactured by Apacer and is a 2GB part labelled PC3-10600 CL9. There are two DIMM sockets on the motherboard. The Cisco datasheet doesn't mention anything beyond the standard 2GB of RAM so we're left to guess what the maximum might be. The Wyse Z series data sheet does say "..expandable up to 8GB of RAM".

Cisco VXC6215 Mini PCIe and SATA socket Mini PCIe: Between the SATA DOM and the DIMM socket there is a MiniPCI Express socket.

Cisco VXC6215 internal USB socket USB: There are four USB 2.0 ports and two USB3.0 ports. The linux lsusb command indicates that there are a several more which would be for internal expansion. One obvious connection point is the yellow connector (CN13) near the battery. Having connected a standard motherboard-to-two-USB port cable to it I found I had two more USB ports.

Misc: There are various other connectors on the board. I assume the two connectors (CN5 & CN6) near the DVI connector are the factory fit legacy serial/parallel/keyboard/mouse connections. Either CN09 or CN11 will provide power for a second SATA drive. For the others, your guess is as good as mine.

Click on the photo for a larger version.

Added: April 2015.

 


Any comments? email me.    Last update April 2015