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HP t5570 Thin Client

The label identifies this "Regulatory Model" as the HSTNC-012-TC. There is no data of manufacture but the 'quick specs' data sheet (version 8) was printed in February 2013.

I did find a report that in early 2011 HP announced

...its new T5500 series Thin Clients, the HP t5550, t5565 and t5570 Thin Clients in advance of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. The series replaces the midrange of HP's previous 54xx Thin Client series.

From this I guess the t5550/t5565/t5570 share a common hardware base.

Specifications

Processor
   TypeVIA Nano u3500
   Speed1GHz
Memory
   Flash2GB
   RAM1GB (max 4GB)
Operating System
 WES 2009
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
   Connectors
VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 GPU
1920 x 1200 32-bit colour
DVI-I & DVI-D
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
6 x USB2.0
1
1
KYBD & Mouse
Power
   Input
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
19V 3.42A (from label)
Coax: 4.8mm/1.7mm??
0 W
8W
~11W
Dimensions (without stand)
W x H x D59mm x 210mmm x 216mm

The chipset is the VIA VX900 unified North/South Bridge.

The HP 'Quick Specs' data sheet includes the comment:

NOTE: The table represents a sample of possible modes that this controller is capable of displaying but various factors such as the capability and EDID info returned by the attached monitor, the interface used (DVI-I or DVI-D), and dual monitor mode may limit the availability of modes, color depth, and or refresh rate.

CPU

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

vendor_id:CentaurHauls
cpu family:6
model:15
model name:VIA Nano U3500@1000MHz
stepping:10
flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc rep_good pni monitor vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 popcnt rng rng_en ace ace_en ace2 phe phe_en pmm pmm_en lahf_lm ida

PCI

From the Linux lspci command:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 Host Bridge: Host Control (rev 80)
00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 Error Reporting
00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 CPU Bus Controller
00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 DRAM Bus Control
00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 Power Management and Chip Testing Control
00:00.5 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 APIC and Central Traffic Control
00:00.6 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 Scratch Registers
00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 North-South Module Interface Control
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 Graphics [Chrome9 HD]
00:01.1 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. Device 9170
00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 PCI Express Root Port 0
00:03.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 PCI Express Root Port 1
00:03.2 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 PCI Express Root Port 2
00:03.3 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 PCI Express Root Port 3
00:03.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 PCI Express Physical Layer Electrical Sub-block
00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 Serial ATA Controller
00:10.0 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.1 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.2 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xx/62xx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a0)
00:10.4 USB controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 90)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX900 Bus Control and Power Management
00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX8xx South-North Module Interface Control
00:13.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VX855/VX875/VX900 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller (rev 20)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)

Power Supply

The unit requires a 19V supply. The one provided is rated at 3.42A. The power connector is a standard yellow-tip coax plug. I measure the external diameter as ~5mm but can't accurately measure the pin diameter on the socket. What I can say is that is smaller than 2.1mm. Some HP/Compaq PSU listings on eBay have the headline "Standard HP Compaq DC Power Plug 4.8mm x 1.5mm / 1.7mm Yellow Tip Connector". Make of that what you will.

Expansioninside

(Click on the photo for a larger version).

Flash: The Flash memory (top left in the photograph) is easily replaceable. It's a DOM plugged into a standard 44-pin IDE connector. There is also a SATA socket (top right in the photograph). The chipset data sheet says this is a SATA II interface (3Gbps). I've plugged in a SATA flash module from a Tadpole Pulsar thin client and had no trouble reading its contents.

RAM: The RAM is a standard DDR3 SODIMM. The one fitted in my t5570 is actually a 2GB SODIMM manufactured by hynix. It is marked: 2GB 1Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-B2. The part number is HMT325S6CFR8C-PB NO AA. An HP data sheet "HP t5565, t5570, t5570e Thin Clients, t510 Flexible Thin Client, and t5565z Smart Client - Statement of Volatility" shows a maximum of 4GB can be fitted.

USB: There are 6 USB ports; two on the front, two on the rear, and two 'secure' ports mounted under the top cover. The two on the front are recessed behind the front panel and I find the cheap 1GB pen drives that I use for testing won't fit thanks to the wide skirt.

PCI-E: There is a PCI-E mini socket close to the SATA socket. The datasheet implies this is for an Atheros wireless card (Form Factor: PCI-Express Half Mini Card).

Other: In a similar fashion to the t5540 et al there is a 14-pin header (CN5) adjacent to the VT1211 super IO chip. The LPC interface lines from the VT1211 appear to be tracked to this. I don't know what (if any) expansion modules are available for this.

SATA and PCIE connections on t5570

 


Any comments? email me. Added June 2014    Last update September 2015