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alix6f2 System board
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Part numbers alix6f2 = 2 LAN / 1 miniPCI / 1 miniPCI Express / LX800 / 256 MB / USB / dual SIM socket
Spec
  • CPU: 500 MHz AMD Geode LX800
  • DRAM: 256 MB DDR DRAM
  • Storage: CompactFlash socket
  • Power: DC jack or passive POE, min. 7V to max. 20V
  • Three front panel LEDs, pushbutton
  • Expansion: 1 miniPCI slot, 1 miniPCI Express slot (USB only), LPC bus
  • Connectivity: 2 Ethernet channels (Via VT6105M 10/100)
  • I/O: DB9 serial port, dual USB port
  • Board size: 6 x 6" (152.4 x 152.4 mm)
  • Firmware: tinyBIOS
Customer options 44 pin IDE, I2C bus, buzzer, RTC battery
SIM socket ? By itself the SIM socket does not do anything. You need a 3G modem in the miniPCI express socket to get connectivity.
miniPCI Express ? This is a new standard for small size radio modules, using PCI Express and USB 2.0 connectivity. On ALIX, only USB 2.0 connectivity is supported. Some manufacturers of radio modules:
  • Ericsson
  • Novatel
  • Option
  • Sierra Wireless
  • wi-fi cards using PCI express will NOT work !
  • 3G Modem modules based on Qualcomm chipsets (most on the market) don't work reliably with the AMD CS5536 USB controller unless the USB rate is limited to 12 Mb/s !!! Please see our support forum or contact our technical support for more detailed instructions. Some Ericsson modules don't observe the reset signal, difficult to get a proper reset on warm reboot.
BIOS update note Board ID has been changed, flash updater will look for alix5.bin . Latest BIOS = v0.99m.
Changes from alix6e
  • Enhance resistance to injected RF energy.
  • Change chassis ground connections to enhance resistance to ESD / burst.
  • Disconnect miniPCI express pins 30 and 32 (SMBDAT / SMBCLK).
  • Reset controlled by USBEN2.
  • Shift miniPCI connector to fit larger Wifi modules (dcma82 / dnma92).
Manufacturer PC Engines
Origin Taiwan
Support info ALIX.2 series
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