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POS-563 Introduction

The POS-563 is a low cost, fanless Geode GX1-233 board especially designed for POS applications. The POS-563 is made with industrial grade construction that can better withstand constant 24 hour a day use, high vibration, shock, exposure to humidity, moisture and heat. The GX1- 233 processor allows for fanless operation that virtually eliminates heat buildup problems that has traditionally been the number one cause of failure in enclosed POS systems.

The POS-563 has one PCI/ISA expansion slot and four digital I/Os and four on-board serial ports each with +5 V/ +12 V power. These flexible I/Os have standard OLE interfacing that allow for application hardware independence to be realized. Peripherals ranging from bar code scanners, card readers, printers, cash drawers etc., are all easily supported. The POS-563 uses a standardized layout based on Western Digital's LPM/LPX form factor. It is 100% PC compatible and ready for any existing PC software or hardware.

Other on-board industrial features not found on conventional motherboards include a watchdog timer for dependability during unmanned operations, and CMOS backup to Flash ROM. An on-board SSD socket can support 512 KB of SRAM, Flash or EPROMs for POS data backup or floppy disk drive emulation. The on-board SSD socket can also be used to support DiskOnChip ?Flash modules.

POS-563 Features

  • NS Geode™ GX1-233 processor on board
  • Fanless operation
  • VGA/LCD controller with Universal Memory Architecture
  • Supports 18 bit TFT display
  • 10/100 Mbps PCI ethernet interface with wake-on-LAN support
  • 4 COM ports with power line support in Pin 9
  • Digital I/O (4 in & 4 out)
  • 2 parallel ports
  • 2 x USB
  • 4 Mbps FIR
  • Socket for DiskOnChip?/LI>
  • Watchdog timer: Software enabled/disabled 1 ~ 62 sec. selectable.
  • C&T69000 VGA/LCD controller for supporting DSTN panels & up to 36-bit XGA TFT LCD panels
  • AC97 audio interface

POS-563 Specification

Standard SBC Functions
  • Enhanced IDE: Supports up to four EIDE devices. BIOS auto-detect, PIO Mode 3 or Mode 4 transfer, Ultra DMA33 mode (ATA-4) up to 33 MB/sec
  • Serial ports: Four serial RS-232 ports, COM1,2, 3, 4, all provide power support
  • Infared port: Shared with COM4. Transfer rates up to 4 Mbps
  • Keyboard/mouse connector: Supports standard PS/2 keyboard and a PS/2 mouse
  • Power management: Supports power saving modes including Normal/Standby/Suspend modes. APM 1.1 compliant
  • Watchdog timer: 1 ~ 62 sec. selectable
  • USB interface: Two universal serial bus ports
  • FDD interface: Audio Function (POS-563F/FC only) Supports 360K/1.2M/720K/ 1.44MB/2.88MB up to two FDDs
  • Parallel port: Two parallel ports, supports EPP/ ECP mode
  • CPU: Embedded low power NS Geode GX1-233
  • BIOS: 2 Mbit Flash BIOS, supports Plug & Play, APM 1.2, Supports Ethernet boot ROM, boot from CD-ROM* and boot from LS-120 ZIP Drive, Optional customer icon available.
  • Chipset: NS CX 5530A
  • System Memory: One DIMM socket accepts 8 ~ 128 MB SDRAM (8/16/32/64/128 MB) 16 MB onboard DRAM (POS-563F/FC only)
Ethernet Interface
  • Chipset: RTL 8139C
  • Ethernet interface: PCI 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. IEEE 802.3 U protocol compatible
  • Connectors: On-board RJ-45 connector
  • I/O address switchless setting
  • Built-in boot ROM
Audio Function
  • (POS-563F/FC only)
    -Audio Controller: AC97 version 2.0 compliant interface
    -Audio interface: Microphone in, line in, CD audio in, line out, speaker L & Speaker R
VGA/LCD Interface
  • (POS-563FC only)
    -Chipset: C&T69000 2 MB SDRAM on chip
    -Interface: PCI interface, 64-bit engine
    -Display mode: Flat panel displays up to [email protected] bpp, [email protected] bpp, CRT monitors up to [email protected] bpp, [email protected] bpp
  • Display mode: supports 18-bit TFT LCD panel.
  • Chipset: CX5530A LCD/CRT controller
  • Interface: 16-bit graphic accelerator with 1 ~ 2 MB VRAM display memory
  • VGA: supports CRT and LCD display
  • Display mode: supports 18-bit TFT LCD panel.
Solid State Disk
  • Supports one socket for one DiskOnChip?/LI>
  • Supports one 50-pin socket for CompactFlash™ (POS-563F/FC only)
Mechanical and Environmental
  • Dimensions (L x W): 220 x 235 mm (8.7" x 9.25")
  • Power supply voltage: +5 V ? %
  • Power requirements: typical 5 [email protected] A (w/ GX1-233 MHz CPU & 128 MB RAM)
  • Operating temperature: 0 ~ 60?C (32 ~ 140?F)
  • Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)

POS-563 Ordering Information

  • POS-563-00A1 : NS Geode LPX POS SBC w/ VGA,LCD,Ethernet, SSD
  • POS-563F-00A1 : NS Geode LPX POS SBC w/ VGA, LCD, Ethernet, SSD, Audio, CFC &16 MB DRAM onboard
  • POS-563FC-00A1 : NS Geode LPX POS SBC w/ VGA, LCD, Ethernet, SSD, Audio, CFC,16 MB DRAM onboard & C&T69000 VGA/ LCD chipset

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