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Fujitsu Siemens Futro S200 Thin Client

The Fujitsu Siemens S200 is one of the larger thin clients around. It's neatly packaged and, although not as power hungry as the s400, does carry the same warning label about using it vertically with a stand.

A datasheet I found on the S200 is dated July 2004.

Specifications

The basic specs for the S200 are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
Transmeta TM5800
800MHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
32MB CF
128MB (max 512MB?)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
   Connector
SiS315?
32 bit colors, 1600 x 1200 / 85 Hz
VGA
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100
4 x USB2.0
1
1
Kybd & mouse
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
100-240V 50/60Hz
IEC
2W
13W
16W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)246 x 48 x 177

My S200 came with eLux NG as the operating system.

Power Supply

The S200 has an internal power supply and uses a standard IEC connector.

CPU

The S200 is fitted with a Transmeta Crusoe clocked at 800MHz.

The Linux cpuinfo reports:

vendor_id:GenuineTMx86
cpu family:5
model:4
model name:Transmeta(tm) Crusoe(tm) Processor TM5800
stepping:3
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr cx8 sep cmov mmx longrun lrti constant_tsc

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Transmeta Corporation LongRun Northbridge (rev 03)
00:00.1 RAM memory: Transmeta Corporation SDRAM controller
00:00.2 RAM memory: Transmeta Corporation BIOS scratchpad
00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 315PRO PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)

Disassembly

This is fairly straight forward. First remove the two screws that hold on the front cover. The front cover can then be gently slid forward. I found it to be a snug fit and it needed a bit of gentle encouragement to move. Next remove the two screws on the rear that hold on the top cover. This can then be removed.

Motherboard

The motherboard is labelled as a TR5670 Rev 1.33. Click on the photograph to get a more detailed view of the circuit board.

Expansion

Futro S200 circuit board

Flash: The board is fitted with an Compact Flash socket so increasing the size of the flash is easy. There is also a 40-pin IDE socket. I haven't yet experimented with that.

RAM: The board has a single SODIMM socket for DDR memory. Mine came fitted with a PC2700S 128MB part - MT4VDDT1664HG-335F3. A 256MB part worked. Currently I have no 512MB part to try. I believe the integrated northbridge of the TM5800 will only support up to 512MB of DDR RAM.

USB: There are two USB 2.0 sockets on the front and two on the rear.

PCI: There is a PCI socket. My S200 came with a riser card.

Note: The power supply in the S200 delivers only +5V. However the PCI bus standard does include -12V on pin B1 and +12V on pin A2. These voltages are absent on the S200. This may affect any PCI expansion card you fit. A prime example are PCI sound cards where the +12V supply line is often used to power the on-card audio amplifier. You may think there's a software problem as you have no sound, but in reality it's the final amplifier stage that isn't working.

There are a couple of ways out of this:

  1. Some users have found that connecting the +5V line to the +12V line is all that's required. The on-board amplifier still works reasonably even though the power supply has been dropped to 5V.
  2. You can fit one of the many small and cheap DC-DC step up converters to provide the requisite 12V.

DC step up converter A typical 1A step-up converter available for <£2 on eBay.

 


Any comments? email me. Added May 2014    Last update March 2021