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Fujitsu Siemens S450-2: Hardware 


 


 

 



Futro S450 thin client

Overview

It would appear that the S450 was launched at the beginning of 2009 and, like various other Futro thin clients, was based on a mini-ITX sized motherboard.

The S450 was fitted with an 800MHz AMD Sempron TF20 processor. Subsequently the S450-2 was launched. I did find a 'Brief Instructions' document for the S450-2 on the Fujitsu website dated December 2009. The '-2' variant was fitted with a 1GHz AMD Sempron 200U CPU and it is '-2' that is covered here.

From a label on the board it would appear that the mini-ITX board is a D2963-B11 GS2. Search for D2963 and you will find some datasheets on the Fujitsu website. (Note this is the B version, not the S version which has a slightly higher spec.)

My example came without flash or RAM.

Specifications

The basic specs for the S450 are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
AMD Sempron 200U
1GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
1GB
1GB (max 2GB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
AMD Radeon X1250
32 bit colors, 2048 x 1536
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
8 x USB2.0
1
0
Kybd & mouse
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
20V 3.25A (Label)
Coax 5.5mm/2.5mm
0W
13W
18W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)
(With stand)
266 x 97 x 191

My S450 came with no flash or RAM fitted. The datasheet gives the OS as 'eLux RL - Embedded Linux' and the chipset as: AMD M690E, SB600.

Disassembly

This is easy - although it had me flummoxed for a while as a snap assumption I made was wrong.

Undo two screws on the back and then the top cover and front panel slide forwards and then can be lifted away.

Power Supply

The S450 uses an external power supply - needless to say my example came without one. The label on the case says 20V 3.25A but I did notice that the motherboard manual says '19V +/- 10%'. I used a 19V 3.4A PSU I had to hand. The interface plug is a standard 5.5mm/2.5mm coax plug.

CPU

The S450 is fitted with an AMD Sempron 200U CPU clocked at 1GHz.

The Linux cpuinfo reports:

vendor_id:AuthenticAMD
cpu family:15
model:111
model name:AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 200U
stepping:2
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good cpuid extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch vmmcall

I haven't totally dismantled my S450 but it looks to me like the CPU is mounted directly to the motherboard. Unlike with the S400 there is no socket.

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI0)
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI1)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI2)
00:13.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI3)
00:13.4 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI4)
00:13.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB Controller (EHCI)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 IDE
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270]
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

Expansion

board

Space: There is space within the housing to take a PCI expansion card as can be seen in the photograph (right). However my example does not have a PCI socket fitted to the motherboard. It does mean that there is space for fitting internal hard drives, but unfortunately the motherboard lacks any IDE or SATA ports other than the Compact Flash socket.

From the slot on the front panel it looks like a smartcard reader is also an option. I assume this would connect to the spare USB ports on the edge of the motherboard (See below).

I would also note that this housing is used by a number of other Fujitsu thin clients.

Flash: The board is fitted with an Compact Flash socket. It's at the front of the circuit board and, unusually, the CF card stands vertically.

RAM: The board has a single SODIMM socket for DDR2 memory. The motherboard datasheet tells me it is DDR2 667/DDR2 800 SDRAM (SO-DIMM) and takes either 1GB or 2GB SODIMMs. I fitted a 1GB Hynix part: 1GB 2Rx16 PC2-6400S-666-12, part # HYMP112S64CP6-S6 AB-C.

The manual says: You may use only unbuffered 1.8 V memory modules without ECC. DDR2 memory modules must meet the PC2-5300U-(CL5) or PC2-6400U-(CL6) specification.

PCI: There is space on the board where a PCI socket could be fitted. As noted above such a socket is not fitted in my example of the S450-2.

USB: There is an internal USB strip line connector on the edge of the board near the compact flash card. I found that this supported two additional USB ports.

DVI-D: The manual indicates that there is provision for connecting a DVI-D socket to the board.

LVDS: In the photo you can see a small white DIL socket just above the smaller heatsink. This is marked LVDS. I believe (ie I haven't actually physically checked it) this to be the standard interface that is used in most laptops for connecting their screens to the motherboard. (See this Wikipedia article if you have any interest.)

Click on the photograph to get a more detailed view of the circuit board.

 


Any comments? email me. Added January 2019