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Fujitsu Siemens S520: Hardware 


 


 

 



Futro S520 thin client

Overview

Checking to see when the s520 was launched I came across the following on a news site:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) - AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu selected the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC (system-on-chip), formerly codenamed "Steppe Eagle," for the newest additions to the FUJITSU Thin Client FUTRO family. The new FUJITSU FUTRO S920, S720 and S520 are powered by AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs that couple high performance computing and graphics capability in a highly integrated, low power design. The updated FUJITSU FUTRO thin clients deliver 20% higher frequency at the top end of the performance envelope compared to previous generations, delivered through the AMD G-Series SoC.

At first glance I thought this was another Fujitsu thin client based on a mini-itx mainboard, but a ruler tells me the board size is 160mm x 160mm rather than the 170mm of a standard mini-ITX board.

The mainboard is a Fujitsu D3314-A11. Like with other Fujitsu thin clients the mainboard is available in various builds with, I think, the -A11 variant being one of the lesser ones. Unfortunately I haven't been able to track down a technical manual for the board.

Specifications

The basic specs for the S520 are:

Processor
   Type/Speed AMD G series:
  GX-210HA @ 1.0GHz
or
  GX-212ZC @ 1.2GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
4GB/16GB microSSD
2GB/4GB (max ?GB)
Video
   Chip


   Resolution
  AMD Radeon HD 8210E (GX210HA)
or
  AMD Radeon R1E (GX212ZC)
1920 x 1200 32-bit colour
Ports
   Video
   Network
   USB

   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
1xDVI-I 1xDVI-D
10/100/1000
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.1
0
0
Kybd & mouse
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
19V-20V 2A (Label)
Coax 5.5mm/2.5mm
0W
3W
5W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)
(With stand)
185 x 88 x 174
170 x 43 x 174

My example of the S520 is fitted with the GX-210HA running at 1.0GHz, a 4GB microSSD and 2GB of RAM.

The Windows Embedded Standard 7 version comes with a 16GB microSSD and 4GB of RAM.

Disassembly

This is simple although not immediately obvious. 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 S520 uses an external power supply - needless to say my example came without one. The label on the case says 19V - 20V 2A. I used a 19V 3.4A PSU I had to hand. The interface plug is a standard 5.5mm/2.1mm coax plug.

My power monitor shows 4W with nothing connected to the PSU. When the s520 is plugged in and off it remains at 4W. When running it idles at 7W and rises to 9W when active. The S520 datasheet gives the power consumption as 3.5W for 'long idle' so it looks like the accurate figures are 0W/3W/5W.

CPU

My S520 is fitted with an AMD G-series GX-210HA running at 1.0GHz. This is a dual core CPU.

The Linux cpuinfo reports:

vendor_id:AuthenticAMD
cpu family:22
model:0
model name:AMD GX-210HA SOC with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
stepping:1
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt aes xsave avx f16c lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt topoext perfctr_nb bpext perfctr_llc hw_pstate proc_feedback ssbd vmmcall bmi1 xsaveopt arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold overflow_recov

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8310E]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 0
00:02.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Function 5
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)

Expansion

Fujitsu s520 Click on the photograph to get a more detailed view of the circuit board.

Flash: The Flash memory is soldered to the board and non-changeable. The data sheet identifies it as 'microSSD onboard flash memory with MLC technology'. In my S520 it is 4GB in size. The version that runs Windows Embedded has a 16GB version fitted.

RAM: The board has a single SODIMM socket for DDR3 memory. The S520 datasheet tells me it is DDR3, 1,600 MT/s, PC3-12800. My S520 has a Samsung part fitted: 2GB 1Rx16 PC3L-12800S-11-13-C3, part # M471B5674QH0-YK0. I also tried out a 4GB Elpida part (4GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-10-F3) that worked perfectly.

Fujitsu S520 PCIe socket PCIe: There is a PCIe/mCARD socket on the board.

Fujitsu S520 PCIe socket USB: It looks like there maybe an internal USB port(s) near to the RAM. I haven't checked this out.

 


Any comments? email me. Added August 2019