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Fujitsu Futro S720: Hardware 


 


 

 



Fujitsu Futro S720 Thin Client

Overview

The Fujitsu Futro S720 is a neat unit that is based on a Fujitsu mini-ITX motherboard (D3313). The S720 was announced in May 2014 and was based on an AMD 1st generation G-Series GX-217GA (1.65GHz, Dual Core, 1 MB, AMD Radeon HD 8280E). An upgraded version was announced a year later that was based on the AMD 2nd generation G-Series GX-222GC (2.20GHz, up to 2.4 GHz, Dual Core, 1 MB, AMD Radeon R5E).

An AMD press release of the time shows (for the 2nd Generation version):

ModelS920S920S720
MainboardD3313-ED3313-GD3313-F
SoCAMD G-Series GX-424CC
(2.40 GHz, Quad Core, 2 MB, AMD Radeon R5E)
AMD G-Series GX-222GC (2.20 GHz, up to 2.4 GHz, Dual Core, 1 MB, AMD Radeon R5E)

S720 board label Needless to say my S720 is the earlier model with the GX-217GA. Under the RAM is a label identifying the board as a D3313-B13 GS1. I'm not sure how you distinguish externally between the two models. The datasheet is no help. A search with Google found mention of various item model numbers for the different processor types:

  • GX-217A: VFY:S0720P8009FR VFY:S0720P8008DE VFY:S0720P4009GB
  • GX-222GC: VFY:S0720P702BDE VFY:S0720P702BFR

They all begin VFY:S0720P and end with a two digit country code. After that your guess is as good as mine.

Specifications

The basic specs for the S720 are:

Processor
   Type
   Model
   Speed
AMD G-Series
GX-217GA
1.65GHz 
GX-222GC
2.4GHz 
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
mSATA 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB
2GB/4GB (max 8GB)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution 
     DVI-I
     Display Port
Radeon 8280ERadeon R5E
32-bit Colour
19200 x 1200
upto 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100/1000
5 x USB2.0, 2 x USB3.1
1
0
Kybd & mouse
Power
   Power
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
19V-20V 2A (Label)
5.5mm/2.5mm coax
1W
6W
11W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)
(Without stand)
250 x 52 x 195

My S720 came with a 1.65GHz GX-217A CPU with Radeon 8280E graphics, 16GB mSATA SSD and 4GB of RAM. (The GX-222GC variant has Radeon R5E graphics). The licence sticker on the back of my S720 shows it had been running WS7P.

Going to the Fujitsu support site it looks a S720 could be running one of:

  • eLuxRP
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB (64-bit)
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WS7P) with Administrative Privileges and ...
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 (WS7P) with modular updates is end of life ...

Power Supply

The S720 uses an external 19V-20V power supply. The connector is a standard 5.5mm/2.5mm coax connector.

CPU

My S720 is fitted with an AMD 1st generation dual core GX-217GA CPU. From AMD's publicity material:

The AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform is a high-performance, low-power System-on-Chip (SOC) design, featured with enterprise-class error-correction code (ECC) memory support, dual and quad-core variants, integrated discrete-class GPU, and I/O controller on the same die.

The AMD G-Series SOC achieves superior performance per watt in the low-power x86 microprocessor class of products when running multiple industry-standard benchmarks.1 This helps enable the delivery of an exceptional HD multimedia experience and provides a heterogeneous computing platform for parallel processing. The small-footprint, ECC-capable SOC sets the new foundation for a power-efficient platform for content-rich multimedia processing and workload processing that is well suited for a broad variety of embedded applications.

According to the data sheet the associated GPU is:

  • AMD Radeon HD 8280E (in combination with AMD G-Series GX-217GA)
  • AMD Radeon HD R5E (in combination with AMD G-Series GX-222-GC)
So the graphics in my S720 is a Radeon HD 8280E.

The Linux cpuinfo reports:

vendor_id:AuthenticAMD
cpu family:22
model:0
model name:AMD GX-217GA 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 8280E]
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)

Motherboard

The details I can find on Fujitsu's site are all about the D3313-S. The S720 is fitted with the D3313-B13 board. (It's marked on a paper label that's only visible if you remove the memory SODIMM). There is an extensive manual on the D3313-S motherboard. You need to search for TechNotes V1.4 Mini-ITX Industrial Mainboard D3313-S1/-S2/-S3 (eKabini) D3313-S4/-S5/-S6 (SteppeEagle). However you need to bear in mind that the D3313-B motherboard looks like it is a very much stripped down version of the -S board - a lot is missing. For example there is only a single SODIMM socket, the board will not run off 12V, there is no PCIe expansion socket....

I also managed to track down two documents entitled: Mainboard D3313 (Short description).

The one published in January 2014 covers the D3313-A, D3313-B and D3313-S.
The one published in July 2015 covers the D3313-A, D3313-E, D3313-G, the D3313-B, D3313-F, and the D3313-S.

Essentially these are a tick list that show you exactly what is populated on the various permutations of the mainboard.

Expansion

S720 motherboard

As this is based on a mini-ITX board there is obviously plenty of expansion opportunity starting with a reasonable amount of free space within the case where disk drives could be fitted. (Click on the photograph to get a more detailed view of the circuit board.)

CPU: Whilst the model range encompasses a number of different CPUs, these are specific builds. The CPU comes in a BGA package and so is soldered to the board and not socketed.

Flash: The board carries an mSATA socket and a conventional SATA data socket. My unit was fitted with a 16GB mSATA SSD. The SATA data socket is located under the fins of the heatsink. If you want to use it you'll have to remove the heatsink first and then use a SATA data cable with a right-angle connector. For drive power there is space for a 4-pin connector by the SODIMM sockets labelled PWR. Unfortunately the connector is not fitted.

RAM: The board is tracked for a single SODIMM socket. It takes a DDR3 1066MHz memory. I've used both a PC3 4GB part from Hynix (HMT451S6BFR8C-PB) and also a PC3L 8GB part (HMT41GS6BFR8A-PB). Both worked.

USB: There are two USB sockets on the front and four on the rear. Internally there is one header on the motherboard that provides a further single port. Although both rows of pins are provided, it is only the row closest to the SODIMM socket that is active. (The other row could act as a take-off point for 5V power for an SSD).

mPCIe: There is a mPCIe socket on the board where you could fit a wireless card.

PoE

As with the S900 there is provision for adding a PoE interface board to the S720. Rather than duplicate the information here see the S900 entry.

 


Any comments? email me. Added June 2020