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Relisys RWT205CE: Hardware 


 


 

 



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The underlying hardware is a Teco TR3230F. It is also marketed as an Itium 2920 from a French Company, Impact Technologies. My example was manufactured in March 2005.

Specifications

The basic specs are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
SiS 550
250MHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
32Mb
64Mb (max 512Mb?)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
SiS550
16000 x 1200 16-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
10/100
2 x USB1.1
1
1
Kybd & mouse
Power
   Off
   Idle
   Running
1W
9W
11W
Dimensions
W x H x D15.5cm x 24cm x 5cm

The Relisys RWT205CE runs Windows CE Pro 5. The unit was manufactured in March 2005. It's manufactured by Teco. and has a model number of TR3230. Back in 2011 Teco's website showed a TR3541 which is very close in physical appearance.

I photographed this in the vertical position (despite the orientation of the logo) as a label on the side of the unit suggests it should be used in this orientation.

CPU

For those to whom it matters here is some detail from Linux's /proc/cpuinfo

vendor_id :SiS SiS SiS
cpu family :5
model :0
model name :05/00
stepping :5
flags :fpu tsc cx8 mmx cpuid

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 550 Host (rev 01)
00:00.1 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 IDE Controller (rev d0)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
00:01.2 USB controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller (rev 07)
00:01.4 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS7019 Audio Accelerator
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge)
00:0b.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev 10)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 550 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter

Power Supply

The Relisys RWT205CE has in internal power supply with a conventional IEC-style mains connector.

Expansion

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Flash: The Flash memory in the Relisys is a Compact Flash card - which makes it trivial to replace with a larger card and alternative operating system. It can be seen at the top left in the picture.

Ram: The RAM is a conventional 64Mb PC-133 144-pin SO-DIMM. As you can see in the photograph I have replaced this with a 256MB SO-DIMM with no problems. I do not know what the maximum is that the socket supports but the literature on the Itium 2920 gives it as 256MB.

IDE: Looking at the circuit board you can see to the right of the CF card a 40-pin IDE connector. I have not tried to use this as I already have various flavours of Linux pre-installed on Compact Flash cards. However Mario from Romania has connected a CDROM drive to it and booted a variety of operating systems including Windows 95, 98, ME and 2k.

Serial: Behind the keyboard and mouse sockets are three 10-pin sockets. Checking with a meter I found -9V on some of the pins. The dmesg output from Puppy shows that four serial ports were found so I guess these are the three additional serial ports.

PCMCIA: There is a PCMIA slot.

There is a small riser card (on the left in the photo) and space for a single pci card to be be fitted.

 


Any comments? email me. Added July 2011    Last update September 2019