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Samsung TC190 Thin Client

The Samsung TC190 is an 'all-in-one' product where the thin client electronics are built into a monitor. The literature shows that there are actually two products based on this particular thin client hardware, the TC190 where it is built into a 19" monitor, and the TC240 where it is built into a 23.6" monitor.

I cannot find a launch data for the product but do note that the User Manual is dated September 2009 with a subsequent re-issue in September 2011. As far as I can see the reason for the re-issue of the User Manual was because the embedded operating system changed from Windows XPe to Windows Embedded Standard 7.

The label on my TC190 shows that it was manufactured in August 2011.

What I have is the TC190 running Windows Embedded Standard (ie XPe).

Specifications

Processor
   Type
   Speed
AMD Sempron 210U
1.5GHz
Memory
   Flash
   RAM
4GB
1GB (max 2GB?)
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
Radeon Xpress
1280x1024 ?-bit colour
Ports
   Network
   USB
   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
   Video
 
10/100/1000
4 x USB2.0
1
1
0
1 x VGA (out)
1 x VGA (in)
Power
   Plug
   Input
   Off
   Idle
   Running
IEC mains
45W (datasheet)
1W
36W
46W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm)386 x 411 x 197

The embedded operating system is one of:

  • Windows XPe
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 (32-bit)

My example is fitted with Windows Embedded Standard (XPe).

Power Supply

The tc190 has an inbuilt power supply. The mains lead is one with an IEC 'kettle' style connector.

CPU

vendor_id :AuthenticAMD
cpu family :15
model :111
model name :AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 210U
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
address sizes :40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

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)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3)
00:12.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA
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]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 14)

Expansion

Samsung TC190 circuit board Click on the image for a larger version.

Flash: The 4GB flash DOM is plugged into a 40-pin IDE connector. You can see it to the right of the fan/duct assembly.

RAM: There is a single SODIMM socket on the board. Unfortunately it is mounted under the cooling fan duct and if you want to update the memory you really need to remove fan and heatsink. (They are a single item). The RAM is a DDR2 part. Mine was fitted with a 1GB Samsung part - 1GB 2Rx16 PC2-5300S-555-12-A3. I'm not sure what the maximum size is that can be fitted.

USB: There are four USB sockets in total - two sockets at the bottom of the screen (for mouse and keyboard?) and two at the side (for pen drives and the like?)

The only 'extra' on the board is a push button next to the battery labelled 'clear CMOS'. You can't get at this without disassembling the unit.

Additional photos

Samsung TC190 RAM
This shows the edge of RAM under the fan duct. I didn't attempt to remove it in situ. There is so little clearance I'm sure that you can't avoid removing the fan/heatsink combo if you want to change it.

The photo below is of the connections on the bottom of the screen. (The screen mount has been rotated through 90 degrees to get it out of the way). To the left is an on/off switch and the mains connector. Working left to right you then have VGA input (where it just acts as a normal monitor), ethernet + 2 x USB, Parallel/Serial/VGA out.

Below these you can also see the push buttons that are there for the usual monitor adjustments.

Samsung TC190 connections

 


Any comments? email me. Added November 2019