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Wyse 3030

The Dell Wyse 3030 thin client is a small slim unit with an Intel Celeron dual core processor. The 3030 runs Windows Embedded Standard 7 whilst the 3030 LT runs Linux. The 3030 LT was launched in May 2016. My example described here is a 3030 LT and was manufactured in December 2016.

3030 Variants

In researching the 3030 I became confused, initially due to conflicting information about the power supply it used. Mine, a 3030 LT, runs off 12V. Two (undated) DELL data sheets for the 3030 and the 3030 LT each say:

"Worldwide auto-sensing 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 65W, 19V DC Energy Star V.5.2 Phase V external and EuP compliant power adapter Consumes less than 6 watts (average)"

However the Dell User Guide for the 3030 LT (2016 Copyright notice, Rev A00) does say:

"Worldwide auto-sensing 100-240 VAC, 50 - 60Hz 30W, 12V DC"

Subsequently I discovered pictures that show back panels with:

  • 2 x Display Port
  • 1 x Display Port and 1 x DVI
  • 2 x DVI
  • 1 x Serial Port and 1 x DVI port

As the 3030 is no longer a current product the publicity material is missing from Dell's Web Site and, as yet, I haven't found a document that links product numbers to hardware configuration.

Also on eBay.com I spotted the motherboard from a 3030. This one had two DVI sockets for the display, the socket in place for the mSATA interface and there was a SODIMM socket for the RAM. You can see the photographs of the board here. (Scroll down to the bottom). Currently I have no idea how you know exactly what you are getting other than asking the vendor.

Specifications

The basic specs for my 3030 LT (Model N06D, Part No: 00061H) are:

Processor
   Type
   Speed
Intel Celeron N2807 Dual Core
1.6GHz
Memory Flash/RAM
   3030
   3030 LT
  16GB/4GB
  4GB/2GB
Video
   Chip
   Max resolution
Intel HD Graphics
2560 x 1600 32-bit colour (Display Port)
1920 x 1200 32 bit colour (DVI via adaptor)
2560 x 1600 32-bit colour (VGA via adaptor)
Ports
   Video
   Network
   USB

   Serial
   Parallel
   PS/2
2 x Display Port
10/100/1000
3 x USB2.0
1 x USB3.1
0
0
0
Power
   Plug
   Off
   Idle
   Running
Coax 5.5mm/2.1mm
0W
2.5W
3W
Dimensions
H x W x D (mm) 187 x 29 x 117 (without stand)
198 x 69 x 117 (with stand)

As I understand it the 3030 runs Windows Embedded Standard 7 and is fitted with 16GB of flash and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. The 3030 LT runs a Linux variant and is fitted with 4GB of flash and 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

Power Supply

My 3030 LT came with a 12V 2.5A Chicony PSU. The coax plug is 5.5mm/2.1mm. The back panel is clearly marked +12V by the power socket. (Subsequent models may use a 19V supply)

Getting Inside

If you need to this is it is fairly straightforward. You need to remove the foot (if fitted) which is a push fit. Then remove the three screws on the back panel. You then need to gently lever off the side panel that covers the top of the PCB. Start at the two back corners as the internal metalwork on the front edge actually slides under a lip just behind the front panel. When you get it clear at the back you need to move the panel towards the rear to clear this lip. On re-assembly you need to remember that you need to locate the front edge under this lip before pushing the side panel back on.

CPU

For those to whom it matters here is some detail from Linux's /proc/cpuinfo. (Dual Core Processor)

vendor_id:GenuineIntel
cpu family:6
model:55
model name:Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2807 @ 1.58GHz
stepping:8
flags:fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts xtopology tsc_reliable nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf tsc_known_freq pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer rdrand lahf_lm 3dnowprefetch epb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid tsc_adjust smep erms dtherm ida arat

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 0e)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0e)
00:17.0 SD Host controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series eMMC 4.5 Controller (rev 0e)
00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 0e)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0e)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 0e)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 0e)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 0e)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 0e)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series USB EHCI (rev 0e)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit (rev 0e)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SMBus Controller (rev 0e)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)

Expansion

Dell Wyse 3030 internal view

Expansion of my example of the 3030 LT is limited, there is little room inside the housing and the Flash and RAM memory are soldered to the board. Click on the photo right for a larger version.

Flash: The flash is an eMMC chip soldered to the bottom of the board. In my unit (3030 LT) it is 4GB. In the 3030 running Windows it is 16GB.

RAM: The RAM is DDR3 L RAM with a 1.333 MT/s data transfer rate. It is soldered to the top of the board just under the edge of the heatsink. With the 3030 LT 2GB is fitted. In the case of the 3030 running Windows 4GB is fitted.

mPCIe: There is a mPCIe socket for a wireless module. The PCB is clearly marked WLAN by it and there are two mounting holes on the rear panel for the antenna. As you can see no Wireless card was fitted to my example.

mSATA: There is an unpopulated mSATA area on the PCB. Whether it is a simple matter of soldering in the appropriate connector to use this I have no idea.

USB: There is a single USB 2.0 port on the rear and three ports on the front panel, the top one of which is to the 3.1 USB standard.

Additional photos

Wyse 3030 Flash The onboard Flash Chip.

Wyse 3030 RAM The onboard RAM tucked under the edge of the heatsink.

Wyse 3030 Clear CMOS switch The 'Clear CMOS' push-button in the corner of the PCB.

Wyse 3030 BIOS switch The 'BIOS' push-button on the PCB. I have no idea what this does.

 


Any comments? email me. Added August 2019