Wyse 3630LE: Hardware 





Part No: 901894-02. Manufactured June 2002.

"The Winterm 3630LE is the first digital display flat-panel Windows terminal. This powerful terminal is integrated into a high quality, ergonomically designed TFT LCD 15-inch panel, and offers both access to a centralized server environment and the power of web-based applications from the desktop."


The basic specs are:

NS Geode GX1
16Mb (??Mb max)
32Mb (??Mb max)
15" LCD
1024 x 768 @ 16-bit colour
2 x USB1.1
12V 3.5A
16 W
   Built in speakers

This is another GX1/CS5530A combination. The embedded operating system is Windows CE 2.12.

Power Supply

The unit requires a 12V 3.5A supply (or so it says on the back). This is a little over the 3A rating of the cheap supplies you can find occasionally on ebay. I have a switchable (5V...15V @ 5A) switch mode supply with interchangeable tips that is useful for powering odd things you don't have a supply for. This was pressed into service.



Once you've connected the keyboard and mouse that's all the USB connections used up. I haven't yet tried using an external hub to increase the number of ports.

I'm not too sure what the port is between the USB port and the ethernet port. In the 3000 series manual available from the Wyse site this is shown as being blanked off.


The photograph (right) shows the circuit board that's mounted within the terminal. Towards the centre of the board is what look like a Compact Flash socket - in fact a Compact Flash card fits it perfectly. However, when I tried fitting a 64Mb card the terminal just locked up in it's initial power-up phase. Normally the front LED turns orange and then goes out after a few seconds. With the card fitted it never went out and was totally unresponsive to the on/off button. According to Bryan Chafy:

"I was able to get a wyse CF card and gutted it to find out what's going on. Unfortunately, it is non standard. The card is is basically a "smart media" card in a compactflash form factor. Inside the card is 1 or 2 nand flash chips, similar to the onboard flash. The chips are directly wired to the connector. There is no buffer, controller, etc.

At the top is a convential 144-pin SODIMM socket. I fitted a 128Mb module of PC133 SODIMM SDRAM memory and the system found it and used it.


Any comments? email me. Added May 2010