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    							PowerBrick ™                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Reference Manual  
    PowerBrick™ 
     
    User’s Manual  
    Edition 3. 1 
     
     
     
    Small footprint  rugged Intel® Core™ Duo    
                                                                                          Industrial Computer 
     
     
     
       
    Disclaimer
     
     
    Acura Embedded Systems Inc. takes every care in the 
    preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as 
    to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under 
    continual improvement and we reserve the right to make 
    changes without notice. The manufacturer makes no 
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    hereof and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of 
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    .  
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    							PowerBrick ™                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Reference Manual  
     
    Preface  
    Copyright   
    The material in this document is the intellectual property of Acura 
    Embedded Systems Inc. This publication, including all 
    photographs, illustrations and software, is protected under 
    international copyright laws, with all rights reserved. Neither this 
    manual, nor any of the material contained herein, may be 
    reproduced without written consent of Acura Embedded Systems 
    Inc.   
    Version  3. 1  
    Trademark Recognition  
     
    Microsoft, MS -DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of 
    Microsoft Corp.  
    IBM PC is a registered trademark of International Business 
    Machines Corporation.  
    Intel, MMX, Pentium, Pentium -II, Pentium -III, Pentium -4, Celeron, 
    Core ™ Duo are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.  
    AWARD is a registered trademark of AWARD International Inc.  
    Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their 
    respective owners and are  acknowledged 
     
     
     
     
       
    Table of Content    
    1.  OVERVIEW................... ........................................ ................................. 
    1 
    2.INSTALLATION.............................................. ........................................ 
    2 
        2.1 CONTENTS OF THE COMPUTER BOX ......................................... 
    2 
        2.2 CONNECTING CABLE S AND GETTING STARTED...................... 
    2 
        2.3  MOUNTING IN YOUR VEHICLE (FINAL LOCATION ).................... 
    4 
        2.4 MOUNTING TOOLS ........................................................................ 
    4 
        2.5  COMPUTER INSTALLATIO N........................................ .................. 4 
    3.  TECHNICAL INFORMATIO N................................................................  5 
        3.1 BIOS SETUP............................................................... ..................... 5 
        3.2  OPERATING SYSTEMS........................................ .......................... 6 
        3.3  OPERATING SYSTEM RESTORE PROCESS...............................  6 
        3.4  WINDOWS EMBEDDED XP ............................................................ 7 
        3.5  LINUX EMBEDDED..........................................................................  7 
        3.6  APPLICATION SOFTWARE.............................................................  7 
        3.7  SPECI FICATIONS FOR POWERBRICK .......................................... 7 
        3.8  OPERATION AND MAINTE NANCE.................................................  8 
        3.9  WARNING ..................................................................................... ....  9 
        3.9A  POWER BRICK WIRING DIAGRAM. ............................................. 9 
    4.  CONTACT NFORMATION.. .......................................................................10
     
      
    						
    							PowerBrick ™                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Reference Manual  
    1.  Overview 
    The PowerBrick is a  Intel® Core™ 2  Duo   system with  2.0  GHz processor 
    speed. This small, rugged and powerful computer is the premium choice 
    when desktop computer performance is required in industrial computing 
    applications. Small size does not necessarily mean limitations in 
    computing power.  
    The state-of -the- art PowerBrick comes loaded with an impressive video 
    c ard, fast hard drive (or optional  flash drive) and memory, all at a 
    competitive price. It is designed and built for great performance in a variety 
    of applications and environments. The design focuses  on elements 
    essential for industrial use wile excluding unneccesary hardware. The 
    architecture is modular which allows for easy upgrading and expansions.  
    Areas of applications include:  
    •   Fire engines and rescue vehicles  
    •   Security and patrol vehicles  
    •   Other em ergency or public safety vehicles  
    •   Cash carriers  
    •   Seaport terminal container yard management  
    •   Fleet management  
    The main features are:  
    •   Intel® Core™ Duo  processor (2.0 GHz)  
    •   Standard 2.5” hard disk, 160GB  
    •   1 GB DDR2 RAM  
    •   4 x RS232 Port  
    •   4 x USB 2.0 Port  
    •   2 x On -board 10/100/1000 LAN Port  
    •   1 x Compact flash II Port  
    •   Audio Jacks  
    •   Built -in 8~30 VOLT DC  
    •   Ignition controller (optional)  
    •   Embedded OS (opti onal) 
    •   Wireless 802.11b gn (optional)  
    •   GSM/GPRS/WiFi/CDMA/CDPD options  
    •   GPS/AVL options  
    •   Dimensions: 7.6” x 5” x 4.13” (W x L x H)  
     
    For installation, mounting and cable connections please see 
    Section 2. Technical information is available in Section 3.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    2. Installation  
    2.1 Contents of the Computer Box  
     
     
     
    Figure 2. 1 Box major components  
     
    In the box you will find the following items: PowerBrick computer, power 
    plug, mounting plate equipped with rubber suspension, 4 bolts   
    If you have purchased Windows or Linux operating system with your 
    computer, these CD’s should be included. Keep them in a safe place.  
     
    Please see your separate monitor packaging for installation and other 
    information for the touch screen monitor.  
     
    Do not turn power on until you have read the next section and 
    all cables are connected.  
     
    2.2 Connecting Cables and Getting Started  
    In order to get familiar with y our system before mounting it in  your vehicle 
    (or final location), we suggest you look at the connections on both ends of 
    the computer such as shown in Figs. 2.2 and 2.3, connect up the unit, and 
    place it into operation.  
     
     
     
     
     
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    Figure 2.2: Front side of PowerBrick  
      Connect all applicable cables such as:  
     
    •   Keyboard  
    •   Mouse 
    •   Monitor  
    •   Power supply cable  
     
     
    Optional device cables or units that you provide yourself could 
    include the following:  
     
    •   USB cable  
    •   Speaker and microphone cables  
    •   RJ45  Ethernet TP cable  
    •   RS232 Serial port cable  
    •   Ignition controller  
                    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Figure  2.3 : Backside of PowerBrick  
     
    After connecting all  applicable cables it is safe to power -on the system. 
    (Warning: use only DC from the dedicated power supply)  
    2.3  Mounting in your vehicle or final location  
    This chapter provides you with the information of fixed system mounting. 
    Prior to that, please prepare t he installation tools and appropriate items. If 
    you are not clear about the items, contact your dealer for information.  
    2.4  Mounting tools  
    For mounting your computer in a vehicle you need the following tools:  
    •   Wre nch   
    •   Screw driver 
    •   Drill  
    •   Bolts and nuts appropriate to mount the plate in your vehicle  
    2.5  Computer installation  
    Mounting screws or bolts and nuts for mounting to your specific vehicle are 
    not provided, as there are many variations of thickness that the unit might 
    be mounted to. If mounting in a vehicle that  is subject to vibration and 
    shock, It Is important to use the mounting plate with attached shock 
    absorbers where vibration could occur. The mounting plate should be 
    fastened tightly with bolts and nuts. Please ensure that if you mount any 
    bolts/nuts under  the computer, that they do not touch the computer itself. 
    Otherwise, the shock absorbers will not protect the computer properly.  
     
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    RS232 COM Port4  
    RS232 COM Port3 
    RS232 COM Port2 
    RS232 COM Port1 
    VGA Port 
    Audio Jacks 
    Ethernet Port1 
    Ethernet Port2 
    4 x USB 2.0 Port 
    GPS/WiFi/CDMA  Antenna 
    Ignition 
    Keyboard/Mouse 
    Compact Flash II  
    DC Input  
    Main Power 
    Power Button 
    Power LED 
    HD LED  
    						
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    Figure 2.4: Rubber -Mounting plate 
     
    Connect all final wiring neatly , fastening it down with tie straps or 
    other m eans to ensure that it does not get caught and broken 
    accidentally. Your car electrician will know appropriate ways to do 
    this.  
    3. Technical Information  
    3.1 BIOS Setup  
    The single board computer uses the AMI BIOS ( Basic Input/Output 
    S
    ystem) for the system confi guration. The AMI BIOS in the single board 
    computer is a customized version of the industrial standard BIOS for IBM 
    PC AT -compatible computers. It supports Intel x86 and compatible CPU 
    architecture based processors and computers. The BIOS provides critical  
    low -level support for the system central processing, memory and I/O 
    sub- systems. The BIOS setup program of the single board computer let 
    the customers modify the basic configuration setting. The settings are 
    stored in a dedicated battery -backed memory, NV RAM, retains the 
    information when the power is turned off. If the battery runs out of the 
    power, then the settings of BIOS will come back to the default setting. The 
    BIOS section of the manual is subject to change without notice and is 
    provided here for re ference purpose only. The settings and configurations 
    of the BIOS are current at the time of print, and therefore they may not be 
    exactly the same as that displayed on your screen. To activate CMOS 
    Setup program, press  key immediately after you turn on the 
    system. The following message “Press DEL to enter SETUP” should 
    appear in the lower left hand corner of your screen. When you enter the 
    CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will be displayed as in Table 3.2. You 
    can use arrow keys to select your functi on, press  key to accept 
    selection and enter the sub- menu.  
     
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    Table 3.1:  AMI BIOS CMOS Setup Utility  
    3.2  Operating Systems 
    The PowerBrick will generally be provided with a preinstalled operating 
    system such as Windows XP Professional, Embedded  or Linux. To restore 
    the operating system, follow the procedure outlined in 3.4. You can also 
    use an external CD -ROM drive to change, reinstall or repair the operating 
    system through a USB 2.0 port.  
     
    3.3. Operating System Restore Process  
    1.   Back up your exist ing drive C:\  files.  
    2.   Restart the computer.  
    3.   Hold down the F8 key to enter Windows Advanced Boot Menu 
    options.  
    4.   Select “Return to OS Choices” and press “Enter”.  
    5.   Select “Quick Restore Option”, press “Enter” and follow the 
    instructions.  
    6.   After re -boot, Cl ick on the “Touchware”  Icon on desktop to 
    Calibrate the touch screen by following  the instructions.    
     
     
     
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    3.4  Windows XP Embedded  
    If you want to reinstall Windows XP Embedded, boot the computer, place 
    the CD -ROM labeled “Windows XP Embedded Recovery” into the external 
    CD-ROM drive, presses RESET and follow the instructions on the screen. 
    We recommend that this be done by experienced computer users only.  
    3.5  Linux Embedded  
    If you want to install Linux, boot the computer, place the CD -ROM labeled 
    “Acura Embedded Li nux” into the external CD -ROM drive, press RESET 
    and follow the instructions on the screen. Note: this should only be done by 
    an advanced user who has experience with Linux.  
    3.6  Application Software  
    You should be able to run all normal/generic application soft ware such as 
    Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe software etc. if you have 
    Windows installed. See the relevant manual/help guides for the specific 
    software. For Linux you will have to specifically select software designed 
    for Linux. Acura is not responsible for failure of any software on your 
    computer but if you have any particular software needs, please call Acura 
    Technical Support or email 
    [email protected]  
      3.7. Specifications for Power Brick  
    Table 3.2: Input/Output  
     
    15 Pin VGA 1 
    PS/2  Keyboard & Mouse 1  
    RS232 Serial Port   4 
    USB 2.0 4 
    RJ45 Gigabit  Ethernet Port  2 
    Compact Flash II 1 
    Audio Jacks 1 
    Ignition controller (optional) 1 
    GPS/WiFi/CDMA antenna  (optional) 2 
    8 ~ 30V DC Power Jack  1 
     
     
     
     
     
    Page 7  Table 3.3: 
    System Features  
     
    Processor  Intel® Core™ Duo 
    processor (2.0 GHz)  
    System FSB 667 MHz 
    Memory   533MHz/667MHz DDR2 SO -DIMM up to 2GB 
    Video  Integrated Intel® Extreme 945GM Graphic, support 
    64MB DVMT 
    Audio Audio Jacks 
    Hard Disk   Standard 2.5” SATA hard disk, 160GB  
    CD-ROM None 
    LAN Two Broadcom PCIe GbE controllers 
    USB 2.0 
    Integrated 4 independent OHCI controller supporting 
    USB 1.1 ports; Integrated 1 EHCI controller 
    supporting USB 2.0 ports; Dynamic connection 
    support to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices 
    Hardware Monitor  System temperature, voltage and fan speed monitor. 
    Auto Thermal fan speed control 
    Power 
    Management ACPI 1.0b compliance and OS direct power 
    management, Wake-on event: RTC/USB 
    Keyboard/Modem/LAN/Keyboard/Mouse 
    Dimensions 7.60“X 5“ x4.13“ (W x L x H)  
    Power 8 ~ 30V DC 
     
     
     
    3.8 Operation and maintenance  
    This module requires no routine maintenance. The green LED indicator 
    when lit indicates proper operation and health.  
    The power supply must be protected by a 7A auto fuse on the input line 
    from the vehicle battery.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    							PowerBrick ™                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Reference Manual  
    3.9 Warning   
    Before power ing up the computer, make sure all cables connected to the 
    computer and  the monitor.  
     
    WARNING  
    First hookup all cables then turn on computer power  s witch.  
    Make sure monitor power led on or blinking .
     
       
    3.9A Power Brick Wiring Diagram  
     
     
    (Computer connector  : pin1 -orange, pin2-black, pin3-purple , for su re power 
    make pin1 and pin3 toge ther) 
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    With the unique set of products, Acura Embedded Systems remains 
    committed to its goal of providing trouble-free and customer
    -friendly 
    service. A special customer service unit has been set up specifically to 
    cater to our esteemed customers' needs.  
    Technical Support:  
      •  Phone:  1-866-502 -9666 
    •   Email:  
    [email protected] 
    Mail address:  
    Acura Embedded Systems Inc.  
     
    Unit #1, 7711-128th Street  
    Surrey, BC V3W 4E6 
    CANADA  
     
    Ph: (604) 502- 9666   Fax: (604) 502- 9668 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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