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PCM-5820 Series


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PCM-5820 Manual (1.6MB)
PCM-5824 Manual (2.5MB)
PCM-5825 Manual (2.0MB)

The PCM-5820 Series of boards are a 3.5" Half-EBX SBC with an embedded low power NS GX1-233 or 300MHz processor. Other on-board features include VGA/LCD, LVDS, TV-out, Audio, a CompactFlash™ Card socket, and 10/100Base-T Ethernet. This board is feature-packed, 586-level, hassle-free solution for space critical applications. With this board, system engineers will now be able to upgrade their 486-based systems to 586-level without as many additional worries, partially because a 586-level NS GX1-233 or 300 MHz processor is mounted directly on board. Mounting CPUs directly on board eases the configuration and installation process because there is no need to set any jumpers for speed or Voltage differences between various CPUs. In addition to this ease of configuration, this CPU has been specially designed to work well in environments with temperatures of up to 60C without need of a fan. Eliminating the CPU fan from a system significantly reduces MTBF worries.



  • Compact size: (145 x 102 mm) fits in the space of a 3 1/2" HDD
  • ISA-bus expansion with on-board PC/104 connector
  • On-board NS GX1-233 MHz CPU or low power GX1-300
  • On-board 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
  • On-board Audio interface
  • On-board VGA/LCD display controller
  • CompactFlash Card support
  • Single +5 V power supply
  • Provides a TV out function, NTSC and PAL format.


Standard SBC functions

  • CPU: On-board NS GX1-233 or 300MHz processors
  • BIOS: AWARD 256 KB Flash memory
  • Chipset: NS CX5530
  • System Memory: One 144-pin SO-DIMM socket. Accepts up to 256 MB SDRAM
  • Enhanced IDE Interface: Supports up to two Enhanced IDE devices. Features BIOS auto-detect and Mode 3, 4 transfer, Ultra DMA 33 mode up to 33 MB/sec
  • FDD Interface: Supports up to 2 FDDs
  • Parallel port: One parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP parallel mode
  • Serial ports:
    • 1x RS-232 and 1x RS-232/422/485 port (Most Models)
    • 3x RS-232 and 1x RS-232/422/485 port (PCM-5825 Only)
  • Watchdog timer: Software enable/disable intervals at 1.6 seconds
  • Keyboard/mouse connector: Mini-DIN connector for keyboard and PS/2 mouse
  • USB interface: Two USB connectors
  • Infrared port: Supports up to 115 Kbps transmitting rate
  • Power management: APM 1.1 compliant power management
  • PC/104 Expansion: 104-pin 16-bit PC/104 module connector

NS CX5530 VGA Interface (All Models Except PCM-5824)

  • Chipset: NS CX5530
  • Display memory: 1 ~ 4 MB shared with system memory
  • Display type: Simultaneously supports for CRT and 18-bit TFT LCD display (supports 3.3 V LCD)
  • Resolution:
    • Non-interlaced CRT monitor resolution up to 1024 x 768 at 16 bpp or 1280 x 1024 at 8 bpp
    • Panel resolution up to 1024 x 768 at 18 bpp TFT panel

C&T 69000 VGA Interface (PCM-5824 Only)

  • Chipset: C&T 69000
  • Display memory: Built-in 2MB SDRAM
  • Display type: Supports non-interlaced CRT and LCD (TFT, DSTN, and MONO) displays. Can display both CRT and Flat Panel simultaneously
  • Resolution: Up to 1024x768@64K colors (CRT/LCD simultaneous display)

Solid State Disk

  • Supports one 50-pin socket for a CompactFlash™ card

LVDS Interface (PCM-5820 Only)

  • Chipset: TI SN75LVDS84
  • Transmitting distance: Over 10 meters
  • 20-pin header supports: 18-bit LVDS interface
  • Performance: 18 low-voltage TTL data channels plus clock-in and 3 low-voltage data channels plus clock-out

TV-Out (PCM-5822 only)

  • Chipset: CHRONTEL CH7003C
  • Supports: NTSC, NTSC-EIA (Japan) and PAL TV formats
  • Provides: Composite, S-video, and SCART (optional) outputs via RCA (composite) connector and S-video connector
  • Supports: 640 x 480 and 800 x 600 input resolutions
  • Supports: Windows 95/98 and Windows NT driver
  • Over-scan, under-scan, and position adjustable
  • Auto-detection of TV presence

Ethernet Interface

  • Chipset: Realtek™ RTL8139C or Intel® 82559ER (PCM-5823G Only)
  • Ethernet interface: PCI 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, IEEE 802.3u protocol compatible
  • Connection: On-board RJ-45 connector

Audio Interface

  • Chipset: NS CX5530
  • Audio controller: Support for AC97 PCI surround audio interface
  • Audio interface: Mic in, line in, CD audio in, line & speaker out

Mechanical and Environmental

  • Power requirements:
    • Maximum: +5 V @ 4 A (4.75 ~ 5.25 V)
    • Typical: +5V @ 1.5A (4.75 ~ 5.25 V)
  • Dimensions: 5.75" x 4.0"(145 mm x 102 mm)
  • Weight: 0.22 kg (0.48 lbs)
  • Power supply Voltage: +5 V (4.75 ~ 5.25 V)
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 140 F (0 to 60 C)

Operating System Compatibility

  • Linux & RTAI Real-Time Linux
  • Microsoft Windows CE /CE.net
  • Microsoft Windows NT / NTE
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 & RomDos 6.22


PCM-5820 Series Model Comparison Chart
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PRICING (Single Unit Pricing. Includes: Integration, Setup,Testing, & Enhanced Support)
Consider: PCM-9375

PCM-5820-E .... GX1-233 MHZ SBC w/ LAN, Audio, VGA/LCD

USD Call

PCM-5820-G .... GX1-300 MHZ SBC w/ LAN, Audio, VGA/LCD

USD Call

PCM-5820-GL.... GX1-300 MHZ w/ LAN, Audio, LVDS, VGA/LCD

USD Call

PCM-5820L-E ... GX1-233 MHz SBC w/ Audio, & VGA/LCD

USD Call

PCM-5822-G .... GX1-300 MHz SBC w/ Audio, VGA/LCD/TV Output, LAN

USD Call

PCM-5825F-G ... GX1-300MHz SBC w/ Audio, VGA/LCD, LAN, 4 COM ports

USD Call
(Flash Disk and RAM not included.)
Available Options:

CAB-20-001-1 ... 44-pin to dual 40-pin EIDE Cable

USD 20.00

PCM-231A ....... Audio Module for PCM-58XX

USD 39.00

PCM-205 ........ LVDS for PCM-5820-GL w/ Cable

USD 45.00

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