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 ALIX system boards
The PC Engines ALIX series of system boards gives OEMs a higher performance replacement for the WRAP series of system boards.
Applications: Thin clients, kiosks, industrial user interface, wireless routers, firewalls, special purpose network devices...
CPU: 433 (LX700) or 500 MHz (LX800) AMD Geode LX CPU - cache = 64KB instruction + 64KB data + 128KB L2 - integrated crypto accelerator
DRAM: 128 or 256 MB DDR SDRAM (333 or 400 MHz clock)
Storage: Operating system and application stored on CompactFlash card (not included).
Power: Surf the web on about 5W of 12V DC power using ALIX.1C as a thin client !
Expansion: LPC bus for adding serial ports, ISA style I/O, GPIO etc. I2C bus for user interface, software lock devices etc.
Connectivity: 1 to 3 Ethernet channels (Via VT6105M), 2 or 1 miniPCI slots (cards not included), 1 serial port (console).
Models:
Model CPU DRAM LAN miniPCI PCI USB other BIOS size
alix1e LX800 256MB 1 1 1 2 VGA, audio, PS/2, LPT, GPIO Award miniITX
alix2d2 LX800 256MB 2 2 0 2 tinyBIOS 6x6"
alix2d3 LX800 256MB 3 1 0 2 tinyBIOS 6x6"
alix2d13 LX800 256MB 3 1 0 2 add battery, I2C, COM2, internal USB header tinyBIOS 6x6"
alix3d2 LX800 256MB 1 2 0 2 tinyBIOS 100x160mm
alix3d3 LX800 256MB 1 2 0 2 VGA, audio Award 100x160mm
alix6f2 LX800 256MB 2 1 0 2 miniPCI express tinyBIOS 6x6"
Software: Operating system and application software to be supplied by customer...
FreeBSD FreeBSD (on older versions, may need to disable USB 2.0 in BIOS, or disable the EHCI driver; FreeBSD 7.x works ok; FreeBSD 8.x may require disabling ACPI)
FreeNAS (use embedded version, Physdiskwrite to write compressed image to CF card).
Monowall (FreeBSD based, use version 1.3, use Physdiskwrite to write compressed image to CF card)
pfSense (FreeBSD based)
STYX (FreeBSD based Secure Internet Appliances, in German)
Linux Alix Rescue Ubuntu based live rescue and preinstallation system for PXE or bundled deployment.
AstLinux - Asterisk centric Linux with firewall and VPN support
CentOS - prepared image and instructions
Debian for Alix (ready to use image)
gOS 3 Gadgets
fli4l one disk router (in German)
IPCop firewall (also see EmbCop and IPcop Forum - registration required for prepared images)
IPFire firewall
LEAF Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall
Jeoss "just enough OS" (Ubuntu based)
Meshlium (wireless mesh system based on Voyage)
OpenWRT (working with Kamikaze version)
- installation procedure
Sphirewall firewall
Ubuntu Linux - German HOW-TO for CF installation
Voyage Linux (slimmed down Debian) (*)
Xubuntu Linux (customer reported success with 8.04).
Zeroshell
NetBSD NetBSD (versions 4, 5) installation tips
OpenBSD OpenBSD (X11 and audio support in 4.3-current)
flashdist OpenBSD installer
flashrd OpenBSD installer
Halon Security Router
Others FreeDOS (useful for debug and BIOS updates)
memtest86+ memory test (bootable CF image)
Commercial Askozia VOIP PBX
DD-WRT
Ikarus OS
Meteohub weather server
Microsoft Windows XP Home (ALIX.1D / ALIX.3D3)
Microsoft Windows XP Embedded (*)
Mikrotik RouterOS
Siam Embedded StarOS
Vyatta
Support (*) Please contact support1207@pcengines.ch for sample images or installation instructions.
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