Hardware tested: Advantech ARK-DS520, ready to boost your information!

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We tested the ARK-DS520 from Advantech. This model is equiped with the low power consumption Intel Atom D525 CPU, and assisted by the nVidia GT-218 GPU. Capable to display HD content. This device is only using max 30 watt on full-load!

This model is also available in OPS format (model ARK-DS220, click here for more information)

Feel free to contact our sales for more information.

Advantech ARK-DS520

Processor System
CPU Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz, Intel Atom N455 1.66 GHz Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz
System Chipset Intel Atom D525/N455 + ICH8M Intel Atom D525 + ICH8M
L2 Cache 1 MB/512 KB (Depends on CPU Type)
Memory Technology 2 x DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM 1 x DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM
Max. Capacity Max. up to 4 GB (w/D525); or 2 GB (w/N455) Default 2 GB
Chipset NVIDIA GT218
Memory Size Independent display memory 512 MB
Resolution (Chipset support)
VGA: up to 2048 x 1536 @ 60Hz
DVI-D: single link 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz
HDMI: up to 1920 x 1080p
Output HDMI x 1, DVI-D x 1, VGA x 2 HDMI x 1, VGA x 1
Dual Display Any 2 display outputs simultaneously
Video Format Blu-ray, MPEG2, MPEG4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile, H.264, VC1, DivX version 3.11 and later (*2)
Storage SATA 2.5″ SATA HDD (7.0 mm height only)
CF CompactFlash socket for type I/II Default 16GB CF card (MLC)
Interface Gigabit LAN Controller
Controller Intel 82567V for LAN 1
Realtek RTL8111E for LAN2 Intel 82567V
Connector 2 x RJ-45 1 x RJ45
I/O Interface
HDMI 1 1
VGA 2 (D-sub 15-pin) 1
LAN 2 (RJ-45) 1 (LAN1)
USB 4 (USB 2.0 compliant) 4 (USB 2.0 compliant)
Audio 2 audio phone jacks for Line-out, Mic-in
(support Jack Sense) 1 (Line-out)
Serial 2 x COM (RS-232) 1 (COM1)
Digital I/O 1 DB9 (Female type) N/A
Mini-PCIe (Internal) 2 (for optional expansion modules) 1
Power input 1 (DC-in Jack) 1 (DC-in Jack)
Power Requirement
Management ACPI 2.0
Power Consumption Input Voltage Average 18W, Maximum 30W
Input Voltage 12 V DC-in (ATX/AT mode, default ATX)
Other Supports Boot on Power Back and Scheduled Boot Up functions
Watchdog Timer Output Interrupt, system reset
Interval 255-level timer interval, setup by software
Physical Characteristics
Mounting Desktop/Wall Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D) 220 x 44.2 x 150 mm
Weight 1.7 kg (3.74 lb)
Temperature 0 ~ 40° C (32 ~ 104° F), operating
-20 ~ 70° C (-4 ~ 158° F), storage
0 ~ 50° C (32 ~ 122° F), operating
-20 ~ 70° C (-4 ~ 158° F), storage
Relative Humidity 95% @ 40° C (non-condensing), operating
Vibration Resistance 0.3 Gms, IEC 60068-2-64, Random 5-500Hz, 1hr/axis
Software Development Kit
Operating System Supports Microsoft Windows 7, XP with SP3, XP Embedded, Linux
EWF & WDT SDK EWF and WDT library for signage stability design in XPE
Linux Linux Fedora 14
Certification Electromagnetic CE/FCC Class A, CCC, BSMI
Safety UL, CCC, BSM

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