NICE 3220
NICE 3220
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NICE 3220

The NICE 3220 fanless system with aluminum chassis targets industrial automation applications such as logistics, field controllers, data acquisition, equipment PC, access control and others. There are some special requirements under these definitions, for example, more serial ports for legacy device connection that includes two RS422/RS485 interfaces with Automatic Flow Control, ±15 KV ESD protected and Isolation (Optical Isolation, Min 2 KV) through a 10-pin screw terminal connector. Furthermore, an optional NVRAM socket is reserved for memory backup SRAM, which offers optional dedicated plug-in NVRAM memory.

Apart from the useful designed-in features such as CompactFlash socket, VGA, USB Port, LPT, keyboard, mouse, Ethernet and audio interface, there are user-friendly and nice-to-have features such as Type I/II PC Card (PCMCIA) which provides a PC card add-on module to enhance the overall solution and two LEDs that connect to GPIO programmable for alarms or other purposes defined by a developer. An on-board power control circuit accepts a wide range of single input DC power supply voltages from +9 V to +36 V, allowing the NICE 3220 Series to meet most application requirements in the industrial field.

The NICE 3220 system design offers a 2nd floor expansion kit which is available on request and an ODM basis. Typical utilization of 2nd floor space on top of the original base enclosure can include a slim-type CD-ROM, PC/104, PCI 104 or PC/104 Plus modules that offer customer-defined I/Os. The maximum height of the expansion kit combined with base enclosure is around 2U. The NICE 3220 AMD LX800 based platform is a great entry-level system offering great value and strong performance.


System Features
» Industrial Fanless System

Supports AMD LX800 Processor

» Up to 1GB of DDR SODIMM Memory
» 1x 2.5" SATA Notebook Hard Drive
» 1x CompactFlash Socket
» Front access PCMCIA slot
» Two RS232 and Two RS422/485 (Automatic Flow Control and Isolation)
» Single DC Input Supply Voltage From +9 V to +36 V

AMD Geoge LX800 Processor

The AMD Geode LX processor family offers new levels of performance and power versatility in an x86-based embedded processor. The AMD Geode LX [email protected] processor operates at a maximum power of 3.6W (TDP) and 1.8W is typical at 500MHz.

These devices are exceptional for such applications as thin clients, interactive set-top boxes, single board computers, Personal Access Devices (PADs), mobile Internet, and entertainment. Designers can now focus on developing end products that efficiently meet consumer needs with far fewer limits imposed by software porting or compatibility.

Fanless System, for ultimate reliability

Fanless Systems are great for environments where dust and dirt predominate and are ideal for locations requiring silent operation. Our systems utilize heat pipe technology and aluminum fins for passive cooling. The absence of moving fans reduces the failure rate of systems in harsh environments.

In addition to being fanless this system offers a sealed enclosure from the elements. Even in the most clean and climate-controlled environments, dust and potentially conductive debris will be infused into the unit over time. The picture to the left shows a unit that was returned for service after approximately two years of operation in a computer room environment (not generally considered to be a harsh environment). Infused debris can cause bridging of circuits due to conductive material coming to rest across insulating barriers. Alternately, dust build up acts as a reservoir for ionic contaminates and moisture entrapment from humidity. Over time, these can enable the growth of conductive dendrites that may ultimately bridge insulating barriers

Read more about the benefits of a fanless system

NICE 3220 Highlighted Items are Optional

Processor & Chipset
CPU Socket CPU On Board

AMD Geode LX-800 (500 MHz)

Number of CPUs (std/max) 1/1
Processor Cooling Fanless
Chipset AMD CS5536
Memory Capacity Up to 1GB of unbuffered, non-ECC Dual Channel DDR 400MHz SDRAM memory
Memory Sockets 1x 200pin SODIMM socket
DIMM Sizes 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Standard / Integrated Devices
Integrated into AMD CS5536 chipset

DB-15 connector for VGA display

Supports CRTs up to 1920 x 1440 at 85 Hz
Supports up to 24-bit, 1600 x 1200 at 60 Hz for TFT
Reserved 45-pin header for TTL LCD Interface
Network Controllers Dual Integrated FAst Ethernet Controllers
Audio VT1616 Codec - AC’ 97 Audio Interface
I/O Ports
Front Panel I/O Ports

2x USB 2.0 Ports
2x DB9 serial COM Ports (COM1 and COM2)
2x serial COM (Screw Terminal COM3 and COM4)

Rear Panel I/O Ports

1x PS/2 keyboard port and 1x PS/2 mouse port via splitter cable
2x USB 2.0 ports
2x Ethernet interface (10/100 BASE-T RJ-45)
1x DB-15 VGA port
2x RS-232 DB-9 ports
1x Parrallel port
1x 1/8" analog line out jack
1x 1/8" Mic-in

Expansion Slots
Supported Bus Interface One Type I/II PC Card (PCMCIA) slot
Storage and Media
Number of hard drives supported 1x 2.5" IDE Notebook Hard Drive
Interface type supported IDE
Storage Controllers AMD CS5536
Solid State Storage Optional solid state storage available via compact flash or IDE SSD
Chassis and Power Supply
Case Material Fanless Aluminium Chassis
Form Factor Industrial Nano System
Mounting Options


System Cooling None, fanless system cooled by heat sink/heat pipe combination on mainboard
with chassis fins
Chassis Dimensions
(w x h x d)
260mm x 55mm x 176mm
Standard Power Supply Single Input DC power supply voltage from +9 V to +36 V
Optional AC Adapter Available
Operating temperature with air flow

5°C to 40°C (w/ HDD) (41° F to 104° F)
-10°C to 50°C (w/CF Card Only) (14° F to 122° F)
10% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing

Nonoperating temperature -40° C to 80° C (-40° F to 176° F)
10% up to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
Altitude (operating) Up to 3000m; maximum ambient temperature is derated by 1° C per 500m above 500m
Altitude (nonoperating) Up to 12,000 m
Certifications: CE approval
FCC Class A
Standard Compliance: RoHS
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NISE3220 Datasheet   385.79 kB
NISE3220 User Manual   6.75 MB