AMD G-Series based iBase SI-08 Digital Signage

Ibase announced the SI-08, a digital signage player with an AMD G-Series processor and a DVI output. The device features a 1.6GHz dual-core T56N processor, up to 2GB of RAM and 1TB of disk storage, gigabit Ethernet,  a serial port, 2 USB port, an audio jack (in or out) as well as a Mini PCI slot for optional Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

iBase Digital Signage based on AMD G-Series Embedded Processor T56N
iBase SI-08

Here are the specifications and features of the iBase SI-08 digital signage player:

System Mainboard EB900-16-SI
CPU Type AMD G-Series Dual-Core APU (Accelerated Processing Unit):
T56N=1.65GHz @ 18W TDP
CPU Package 413-BGA
Chipset AMD A55M Controller Hub
Memory DDR3-1333, up to 4GB
Graphics ATi Radeon HD6320 series graphics processing system integrated in APU
• DirectX 11
• Direct Compute 11
• Open GL 4.0
• OpenCL 1.1
• UVD3 Hardware Video Decoder – MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264, VC-1, WMV9
• Hybrid-DVI connector supporting CRT, DVI, or HDMI devices
LAN 1x Realtek RTL8111C PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller
Expansion Slots 1x mPCIe(x1) slots for optional WiFi + Bluetooth board
I/O Interface 1x Hybrid-DVI (supports CRT, DVI or HDMI)
2x USB 2.0 ports
1x RJ45 for Gigabit LAN
1x RJ45 for RS232 serial port
1x Microjack Audio connectors for Line-in or Line-out

Watchdog Timer

256 segments, 0, 1, 2…255 (sec/min)

Power Requirement

+12V DC-in
Construction Aluminum
Weight TBC
Chassis Color Black & White
Storage 1x 2.5″ HDD holder
Power Supply 60W power adapter
Mounting Slim design with wall mounting holes
Dimensions 200mm(W) x 150mm(D) x 34.8mm(H)
Operating Temperature 0°C~ 40°C (32°F~104°F)
Storage Temperature -20° ~ 80°C
Relative Humidity 5~90% @ 45°C, (non-condensing)
Vibration SSD: 5 grms / 5~500Hz / random operation
HDD: 0.25 grms / 5~500Hz / random operation

The SI-08 is very similar to the iBase SI-18 unveiled in March 2011, except for the mother board, the operating  temprature (0 to 40 °C vs 0 to 45°C) and the obvious casing difference. I’m not very sure why they made this kind of casing.  One reason could be that the whole thing could be a heat-sink used to get rid of the fan inside the casing (which may be present inside the SI-18).

As usual with iBase, no information on the default (and supported) operating system(s) was provided. Further information can be found on iBase SI-08 page.

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