Jetway NF96FL-525 / NF96U-525 Dual Core Atom

Note: Requires AstLinux 1.x

The NF96FL-525 and NF96U-525 are exactly the same except the NF96U-525 does not have an eSATA port.

Board Specifications: NF96FL-525 / NF96U-525

AstLinux Board Type:

  • “geni586” (VGA video console)
  • “geni586-serial” (19200 baud serial console)

Complete System Recommended Options:

  • Daughterboard: 3x 10/100/1000 Intel LAN Module
  • Memory: 240-pin DDR2 667/800 DIMM 2GB (or 2x 1GB sticks)
  • Flash Drive: Emphase Industrial S1 SATA (or 44-pin IDE) Flash Module 2 GB
  • Case:
    • No PCI Expansion Card Support
      • M350 Universal Mini-ITX Case
      • AC Adapter (brick): AC Power Adapter 60W, 12V, 5A
      • Fan (optional): 40x40x10mm or 40x40x20mm (Noise < 25 dBA)
    • With PCI Expansion Card Support
      • Jetway Case JC-11x-B Series1) (or similar)
      • AC Adapter (brick) is included, Internal ATX Power Supply not used
      • 2 Fans are included, CF-Reader (USB) included (optional)
      • Riser card for 2 PCI slots is included

Total System Power (no PCI Expansion Card): 23 Watts when idle.

Performance: 56.9 secs. (Maximum OpenVPN: 56 Mbps)

openvpn --genkey --secret /tmp/secret
time openvpn --test-crypto --secret /tmp/secret --verb 0 --tun-mtu 20000 --cipher aes-256-cbc

Configuration:

/mnt/kd/rc.conf.d/user.conf

SENSEMODS="f71882fg"

WDMODULE="iTCO_wdt"  # Optional Watchdog

ALERT_SOUNDS="startup shutdown"  # Optional Sounds


/mnt/kd/sensors.conf

# libsensors configuration file
# -----------------------------
# Jetway NF96FL-525 / NF96U-525 Dual Core Atom

chip "f71882fg-*" "f71869-*" "f71869a-*"

ignore in2
ignore in3

# Comment-out installed fan(s)
#ignore fan1
ignore fan2
ignore fan3

label in0 "3.3V"
label in1 "VCORE"
label in4 "VDIMM"
label in5 "5V"
label in6 "12V"
label in7 "3VSB"
label in8 "Vbat"

label fan1 "CPU Fan"
label fan2 "SYS Fan1"
label fan3 "SYS Fan2"

label temp1 "CPU Temp"
label temp2 "SYS Temp1"
label temp3 "SYS Temp2"

compute in0 @*2, @/2
compute in4 @*(1.5), @/(1.5)
compute in5 @*(3.7), @/(3.7)
compute in6 @*(11), @/(11)
compute in7 @*2, @/2
compute in8 @*2, @/2


If your system has one or more fans, you may want to enable Fan Smart Mode in the BIOS. This will automatically vary the fan speed according to it's corresponding temperature sensor. In the BIOS Setup, go to the “PC Health Status” → “Smart FAN Configurations”

Fan BIOS

In this example, the fan runs at 50% of full speed at 45 C and below, then linearly ramps up to 100% full speed at 75 C and above. For louder/faster 40x40x20mm fans, values of 095(Full),065(Idle),025(%) slows the fan for normal operation and reduces the noise.


Note: In AstLinux 1.2.5 we occasionally found issues with Kernel Oops during reboots, when using the new faster 'kernel-reboot' feature. We never saw these issues when using the standard full reboot. To be safe the best is to enable 'Prefs/System & Staff Tab Options/Disable faster “kernel-reboot” System Reboot' and always use the full reboot.

Disable kernel-reboot


Photos:

View 1

View 2

1) a PCI-riser-card is included with the JC-11x-B case