Scott Penrose


Scott is an expert software developer with over 30 years experience, specialising in education, automation and remote data.

This page is poorly named advantech. Really my experience here is with a single Advantech board in a system called the Wizard B2B2C - Really an Advantech Wafer 5820-233.


  • Case / Package = Wizard B2B2C
  • Board = Advantech Wafer 5820-233
  • Processor = 233Mhz Cyrix
  • Memory = 32MB SO Dimm (only one, but can go to 128MB)
  • Serial = 2 * RS232. One can be used as RS 485 with auto directional switching
  • Parallel Port
  • IDE Controller = Laptop style
  • Floppy Controller = Laptop style
  • USB = 2 * USB 1.0 (have had reports that the plug is wired wrong, but mine works ok).
  • VGA = Shared memory style with Cyrix chip.
  • LCD = Internal LCD interface, two types
  • IRDA = Have not tried the IRDA yet, and have read some thing suggesting that you must sacrifice one of the serial ports, and others saying you don't have to.
  • Audio = Mic in, Headphone out, standard in, standard out. Boxes don't come with the connectors, but easy to make or buy.
  • Disk on chip = have not tired it yet, but plan to. Reports that it will do up to 128MB which would be very handy.
  • Power = 5V DC regulated input - comes with switched mode, laptop style adapters. I run mine off my large batteries at home using DC-DC converters. Consumption is between 1 and 4 amps, depending on peripherals and current load. Translates to between 5 and 25 watts.

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  • Maximum Ram = 128MB (single SO DIMM)


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