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Networking appliance features five Ethernet ports

Aug 31, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Aaeon announced a desktop networking appliance equipped with five networking ports, two with LAN bypass. The FWS-7150 comes with a choice of Via Eden (up to 2GHz) or Via C7 (1GHz) processors, supports up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, and offers SATA and solid-stage storage options, says the company.

The FWS-7150 is primarily designed for use as a router or an IDS (intrusion detection system), says Aaeon. The 1U desktop appliance is available with either a Via Eden CPU clocked at up to 2GHz, or a Via C7 CPU clocked at 1GHz, says the company. Either CPU is accompanied by a Via CN700 northbridge chipset with VT8237R southbridge, and up to 2GB DDR2 400/533MHz memory is said to be available via dual 240-pin DIMM sockets.

Aaeon FWS-7150
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Five PCI 10/100Base-TX Ethernet ports are offered, two of which provide LAN bypass. Other I/O includes two USB ports and a serial DB-9 console connector, while a keyboard and mouse may be added via a pin header.

The FWS-7150 ships with a 3.5-inch SATA or ATA hard disk drive (HDD), with storage expansion available via a ATA-100 interface, dual SATA I interfaces, and a CompactFlash Type II connector for a solid-state disk (SSD), says the company. Further expansion is possible with the supplied Mini-PCI Type III expansion socket.

Specifications listed for the Aaeon FWS-7150 include:

  • Processor — Via C7/ Eden CPU, up to 2GHz (FSB 400/800MHz), or onboard C7 1GHz (FSB 400MHz)
  • Chipset — Via CN700 + VT8237R+
  • Memory — Up to 2GB DDR2 400/533MHz via 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets
  • Storage interfaces:
    • 1 x ATA 100-channel IDE interface
    • 2 x Serial ATA (SATA) I
    • 1 x CompactFlash Type II connector (ATA Mode) for SSD storage
  • Expansion — 1 x Mini-PCI Type III socket
  • Networking — 5 x 10/100Base-TX Ethernet ports via Realtek 8100C PCI; 2 x ports offer bypass function
  • Other I/O:
    • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
    • 1 x serial DB-9 connector for dual RS-232 COM ports (1 x internal pin header; 1 x external D-sub)
    • 1 x VGA controller (UniChrome Pro) with VGA pin header
    • 1 x keyboard and mouse reserve pin header
  • Other features:
    • Watchdog timer (1~255 step)
    • Internal RTC
    • 2 x 4cm ball-bearing fan (optional)
    • Power, HDD, Bypass, Status, and LAN LEDs
  • Power — 60 Watt power supply
  • Dimensions — 16.9 x 9.8 x 1.7 inches (430 x 250 x 44mm)
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C)

Availability

Aaeon did not offer pricing, availability, or operating system support information on the FWS-7150. However, the x86-based device most likely supports Linux and Windows. More information may be found here.


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