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  • Does a sbc like this exist at all?

    I would desperately need a sbc mobo with:

    Socket 7, dimm slots, onboard audio, onboard lan, onboard lcd controller.

    Aaeon PCM5894 would be perfect with onboard audio, because I can't use traditional soundcard due I need to use dvd decoder card and those sbc's only have one PCI-slot

    Shuttle FV24 would definitely rock but it hasn't lcd-controller :/

    So is there anything I want, and for how much $$? I'm looking something in the region of 100-140$ used or new.

  • #2
    Advantech makes a few boards that fit this criteria. I have a PCM-5862 which is a socket 7 with onboard sound, lan and LCD controller, but it uses SIMM memory (max. 128MB). These can be found for cheap on e-bay (I picket up mine for $100 with the cable kit included).

    Mike.

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    • #3
      I have an em586 which has all that and more. I paid about 300 for mine though, so it's way out of your specified price range new.


      Rob
      Old Systems retired due to new car
      New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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      • #4
        Yeah I noticed that PCM-5862 too, but it has so bad sound (16Bit) and I have a pretty decent audio in my car. Everything's so complicated now

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        • #5
          most sbc's aren't gonna have great sound. Those things are tiny. With everything so close together, the signal's gonna be full of noise.
          www.arbybean.com

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          • #6
            i dotn see how it should effect the sound, they except 12v for increased sound quality, or u can run the whole thing off 5v, or u could always just ground the m/b

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            • #7
              Yeah, but look at this review of Advantech's ess chipset: http://www.pcavtech.com/soundcards/ess1868/index.htm
              Doesn't look very promising to me, but the strange thing is that empeg player uses the same mobo and everyone have glorified its sound quality :?

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              • #8
                i didnt realy read all that but i knew a while ago ppl cmoplained about the sound

                but i heard the new drivers fix it, and it sment to sound fine now. and that review looked old

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                • #9
                  I don't think it's a driver issue, looks like it's just a bad hardware. Looks to me that this soundcard is unable to produce high frequencies properly, the frequence response's falling rapidly after 10Khz. But I don't know about that, since the review is about ess sound card, not about Advantech's mobo. Has anyone measured their mobo's soundcard? Some hard facts would be cool

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                  • #10
                    My player has an ESS1869, and with the soundblaster emulation I couldn't get decent quality. I found a datasheet for the chip, and writing my own driver to use the extended registers, I am able to get CD-ish quality (16 bit setereo at 44,100Hz). I do get some hard drive noise on the audio when loading songs, but I'm only feeding my mobo +5v and +12v, perhaps if I gave it the optional -12v things would improve.


                    Rob
                    Old Systems retired due to new car
                    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                    • #11
                      rob, have u tried the latest drivers from advancetech ?

                      i think ill still go ahead and get one of these if i can. and if i dont like the sound ill get a usb soundcard

                      [ 11-04-2001: Message edited by: PaulzY ]

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PaulzY:
                        <STRONG>rob, have u tried the latest drivers from advancetech ?

                        i think ill still go ahead and get one of these if i can. and if i dont like the sound ill get a usb soundcard

                        [ 11-04-2001: Message edited by: PaulzY ]</STRONG>
                        No, when I say I wrote my own drivers, I really mean it, I am not using anyone else's drivers...! I don't have any sound card drivers loaded in my autoexec.bat. My player software writes straight to the hardware registers. I handle all the ping-pong DMA buffers myself.

                        I used DOS so I could go striaght to the metal like this, with no worries about another OS messing it all up for me.


                        Rob
                        Old Systems retired due to new car
                        New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                        • #13
                          yer i know u said u wrote your own, but with the newer drivers it might fix the problem

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