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[Technical tips] BIOS remote access on VDX3-6754

March 31, 2022

This document will talk about the steps to BIOS remote access.

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Some devices allow the BIOS to be configured from the serial port, especially on systems designed for rack mounting. Few machines intended to be used as desktop systems enable the BIOS to be accessed from the serial port.

Refer to your vendor's documentation to set the BIOS to use the serial port. Some vendors call this feature "console redirection." (You can see Use Console Redirection with Vortex86 platform)


We will be using the VDX3-6754 to be the target device in this section.

The steps to BIOS remote access:

  • Connect ICOP board COM1 and Windows PC COM port using RS-232 null modem cable.
  • Change BIOS setting Advanced > Remote Access to
    Enabled

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  • Press F10 > Enter to save BIOS setting change
  • Download Putty for Windows: https://www.putty.org/
  • Run Putty under Windows PC
  • Putty configuration:
    1. Connection type: Serial
    2. Serial line: COM1 (or the COM port of your PC)
    3. Speed: 115200

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  • Click Open
  • Power on ICOP board, then you can see on your PC
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After the above steps, you are allowed the BIOS remote access successfully on the VDX3-6754.


Main features of VDX3-6754:

  • DM&P SoC Vortex86DX3- 1GHz
  • 1GB / 2GB DDR3 onboard
  • 4S / 2U / VGA / LCD / LVDS / LAN / LPT / Audio / 16GPIO / SATA
  • Operation Temperature: -20 ~ +70°C / -40 ~ +85°C (Optional)

For more info and sample request, please write to info@icop.com.tw, call your nearest ICOP Branch, or contact our Worldwide Official Distributor.

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