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Embedded module TQMxE38M Documentation

BIOS Overview

BIOS Revision TXE Firmware Version PCI Configurations BIOS Binary 4×1 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0028.16.bin
1×4 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0028.16_pcie1x4.bin
1×2 + 2×1 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0028.16_pcie1x22x1.bin 4×1 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0028.14_headless.bin
intended use for TQMxE38M-AD/-AJ (headless version without graphics) 4×1 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0028.12_X64.bin
1×4 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0028.12_X64_pcie1x4.bin
1×2 + 2×1 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0028.12_X64_pcie1x2_2x1.bin 4×1 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0025.09_X64.bin 4×1 PCIe Lanes TQMxE38M_5.4.48.0025.06_X64.bin


Reset BIOS to default with reset button

To reset the BIOS to default values press the reset button of the mainboard 3 times within a second.

Reset BIOS to default with reset button

Take a screenshot from the BIOS

  1. Connect a USB stick (FAT32 formatted) to the mainboard
  2. Boot the system into the BIOS menu and move to the desired BIOS screen
  3. Press <F11> to take a screenshot of the actual screen
  4. Select the desired storage device in the pop-up window and press <Enter>

The file will be stored as YYYYMMDDhhmmss.BMP

Take a screenshot from the UEFI shell

  1. Connect a USB stick (FAT32 formatted) to the mainboard
  2. Boot the System into the UEFI shell
  3. Press <F11> to take a screenshot of the actual screen
  4. Select the desired storage device in the pop-up window and press <Enter>

BIOS-Update-USB Stick


  • FAT formated USB-Stick with at least > 32 MiB storage
  • Latest BIOS-Update-Tools ZIP archive

Creating BIOS-Update-USB Stick

Copy Insyde Firmware Flash Tool to USB-Stick

<USB key>

The BIOS-Update-USB Stick is now ready for updating and flashing BIOS images.
For further Information please see the BIOS Update section.

BIOS Update


<USB key>

Perform BIOS Update

Attention: keyboard layout is US by default in BIOS setup!

  • Insert BIOS-Update-USB Stick to a Starterkit USB port
  • Boot up the system and navigate into the EFI Shell (Boot Manager > Internal EFI Shell)
  • After starting the EFI Shell switch path to the USB stick by typing fs0:. This depends on the amount of connected mass storage devices. With command ls you can check the content of the path.
  • Launch BIOS update
fs0:\> H2OFFT-Sx64.efi <BIOS_Image>.bin –ALL -RA <Enter>


⇒ BIOS will reboot into EFI shell after the update has finished succesfully

  • Leave EFI shell
Shell> exit
  • Select “Boot Manager”
  • Select desired boot device (e.g. Internal HD)
    ⇒ System will reboot from selected boot device

Boot from external BIOS

SM Bus CLK 1 2 I2C Bus CLK
SM Bus DAT 3 4 I2C Bus DAT
SM Bus Alert 5 6 3V3

If there is no Jumper present on the BIOS_DIS1# signal the module will load its BIOS from the internal SPI flash.
If there is a Jumper on the BIOS_DIS1# signal (between signal and GND) the module loads its BIOS from the flash in the SPI socket of the carrier board.

Supported external SPI flash devices

Following external SPI flash devices are supported by the corresponding platform/module:

Platform/Module SPI flash device SPI flash vendor
TQMxE38M W25Q64FVSS Winbond

en/x86/tqmxe38m/bios.1539334081.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/10/12 10:48 by schmid


TQ-Systems GmbH provides the Board Support Packages (BSP) free of charge. The software included in the shipment has been configured individually for the starter kits. The software is only intended to evaluate the module. The use of the Board Support Packages (BSP) is only allowed within the scope of functionality described by TQ-Systems GmbH. TQ-Systems GmbH does not accept any liability for all further changes of the Board Support Package and for any damage resulting from its use.

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