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Open Benchtable Debug Card Returns After Two Years!

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with our community! After a two-year hiatus, the Open Benchtable Debug Card will soon be available in our store again.

Open Benchtable Debug Card

For those who may not be familiar, the Debug Card, designed to fit all full-size Open Benchtable V1/V1.1 setups, provides a convenient solution to display motherboard debug information sent to port 80 on the LPC bus. This is particularly useful in situations where there’s no on-board display on your motherboard.

Many of our dedicated fans may recall our initial debug card promotion in 2020 and subsequent general availability in 2021. Unfortunately, right around the time we ran out of stock, the electronics shortage hit the world and we were unable to source critical components at a reasonable price.

We tracked the market price of the critical components on a monthly basis ever since and now we’re excited to finally bring it back by popular demand.

The Debug Card utilizes an Altera/Intel Max V CPLD, effectively decoding the LPC bus and presenting debug codes on a clear 7-segment display. To use this incredible tool, a prerequisite is that your motherboard features a TPM or LPC debug header. Pinouts of the card, cables and standard motherboard headers can be found over at ElmorLabs.com. You can find a list of compatible motherboards on the ElmorLabs forum.

We expect the Open Benchtable Debug Card to be back in stock in March 2024. Once we have a more clear idea about the exact availability date, we’ll open the product page for orders

Happy Benching!

The Open Benchtable Team

LPC Debug Card With Power Buttons Free With Next 50 BC1

In this limited promotion Open Benchtable is offering a free ElmorLabs LPC Debug Card with every purchase of a full size BC1 Open Benchtable.

With each purchase of any of the BC1 SKUs (Black, Red, Silver) you will receive a code to order an additional Open Benchtable branded Elmorlabs P80DB2 LPC Debug Card. The debug card allows you to display motherboard debug information sent to port 80 on the LPC bus, even if there’s no on-board display on your motherboard. The device also features handy power on and reset buttons.

The debug card can be easily mounted in multiple positions on the Open Benchtable:

  • 2 positions on each of the short ends of the benchtable (near the PSU or the SSD)
  • Multiple positions using the PCIe brackets

ElmorLabs P80DB2 LPC Debug Card

The P80DB2 card allows you to display motherboard debug information sent to port 80 on the LPC bus, even if there’s no on-board display on your motherboard. It uses an Altera/Intel Max V CPLD which decodes the LPC bus and displays the debug codes on a 7-segment display. The prerequisite is that there’s a TPM or LPC debug header on the motherboard. Pinouts of the card, cables and standard motherboard headers can be found here.

This updated version has an improved full surface mount design with JST PH-headers for simple and reliable connection to the debug card. It also has M4 mounting holes (60×20 mm) for attaching to a suitable case.

This product comes with:

  • 1x 30cm cables for ASUS/Gigabyte motherboards (2×5 2.00mm LPC/TPM header)
  • 1x 30cm cables for MSI motherboards (2×7 2.0mm JTPM header)
  • 1x 30cm cables for ASRock motherboards (2×9 2.0mm TMPS header)
  • 1x 30cm cables for power and reset buttons (front panel header)

The promotion runs from October 1, 2020 (00:01 HK Time), until supply of 50pcs lasts! Please do let us know what you think about this promotion. We’d love to hear from you!