Remote management has been long applied for network equipment and servers. This function can be available in some computers (servers) integrated, but when a PC computer cannot provide this option, the user may add Management card to the motherboard. Either solution we choose, the hardware costs of remote access are very high; therefore, we must carefully consider the application of it. Therefore, in everyday life, they do not used in a great extent.
Because of the above mentioned facts, the topic of my thesis is the development of a simple, low cost Management card that provides remote access primarily through command-line interface, especially for Linux-based computers and embedded systems. Main requirements: the Management card, what I develop, must be reliable and small as possible, and have to perform the basic functions required, and in addition, it must be low cost also.
In my thesis I examine the construction of the most popular Management cards first. I compare their advantages and disadvantages. I list the essential features for the application and the sensors most useful on a Management card. I consider different implementation of the power supply and consequences of their use. After that I design the detailed schematics and PCB layout of the Management card. As a continuation of this thesis after defending it, I will manufacture the prototype, I will test it, and implement the embedded software required for operation.