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StrongARM-based Embedded Linux reference platform

May 23, 2000 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Santa Clara, CA — (press release) — Intrinsyc today unveiled its new Linux-based hardware reference platform built around an Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor. The newest member of Intrinsyc's family of compact, high-performance hardware reference platforms, CerfBoard for Linux is meant to give customers a head-start in developing Linux-based Internet devices or information appliances.

This new Linux platform, based on Intel's powerful StrongARM 1110 microprocessor, is the latest addition to Intrinsyc's hardware and software solutions, which bring standard web and enterprise connectivity to a wide variety of embedded platforms.

“A number of our customers have expressed a desire to build their new Internet devices and information appliances around the Linux operating system,” said Derek Spratt, President and CEO of Intrinsyc. “We wanted to offer our customers this additional versatility, while continuing to extend our software solutions to other platforms.”

“This is one of the first hardware reference platforms to feature Linux out-of-the-box, so manufacturers and developers can dramatically decrease the time-to-market of their new Linux-based Internet devices and information appliances,” said Guylain Roy-MacHabee, Intrinsyc's VP of Marketing. “CerfBoard for Linux means more options for our customers, and represents the first step in our multi-OS strategy to provide common enterprise connectivity and remote management solutions.”


The CerfBoard for Linux features Intel's StrongARM SA-1110 206 MHzchip, 8-32MB Intel StrataFlash, and 8-32MB RAM. Connectors include built-in RJ-45 Ethernet, USB port, LCD, serial ports, general purpose I/O, and a CompactFlash connector that enables OEMs to instantly incorporate more functionality by using standard, off-the-shelf CF products, such as memory cards, modems, bar code scanners, or the new IBM 340 MB microdrive for high data-storage embedded applications. CerfBoard for Linux comes pre-loaded with a standard Linux kernel, which can function with as little as 1 MB memory, and a wide variety of standard Linux development tools andkits.


The new CerfBoard for Linux will be demonstrated at the Applied Computing show (booth#821) taking place in Santa Clara, CA, May 23 to 24, 2000. It will be available for purchase in Q3/2000.

About Intrinsyc

Intrinsyc provides highly engineered products and solutions that help its clients develop smart, Internet-ready products. The company is a leader in the emerging Information Appliance and Internet Device market that specializes in the embedded computers controlling common products such as home security systems, vending machines, and factory floor controllers. Intrinsyc sells its Internet-enabled technologies to leading Fortune 500 companies in growing global markets such as mobile computing, industrial automation, and point-of-sale. These customers use Intrinsyc's unique expertise to create Internet Devices or Information Appliances, link these devices to other levels of a company's business systems, and remotely manage large networks of devices.

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