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Intrinsyc preps PowerPC version of tiny CerfCube reference platform

Feb 26, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 7 views

Intrinsyc Software announced the development of a new version of its “CerfCube” reference platform that will be based on IBM's PowerPC 405EP embedded processor.

The new PowerPC-based platform, called the CerfCube 405EP, is described as “a low-cost, low-power, and high-performance reference design that supports an open standard software environment and features wireless connectivity options including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.”

Intrinsyc says companies will be able to employ the CerfCube 405EP as a ready-to-use platform for embedded applications and devices that run Linux and Java. Examples given include wireless LAN solutions and edge-of-network applications such as DSL routers and cable modems, as well as devices like server appliances, data collection devices, scanners, and Internet-enabling machines, network routers and concentrators, LAN-based video, wireless networking access points.

The CerfCube 405EP, which will be available beginning April, 2003, will include an IBM PowerPC 405EP embedded processor along with 32MB of Flash Memory, 32MB of fast SDRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet port (expandable to two), two serial ports, digital I/O, and a mini-PCI expansion connector. JTAG is supported for board testing and Flash programming.

The company will also offer engineering and systems integration services for customers wanting to customize the platform for use in specialized, intelligent devices.

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