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Jul 17, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Haiva, Israel — (press release excerpt) — CompuLab announced the 586CORE, a tiny module implementing a complete Embedded PC within just 3.1 x 2.4 inches (78 x 60 mm) of space. The functional content of the module is equivalent to a well-equipped desktop computer, including a Pentium-class CPU, SDRAM, Flash Disk, and practically all the standard peripheral interfaces. The 586CORE is intended to serve as an “all-in-one” building block for the implementation of set-top boxes, mobile computing appliances, small routers, and a wide variety of applications requiring an inexpensive and flexible embedded computer core.

The 586CORE comprises a 133MHz CPU, SDRAM, Flash Disk, SVGA graphics controller, 100Mb Ethernet, USB, Sound, serial ports, infrared interface, general purpose I/O, real-time clock, PS/2 keyboard and mouse controller, parallel port, and interfaces to floppy and hard disks. Many of the above-mentioned contents are optional and are included according to the application's requirements.

The 586CORE also includes ISA and PCI buses, for interface to off-board expansions. The module is designed for either stand-alone operation (with 586BASE) or for piggy-back attachment to a carrier card via two miniature 180-pin connectors.

The 586CORE module is available from Compulab immediately, and is priced starting at $110 for 1,000-unit quantities.

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