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World’s first XScale-based PC/104 SBC?

Sep 12, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

San Jose, CA; Intel Developer Forum — (press release excerpt) — Arcom announced the forthcoming availability of its new PC/104 form factor Intel XScale based embedded processor board. The Viper board will be the world's first PC/104 single board computer to use Intel's 32-bit XScale application processor, the PXA250. The Viper will be supported by a ready-to-run development kit for embedded Linux (with IBM J9 Java technology), as well as one for Microsoft Windows CE .NET.

The XScale products (PXA250 and PXA210) are building blocks of Intel's Personal Internet Client Architecture and offer high performance low power platforms fully compliant with the ARM v.5TE instruction set. In real terms this offers an extension to the technology roadmap for the current Intel StrongARM processor, both in terms of top line clock speed and reduced power consumption. The PXA250 packs a wide range of integrated peripherals such as a memory/CompactFlash/PCMCIA controller with a 100MHz bus, color TFT/STN LCD controller, power management, RTC, interrupt/DMA controllers as well as a multitude of serial ports including support for Bluetooth and IrDA. Arcom's new Viper product exploits many of these features and also adds 10/100baseT Ethernet, 32Mbytes of Intel Synchronous StrataFlash, two additional enhanced serial ports (128byte FIFO) and PC/104 expansion. This combination of features gives you a highly versatile but extremely low power embedded controller suited to applications in remote monitoring, man-machine interface panels, communication gateways and telematics.

The 300MHz PXA250 based Viper PC/104 board and development kit will be available from Arcom by the end of Q4 2002.

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