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LinuxDevices: Tiny SBC Aims to Free Linux Device Designers from Core Chores

Jun 30, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"In September, Kontron will release a powerful, fanless RISC-based SBC (single board computer) designed to enable Linux and VxWorks device developers to concentrate on product design and application-specific software, rather than on implementing their own processor cores. The E2Brain EB8540 targets industrial automation, transportation, medical technology, and defense.

"The E2Brain EB8540 is based on an 800MHz Freescale MPC8540 PowerQUICC III processor that delivers 1,850 DMIPS (millions of instructions per second, measured with Dhrystone 2.1), while dissipating 'much less power' than x86 SBCs offering similar performance, according to Kontron..."

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