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LinuxDevices.com: The Giant Penguin... and The Teeny Weeny Webserver

Jun 01, 2000, 21:10 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

[ Thanks to LinuxDevices.com for this link. ]

"I just spent a couple of days at this year's Applied Computing Conference, held in San Jose, CA. New this year, were several presentations on embedded Linux. But beyond that not-so-surprising occurrence, there were two things -- one very large, and one very small -- that REALLY caught my attention...."

"the TEENY WEENY WEBSERVER -- as if to balance the image of the GIANT PENGUIN, and practically sitting in its shadow, was the most amazingly small single-board webserver. It's called the "CerfBoard-SA 1110 for Linux", it's made by Intrinsyc...."

"This little gem is really really tiny -- measuring a mere 2.24 x 2.36 in. (57 x 60 mm)! Still, through the modern miracle of system-on-chip technology (thank you, Intel) it includes more than enough electronics to boot up and function as a Linux based webserver. Somehow, Intrinsyc managed to pack all this into that minuscule design: 133 or 206 MHz Intel StrongARM 1110 CPU, up to 16M Flash, up to 8M SDRAM, 16 digital I/O lines, 10BaseT Ethernet, USB Type B port, 3 2-wire RS232 ports, a built-in CompactFlash+ socket, and an audio CODEC and LCD interface that require a few external chips for actual use in a system...."

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