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