LinuxDevices.com: Tiny embeddable board comes with Embedded Linux
Aug 15, 2000, 01:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Simple Network Magic Corporation (SNMC) has announced a
fully GPL embedded Linux port for its tiny QuickStart QS850
embedded computer module. The module, which measures just 2.8"
x 2.5" in size (see photo), was designed to simplify the embedding
of networked intelligence into a broad range of embedded systems
and devices. The tiny module contains everything necessary to
implement a highly miniaturized web server, file server, IP
engine/router, or SNMP/TL1 agent."
"Functions on the module include a 33 MHz Motorola MPC850
processor, 16-64 MBytes SDRAM memory, 4-16 MBytes of flash storage
memory, and a clock oscillator. Using the module's two Ethernet
channels requires the simple addition of external magnetics and
RJ45 connectors. Other I/O includes up to 49 programmable I/O
lines, and up to four serial ports, and HDLC synchronous serial
"DC power and all the I/O connections between the module's
MPC850 processor and other system devices are handled by 100 tiny
pins on the bottom of the module. In order to conserve space on the
tiny module, SNMC employed a unique high density solderless
board-to-board interconnect scheme, made by Samtec, whereby the
tiny pins on the bottom of the module compression-connect to 100
pads on the top of an application carrier board. Four mounting
screws hold the QS850 module securely onto the carrier board. As a
result of this stacking technology, the module can be easily
installed or replaced without soldering."