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LinuxDevices.com: OpenHardware releases Ethernet for open SBC design

Aug 21, 2000, 11:45 (0 Talkback[s])

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"OpenHardware.net announces availability of design data for a SIMM-sized 10BaseT Ethernet board. The tiny Ethernet interface board is meant to be used with the EZ328SIMM, a SIMM-sized single-board computer that contains a Motorola MC68EZ328 CPU and is supported by the current uClinux embedded Linux distribution. All design data, including the schematics & PCB GERBER data files needed to reproduce the MPU board (photo), Ethernet board, and a matching mini-motherboard (photo), are available for public download on the project's website."

"This completes the reference design with all manufacturing data now available to construct a Linux based prototype system. The project goal has been to evaluate an MMU-less controller without paying the high cost of a more complex development system, and gain experience with embedded Linux. Schematics, development software RPMs, board data, and documentation are fully available online."

"Individuals and companies seeking to rapidly transition into an embedded Linux platform, without undergoing the delay of designing their own evaluation system, are encouraged to duplicate the system for research and evaluation purposes. The Gerber data for reproducing the boards is restricted from commercial use; however, the schematics have no such restrictions (i.e. download them, and do what you want with them!)."

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