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Mar 22, 2001, 20:46 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The MachZ is an interesting component. All of the functions performed by today's desktop computer, minus display and storage, are contained in a single chip...."

"While the MachZ is no computing powerhouse, it is well suited for embedded computing. Most desktop applications spend lots of cycles on graphics, which is not a factor in the average embedded application."

"This type of device helps the embedded market in general, and is great for the Linux world. Since the MachZ is a low-cost device, it works well with the free software model to create inexpensive computing devices. The MachZ has low-power consumption, so it works well in small enclosures (less than 2 Watts power consumption, it requires no heat sink or fan for cooling). The MachZ is based on the familiar x86 architecture, so existing software and design principles can be applied for rapid prototyping."

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