Atom E6xx PC is claimed to be world's smallest
Feb 28, 2011, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Toradex announced a Linux-based single board computer
(SBC) with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom E6xx, and also debuted a PC based on
it that's claimed to be "the world's smallest." The "Topaz" SBC
underlies the fanless, aluminum-housed "Xiilun," which measures
3.50 x 2.36 x 0.63 inches, features up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and
offers a bootable microSD slot, DVI-D, and four USB 2.0 ports.
"Claims for the world's smallest computer and world's smallest
SBC pop up every year or two in the embedded Linux world, it seems.
The claims are usually true, for awhile, until the next, even
smaller device comes along.
"But what's amazing about recent entries, including the
ARM-based Marvell Plug Computer, is just how powerful they're
getting. The Xiilun, for example, crams a lot of horsepower into
its 3.50 x 2.36 x 0.63 inches (89 x 60 x 16mm) frame, thanks to the
Atom E6xx-based Topaz single board computer (SBC)."