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Credit card sized Geode embedded PC module

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article image Designed for either stand-alone operation or for piggy-back attachment.

COMPULAB, represented in Australia by Allied Data Systems Pty Ltd , has introduced the CM-i686 - a tiny module implementing a complete embedded PC measuring 68mm x 58mm.

Based on AMD's (National Semiconductor's) Geode CPU, the functional content of the module is equivalent to a Pentium-II class desktop computer.

The CM-i686 fills the gap between the low cost CM-i586 and the high performance CM-i786.

For many applications, such as set-top boxes, gaming machines and hand-held appliances, where display interface is mandatory, the CM-i686 provides the best cost-effective solution.

The CM-i686 comprises an AMD Geode CPU at 266MHz with FPU, MMX and integrated graphics controller, SDRAM, Flash Disk, 100Mb Ethernet, USB, sound, serial ports, infrared interface, general purpose I/O, real-time clock, PS/2 keyboard and mouse controller, parallel port and interfaces to floppy and hard disks. Many of these contents are optional and are included according to the application's requirements.

The CM-i686 has integrated ISA, PCI and LPC buses for interface to off-board expansions.

The module is designed for either stand-alone operation (using SB-i686) or for piggy-back attachment to a carrier card via two miniature 180-pin connectors.

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