CompuLab Introduces the CM-i686 (686CORE) – Tiny Embedded PC module
HAIFA, ISRAEL – NOVEMBER 15, 2002 – CompuLab introduced today the CM-i686 – a tiny module implementing a complete Embedded PC measuring 68 x 58 mm. Based on 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. The CM-i686 delivers more performance and functions per dollar, relative to any other product introduced so far. 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.
About the CM-i686 module
The CM-i686 comprises a NS Geode CPU at 266 MHz 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 the above-mentioned 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.
Pricing and Availability
The CM-i686 module is available today, and is priced starting at $108 for 10K -unit quantities (or $120 for 1K units). Evaluation Kits are also available from CompuLab.
Established in 1992, CompuLab Ltd. develops and manufactures tiny ‘PC-on-chip’ modules, and highly integrated single board computers for embedded systems. CompuLab sells products to more than 300 companies in 50 countries. The company’s offices are located in the Haifa, Israel.
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