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89interesting possibilities with this controller

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  • Mike Jones
    Apr 30, 2000
      check out this embedded Linux credit card sized board:


      Martigny, SWITZERLAND -- Swiss startup Smartdata today unveiled a credit-card
      sized embedded Linux computer called ยต-computer Chipslice. The tiny device,
      which runs uClinux, is intended to be used in a wide range of mobile, portable,
      and wearable computing applications.

      According to Jean-Pierre Buttet, founder and CEO of Smartdata, the company
      has created "the world's first Linux-powered smartcard, which contains
      a revolutionary architecture that allows multiple combinations of functionality
      within one device." Buttet says his company has applied for a patent on
      "technology that enables the production of cost effective credit card sized
      modular pocket internet appliances." Typical applications targeted by the
      devices include mobile internet appliances, wearable computers, PDAs, mobile
      phone companions, PC companions, mobile micro webservers, and smartcard


      The tiny credit-card sized computer (see photo) includes . . .
      16MHz 68EZ328 DragonBall Microcontroller

      4Mbyte FLASH and 2Mbyte SRAM

      Interfaces: RS232, USB, SPI, LCD, touchscreen

      Additional 8 I/O to control SPI bus devices

      Integrated voltage regulator for power supply (battery or directly from
      USB host powered)

      Software: Linux kernel, based on uClinux

      Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.1 x .1 in. (86 x 54 x 2.9 mm)