jim at systemateka.com
Mon Dec 13 19:27:35 UTC 2010
anyone got tho'ts on PC/104?
briefly, if you haven't worked with this, it's a spec
for a form factor and interconnect bus.
a pc/104 system typically comprises a power supply
card, above which is a CPU card, above which is a
storage card, above which may be more cards.
each card is 5.25 inches on each side and supports
a bus that extends vertically to allow inter-card
communication. the form factor specifies locations for
stand-offs near each corner.
typical systems have standard pc chipsets (display,
ethernet, wifi...) and can run linux, have low power
requirements, and are suitable for remote locations in
hermetically sealed housings.
design mentality is basically that of a laptop.
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