[Tiny-tux] pc/104

Corey McGuire coreyfro at coreyfro.com
Mon Dec 13 19:39:40 UTC 2010

Several of us are involved with the Robotics Project "Orb-Swarm" and for
that, we use a TS7800, which is a PC-104 board.  We have several of these
boards and our own PC104 daughter boards that control various realtime
operations on the orbs.

These boards are expensive and the support is frustrating.  Lots of people
online have been trying crack this nut.  It's one of those things where it
would be nice to have a volume of knowledge before we tackle them again.

I can't recommend these boards yet because, though they are stable and
solid, they don't have a community behind them and the company certainly
isn't helpful.  If there are other options, I know we'd all be interested in
looking at them.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 11:27 AM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:

>   anyone got tho'ts on PC/104?
> http://www.pc104.org/
>   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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