July 15, 2009

Open Source x86 Design Targets Failsafe Embedded PC

Article Source LinuxDevices
July 15, 2009, 11:03 am

ZF Micro Solutions is shipping an open source reference design for a low-cost, low-power, embedded control PC. The Linux-compatible ZFx86 Easy Embedded PC System (EEPC) design is built around a "failsafe" ZFx86 SoC, consumes under five Watts, and offers multiple I/O connectors, says the company.

The EEPC is intended for developing an embedded control PC with a $100 target BOM (bill of materials) in volumes of 10K, says the company. The schematics and software for the EEPC design are posted as a free open source download, says the fabless semiconductor company. ZF Micro also sells a complete development kit for Linux or Windows CE for $600, and a parts starter kit is said to be available for $120 from ZF distributors...

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