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PowerPC Single Board Computers

October 31, 2009

The Freescale (spun out from Motorola) PowerPC (now called Power Architecture™) family of processors is often used for Single Board Computers employed in communication applications. While not fast enough to support in-band data at maximum rates, these processors provide many powerful communications engines implemented as internal peripherals.   Freescale has continually releases new versions of […]

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ARM Processor Based Single Board Computers

October 30, 2009

The ARM family of processors are widely used by Single Board Computer manufacturers.  ARM processors are extremely popular for embedded systems development and are common in devices such as cell phones and portable instruments due to their low power capabilities. There are many ARM processor manufacturers, called “licensees” since ARM licenses out the rights to […]

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Operating Systems for Single Board Computers

October 30, 2009

Single board computers support a wide range of operating system software. The purpose of the operating system is to allow control of and interaction with a single board computer and to provide a framework of system services (Disk I/O, Communications, memory management, scheduling, etc) on which to run applications. The major types of operating system […]

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The History of Single Board Computers

October 29, 2009

So what is a single board computer and how did it come to be? A single board computer is any electronic system with at least a microprocessor, memory and I/O that fits on a single circuit board. In the beginning computers were based on vacuum tubes, but they were hardly single board computers–in fact, they […]

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Welcome to the Single Board Computer Resource Site

October 25, 2009

We created this site to help you learn about, research and use single board computer platforms. We are working to create a resource that is comprehensive, yet easy to use. We love feedback, so please send us your comments and questions!

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