Suitable chipset for a pocket linux box

Adam Wiggins (
Mon, 26 Jan 1998 16:21:55 +1100 (EST)

Myself and a few other comp sci/eng studnets at the Uni of NSW,
australia want to do a little pocket linux box project. To get the ball
rolling we have to decide on a suitable chipset. I'm writting to ask what
the best arcitecture for this project would be. We need a low cost, low
power usage chip with a bit of grunt and with a solid nitch in linux
support. Mips comes to mind though i'm not sure of the power usage of
these. We'd rather not deal with intel though we may have to.
As well as the cpu we need a support chipset for standard i/o
using the laptop based interfaces like pcmcia or other popular standards.
The focus is nice cheap low power consumption hardware while maintainning
good software support from linux.
Please relay your comments.

Cheers Adam