Re: Suitable chipset for a pocket linux box

Jason McMullan (
26 Jan 1998 17:17:01 GMT

Adam Wiggins ( wrote:
> 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.

ARM. Low power consumption varieties available, reasonably
good support from the manufacturer(s), As of 2.1.79 mainlined
kernel support, etc. And cheap, too.

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