Handheld URLOTD - 200mhz and 64MB of RAM (fwd)

Tom Whore (tomwhore@inetarena.com)
Thu, 28 May 1998 17:04:51 -0700 (PDT)


The Itsy Pocket Computer is a small handheld computer based on the
low-power, high-performance
StrongARM SA-1100 microprocessor. Our current prototype runs at 200MHz on
a pair of AAA batteries,
and sports a tiny, high-resolution LCD touchscreen, a high-quality audio
codec, and up to 64MB of memory.

Itsy is designed to be an open platform for research projects ranging from
OS power management to novel
gesture and speech-based user interfaces. The base Itsy hardware provides
a flexible interface for adding a
custom daughtercard, enabling a wide range of hardware projects such as
wireless networking and GPS. Itsy
also supports the Linux OS and standard GNU tools, facilitating the
development of both kernel and
application software, as well as ports of existing packages such as