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NSS 04-08-2009 07:46 AM

An Embedded System for $100 ?!
 
Where can I find a small computer or an embedded board that can run a light Linux distro for under $100? I tried norhtec.com, but their computers cannot display on wide screens. So, do I have other options?

Thank you :)

amani 04-08-2009 10:42 AM

Welcome to LQ!

Depends on where you are located. The boards are much cheaper.
See linuxdevices.com first

VIA C3 1Ghz +...cost about < $60 (retail)

farslayer 04-08-2009 11:30 AM

Most embedded sytemes do no have video for any screen let alone a widescreen..

I think you are looking for a small computer board. mini ITX possibly http://www.mini-itx.com/

What is the project you are looking to use this for ?


http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=47

NSS 04-09-2009 10:26 AM

Thank you guys :)

Let me more specific! What I have been looking for is a $100 system that includes the following:

1. Board (with CPU & RAM)
2. Small case
3. Power supply (not of those bulky ATX ones)

eBox, Norhtec, and a number of other companies provide such systems. The only thing I could not find is a system that is capable of displaying on wide screens.

leon20008 04-29-2009 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NSS (Post 3503640)
Thank you guys :)

Let me more specific! What I have been looking for is a $100 system that includes the following:

1. Board (with CPU & RAM)
2. Small case
3. Power supply (not of those bulky ATX ones)

eBox, Norhtec, and a number of other companies provide such systems. The only thing I could not find is a system that is capable of displaying on wide screens.


How *wide* exactly would you like it to be?
I'm currently working with the MINI2440 with 7" LCD from www.developmentboard.net, to me it seems quit nice so far:
Samsung S3C2440 CPU (arm920t, 400MHz)
64MB SDRAM, 64MB Nand Flash
Small dimension@10x10cm, nice appearance
serial, USBs, ethernet...
Linux and WinCE ready
and the vendor provides really supportive documentations.

NSS 04-29-2009 03:09 AM

That is a good one Leon20008, but not what I've been looking for.

The computer I'm looking for should be able to output 1360x768 px or more for ≤24" LCDs. I'm not sure such a system exist or not, but what I know is that many people are looking for it! Some company might have produced it or will produce it. So, I'll keep looking for it :)

wuke 04-29-2009 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NSS (Post 3524414)
That is a good one Leon20008, but not what I've been looking for.

The computer I'm looking for should be able to output 1360x768 px or more for ≤24" LCDs. I'm not sure such a system exist or not, but what I know is that many people are looking for it! Some company might have produced it or will produce it. So, I'll keep looking for it :)


With their VGA converter you might be able to connect the MINI2440 to a larger LCD display, but 24"...

I don't know

quickembed 05-31-2009 11:00 PM

1360x768? only know 1024x768 display driver,
provide arm display up to 1024x768 vga output: <<Deleted advertising link>>

pixellany 06-01-2009 07:14 AM

quick;

No advertising please. For the correct way to advertise here, there is a link at the bottom of the page.

schneidz 06-02-2009 02:25 PM

i suggest looking in amazon, newegg, tigerdirect for mini-itx. there are zotac ion for about 80-150 dollars.


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