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“TeaCube”The World’s Smallest Computer A ‘BixxyMaxxx’ Production
ProudlyPresenting… Good Afternoon Everybody… • Hosts: • Bix & Max • Our presentation should lastapprox. 5 mins. • (……or longer if its boring) • Please leave questions till the end • Purpose Introducing our assignment theme and entertaining you all!
Background • First viewing at a TRON Show (Dec ’03) • T.R.O.N. “The Real-time O.S. Nucleus” • Prof. Dr. Ken Sakamura of the University of Tokyo in 1984. • As of 2003, the TRON system is the world's most used operating system. • PMC releases “TeaCube” the following year
Personal Media Corporation • Develops and markets package software • Edits and publishes books on computers • Objectives • commercialize results of the TRON Projects • T-engine development kit • TeaCube • Demonstration platform • Will market the device for kiosk applications in org. such as museums, libraries, retail outlets, etc.
T-engine • Open, standardized development environment for embedded applications/systems • Defines configuration of target system processor board • Includes external dimensions + how the board combines with various other expansion boards • T-engine forum collaborated with MontaVista in 2003 • They aimed at enabling the T-engine platform to support Linux
Why? Why? Why? • Information display terminals are generally based on personal computer architecture • Disadvantages of using a general-purpose O.S. • Harsh conditions for embedded systems • SOLUTION? • TEACUBE
Features Size comparable to the well-known Rubic’s Cube • 2 in. x 2 in. x 1.8 in. • Weighs 5.8 oz.= 650 grams (less than some PDA’s) • 64MB of built-in RAM • 16MB Flash Memory • 2 USB ports • 2 RS-232C serial connectors • CF Card Slot (Compact Flash) • CRT Connector (cathode ray tube)
Features (Cont’d) • Microphone Jack • Headphone Jack • Supports a display up to 1280x1024 with 65,536 colors • Operating system based on T-engine core • Comes with PMC T-Kernel
Applications • Built-in applications: • Word processor • Web Browser • Mapping applications • Graphical display • Graphics editor • Micro script visual language
Applications (Cont’d) • Optional Software Bundle: • Spreadsheet • Data base • Character search tools • Chinese-language software
Ladies & Gentlemen: Its time to pull out your CREDIT CARD$! • Purchasable only through the Personal Media Corporation’s website… • You can buy it for only1,900,000 dollars JOKING! (We had you all for a second there) • Actual Price:208,000 Yen = 1,800 USD = 67,200 THB
Our Sources • Linux Devices • http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS4228247530.html • Gear Bits • http://www.gearbits.com/archives/000594.html • Akiba Live • http://www.akibalive.com/archives/000539.html#more • Wikipedia • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-Engine
Thank You For Your Time Thanks once again! (If you write a bad score, we can see you!) Directors: Nirmal Shah (a.k.a. Max) 4931487021 Pratchaya Sananvatananont (a.k.a. Bix) 4931494421 Producers: Nirmal Shah (a.k.a. Max) 4931487021 Pratchaya Sananvatananont (a.k.a. Bix) 4931494421 Visual Effects: Nirmal Shah (a.k.a. Max) 4931487021 Pratchaya Sananvatananont (a.k.a. Bix) 4931494421 Explanation: Nirmal Shah (a.k.a. Max) 4931487021 Pratchaya Sananvatananont (a.k.a. Bix) 4931494421 Research: Nirmal Shah (a.k.a. Max) 4931487021 Pratchaya Sananvatananont (a.k.a. Bix) 4931494421 NOW ITS TIME TO CLAP!