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“Tea. Cube” The World’s Smallest Computer A ‘Bixxy. Maxxx’ Production
Proudly Presenting… Good Afternoon Everybody… n Hosts: ¨ Bix n & Max Our presentation should last approx. 5 mins. ¨ (……or longer if its boring) n Please leave questions till the end n Purpose Introducing our assignment theme and entertaining you all!
Background n First viewing at a TRON Show (Dec ’ 03) ¨ ¨ ¨ n 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 “Tea. Cube” the following year
Personal Media Corporation Develops and markets package software n Edits and publishes books on computers n Objectives n ¨ commercialize results of the TRON Projects n T-engine development kit n Tea. Cube Demonstration platform ¨ Will market the device for kiosk applications in org. such as museums, libraries, retail outlets, etc. ¨
T-engine n n n 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 Monta. Vista in 2003 They aimed at enabling the T-engine platform to support Linux
Why? n Information display terminals are generally based on personal computer architecture n Disadvantages of using a general-purpose O. S. n Harsh conditions for embedded systems n SOLUTION? n. TEACUBE
Features Size comparable to the well-known Rubic’s Cube n 2 in. x 1. 8 in. Weighs 5. 8 oz. = 650 grams (less than some PDA’s) 64 MB of built-in RAM 16 MB Flash Memory 2 USB ports 2 RS-232 C serial connectors CF Card Slot (Compact Flash) n CRT Connector (cathode ray tube) n n n
Features (Cont’d) Microphone Jack n Headphone Jack n Supports a display up to 1280 x 1024 with 65, 536 colors n Operating system based on T-engine core n Comes with PMC T-Kernel n
Applications n Built-in applications: ¨ Word processor ¨ Web Browser ¨ Mapping applications ¨ Graphical display ¨ Graphics editor ¨ Micro script visual language
Applications (Cont’d) n Optional Software Bundle: ¨ Spreadsheet ¨ Data base ¨ Character search tools ¨ Chinese-language software
Ladies & Gentlemen: Its time to pull out your CREDIT CARD$! n Purchasable only through the Personal Media Corporation’s website… n You can buy it for only 1, 900, 000 dollars JOKING! (We had you all for a second there) n. Actual Price: 208, 000 Yen = 1, 800 USD = 67, 200 THB
Our Sources n n Linux Devices ¨ http: //linuxdevices. com/news/NS 4228247530. 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 NOW ITS TIME TO CLAP!