Toshiba's 64-bit RISC-based Mini-ITX Reference Platform
October 18, 2004
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc have chosen the 17x17cm Mini-ITX form factor for their fourth generation TX System RISC Multimedia Reference Platform. The AVM49R is powered by a 64-bit 300Mhz Toshiba TMPR4938 RISC processor, and supported by a Vweb VW2010 chip to provide MPEG-1/2/4 audio/video encoding and decoding in real-time.
The AVM49R Multimedia Reference Platform Hardware Development Kit (a snip at $10,000) is available for licence to customers wishing to create their own set-top boxes, digital video recorders and multimedia clients, running under the MontaVista Linux PE 3.1 operating system.
Specifications seem to be standard Mini-ITX fayre: PCI slot, IDE interface, dual 10/100 LAN, S-Video and Composite outputs, Serial and Parallel ports, along with a not-so-standard-but-useful-nonetheless EJTAG debugging port.
Toshiba's Press Release
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