Embedded Open Modular Architecture/PCMCIA

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PCMCIA (EOMA-68) form-factor Open Modular Architecture

This page is obsolete: the EOMA/PCMCIA CPU Card form-factor has been renamed to EOMA-68 to avoid confusion over the legacy name "PCMCIA". EOMA-68 is not electrically compatible with PCMCIA and is not mechanically compatible with PCMCIA, despite re-using the mass-volume PCMCIA connectors, housings, assemblies and case-work in order to bring the mass-volume price down on EOMA-68 CPU Cards.

Example Motherboards

(This section is left here for convenience: the name has however changed). Here is a list of example designs which conform the the EOMA-68 Standard:

  • Mini Engineering Board - suitable for Free Software Developers, ODM Development, SoC "Board Support Packages", Experimentation, Prototyping, Electrical Engineers, Training and R&D purposes.
  • Monster Engineering Board - suitable for ODM Development "Demonstration" Purposes: designed to be "cut down to size", requiring the minimum amount of CAD/CAM Development effort and maximising return on investment.
  • The Obligatory Tablet - a simple tablet motherboard which could potentially be developed as a very low cost single-sided 2-layer PCB. Components are chosen to reduce development cost and risk, as well as reduce manufacturing cost.
  • Laptop - a laptop motherboard which could potentially be developed as a very low cost single-sided 2-layer PCB, through the use of modular and optional components for WIFI and 3G.
  • LCD (TV) - an LCD Monitor (or Picture Frame) which can be upgraded into a TV or an All-in-One Computer or an Internet TV or Personal Video Recorder or Media Centre. very versatile yet simple to do.
  • Passthrough or "Blank" Card - a special type of card which simply passes through the connectors.

Contact and Discussion

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