Atom-based Inhand FireFly SBC promises netbook-level performance at a "fraction" of the power originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:46:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
SBCs (or single board computers) may not always be the most exciting components around, but it looks like InHand Electronics has managed to break out from the pack a bit with its new FireFly board, which the company claims is the world's "smallest and most power efficient full-function Atom-based SBC." That translates to a total power consumption of about 4.5 Watts in actual numbers (or 500mW in sleep state) and, just as notably, it apparently boasts some performance that's "comparable" to your average Atom-based Dell Mini netbook. What's more, unlike some other similar boards, the FireFly packs both on-board DDR2 and expansion capabilities, which not only broadens the potential product base for it, but could also mean that the eventual products will be smaller than your average handheld / UMPC / MID as well.