[Arm-netbook] Status update

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Mon Mar 29 20:51:57 BST 2021

On Monday, 29 March 2021 12:13:08 CEST Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Monday, March 29, 2021, Felix <sucotronic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey Luke, hope you and your and fam are doing well ;) We haven't heard
> > anything from you in a while, and would be great to have an status update
> > or something similar :P
> hiya Felix, yes doing well, very busy with LibreSOC tape-out is soon.
> Chris received the other 90 of the Cards, for testing before the remaining
> 900 are done.

We'll certainly look forward to news of how well the testing went. :-)

Meanwhile, browsing old computer magazines, I came across this:

"This may well be the smallest Windows-class PC in the world. The Cardio 386, 
from S-MOS, is the size of a type 3 PCMCIA card, and is now available in a 486 
configuration. The i/o pins are on the long edge, unlike a normal PC card.
The cards are designed for embedded applications."

"Smallest ever PC fits on a card"
Personal Computer World, July 1995


I guess that since PCMCIA cards are effectively credit card size, the PCMCIA 
connection is tenuous, but perhaps there was some manufacturing capability 
available for making something similar to a PCMCIA card that led them in that 


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