CM-X270 Computer-On-Module – XScale PXA270 SBC with WLAN/WiFI 802.11b, 2700G, PCI bus, 100BaseT, Flash Disk, LCD and Audio

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CM-X270 Computer-On-Module - XScale PXA270 SBC with WLAN/WiFI 802.11b, 2700G, PCI bus, 100BaseT, Flash Disk, LCD and Audio

The CM-X270 is a small Computer-on-Module board designed to serve as a building block in embedded applications. The CM-X270W has all the components required to run operating systems such as Linux and Windows CE. Ready packages for these operating systems are available from CompuLab.

$52 each in quantities of 1,000.  Anyone want to sell me just one?

Stompbox – Howto #5 – Future Plans

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USB

My very next step is a PCMCIA USB adapter. Fortunately these things aren't too expensive if you're patient on ebay. I may even build a small 5V power supply that taps off the 12V in to allow more devices. From this point on any other peripherals will have to be USB or RS-232. The obvious advantage of USB is that the device can be powered by the port.

GPS

Now what good is a mobile router if it doesn't know where itself is? The original stompbox image supports gpsd and I plan to get one of the small "gps mice" that are on ebay for $50-60. Once we know where we are and export that information with gpsd we can use a wide range of scripts or apps to access it. A laptop running linux in the car can get gps data over the wifi, we can send the data off to a web server for real-time vehicle tracking and we can also log to a local disk for some war driving logs.

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