Mini-ITX PowerPC system includes LinuxA board vendor in China/Taiwan is touting a mini-ITX system based on Freescale's fastest PowerQUICC II processor. Micetek, which specializes in 8- and 32-bit processor development boards, said its MPC8349E-mITX system comes with Linux, and can be used to build networking, communications, and "pervasive computing" equipment.
Micetek's mini-ITX system is based on its MPC8349E-mITX board, which it appears to have originally developed for Freescale. Freescale resells the board as its MPC8349E-mITXE reference platform, and will feature the board in this fall's 23-city MontaVista/Freescale roadshow. The board gained a MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 5.0 BSP earlier this year, and has already seen use in at least two Linux-based reference designs, including an Axentra/Freescale Digital Home Center and a Freescale home NAS (network-attached storage) appliance.