Itsy Pocket Computer

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Itsy Pocket Computer
Developer Digital Equipment Corporation
Type handheld device
Release date N/A
CPU DEC StrongARM SA-1100
Memory 16 MB of DRAM
Storage 4 MB of flash memory
Display Small 320 x 200 pixel LCD touchscreen
Graphics 320 x 200 pixel
Input 10 general purpose push-buttons
Connectivity I/O interfaces for audio input/output, IrDA, and an RS232 serial port
Power Pair of standard AAA alkaline batteries
Website www.research.digital.com/wrl/itsy/ at the Wayback Machine (archived October 1, 1999)

The Itsy Pocket Computer is a small, low-power, handheld device with a highly flexible interface. It was designed at Digital Equipment Corporation's Western Research Laboratory to encourage novel user interface development—for example, it had accelerometers to detect movement and orientation as early as 1999.[1]

Hardware[edit]

  • CPU: DEC StrongARM SA-1100 processor
  • Memory: 16 MB of DRAM, 4 MB of flash memory
  • Interfaces: I/O interfaces for audio input/output, IrDA, and an RS232 serial port
    • Small 320 x 200 pixel LCD touchscreen for display and user input
    • 10 general purpose push-buttons for additional user input purposes
  • Power supply: Pair of standard AAA alkaline batteries

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trends:E-Mail in Your Palm, By Angela Hickman and Carol Levin, PC Mag, 17 Nov 1998, Page 28, ...Compaq Computer's Western Research Lab and Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, California, has come up with the Itsy: a low-power, high-performance pocket computer. The Itsy prototype has a 200-MHz StrongARM SA-110 microprocessor, a hi-res LCD touch screen, an audio codex, and 64MB of memory and runs on a pair of AAA batteries. But don't look for the Itsy in stores. It's strictly a research platform, designed to encourage collaboration and development of next-generation computing appliances and software...

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