Pepper Pad

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Pepper Pad 2

The Pepper Pad is a Linux-based mobile computer with Internet capability and doubles as a handheld game console. It also serves as a portable multimedia device. The device uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies for Internet connection.

The Pepper Pad 3 has a split QWERTY button keyboard, built-in microphone, video camera, composite video output, and stereo speakers, Infra-Red receiver and transmitter, 800x480 7 inch LCD touchscreen (with stylus), SD/MMC Flash memory slot, 20 or 30 GB hard disk, 256MB RAM, 256KB ROM, AMD CPU, and both Wi-Fi (b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0. The built-in software is a variant of Linux (2.6 kernel) with an extensive variety of Open Source software.

Support[edit]

Pepper Computer, Inc. has ceased operations and is no longer providing support or sales for Pepper Pad web computers or Pepper Linux.

Software ported to the Pepper Pad[edit]

Hardware[edit]

  • Mass: 2.1 pounds (985g)
  • Size: 29 cm x 14.9 cm x 2.3 cm (11.4" x 5.9" x 0.9")

Mainboard[edit]

  • AMD Geode CPU, 533 MHz clock speed, x86 instruction set with MMX and 3DNow extensions, integrated north bridge, graphics controller and PCI bridge
  • AMD CS5536 Companion device (south bridge), USB 2.0 / IDE / IR / SMBus / APM interface
  • Wolfson WM9713 AC97 Audio / Touchscreen interface
  • 256MB DDR SDRAM (DDR-333 SO-DIMM)
  • 256KB BIOS ROM
  • Chrontel CH7013B NTSC/PAL TV signal encoder
  • IrDA and TvIR emitters/receivers

Subsystems[edit]

  • Hitachi TravelStar 20GB 1.8" IDE disk drive
  • Atheros AR2413A-based mini-PCI 802.11b/g WiFi interface, with externally attached antenna (external to the card, internal to the Pepper)
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • AU Optronics A070VW01 7.0" 800x480 TFT LCD
  • Integrated 62-key clicky keyboard, including 4-way cursor array and scroll wheel
  • 3800mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Microphone
  • 640x480 digital camera, fixed focus

External Ports[edit]

  • USB 2.0 host port
  • USB 2.0 device port
  • 1/8" Stereo headphone out
  • 1/8" Composite video out
  • 1/8" Microphone In

Internal Ports[edit]

See also[edit]

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