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== Hackability ==
 
== Hackability ==
  
Score: 9. No soldering required to recover from a bad flash, but an LPC dongle or LPC pod are required.
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Score: 9/24. No soldering required to recover from a bad flash, but an LPC dongle or LPC pod are required.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:40, 19 August 2008

PC Engines ALIX.1C is widely available.

Documentation

Score: 59/80

Item Availability Points
CPU (Geode LX)
Datasheet / register set Freely available [1] 10
BIOS programming guide NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Errata NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Chipset (CS5536)
Datasheet / register set Freely available [2] 10
BIOS programming guide NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Errata Freely available [3] 10
Super I/O
Datasheet / register set Freely available [4] 10
Mainboard
Schematics Freely available [5] 10

Vendor participation

Pascal Dornier, the person behind PC Engines, does not directly participate in the project, but he has supplied developers with sample code and documentation and is very responsive.

Score: 7/10.

Example and support code

Hackability

Score: 9/24. No soldering required to recover from a bad flash, but an LPC dongle or LPC pod are required.

Item Status Points
Rom chip Soldered 0
LPC header Available, can be used for secondary rom chip 9
JTAG header No 0

Background on our rating system

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