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== Availability ==
  
== [http://pcengines.ch/alix1c.htm PC Engines ALIX1.C] ==
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[http://pcengines.ch/alix1c.htm PC Engines ALIX.1C] is [http://pcengines.ch/order.php widely available] as of August 2008.
  
Documentation: 59/80
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== Vendor Cooperation Score ==
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| '''[[#Documentation]]'''
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| style="background:lime" | 59
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| '''[[#Hackability]]'''
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| style="background:yellow" | 9
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| 24
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| '''[[#Example and support code]]'''
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| style="background:lime" | 7
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| 10
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| '''Total'''
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| style="background:lime" | 75
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| 114
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== Documentation ==
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Score: 59/80
  
 
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== Hackability ==
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Score: 9/24. No soldering required to recover from a bad flash, but an LPC dongle or LPC pod is required.
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| '''Rom chip'''
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| Soldered
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| style="background:yellow" | 0
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|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
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| '''LPC header'''
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| Available, can be used for secondary rom chip
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| style="background:lime" | 9
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|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
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| '''JTAG header'''
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| No
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| style="background:yellow" | 0
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== Example and support code ==
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Pascal Dornier, the person behind PC Engines, has supplied developers with sample code and documentation and is very responsive via e-mail. Score: 7/10
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| '''Example and support code'''
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| Vendor provides code via e-mail, no NDA/license agreement required.
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| style="background:lime" | 7
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== Background on our rating system ==
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See the [[Rating System]] page for more information.

Latest revision as of 19:41, 23 September 2008

Availability

PC Engines ALIX.1C is widely available as of August 2008.

Vendor Cooperation Score

Item Points Max Rating
#Documentation 59 80 Four-hares.png
#Hackability 9 24 Two-hares.png
#Example and support code 7 10 Three-hares.png
Total 75 114 Four-hares.png

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

Hackability

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

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

Example and support code

Pascal Dornier, the person behind PC Engines, has supplied developers with sample code and documentation and is very responsive via e-mail. Score: 7/10

Item Status Points
Example and support code Vendor provides code via e-mail, no NDA/license agreement required. 7


Background on our rating system

See the Rating System page for more information.