Kirkwood processors were developed for network connected consumer electronic equipment that are used in gateway/access point, set-top boxes, network storage, digital home media servers, point of services terminal, and plug computers.
A plug computer is a small form factor server, intended to provide network-based services within the home. These ARM based devices provides always-on, always-connected, and environmentally-friendly computing that is readily available for developers.
The Guruplugs are one of the popular plug computers. More information on Guruplugs can be found here. A typical
- 1.0 Ghz - 1.2 Ghz Processor (Marvell 88F6281)
- 512 MB 16-bit DDR2 RAM
- 512 MB NAND Flash
- 802.11 b/g WiFi
- SATA 2.0 port (eSATA)
- 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
- 2 x 16550 compatible UART interfaces (external JTAG adapter)
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 1 x MicroSD Slot