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> Irex Iliad (pictures Inside), new linux arm E-Ink device
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post Jul 22 2006, 12:08 PM
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Hi,

you might be interested to take a look at

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisp...daysprune=&f=99

to learn more about an E-Ink device which runs on Linux with X-11 and matchbox, uses an xscale processor and seems to be binary compatible to Zaurus.

It's intended purpose is to be used as an electronic reader. It comes with viewers for PDF, XHTML, graphics, text and APABI (to be continued with updates).

It is also a WACOM pen enabled device, which means that has a touchscreen and a WACOM pen. It can display 16 grayscales with an 768x1024 resolution.

It has integrated WIFI for a conncection to the IREX content delivery system. By using the supplied docking station it can also connect to Fast Ethernet or can appear by USB as a mass storage device to other devices.

It also has a SD and CF slot which can be used both at the same time. It also has an USB connector which can be used to plug USB memory sticks into the device.

So far we have been able to find out the following stuff about the internals of the device:

* X11 with matchbox
* able to run some apps from the Zaurus ARM utils, which leads to the impression, that it is binary compatible to the Zaurus
* USB host and client
* root access through ssh is possible when the network is up (which was initially only the case during connections to the content delivery service but which can now be brought up by viewing and interacting with a specially prepared PDF file)
* browser is minimo

Attached File  iliad_total.jpg ( 59.85K ) Number of downloads: 42
Attached File  iliad_case.jpg ( 102.03K ) Number of downloads: 41
Attached File  iliad_wait.jpg ( 83.24K ) Number of downloads: 47
Attached File  iliad_boot.jpg ( 68.77K ) Number of downloads: 41

Attached File  iliad_network.jpg ( 117.66K ) Number of downloads: 38
Attached File  iliad_keyboard.jpg ( 119.8K ) Number of downloads: 78
Attached File  iliad_download.jpg ( 130.16K ) Number of downloads: 51
Attached File  iliad_web.jpg ( 136.87K ) Number of downloads: 44

Attached File  nacht.jpg ( 161.68K ) Number of downloads: 58
Attached File  iliad_case.jpg ( 102.03K ) Number of downloads: 41
Attached File  iliad_usb.jpg ( 50.81K ) Number of downloads: 41
Attached File  iliad_menu.jpg ( 45.51K ) Number of downloads: 57
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post Jul 22 2006, 01:06 PM
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Looks interesting. How fast does the display update? I've heard that E-Ink can be really slow.

Since it doesn't run QT, at the moment anyway, you're pretty much limited to console apps from the Sharp ROM. Doesn't Cacko run X11? If so, that would be the best place to snag apps for this, that and Debian ARM.
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post Jul 22 2006, 01:35 PM
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QUOTE(Tom61 @ Jul 22 2006, 09:06 PM)
Looks interesting. How fast does the display update? I've heard that E-Ink can be really slow.

Since it doesn't run QT, at the moment anyway, you're pretty much limited to console apps from the Sharp ROM. Doesn't Cacko run X11? If so, that would be the best place to snag apps for this, that and Debian ARM.
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It updates rather slow, depending on refresh modr ftom 500ms to 1s. But there are als fast refreshs of only parts of the screen possible (e.g status display or note taking with pen).
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post Jul 22 2006, 06:12 PM
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sounds like it has limited bandwidth to the screen not that the screen is slow. very intresting little device

i am waiting for E-ink tatoos
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post Jun 30 2007, 05:45 AM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Jul 22 2006, 06:12 PM)
sounds like it has limited bandwidth to the screen not that the screen is slow. very intresting little device

i am waiting for E-ink tatoos
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This device has really similar specs to the zaurus but irex seems to have made a major design flaw as it apparently cannot suspend. Otherwise this would be a very good device for reading and amending pdfs.
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