[Mono-list] Microsoft SPOT Technology
Sat, 18 Jan 2003 09:56:45 -0500
Ran across this interesting bit of news while reading about the new "Smart
Personal Object Technology" from Microsoft. The first SPOT device, a watch,
will natively run .NET bytecode.
SPOT watches sport a 120 x 90 black and white LCD display, and a tiny bit of
Windows CE .NET silicon, along with the hardware needed to connect to
DirectBand, Microsoft's new wireless network, discussed in detail below.
Driving each watch is an ARM CPU running at 28 MHz, with 512 KB of ROM and
384 KB of RAM. "That's four times the speed and 8 times the memory of the
first IBM PC," Gates noted. Natively, the devices run .NET bytecode, he
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