The Itsy Pocket Computer
The Itsy Pocket Computer is a small handheld
computer based on the low-power, high-performance StrongARM
SA-1100 microprocessor. Our current prototype runs at 200MHz
on a pair of AAA batteries, and sports a tiny,
high-resolution LCD touchscreen, a high-quality audio codec,
and up to 64MB of memory.
Itsy is designed to be an open platform for research
projects ranging from OS power management to novel gesture
and speech-based user interfaces. The base Itsy hardware
provides a flexible interface for adding a custom
daughtercard, enabling a wide range of hardware projects
such as wireless networking and GPS. Itsy also supports the
Linux OS and standard GNU tools, facilitating the
development of both kernel and application software, as well
as ports of existing packages such as Apache.
A complete set of HTML slides
from our recent presentation at
the Second International
Symposium on Wearable Computers on October 19, 1998. You
can also jump directly to a particular slide using the
table of contents.