Comdex: Cirrus shows sub-$1K PC blueprint

Cirrus Logic this week at Comdex in Las Vegas showed a reference architecture for sub-$1,000 PCs.
Written by Martin Veitch, Contributor

Aimed at Windows 98, the design targets PC makers who want to produce home multimedia systems that are easy to use. The design uses a sealed case and Cirrus's CrystalClear audio, FastPath telephony and Laguna3D graphics. The unit also has a 56kbps modem and supports USB, 1394 'FireWire' and OnNow - the abilty to remain in a zero-wait state idle mode so that users can go straight back into applications when powering up. The firm expects systems based on its blueprint to ship next year.

Separately, Cirrus showed VGA-to-TV encoders also aimed at the market for Windows 98 low-cost systems.

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