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    I was browsing through Advantech's site and found the PCM-5822.

    Has an on-board 300Mhz CPU, VGA, LCD interface, TV out, LAN and sound. It's the same size as a 3.5" hrd drive (!!), only needs +5V @1.5A to operate and only costs $380! Not sure how well it would do for DivX/DVD, but for everything else this looks like an ideal car PC. It dosen't require any fans, and can at a temp up to 140F.
    Does anyone kno of any reason why this would not make a good MP3Car? Otherwise I'll have to start saving up...

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    Originally posted by mtmsol:
    <STRONG>.... Not sure how well it would do for DivX/DVD, but for everything else this looks like an ideal car PC. It dosen't require any fans, and can at a temp up to 140F.
    Does anyone kno of any reason why this would not make a good MP3Car? Otherwise I'll have to start saving up...
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    Looks good. Nothing wrong with the Cyrix CPU if all you are going to do is play MP3s.
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    But if all you are going to do is play MP3s, then you wouldn't *really* need all those extra features.. You could just get a cheaper, lower powered one..

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    Nice board, however cyrix sux my balls, prolly wont even run dvd!!

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    For about 30 dollars, you can get a one-chip regulator at Jameco.com (#155715) for 3A of 5v from 9-18Vdc.
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    Or this one from MPJA for only $15 that gives 5A @5V from 7-40V DC. I'm probably not going to go for this SBC though. I currently have a 5.25" SBC (PCM-5862) which I removed from the car because I wasn't happy with it's performance (P-200MMX with 128MB RAM). On the plus side, the SBC is now performing admirably as a Linux server!
    I have a feeling that if I went for a Cyrix board, I would want something better after awhile.

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    Good call. I had a Cyrix M2 that could barely handle DAMP. Ever since then I avoided Cyrix like the plague. However, this one looks nice for its price...even if for 100% navigational.

    The MPJA power supply I was looking at but it has some extra wiring that I wasn't sure of. The jameco is simpler wiring and smaller too, but then its twice the price for less current. Heh, figures.
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