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== Availability ==
 
[http://pcengines.ch/alix1c.htm PC Engines ALIX.1C] is [http://pcengines.ch/order.php widely available] as of August 2008.
 
== Vendor Cooperation Score ==
 
{| border="0" style="font-size: smaller"
|- bgcolor="#6699ff"
! align="left" | Item
! align="left" | Points
! align="left" | Max
! align="left" | Rating
 
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| '''[[#Documentation]]'''
| style="background:lime" | 59
| 80
| [[Image:four-hares.png]]
 
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| '''[[#Hackability]]'''
| style="background:yellow" | 9
| 24
| [[Image:two-hares.png]]
 
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| '''[[#Example and support code]]'''
| style="background:lime" | 7
| 10
| [[Image:three-hares.png]]
 
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| '''Total'''
| style="background:lime" | 75
| 114
| [[Image:four-hares.png]]
 
|}


== Documentation ==
== Documentation ==
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== Vendor participation ==
== Example and support code ==


== Hackability ==
== Hackability ==


Score: 10. No soldering required to recover from a bad flash, but an LPC dongle or LPC pod are required.
Score: 9/24. No soldering required to recover from a bad flash, but an LPC dongle or LPC pod is required.


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! align="left" | Status
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! align="left" | Points


|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
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| '''Socketed rom chip'''
| '''Rom chip'''
| No
| Soldered
| style="background:yellow" | 0
| style="background:yellow" | 0


|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
|- bgcolor="#dddddd"
| '''LPC header'''
| '''LPC header'''
| Yes
| Available, can be used for secondary rom chip
| style="background:lime" | 10
| style="background:lime" | 9


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== Example and support code ==
Pascal Dornier, the person behind PC Engines, has supplied developers with sample code and documentation and is very responsive via e-mail. Score: 7/10
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! align="left" | Item
! align="left" | Status
! align="left" | Points
|- bgcolor="#eeeeee"
| '''Example and support code'''
| Vendor provides code via e-mail, no NDA/license agreement required.
| style="background:lime" | 7
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== Background on our rating system ==
== Background on our rating system ==


See the [http://www.coreboot.org/Rating_System Rating System] for more information.
See the [[Rating System]] page for more information.

Latest revision as of 19:41, 23 September 2008

Availability

PC Engines ALIX.1C is widely available as of August 2008.

Vendor Cooperation Score

Item Points Max Rating
#Documentation 59 80 Four-hares.png
#Hackability 9 24 Two-hares.png
#Example and support code 7 10 Three-hares.png
Total 75 114 Four-hares.png

Documentation

Score: 59/80

Item Availability Points
CPU (Geode LX)
Datasheet / register set Freely available [1] 10
BIOS programming guide NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Errata NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Chipset (CS5536)
Datasheet / register set Freely available [2] 10
BIOS programming guide NDA allowing GPL'd code 3
Errata Freely available [3] 10
Super I/O
Datasheet / register set Freely available [4] 10
Mainboard
Schematics Freely available [5] 10

Hackability

Score: 9/24. No soldering required to recover from a bad flash, but an LPC dongle or LPC pod is required.

Item Status Points
Rom chip Soldered 0
LPC header Available, can be used for secondary rom chip 9
JTAG header No 0

Example and support code

Pascal Dornier, the person behind PC Engines, has supplied developers with sample code and documentation and is very responsive via e-mail. Score: 7/10

Item Status Points
Example and support code Vendor provides code via e-mail, no NDA/license agreement required. 7


Background on our rating system

See the Rating System page for more information.