Direct Insight is prepping to release a computer-on-module no bigger than a single stick of notebook memory. The new Triton-TX51 uses a Cortex-A8 CPU at its center, similar to what you mind find in recent high-end smartphones like the iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre and Motorola Droid.
The system uses an A8 core at 800MHz accompanied by a PowerVR graphics subsystem capable of supporting OpenGL ES 2.0 as well as hardware video decoding. The TX51 can encode MPEG-4/H.264 video at 30fps as well as decode 720p. 128MB of RAM is built in, partnered with 128MB of NAND flash. There are also components that support two SDIO/SD card ports, a touchscreen controller that goes up to 1280×768, Ethernet, USB and more.
A baseboard development system is available that takes advantage of all the technology packed into the SODIMM-sized and adds all of the ports and outputs that the chips can manage.
The setup will be available in January, with both pieces going for a suggested 150 Euros, or $230 US.