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ACE ARM-Switcher

The ARM-Switcher was developed by the German company ACE (Acorn Computer Enterprises) to allow a Risc PC to support both the ARM 610/710 and StrongARM processors, allowing the user to switch between CPUs without having to open the case and replace the processor card. When switching between CPUs, it is necessary to reboot the Risc PC. The ARM-Switcher is incompatible with a Risc PC Network Interface card because they overlap.

Potentially this was very useful, but RISC OS software was rapidly made StrongARM compatible and the ARM Club's StrongGuard provided a software alternative so the market rapidly disappeared.

Date : Unknown

Manufacturer : Acorn Computer Enterprises

Physical Description : board cable

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH33718. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Scan of Document: ACE ARM-Switcher

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