Iyonix PC

The Iyonix PC was sold by Castle Technology and Iyonix Ltd from 2002. It used standard PC-compatible hardware but ran RISC OS 5 (developed from source code licensed by Pace for set-top boxes). Development of the Iyonix PC was initially carried out in secret under the codename Tungsten. The Iyonix was the first major redesign of the RISC OS platform since the RISC PC was introduced in 1993.

The Iyonix had PCI and USB expansion ability, and also kept the ability to use the legacy "podule" cards. Unlike Acorn's Phoebe machine, no attempt was made to retain compatability with VIDC or 26-bit mode. The Iyonix is believed to be the first shipping computer to use Intel's XScale processor.

Production of the Iyonix PC ceased in 2006 following the introduction of RoHS regulations. Castle Technologies stopped taking orders for the Iyonix on 25 September 2008.

Our Iyonix PC is complete with original box, keyboard, and manuals. It has serial number IY01100939.

Manufacturer: Castle Technologies
Date: 2002



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Iyonix PC Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Acorn Risc PC Technical Reference Manual Acorn Sep 1994

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OAK Recorder 3 Solent Computer Products Unknown
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Zeridajh Video Digitiser Zeridajh 1989
Atomwide A5000 8Mb Ram V1.1 Atomwide Ltd 1991
SJ Research Risc PC Nexus Networking Interface SJ Research 1994
Wild Vision TV Tuner Computer Concepts Ltd 1994
Irlam Instruments 24i16 Irlam Instruments 1994
Acorn ACA42 PC Card Acorn 1994
Movie Magic for the RISC PC Computer Concepts Ltd. 1994
Simtec Risc PC 4/8 MB Expandable Memory Module Simtec 1994
Acorn Access+ Release 2 AEH78 Acorn 1994
ANT Combo Ethernet NIC ANT 1994
Acorn ARM610 CPU and Risc OS 3.50 Roms Acorn Computers Ltd 1994
Acorn ACA53 PC Card Acorn 1995
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i-cubed EtherLan 600 i-cubed Ltd 1995
Eesox Audio Mixer Eesox 1995
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Audio Dynamics Dual MIDI Interface DMI 50 Audio Dynamics 1996
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Magazines RELATED to Iyonix PC in our Library

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Archive - Vol 1, No 1 - October 1987 Norwich Computer Services Oct 1987
Archive - Vol 1, No 2 - November 1987 Norwich Computer Services Nov 1987
Archive - Vol 1, No 3 - December 1987 Norwich Computer Services Dec 1987
Archive - Vol 1, No 4 - January 1988 Norwich Computer Services Jan 1988
Archive - Vol 1, No 5 - February 1988 Norwich Computer Services Jan 1988
Archive - Vol 1, No 6 - March 1988 Norwich Computer Services Mar 1988
Archive - Vol 1, No 7 - April 1988 Norwich Computer Services Apr 1988
Archive - Vol 1, No 8 - May 1988 Norwich Computer Services May 1988
Archive - Vol 1, No 9 - June 1988 Norwich Computer Services Jun 1988
Archive - Vol 1, No 10 - July 1988 Norwich Computer Services Jul 1988
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Byte August 1993 Aug 1993
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Acorn User - January 1998 1998
Acorn User - September 2001 2001
Acorn User - July 2003 2003
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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH35676. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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