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

Iyonix PC Manuals:

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

Magazines RELATED to Iyonix PC in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Archive - Vol 1, No 1 - October 1987 Nowrich Computer Services Oct 1987
Archive - Vol 1, No 2 - November 1987 Nowrich Computer Services Nov 1987
Archive - Vol 1, No 3 - December 1987 Nowrich 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
Archive - Vol 1, No 11 - August 1988 Norwich Computer Services Aug 1988
Archive - Vol 1, No 12 - September 1988 Norwich Computer Services Sep 1988
Acorn User - March 1995 23 Mar 1992
Byte August 1993 Aug 1993
Acorn User - July 1994 1994
Personal Computer World - June 1994 1 Jun 1994
Personal Computer World - June 1995 Jun 1995
Acorn User - January 1998 1998
Acorn User - September 2001 2001
Acorn User - July 2003 2003
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Acorn User - January 1996 1 Jul 2009
Acorn User - December 1997 15 Jul 2009
Acorn User - December 1999 5 Aug 2009
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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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