Motorola StarPort notebook computer
The Motorola StarPort notebook computer is a portable computer based on the PowerPC® Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP) specification. This computer uses a PowerPC G3 processor chip and containes a full complement of standard notebook computer features and interfaces.
Motorola Computer Group
Product Design and Development Areas
Processor module daughter board
Designed the processor module daughter board form factor, architecture, and circuit. Designed the form factor and architecture to be compatible with the Intel Mobile Module processor daughter board used in PC notebook computers. The module included the Motorola MPC750 PowerPC processor chip, the Motorola MPC106 north bridge chip, SSRAM L2 cache memory chips, and processor core power supply. Managed the prototype PCB layout, fab, assembly, and validation testing.
System clock generation and distribution
Designed the system clock generation and distribution circuit. This circuit provided phase-aligned terminated clock signals to the processor chip, north bridge chip, SDRAM DIMMs, and peripheral chips.
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