Lantronix announced the xPico, which the company claims is the world's smallest embedded device server.
With a size of 24mm x 16.5mm,s lightly smaller than an SD memory card, the chip integrates a full IP stack and web server functionality, a DSTni-EX enhanced 16-bit, 48 MHz or 88 MHz x86 processor, 256 KB SRAM and 512 KB flash memory as well as 384 KB storage space for web pages, support for 256-biy AES encryption and serial data rates between 300 bps to 921 Kbps.
Lantronix said that it will be designing the chip into its "entire product offering", which includes networking and IT management products. According to its manufacturer, the chip can be used out of the box without the need of special software development.
The company will be selling the chip for $23 per unit in 1000-unit orders and expects that the xPico will be available in the second half of this year.