podule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of pod and module?

Noun[edit]

podule (plural podules)

  1. (computing, dated) An expansion mechanism for ARM-based computer systems, generally a Eurocard-compatible printed circuit board that plugs into a backplane inside the machine.
    • 1989, Science Software (volume 5, page 231)
      The Archimedes version of the Chromalock is a plug-in podule.
    • 1990, Electronics World + Wireless World
      Acorn's Springboard is a PC card with an Arm chip, either 1Mbyte or 4Mbyte of ram and a 32-bit podule bus. The result is a simple and cheap multiprocessor system on a PC base []

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