podule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of pod +‎ 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.
    • 1987, Byte (volume 12, issues 10-11, page 126)
      The podules Acorn plans to release include network cards (for Econet and Ethernet), ROM cards containing application software, a MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) sound card, an extended I/O card, []
    • 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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