Podule NICThis is an i-cubed combo card for podule-based systems (A310 onwards), providing 10-baseT and 10-base2. FlashROM is included to allow the 'stack' or other licenced applications to be stored ready for use whenever the computer is switched on.
RiscPC NICThe network interface socket in the RiscPC (that's the dinky little thing that looks like a half width podule connector, located between the 2nd processor card and the VRAM) allows for compact network cards to be fitted without using a podule slot. Because of the design, some of the circuitry on the podule card may be omitted from the network interface card. It's a tiny little thing, but still provides exactly the same as the above podule NIC; namely it is an i-cubed card with 10-baseT and 10-base2. The RiscPC NIC also offers FlashROM.
To make the NIC easier to see, as it is fitted, the
other visible parts of the RiscPC are in black and white.
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