RiscStation

[After Acorn]     [Companies ]

Introduction

After Acorn's demise, RiscStation  developed their own systems based on the ARM7500, Simtec motherboard and RISC OS 4. Apart from the R7500, there were plans to launch an ARM based laptop but, unfortunately, it never materialised.

Manuals and documentation

Here is the RiscStation catalogue  for 1999/2000.

Computers

R7500 Lite

The R7500 was launched in 1999. I bought my R7500 on ebay in January 2004.

RiscStation R7500

RiscStation R7500 desktop running RISC OS 4 Select 3

RiscStation R7500 with Acorn AKF60 monitor running RISC OS Select 3

RiscStation R7500 open

RiscStation R7500 with the case open

RiscStation R7500 with cover off. The tiny Simtec motherboard is lost in the case.

RiscStation R7500 motherboard

RiscStation R7500 motherboard (made by Simtec)

RiscStation motherboard from Simtec showing the 2 ROMs with white labels in the top right are RISC OS 4.03. The big chip in the middle is the ARM75000FE. The memory is a 16MB SIMM at the top.

Specification:

Serial No.4343
Unique Identity00000086A80D
MotherboardSimtec Electronic EB7500FE-1
Motherboard Serial No.n/a
CPUARM7500FE
CPU Clock56MHz
Memory16MB EDO SIMM
Floppy DiscCitizen OSD-U 3.5"
Disc ControllerSimtec EIDE
Hard DiscNikimi MIK-XL43A 4.3GB
CDROMSony CDU4811
Network driverEtherS
OSRISC OS 4.03 9-Nov-1999
SICK v1.22
Dhrystones/sec
kWhetstones/sec
 
63566
7381
ARMSi v4.0
MIPS
 
33.34