[After Acorn] [Companies ]
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.
Here is the RiscStation catalogue for 1999/2000.
The R7500 was launched in 1999. I bought my R7500 on ebay in January 2004.
RiscStation R7500 desktop running RISC OS 4 Select 3
RiscStation R7500 with Acorn AKF60 monitor running RISC OS Select 3
RiscStation R7500 with the case open
RiscStation R7500 with cover off. The tiny Simtec motherboard is lost in the case.
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.
|Motherboard||Simtec Electronic EB7500FE-1|
|Motherboard Serial No.||n/a|
|Memory||16MB EDO SIMM|
|Floppy Disc||Citizen OSD-U 3.5"|
|Disc Controller||Simtec EIDE|
|Hard Disc||Nikimi MIK-XL43A 4.3GB|
|OS||RISC OS 4.03 9-Nov-1999|