Chapter 3. LART
This chapter introduces the reader to the Linux Advanced Radio Terminal (LART) by describing hardware specifications and a range of relevant resources.
The LART is part of a project at the Technical University of Delft to do wearable computer research. The first aspect of this was building a suitable platform as nothing with the right combination of low-power, high-performance and low cost existed at the time. The result is offically the 'Linux Advanced Radio Terminal' but a look at the Canonical Abbreviation/Acronym List suggests this may be a contrived acronym.
Part of the design philosophy was that it could be built without expensive facilities and it was easy to add bits of hardware for your own purposes. This combined with its power/performance ratio makes it an excellent development tool. In practice buying the parts to make them yourself is a time-consuming and difficult process, so Aleph One and Remote12 Systems have made it available as an assembled tested development kit. We hope this document will get you going in LART/ARMLinux development quickly and reasonably painlessly.