Franklin Electronic Publishers (White Paper) The EBM2000 System Architecture

Peter N. Yianilos

Abstract: We give an overview of the hardware/software architecture for hand-held computing behind the eBookMan product line from Franklin Electronic Publishers.

The primary contributions of this architecture and its implementation in eBookMan are the idea of `secure but open' computing, and the best overall price-performance thus far for a multimedia-capable hand-held eBook/computer.


The eBookMan first shipped early in 2001, and represented the first "secure but open" commerercial operating system and platform.