In times of scientific discoveries there is a need to their effective presentation. For that purpose, portable personal computers (PPCs) are typically used. However, as their capabilities suffice, their power supplies do not. In effect, AC/DC adaptors must be used at all time. What is more, the operating systems (OSs) of PPCs are distinguished by many updates leading to the unstable work of that devices and hidden functionality running regardless of users. Thus they are not so useful, especially for only presentations. The solution could be Single-Board Computers (SBCs) containing low-power microcontrollers. However, these are still computers with the PPCs drawbacks. What is worse, OSs dedicated for them are not always installation-friendly and their setup might occur unfeasible. Thereby also SBCs are impractical for presentations only. Fortunately, the progress in microelectronics technology provides the advanced chips for constructing own devices. One of them are microcontrollers, whose advantage is the manner of programming requiring only single portion of code. However, the problem is that manufacturers do not provide all needed details related to such devices and also their optimization especially in terms of delays is limited as they consist of fixed physical structure. Moreover, not all their components might be disabled without disturbing the basic functionality. In that way, microcontrollers are not desired solution too. What about programmable logic devices (PLDs), especially Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)? In contrast to microcontrollers their structure might be changed basing on paths created with SRAM or Flash programmable switches. What is more, no top-down physical solutions are imposed here. Apart from that they might be optimized in various terms and their service is user-friendly. Obviously, there are Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) as well, but due to the fact of their expensivene[...]
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