Re: Unidentified subject!
>I for one would like to use Debian of some kind on the new Linux based handheld gaming/multimedia console coming out at the end of November.
>It Has Dual-core CPUs: ARM920T (host 200 MHz)+ ARM940T (200mhz) (both have access to dedicated 2D video hardware)
>NAND Flash ROM 64 MB
>RAM 64 MB
>Storage SD Card (supports SDIO)
>Unpowered USB 2.0 High Speed(but hacks already in pipeline for power)
>Power 2 x AA battery 8-16 Hrs use time
>The Display is 3.5 in 320x240 TFT LCD
This device looks interesting. However, I could not find any
information about the single most important issue in
firmware development (JTAG port). Many SOC devices,
if indeed this is a system on a chip, do not properly
implement a JTAG interface, or it is dysfunctional.
Let me know if you find somebody (hardware/firmware)
designer that can provided detailed information about
the JTAG interface.
Another killer point seems to be a lack of 2.6.x kernel
options. This may be do the SOC's details being
obscure, or did I miss that web page.....?
If it has a useful JTAG interface, then I'd be
interested in getting one to experiment, and
make available on the net.
Any other Debian-arm products, with a JTAG
interface, that is fully functional and documented
would be of keen interest to me. (suggestions)