Re: [Arm-netbook] Freescale iMX53 Quick Start board
On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:39:19 +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Gordan Bobic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
question (for everyone): if there existed a board which used a
single-core 800mhz Cortex A9, maximum hard limit of 512mb RAM, but
also had SATA-II and 10/100 Ethernet, would it be of interest, and
much would you pay for it? similar spec / design / size /
as the pandaboard, origen etc. just with a single-core Cortex A9
rather than dual-core.
All that effort just to get native SATA? I really don't think it's
it's fitting in with some existing plans that are already underway.
so there's a window of opportunity for free software developers to
take advantage of, that will likely be closed within a few weeks as
they finalise and proceed with their plans.
If you really need SATA, then there is this:
512mb RAM (DDR2 800mhz mind you), 1.2ghz Marvell Kirkwood (not
A9, which was david's question - kirkwoods are pretty damn good
though, having an ARM "compatible" instruction set and had
out-of-order execution well before Cortex A9s ever had it).
eSATA-II, 3gb/sec and _two_ gigabit ethernets, no less.
ahh, are these the little boxes that massively overheat if you start
using them for anything beyond a toy, by chance? :)
so, there you go, david - get one of those and a fire extinguisher
The overheating is muchly exaggerated. The white ones - same CPU/ARM,
but no eSATA plumbed in (you can solder it on, though), have no fan in
them. I have one, and it's regularly used for a few days' worth of
compiling jobs at a time, and yes, it gets quite warm, but after over a
year of hammering it hasn't failed. The ones I linked above have a fan
and I am not aware of any PSU failure issues due to heat.
Anyway, glad I could save you a lot of effort in finding suitable