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Re: Anyone here made a "TV computer"?

+++ Phil Endecott [2011-04-11 23:31 +0000]:
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl <at> lkcl.net> writes:
> >  .... *click*.  seven.  phil... i just remembered.  i got the perfect
> > system for you :)
> > 
> >  http://imxcommunity.org/group/imx53quickstartboard
> > 
> >  "The first in the series, the i.MX53 Quick Start board is a $149 open
> > source development platform. Integrated with an ARM® CortexTM-A8 1 GHz
> > processor, the Quick Start board includes a display controller,
> > hardware-accelerated graphics, 1080p video decode"
> Luke you're quite right, that looks like a great board.  And it's actually
> available!  Thanks!
> Does anyone here have any experience with it? 

I understand from Genesi who are lookging at the iMX53 for the next gen
of their netbook/smarttop devices that the video performance is _much_
better than the iMX51. That's about all I know currently

> I guess that since it's from
> Freescale all the great new Linaro stuff should just work lovely and smoothly,
> shouldn't it Wookey?

It should but Frescale are coming from behind in terms of sorting out
their kernels and community interaction. The whole iMX51 thing was a
disaster area for quite some time. I gather that that is all now being
sorted out, but as a result the OMAP stuff has been much better
fettled and tested.

Freescale are doing the right thing with Linaro though, and there is
now a 'landing team' doing sterling work.

Looks like some stuff has been released:
and they are a few days late with m2. 

As to exactly what is/isn't working in the released images I sugest
asking on the linaro-dev channel/list. (cc:ed)

Principal hats:  Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM

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