Re: Single-Core Cortex A9 1ghz, ECC DDR3 RAM available soon
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl <at> lkcl.net> writes:
> * Single-Core Cortex A9, 1ghz
> * MALI 400MP 3D
> * SATA-II
> * 10/100 Ethernet
> * 32-bit-wide access to DDR2 and DDR3 ECC RAM, up to 2gb.
> * the usual interfaces - HDMI, SD/MMC, USB2, USB-OTG.
So like the iMX53 but with a slightly faster processor and no analogue video.
> with the exception of Our Phil (Mr Endecott)
It's Dr. Endecott to you!
> , who has confessed he is
> a bit odd and wants something with all the bells and whistles
> including PCI-e as well as Gigabit Ethernet _and_ armv7 (Cortex A9)
> _and_ a cake with sparkly candles that relight when you blow them out,
To be clear, I would like Bells OR whistles OR candles, not necessarily all on
the same board. (But in general, a board with one more feature than required
is a lot more useful than a board with one fewer.)
> other interfaces including some GPIO pins
That is actually something that is annoyingly missing from the iMX53 board - a
handful of signals on a sane connector that could be connected to switches and
LEDs. In the past, I have resorted to using modem control signals for this
sort of thing.
> demonstrable need for such
I would be interested to know where boards like the Beagle/Panda/etc. actually
end up. I would guess that a few batches of 30 to a training provider or a
build farm or for use in a small-volume product would quickly outweigh
individual sales to people like us. Is it those sales that determine viability?