SoC: Back and forth!

Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Natsu

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    Real shame.
     
  2. Binky

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    Don't forget the interchangeable CPU modules.

    It could be available as an upgrade at some point
     
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    I don't think it's worth it. By the time the Pyra is out and some time has passed so a new SoC module could be used (after development of the current one has been paid, I guess), there will be a newer, better SoC to use.
     
  4. WizardStan

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    Allwinner is currently running a sale on the Optimusboard for $130. Only until Sunday though. I am really, really tempted but then I think I need to save my money for a Pyra.
     
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    Still no proper Linux support.


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  7. EvilDragon

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    How the heck did they get the GPU driver from Imagination? Maybe I should ask them as well...
     
  8. Natsu

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    I realized that "Imagination" is a company, but I couldn't help snicker at that sentence.
     
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    Photographic imagination and a pornographic memory.

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  12. Call up raspberry pi foundation and ask them if they have some Broadcom BCM2836 lying around. Quadcore Armv7+ NEON + Opensource GPU driver .... As many gpio as you can shake a stick at, backwards compatibility, huge enthusiast community && future proof portability?
     
  13. Exophase

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    No. WAY too low end.

    Anyway, the work making the thing is already in its late stages, it's not changing now.
     
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  14. Since the pyra's cpu is on a module platform not unlike the rbpi's "compute" module maybe this can serve as a lower-cost option for those who dont want/cant afford the 500-700 euro price tag of the high end OMAP model?
     
  15. Exophase

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    The maximum savings would be a couple dozen dollars or so, but in practice it'd be hard to realize because it'd move too little volume to recuperate the cost of the second design.
     
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    Is the current cpu module backwards compatible with rbpi's "compute module"? The reason I ask is because it seems like a rbpi2 version is in the works and if they keep the same price point (as they did with the pi2) then it would sell for about $30USD
     
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    nope (and wouldn't backwards compatibility imply that there was some common ground beforehand?)
     
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  18. Is the CPU module pinout for the Pyra documented somewhere?

    Thanks
     
  19. thatgui

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    Not yet, but it will be released (afaik ED did not say when this will happen)
     
  20. Just out of curiosity then, how may i ask, do you know that its not compatible w/ rbpi's compute module?

    Thanks
     

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