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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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Don't forget the interchangeable CPU modules.

It could be available as an upgrade at some point
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.
 

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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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I realized that "Imagination" is a company, but I couldn't help snicker at that sentence.
 
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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?
 

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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?
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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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?
No. WAY too low end.


Anyway, the work making the thing is already in its late stages, it's not changing now.
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?
 

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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?
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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Is the current cpu module backwards compatible with rbpi's "compute module"?
nope (and wouldn't backwards compatibility imply that there was some common ground beforehand?)
 
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Is the CPU module pinout for the Pyra documented somewhere?

Thanks
 
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