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by ubergeek63
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 19, 2011, 16:49<br/> A sensible idea, but one which could easily have been done with plain old Linux and the right graphics library. In fact, using Android could be a disadvantage if it's API's don't expose what you need. The camera API on Android is a case in point...
by ubergeek63
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from obarthelemy on September 16, 2011, 12:28<br/> Ah, the dumb boss issue. Tell him Android is a Linux variant for touchscreen phones, and that since this is not a smartphone, you need another variant of Linux.<br/> Actually he is trying to standardize high end stuff on Android so he does ...
by ubergeek63
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:12 am
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<r>Quote from Svartalf on September 12, 2011, 20:38<br/> You probably could swing Gingerbread on the device- but it's going to be slowish. Most of the devices it's been put to service on has been A8 or A9 based devices- and I can tell you that there's stall-outs from time to time when GC cuts in on ...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Packaging
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Re: Packaging

would it be possible to have production boards fit to a standard case?

http://www.polycase.com/kt-35 family wont hold a credit card but they are inexpensive.
by ubergeek63
Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from jamesh on September 12, 2011, 12:32<br/> 512MB PoP of the right size are pretty difficult to come by, and therefor expensive. Also, does the latest Android run on Arm11?<br/> <br/> But I agree, that would be more useful that an extra ethernet port.<br/> <br/> James<br/> 3.0 looks like ...
by ubergeek63
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:24 am
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from liz on September 9, 2011, 23:01<br/> Absolutely - and we at the foundation agree with you. I realise that some people are very passionate about open source hardware - I hope they realise that we are very passionate about what we do too. We are trying to do some good here, and it's been...
by ubergeek63
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<r>Quote from Svartalf on September 8, 2011, 14:46<br/> It's not really asymmetric. It's got dedicated hardware codecs combined with a high-end DSP- pretty much like the DaVinci stuff. Purportedly it's capable of encoding a 1080p stream.<br/> <br/> OMAP5's adding dual pipes driven by an ARM M3 core ...
by ubergeek63
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:10 pm
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

Quote from jamesh on September 8, 2011, 09:29
Can you remember which device that is? I'm not aware of any SoC that can do 1080P*60* encode/decode at the same time. And certainly not for the price of the BCM2853, or at similar power levels.

looks like TIs OMAP4430
by ubergeek63
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:20 am
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from jamesh on September 8, 2011, 09:29<br/> <br/> Interesting you should mention the A9. One of the parts I was looking at was a dual A9 core at over a GHz with an LCD driver, 3D graphics accelerator, and a [email protected] DIVX CODEC that could encode and decode that rate simultaneously and sc...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:09 pm
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from Svartalf on September 7, 2011, 17:18<br/> Depends on the players in question. If you're talking media engine customers, yeah. If you're talking smartphone ones...I don't think they're interested in this part for that, even if it was designed for it initially. They're going to be more i...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:41 pm
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<t>Quote from jamesh on September 7, 2011, 15:05<br/> It might not be possible straight away - I think just putting quantity : 1500 on a webpage order might not work...it would need a custom ordering process (ie talk to Liz), and a delay while a custom batch was made. But again, I don't see why not....
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:39 pm
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Quote from liz on September 7, 2011, 14:06
Like I said earlier - Eben's talking about this in a conference in about 15 minutes. I'll post a video when I can.
Thanks... let me know if I was in the ballpark...I have surprised people in the passed with my estimates
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from liz on September 7, 2011, 11:01<br/> Thanks. I know this a subject a lot of us are very passionate about, and we really do welcome debate. Just keep it friendly!<br/> I actually see two conflicting problems here.<br/> <br/> one is my customers who have asked five years ago, after havin...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from jamesh on September 7, 2011, 12:04<br/> And frankly, yes, the chips really are that good.<br/> <br/> As an aside, do you complain to Ford (insert car company of choice) that you cannot get the blueprints of the engine in your car, even though you wouldn't be able to do anything anyway ...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:06 am
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 6, 2011, 16:48<br/> You cannot possible get all the information in an app note that is required to get some of these chips working in a product. You have to have engineers working on it. For example, I spent some weeks in Korea working with Samsung, along with a num...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:14 am
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t><br/> There's no point in having a go here since we can't do anything about it. Vote with your feet.<br/> <br/> Sorry about my ranting...<br/> <br/> The thing is it would not be revealing their IP to publish an actual data sheet. Even publishing the register set is not really. Legally these two t...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from liz on September 7, 2011, 09:22<br/> This is a polite and friendly forum. Please let's keep it that way. If this thread keeps going around in circles and if people keep insulting each other, I'm going to have to shut it down - consider this a final warning.<br/> <br/> I'm sorry, I forg...
by ubergeek63
Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 6, 2011, 16:48<br/> You cannot possible get all the information in an app note that is required to get some of these chips working in a product. You have to have engineers working on it. For example, I spent some weeks in Korea working with Samsung, along with a num...
by ubergeek63
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>Quote from 99guspuppet on September 2, 2011, 21:50<br/> Quote from liz on September 2, 2011, 17:57<br/> I think we can safely say that that particular scenario is not going to play out with Raspberry Pi - you probably will have to buy a new one if you drop it in the sea, though.<br/> <br/> Based ...
by ubergeek63
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:50 am
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Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<r>Quote from Svartalf on September 2, 2011, 22:09<br/> Quote from jamesh on September 2, 2011, 21:40<br/> And always have done. Selling chips in large numbers means you make more money. Selling in small numbers means you make none at all.<br/> <br/> <br/> Heh... Tell that to Xilinx... <E>;)</E><br/...
by ubergeek63
Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Another example - a company has a number of apps engineers for supporting customers. They can do a finite amount of work. Do you target them at the project that sells 1M chips or the project that sells 10M chips..? Or do you take time off from the 10M projects to help out the 1M project, risking ...
by ubergeek63
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>Quote from Svartalf on September 2, 2011, 18:29<br/> In the end, it's just the consumer gear vendors that seek to turn up churn so they can get you to buy that next new item, regardless of whether you need it or not.<br/> <br/> Very true... and it is these same vendors that Broadcom caters to alm...
by ubergeek63
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<r>Quote from liz on September 2, 2011, 17:57<br/> I think we can safely say that that particular scenario is not going to play out with Raspberry Pi - you probably will have to buy a new one if you drop it in the sea, though.<br/> <br/> <E>:)</E> I would hope not. Actually the point was that the bi...
by ubergeek63
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
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<t>Quote from willjcroz on September 1, 2011, 20:07<br/> Maybe you consider the landfill issue to be a 'red herring' but for me it really is an issue. I worked for a few years in an electronics and computer recycling project based in London, supplying PCs and networking equipment and support to char...

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