"Knowing that, are you still interested in having the other questions answered, or will you just buy an R-Pi since the hard work has then been done for you?"
Regardless of the answers to the questions, I am buying a Pi (or two) anyway, assuming I get notification before they sell out.
I guess I need to look at someone elses ARM 11 core based processor...Unfortunately TI's OMAPs are also in the same category as far as availability goes. Quite frustrating. Ultimately, it doesn't have to be an ARM 11, I just ultimately want a ARM core with trustzone included.
What is truly strange?
The chip is about 0.2mm pitch I think, I'll post a picture when I have time. You can buy BGA sockets for it - I think they are over > $1000USD each and very large (larger than the Pi board). So not particularly attractive pricing!
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