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Re: is the pi worth it?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:29 pm
by jdb
ejolson wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:25 pm
jdb wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Every connector on the Pi is a hotpluggable connector - with the exception of GPIO, but with care these pins are hotpluggable with jumper wires (but not HATs).
I've heard of people damaging their Pi trying to hot plug the camera connector. For the record and for those who might otherwise try, is it possible to hot plug the camera connector on the current Pi or not?
I seem to have forgotten that our product lineup can drive DSI and CSI via ribbon connectors. No, those are not hotpluggable. Derp.

Re: is the pi worth it?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:23 pm
by jamesh
stuartiannaylor wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:21 pm
If the crux of the argument against m.2 is due to holes, I think I will rest my case.
From slight concern, I am beginning to get extremely worried in terms of some "engineers" responses.
And you say you are not concern trolling? Because that's practically the definition of it.

Warned multiple times, and now insulting the Pi engineers. Banned.

Re: is the pi worth it?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:36 am
by Gavinmc42
AT(ISA) bus?
That looks pretty much like the GPIO header when SMI mode is selected.
A 8, 9, 16, 18bit bus can be used.

Pi4 prototypes are floating around and the parts are probably getting stock piled, prices in hard negotiations :D
Pi5 specs has been carved into rock.

So we start wish listing for Pi6?
That is so far out I need to see "Awesome" Pi4 first before even suggesting stuff ;)
So how to choose specs for Pi6?
Post-it notes of wish lists in a hat and draw them out or just throw them at the white board and see which sticks?

Who started this post?
Strange how a family of SBC's seem to have embedded itself into the public consciousness that the public seems to think they own it?

10million Pi4's first year?
Could be limited by parts and production?
Some iPhone production is being expanded to India.
I think they are being made at a rate of 50M a quarter, 15Million/month?

So big numbers are possible.
I wonder how that Broadcom guy who took a gamble on selling those first chips is doing?
I am assuming Broadcom are still involved?

Re: is the pi worth it?

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:50 am
by jamesh
Oops, forgot to close the thread.