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Next "Raspberry Pi"

Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:09 am

In homage to all the 'next Pi' threads ...
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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:34 am

Thank you.
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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:15 am

Sounds like it might be a good board if it ever makes it into production.

Freescale i.MX6 family is the same family of processor used in the Land Warrior the USArmy has been testing. Runs a variant of Win2000 last I heard.

Hope we see it available.
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Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:33 am

I hope so. Now I am no longer holding my breath, as they are not allowing posts, nor are they responding to white list requests. As such I assume that there is no human involved.
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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:06 am

Prices start at nearly double that of Pi though: $49

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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:52 pm

They just held a naming contest for the "Carrier One" board as it is known for now. So it looks like they are still working on it!
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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:34 am

While such specs as the give are interesting (quad core + 2GB RAM, for instance), I can't find the actual specs anywhere, like what processor(s) they're using.

I also had to chuckle about their claims that you don't need an external USB hub, as there appear to be only two USB ports. Power isn't the only reason for a hub--though it's an important one.

I did glean that they're calling for a 2A power supply. I don't know if they're doing what the Cubieboard people are doing (and there is some risk of name confusing unless this is the the same bunch), but the Cubieboard needs 2A so it can provide 1A for power to a SATA drive. I have no idea where they expect to get 1A to supply 2 USB 2.0 ports with unless there is no on-board power for SATA.

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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:02 am

The processor is basically a daughter board on top of the "carrier" board. It has memory off of the SoM, on the daughter board.
http://imx.solid-run.com/wiki/index.php ... e_Hardware

On the bottom of the board are these.
mini PCI-E connector
mSata connector

Those might be why the 2A spec.
And there is an option for an eSATA at the USB.
Single, dual and quad cores available. I think the memory options are going to run from 512MB to 2GB.

This is what they state about why it has the same layout of the RasPi.
http://cubox-i.com/why-we-built-a-raspb ... -computer/
The answer to why we built this board is simple. This board was built to expedite the development of our technology. Most of our products are community driven and technology enthusiasts do not usually limit themselves to one type of technology. Many of our community members own and work with an RPi computer and re-using as many RPi accessories that they already own meant that they can engage with our new technology with little effort and investment on their side. This creates a win-win scenario to all sides.

Anyone claiming this board to be a clone of the RPi clearly did not examine its details in depth and did not contact us to get the correct facts. It is similar to saying that all of Asus, Gigabyte and all other ATX mother boards are clones of each other, which they are not. The popularity of the RPi made it a standard in many aspects and our work on this board recognizes that fact.

Furthermore, it is important to stress out that while almost all the RPi connectors were kept in place, some significant differences between the two boards exist:
I hope that helps out a little about The Carrier One board!

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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:07 am

Lob0426 wrote: I hope that helps out a little about The Carrier One board!
That stuff is easy to find. As I recall, there is also something about only getting the 2GB with the quad-core processor (not a completely unreasonable choice). The tech, now that I think about it, is the probably the same as their cased cubes, since the specifications (what you can or cannot get with different models) seems to be the same. Only the form factor is new.

It's moderately clever to use an SoC/memory daughter card.

However, on the current stuff, they don't say what the SoC *is*. In theory, it could be an ultra low power x86 from Intel, but it is far more likely to be some form of ARM. I think what I was looking for--and didn't find--is one or more actual spec sheets.

Edit to add: NOW I've found some technical specs. They're in the wiki link. Freescale i.MX6, Cortex-A9.

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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:54 pm

The U.S. Army Land Warrior project used this same class of processor.

They were using WIN2000 as the operating system. Probably compiled for ARM. That system has seen combat use now. I wonder what OS it is using now.

I bet the Carrier One board is a whole lot smaller than what is in Land Warrior!
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Re: Next "Raspberry Pi"

Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:24 am

Interesting device.
But this one seems to be better.
1.7Ghz Quad-core + 2GB RAM + Ubuntu 13.10 + OpenGL = $59.
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