As you say, its a module for a different purpose to the Pi, however, the Rhombus-Tech website ( http://rhombus-tech.net/
)specifically mentions and knocks the Raspberry Pi. I don\'t think folk here are particularly concerned about their quote
CPU card, it sounds like its in the early stages of concept/design \"The prototype schematics are presently being developed.\" and also seems like it needs a lot of extra hardware to break out to the real world. Otherwise all there is is a lot of verbiage. It may be a useful module (eventually) for inclusion in another device that provides suitable I/O but it isn\'t really a consumer orientated device.
OTOH, the Pi seems to be turning into a device that is good enough
to not only do what it was intended to do, ie provide a cheap general purpose computing platform for children to get to grips with software development without interfering with the family PC, but it also looks like it will be good enough
for various maker projects that need more than an PIC or an Arduino but would be too expensive to consider using a Beagleboard or similar.
Another factor that generates more confidence in the Pi project is that we\'ve seen the original prototype running Ubuntu (the USB stick) and the Alpha prototype (the big board solution) running all sorts of environments both Linux and NON Linux AND we\'ve seen the first iteration of the production PCB. Its not just words and an incompletely costed wishlist, but an almost tangible solution.
Yep the ICs fit.
And the traces are such a small detail, right guys ? ^^
Well, I expect that their chums in the PRC will not only provide a Allwinner Cortex A8 SoC cheaply, but will also provide a PCB layout solution too,
I'm just a bouncer, splatterers do it with more force.....