Yup!Lob0426 wrote: We will just have to wait and see!
Yup!Lob0426 wrote: We will just have to wait and see!
Apparently, build #502 solved all remaining problems I had. Congratulations and thanks to whoever did this (silently). I took it from github (firmware-master archive). Is this build finally containing the FIQ branch?jamesh wrote:As far as I know, the USB issues are pretty much sorted.
I think there is going to be a official firmware release today (if it hasn't already happened - may be the one you have), which has the latest USB fixes.thradtke wrote:Apparently, build #502 solved all remaining problems I had. Congratulations and thanks to whoever did this (silently). I took it from github (firmware-master archive). Is this build finally containing the FIQ branch?jamesh wrote:As far as I know, the USB issues are pretty much sorted.
That is a fair point and in a perfect world it could also be the case. But being a developer at a successful indie mobile company the Android market is very fragmented. You can by 5 Samsung S4's and a good chance not all will run the same game and they may well differ in hardware!OtherCrashOverride wrote:Perhapse the best thing would be for the Foundation to get out of the hardware business entirely and focus solely on its educational adgenda. Android and iPhone are driving prices to the bottom. By the time you outfit a Raspberry Pi with the monitor, SD card, power supply, wifi, bluetooth, camera, (GPS, digital compass, and NFC), its far surpassed what a much faster and more modern (armv7) Android device can be bought for. There is no indication that this trend will change in the future. It would seem that a better use of resources would be for the Foundation to partner with a hardware maker (like OUYA, Parallela, UDOO, etc).
Even if it was that simple, I suspect a die shrink doesn't happen for a chip with only 1M/year sales, unless they get a pretty high markup, or an entire product line is being ported over to a new process (?)RichardUK wrote:But I did have one thought, and not having any experience in hardware I have no idea if it is the case but instead of new features and extra cores just do an Intel and shrink the chip and allow us to get more clock speed??? Is it that simple???
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I did pretty well when spec'ing and ordering my wife's new gaming rig about 4 months ago (i5-3570K @ 3.4 GHz, nVidia GTX 660, 16 GB RAM, etc.), but I see your point. If extras could be included, the first thing I'd put on the list would be a decent power supply. The *problem* with including a power supply is the wide variety of outlets in use around the world.
I know this is going to sound like z broken record to the forum junkies out there, but....Davinci wrote:I would love to have a RPi with a faster (dual core) processor with a ARM v7. Some sata connectors and an extra Ethernet port would be nice. A more stable (beefier) power supply and some flash would make the unit more robust.
But is this still a necessary for the original target of the RPi? For education the current unit is probably sufficient (if don' t want to process point clouds with a kinect or something).
just as impossible as a dual processor, or the other things.Pokedy wrote:iv heard of allot of things when iv talked to people. things like extra RAM, faster processor, extra USB, on board wifi on board ROM or extra SD card slot.
but the one iv always loved the thought of, knowing it will most likely never happen is dual processor.
But in all reality, I would like to see faster processor with extra RAM.
The Foundation is not the producer of the Raspberry Pi any longer. Their partners produce it. Their partners might be big enough now. The profit margin is supposedly very low on the RasPi. The Foundation is basically a board designer now. They have a contract with RS and Element 14 to produce the Raspberry Pi.DrDominodog51 wrote:3/4 a GB of ram would be nice. The foundation is big enough now to get the ram custom made.Also a coprocessor that is just a slower ARM11 cpu with less ram (a 2nd gen. ipod touch cpu) would be nice.
the next step up is 1GB - the SOC can handle it it's just that the memory producers don't make 1GB pop RAM with one CS line AIUIDrDominodog51 wrote:3/4 a GB of ram would be nice. The foundation is big enough now to get the ram custom made.Also a coprocessor that is just a slower ARM11 cpu with less ram (a 2nd gen. ipod touch cpu) would be nice.
Really? Let's have a thought experiment. Foundation approaches a supplier to make a compatible RAM chip of 1GB. Forecast sales, let says, 2M over next 2 years. Cost to design and debug said POP package, $1M (educated guess, probably on the low side). Cost to manufacture per chip, $0.5 (not sure about that one, probably more). Company needs to sell ram for $0.5 + $0.5 each just to make back investment, so probably $0.5+$0.5+$1 to make any worthwhile money. That's $2 per chip. That's a lot. Would the Foundation pay that for a RAM chip given the current one works fine? (I do not know how much the current RAM chip costs)DrDominodog51 wrote:3/4 a GB of ram would be nice. The foundation is big enough now to get the ram custom made.
The beaglebone black PCB design only supports a single memory chip. Afaict even with DDR3 you don't tend to see more than 4 gigabits (512 megabytes) on a single chip. The pandaboard has a 1GB PoP but as I understand it the PoP in question is a multi-die package.Lob0426 wrote:I am surprised the Beaglebone Black is not available with a 1GB memory.