Thanks for the response, but I am afraid you miss the point a bit bringing the discussion to some kind of multimedia devices, which I am really trying to avoid.riklaunim wrote:Hard to tell if there is a point for yet another "prototyping" baseboard for the RPI COM. If you want something very "embeddable" then quite likely it has to be custom or small in a very specific way. And the market of end-users/hackers is rather saturated with Raspberries, so it would be hard to sell amount of boards you would have to order
If I could use only microcontroller then I would use something like PyMCU, MicroPython pyboard etc. (if avoiding C/C++ in Arduino and mbed). If I would need a small embedded PC I would check if average RK3188 Android dongle can be used - either with Android or with Linux (quad core with 2 GB of RAM at Raspberry price... ) + microcontroller on USB/Bluetooth if needed. If not then some single board computer for hackers if at all. Sometimes 2G/3G cheap Android tablets are handy (they have GPS, Bluetooth 4, can do simple WiFi hotspots from 3G, battery, display and much more).
I have read this thread several times and can not see any purpose to it, it seems to be a "daydreaming" thread.wrobell wrote:riklaunim, I am really aware of the options you are mentioning and obviously for many projects a microcontroller would be the best option, but there is a class of projects, where Raspberry Pi (and other, similar boards) is very good fit. Also, please, do not divert this discussion into talk about alternative multimedia devices (be it RK3188 devices or tablets, multimedia feature creep is really off-topic in this thread).
It does not seem like ODROID-W is the ultimate board, simple "cannot be better" is really unconvincing, so having the option of Raspberry Pi Compute Module, what components to put on CM IO board, so it is better for projects requiring features I have mentioned in my first post in this thread?
"Better" - I suppose the CM could be on a holder board with just GPIO connections, including I2C, serial for a terminal connection, etc. But you would really just be building an Odroid copy. I don't understand what you are asking for and that may be why people aren't giving the answers you want.wrobell wrote:If designing IO board for Compute Module what would you do better than above projects? Things to consider
No, I wonder if I can squeeze more juice from BCM2835 thanks to CM in my own hobby projects.fruitoftheloom wrote: Do you intend to manufacturer a range of products ?
Yes, but how does it help to answer my questions?fruitoftheloom wrote: Have you purchased a CM Development Kit ?
No, it is not. I understand my original post leaves room for interpretation, but I believe it frames the discussion, as well. However, if you need more specifics, do not hesitate to ask.fruitoftheloom wrote: Or is this a thinly disguised I want a better Pi version whatever thread ?
The SoC and PoP Memory are the same for CM and B+, the CM eMMC likely has slightly faster I/O, and 900Mhz overclock seems stable.wrobell wrote:No, I wonder if I can squeeze more juice from BCM2835 thanks to CM in my own hobby projects
OK, so we have something in common. Would you be able to be bit more specific and name such voltage regulator? What would be its advantages over the one used in ODROID-W or in Pi in The Sky project?Ravenous wrote: I would want battery support, or at least an efficient buck voltage regulator on the board.