Yep most old grumps are only using Pi's until Prop2 shows up
Hmm Prop2 PCB on same footprint as a 3A+? Which will be first?
A break at Pi4 is no problem, there is a history of that. USB3/C/Sata will dictate it anyway
If the Pi4 comes out with the VC5 as the top of the line, cost amortization should then allow trickle down to something like the Zero+ A35/VC5.
A35 is a smaller die size than A53, but it is still 64bit, it will help lower the silicone cost, low enough ????
Production qty's will not decrease, so at some point 64 bit will out number 32 bit.
But that's all PFU (coloured horned pony)speculation, a 3A+ could get some market share.
How much share?
There is also considerable engineering to be done,the 3B+ was the biggest engineering effort so far.
The 3A+ will need nearly as much effort, much more than the A+.
To make computing and digital making accessible to all through providing low-cost,
high-performance single board computers and free software.
At what point is the engineering cost of doing a 3A+ too much or too soon?
The actual design layout could already be done and perhaps a few prototypes are floating around for software testing.
It is a big step then to pushing the button to mass produce them with unknown market demand and perhaps not even enough chips to go on them as they are all being used on the 3B+?
A Pi4 is going to need even more engineering effort and much more money, how to pay for that and still make low cost SBC's?
High Performance is the other key criteria. The 3B+ was probably an order of magnitude more difficult than the 3B.
A Pi4 is that again, compared to the original Pi B, three orders of magnitude? One thousand times harder to do?
Yet that is the Mission - low cost, high performance SBC's.
Probably some late nights at RPT
I have yet to use an A+ in any products, will 3A+'s just sit on the bench too?
If it comes with the RF combo, probably not
It should be good for non wired, even mobile apps like robotics which needs the cpu power 4 cores adds.
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