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Daragh O' Duffy

Member Since: July 12, 2013

Country: United States

  • Hello MTV, this is Bob fo' reel and this is my crib

  • So this board seems fairly good, though to anyone who is looking to use it in a high power applications I suggest that a rasberry pi or beaglebone black be used for a couple reasons.

    To answer a few questions, the board is x86 compatible and runs at up to 400mhz, the clock speed is variable and the cpu is single thread only; fairly on par with current boards.

    The ram is surprisingly good, from the datasheet it seems that it is 512kb SRAM on the CPU with 256mb DDR3 available aswell. It will run DOS, though as there isn't a GPU (from what I can tell) there won't be a tiny XP laptop anytime soon.

    The graphics chip on this isn't really mentioned anywhere so I suspect there isn't really one to speak of. Something to bear in mind for portable applications, something like the nokia serial LCD or sparkfuns Grapics LCD series will be fine. Anything using lots of pixels and in colour will be slow.

    As Member #38914 said, the processor I/O lines are not available and everything is through an I/O expander, larger applications using lots of modules and displays will lag quite a bit.

    Having said that this board will do mostly anything, including SPI and I2C. Its only limitation is the amount of pins available, and as said earlier there is already an I/O expander in use so adding a second will be a lot like adding a usb hub to the rasberry pi.

    The board itself is pretty good, its main drawcard is that it is not an ARM board so any applications that require the x86 instruction set will work. I suspect intel meant for this to be used in legacy applications where lots of old and archaic hardware is used, such as mining where oftentimes older hardware is required to monitor expensive equipment. For those looking to make anything where the main interface is a colour monitor or lots of I/O pins are used then use a Beaglebone Black, for tons of support and the ability to run a web browser the Pi is the better option.

    I will say one thing, for $80 the price/performance is very lacking. Much of that cost was probably from shrinking a pentium down that much.

  • It's simple... we kill the batman

  • Anybody gotten this thing to work with PICAXE?

    Any help at all would be appreciated

  • Thanks Pearce, really appreciate the info

  • This is pretty cool (albeit slightly expensive) How bright is it? With the inverter is there anything special about it, could I make my own? Also how long does it last (battery and durability wise)? Sorry for all the questions! You guys are the best

No public wish lists :(