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News SODIMM system-on-a-chip launched

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 7 Dec 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    "yo dawg, i heard you like ram, so we put ram in your ram, so you can randomly access while you randomly access..."

    What can be done with this thing? It's too slow for a media center, can't run windows, etc.
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    That is incredible! It may not be the most powerful system out there, but it really is amazing!

    @docodine
    I don't know what you'd use it for. potentially something like an awesome phone of sorts?
     
  4. Psytek

    Psytek New Member

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    If you read the text on this web page of text... you would have noticed the text which said this was revealed on 'Linux for devices'


    The moral of the story is... you really should read text, when you are interacting with a medium which uses text to convey information.
     
  5. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I can see the attraction in having such a small "computer", however what is the point of having it fit into a SODIMM? They are designed to have memory put in them, not entire computers, so I assume they provide no more than power and a safe place to live? If that is the case, would it not be better to have a proper power connector to un-tie it more a parent board?
     
  6. Bursar

    Bursar New Member

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    It's the size of a SODIMM. It's not designed to fit the SODIMM slot of a laptop. For hybrid set top boxes, it would make a great platform.
     
  7. widmod

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    no forum link?
    seems to be a new "feature" since CPC is on board
    i would love to see this board in a handset
    so i could just swap my handsets cpu for a faster one after a year
    i wait to see usb ports on handsets like the latest linux power n900
     
  8. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I love the idea of this... and E150 (I can't euro sign) for it seems pretty fair

    I'm thinking torrent box within an existing computer case :p
     
  9. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    LOL... Demot please!!
     
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  10. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Its still more powerful than my first PC, so it'll play championship manager 00/01 which is what my dad still plays on it.
     
  11. t1alek

    t1alek Mind modder.

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    @Bursar
    According to the picture, it does actually seem to SO-DIMM based, for connection between the daughterboard and motherboard.
     
  12. wiak

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    WDTV Touch Micro anyone? :p
     
  13. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Yes,

     
  14. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    I want one.
     
  15. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    Seems to me like should some enterprising companies also start to manufacture inexpensive compatible parts, especially the baseboard in smaller form, the potential is there for cheap boutique or home-made mobile PDA/phones & any number of other discreet connected devices. Perhaps some of the more enterprising hackers will come up with a way to get the iPhone OS to run on it - same processor after all!

    How long before we see a computer running Fedora or CE built into an action man or a 1:43 scale model car ? ...that'd be a neat mutimedia presentation platform actually...
     
  16. crazyceo

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    Yes but it also stated " full compatibility for Windows CE 6.0" Whether it was revealed on Linux for Devices or not, this product is NOT Linux exclusive. Which is a positive as it would be a shame to limit this device to just Linux.
     
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    Even worse shame to limit it to windows CE....
     
  18. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I don't know about you guys, but I have the feeling that many of the interesting devices shown at linuxfordevices.com never show up for sale in a large scale... Most of the time you only find them at industrial web stores.
    I wonder if this will be the case...

    Anyway, the design isn't new:
    - http://www.emtrion.de/hicodimm7723_en.php
    - http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/1667198-module-dimm-lpc3250-arm9-somdimm-lpc3250.html
    - http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/1667196-module-dimm-lpc2478-arm7-somdimm-lpc2478.html
     
  19. Landy_Ed

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    Perhaps the key is exposure, on websites like this. For UK buyers, availability is also relevant!
     
  20. crazyceo

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    Doesn't say that either and your point is?
     
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