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On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:18 PM, Paul Boddie <p...@boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> I read the archives of the Tinkerphones (previously OpenPhoenux) community
> mailing list, and it appears that Nikolaus - the man behind the GTA04
> smartphone and influential in the Pyra and Neo900 projects - may end up making
> the processor module for the Pyra handheld available as a separate item:
> within the appropriate area. And although it would have been great if the
> EOMA68 profile had been used instead, that might have had implications for its
> use in the Pyra.
looking at what's being designed, it's a 200-pin (2x100) SoM with a
comprehensive range of pinouts. it's clearly designed to take
advantage of the OMAP5 (which is a bitch to get hold of) so making it
easier to obtain is a good idea.
what they've done there is trade "comprehensive pinout availability"
for "future upgradeability". given that the OMAP5 is still a very
good processor, that's not such a bad thing.
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