[Arm-netbook] laptop main board, power board and ingenic jz4775 cpu card

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Nov 24 13:42:44 GMT 2015

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 9:06 AM, Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tuesday 24. November 2015 05.03.16 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> second, the jz4775 CPU Card is finally underway:
>> http://rhombus-tech.net/ingenic/jz4775/news/
>> this is the first FSF-Endorseable CPU Card, using the 1.2ghz low-power
>> Ingenic MIPS.  it seems strange to put a $3 processor alongside $2.50
>> of NAND Flash and then put in almost $12 of DDR3 RAM ICs (2 GB RAM)
>> but the threshold where SoCs were no longer the most expensive part of
>> a BOM was passed a loong time ago.
> This is great news! I also like the 2GB RAM support - with many ARM single-
> board computers still only supporting 1GB, it makes sense to go for the
> maximum here -

 those kinds of decisions i believe are usually made based on the
faulty logical analysis which is summarised as "but... but.... the
processor costs less than the memory!!!"

> and the USB boot mode support, which is great for experimenting
> with new boot payloads and is one of the nice things about the Ben NanoNote.

 same company.  nanonote is the jz4720.


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