[Arm-netbook] RK3288

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Tue Nov 15 18:09:12 GMT 2016

crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 4:56 PM, GaCuest <gacuest at gmail.com> wrote:
> El 15 de noviembre de 2016 a las 17:33:27, Luke Kenneth Casson
> Leighton (lkcl at lkcl.net) escribió:
>> honestly that's something i'm going to have to leave for someone else
>> to investigate / answer, i've been non-stop for about 6 days on the
>> PCB layout, it's one of the trickiest i've ever done as the 4 DDR3x16
>> RAM ICs are all on the TOP layer, leaving an absolutely ridiculously
>> small amount of space left for routing, and i'm having to make some
>> rather creative decisions on where to place some of the discrete
>> components.
>> it's extremely taxing, very intensive, so i'm trusting that other
>> people will answer software-related questions.
> Ok, thanks, and good luck!
> The RK3288 seems very interesting if all the components if supported
> under GNU/Linux (at least with proprietary drivers).
> On the other hand, have you calculated the approximate price of an
> EOMA68 based on RK3288?

 not at all: i've literally gone straight from learning of the
existence of the RK3288 to starting the PCB layout in under 24 hours.
i'm working on the assumption that a higher-end processor, larger
amount of RAM and larger amount of NAND (eMMC) will be desirable
regardless of cost.  the required RAM ICs to reach 4 GB RAM are going
to be the $9 *PER RAM IC* variants.  that's $36 just in RAM ICs - more
than the entire BOM for the EOMA68-A20.  32gb eMMC is also going to be
equally costly, and likewise the processor.


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