[Arm-netbook] arm netbook component pricing
linux4michelle at tamay-dogan.net
Fri Mar 26 19:35:49 GMT 2010
Hello Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton,
Am 2010-03-26 18:52:12, hacktest Du folgendes herunter:
> >> * 720mhz OMAP3530 + 256mb POP DDR2 RAM: $65. insanely expensive.
> > How do you count the price and in which quantity?
> $50 for 1k units of the 3530 720mhz !!! i counted $15 as a rough
> guess for POP DDR2 RAM. but... actually, duhh, you don't _really_
> need to do that, so you could use "ordinary" DDR2, so make that ....
> mmm $8. so... that's $58 and it's _still_ wayyy too expensive.
I was thinking to use the standard version because I like to attach
1 GByte of memory but all DDR2 memory chips I have found where maximal
2 GBit which mean I need 8 of them.
The Armada 300 is bigger and can handel 2 GByte of DDR2 (= 16 chips) but
I realy find it discouraging, that it does not support SO-Dimm memory
like the MV78200.
> > The OMAP 3530 has one and this interface make the µC expensive
> that and the fact that it's a whopping great bit of silicon, double
> the size of anything else, thanks to the DSP.
The OMAP 3530 is a killer and can handel 12 MPixel Image-Sensors (YUV)
> > Avnet-Memec/Marvel told me, better to use one of the Armada series where
> > I have a range from 600 to 2000MHz and if I realy want to use a SO-Dimm
> > based system, the PCB can made compatibel to fit ANY Armada's.
> _excellent_. what's the volume pricing on those? 1k, 10k, will they
> tell you? and what power consumption?
Avnet-Memec can not answer, because it is handelt directy by Marvel with
quantities of 1000+.
I had a call from Marvel App-Support and there are some options even
droping the price a little bit if it is for OLPC.
=> I think publicity for Marvel against Freescale.
> > ...but I do not suggest a 600MHz µC. So if OMAP 3530 then a 720MHz.
> the OMAP3530 is just far too expensive - i put it in for illustrative
> purposes only.
But it has a realy nice speed. I own an EVKit of the small version and
it alredy speed up...
> > Marvel is currently powering the Armada Series (I read it in there news)
> > and ongoing to build there own Netbook based on it.
> good! we can stop all this discussion and just go buy it! :)
I have ask them which chips is currently powerd in the sales and waiting
for the answer.
> ... of course, they will price it at $500 like the IBM Skylight, so
> that won't happen _but_, the thought will be there...
Not realy expensive... I have a 8x8mm small DSP which cost 980 US$ but
it can sample in realtime 2 GigaSPS.
Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
24V Electronic Engineer
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