[Arm-netbook] 9nov11: progress on allwinner A10

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 00:51:06 GMT 2011

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Bari Ari <bari at onelabs.com> wrote:
> On 11/09/2011 03:32 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>>   yeah, precisely.  the question is: would a bunch of NAND ICs beat the
>> price or performance of off-the-shelf SSDs with SATA-II interfaces,
>> and if so, how the heck do i justify it to the factory?
>>   btw they're set up - psychologically - for "tablets, netbooks, STBs",
>> their heads would melt if i made any mention of "servers".  so i
>> believe it would be sensible to get the motherboard made elsewhere /
>> somehow-else: a large 2-layer board probably would do the trick, even
>> using KiCAD, hell there's got to be someone around with the expertise
>> to lay out some tracks to an 8-port Gigabit Ethernet IC, bung on some
>> SATA interfaces x8 direct to connectors, connect some I2Csx8 to an
>> EEPROMx8, it's a cut-paste job!
> So don't mention servers or get them involved in the backplane. Exploded
> heads are a mess to clean up as well.
> You are doing a fantastic job of getting them to focus on the cpu
> module. Somebody else with years or experience can easily design a
> backplane. Get the standard CPU module out.

 yehh, it's standalone (whew)

>  People will use them without
> the backplane as well. I have a possible application for thousands of
> them without a backplane.

 ahh wicked.

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