[Arm-netbook] Allwinner A10 - Expected Tablet Costs and PCIe
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
luke.leighton at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 19:43:25 GMT 2011
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Bari Ari <bari at onelabs.com> wrote:
> I didn't notice any PCIe lanes in the specs for the Allwinner A10.
> Is the Allwinner A10 PCIe free?
yes. and low-power as a result. and low-cost. only 441 pins, 0.8
BGA grid. virtually all of those are multiplexed.
> The majority of ARM soc's lack a realtime I/O.
yep. low power equates to high latency. realtime I/O directly
conflicts with that. c'est la vie.
> An I/O with a interrupt latency response times in the few
> microseconds or less. There are very few ARM soc's with PCIe. There have
> also attempts at a high speed I/O on ARM soc's but they ended up being
> buggy or to slow in production.
yyep. it takes far too much power.
> Has anyone heard what the expected wholesale tablet prices will be for
> tablets using the Allwinner A10 in China?
abbbsolutely nuts. it's causing massive problems. look up the
"BMorn" tablet for example.
> Any idea if the tablets will
> have or be capable of using an open bootloader+firmware?
the ones we'll be doing, will make damn sure of it.
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