[Arm-netbook] Is the A31 not suitable?

luke.leighton luke.leighton at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 08:58:09 BST 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM, mike.valk at gmail.com
<mike.valk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Op 12 sep. 2013 19:35 schreef "Derek LaHousse" <dlahouss at mtu.edu> het
> volgende:
>> luke.leighton <luke.leighton <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> > it's not yet been possible to
>> > find a suitable FOSS-friendly non-expensive easily-accessible
>> > quad-core SoC that fits the general-purpose requirements of EOMA68
>> Luke,
>> Does this rule out the A31 as well?  Was it a power envelope issue, or the
>> reworking of traces?  Ongoing trouble with GPL compliance?  I had expected
>> to see a version 2 with the A31, after your A20 card did well.
> Not quite Luke, but the A31's GPU is a PowerVR one. The least OSS friendly
> GPU the is.

 and the most complex, and the least-well-understood by the last
remaining engineers *in their own company* [imgtec].  hence the reason
why we're not pushing it.


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