Re: [Balloon] Balloon4 - progress & questions...
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Extra, miscellanea and curiosities: * TI OMAP3 Parts can be shipped with or without GPU, do we want it? (it is just $3 difference) I would say we should go for it.
* Display Might we want a TFT panel, LCD or some short of display for a breakout or main board, so I could start having a look to components availability.
* eUSB memory in the pipeline USB memory that one can solder into the PCB, it sounds very wrong technology for low power concerns and it is still too experimental.
* Cortex-M Microcontrollers Freescale has its Kinetis (Cortex-M4) line which they release a free of charge and licensing RTOS, MQX, which makes life easier as it provides TCPIP stack, USB drivers, CAN libraries, etc... the pity is that is mainly works with CodeWarrior tools which about £3000 for licensing. They have a Tower Development Kit, where they have backplane boards on the sides connecting main board with edge connectors and easily extendable by adding breakout boards on the rest of slots. It might be worth to play with that technology. ST was also there an they have the STM32 (Cortex-M3) line of products which are also nice components and could be used as a replacement for the TI PMIC.