PandaBoard: Fancy new hardware
A week ago the PandaBoard/ was announced and I WANT ONE. (but no money..)
But one thing has been bugging the hell out of me every since I read the page, that is the following info:
Low power audio (upto 140+ hr CD-quality audio playback)
Owh cool 140+ Hourse of CD-quality audio playback.. eeuh wait
- What power supply? 2 AA batteries? 120AH lead battery? Diesel generator with a 100 gallon tank?
- What format? what software? running on the CPU? running on 2 CPU’s? running on the DSP?
It is very nice information but sais _absolutely_ nothing, it tells me not a single thing, beside the fact the device is capable of audio playback.
Also the following:
Full HD (1080p) multi-standard video encode/decode
I am convince my old beagleboard can do that too, and the small arm11 box too. No not real-time, but they do not mention that either.
Dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ with Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) at 1Ghz each. Allows for 150% performance increase over previous ARM Cortex-A8 cores.
A9 core is nice offcourse, at 1Ghz, fancy.. and 150% faster then an A8. so a dual core is only 50% faster then a single A8? or each core? The A8 is it running at 500mhz? 720 mhz (as the previous beagleboard can do), 1Ghz (as the beagleboard xm I think).
And I can go on like this. I am still very exited about it, and I want one. But how hard is it to give some highlights that actually tell me something.