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post Sep 21 2006, 05:04 AM
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intresting things have been happening latley with freescale, in 30 days (i i remeber correctly) they get sold to new owners, what this means i dont really know as i havent looked at the proposed plans if any are even avalible

anyway there was a new product on the market that was simmilar to what i had in mind in terms of casing, its a pxa270 chip (xscale) but it has wifi, bluetooth, keyboard and more.

some notable features (read must have) are:
128MB of ram
8 hour batter life
20GB drive
USB host (most likly full speed)

remeber i am mainly designing this as a portable office and have recently been eyeing the flybook and lifebook after seeing them in person however this device seems to fill 90% of what i was planning to chuck in there, the only things missing seem to be video out and a video card

anyway links:
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post Sep 24 2006, 09:28 PM
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thoght that this is the best place to post this

at the moment the futre of this project is uncertin, i am currently working full time and trying to teach myself xen for a side project that has alot of potential while at the same time battling my OS (its a combination of things but involves fedora core 5, / on lvm on sw raid, nvidia kernel modules)

what is done:
feature set wise its basically locked, i know what can go in as a minimum but what i dont know is what is the maximum i can cram in
chipsets: i know most of them, next is to check if i can get them (just one email) basically i need an audio chip and perhaps a lcd screen interface chip

i may take 2 weeks off in a week or two, at the very least i will have more time to spend on the project so if you see me online at all i recomend that you send me a message telling me to look for chips and work on the project more.

once i have finalised the parts i have to read the manuals and work out which misc chips i need, once that is done then i should have the plans for the prototype done reletivly quickly

i am considering spreading the word about the project a bit more as i would like to spend more time on this project and less working, so does anyone know of a company who may be willing to sponser a project like this?
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Da_Blitz   Alternatives   Sep 21 2006, 05:04 AM
adf   very close indeed. If the PP is like this with vg...   Sep 21 2006, 12:22 PM
Da_Blitz   the port is what i am talking about, there are som...   Sep 21 2006, 10:49 PM
uMP2k   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 22 2006, 04:49 PM)the po...   Sep 21 2006, 10:56 PM
Da_Blitz   thoght that this is the best place to post this a...   Sep 24 2006, 09:28 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Trolltech, Freescales new owners, Fedora (If we ma...   Oct 2 2006, 01:43 AM
Da_Blitz   acutally a number of them do provide patches for l...   Oct 2 2006, 04:35 AM
Ferret-Simpson   What the heck are you taking? You asked for compa...   Oct 9 2006, 10:34 AM
Da_Blitz   sorry missed your point at the moment i have in a...   Oct 9 2006, 04:31 PM
speculatrix   here's another ready-made PXA270 module from A...   Nov 1 2006, 05:01 AM
Da_Blitz   this one keeps on cropping up. very nice but i wou...   Nov 1 2006, 06:55 PM
speculatrix   I think the key with the anders one is that it...   Nov 2 2006, 03:23 AM
Da_Blitz   after looking at my current usggestion it seems ma...   Nov 2 2006, 03:31 AM
speculatrix   of course, you could build early units from these ...   Nov 2 2006, 04:02 AM
Da_Blitz   actually that would be no diffrent from just using...   Nov 2 2006, 05:28 AM
Ragnorok   - I think software will be a real issue for this p...   Dec 6 2006, 06:41 PM
stampsm   QUOTE(Ragnorok @ Dec 6 2006, 06:41 PM)- I thi...   Dec 6 2006, 11:37 PM
Da_Blitz   ive been lookinng at it and i was going to use ubo...   Dec 7 2006, 01:49 AM
Ragnorok   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Dec 7 2006, 09:49 AM)ive bee...   May 19 2007, 08:24 AM
Ragnorok   - House ... interference ... bktzzkt ... Norwegian...   Jan 26 2007, 08:02 PM
Da_Blitz   its funny i was looking into "bios" and ...   Jan 27 2007, 06:13 AM
speculatrix   Ok, I know we all read linuxdevices regularly, and...   Mar 22 2007, 10:20 AM
Da_Blitz   i was waiting for someone to mention that i thoug...   Mar 22 2007, 06:03 PM
stampsm   here is the manufacture's web page for the boa...   Mar 22 2007, 06:39 PM
adf   that in something the size of the koshinja (sp) wi...   Mar 22 2007, 06:57 PM
speculatrix   my Deutsche is nich sehr gut but there's enoug...   Mar 23 2007, 01:50 AM
Ragnorok   - I like it, speculatrix! A little less memor...   Apr 5 2007, 02:00 PM
morrijr   Another alternative...? http://www.linuxdevices.c...   Apr 20 2007, 05:22 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(morrijr @ Apr 20 2007, 02:22 PM)Another...   Apr 20 2007, 05:59 AM
Da_Blitz   actually its alot easier if you drop the confusing...   May 20 2007, 09:14 AM
Ragnorok   - Sorry for the term confusion. So this will put ...   May 21 2007, 09:53 AM
speculatrix   yes, I know you (da blitz) look at linux devices r...   Jul 20 2007, 01:48 PM
koen   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jul 20 2007, 09:48 PM)yes...   Aug 5 2007, 08:27 AM
koen   Some pictures of the glomation board: http://domin...   Aug 5 2007, 08:30 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(koen @ Aug 5 2007, 05:27 PM)glomation i...   Aug 5 2007, 02:37 PM
louigi600   14x20 cm is kind of big for a handheld .... and al...   Aug 5 2007, 08:21 AM
louigi600   The one I liked best so far was the Adelaide thing...   Aug 5 2007, 09:14 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(louigi600 @ Aug 5 2007, 06:14 PM)The on...   Aug 6 2007, 01:59 AM
Da_Blitz   definattly food for thought i did manage to finis...   Aug 5 2007, 12:46 PM
Da_Blitz   very nice, just found this little device http://w...   Aug 7 2007, 02:08 AM
louigi600   It's 1/2 the size of my laptop ... and weights...   Aug 7 2007, 05:14 AM
Da_Blitz   so i would be assuming you have one then? its an ...   Aug 7 2007, 07:31 PM
louigi600   No I only have some Z's and some standad x86 h...   Aug 8 2007, 02:20 AM
koen   The adelaide looks like a nice board, but it will ...   Aug 8 2007, 04:13 AM
louigi600   Ooooops ... there we go again with the price. Whit...   Aug 8 2007, 08:27 AM
koen   QUOTE(louigi600 @ Aug 8 2007, 04:27 PM)Ooooop...   Aug 8 2007, 09:21 AM
louigi600   I changed my mind ... I don't like Adelaide an...   Aug 8 2007, 10:18 AM
speculatrix   some more interesting linux embedded stuff: http:/...   Aug 21 2007, 04:59 AM
Da_Blitz   i have seen alot of nice atmel arm refrence platfo...   Aug 24 2007, 01:07 AM
Tom61   Another homebrew machine, this time a gaming handh...   Sep 23 2007, 01:18 PM
speculatrix   hmm, I remember seeing the buglabs stuff a while a...   Sep 23 2007, 01:36 PM
Da_Blitz   i do have some stuff but its rough, and not yet an...   Sep 23 2007, 11:33 PM

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