Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2771 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
- changed: Diodes PI7C9X2G612GP PCIe bridge/switch
- new: Microchip USB2514 USB2 hub
- new (on I/O board): Realtek RTL8111 GbE controller at PCIe bridge/switch
- new (on I/O board): Realtek RTS5170 card reader at USB2 hub
What I find questionable is that the new USB2 hub and the new I/O board allegedly "allow to decrease the number of components in the motherboard, will reduce the production costs, as well as will reduce the debug time", when their addition does in fact not entail the omission of any component already deployed previously.
Perhaps the choices for the hub and I/O board are allowing them to decrease the number of components and reduce production costs, when compared to their other considered choices for these items? Don't know, just guessing, and I haven't been watching this project that closely, so I wouldn't really know what they are doing. It does appear that they have very little chance to reach the donation goal, even with the extended time they have added, unless they find some corporate/company donors with deep pockets, who feel the project is worthwhile, and come up with the majority of the remaining balance needed.
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