Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11447 from 2003/5/22
>> "In future we plan to upgrade our PCB design to the
>> more recent packaging technology for the processor.
> If the CPU is going to go through a die size reduction and the
> CPU package they have designed for is no longer available,
> that could be a rather large redesign (I would think).
I wonder if that's what Innocenti means, and if yes, what his source is. I'm not aware of a die-shrinked T2080, or any die-shrinked QorIQ T CPU. And besides, NXP would be stupid to change the packaging of a die-shrinked CPU to a pin-incompatible one. Usually, shrinked dies are being put into the same package with the same pinout as before to make sure that existing customers can use the chip as a drop-in replacement without having to do any expensive redesigns.