Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11631 from 2003/5/22
> I see the Genesi use the A8 at 800mhz is that kind of the same thing?
The Cortex-A8 is, as you might have guessed, the predecessor to the Cortex-A9:
The Cortex-A8 based chip that is used by Genesi is Freescale's i.MX515
and they're about to switch to the i.MX535
which is still Cortex-A8. As for Cortex-A9 they made statements pointing to the i.MX6
for future Genesi products:
> Are there any other kind of SoC based CPU's that could be used?
Used for what exactly?
> What happened to that Mobile GT?
You seem to like MobileGT very much
;-) Well, just have a look at Freescale's product page for MobileGT:
You'll find that the latest addition to this chip family was the MPC5125 in April 2010. There're some threads here on MZ where this chip has been discussed:
The Web has some mention of an "MPC5130 : Dual PowerPC core based SOC
" but I don't know if that's still to come or cancelled by now:
> I'm Sure there are many cheap and nasty ARM based netbooks and tablets to use?
> [...] These Android tablets are only like £50 to £180 whatever on ebay!
Yes, there are. However, they're usually not Cortex-A9 yet but Cortex-A8 at best, most often just ARM11
and sometimes even only ARM9
> we need a mini PPC board for <£225
...and even complete mini machines: