[LAD] Embedded linux board
rj at spamatica.se
Mon Aug 20 10:26:25 UTC 2007
Steve Harris wrote:
> There's also these: http://mini-itx.com/store/?c=39
> I've not worked with that one in particular, but I have with a larger
> one. They're really easy to work with as they're effectively just
> generic x86 boards. Some of the larger ones are fanless.
> I've been wanting to put together an effrects box with one, but just
> don't have the time.
Right. Not so so expensive for such a small form factor and x86, still a
bit on the steep side.
I did a bit more research and barring the size of the board I'd say
something like the Epia 5000
should be a very good choice. Not too complex to finish, onboard
audio,fanless and such. Even a pci slot ;). Quite cheap, around €90.
No idea how capable the soundcard is, but I believe it's tested in low
latency situations atleast?
> - Steve
> On 20 Aug 2007, at 05:24, Jon Smirl wrote:
>> Low end embedded CPUs don't have a MMU so they run ucLinux instead of
>> full Linux. It is difficult to program on these systems and you will
>> need a JTAG. Probably not good for a first embedded system.
>> Efika is a much easier system to get started on.
>> It is $99.
>> Based on the Freescale MPC5200B - PowerPC with MMU and FPU.
>> There is AC97 audio on the board.
>> It has a PCI slot so that you can add a video card or build your own
>> audio hardware.
>> You have to provide a standard PC power supply. Any old one will do,
>> the Ekifa needs hardly any power.
>> For $300 there is a version in a case with power supply and video
>> card. It is very small and silent. It's $300 because it uses an
>> expensive power supply that is fanless.
>> Google around for Ekifa, lots of hackers have made mods to them.
>> Jon Smirl
>> jonsmirl at gmail.com
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