[LAU] Small instrument hardware module

Carlos sanchiavedraz csanchezgs at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 09:27:28 UTC 2014

2014-10-20 17:10 GMT+02:00 Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey at boosthardware.com>:

> On Mon, October 20, 2014 10:59 pm, Jeremy Jongepier wrote:
> > On 10/20/2014 11:34 AM, Atte wrote:
> >> Dunno about jack, but it seems interesting! However I can't seem to find
> >> any prices...
> >
> > These devices are fairly cheap starting from about $50:
> >
> http://www.dx.com/p/ditter-u20-dual-core-android-4-2-google-tv-hd-player-w-1gb-ram-4gb-rom-hdmi-black-300969#.VET43IXSWAs
> >
> If you want something that is relatively cheap that can run pianoteq,
> linuxsampler, etc... then you should look into the Intel NUC range.
> They provide a very nice piece of gear for a stand alone solution and
> decent responsive support via the OTC forums. I requested a change to the
> BIOS and they did it for me as an update.
> I have had one for several months as a head for my home entertainment
> center and it is working very well. Yesterday I did some edits with
> ardour2. All I had to do was "apt-get install ardour".
> It's not $50 but it is less than $300 for a complete 64 bit x86 solution
> including RAM/HDD/SSD. The case is brushed aluminium and it is very
> robust. If you get an SSD it is nearly 100% solid state apart from the CPU
> fan which is almost noiseless.
> My (cheap) home stereo speaker system generates more noise than the fan
> and I have it running 24/7 for net streaming to TV with full 1080p over
> hdmi.
> Saves all the hassle of learning how to cross compile and the general
> issues associated with developing for ARM.
> I tried several other options before settling on this one. They were
> cheaper but also more frustrating.
> Intel are catching up on ARM these days with the 16/14/12nm fab process.
> > That's one of the cheapest I could find with an Allwinner A20 chipset.
> > Better would be to get something like a Cubieboard.
> >
> --
> Patrick Shirkey
> Boost Hardware Ltd
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That about Intel NUC range sounds really interesting. Which device do you
have, Patrick? I guess the possibilities are one of these:

Apart from running Ardour, what about RT and IRQs and that stuff?
Thanks Patrick.


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