ajitk at email.com
Mon Jul 7 05:02:23 CEST 2008
I've seen a number of remarks on this list that the hardware in the FR
is ancient and this is the price of openness and freedom.
I did a quick search for some of the parts:
The Samsung 2442 SoC seems to date back to 2005. I got this from the
revision history in the user manual .
The Antaris 4 GPS chip dates back to 2006. This is the from the 0635
datasheet revision history .
The Calypso GSM chip dates back to 2000. This is from the leaked
hardware definition manual revision history .
The Accton 3236 WiFi chip dates back to 2006. This is from the
``2006.12'' at the end of the datasheet .
I haven't looked at the other chips.
From the above, the GSM chip looks ancient. However, the other chips
don't seem that old. And some recent devices are using these parts as
well. For example, the RoverPC C6 introduced in December 2007 uses the
Samsung 2442B at 300MHz.
So, I don't understand the comments on ancient parts. What have we
compromised on by choosing these parts?
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