Open Hardware

Lee Grime lee.grime at
Sun Jun 1 23:02:43 CEST 2008

Also, the performance is lower because OGP are using an FPGA and not an
ASIC, the same code can be used for an ASIC which will run much faster.

On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 09:53 -0400, Chris Wright wrote:
> Openmoko phones are as cheap as they are because they use commodity
> hardware, I'm given to understand. If you wanted a phone with open
> hardware, you'd probably be paying thousands for all the custom
> components. Plus there's testing and certification for various parts,
> which probably is also expensive....
> It's doable, but it'd be harder by far than the OGP. And consider that
> the first card released by the OGP costs $1500, which is two or three
> times the cost of the more expensive commodity cards, while delivering
> less performance (their target is 20fps in Quake 3 at 1280x1024).
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