Future hardware options

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Thu Mar 20 23:13:59 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

> I believe that a low-power-use auxiliary processor would be EXTREMELY
> valuable.  There are LOTS of things that could run on a slower
> lower-powered processor, greatly extending battery life.  At any time
> the high-speed high-power-use main processor can be fired up to handle
> the real heavy lifting.  Moving the monitoring functions off the main
> CPU would be a GREAT improvement.

Agreed here... the main constraint will be that if we want the display
active, we need to have the main CPU up to generate the video.  But I am
hoping we will be able to pretty strongly in most cases have the CPU
power acting in sync to the LCM backlight power, in terms the CPU goes
into its lowest power standby mode as soon as the display is not lit, a
tap on the touchscreen or whatever else you would use to get the display
lit again also wakes the CPU.

- -Andy
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