[GTA04] When is the next and more powerful openmoko releasing

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at computer.org
Thu Sep 16 12:54:10 CEST 2010

Am 16.09.2010 um 10:05 schrieb Gennady Kupava:

> Hi, Nicolaus.
> I have few ideas about about performance. Major bottleneck of freerunner
> is amount of memory, so please can you push as much memory to new device
> as possible. This will make device lightning fast. Second idea is

The OMAP uses the Package-on-Package concept so we can install
different memory modules depending on what we want, what is available
and what it costs. There are chips with RAM only and chips with RAM/NAND
flash to choose from.

But we will have at least 256 MByte (I think there aren't any smaller chips).

> related to memory too, but i am much less sure about it. Can we have
> some lightning fast sram on device? if bootloader will load kernel code
> into it - this may bring huge speed benefit.

The OMAP CPU is much faster and many interface controllers are also improved.
And, we know that fast boot is possible. At least someone has done it for the Beagle Board:


They claim that they have achieved 3 seconds from power up to login: on
the serial console. Well, running X11 also needs some time.


> I hope i'll be able to buy successor of FR soon.
> Gennady.

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