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superpat

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Dreamplug Version 2
« on: 17 May 2011, 08:41:34 am »

Hi Jason,

Just saw this on the Globalscale site:-

www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-43-d2-plug.aspx

Looks very interesting  BUT a tad expensive!

How does it compare with the Pandaboard?

Are you going to be selling it?



regards

Patrick
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apemberton

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Re: Dreamplug Version 2
« Reply #1 on: 17 May 2011, 12:06:50 pm »

Looks good to me.

I did note that the ARM core is stated to be V6/V7. Is this going to be different from the Kirkwood's ARM926 core? If so, there will be some lack of commonality with existing GS products. Whilst not necessarily an issue, clocking is stated to be 800Mhz which is lower than the Kirkwood's 1192MHz and a lot less than current intel type processors (OK ARM architecture is supposed to be more efficient internally). Not sure about the eSata/USB combo port (I have one on my current HP PC laptop) and whether standard eSata connectors will work. I see the console port is via an external USB/UART converter unlike current Guru/Dreamplugs. JTAG remains as for Guru/Dreamplugs. Power consumption goes up to 19W. Hope there will be no GP+ type heat issues as it shares the same case as the Dreamplug and silence is very important for this type of product.

I will have to look at a product brief for the PXA510.

Looks like this beastie would make a very flexible media server.
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Tony Pemberton

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Re: Dreamplug Version 2
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2011, 08:51:04 am »

Hi

Here is a video:-

www.engineeringtv.com/video/D2Plug-Developer-Kit-for-Marvel

In it the presenter claims 2 watts not 19 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers

P

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apemberton

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Re: Dreamplug Version 2
« Reply #3 on: 18 May 2011, 09:55:58 am »

I watched that video and I think the 2 watts is for the PXA510 processor only. Not bad but all the other peripherals will add to the consumption I think.

It also confirms that the processor is ARM7 rather than ARM9.

 
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Tony Pemberton

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Re: Dreamplug Version 2
« Reply #4 on: 18 May 2011, 12:23:33 pm »

It looks good.  If it had one more GB of RAM, I would be tempted to use it as a "desktop", with many of the server functions offloaded to the DreamPlug 1.

Best wishes,
Bob
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tummen

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Re: Dreamplug Version 2
« Reply #5 on: 18 May 2011, 07:49:30 pm »

Im happy it did not offer 2 NIC, then i donĀ“t have to kill myself for buying the current Dreamplug.
A Router with one NIC is kind of lame :-)
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