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BB X15 officially anounced today.

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So for those of you who do not know what the BB X15 *is* . . . http://www.elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoard-X15, and man, is it a beast. Quad PRU cores, quad IPU M4's, and dual C66x DSPs @ 700Mhz, just to name the more interesting modules. The main processor is a dual core A15 @ 1.5Ghz, the GPU duties are handled by dual core SGX544, which also has IVA encode / decode through IPU2, which is dedicated to IVA processing. Meaning IPU2 can not be used as a general purpose IPU. But considering each IPU subsystem has dual M4 cores . . . this is not so much of a problem.

 

Not to mention SATA, USB3, dual GbE, and PCIe . . .

 

I was thinking this board could be a single board solution to power conversion / monitoring, but even if logging that data locally, displaying it locally. I'm wondering if that would even come close to saturating the onboard peripherals . . . heh.

 

data sheet, and TRM available on TI's site for the Sitara AM572X processors right now.

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@@bluehash @@Fred

 

I *think* the price is still up in the air. I know the official page says $239, but I'm thinking that beagleboard.org may be considering if that price is too high.  Because of boards like this: https://developer.nvidia.com/jetson-tk1, and this : https://www.96boards.org/products/ce/dragonboard410c/

 

The dragon board really is not in the same class, but the nvidia board is close, although it is still not know to me how many exposed gpio's and peripherals are exposed to the outside world. Neither have on die "co-processors" though that I am aware of. Then PRU is something specific to TI, at least for now.

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More on the Nvidia I/O at the Wiki found on elinux.org:

 

The following signals are available through the 125-pin 2mm-pitch expansion port:

  • Camera ports: 2 fast CSI-2 MIPI camera ports (one 4-lane and one 1-lane)
  • LCD port: LVDS and eDP Display Panel
  • Touchscreen ports: Touch SPI 1 x 4-lane + 1 x 1-lane CSI-2
  • UART
  • HSIC
  • I2C: 3 ports
  • GPIO: 7 x GPIO pins (1.8V). Camera CSI pins can also be used for extra GPIO if you don't use both cameras

Lots more info at:  http://elinux.org/Jetson_TK1

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I think for a "desktop" type system, or perhaps an ARM build system. The nvidia board looks more attractive. But for real embedded applications, the BB x15 wins hands down out of anything I've seen. Of course though, the board is surely overkill for many a project - heh.

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More on the Nvidia I/O at the Wiki found on elinux.org:

 

The following signals are available through the 125-pin 2mm-pitch expansion port:

  • Camera ports: 2 fast CSI-2 MIPI camera ports (one 4-lane and one 1-lane)
  • LCD port: LVDS and eDP Display Panel
  • Touchscreen ports: Touch SPI 1 x 4-lane + 1 x 1-lane CSI-2
  • UART
  • HSIC
  • I2C: 3 ports
  • GPIO: 7 x GPIO pins (1.8V). Camera CSI pins can also be used for extra GPIO if you don't use both cameras

Lots more info at:  http://elinux.org/Jetson_TK1

Lots of info indeed. I looked through a few of the projects, and howto's etc. This board seems much different as to how one would setup Linux - Than I am used to. Although a working BusyBox with CUDA is kind of an odd / cool thing,  hah !

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This chip is crazy loaded with processors! Kinda cool

 

 

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I agree, but to be honest I think that 90% of embedded projects could use something else in it's stead. That does not mean I do not want one though . . . heh.

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Yeah its obviously designed for high end motor drives, PLCs, robots, things like that.

 

 

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Well I can see very clearly using this for power conversion, and monitoring. By power conversion, I mean something like that which is reserved for the C2xxx type processors. So I do not know who knows what about DC-DC power conversion. I am not an expert either. However with that said, I can say that DC-DC power conversion, at least the type I'm personally interested in, takes place at 400Khz +. Some of the newer technologies / topologies - at least to me. Operate at 1Msps monitoring / 400Khz + switching. Anyway, like I said, I'm no expert, but it's kind of a pass time of mine - When I've got nothing else going on . . . and I probably know enough to be dangerous.

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