[Oberon] Development boards

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Sat May 2 04:05:45 CEST 2020

Is hardware really an issue?  Is FPGA essential?

From:	"Chris Burrows" <chris at cfbsoftware.com>
Date:	Sat, 2 May 2020 09:27:27 +0930
> It is prudent to be concerned that hardware is going to survive for a =
> reasonable amount of time. So much appears suddenly and disappears just =
> as quickly that it is difficult to keep track. 

ITX based systems are fairly small and low powered. 
S3 and A2 remain available.  That technology should provide an 
adequate basis for many embedded systems and control systems.

From:	"Guy T." <turgu666 at gmail.com>
Date:	Fri, 1 May 2020 18:17:13 -0400
> Maybe the solution is to follow two tracks: An FPGA based solution and a =
> commercial board based solution (read: Raspberry Pi and/or BlackBerry =
> like boards).

>From my ignorant view, memory is the worse obstacle to use of 
something such as a Pi.  Can SRAM or ZBT be connected through the 
GPIO?  Then ignore the DDR memory.

Regards,                              ... Lyall E.

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