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Best Mobile Processor to Use?

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  1. The Didact

    The Didact

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    Hi,
    I posted a little while back about a project I was trying to do (a mobile computer that could run full Linux in a package roughly 2"x2". I need to know which mobile processors are good for this type of project and where I could buy them.

    I'm going for an approach similar to SolidRun's Cubox-i series.

    > http://www.solid-run.com/products/cubox-i-mini-computer/ <

    It just needs to fit (without the developers board, if applicable) in a rough 2" by 2" cube space along with the other internal parts, and run off 3.3-5V if possible. I've looked at Snapdragon's developer boards, but... :confused:

    Thanks in advance,

    Carter (AKA the Didact)
     
  2. Gryd3

    Gryd3

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    Perhaps you should look at 'SoC' instead.
    The RasPi and Beaglebone use them for example. Along with very few support modules they can make a pretty small system and run linux. If you after an X86 build that's a bit of a different story.
     
  3. The Didact

    The Didact

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    Thanks, Gryd13. Sorry if I sound like a n00b, I'm still relatively new at this.

    I've heard of SoCs, and I'll check 'em out.
     
  4. Gryd3

    Gryd3

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    No worries. I have not actually done any work regarding the hardware directly by itself. It begins to be a little advanced to lay a board out to use it... That said, looking into preexisting products using it should give you another venue to follow.
     
  5. The Didact

    The Didact

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    Yep. I've looked into the RasPi's compute module, but the proccessing power seems a bit, well, slow for me. Plus you'd have to design custom slots to enclose it...

    I've seen Snapdragon's producer experimental boards, I'll look into those.
     
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