DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-08
Re: OT: embedded arm
Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > The main advantage of NetBSD in that area is that it
> > runs on many non-i386 processors, such as ARM, which
> > are very common in small embedded devices (and cheap
> > if ordered in large quantities).
> I wonder how powerful an arm7/arm9 needs to be to play mp3s and
> oggs from network/disk. This would be a nice project to design
> and build...
I can't answer that, but the AdvanTech PCM-5820 that I
mentioned takes about 50% of the CPU (a 233 MHz Geode
which is Pentium-compatible) to play mp3 files via NFS.
The board has the size of a 3.5" disk drive, and the
fanless power supply has the same size. I have built
it into the case of an old Sony CD player (from eBay):
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