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FleaX86 SOC
01-04-2014, 09:44 AM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2014 01:14 AM by Matej.)
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FleaX86 SOC
X86 SOC
Module
http://shop.dmp.com.tw/INT/products/25
32USD
Another one
http://www.86duino.com/index.php?p=467

Vortex86EX- 300MHz
● Onboard 128MB DDR
● Onboard 8MB SPI Flash Disk
● Ethernet MAC + PHY
● SATA Interface
● PCI-E Control Interface

FreeDOS, Linux i386...
● PCI-E Target Interface
● ADC Channel x 8
● USB 2.0 Port
● DMA Controller
● Interrupt Controller
● MTBF Counter
● xISA Bus Interface
● COM x 10 Ports
● GPIO x 80 bits
● 80 Pin selectable multi I/O

So when you will make I/O shield {port board} and you will have pretty cool X86 computer under 50USD...

What you think?

VortexPort Board can have:
RJ45 - Ethernet
Stereojack - Audio
VGA out
SATA port
SD card
USB 2.0 port
Power Port

Mini computer for FreeDOS, Linux 386, DOS games etc etc...
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01-04-2014, 11:41 AM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2014 12:04 AM by Fleasystems.)
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RE: FleaVortex (Vortex86EX SOC)
(01-04-2014 09:44 AM)Matej Wrote:  So when you will make I/O shield {port board} and you will have pretty cool X86 computer under 50USD...

Matej,

I have been following the DMP stuff for a long while now, as well as other offerings from the x86 camp. Vortex86EX doesn't have any VGA video output however. This means it would require a GPU. Any tiny x86 solution that ends up costing more than double a raspberry pi to make (or sell) is not really worth it in my view..

If I were to make an x86-powered flea, I would be more interested in making a whole computer, rather than just a shield to connect to the processor module - it would be cheaper and better to do so. FleaFPGA could do this using FPGA softcores like Next186 or Zet. While neither of these solutions are 386-compatible, the closest to it that I'm aware of would be Next186 SoC running EMU386.EXE Smile

Regards Valentin
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01-05-2014, 01:13 AM
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RE: FleaVortex (Vortex86EX SOC)
Ohh they doesnt have VGA so external video card is required? I didnt know that.
Yep must be whole PC on one chip... Otherwise it will be overpriced.
Yep Next186 looks awesome. Is it possible to run that Next186 core o FleaFPGA?
http://opencores.org/project,next186
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01-05-2014, 10:36 AM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2014 10:36 AM by Fleasystems.)
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RE: FleaVortex (Vortex86EX SOC)
(01-05-2014 01:13 AM)Matej Wrote:  Ohh they doesnt have VGA so external video card is required? I didnt know that.
Yep must be whole PC on one chip... Otherwise it will be overpriced.
Yep Next186 looks awesome. Is it possible to run that Next186 core o FleaFPGA?
http://opencores.org/project,next186

I think Next186 can be ported to FleaFPGA. However the porting work will have to be done by someone else, as I do not know Verilog (and only enough VHDL to be dangerous! Wink)

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