[SATLUG] Board for embedded linux
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Sat Feb 28 20:37:08 CST 2009
Dennis Myhand wrote:
> Samuel Leon wrote:
>> I have a project to build a small box to act as a transparent ethernet
>> bridge to monitor activity and log data. So I will need a board with
>> 2 ethernet controllers. I could probably get by on less than a 300mhz
>> cpu, 128mb ram and at least 128mb of flash storage. I haven't decided
>> on the OS yet. I have spent all day looking for a board like this. I
>> am kind of new to the embedded scene so trying to decipher the data on
>> websites that offer system on chip boards like http://www.amcc.com is
>> confusing. Seems like the boards that they sell directly are only
>> development/eval boards? Or do they not sell boards and only sell chips?
>> I am trying to stay below $100. The only thing I have found is the
>> ALIX stuff. This will be fine
>> but the price is higher than I wanted. It has the pci ports that I
>> don't need and the amd cpu is pricy (vs arm9,ppc ect) so it seems like
>> there should be something out there that is cheaper. Is what I am
>> asking for not come pre fabbed and have to be custom manufactured?
>> I will probably have to make several of these so having a ready made
>> cheap enclosure is also a plus. Anyone know of anything or I am stuck
>> with ALIX?
> Have you tried checking what is listed on http://www.linuxdevices.com/ ?
Yea I was on there several times today. I have been reading stuff since
early this morning. I am kind of burned out now. I think my main issue
was that I was confused with all the new terms "system on chip" "module
on chip" "single board computer" ect. I think I know the difference
now, but I still haven't found anything. The need for 2 network
controllers really seems to thin everything out.
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