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Re: Novena (ARM)

On Apr 12, 2014, at 2:59 PM, Christian Koch <> 

> On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 11:22:00PM +0200, Rhialto wrote:
>> A certain "Bunnie" guy (famous from XBox hacking and other things) has
>> designed an open hardware computer and is doing a crowdfunding:
>> "Novena is a 1.2GHz, Freescale quad-core ARM architecture computer
>> closely coupled with a Xilinx FPGA. It's designed for users who care
>> about open source, and/or want to modify and extend their hardware: all
>> the documentation for the PCBs is open and free to download, the entire
>> OS is buildable from source, and it comes with a variety of features
>> that facilitate rapid prototyping. "
>> Given that it is ARM, would NetBSD run on it automatically, or isn't it
>> that simple?
>> -Olaf.
> It's not THAT simple, but it's pretty simple. Take a look at the snags the
> Raspbery Pi throws at you. The fact that Novena is completely documented would
> make getting NetBSD to work on it even simpler than most.
> Thanks for sharing, looks pretty cool!

Compared to wandboard and other imx6 based platforms, it's quite expensive.  I 
wonder why then just didn't use the Xilinx Zynq and combine the CPU and FPGA in 
a simple part.  See for a board like that.

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